The 9 Best Vegan Meal Kits in Calgary
Meal kit delivery services are a Godsend for busy professionals, families, or those who just aren’t all that talented in the kitchen. For those on a plant-based diet, it can also be difficult to whip up delicious vegan meals from scratch that don’t end up tasting the same day after day.
Although the Calgary meal kit delivery game isn’t as robust as larger cities like Vancouver and Toronto, I went on a hunt to find the best vegan meal kit companies in Calgary. Here’s what I found:
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Why try a vegan meal kit delivery service?
Meal kit delivery companies, especially those with delicious vegan options, not only are a great way to learn how to make tasty vegan meals at home, but have the added benefits of sourcing local, organic, fresh vegetables and ingredients that you wouldn’t find when grocery shopping at your local grocery chain. Have you ever been to a vegan restaurant only to discover that vegan food can be fun, fresh, and exciting? Many vegans tend to try a plant based diet, whether it’s for weight loss, ethical reasons, or to live a healthier lifestyle, and end up throwing in the towel after trying to survive on broccoli and tofu. You can usually save the recipe cards to recreate your dishes in the future too!
What is the best vegan meal delivery service in Calgary?
Living in Alberta, the focus is usually on steak and meat and it can be difficult to find not only restaurants, but meal kit delivery services that value farm-fresh vegetables and cater to vegetarians or vegans. But I did find a few companies that focus on healthy meals and cater to a vegan diet.
The following companies offer either vegan meal kits, vegetable meal kits that can be customized, or ready to eat vegan meal deliveries so you can skip the cooking and go straight to the eating:
Vegan Meal Kit Companies in Calgary
|Meal Delivery Service||Ideal For||Cost Per Plate||Shipping Fees|
|Rooted Meal Prep||Vegans + Vegetarians||$9.93 - $11.86||Free||Visit Site|
|HelloFresh||Large portions and variety||$9.25 - $12.17||$9.99||Visit Site|
|Goodfood||Fresh ingredients||$10.74 - $16.49||Free||Visit Site|
|Chefs Plate||Budget conscious||$8.99 - $11.99||$4.99 - $7.99||Visit Site|
|Made Foods||Variety and customization||$11.50||Dependant on delivery area (pick up available), free over $120||Visit Site|
|Sprout Society||Vegans on the go||$12.75 - $14.50||$6||Visit Site|
|LiveFit Foods||Athletes + health conscious||$9.99 - $13.99||Dependant on delivery area or free with subscription||Visit Site|
|Fresh Prep||Environmentally conscious||$10.99 - $13.99||Free||Visit Site|
Alberans, rejoice! Vancouver’s popular meal kit service is now available in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton.
Fresh Prep was founded in 2014 by 3 childhood friends in search of a solution to cook fresh, healthy, delicious meals at home on a busy schedule. With a focus on high-quality ingredients and sustainable practices, Fresh Prep takes all the prepping and planning out of cooking at home, so you can cook wholesome, restaurant-quality meals in under 30 minutes.
Subscription plans are available for 2 people (2 servings per meal) or a family (4 servings per meal), with up to 4 recipes each, ranging from $10.99 – $13.99 per plate.
Meals can be customized according to your vegan dietary preferences in your profile’s taste settings. You can also choose to add items from their Add-ons market, including healthy treats, and sustainably-sourced meats and fish.
Fresh Prep’s unique selling point is their Zero Waste Kits, in which ingredients are separated into reusable cups, which fit into an airtight container. Once you’ve cooked your meal, Fresh Prep will pick up the kit for free to sanitize and reuse.
Delivery is free, and you’ll get 3 free meals with your first order.
Founded in Calgary, Rooted Meal Prep sources locally grown, organic ingredients for their plant-based meal kits from Calgary and Alberta farmers. Choose from their Peas in a Pod box ($89) for 2 adults or Bunches of Carrots box ($149), ideal for 3 adults or a family of 5-6. Meal plans change weekly, with 3 featured recipes a week like vegan lasagna rolls and vegan fettuccine with cauliflower cashew dill sauce.
Although the price range for this meal kit delivery company is slightly higher than most, we think it’s worth a try, largely because of the emphasis on quality, whole foods. And if you’re not ready to commit to a subscription, you can order boxes a la carte for $4 more.
One of the more established meal kit companies out there, HelloFresh’s kits are customizable according to the number of people eating and the variety of recipes included. Recipes are designed with convenience in mind with only 6 steps, and they’re ready in 30 minutes, give or take (if your knife skills don’t quite cut it, meals may take slightly longer to prepare).
Does HelloFresh do vegan meals?
