Best vegan subscription boxes in the UK 2022: hot meals and plant-based snacks, to the best vegan beauty boxes

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(Detox Kitchen, Gousto, All Plants)

Whether you’re a vegan virgin or you’re looking to expand your food or beauty horizons into plant-based pastures, subscription services are a great way to trial and find your new go-to products.

Veganism has established itself well beyond a passing trend, and while it was once challenging to track down products free from any animal derivatives, it is now easier than ever to commit to a plant-based diet, from supermarket and restaurant offerings, to beauty and wellness.

The same rings true for subscription services. We are obsessed. You can find a subscription for just about anything these days, whether you are looking for a regular supply of washing machine capsules, a curated selection of soft furnishings or pet food – there really is something for everyone.

A vegan subscription box ensures that cruelty-free goodies are always conveniently close to hand. Doing future you a real favour, they allow you to sign up monthly or in package deals to have products delivered regularly directly to your home or office. Boxes come filled with carefully selected products or meal services that will mix up your diet, introduce you to new produts and take the guesswork out of veganism.

Below we have gathered our favourites, ranging from beauty to seeds that you will help you grow your own herbs and spices.

Grubby

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Founded as a vegan recipe kit service, Grubby has a roster of over 60 all-vegan recipes on offer to fuel hungry plant-based customers. The subscription is completely flexible, which is great for both veteran and virgin vegans - you can order when you like. Ingredients come from British family run farms, winning brownie ponts for both lowering its carbon footprint and supporting local businesses. And it runs a charity initative too, donating one meal for a child in need for every box purchased.

On the menu right now you’ll find the likes of Mushroom Gyros with Oregano Fries to satisfy any takeaway urges, Teriyaki Jackfruit and Chinese Broccoli (ditto), and beautifuly spiced Harissa cauliflower, spinach quinoa and avocado buddha with tahini sauce. Going vegan never looked more appealing.

Add three meals for two diners to unlock the best price, which was £24.50 when we chose the aforementioned options. What’s more, new customers will get £10 off their first two boxes. Win.

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Detox Kitchen

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(Detox Kitchen)

We could all do with incorporating more plant-based meals into our diets, whether you’re going all in for Veganuary or just want to slash your meat consumption. Everything is made in Detox Kitchen’s London HQ and as well as meal plans, there are dishes you can keep in the fridge to enjoy when you fancy.

There are slimming options, plans that offer breakfast and lunch only (offering dinner-plans flexibility), plans with snacks included, and soup and vegan menus. Everything is calibrated so you get as much nutritional value out of the meals as you can, as well as bags o flavour.

From £31.45 | Detox Kitchen

Gousto - Plant Bistro

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One of our favourite recipe kit services Gousto has a plant-based menu range, helping you keep any healthy new year resolutions with ease. Cooking times start from just 10 minutes and are locked and loaded with flavour, bringing much-needed joy to grey winter days.

We’re talking Mushroom Biryani, Green Thai Vegetable Curry and Spiced Hoisin Meat-Free Mince Meatballs With Sesame Veg - whoever said vegan food is boring has clearly never knocked on Gousto’s door.

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Kookaloney

Explore the rich and flavoursome dishes of Levantine with recipe kit company Kookaloney.

There are a range of options to choose from but the falafel and hummus kits are vegan-friendly. There are also dry mixes and marinades to add to your online basket, as well as flatbread so you can continue the Middle Eastern foodie party once you’ve used up the kits.

Kookaloney kits contain no hidden nasties, are GMO free, and contain no palm oil.

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Vibrant Vegan

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Prepare for a world of vegan ready meals thanks to Vibrant Vegan. The sustainable food delivery company offers a menu of tasty, heat-and-eat options inspired by world cuisine, all perfectly portioned and packaged in brightly coloured boxes. Everything is made by chefs, frozen for freshness and ready to devour in just eight minutes.

There's over 30 per cent off with the discount code SALE on one-off meals at the moment, so you can give Vibrant Vegan a road test before committing to a subscription.

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All Plants

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While many food subscription services offer vegan meal options, All Plants is your one stop for vegan hot foods so tasty you will start to ask yourself if perhaps Rigatoni Bolognese can pass for breakfast. The answer is yes, and always.

In addition to 9am pasta, we also spent a memorable evening with the burrito bowl and although we were a bit dubious of putting guacamole in the oven, what came out was undeniably impressive - fresh, flavourful and almost impossible to believe was frozen.

Simply heat and eat, it's the cleanest and fastest way to eat a ready made meal that leaves you properly full up with zero regret. Each meal is delivered frozen and is insulated with an eco-friendly recycled liner.

Get All Plants ready meals at £40.50 for six single servings, and £59.88 for six double portions on a subscription basis. Delivered every one, two, four or six weeks and skip or cancel boxes as suits you.

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Mindful Chef

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Getting enough protein in your diet can be tricky for vegans - Mindful Chef to the rescue! The company offers a range of healthy, balanced, easy-to-make recipe vegan recipe kits alongside its regular offering.

