Is good health contingent on practicing a plant-based diet; the more plants you eat he healthier you’ll be? Is it really that simple?
This concept is what the brother-sister duo behind Veestro have built their company around.
Their meals are 100% plant based, preservative free and made with organic, non GMO ingredients. Read our review of the top rated organic and prepared meal delivery services.
We have to admit, after perusing their offerings and tasting their meals, they have us actually enjoying plantatarian meals, so much so that we’ve put Veestro on our list of best prepared meal delivery services.
(Bonus: Read our best vegan prepared meal delivery service review and see why Veestro comes out on top or, continue reading on here for a full review!)
How Veestro Works
By far the most appealing part about Veestro's food subscription program is that it is completely vegan, which is a rarity in the world of meal delivery services, usually chock full of meat, milk, and cheeses.
“Our meals are free from meat, chicken, fish, dairy, eggs and honey,” the Veestro site promises. (Their meal program is one of the top frozen meal delivery services.)
We also appreciate having the option of ordering a la carte or subscribing to a meal plan. This flexibility allows the opportunity to try out different dishes to figure out what ones likes and reorder.
Those curious about Veestro and its meal options are best off trying out the company’s starter pack, which is exactly what it sounds like.
You’ll receive 10 meals that are among the Veestro staff’s favorites and also one juice.
In addition to the starter pack, those interested in Veestro also have the opportunity to try out several different one-time boxes that are organized around basic themes.
Those include a 21-day kickstart pack, a protein pack, a Meatless Monday box and a 30-day Wedding Prep pack that is specifically designed to get a bride or groom ready for their big day.
The Veestro 21 day Kickstart boxes are particularly intriguing. This special box is the perfect option for those who want to start a diet (or just take a little breather from heavier meals) but don’t know how to begin.
Here’s how the Veestro 21 day Kickstart works: you’ll get 21 Veestro meals (so that’s one a day) so that you can ease into a vegan diet. “You’ll be surprised how easy this small change can be,” the Veestro site promises.
Veestro also offers several diet plans that allow users to find the right method to approach their weight loss goals. Veestro has some of the best healthy meals that you can have delivered and plant-based meal delivery.
Weight loss plans offer a good deal of control not often found in the world of diet meal services.
Veestro offers plans that offer three, five or seven days worth of diet meals a week.
The beauty of these plans is that you’ll have your meals all planned out for the structured number of days while also having the freedom to figure out your approach to meals for the rest of the week.
For those who need a bit of a reset in terms of their systems and energy levels, a Veestro juice cleanse might be just the thing. In addition to the company’s three and five-day juice cleanses, the company has an extensive a la carte listing of various juices.
What You Can Expect From Your Meal
Each Veestro meal is made from fresh ingredients and whole foods. (Read our review of the top rated gluten free, fully cooked meal delivery services.)
When your food arrives, you can expect it to be completely frozen and packaged in a vacuum-sealed box with dry ice.
You then also have the option of choosing from the following specialized starter kit boxes:
It’s also important to note that Veestro’s commitment to the environment is not just limited to its menu.
All of their packaging is recyclable, with your meals arriving in either compostable carton trays or in pouches made from BPA-free plastic.
Don’t worry if there is an ingredient or item on Veestro’s menu that you can’t (or don’t like to) eat.
For meal substitutions, all you’ll have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of what you’d like to switch or omit.
One of the most appealing aspects of Veestro’s menu is how extensive it is.
Here are some of our favorite items currently offered on Veestro’s menu:
We should also take a moment here to talk about the many juices on the Veestro menu.
Veestro offers both three and five-day juice cleanses, which promise to leave customers “happy and refreshed.”
Those on the juice cleanse can expect to enjoy drinks with fun names like “Johnny Appleseed,” “Morning Warrior,” and “Beta Blast.”
Here are some Veestro juices we like to sip when we need a pick me up:
Veestro delivers everywhere in the contiguous United States.
All Veestro products are shipped via FedEx and no signature is required to receive your package.
Orders placed by Sunday will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday.
Once your order has shipped, you’ll receive an email with a tracking number so that you can follow the progress of your order.
Veestro meals are made with fresh ingredients and then flash-frozen to preserve their nutritional value. The meals are delivered frozen.
No, Veestro meals are made with unprocessed whole foods. Everything is cooked from scratch and then flash frozen. So, it’s nothing like those highly processed frozen tv dinners.
Yes, Veestro is easy to cancel. You can do it online by going to your website account.
No, Veestro meals are fully cooked. You just need to reheat them.
It depends on how many meals you order. You’ll have to pay $9.90-$11.70 per serving and an additional $9.99 for shipping if it’s a one-time order. All recurring orders receive free shipping.
Veestro meals last up to 8 weeks in the freezer and 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
Yes, Veestro meals come frozen.
Each meal comes with precise heating instructions. Some dishes only require thawing in the fridge overnight, while you can heat others in the microwave, oven, or on the stovetop.
Yes, all Veestro meals are 100% plant-based.
Yes, Veestro uses oil in their recipes. That’s why you don’t need to add any more oil when heating your meals.
Veestro is based in Los Angeles, California.
Veestro has a weight loss meal plan that features meals with fewer calories and carbs. That may be a good option if you are looking to limit your carb intake.
You can hand-pick 10, 20, or 30 breakfasts and entrees. The price is $9.90-$11.70 per serving, and there is a $9.99 shipping fee for one-time orders. If you sign up for recurring deliveries, you receive free shipping.
Food for Thought
Let’s face it, the options out there for vegans or vegetarians are few and far between for those who are seeking ready to eat meals. (Read more on why Veestro is on our list of top vegetarian meal services)
For that reason alone, we jumped at the chance to review Veestro’s services.
In particular, we love Veestro’s focus on having vegan options that are unconventional, healthy and tasty.
Because all of Veestro’s package is recyclable, you go in knowing that both your food and the containers it came in are as safe for the environment as possible.
For those who aren’t vegan or vegetarian all of the time, it is particularly encouraging that these dishes did not make us miss having meat or dairy around.
Along those same lines, while we loved dishes like Veestro’s Chick’n Nuggets and the Shepherdless Pie, we couldn’t help wish that there were even more entrees that were centered around the actual taste and texture of vegetables rather than around the textures of meat substitutes.
Dishes like Veestro’s Black Bean Pasta Alfredo and the Kale and Quinoa Salad truly let the vegetables at the center of these recipes shine and we’d love to see more and more dishes like that in the future.
Still so, the Meal Matchmaker team whole-heartedly suggests trying Veestro for both seasoned vegans and exploratory non-vegan eater as well.