There’s a vegan food delivery box to suit you!
Even the chef-iest vegan might want the odd night off from the kitchen. Alas, high quality meat free ‘easy’ meals can seem thin on the ground.
Ready meals are notorious for being bland, calorific and plastic heavy. Vegan takeaway options often mean junk food central or are non existent – depending on where you live.
But things are looking up.
According to research released by the British Takeaway Campaign, plant-based options grew by 388% between 2016 and 2018. Making them the UK’s fastest growing choice for delivery meals.
Fully fledged or flexitarian. Cruelty free curious or gasping for a decent takeaway with a big V. There’s a vegan food delivery box to suit everyone.
Pre-Prepared Plant-Based Meals, Boxed
The days of scouring supermarket shelves for enticing plant-based ready meals might soon be a thing of the past. And it’s all thanks to this new breed of cruelty free caterers shaking up the industry.
In the mood for a curry minus the meat or a bourguignon without the beef? Cook delivers hand prepared microwavable vegan meals straight to your door.
Most meals include the calorie content and gluten free options are signposted. It’s a convenient way to fill up while sparing yourself a trip to the supermarket’s frozen department.
Price: From £7.75 for a meal for two or £4.50 for one person.
Deliveroo and Just Eat
Vegan friendly options are becoming more of a thing on these go to delivery sites.
There are usually plenty of reliably satisfying options. Try Wagamama for the vegan Katsu curry with sticky rice. Or Mildreds for their incredibly morish global flavours if you have one near you.
Young Vegans offer indulgently flaky mock meat pies if you’re in the mood for comfort food. For a classic pizza, look for the separate vegan menu on Pizza Express.
The Best Vegan Food Delivery Box for Healthy, Chef Prepared Nosh
These recipe boxes are great for diet conscious consumers who are short on time but big on flavour. (Although we’d always take the suggested prep times with a pinch of salt.)
Vegan food delivery service Allplants has reinvented fast food for the time poor, health conscious consumer. It offers a range of tasty, nutritionist approved, chef prepared ‘takeaway favourites’.
The dishes are prepared from scratch and, (rejoice!), they arrive in recyclable and returnable packaging. These vegan ready meals include a creamy mac n cheese and zingy jerk jackfruit.
They’re perfect for those moments when you could murder a hearty, home cooked meal. (But can’t bear the thought of cooking one yourself.)
Price: From £6.75 for a meal for two or £4.99 for one.
A typical day on the The Power & Plants plan from Balance (other plans are available) is varied. It might involve banana pancakes for breakfast and tofu skewers for lunch. Then lentil and aubergine ragu for dinner, plus a snack.
Though a tad on the pricey side, we can see how Balance could take the stress out of dieting. And at the same time, bring more plant-based goodness to your meal times.
Price: From £24 a day.
Vegan Food Delivery for Allergen Sensitive Foodies
Having an allergy and being plant-based doesn’t mean missing out on vegan food deliveries. As these vegan box schemes prove.
Cutting out dairy and gluten can also mean pulling your hair out come meal times.
Relax! Mindful Chef can help.
Its colourful internationally inspired dishes make eating the rainbow a joy. All the meal ideas are suitable for the dairy and gluten intolerant.
Price: From £15 for a meal for two.
If you’ve got the time to rustle something up, but are lacking the inspiration, order a box of organic, seasonal ingredients from Vegan Apron.
The comfort food option definitely caught our eye. While the gluten free box proves that a diet restriction doesn’t have to be dull. Plus, this brand gets sustainable bonus points for biodegradable packaging.
Price: From £39.50 for three recipes for two people, trial price £29.50 for two weeks.
Vegan Boxes for Inventive Takes on Classic Dishes
If you’re looking for inspiration for ‘veganising’ your favourite meals, you’re in luck.
Although not wholly vegan, Gousto does serves up a weekly roster of flavour packed plates.
At the time of checking, there were five plant-based options available. Including a fragrant lentil stew and crispy baked tacos. Straightforward recipe cards and fresh ingredients make this a great allrounder.
Price: From £24.99 for a meal for two.
Riverford might only offer three vegan recipes a week. But all sounded delightfully tempting.
You can choose from ‘simple’, ‘light’ and ‘foodie’ depending on how much you want to improve your culinary skills.
Aside from making you feel like a chef, Riverford’s main appeal lies with its fresh, organically sourced ingredients.
Price: From £12.45 for a meal for two.
The Best Vegan Boxes for Serial Snackers
Don’t let the munchies ruin your vegan efforts with these handy snack delivery options.
(Remember you can send your snack related packaging to Terracycle for recycling. But it’s worth letting these companies know you’d like them to consider the packaging they use.)
For cruelty free treats of the edible (and non edible) kind, choose The Vegan Kind. The ‘Lifestyle Box’ features six or seven products to see you through long days in the office.
Previous boxes have included organic kombucha, Deliciously Ella nut balls and ‘bacon’ crisps. This box is a good way to discover new cruelty free brands without having to put the work in.
Price: From £13.15 a month.
The Vegan Larder
The more cheffy among you might prefer the Vegan Larder. Its deluxe box includes a mix of cooking condiments (think flavoured oils, pestos, spices and sauces) as well as snacks.
They promise each vegan box almost always includes dairy free chocolate. So that makes it a winner in our eyes.
Price: From £19.50 per month for a classic box or £24.99 per month for the deluxe.
If you like your snacks with a side of nutritional benefit, pick Graze’s selection of nuts and flapjacks. The bijou portions are free from artificial flavours and are good for eating on the go.
Although not entirely vegan, you can banish animal ingredients on its dietary preferences page.
Price: From £4.99 a box.
Vegan Food Delivery Just Got Real
You don’t have to be full on vegan to enjoy these vegan food delivery boxes.
If you’re eating less meat or catering for a plant-based pal, there’s plenty of choice. And if you are completely plant-based then behold all these tasty options!