In the year 2000, Vegin’ Out started out as a small business fueled by enthusiasm, love for food, knowledge about the vegan diet, and a desire to please customers. Since then, it has turned into a major vegan delivery service that offers great meals to hungry customers nationwide. Apart from choosing the best ingredients and constantly coming up with new meal ideas, they also understand that each customer has different needs, so they offer additional items like entrees, side dishes, cookies, and salad dressings, as well as customization upon request.
How Vegin’ Out Works
Every Monday, Vegin’ Out sends out delicious vegan and vegetarian meals across the nation. The ordering process involves 3 simple steps. First, you choose your delivery area and let the service know whether you live in Los Angeles, Southern California, Northern California or Arizona or anywhere else in the continental US.
Next, you choose the meal plan that works for you. The options include:
- Single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order, which is perfect for one person;
- Double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order, which works great for couples;
- 4 upfront single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal orders, where you save cash by paying for 4 deliveries in advance;
- 5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse, designed with weight loss and wellness improvement in mind;
- 21-day vegan cleanse and vegan meal plan, which helps you detox your body and keep it healthy;
- Low-carb weekly vegan meal delivery, which brings you low-carb, low-calorie, organic plant-based meals;
- Blood sugar control vegan meal plan, particularly designed with diabetics and pre-diabetics in mind.
Along with the items included in your meal plan of choice, you can purchase tasty add-ons that allow you to get all the food you need during the week. You can order breakfasts, entrees, sides, soups, cookies, juices, and salad dressings.
Finally, once you decide which meal plan works best for you and whether you want any add-ons, all that is left for you to do is proceed to checkout. All plans can be purchased without a subscription. However, if you opt for the weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order or the low-carb option, you can choose to subscribe and save cash on your deliveries.
You can have the meals delivered to your home or office. Before you place your order, make use of the special requests box and tell the folks at Vegin’ Out if you want them to leave out the ingredients you are allergic to or would like to avoid, if you want your food to be gluten-free or if you would like to exclude certain items from your deliveries and double up on others.
The ingredients the company uses are fresh and organic whenever possible (about 85% of their ingredients are organic). The meals are 100% vegan and free from processed foods.
Vegin’ Out accepts orders all the time. However, if you want your order to arrive the following Monday, you should place your order by Friday at 5 pm EST.
What Makes Vegin’ Out Different
Vegin’ Out’s core concepts are what makes it different from most of the currently available meal delivery services, as it only offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. This is great news for all the vegans and vegetarians out there who are used to having a limited range of meals to choose from.
Another advantage of Vegin’ Out is that all of its dishes have a low fat content, they are free from cholesterol and trans-fats, and most importantly, they are cruelty-free. Additionally, the service strive to provide its customers with meals prepared with the best locally grown and organic ingredients.
What really caught our eye when researching for this Vegin’ Out review was the meal customization option. If the meals you want to order contain anything you do not like or cannot eat due to allergies, the undesired ingredients will be removed from the dishes in your meal package. You just need to let them know what you want changed or excluded.
Although the menu does not feature gluten-free meals per se, most of the meals can be made without ingredients containing gluten if you make such a request when placing your order. Unfortunately, the cookies cannot be gluten-free.
A good meal is always a great gift – and a week’s worth of tasty dishes is about as good as it gets. If you know someone who would like the dishes Vegin’ Out offers, you can send them a gift certificate for a single or double meal order.
Alternatively, you can recommend Vegin’ Out to your friends. Once they make a purchase, you get $25 added to your account if you are a registered customer or get a $25 check if you do not have a Vegin’ Out account. All your friends have to do is mention your name in the comment box. If you are not a customer, make sure you send an email to Vegin’ Out, giving them your contact information, so they can send you a check, and do not forget to list the names of the people you are referring.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of the vegetarian or vegan diets, get information on their special holiday menus or learn more about what they are up to next, be sure to check out the company’s blog.
Meals and Recipes
Every week, Vegin’ Out brings you 10 amazing plant-based dishes that make up its meal packages. The menu includes 1 breakfast, 3 entrees, 4 side dishes, 1 soup, and 1 type of vegan cookies. Weekly meal deliveries include all the dishes on the menu, except for breakfast, which is available as an add-on. As stated earlier in this Vegin’ Out review, if you see a dish you are not sure about, you can have it removed from your order and get twice as much of your favorite dish.
