Meal delivery services can be incredibly convenient, not to mention delicious — even if you have strict dietary requirements. I’ve been pleasantly surprised over the last number of years what is actually available including keto meal delivery to your front door. And indeed, if you’re looking for organic, plant-based, even vegan meal delivery services, you’re in luck, because there are a ton of options.
While some of the more popular meal delivery services such as HelloFresh do offer vegetarian or “plant-forward” meals or services, they don’t guarantee weekly options. Plus, if you don’t eat cheese or eggs, the vegetarian options they offer often won’t work for you, as they’re loaded with dairy.
Similarly, you’ll find organic ingredients in several of our favorite meal-delivery services, including Blue Apron—but while they do try to use organic whenever they can, they don’t guarantee it 100%. If eating non-organic is a dealbreaker for you, then you’ll have to look at a service that can better meet your requirements.
So I’ve combed through all of the top meal delivery services to find the best vegan and organic options for you (and your wallet). Here, I’ll share my favorites.
Overview: Best organic & vegan meal delivery services
Service Best For Organic ingredients Vegan options Prices
Green Chef Organic ingredients Yes Yes - some $9.99-$13.99 per meal
Purple Carrot vegan meals Yes - mostly Yes $9.99-$11.99 per meal
Sunbasket Overall healthy eating Yes Yes - some $9.99-$16.59 per meal
Marley Spoon Mealtime variety Sometimes Yes - some $6.99-$10.25 per meal
Veestro Convenience Yes Yes $9.90-$11.70 per meal
Fresh'n'Lean Allergy-friendly Yes Yes $9.33-$12.33 per meal
If eating organic is your number one concern, Green Chef is where you should place your order. Green Chef is a certified organic company—the first in the industry to be USDA-certified organic, in fact.
You’ll find a number of healthy-eating menu options at Green Chef:
- Balanced Living.
- Family Plan.
Green Chef’s Plant-Powered meals are for the vegetarians and vegans.
While Green Chef doesn’t have a strictly-vegan menu option, the Plant-Powered menu offers a good number of vegan meals: 4 out of 7 of the Plant-Powered options for a given week were vegan.
Green Chef uses primarily organic ingredients that are USDA-certified. All produce is organic (unless explicitly labeled otherwise), and non-produce ingredients such as grains and proteins will be labeled organic with the USDA seal.
You’ll pay $9.99-$13.99 per meal. Pricing is based on your plan and the number of people per dinner.
As for delivery, you’ll pay $7.99 per box. Deliveries are made between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Green Chef delivers to most of the United States, except for Alaska, Hawaii, or certain parts of Louisiana.Green Chef Promotion: $5.99 per meal on your First Box + First Box ships free!
Plant-based eaters will rejoice at the abundance of choice available to them at Purple Carrot. Every meal is vegan — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks — but you can indicate a meal preference between:
- High Protein.
- Quick and Easy.
High-protein meals are designed to include 20 grams of protein; the quick-and-easy meals are designed to be able to be prepared in under 30 minutes.
Every meal at Purple Carrot is vegan. They also offer vegan snacks, which can be added to your order. Snack prices vary from $4 to $16.
According to Purple Carrot, they source as much as possible from organic suppliers, but warn that sometimes they are limited in their ability to offer strictly organic/non-GMO ingredients.
However, the company vows that they are working hard to improve the availability of organic ingredients in their kits.
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You’ll pay $9.99 per meal for 4-person meals; $11.99 per meal for 2-person meals, minimum of 2 meals per week.
Shipping is free, but note that Purple Carrot doesn’t ship to Alaska or Hawaii.
“Tell us your kind of healthy,” Sunbasket says: Whether that’s Paleo or Pescatarian, there’s a menu plan for almost everyone. Here are all of the meal options available:
- Lean & Clean.
- Chef’s Choice.
- Quick and Easy.
Lean & Clean provides whole foods with less than 600 calories per serving, while Diabetes-Friendly are recipes approved by the American Diabetes Association. Chef’s Choice are “hand-picked, seasonal” recipes and Carb-Conscious contain 35 grams or fewer net carbs.
While an exclusively vegan menu option is missing, there are still plenty of options available. When exploring the menu choices for a given week, you can choose Vegan from a drop-down menu of filter options. The site also offers a wide range of pre-prepped or pre-packaged vegan options such as packaged oats, granolas, juices, and soups, which you can add to your order.
Sunbasket uses 99% USDA-certified organic ingredients and responsibly sourced meats and seafood.
You’ll pay $9.99-$16.59 per meal and $9.99 in shipping per order. Sunbasket delivers to 48 states, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Montana, New Mexico, and North Dakota.
Deliveries are Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Marley Spoon offers 22 menu options each week for the following meal categories:
- Vegetarian and Vegan.
- Health and Diet.
- Meat and Fish.
- Under 30 Minutes.
- Family Friendly.
Vegan diners should take extra care in examining the menu before signing up. There may not be enough vegan choices to satisfy them during a typical week. Eight of 22 recipes of a given week were labeled “veggie.”
Marley Spoon does not promise organic ingredients. Rather, they source “what’s in season” so that you receive the freshest ingredients possible.
You’ll pay $6.99-$10.25 per portion and $8.99 for shipping per box. Marley Spoon delivers to most of the U.S. and offers a zip code finder to see if the service is available in your area.
Your choices at Veestro are all vegan, but you can opt for a preference:
- High protein.
No worries about not enough variety at Veestro: Every meal is vegan, with almost a dozen options per week.
Veestro meals are created with organic, preservative-free ingredients.
Veestro costs $9.90-$11.70 per meal and shipping is free for auto-delivery orders. You’ll $9.99 in shipping for one-time orders.
Fresh’n’Lean offers a variety of healthy meal choices, including:
- Protein Plus.
- Vegan Standard.
- Vegan Low Carb.
Plus, the meals are pre-packaged and ready to eat — no cooking required.
At Fresh’n’Lean, you can choose between a standard and low-carb vegan diet. The standard vegan option features meatless meals with tasty ingredients, while the low-carb vegan choice combines standard vegan lunches with low-cal, low-carb dinners.
Fresh’n’Lean is certified organic and promises fresh, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free ingredients.
Meals range from $9.33-$12.33 per meal. But luckily, shipping is free nationwide.
How I came up with this list
To come up with the best organic and vegan meal delivery services, I took into account the organic and vegan options presented by each company. Many of the most popular services, including Blue Apron and HelloFresh, didn’t make the cut. That’s because they could only offer a small proportion of organic ingredients or strictly vegan meals. For someone who only eats organic, or vegan, or even vegetarian, there weren’t enough options to make a weekly subscription worth the price.
The services that did make the cut offered a strong-enough commitment to both organic ingredients and plant-forward dining options to give these types of diners a reason to subscribe with confidence.
In making this list, I also took into account the pricing and shipping fees for each company, ruling out companies that went beyond the average per meal price of $9.99-$12.99. I also ruled out companies whose delivery options were too restrictive or were not nationwide.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. With a meal subscription service, you can have good-for-you dinners delivered right to your doorstep, with the confidence that they’ll meet your dietary needs and requirements — without a lot of planning or effort on your part.
Plus, you can change, customize, or add on to many of these options, ensuring you can have the variety you crave and the flexibility you need.