At-Home Dinners Will Feel Like Eating Out With These Vegan Meal Delivery Services

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If you've recently gone vegan or have been following the lifestyle for a while, you know that it can be challenging to put together a fresh menu every week—especially when you already have so much on your plate (pun intended). Cue: A quality vegan meal delivery service, which can help you cut down on some kitchen prep time.

For vegans specifically, meal delivery services can be helpful to "make sure you're eating something nutrient-dense if there isn't enough time to cook or go out to eat," says dietician Melissa Darlow, RD. That's right—getting high protein, pre-made, ready-to-eat vegan dishes delivered to your door has never been easier.

You should also make sure the meals provide other vital nutrients like B12, iron, calcium, and plant-based protein, says dietician Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN. The foods from these services "should be nutritionally-balanced,” she adds.

Best Vegan Meal Delivery Services

And if you're someone who eats the same types of meals over again, you might need to add a little variety—which is where vegan meal delivery services come in clutch. Plus, plans can also be customized depending on whether you prefer gluten-free dinner recipes, fully organic ones, or those that are low-carb, high protein, or weight loss-related.

If you're ready to switch up your daily menu, here's a list of the 8 top-rated, best vegan meal delivery services, according to a nutritionist and reviewers.

Meet the experts: Melissa Darlow, RD, CDN, CPT, is a New York City-based registered dietitian and trainer. Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, is the author of Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table.

What to consider

How products arrive

Meal delivery services often either come as traditional meal kits with specific breakfasts, lunches, or dinners to heat up, or grocery-type items that you'd throw together for a meal. The type of meal kit you prefer "would really come down to somebody's [your] lifestyle," Darlow says. You'll want to think over your time constraints and whether you're free to put together ingredients to make a meal or whether you want whole meals to heat up, she says. You can also choose a variety of sides, prep or ready-made, with vegan proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, to mix and match meals, she adds.

Dietary Preferences

If you're also, say, gluten-free, you'll want to take that into account when looking for vegan meal delivery services. Some questions you can ask yourself are, 'what are my dietary requirements?' or 'what does this service have to offer?' Darlow says. Or, for example, if you're really trying to be cognizant of protein, make sure the subscription you opt for does a good job at covering that, she adds.


Meal delivery services generally vary on prices. So, be aware of the financial aspect and what you can commit to, Darlow says. Green Chef, Daily Harvest, Hungryroot, Purple Carrot, and Factor are all great if you want to save some cash, but Sakara is an awesome vegan meal delivery service in which to invest.

How we selected

For the past few months, Women’s Health editors, including our associate commerce editor Lily Wohlner and assistant editor Addison Aloian have been researching the most popular and top-rated vegan meal delivery services. Our team consulted dietitians Melissa Darlow, RD, CDN, CPT, and Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, for the story.


Founded by chefs, Hungryroot partners with giants in the health and wellness world like Banza, Beyond Meat, JUST egg, and more. But, they also make their own chef-crafted sauces and desserts, including a cauliflower "alfredo" sauce and black bean brownie batter some WH editors keep stocked in their fridges at all times.

It's like a weekly grocery delivery service that comes portioned out and paired with recipes that you can choose to use, or save for later. They offer everything from snacks, fruits, green juices, cold brew, and ramen to pre-packaged salads.

"Hungryroot is a great option for someone looking for a hybrid between fully-prepared meals and a grocery delivery service," says WH deputy food editor Trish Clasen Marsanico. "I love that it's easy to personalize (when you sign up, there's a survey so it can assess how many people you're feeding and any dietary restrictions), and that it [makes it] easy to fill your fridge with convenient (but healthy!) foods."

Take a fun quiz that'll gauge your preferences, and they'll craft a week of recipes for you depending on how many you want. Feel free to go forward with their recs, make your own substitutions/alterations each week, or just go fully a la carte.

