Purple Carrot – Meal Kit Review

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a 100% plant-based meal kit delivery service.

Not Recommended

Purple Carrot offered no menu flexibility, required fancy kitchen gadgets, and we thought the food was bland.

  • 100% vegetarian recipes
  • Options include standard menu or premium veggie protein packed performance meal kit endorsed by Tom Brady
  • Does not offer any flexibility in recipe selection or number of meals per week
  • Portion size felt larger than most kits we reviewed

Try for Only $45.00

Try Purple Carrot’s 2-person, 3-meal plan for only $45.00 (normally $70.00).

Purple Carrot Summary

Ordering
Sign Up

Subscription service requiring an email address, physical address and credit card plus plan selection to get started

Recipe Selection

No flexibility, they choose the 2-3 meals for you every week.

Delivery Options

No flexibility on the number of meals per week.

You can skip any week you want, but you have until Tuesday 11:59pm EST before your next shipment to do it.

Pricing

Individual (2 people)
3 meals/week: starting at $67.98 ($11.33/serving)

Performance Plan (2 people)
3 meals/week: starting at $78.00 ($13.00/serving)

Family (4 people)
2 meals/week: starting at $74.00 ($9.25/serving)

Free shipping and no sales tax.

Cancellation

Cancel by emailing customer support.

Delivery
Speed

First shipment arrives within a week of signup, but you can delay if needed.

Packaging
  • Comes within a box of insulation and ice packs.
  • Ingredients are sorted into labeled plastic bags, but not by recipe
Ingredient Quality

Standard ingredients. The quality is similar what you would get from a name-brand grocery store.

Recipe Prep
Ingredient Prep

You will frequently need to chop ingredients but Purple Carrot preps and portions them to save time

Kitchen Gear

💸 You’ll want a pan, baking sheet, knife, basic kitchen items, and more fancy gadgets like a food processor or blender.

Additional Ingredients

Have some cooking oil, salt, and pepper.

Cooking
Recipe Clarity

Recipe cards are clear and very easy to follow. Some of the ingredients require extra care like rice paper and other delicate ingredients.

Cook Time

Around 35-40 minutes, depending on the recipe. They often take longer than expected.

Meal
Tastiness

😭 Bland

Portion Size

Large (there were some leftovers)

Nutrition Info

Calorie, Fats, Carbs and Proteins

Miscellaneous
Cleanup

Usually a pan, baking sheet, knife, cutting board, a bowl and unfortunately a food processor.

Customer Service

No issues.

Purple Carrot Photos

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