One of the biggest success stories to come out of lockdown (all of them) has been the DIY meal kits. Restaurants and chefs that aren’t able to send out ready-to-eat food put together a box of ingredients instead, which you then cook at home, meaning you can get a taste of your fave restaurant and feel like a pro chef in the kitchen. And plant-based peeps don’t have to miss out because there are all these vegan meal kits available for delivery…
Spice up your Veganuary with this spesh plant-based meal kit from Hoppers. The Sri Lankan Kari Feast box is based around breadfruit (a close relation of the jackfruit), which comes in a breadfruit kari, along with banana chips, veggie rolls with Sri Lankan ketchup, aubergine salad, string hoppers, pol sambol and tapioca pudding. There’s enough food for two people and you can get it delivered nationwide.
The Cinnamon Club
If you want to treat yourself to a slap-up vegan feast, get this kit from The Cinnamon Club on order. Vivek Singh has whipped up a range of spice-packed dishes including lentil, tomato & pepper soup; bhel papdi chaat; grilled aubergine with sesame tamarind crumble; Kerala sunshine rice; and chilled coconut kheer with chargrilled pineapple & stem ginger. You get all the cooking and assembly instructions in the box as well and it’s available for nationwide delivery.
Do Veganuary Spanish-style with this vegan at-home kit from Iberica. The box contains everything you need for a plant-based tapas feast for two, including griddled aubergine steak with vegetable glaze, pumpkin asada, padron peppers, patatas bravas, fried artichoke and escalivada with olive tapenade. OLÉ.
Chirky is a lockdown born biz delivering planet conscious meals to Londoners on the very same day that they’re made. And although they aren’t exclusively plant-based, their vegan options are our fave including dishes like miso glazed tofu with sticky jasmine rice and sugar snap peas; aubergine parmigiana; mixed bean & squash chilli; and mushroom bourguignon with mash. And as well as being delicious, their range also comes in compostable and recyclable packaging.
The New Vegan from Breakfast en Bread
This is a vegan meal kit you’ll want to wake up to. The Barge House have pimped their Breakfast en Bread for the plant-based peeps and created The New Vegan. It features kale, cannellini beans, juicy toms, oyster mushrooms, slow roasted banana shallots and plenty of vegan mozzarella stuffed into their signature sourdough. Why make your own when this epic brunch can be on your table in just 20 mins?
After smashing it with their at-home bacon naan roll kit, Dishoom have created a version that vegans can enjoy with this vegan sausage naan roll kit. Alongside the new plant-based sausages (made from fermented vegetables and spices) create specially for Dishoom with help from Neil Rankin, the boxes include vegan dough balls, tomato-chilli jam, vegan cream cheese and coriander as well as the ingredients for Dishoom’s signature masala chai.
Vegans can get in on the Sunday roast action thanks to allplants, who have launched a feast box containing cranberry & walnut loaf, roast potatoes, red cabbage, truffle cauliflower cheese, rosemary roasted veggies and either tiramisu cheesecake or sticky banoffee pudding for dessert. The’ve also teamed up with Choose Love to donate £5 from every box to the charity.
Granted there have been a fair few kits flying around over lockdown, but as the UK’s first 100% plant-based recipe kit, this one is different. It’s vegan and delivered by bike where possible so it’s already helping the planet, and om top of that GRUBBY also donate a meal to a child living in poverty for every box sent out. The menu changes weekly but expect nutritious, veg-packed classics like chilli sin carne and satay noodles. Talk about food with a conscience.