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Green Chef

If you don't want ready-to-eat meals but are also looking to minimize prep time in the kitchen, consider Green Chef—the Goldilocks of vegan meal delivery services. Everything they send you is certified organic and comes fully chopped, marinated, and portioned out in color-coded packaging. Expect unique dishes from arepas with cashew crema to vegan crab cakes atop arugula slaw.

WH fitness editor Jennifer Nied is a huge fan—especially because their convenient meal delivery helped kickstart her cooking routine after having a baby. "All the ingredients were fresh and pre-portioned making it as easy as possible to follow even with baby interruptions," she says. "The sauces and mix of flavors really stood out to me and made it well worth the time I spent cooking." She tried both vegan and omnivore options, and loved them all, for their heartiness and flavors.

To order you first select the vegan menu (they also have vegetarian, keto, and paleo options). Then, opt for deliveries weekly, every other week, or once a month.

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Fresh N' Lean

Those who are seriously short on time will love all-organic delivery service Fresh N' Lean. Their locally-sourced meals come in individually packaged, microwave and oven-safe containers so you're always three minutes away from their nutritionist-crafted meals. They have snacks like nuts and granola, too.

Bonus: The company donates all unused food from their kitchens to local charities through Feeding America.

After choosing between the Standard or Low-Carb menu, select how many meals you'd like per day for either five or seven days a week. Though Fresh N' Lean chooses your meals for you, they allow you to tell them ingredients you want omitted from your meals (like cilantro, tomatoes, or peanuts) upon registration. If you want control over your eats, opt for the a la carte menu.

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Daily Harvest

WH executive health and fitness director Jacqueline Andriakos is a big fan of Daily Harvest. The fully plant-based and gluten-free meal delivery service is great for anyone who's curious about going vegan or just wants an easy way to eat healthy, nutritionally-dense foods that are actually so delicious.

People swear by the brand's mint cacao and banana almond smoothies, but are also huge fans of the veggie-packed miso soup, bolognese, coffee ice cream, and truffle pizza. Yup, there's pizza and ice cream. Everything comes fully frozen—just heat and eat. Daily Harvest also makes it super easy to pause deliveries, so you won't get tricked into any hard-to-cancel subscription plans here.

"Daily Harvest has so. many. smoothie. options. And they're tasty and make mornings fun," says Marsanico. "The cold brew and cacao smoothie is one of my favorites. They recently launched pastas and grain bowls which are super easy to prepare, and a huge dinner [time] saver."

Choose between nine or 12 items delivered weekly, or 24 items delivered monthly. Then, select which meals you'd like. Daily Harvest is fully vegan and gluten-free, so you won't have to worry about selecting special options to cater to those specialty diets.

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Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is an entirely vegan meal delivery kit offering recipes loved by carnivores and herbivores alike. From General Tso's tofu to fettucine alfredo, you'll savor every balanced, plant-based bite. It's great for vegan cooks who want to expand or diversify their repertoire of recipes.

Nied loved her experience testing out Purple Carrot, and was specifically impressed with their festive special box, which had a full vegan feast, from appetizers to dessert. "The ingredients were super fresh, recipes were easy to follow, and the resulting meals were delicious," she says. "I loved a few dishes so much, I bought more ingredients and made them again the week after."

Choose your preferred meals from categories like Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy (which are ready in under 30 minutes), Comfort Foods (think pumpkin mac and cheese), and Holiday Recipes (drool over salted almond thumbprint cookies). Need snacks? Bulk up your order with fun add-ons like dry-roasted dark chocolate chickpeas. You can also choose between meal kits or ready-to-eat dishes.

Read more: Paleo Meal Delivery Services

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Mosaic Foods

Even when a brand claims its meals are "healthy," you may have to do some digging to ensure its claims are true. But, that's not the case with Mosaic Foods. Cooked by holistic chefs and planned by a registered dietitian, all meals are made with clean, fresh ingredients that you can feel good about.

WH editorial assistant Addison Aloian tested Mosaic's food kits and loved them. "Their meals were super creative and yummy," she says. "I had a Thai noodle dish with tofu that I remember really loving." While she wishes they packed a *bit* more protein, there were certainly some hearty options in her delivery as well, especially their delicious soups.

