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Meal delivery services have become a popular way to enjoy healthy, delicious meals at home, regardless of your level of confidence in the kitchen.

However, finding a meal delivery service that offers vegetarian options can be difficult.

It also isn’t easy if you have other dietary restrictions or food preferences.

That’s why Healthline evaluated vegetarian delivery services based on the following criteria:

  • variety
  • nutritional value
  • ingredient quality
  • availability
  • sustainability factors (such as organic options and packaging materials)

Here are 6 of the best vegetarian meal delivery services.

Trifecta Nutrition

Trifecta Nutrition is a subscription-based service that offers several ways to customize your weekly menu, including both vegan and vegetarian meal plans.

When building your box, you select 1–4 meals per day for either 5 or 7 days per week. Prices vary depending on the total number of meals, but most plans cost $10.50–11.50 per serving.

Trifecta Nutrition largely uses organic, sustainably sourced ingredients from local suppliers. Most packaging is either recyclable or reusable.

  • Sample menu items:
    • chicken, sweet potatoes, and mixed vegetables
    • steak, brown rice, and mixed vegetables
    • basa, brown rice, and mixed vegetables
  • Shipping and delivery: Delivery is available everywhere in the United States, and shipping is included.
  • Meals offered: Trifecta Nutrition offers vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, clean, and meal prep meals.

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot offers a rotating menu of plant-based recipes, delivering pre-portioned ingredients directly to your door. You then use the provided recipes to cook your own meals.

When signing up, you select 2–4 recipes per week with 2 or 4 servings each. The service ranges from $10–12 per serving based on the plan. Breakfast, lunch, and snack options are available for an additional cost.

Purple Carrot prioritizes high quality ingredients, and most non-produce items are organic. Additionally, most packaging and materials are recyclable.

  • Sample menu items:
    • roasted red pepper shakshuka with za’atar tofu and crispy shallots
    • mushroom cheddar black bean burgers with garlic aioli and carrot fries
    • sesame ginger noodles with stir-fried greens and toasted peanuts
  • Shipping and delivery: The company offers free shipping to most of the contiguous United States. You can check for availability on their website.
  • Meals offered: Each week, you can choose from a variety of meals and plans, such as High Protein, Gluten-Free, Quick & Easy, and Chef’s Choice.

Sunbasket

Sunbasket is a subscription-based meal delivery service that uses high quality, organic, sustainably sourced ingredients.

You can select 2–4 dinners per week, each of which contains either 2 or 4 servings. Prices run from $11–13 per serving, depending on how many meals you order.

In addition to providing 100% organic produce, Sunbasket uses recyclable and compostable packaging and partners with farmers who use sustainable agricultural practices.

  • Sample menu items:
    • Catalan chicken with green romesco and Spanish green beans
    • Italian sausages with stone fruit mostarda and sautéed greens
    • Japanese tsukune turkey meatballs with smashed cucumber salad
  • Shipping and delivery: Delivery is available to most of the contiguous United States. Your first box is free, and after that, shipping costs a flat rate of $8.
  • Meals offered: A variety of options are available to build your basket, and plans can be tailored to fit low carb, low calorie, paleo, pescatarian, or Mediterranean eating patterns.

Dinnerly

Dinnerly is an affordable meal kit company whose dishes start at just $4.29 per serving.

You can pick from either a two-person or family box and choose between three and six meals per week.

Because some Dinnerly meals contain meat, be sure to opt for a vegetarian box when signing up.

Dinnerly uses sustainably sourced packaging that’s fully recyclable.

  • Sample menu items:
    • Tuscan chicken with Parmesan potatoes and broccoli
    • Mongolian beef and broccoli with steamed jasmine rice
    • blackened tilapia with tomato rice and garlic aioli
  • Shipping and delivery: Shipping costs a flat rate of $8.99, and delivery is available to most of the contiguous United States.
  • Meals offered: You can choose meals that are vegetarian, dairy-free, kid-friendly, low calorie, or ready in less than 30 minutes.

Get started with Dinnerly here.

Sakara

Sakara is a high end nutrition program that offers organic, plant-based meals.

When you sign up, you choose breakfasts, lunches, or dinners from the set weekly menu for 2, 3, or 5 days per week.

It’s pricier than other meal delivery services, with programs ranging from $24–80 per day, depending on the number of days and meals you select. However, you can select a one-time program to try it out before subscribing.

The company’s food containers and boxes are made from recycled materials and are mostly recyclable.

  • Sample menu items:
    • Sakara burrito bowl with turmeric corn salsa
    • wild mushroom pasta
    • superfood sweet potato bowl
  • Shipping and delivery: Delivery is available to all cities within the contiguous United States, and shipping is free with subscriptions.
  • Meals offered: All meals are delivered ready to eat and are free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest is a popular meal delivery service with a fully plant-based, gluten-free menu.

You can build your own box with 9–24 items, which range from $5.99–8.99.

Their menu boasts smoothies, harvest bowls, flatbreads, oat bowls, chia bowls, and soups, all of which require little to no preparation. Plus, 95% of ingredients are organic, and most of the packaging is either recyclable or compostable.

  • Sample menu items:
    • sweet potato and wild rice hash harvest bowl
    • artichoke and spinach flatbread
    • carrot and coconut curry soup
  • Shipping and delivery: Daily Harvest is available in most of the United States, and shipping is free.
  • Meals offered: Daily Harvest offers foods made with organic, whole fruits and vegetables, and all their products are gluten-free.

Keep several factors in mind when searching for a vegetarian meal delivery service that’s right for you.

For starters, look for companies that provide a variety of meal options and use versatile, high quality ingredients, which can diversify your diet and keep your menu engaging.

If you choose a company that offers meat options, make sure your meal plan is completely vegetarian.

Cost is another important factor, as prices vary widely.

Meal delivery services also differ by the time and preparation they require. While fully prepared, reheatable meals may be best for those with a busy schedule, portioned ingredients and recipes may be better for those who prefer to practice their cooking skills.

Finally, to minimize your environmental impact, try to find a company that prioritizes sustainability and uses recyclable packaging and materials.

summary

Factors to consider when picking a meal delivery service include the variety of meals, quality of ingredients, cost, time commitment, and sustainability.

From fully prepared meals to meal kits with preportioned ingredients, several vegetarian meal delivery services cater to your needs.

These services vary in cost, variety, ingredients used, availability, and time and effort required.

If you follow a vegan, gluten-free, or kosher diet or have other food restrictions, you can still find options that work for you.