Single Weekly Vegetarian/Vegan Meal Order
If you opt for the single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order, you can combine the items in your order into 9-10 full meals. Your package includes three 24-ounce entrees, four 16-ounce side dishes, one 32-ounce soup, and a bag of delicious vegan cookies (5 per bag). Essentially, you can get up to three servings from each of the entrées, side dishes, and the soup.
Double Weekly Vegetarian/Vegan Meal Order
With the double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order, you get exactly twice as much food as with the single order. This means that you get 6 servings of each entree and side dish, 6 servings of the soup of the week, and 10 vegan cookies. Therefore, your delivery brings you enough items for 18-20 full meals.
5-Day Vegan Soups And Juice Cleanse
The 5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse package does not include entrees and sides. Your weekly delivery contains 5 low-calorie vegan soups, 10 cold-pressed juices in 2 different flavors, and five 2-ounce containers of pea protein powder. The items in your order should help you cleanse your body and shed a few extra pounds. The menu is designed in cooperation with a certified wellness practitioner and internal medicine doctors who work at the Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California.
21-Day Vegan Cleanse And Vegan Meal Plan
This convenient 21-day package brings you 3 weeks’ worth of food and it is meant to promote healthy weight loss and support weight maintenance. During the first week, you go through the 5-day cleanse. You get to enjoy all the same items you would receive in the previous package: 5 low-calorie soups, 10 cold pressed juices, and 5 containers of pea protein powder. After you detox your body and lose pounds during the first week, you continue eating healthily with 2 weeks’ worth of fully-cooked, calorie-controlled vegan meals.
Low-Carb Weekly Vegan Meal Delivery
The low-carb plan is similar to the single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal delivery. It includes three 24-ounce entrees, four 16-ounce side dishes, and two 32-ounce soups. As you can see, there are no cookies since they are not low in carbs, but that is why you get 2 soups.
All the dishes are modified in order to adhere to the rules of low-carb dieting. You get to enjoy zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta or eat cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. Instead of legumes, you get more low-carb greens. In other words, you receive meals from the standard menu, but they are all customized to suit your diet.
Blood Sugar Control Vegan Meal Plan
Crafted by doctors and nutritionists, this meal plan brings you enough diabetic-friendly food for 6 days a week. Your delivery includes 6 cold-pressed juices, six 8-ounce servings of almond milk, 6 servings of pea protein powder, and 3 soups and 3 entrees from the standard menu. The plan is designed to help you get used to a low-carb, low-sugar diet more easily and provide you with all the essential nutrients you need to keep your body in good shape.
Vegin’ Out meals are plant-based, nutrient-rich, oil-free, and mostly organic. They allow for a varied diet, since the menus are repeated only once every 8 weeks. This means that if you order from this service every week, you eat the same meals only 6 times a year.
The standard items that you get in your single or double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order are generally high in fiber and low in fat, carbs, sodium, and calories. The average calorie count per serving is 130 calories for breakfasts, 170-220 calories for entrees, 70-130 calories for sides, and 110 calories for soups. The cookies have about 150 calories per 1-cookie serving.
The 5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse package lets you consume 400 to 800 calories per day. With the 21-day cleanse package, you eat 400-800 calories per day during the first week, and then enjoy standard items for the following 2 weeks, with each containing 70-220 calories per serving.
The meals you enjoy with the low-carb plan are low in both carbs and calories and normally contain fewer than 20 grams of carbs and no more than 200 calories per serving. Finally, with the blood sugar control plan, you get oil-free meals that have fewer than 5 grams of sugar per serving and contain little or no carbs. With this plan, your get to consume 700-900 calories per day.
Heating And Storage Tips
Vegin’ Out meals are cooked and delivered fresh and they can sit in your fridge for up to 7 days. If you get more food than you can eat in a week, you can keep the meals in your freezer for a couple of months. Still, we do not recommend freezing sides like salads, since fresh veg generally does not look or taste good thawed.
Many Vegin’ Out items can be enjoyed cold. This is usually the case with side dishes and juices. If you want to heat your entrees, soups, and potentially sides as well, you can just transfer them into a microwave-safe dish and heat them for 1-3 minutes in a microwave set on high. You can also heat your meals on a stovetop, by simply sauteing or simmering in a saucepan for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
The prices of meal orders at Vegin’ Out include both the price of the meals and shipping costs, which vary from one location to the other. By ordering more, you save more. If you opt for a double meal order instead of a single, you can save around $20 to $30, depending on where you live. In case you choose to pay for 4 weekly deliveries upfront, you save $10 to $26. Finally, subscribing saves you 5% with the low-carb plan and 10% with the single weekly meal order.