The brand has also partnered with non-profit City Harvest to give back to the community by rescuing one pound of nutritious food and donating it to families in need for every box sold.

To order, start by choosing whether you want a Vegan, Vegetarian, or Healthy meal delivery plan. Then, enter your zip code to make sure Mosaic ships to you before picking how many meals you want per week (6, 12, or 18) and adding your pre-made meals to-cart. Our favorites are the brand's pre-made smoothies—if you're on the go, their chocolate cold brew flavor is perfect for a morning pick-me-up.

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It's important to always listen to your body and what it needs. Factor's delivery service works with dietitians to build a variety of portion-controlled plates that taste delicious. What makes Factor truly unique, though, is that when you sign up for the pre-portioned meals, you're also getting free consultations with registered dietitians.

WH associate commerce editor Lily Wohlner is a big fan of Factor—despite hesitating to try it at first, since she likes cooking her own food. "The second I 1) had the ease of grabbing a ready-made meal without having to do any work and 2) tasted their fresh recipes, I was hooked," she said. "Everything tastes like it was made fresh that morning, and the meals are all diverse enough to never get sick of them. I swear, there was a week where I ate four of them per day." Her fave bites? The variations of their Mexican bowls and oatmeal raisin date bites. Yum!

To start, choose one or multiple preferred meal plan(s)—outside of Vegan, they have Keto, Calorie Smart, and Chef's Choice plans—and select how many meals you want per week. You can decide between six, eight, 10, 12, 14, and 18 meals per week, but, according to the site, the most popular plan is 10 meals per week (this costs $125 per week!).

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A Women's Health fave, Sakara delivers fully prepared, organic, plant-rich meals. With imaginative, upscale dishes from rose petal pancakes with sweet peach butter to lavender quesadillas with broccoli pesto, you may be amazed by how delicious their nutrient-dense foods are.

WH Love & Life editor Lydia Wang tested and reviewed Sakara, and she's now a major fan. "It was SO good—I especially loved the salads and the breakfast treats," she says. "There was one salad that had rose-infused watermelon, and it was probably one of the best things I've ever tasted." She says that the whole service is insanely convenient, with little-to-no prepping or cooking. "It was nice to just enjoy a delicious and good-for-you breakfast and lunch without worrying about cooking and clean-up during the day," she adds.

It's true—Sakara pretty much takes all the guesswork out of eating healthy. They cater up to three meals a day for five days a week, all of which come with your own personal calendar telling you what to eat for each meal every day. Since they use so many fresh ingredients (their goal is to get you to eat six cups of leafy greens a day, btw), deliveries come twice in one week. BTW, if the price tag scares you, try the recipe book or protein bars available on Amazon.

Read more: Sakara Life Review

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What else to consider


For a lot of meal delivery services, you can choose how many meals you want each week, Darlow says. Consider how many people you live with and how often you'd want a meal and factor that into your decision. Maybe you order 10 meals for a week and you live with just your partner, so that means you'd both get two meals a day, Monday through Friday. Choose what works for you.

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Are vegan meal delivery services expensive?

The cost of vegan meal delivery services are all over the board, but it really depends on how many meals you receive per week. Some brands price their services meal by meal, whereas others price their services package by package. For example, one meal from Factor 75 starts at $11, but Purple Carrot charges around $52 per week for an entire meal kit.

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Plant-based delivery service vs. Vegan delivery service

According to Piedmont, vegan diets eliminate all animal products (even honey and gelatin). On the other hand, plant-based diets do not necessarily eliminate animal products, but focus on eating mostly plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.

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Is a vegan diet healthy?

There are definitely pros and cons. If you follow a vegan diet, it can be hard to include certain nutrients in your meals, since animal products and meat are a no-go. "There's a lack of B12, calcium, omega-3, and zinc," Darlow says. So, it could be helpful to supplement these nutrients, or even work with a dietician to make sure you're still hitting your nutrition marks.

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