Diet

The Best Meal Delivery Services for a Plant-Based Diet

Begone, bland tofu and overcooked vegetables. The meal kits of the future are here, and they’re delivering delicious and hearty plant-based foods to your door, ready to be warmed up and enjoyed in minutes. From offering barbecued jackfruit to veggie tikka masala to eggplant enchiladas, the companies below cater to a range of tastes, cuisines, caloric needs, and dietary restrictions.

Thistle

Of all the delivery systems, Thistle has the most meals that are made primarily of plants, like garden salads and verde risottos and veggie bibimbaps. Everything, including their delicious desserts and juices, are gluten- and dairy-free, so if you’re looking for nutritious meals that aren’t exceptionally dense in calories, this is a great choice.

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Kettlebell Kitchen

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If you’re looking for fare that’s a little heartier, KBK has come a long way with its vegetarian meals over the past few years The food is now more substantive and innovative, like the Barbecue Jackfruit with Creamy Butternut Mac, and if you aren’t strictly vegetarian, the company also offers high-protein, meat-based dishes.

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Freshly

Like KBK, Freshly isn’t exclusively plant-based, and their meals lean toward meat, poultry, and seafood. However, if you’re a flexitarian looking to transition to more plant-based foods, they offer some excellent vegetarian fare, like their veggie tikka masala.

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Epicured

Many of the other delivery systems are gluten-free, but Epicured is also low FODMAP, a diet designed to manage digestive diseases (like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease). Recently, the Mt. Sinai healthcare system invested in the company, so if you’re concerned about gut health, definitely check out Epicured.

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Misfits

Misfits was founded on a genius premise: take food that doesn’t meet stores’ aesthetic standards and would otherwise be thrown out and deliver it to your door. While their ads suggest that all of your produce will be delightfully eccentric, much of what I received was exactly what I’d buy in the supermarket, and all of it was delicious.

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Veestro

All of Veestro’s meals are vegan and organic and can be heated either in the oven or the microwave (if you have the time, choose the oven). Overall, the meals are innovative and diverse, from a tahini-dressed kale and quinoa salad to an eggplant casserole with marinara sauce.

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SnackSack

SnackSack sends monthly deliveries of organic, “healthier junk-free snacks.” Still, it helps to have a sweet tooth, as these foods tend to be higher in sugar. The company offers three options – conventional, vegan, and gluten-free – and the food rotates every month.

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