allplants is definitely my favourite plant-based meal delivery company! Since I first tried allplants meals a few months ago, their menu has got even better, so I’ve updated this review to show you some of the new meals that I absolutely love.
In this review, I’ll explain how allplants works and give you my honey opinion about the meals, the delivery process and the packaging.
allplants has made my list of the Best Vegan Meal Delivery services in the UK. This shortlist showcases the best frozen meal options like allplants, as well as some fresh meal prep options and some cook-your-own vegan recipe kits.
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What is allplants?
allplants is a 100% vegan food delivery company in the UK. They offer a huge menu of plant-based meals, sides, breakfasts, smoothies and treats. allplants meals are designed by nutritionists, cooked by chefs and flash-frozen for freshness. All you need to do is heat them up in the oven or microwave and enjoy!
How does allplants work?
With allplants, you can choose a box of six meals, either for one person or double-sized portions for two people.
When choosing which meals you want from the allplants menu, you can filter for soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free options, as well as choosing the level of spiciness or filtering to see only meals that are under 450 calories.
You can then choose to add on any side dishes, breakfasts, desserts or smoothies.
With allplants, you can decide how often you’d like your food to be delivered. You can choose between one and six weeks. If that’s still too often, you can easily pause your subscription, or cancel it completely.
Your food will be delivered frozen on your chosen delivery day. On the day, you’ll get a text with a one hour window so you know when it’s coming. If you’re not home to accept your delivery, it can be left outside or with a neighbour and it will stay frozen until 10pm.
Here’s what my latest allplants delivery looked like when it arrived…
How to heat allplants meals
When you order, you can choose meals that can be cooked in the oven or microwave. Everything can be heated in the oven, and most of the meals are also suitable for microwave cooking.
The meals take around 6 or 7 minutes in the microwave and around 30 minutes if you choose to oven cook. Being the busy person that I am, I chose to microwave mine.
If you have any leftovers, you can keep them in the fridge for 24 hours before reheating again the next day.
Is allplants eco-friendly?
One of the reasons why I’m vegan is to limit my impact on the environment, so of course, I wanted to find out the environmental impact of the delivery and the packaging.
allplants uses DPD to deliver the parcels, which is great news as it means that the delivery is carbon neutral.
As for the packaging, it’s all either reusable or recyclable.
allplants uses recycled denim offcuts for insulation. You can return the insulation and the box to allplants be re-used by taking them to your local Collect+ point. The postage is free.
Rather than making a trip to the Collect+ point, I usually keep the denim to reuse at home. You could use it as pet bedding, for soundproofing a room, insulating a shed, placing under plants in your greenhouse to reduce watering or even making your own cushions. There are so many things you can use it for.
allplants Meal Reviews
Below, you’ll see photos and reviews of the different allplants meals…
Please bear in mind that I’m not a photographer! I took the photos with my iPhone and haven’t edited them because I want to show you what the food looks like in real life, not how good it can look in a photo.
1. Tofu Pad Thai
allplants Tofu Pad Thai is simply incredible. Made with scrambled tofu ‘egg’, it tastes just like the traditionally vegetarian dish, but it’s 100% vegan.
The sauce is sweet, salty, limey and oh-so-tasty! The dish is topped with peanuts to give a slight crunch. Delish!
2. Smoky ‘Chicken’ & ‘Chorizo’ Stew
If you like meaty vegan dishes, then you’ll love this vegan ‘chicken’ and ‘chorizo’ stew. Since allplants has collaborated with Meatless Farm, there are so many amazing plant-based chicken dishes on the menu that taste just like the real thing.
I’ll admit, I did pick the black olives out of this one as I’m not an olive lover. And I should have bought some crusty bread for dipping. But I still loved it.
3. Polpette Orzo
I had to Google ‘polpette’, but I discovered it’s Italian for ‘meatballs’. This ratatouille dish contained several large vegan mushroom meatballs along with tasty Mediterranean veg and authentic orzo pasta.
Cooking this from scratch would surely take forever, but in just a few minutes this microwave meal was ready and tasting as good as homemade.
4. ‘Chicken’ Katsu Curry
There’s just no way I would have thought this dish could be a ready meal. I popped the plant-based chicken in the oven while microwaving the rice and peas – it was as easy as that!
