Purple Carrot VS Hungryroot

UPDATED Oct. 2018
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When choosing between two such amazing services like Hungryroot and Purple Carrot, you need to take a good look at all the little details that may make one superior to the other. The goal of this Hungryroot VS Purple Carrot comparison is to provide an objective assessment of the quality of both services based on the degree to which they satisfy all the major criteria for meal delivery comparison. View the scores they received on every criterion, take a look at their most prominent features side by side, and discover which one of them has done more to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Hungryroot
Pre-Prepped Vegan Comfort Food
VS
Purple Carrot
Vegan Meals For A Healthy Lifestyle

Highlights

Hungryroot
Hungryroot allows you to get a healthy, tasty, plant-based meal on the table in 0-20 minutes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $69.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*If you opt for air shipping, a $10 shipping fee applies to every delivery
Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot offers reasonably priced natural, plant-based meal kits designed for fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and vegans who want to eat healthily and cook effortlessly.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.33
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 48 states

Compare Features

Hungryroot
Best For
Best for busy vegans on low-calorie diets
Menu/Meal Plans
Hungryroot offers 2 meal plans: The Starter Set and The Good Life.
Recipes/Meal Options
Hungryroot menu features 50+ items and new products are added regularly.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Hungryroot offers a variety of vegan meals and meal kits, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, side dishes, snacks, and sweets. All items on the menu are plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, under 500 calories, and low in sugar and sodium. Some items are soy-free.
Food Quality
Hungryroot sources non-GMO and organic ingredients whenever possible and uses only the freshest food available. Its meals and kits are made using natural ingredients and they are generally free from harmful additives.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Hungryroot meals and meal kits are optimally balanced, rich in nutrients, and normally contain between 90 and 460 calories per serving. There are plenty of options under 200 calories and most items contain fewer than 300 calories. The meals are designed to serve 2 people while the sides, snacks, and sweets can usually satisfy 1-3 people, depending on appetite. The portions are not too large and individuals with big appetites may need to supplement the meals with 1-2 sides. The meals usually come in 8-10 oz. packages, which amounts to 4-5 oz. per serving.
Subscription Flexibility
Hungryroot allows you to skip a delivery or modify or cancel your subscription at any time, problem-free, directly from your Hungryroot account. All changes should be made by 5 pm EST the Friday before the delivery is scheduled.
Refunds
If you receive damaged goods or notice something is missing from your order, Hungryroot urges you to get in touch with the support staff immediately. You cannot get a replacement or a refund, but you can get a credit for missing/damaged items. The credit automatically applies to your next order.
Purple Carrot
Best For
Best for vegan home cooks with an active lifestyle
Menu/Meal Plans
Purple Carrot features 2 menus: 1-2 Person and TB Performance Meals
Recipes/Meal Options
Both menus offered by Purple Carrot feature only 3 meal options per week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Purple Carrot offers vegan meals suitable for lunch and dinner. Its selection includes both everyday, healthy-eating meals and performance meals for active individuals. The meals are usually inspired by Moroccan, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish cuisines and include veggie stews, risottos, pastas, quesadillas, and grain bowls. The prep and cook time is around 30-45 minutes.
Food Quality
Purple Carrot delivers fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients that are sustainably sourced. All ingredients are of high-quality, chosen in accordance with the season, and completely natural.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Purple Carrot meals come in medium-sized portions and contain 500-800 calories on average. They are nutritionally balanced, with the right quantities of healthy fats, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.
Subscription Flexibility
With Purple Carrot, you can skip or cancel your order anytime. You must inform the company about any changes to your order by Tuesday night at 11:59 PM EST the week before your next delivery is due.
Refunds
For information about returns and refunds, you must contact Purple Carrot within 7 days of your delivery.

