Purple Carrot vs. Green Chef: Comparing Healthy Meal Kit Services
Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit delivery service that offers weekly vegan recipes and portioned ingredients delivered right to your door. While other companies, such as Green Chef, offer a vegan menu, Purple Carrot is one of the few options that completely excludes animal products.
When you subscribe to Purple Carrot, you’ll choose the number of recipes per week and the number of servings per recipe you’d like to receive, with the option to specify preferences including high protein, fewer pre-made meals, or gluten-free. There is also an option of ready-made one-time meals. The best part? With advance notice, you can skip weeks and cancel your subscription at no additional cost.
After registration, you will be prompted to select recipes for your first delivery. Even if you’ve added dietary preferences, you’ll have access to a selection from the brand’s full menu, with optional additions for lunch or breakfast, as well as vegan options (‘plantry’).
Your food arrives in boxes with proper insulation and ice packs. The ingredients for each dish are packed together in a box with a recipe booklet.
When I tried the purple carrots, the ingredients in my box were fresh and the produce was ripe and not bruised. Most of the brand’s non-produce ingredients (tofu, chickpeas, etc.) are organic, but not all products are. Most meals take 20 to 40 minutes to prepare, with simple instructions and minimal cleanup. Since I was cooking just for myself, I had leftovers that kept well in the fridge for two or three days.
Read our full Purple Carrot review here.