From well known names such as HelloFresh to organic, plant-based or chef-led options, we’ve tested out the best recipe box subscription delivery services so you can find the perfect option for you. Read on for our full review of the Planty meal delivery service.
Planty is a meal delivery service providing 100 per cent plant-based, chef-prepared meals designed to help their customers to eat more plants.
Choice: The site is simple and easy to navigate, offering customers the option to build their own Planty box, choosing six, eight or 10 plant-based meals from its online menu. Meals are fresh-frozen and delivered to your door on your chosen date. They can then be stored in your freezer and simply reheated in the oven or microwave as desired.
The company offers a good range of meal options, including classics like shepherd’s pie, sweet potato curry and truffled wild mushroom pasta, to more unusual combinations like butternut mango madras and BBQ banana blossom burrito (one of our favourites).
Quality: The meals are simple, tasty and satisfying. We appreciate the clear nutritional signposting to indicate whether a dish is gluten-free or low in saturated fat, or whether it provides a source of fibre or contributes to our five-a-day. Quite a few of the meals are on the spicy side, which we enjoy but might not be to everyone’s taste. It’s also worth nothing that for a main meal, some of the options are on the lower protein end, so it’s important to be aware of this within the context of your daily requirements.
Packaging and delivery: All of Planty’s packaging is 100 per cent recyclable, compostable or reusable, and the company allows you to return packaging free of charge so that it can be reused. Our only quip is that the available delivery slots are a week from the order date, so you definitely want to allow time for that.
Value for money: Prices start at £4.95 per meal as a subscription or £5.45 per meal as a one-off purchase.