Choose two to five recipes a week from a changing rotation, all using premium fresh and seasonal ingredients to encourage you to get creative with mealtimes. Boxes comes with fool-proof step-by-step instructions and all dishes in the vegan selection are gluten, dairy and cruelty-free.

The service puts heavy emphasis on sustainability to ensure there’s no waste, with measured ingredients and recyclable packaging. Mindful Chef offer a flexible subscription that you can pause, skip or cancel at any time.

From £33 | Mindful Chef

The Nutribox

As a nation of snackers, it can be hard to give up grazing when you’ve gone vegan. Luckily with Nutribox, you don’t have to. The company has made the concept of healthy snacking a breeze, thanks to a subscription service that provides with a steady stream of gluten-free and vegan snacks to your door.

Get one-off one-off purchases to boost your larder or try a subscription that comees with free UK delivery. Just like many of the other options on our list, you can cancel at any time, but we have a feeling you are going to like your weekly drop of healthy snacks.

From £14 | Nutribox

Abel & Cole

Organic vegetable specialists Abel & Cole is making it easier than ever to meal plan thanks to its vegan mini-mart.

Starting from just 75p, there’s everything from meat alternatives, dairy-free options (think vegan cheesecakes big enough to share with the whole family) and pantry essentials to keep on standby for those days you can’t be bothered to cook.

Also see the Fruit & Veg boxes, packed with enough fresh produce to keep you going all week long without a trip to the supermarket.

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Lush Kitchen

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The high street brand probably best nown for its vegan credentials has launched a subscrition service to allow you to enjoy its bath and body products on the regs.

Each box comes in retina-searingly bright colours and is packed with 4 - 5 full-size all-vegan products. Vote on your favourites and the slection wil start to become personalised to your tastes.

£35 | Lush

Lifebox

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Receive a curated edit of snacks each month from Lifebox. The brand specialises in a range of treats, drinks and products to give you an added boost of energy between meals.

All products are vegan, gluten and dairy free and are delivered free through a monthly, three, six or 12 month subscription that can be cancelled at any time and won’t renew automatically.

£22.95 a month | Lifebox

Vegan Town

Eating plant-based, cruelty-free may seem like a saintly way to live but for the moments you want a guulty pleasure, give Vegan Town a call. It offers a Vegan Treat Box on a monthly subscription and its bursting at the seams with tasty morsels you won’t believe are vegan: think milk chocolate alternatives, sweets, toffee, fudge and so much more. You can also get a one-off delivery of the hamper, which makes an ideal gift to a new vegan or a great way to try the service without commitment. Plant-based confectionery is a thing, and we are very much here for it.

£19 | Vegan Town

A Kind Mama

What could be better than a bundle of brownies arriving each month? A Kind Mama offers vegan versions of the treat as part of a three, six, 12 or 18 month subscription alongside doughnuts and baking kits so you can whip them up fresh yourself when the mood arises.

Based near Manchester, founder and chef Eve has filled the void of delicious vegan cakes that are entirely free from dairy and look every bit as good as they taste.

From £16 a month | A Kind Mama

Seed Pantry

Whether you have plenty of outside space or only a window sill to nurture seedlings, the Seed Pantry will help transform your space into a verdant garden with flowers, herbs, spices and more.

The boxes contain a medley of seeds for budding gardeners to grow your own ingredients with ease. Choose a pre-determined box or try the discovery option whether you can choose your own.

£12.99 | Seed Pantry

The Goodness Project

The Goodness Project offers you or your loved one the opportunity to discover new brands for a healthier and cruelty-free lifestyle.

Sourced from the international market, the boxes contain the latest and best vegan alternatives in a letterbox-friendly, mini or maxi size with a range of 4 to 10 snacks.

Choose between the package size and the length of your subscription while 1 per cent of profit goes to charity.

From £8.50 | The Goodness Project

The Vegan Kind

One of the most popular vegan subscription boxes around, The Vegan Kind offers three different variations; a lifestyle box with around six or seven products delivered every month made up of food, sweets and chocolate as well as a beauty option with skincare and cosmetics entirely free from animal-derived products. There is the third gift box to treat the vegan in your life with a three, six or 12 month subscription.

From £8 | The Vegan Kind

The Natural Beauty Box

Discover the ever-growing vegan beauty market with the Natural Beauty Box where natural, vegan, ethical and cruelty-free products are delivered to your home each month. With products worth over £50, every item selected will be free from nasty chemicals and skin irritants from well-established as well as up and coming eco-luxe artisans.

From £24.95 | The Natural Beauty Box

Natural Wellness Box

Every other month, this subscription service will send you a box jam-packed with natural goodies spanning across beauty, wellness and health. The products are always cruelty-free and suitable for vegans and arrive based on the theme of the collection. Expect the likes of supplements, luxury skincare, snacks, teas so you can look and feel your best, while adhering to a vegan lifestyle.

From £38 | Natural Wellness Box

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