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By Alison Chew
Mosaic Foods delivers delicious, hand-made, plant-based frozen meals to your door in (almost) 100% recyclable packaging. Meals are stored in your freezer and can be microwaved in around 5 minutes. Mosaic Foods puts an emphasis on building a better food system by carefully sourcing ingredients, using thoughtful packaging to reduce waste, freezing meals to reduce spoilage, and delivering them to you in a sustainable way.
Learn more about these affordable, healthy, and balanced frozen meals and watch the unboxing video for a peek inside the delivery.
Flavor! (without artificial ingredients or preservatives)
Long shelf-life in the freezer
Emphasis on sustainability (watch the video to see how you can recycle the food tray!)
New breakfast oat bowls!
What We Don’t Like
Tofu texture was dry for some meals if you microwaved for the max time (start with the lower recommended time!)
Not all of the meal packages contained photos on them (hey, we eat with our eyes!)
Only available in the North East (expanding to more states!)
Mosaic Foods Review
Mosaic Foods frozen meals are not your parents’ microwave dinners (or lunches, or breakfast!)! You can taste the difference in the quality of fresh ingredients and the use of unique spices to add flavor to the dishes versus using artificial chemicals and fat like most old-school TV dinners. But like the TV dinners of years past, these meals are stored in the freezer, cutting down on food spoilage and waste while preserving nutrients, and easily heated in the microwave in around 5 minutes.
Mosaic Foods meals are convenient and healthy, which is a rare combination these days, and perfect for our busy lives. Mosaic offers two types of bowls: Veggie bowls and Oat bowls.
Mosaic Foods Review: Veggie Bowls
The Veggie bowls are the perfect plant-packed lunch or dinner. They are filled with 10-20+ grams of plant protein to keep you full, fueled, and focused. All bowls follow strict clean-label standards (no artificial ingredients!) and are ready in under 5 minutes. Best of all you have 24 delicious choices that are half the price of takeout at just $8.99 each.
For our first Mosaic Foods review, we tried the Peanut Tofu Bowl, the Spicy Sichuan Soba, Green Curry Noodles, Tangy Thai Stir Fry, and the Yellow Dal Curry. And for our second Mosaic Foods review, we tried the new Chipotle Mango Burrito Bowl, the Jerk Lentil & Plantain Bowl, and the Creamy Pesto Cavatappi.
The first meal we tried was the Peanut Tofu Bowl, and after I got over the shock of the super cool packaging (see video below), we dug in. This bowl packed the peanut-punch you would expect from a meal with peanut sauce, but unlike grocery store frozen meals, this tasted better, healthier. The quality of the ingredients really came through, like in the grilled pineapple, and it somehow tasted fresh even though it was frozen.
Next up, the Yellow Dal Curry, my new favorite! Wow! This meal packs a spicy yellow curry punch of flavor. The wonderful smell of the savory garam masala and ginger filled my kitchen even before I pulled it from the microwave.
On to the noodle bowls. We tried the Tangy Thai Stir Fry, the Green Curry Noodles, and the Spicy Sichuan Soba. Like the veggie bowl, these noodle bowls were packed with flavor. The noodles cooked perfectly in the microwave and the veggies tasted fresh. Our one complaint was that the texture of the tofu was dry at times and lacked flavor when eaten alone.
We loved the creamy curry flavor of the Green Curry Noodles with a little kick of spice alongside the sweet potatoes and asparagus. The Tangy Thai Stir Fry was a little too sour for me, but my husband loved the flavor. The Spicy Sichuan Soba rounded out our meals and tasted healthy and fresh like the others, but with a spicy flair that tingles your tastebuds (literally!).
For our second Mosaic Foods review, we tried the new Chipotle Mango Burrito Bowl, the Jerk Lentil & Plantain Bowl, and the Creamy Pesto Cavatappi. We really loved all three of these new veggie bowls, but the Chipotle Mango Burrito Bowl and the Jerk Lentil & Plantain Bowl were our clear favorites.
The Chipotle Mango Burrito Bowl, like all Mosaic bowls, are packed with flavor. This burrito bowl combined cilantro Spanish rice with smokey roasted sweet potatoes, zesty jalapeno for a little heat, yellow corn, savory black beans, roasted red peppers, and onions with a chipotle-mango dressing for a healthy and tasty burrito bowl. Delish!
The Jerk Lentil & Plantain Bowl combines fiber-packed green lentils seasoned with Caribbean jerk spices with tomatoes, Swiss chard, peppers, and sweet ripe plantains in this bowl that will tingle your tastebuds.
Finally, we tried the Creamy Pesto Cavatappi. This bowl had a delicious creamy sauce with perfectly cooked pasta, bright tomatoes, and cheese. The spinach was too bitter for me, so I ate around it. Overall, it was a really tasty bowl I just wish that the spinach wasn’t so bitter or that they could swap it out with another vegetable.