Everything got a little mixed together while cooking which affected the presentation slightly, but this meal tasted so good that I didn’t mind at all! I loved how crispy the fillet was and the tangy katsu sauce was to die for.
5. ‘Chickpea & Aubergine Jalfrezi
This curry dish was so tasty and just the right amount of spicy for a spice-lover like me. The chunky aubergine segments were so juicy and the chickpeas were cooked to perfection.
I added a frozen paratha, but you could instead add a little rice. allplants do a spiced pilau rice side that would go great with this dish.
6. Lentil Moussaka
allplants moussaka is so cheesy and creamy you might find it hard to believe that it’s vegan, but it is! The soy mince is deliciously filling and the sliced aubergines are perfectly tender. The whole thing is smothered in a delicious bechamel sauce.
Any moussaka will lose presentation points when you transfer it to the plate, but honestly, I didn’t have time to notice as I scoffed this so fast.
7. Lentil & Chutney Chana Bowl
This dish was absolutely delicious, I was a bit taken aback by how good it tasted, to be honest. The texture of the roasted sweet potato and cauliflower florets was perfect and the chutney was incredibly moreish.
I must admit I had no idea what ‘chana’ was until I tried this. Turns out, it’s chickpeas! The chickpeas in this dish were mashed. I’ve never thought of making chickpea mash before, but I’ve been inspired and plan to have a go at making it myself.
8. Teriyaki Udon
These chunky teriyaki udon noodles tasted just like a takeaway, only much healthier with only 420 calories! I loved the sticky, teriyaki sauce and the crunchy cashews.
9. Green Goodness Bowl
allplants’ Green Goodness Bowl is probably the healthiest thing I’ve eaten in my life. And it was delicious!
I wouldn’t expect frozen broccoli and kale to taste nice but everything was perfectly cooked and flavoured with plenty of garlic, chilli and mint. I’m still a bit shocked that something so healthy and delicious could come via a microwave oven!
10. Three Mushroom Risotto
I hadn’t tried a risotto since going vegan. Mushroom risotto always seemed to be the vegetarian option at weddings and Christmas parties and I never liked it. Yet this vegan risotto was lovely!
I loved the fancy chestnut and portobello mushrooms and the toasted walnuts were a very nice addition to this meal.
11. Mushroom & Chickpea Korma
Whilst the mushroom and chickpea korma didn’t look the best, it was wonderfully creamy and tasty. I’d certainly order this again, perhaps adding a frozen garlic paratha for a real Indian takeaway feel.
12. Spanish Corn & Smoky Rice Bowl
Every mouthful of this meal had a different flavour with tasty sweet potato cubes, chewy tofu, smashed peas and tasty corn. All the flavours complimented each other perfectly making this a well-rounded wholesome dish that I’d love to eat again.
How much does allplants cost?
allplants costs £6.75 per meal for single portions and £4.99 per meal for double portions. When you compare this to the cost of a takeaway, it’s great value for money!
While you could make the dishes yourself if you had the time and the skills, all the different ingredients would be quite expensive and it would be tricky to make them without any waste.
- Main meals – £4.99 to £6.75
- Sides – £3.95
- Breakfasts – £4.00
- Desserts – £3.00
- Smoothies – £3.50
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allplants meals are very healthy. Each meal contains at least two of your five a day, a source of protein, vitamin C and iron. They’re low in sugar and each meal has between 300 and 600 calories. Dishes are flash-frozen to lock in the nutrients.
allplants also offers a range of lighter meals that are all under 450 calories, low in saturated fat and under 50g of carbs.
You don’t need a microwave for allplants as every meal can be cooked in the oven. Most dishes are microwaveable and some are oven-cook only.
allplants meals are incredibly tasty. Each dish is packed with flavours, herbs and spices so you won’t need to add any extra seasonings like salt and pepper.
Every allplants meal is suitable for vegans. However, the meals can definitely be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters too. The company has partnered with Meatless Farms to create a range of plant-based chicken dishes that taste very realistic.
allplants isn’t 100% organic, but the company uses organically-grown ingredients wherever possible.
You can store allplants meals in your freezer for up to six months. Alternatively, you can store allplants meals in the fridge for up to 24 hours.