Suitable For

Hungryroot
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Purple Carrot
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Hungryroot
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Purple Carrot
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Hungryroot
Purple Carrot

Compare Extras

Hungryroot
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Purple Carrot
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Hungryroot
FINAL RATING
8.6/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Purple Carrot
FINAL RATING
8.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Hungryroot
  • Submitted By Rosie Whittle on 06/10/2018
    Just discovered Hungryroots, a colleague brought their pad thai fried rice to work and it looked real good so we shared. I can’t remember having a better meal ever since I switched to plant based. I ordered the starter set today, if everything is as good as the rice, I’m getting a lifetime subscription :D
  • Submitted By Joey Nash on 04/18/2018
    Everything great except for the portions, could be larger. I can eat the whole meal myself and it’s supposed to be 2 servings.
  • Submitted By Lisa Henderson on 04/15/2018
    Got my first box yesterday, loved the packaging and everything looked and smelled really nice. I was just surprised that there are such great differences in taste and quality among meals, some were awesome and some just meh. But I guess it takes a couple of orders to figure out what you like.
Purple Carrot
  • Submitted By Beth Reich on 09/11/2018
    I am a senior citizen that was given a gift of Purple Carrot after a major accident. I did not fill the gift order for months due to a subsequent major surgery. When I finally filled it, I was told , even though I only planned to get my gift box , I had to provide my credit card even though it was easy to cancel. My gift box arrived with 2 out of 3 of the meals having a major ingredient either totally or at least 1/2 rotten. I did not report this since I planned to only receive my gift box. I emailed a notification to cancel, which the company said they received, and sent in a subsequent survey. The company said they never got my survey and the steps needed to cancel were not followed, even though I had been assured these were simple. I heard nothing for 1 month, at which time I was told I was receiving a box the next day and had been charged $72 for goods we did not even like. We sent the box back and complained, but were told we had signed a contract and no reparations, let alone apologies, were offered. My husband is retired and I am barely working. I feel this is a totally dishonest and unacceptable manner in which to run a business, and would never recommend this company to anyone.
  • Submitted By Michael on 09/06/2018
    I received my first meal kit from Purple Carrot today, and I was horrified when I open the box. Where to begin. First, the inside of the box was a soggy mess because the ice packs had melted completely, and one was punctured so the slimy gel contents coated the entire order. Second, much of the produce - the kale (yellowing), avocado (rotten and mushy), scallions (rotten and slimy), and peas (rotten and slimy) - were inedible. I wish there was an option for zero stars. Needless to say, I cancelled my account.
  • Submitted By Kathleen on 09/06/2018
    I'm going to cancel my subscription. Everything is so inconsistent. My first box arrived in good shape, and I prepared the Take-Out Style Noodles with asparagus and sesame ginger sauce. The sauce was delicious, and I will keep that recipe to make again. But the proportions was just so far off. I followed the directions exactly, even though it seemed to me there were far too many noodles for the sauce and asparagus. I should have listened to myself, and used about 2/3 of the noodles. I next prepared the Curried Carrot Fritters. They were okay but not something I would make again. The tamarind "chutney" that was included was not good, and was not a chutney. It was just a weird watery sauce that did not complement the flavor of the fritters. The mango/avocado salad was not worth the preparation time. My third dish -- Blueberry Barbecue Skewers -- was awful. For one thing, there were no skewers included, and I didn't have any. I ended up stir frying the tofu and vegetables, and serving that with the sauce. Unbelievably, the blueberry barbecue sauce was bland, bland, bland. I ate all of the dishes, because they are healthy and I don't throw food away. But I did not enjoy it at all. I received my second box before I had a chance to cancel after my first experience. It fell open and all the contents fell out on my living room floor. Upon further examination, it was obvious that either the box had not been sealed correctly or it had been damaged in shipping. It was also obvious that the box had come open at least once during shipping, since the contents were in the box upside down. The ice packs were completely thawed out, and there was some kind of gunk all over everything in the box. When I contacted customer service, they told me that everything was "probably essentially in good shape." BS. I asked if the agent would feed her children food that was in that state, and she agreed that she would not. I did get a refund for that shipment. Unbelievably, another shipment is on its way now, even though I tried to cancel. I know this is long, but please beware. You can make a lot of vegan meals for less than what this costs, and they will probably taste much better.
  • Submitted By Shulita Weitz on 08/25/2018
    Purple Carrot has no commitment to organic, and since their merger with Fresh Del Monte corporation I have given up all hope for them. The concept and inventive recipes are great - but there is no point doing this for unhealthy, pesticide laden, industrially grown crap. So sad about Purple Carrot. I would have loved to love you.

Winner

Hungryroot is a vegan meal kit service that offers ready-made and ready-to-cook plant-based food, ranging from scrumptious veggie tacos to irresistible raw cookie dough. In this detailed Hungryroot review, we discover what it is like to cook with this meal kit service and explore its vast selection of veggie meals, snacks, and desserts.

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