When it comes to us vegans, we know that from the very beginning, one of the hardest things about being a vegan is grocery shopping. It’s painstaking to walk into a supermarket and then go through each and every one ingredient carefully, to make sure that we are walking away with vegan ingredients.
For the past two years, we have been a customer of various vegan meal kit delivery services, and without question, I can say that it has made my life considerably easier for when I’m in a pinch. Before vegan meal kits, my wife and I would cook 95% of our meals at home because it was difficult to find a trustworthy vegan restaurant. I can’t complain about the meals we cook, but it’s safe to say that they are never restaurant-grade. More importantly, we lacked variety, since it was easier to cook a meal that we were familiar with, with ingredients we knew were truly vegan.
Once we incorporated vegan meal kits into our life, we’ve been able to try ingredients that we’ve never known about before, and we’ve been able to make meals that we never knew existed!
With that being said, below is a list of the top 5 vegan meal kit companies that we recommend.
Best Vegan Meal Kits for 2020
#1 Sun Basket
Sun Basket is a meal kit delivery service that started in 2014 but has quickly become the number choice for meal variety. While Sun Basket also offers meal kits that are non-vegan, we recommend them due to being certified organic and having vegan options. For example, even the tofu from Sun Basket is non-GMO. You can expect around 4 vegan recipes per week with Sun Basket.
What we also really love about Sun Basket is that they feature all their recipes on your website, so it’s easy to head over to their vegan cookbook and see what vegan meal kits they’ve been shipping out! Here’s a full list of any Sun Basket promo codes.
- $10.99/serving when ordering 4 recipes per delivery
- $11.99/serving when ordering 3 recipes per delivery
- $12.99/serving when ordering 2 recipes per delivery
With the promo code above, you will pay $6.16/serving on your first order.
There are two servings per recipe.
Sun Basket delivers 7 days per week but you are asked to provide your preferred three days.
etc. Option 1: Monday | Options 2: Wednesday | Options 3: Saturday
If your preferred days were the ones above, then Sun Basket will attempt to make sure that your weekly deliveries always come in on Monday, but if they aren’t able to, then they’ll use Wednesday.
Sun Basket ships to all states except for AK, HI, MT, & parts of NM.
As a new customer, if you use the following coupon code, on top of the $35 discount, you also receive free shipping on your first order. For future orders, you will pay $6.99 per delivery.
“Had really great meals from here! So easy and fast to make. If you’re looking for a comfort food, keep looking. Sun basket keeps it healthy (but still tasting amazing!!). I love how most of the ingredients are organic and feel good about feeding some to my toddler. Customer service has been wonderful and fair if there’s a problem and I will keep ordering these meals :)”
“This service has reignited my interest in cooking and provided us with healthy and delicious food. I have learned different cooking techniques, added lots of delicious salads to my diet and put dinner on the table more frequently than before. We now eat less carbs and a wider variety of food that I was never comfortable cooking before. I appreciate the spice blends and convenience of having all the ingredients at hand.”
“Fresh, different, satisfying. Order arrives complete, with simple and quick recipes, but so tasty. I am trying recipes and products that I would not have prepared on my own. The Chef gives excellent prepping techniques with even steps a child could prepare with you.”
#2 Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot is another meal kit delivery service that started in 2014. Unlike Sun Basket, Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit service, and more importantly, a very tasty one! Purple Carrot does not offer organic ingredients, but they do have an ample amount of vegan options (around 8 new meals per week). If you opt for a snack, they do offer vegan snacks such as Apricot Macadamia Overnight Oats and Bananas Foster Chia Pudding.
If you order three meals per delivery, and each meal consists of 2 servings, then you’ll be paying $11.99 per serving.
If you order two meals per delivery, and each meal consists of 6 servings, then you’ll be paying $7.99 per serving.
You’re not able to select the day of the week that you’d like to receive your meal, but you will receive a tracking number when the meal is shipped.
Purple Carrot ships to all states except for Hawaii and Alaska.
Shipping is free of charge.
#3 Green Chef
Green Chef is a meal delivery service that was founded in 2015. Similar to Sun Basket, Green Chef focuses on healthy-recipes by touting the following meal options: Keto, Paleo, Balanced Living, and Plant-Based. While a plant-based diet doesn’t necessarily mean it’s vegan, Green Chef does offer 3-4 vegan options within their plant-based meal plan every week. Interestingly enough, in 2018, the meal kit giant Hello Fresh acquired Green Chef. Green Chef lands high on our list of vegan meal delivery services due to their consistent 3-4 vegan meals per day, while using organic ingredients.
Unlike Sun Basket or Purple Carrot; Green Chef does not tell us the minimum nutrition macros for thier vegan meals. To figure this out, we looked at ten different vegan meals by Green Chef to come up with the averages below.
If you order three plant-based meals per week, and each meal consists of 2 servings, then you’ll be paying $11.99 per serving.
If you order six plant-based meals per week, and each meal consists of 2 servings, then you’ll be paying $9.99 per serving.
Green Chef deliveries 6 days a week, from Monday to Tuesday. You do have the option of selecting your preferred date. On the delivery date, expect your meal kits to come in between 8 AM to 9 PM your local time.
Green Chef doesn’t tell us who their food suppliers are, but you can find further information on their guarantee on this page.
Green Chef ships to the continental USA, which is 48 states.
There is a shipping charge of $7.99 for each Green Chef box that is delivered. Keep in mind, each box fits 3 recipes, which is 6 servings.
Use the following link to log into your Green Chef account. From there, click on your name on the top-right corner to trigger a dropdown menu. In the dropdown menu, click on “Account Info”. From there, you will see an option to cancel your subscription.