HelloFresh does not specifically offer vegan meal kits; however, they do offer vegetarian-friendly meal kits using fresh, seasonal ingredients. We would recommend to opt for a vegetarian meal and make substitutions like using dairy-free cheese or plant-based milk to suit a vegan diet.
Vegetarian plan options are customizable as follows:
- 3 recipes for 2 adults: $12.17 per serving
- 4 recipes for 2 adults: $11.88 per serving
- 3 recipes for 4 adults: $10.83 per serving
- 4 recipes for 4 adults: $10.31 per serving
- 4 recipes for 5 adults: $9.25 per serving
If you’re ordering for the first time, HelloFresh will waive the $9.99 shipping fee and you’ll get $150 off your first box.
Another top meal kit player in Canada, Goodfood guarantees at least 85% of the ingredients in meal kits are Canadian products or packaged in Canada! Ingredients are also 7 days fresher than those in regular grocery stores, as they are packaged immediately upon receipt at Goodfood production centers.
Although Goodfood’s menu also doesn’t contain vegan recipes, many of their vegetarian options can be customized easily. For example, substitute the mayonnaise in the glazed tofu bowl for vegan mayonnaise for a fully plant-based meal.
Goodfood offers 3 plans, but the only one that offers a veggie option is the Classic Basket, customizable as follows:
- 2 recipes and 4 servings: $12.99 per serving
- 3 recipes and 2 servings: $13.99 per serving
- 3 recipes and 4 servings: $11.99 per serving
The best part? Delivery is free, straight to your door, and first timers get the price of 4 meals waived in their first 2 boxes.
The first meal kit company to hit Canada, Chefs Plate is a well-established meal kit brand. Their menu items are always on-point and you can be sure they will be flavourful and tasty. Chefs Plate also doesn’t offer vegan recipes, but they do offer vegetarian recipes, some of which don’t contain animal products, like their chickpea korma curry. For the rest of the vegetarian options, you’ll have to make some modifications to suit your vegan lifestyle.
Chefs Plate boxes are also highly customizable by meals per week and number of people eating. Prices of meals range from $8.99 – $11.99 per serving and free shipping.
First timers get $45 off their first two orders.
Calgary-based Made Foods offers a variety of ready-to-eat meals including vegan-friendly options, which you can pick up at their retail store in the South East, or at various locations across Calgary. If you prefer to cook at home, Made Foods does offer cook-at-home meal kits; however, while there are many vegan pre-cooked meal options available. The same cannot be said for meal kits. You will have to opt for a vegetarian meal and make substitutions accordingly to suit your vegan needs.
Prices for ready-to-eat vegan meals are $6.99-$13.99, depending on the meal. Meal delivery subscriptions are also available, at about $11.50 per meal.
Made Foods offers another option to customize your entire meal plan, where you can choose your protein, carb, vegetable, and sauce. These start at $8.49 per serving.
For vegans who are strapped for time or who just don’t enjoy cooking, Sprout Society is a meal delivery service offering pre-prepped, tasty meals to Calgarians. They do the planning, shopping, prepping and cooking, so all you have to do is grab a fork and dig in.
Each delivery contains at least 4 meals for the week, delivered for free on Sunday evenings so you can start your Monday off right with healthy, nutritious food like vegan Panang red curry and vegan butt’r chick’n.
You can either choose to order a la carte or subscribe to weekly deliveries and save 8% on each order. Each serving costs $12.75 – $14.50 and weekly plans are customizable from 4 meals for 1 adult all the way to 8 meals for 3 adults.
If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll also be happy to know that Sprout Society has a container exchange program to limit waste.
One of the more robust meal delivery options for Calgarians, LiveFit Foods delivers vegan, chef-prepared meals straight to your door. Simply heat and eat, with no cooking required.
Vegans can choose from 15 yummy meals like vegan masala tofu and Impossible Caribbean jerk chicken. A la carte vegan meals will run you $9.99 – $13.99 depending on the meal, and varies according to delivery area and size of order.
If you’re serious about the pre-prepped life, you can subscribe to weekly deliveries to score 5% off each meal and free shipping—but you will only qualify to subscribe if you order 14 meals or more.
First time subscribers are currently eligible for a free gift from Tonica Kombucha valued at $25.
Vegan Meal Kits Calgary
For those living in Calgary and following a plant-based diet, it can be difficult to plan and cook healthy, tasty meals day in and out. Vegan meal kit delivery services in Calgary make your life easier with convenient ways to cook restaurant-quality vegan food right at home.
With meal delivery services, you’ll never have to worry about what’s for lunch or dinner, or spend meal prep Sunday stuck in the kitchen.
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