In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you’re not looking at the right companies.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rated dozens of meal kit delivery services to see which were the most vegan-friendly.
These are some of the winners:
PETA rated the all-vegan companies highest, of course, when it comes to vegan friendliness and PETA listed “scrumptious” options like enchilada casserole and country fried Chick’n. The PETA Business Friend has a 21-day kickstart program if you’re just testing out the vegan express train.
Also a PETA Business Friend, MamaSezz is another PETA favorite and is available in the northeastern United States. Bonus kids menu options like Mac Attack Stack (yep, gluten-free, dairy-free macaroni and cheese the kids will like) and Millie’s Chili.
Purple Carrot ranked high on PETA’s list and the meals like Italian cannellini stew with mustard greens and taco salad with chipotle seitan and cashew cheese sauce sound pretty tempting, even to omnivores.
Are you an athlete and need to be super picky about your diet? Purple Carrot teamed up with Tom Brady (uh-huh, that NFL guy!) to create a performance line.
Sesame butternut squash rice and smoky rosemary white beans… pardon us while we wipe the drool… We’re not sure what meal did it, but this is the company that inspired Beyoncé and Jay-Z to embark on a 22-day vegan challenge.
When I tried to be vegetarian in high school, I ate nothing but French fries and pie. Needless to say, I gained some major el-bee-eses (aka pounds). This PETA pick has a two-week “slim down” package and a high-protein health plan.
Upstate New Yorkers! This one is for you. If you’re into whole food and oil-free meals, PETA suggests you try Kitchen Verde. An order of pumpkin spice pancakes? Yes, please. (Hold the cruelty.)
See what grade your food delivery service got and what you can do to encourage the company to which you give your money to get more veggie and vegan options.