Mosaic Foods Review: Oat Bowls
The Oat bowls are the perfect plant-packed breakfast or lunch (or dinner!). They are filled with organic stell-cut oats and 10+ grams of plant protein to keep you going all day long. All bowls follow strict clean-label standards (no artificial ingredients!) and are ready in under 3 minutes. Best of all you have 6 delicious choices that are just $4.99 each.
For our second Mosaic Foods review, we tried all six of the new oat bowls! This includes the:
Savory: Veggie Sausage & Gouda Oat Bowl, Shiitake Ginger Oat Bowl, and the Sundried Tomato & ‘Everything’ Oat Bowl
Sweet: Peanut Butter, Banana & Cacao Oat Bowl, Golden Milk & Blackberry Oat Bowl, and the Cranberry & Cinnamon Oat Bowl
Mosaic Foods Review: Oat Bowl Favorites
Cranberry & Cinnamon Oat Bowl
Veggie Sausage & Gouda Oat Bowl
Peanut Butter, Banana & Cacao Oat Bowl
I am a huge fan of eating oatmeal for breakfast, and sometimes lunch! I usually pack my oatmeal with fresh berries and nuts and a touch of cinnamon. I naturally lean toward the sweeter oat bowls and was excited to see that Mosaic added savory oat bowls to their new breakfast menu.
Let’s start with the sweet oat bowls. Our favorite sweet oat bowl was the Cranberry & Cinnamon. It was packed with oats and quinoa along with sweet and tart cranberries and warm cinnamon with whole walnuts for crunch and texture. Perfect for a crisp fall morning!
We liked the Peanut Butter, Banana & Cacao Oat Bowl and the Golden Milk & Blackberry Oat Bowl. The Peanut Butter, Banana & Cacao Oat Bowl was packed with a rich peanut butter taste with hints of banana and cacao alongside crunchy hazelnuts. And it wasn’t overly sweet. Yum!
The Golden Milk & Blackberry Oat Bowl had strong turmeric (think earthy-sweet) and cardamon (spicy-minty) flavors and you can smell the almonds when you take it out of the microwave. I just wish it had more blackberries. If you like turmeric and cardamon this is the bowl for you!
I was a little nervous to try the savory oat bowls as I tend to like my oats with berries and nuts but was excited to give them a shot nonetheless. First up was the Sundried Tomato & ‘Everything’ Oat Bowl. The ‘Everything’ spice was the star of this bowl with garlic and onion flavors dominating this hearty breakfast bowl. I actually liked this bowl and thought that it would pair well with some eggs.
Next up the Veggie Sausage & Gouda Oat Bowl, our favorite savory oat bowl of the three we tried. We loved the little-sweetened apple-sausage and creamy smoked gouda. I ate this bowl for lunch and it kept me going till dinner. Yum!
The last savory oat bowl we tried was the Shiitake Ginger Oat Bowl. This is the only bowl that contains eggs. It had a rich umami flavor with strong notes of ginger with a hint of chili oil for a kick of spice.
TIP: Be sure to follow the heating instructions on the container as heating times will vary. And be sure to stir!
We were blown away by the quality of ingredients, the fresh taste of the frozen meals, and the thoughtful packaging! Mosaic Foods makes eating nutritious meals that are good for your body and the environment easy and affordable without using any artificial flavors. And they taste great! Every single meal was packed with flavor.
In addition to tasting amazing, they are priced right at $4.99/oat bowl and just $8.99/veggie bowl. Stock up your freezer now and use the new customer coupon below to see for yourself.
Read on for more details on cost, view a sample menu, and see the super cool packaging in action.
How much does Mosaic Foods cost?
Mosaic Foods is a flexible subscription service delivering plant-based frozen prepared meals directly to your door. Meals start at $4.99 for Oat Bowls and $8.99 for Veggie Bowls with free shipping on orders over $100.
Price: $4.99 for the Oat Bowls and $8.99 for the Veggie Bowls
Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $100+ ($70 minimum order)
Delivery area: New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine
The menu is packed with plant-based goodness! You can choose from veggie bowls and oat bowls. Each meal is clearly labeled so that if you are on a diet or have a food sensitivity you can easily select meals that fit your needs. Labels include dairy-free, wheat-free, amount of protein, vegan, no-sugar-added, contains egg, and all are vegetarian. We’ve included the current menu below.
This is the first review that I have written where I was surprised, in a good way, about the packaging. So I am super excited to show you, in the video below, the cool and eco-friendly packaging from Mosaic Foods. They have minimized the use of plastic by allowing customers to peel away the plastic liner and recycle the paper tray. It’s genius!