The best vegan meal delivery companies can send ready-made food to your door. It’s always good to make food from scratch and use local ingredients. But it’s not always possible. You may be feeling poorly or caring for someone. You may be too busy to cook, or you may live in a ‘food desert’, where there are no good local food shops.
Free yourself from inferior ready-meal land, and subscribe to one of these companies. All are easy to cancel, if you just need to use them for a few weeks. And all use real ingredients to make nice healthy meals, prepared by chefs with lots of variety. They obviously work out more expensive than cooking from scratch, but not really any more than conventional ready-meals. And you can always eat half one day and fill up with spuds and veggies, and then heat up the rest the next day, to bring it in line with the price of cheaper ready-meals.
Recycle plastic packaging in supermarket bins (store dry ice in ventilated areas away from pets & children, until recycled or disposed of). See foods to keep away from pets (these meals contain pet-toxic ingredients like mushrooms, garlic, onion).
Check medication inserts for foods to avoid (green veggies, grapefruit). Avoid nuts, seeds & nut/seed butters for young children (cut carrot sticks, veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to prevent choking).
Allplants frozen meal delivery service offers boxes of 6 meals (choose from over 30) meals including Traditional (mac & greens, hearty roots stew, Shepherd’s Pie), Europe (Lasagne, Risotto, Goulash, Stroganoff) and Spicy (Thai Curry, Chilli, Szechuan Noodles, Satay, Korma, Burrito). The company also offers a Festive Roast with 7 sharing sides (roast spuds & veggies, truffle cauliflower cheese and cranberry sauce) plus puds (tiramisu cheesecake and banoffee pudding). You use the pre-paid envelope to send back packaging via nearest CollectPlus.
Planty lets you choose 6, 8 or 10 meals from nutritionist-approved menus. All packaging is easy to recycle. The range includes Mac ‘No’ Cheese, Banana Blossom Burrito, Shepherd-Less Pie, Red Thai Sweet Potato Curry and Garden Pea & Mint Risotto.
Pep Kitchen offers vegan meals to your door, from chefs who trained at Leith’s. Sent in compostable packaging with denim liners, and you can send back anything else freepost for them to reuse. Hat heat in 10 minutes an eat. includes meals for one, dishes for two and meal kit bundles for extra savings. you can even order their Peckham sauce!
- The Brook offers home delivery of its popular restaurant meals. Try Jackfruit Rendang, Lime & Coconut Dal, Seafood Stew, Mac & Cheese, Mushroom Bolognese, Black Bean Chilli, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Double Chocolate Brownies.
- Vibrant Vegan again offer a choice of 6 meals: choose from gluten-free, protein power, low-cal, chef’s choice or slow burner. The trays are made from sugar cane and you can recycle the film.
- COOK meals are sold in many farm shops. Their range is expanding all the time, now includes lasagne al forno, shepherdless pie, mushroom bolognese, beet bourguignon, summer pudding and a rather nice-looking raspberry & pistachio torterange .
- Plantifull Food Co was founded by a couple to make healthy eating easy. Range includes mushroom risotto and mac & cheese.
- Eight Seasons offers organic recipe boxes, with add-on fruit and vegan essentials. Example meals are Lentil Moussaka, Butterbean Gnocchi and Miso Ratatouille.
- Check your local area, as many regional companies deliver plant-based foods. Bristol’s Gourmet Vegan Catering delivers food from chefs. DabbaDro (London) offers Indian delivered meals.