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By Alison Chew
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit delivery service. Like other meal kit services, they deliver a weekly box with ingredients and recipes to cook during the week cutting down on planning, prep, and cook time. All of the Purple Carrot meal kits are vegan, consisting only of ingredients from plants, and they do not include dairy (including cheese!), meats, eggs, or fish.
What We Like
Flavorful vegan meals
Extras! Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available
Plant-based eating is good for our bodies and our planet
What We Don’t Like
Would like a better explanation of plant-based ingredients
Lots of packaging
Limited plan options
Purple Carrot Reviews
I have never ordered a week full of plant-based meal kits for my family. Sure, I’ve eaten tofu and salads, but meat has always been a central part of our dinner. My husband and I have been wanting to eat less meat for our health as well as for the environment, but we were worried about finding options that our whole family would love. And, as the primary cook in the family, I have no idea how to even begin to find recipes, ingredients, and plan dinners. It all seems a bit overwhelming.
With a bit of apprehension, we tried a meal kit box from Purple Carrot with 3 meals for 2 people, and couldn’t have been more surprised (in a good way!). The meals were extremely flavorful and packed with quality ingredients.
We started our plant-based journey with the Thai Tempeh Khoa Soi. This meal was our least favorite of the three, but we still enjoyed it especially the crispy onions and the delicious sauce. We would’ve loved more tempeh and bok choy, and fewer noodles as the dish was a little carb-heavy for us. Save up to $30 >>
Next up was the Curried Chickpea Bowls. We loved these bowls! We actually added another can of chickpeas to feed our family of three as well as grilled corn and ate outside on a warm June night. The curry flavor was wonderful and paired well with the millet and the gai lan, which were both new to us. Save up to $30 >>
Last but not least we tried General Tso’s Tofu. This was our favorite! We loved the taste of the crispy tofu covered in the tangy General Tso’s sauce with black and white sesame seeds on top of the quinoa and broccoli. So much better than take-out! Save up to $30 >>
Being new to vegan cooking, we would love more explanation of the unique (or maybe unique to us) ingredients that were used. For example, we know and love tofu, but had never tried tempeh. We had also never tried millet or gai lan. Just in case you are also new to plant-based eating here are some of the unique ingredients that were used.
Tempeh: Fermented product made of soybeans (Tofu is unfermented and made from soy milk)
Millet: Cereal grain from the grass family (gluten-free)
Gai Lan: Cantonese name for Chinese broccoli
How much does Purple Carrot cost?
2 servings / 3 recipes per week; $11.99 per serving or $71.94 per week
4 servings / 2 recipes per week; $9.99 per serving or $79.92 per week
And while we aren’t going to eat plant-based all of the time, Purple Carrot makes it easy to eat delicious vegan meals whenever we want. For us, we will be ordering from Purple Carrot once a month and look forward to trying new and interesting ingredients as well as doing our small part in helping our environment. Save up to $30 >>
Although we loved our Purple Carrot meal kits as well as the ability to add extras like breakfast and snacks, we found the limited plan options to be restrictive and would like more flexible options. We would also love to see more information around the plant-based ingredients included for all of us new to plant-based eating.
Compared to other meal kit services, Purple Carrot offers a traditional meal kit including ingredients and recipes as well as several add-on options. Their menu is smaller than most meal kit services and the cost per serving is in the middle of the price range.
If you are looking for an easy way to try plant-based eating or are already into a vegan diet Purple Carrot offers convenience by delivering everything you need to try really flavorful plant-based recipes and new ingredients. Try Purple Carrot plant-based meal kits today! Save up to $30 >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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