Along with the numerous other challenges presented by lockdown, it seems that everyone I know is in a serious cooking slump of late. It could be due to the monotony of cooking yet another meal (remember restaurants?), the ongoing clean-up of pots and pans, or the realisation your cooking *actually* just isn’t that good. But if you’re ready to excite your taste buds again, I’d highly suggest turning to meal delivery boxes. Namely, one of these vegan meal delivery services.
Besides being a simple and quick way to elevate your dinner time, more and more meal delivery services are now catering to specific dietary requirements. Yip, vegans rejoice – if you follow a plant-based diet, there are now a host of delivery options that exclude the use of animal products in their meals – and taste pretty damn good too.
Veganism has, after all, been adopted by celebs from Billie Eilish to Lizzo – and is no longer a fad but a mainstream lifestyle that continues to grow in popularity. But whether you’ve followed a plant-based lifestyle since before or it was cool, or are just looking to dip your toe into eliminating animal products from your next few meals, there’s no doubt that a little meal inspiration goes a long way. And our edit of the best vegan meal delivery services, vegan ready meals and plant-based meal delivery offerings is filled with tasty, filling, and varied dishes to elevate your lockdown meal times.
The reasons for going plant-based are numerous; studies have shown vegans have lower blood pressure and cholesterol, are less likely to be obese, and at less risk of dying from cancer and heart disease. That’s not to mention the considerable sustainable and ethical reasons to shun animal product. But if you’ve tried going meat-free in the past you may be haunted by limited options of a jacket potato or a limp salad.
These vegan meal delivery services will have your taste buds positively singing. From Chickpea Kofta Flatbreads to Banana Pancakes, Mexican Tofu Bolws and even Sticky Toffee Puddings (!) they’ll make you forget ever wanting an animal product pass your lips. Plus they’re seriously easy and convenient – whether you go for a pre-packaged option to throw in the oven or a foolproof step-by-step recipe box. Either way, it means no more 8pm runs to Tesco to try to find something better to eat than toast – consider us sold.
There’s AllPlants – a vegan ready meal delivery service that instantly freezes their meals to ensure all the goodness and nutrients of their plant-based dishes stays locked in. You can filter meals by spiciness and if you want to keep your meal below a certain calorie amount. The only problem? Choosing between dishes like Mac and Greens, Smoky Soul Chilli and mushroom, and chickpea korma. Mindful Chef also offers vegan options aplenty (you get all the pre-portioned ingredients to cook delicious vegan dinners for up to four people) while Gousto also boasts a growing vegan menu. When you’re selecting your weekly dishes, you can filter by “Plant-Based” and select from options like Tofu Pad Prik King and Chilli Non Carne. All the meal are substantial, delicious and zero-waste.