Going vegan is not easy. It’s challenging enough to find vegan-friendly products in the supermarkets, especially if you live in a small town with limited choice of shopping venues, then you have to spend ages checking the ingredients on packets and tins. Apart from that, deciding to go vegan is a lifestyle choice so it means changing many toxic habits besides eating, such as using cruelty-free beauty and hygiene products on your body and around the house. So in our list of the best vegan subscription boxes in the UK we’ve thrown in beauty and lifestyle subscription boxes as well as recipes and ready-made meals that you can order several times a month.
Best vegan subscription boxes in the UK
Monthly Vegan Chocolate Box
Best vegan chocolate subscription
The slim, letterbox sized box of delectable assorted vegan chocolates from The Chocolatier is a really healthy subscription option if you want to satisfy your sweet cravings with something that won’t pile on the pounds. These vegan chocolates are gluten free too. Each box of 18 water ganache truffles and pralines gives you 6 new flavours to try. The chocolates are hand made with a seasonal theme from only natural ingredients. They don’t contain any artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. Even though they don’t contain any dairy products, they taste just as good as any luxury chocolate.
The Pip Box
Best value vegan beauty box
The Pip Box introduces you to new vegan and cruelty-free skincare, haircare, make up and other lifestyle products. This vegan subscription box took off after it was featured on the UK’s This Morning breakfast show but its popularity is also down to being the best value vegan beauty box. For a £20 per month rolling subscription with free UK shipping you get at least five vegan-friendly products with a combined retail value of almost three times as much or about £70 to £80, including full-size and travel-size products. At Christmas time, Pip Box subscribers get special bumper boxes of all vegan products valued at more than £200 and you won’t get the same product twice within a year’s subscription. Great value and variety, we’d say!
A Kind Mamma Vegan Bakery Brownies
Best vegan brownie box
Get a monthly delivery of vegan brownies freshly baked by Eve from Cheadle, Manchester, who launched her home-based bakery delivery service, A Kind Mamma, after finding it really hard to find yummy vegan cakes. All of her bakes are 100% egg and dairy free, making them ideal for vegans with a sweet tooth. Subscribe for 3, 6, 12 or even 18 months at a time from between £13 and £16 a month depending on the length of your subscription. Each month you’ll get a new type of brownie or blondie selected at random.
The Nutribox Vegan Snack Subscription
Best healthy vegan snack subscription
Hats off to Nutribox for introducing us to healthy snacks that we’d never heard of. Their ethos of cruelty-free, healthy snacking brightens up vegan diets with natural snacks that are popular in Asian countries but hardly see the light of day in dreary old England. The vegan subscription boxes come in 3 sizes: Slim (£14 per month) and fits through your letterbox; Small (£25 per month); and Large (£40 per month). Inside the boxes, you’ll get 10, 20 or 40 snacks depending on the size of your box, comprising some of the UK’s top healthy snack brands and exotic rarities, including: Ella Oat Bars; Growers’s Garden Broccoli Crisps; Olives and Watermelon Seeds, to name a few.
Gousto Vegan Recipes
Best variety of vegan recipes in a box
With more than 60 recipes to choose from, we unanimously agree that Gousto offers the best variety of vegan and non-vegan recipes from around the world so you can mix and match based on you and your dining companions’ dietary needs. Vegans can find plenty of exotic recipes in the new Plant Bistro Range, such as Chilli Non Carne with Baked Sweet Potato and Guac, Shredded Mushroom Doner Loaded Fries and Garlic Mushroom & Sage Gnocchi, which takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Need to feed an entire family? Gousto’s got you covered. The Gousto Family Box gives you all the ingredients you need to whip up vibrant vegan meals for 2 adults and 2-3 children. You can order the family boxes with two, three or four different recipes for between £32 and £48 each. Delivery is free in the UK.
Best ready-made vegan meals in a box
Have frozen plant-based ready-made vegan meals delivered to your door that you just pop in the oven or microwave for a super easy healthy dinner. Vibrant Vegan is based in London and gives you free delivery to most places in the UK, except remote areas of Scotland. If you want to make sure they can deliver to you, just put in your postcode to check and then start by building your box for one or two people. You can choose from a plethora of tantalizing dishes in six categories. We went for the Chef’s Choice and got ourselves a spicy Indonesian Sambal Firebox and a Magnificent Moussaka. You can choose next day delivery or any other delivery day when you order.
The Vegan Kind
Best vegan lifestyle box
Being vegan is a lifestyle choice that goes beyond what we eat. The Vegan Kind’s Vegan Lifestyle Box helps you fill some of the gaps between meals with a selection of delicious vegan treats, snacks, drinks and other handy lifestyle products to complement cruelty-free and sustainable living such as cleaning sprays and bamboo toothbrushes. Each monthly box contains a brand new vegan recipe too.
Best vegan food for detox dieting
Going vegan is usually a decision we make because we want to detox from years of bad eating habits but where to start with the right kind of foods? The Vegan Cleanse Box from Detox Kitchen is an easy introduction to vegan meals designed to kick start your detox process. You’ll get all the nutrients you need from enough plant-based ingredients to make breakfast, lunch, dinner and pudding plus detoxifying snacks and drinks such as juice and herbal tea totalling about 1,400 calories a day with no dairy, no refined sugar or wheat. Boxes start from £31.45 per day but you have to order a minimum of three day’s worth.
Seed Pantry Grow Club
Best seed subscription box
The best way to ensure your vegan diet is 100% organic is to grow your food. You’ll be doing yourself and the earth a favour by reducing your carbon footprint and dependence on other sources for your veg. You can grow a lot in a surprisingly small space, so even if all you have is a window ledge, start growing your own vegetable patch with a monthly Discovery Box of seasonal seeds when you subscribe to join the Seed Pantry Grow Club. You can choose to have all food or all flower seeds, or a mix of the two. The seeds are delivered at the right time of year to start growing but you’ll still need a healthy dose of patience as you watch your garden grow but you’ll save about 40% of the usual cost for bulbs, seeds and plants.
Vegan subscription boxes: The verdict
If you are just starting out on your new vegan lifestyle, trying to attain a more conscious lifestyle can quickly become overwhelming as you try to ensure that everything you do is cruelty free and chemical free. Don’t feel pressured to make radical changes to your lifestyle all at once though. Do it at a pace that’s comfortable for you and change one thing at a time until you get into a comfortable routine. You could start by going vegan 3 days a week to get into the swing of things and then add more vegan options to your daily routine as you go. Don’t feel guilty if you lapse into old habits. Just make a new resolution to have another go. Order another vegan subscription box to inspire you to get back on track.