Since the prices include the shipping fee, they are not the same for LA, Southern California, Northern California, and Arizona, and nationwide deliveries. For example, a single vegetarian vegan order for LA deliveries is $127.99, $145.99 for South California, North California, and Arizona, and $189.99 for nationwide deliveries. Add-ons are all individually priced and cost the same regardless of the location.
Now, let us take a look at our detailed Vegin’ Out pricing overview and discover how much you pay depending on where you live and which meal plan you choose.
|Los Angeles delivery|
|Meal plan||Price per week||Price per day|
|Single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$127.99||$18.28|
|Double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$234.99||$33.57|
|4 upfront single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal orders||$121.50 ($486.00 upfront)||$17.35|
|5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse||$160.00||$32.00|
|21-day vegan cleanse and vegan meal plan||$124.33 ($373.00 upfront)||$17.76|
|Low-carb weekly vegan meal delivery||$160.00||$22.85|
|Blood sugar control vegan meal plan||$160.00||$26.66|
|Southern & Northern California and Arizona delivery|
|Meal plan||Price per week||Price per day|
|Single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$145.99||$20.85|
|Double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$269.99||$38.57|
|4 upfront single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal orders||$138.75 ($555.00 upfront)||$19.82|
|5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse||$178.00||$35.60|
|21-day vegan cleanse and vegan meal plan||$133.33 ($399.99 upfront)||$19.04|
|Low-carb weekly vegan meal delivery||$178.00||$25.42|
|Blood sugar control vegan meal plan||$178.00||$29.66|
|Meal plan||Price per week||Price per day|
|Single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$189.99||$27.14|
|Double weekly vegetarian/vegan meal order||$360.98||$51.56|
|4 upfront single weekly vegetarian/vegan meal orders||$180.49 ($721.96 upfront)||$25.78|
|5-day vegan soups and juice cleanse||$199.99||$39.99|
|21-day vegan cleanse and vegan meal plan||$176.66 ($529.99 upfront)||$25.23|
|Low-carb weekly vegan meal delivery||$199.99||$28.57|
|Blood sugar control vegan meal plan||$189.99||$31.66|
|Entrée (3 servings)||$13.00|
|Breakfast (5 servings)||$12.00|
|Side dish & soup (3 servings)||$11.00|
|Probiotic juice (12 ounces)||$7.99|
|Cookies (5 cookies)||$6.00|
|Pea protein powder (1 serving)||$1.00|
|Salad dressing (1 serving)||$0.50|
Vegin’ Out is based in Los Angeles, but apart from delivering food in Los Angeles and throughout Northern and Southern California, it offers its services nationwide. It ships to all US states, except for Alaska and Hawaii. Apart from standard shipping, which is included in the price, you can opt for expedited shipping, which is available upon request and comes with an additional fee.
The service packs its meals into insulated cooler bags with ice packs that keep the food cool for 2-4 hours after delivery. If you cannot pick it up and put it in the fridge on the day of delivery, it would be wise to ask someone to do it for you. If no one is available, you can also have the food delivered to your office. Alternatively, you can leave a cooler with additional ice packs in front of your home, so the driver can leave your meals there. If there is no safe place to leave the food, the driver will
contact you in order to schedule a re-delivery, which comes with a fee of $15-$20.
Vegin’ Out Pros And Cons
To make sure Vegin’ Out meets all your standards and expectations, it is important to know its biggest advantages and disadvantages. With a short overview of its pros and cons, you can easily decide if Vegin’ Out is the right meal delivery service for you.
- Natural and organic ingredients
- Vegan meal plans for different dietary needs
- You can eliminate the meals you dislike
- Gluten-free option
- Tasty add-ons
- Nationwide delivery
- Shipping included in the prices
- You cannot handpick your meals
With Vegin’ Out, you get delicious meals prepared by pro chefs at affordable prices. To find out what kinds of delights you will receive in your delivery, we have chosen a couple of sample dishes that accurately represents its offer and can help you decide if it is the right service for you.