Vegin’ Out Review - UPDATED Nov 2017
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 customers has a particular pallet and allow for the purchasing of 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. You can have the meals delivered to your home or office, by simply choosing the package that works best for you (the packages differ in quantity). Before you place your order, make use of the special requests box and tell them 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 want them to provide you with the nutritional information on your meals.
The ingredients they use are fresh and organic whenever possible (about 85% of their ingredients are organic). They use no processed foods and the meals are 100% vegan.
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, or recommend Vegin’ Out to them and, once they make a purchase, you will have $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 vegetarian or vegan diet, get information on their special holiday menus or learn more about what they are up to next, be sure to check out their blog.
What Makes Vegin’ Out Different
Vegin’ Out’s core concepts are what makes it different from most of the currently available meal delivery services, since 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 great thing about Vegin’ Out is that all of their dishes have a low fat content, they are free from cholesterol and trans-fats, and most importantly, cruelty-free. They strive to provide their customers with meals prepared with the best of the locally grown, organic ingredients, whenever possible and so far, they have truly excelled in this endeavour.
What really caught our eye when researching 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 about what you want changed or excluded.
Although their 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 the order. Unfortunately, the cookies cannot be gluten-free.
Meals and Recipes
Every week, Vegin’ Out comes up with 8 amazing dishes that make up their meal packages. Take a look at the dishes in the menu section or on their home page and be sure to check the list of menu ingredients they provide. 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.
A single meal package includes three 24 oz entrees, four 16 oz side dishes, one 32 oz soup and a bag of delicious vegan cookies (5 per bag). That means that you can get up to three servings from each of the entrées, side dishes and the soup.
Vegin’ Out invests a lot of time and effort into coming up with new, exciting dishes. Currently, their menus are repeated once every 8 weeks, which means that if you order from them every week, you will eat the same thing only 6 times a year.
Vegin’ Out wants your food to remain as fresh as possible until you are ready to eat it. This is why they pack it into insulated cooler bags with ice packs that keeps it cool for 2-4 hours. If you cannot pick it up and put it in the fridge on the day of delivery, they urge you to ask someone to do it for you. If no one is available, you can also have the food delivered to your office, or 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 take it with him and contact you in order to schedule a redelivery, which comes with a fee of $15-$20.
The prices of meal orders at Vegin’ Out include both the price of the meals and the shipping costs and they depend on your location. By ordering more, you save more, so if you opt for a double meal order instead of a single, you can save around 10%.
The price of a single vegetarian vegan order for LA deliveries is $127.99, $145.99 for South California and $189.99 for North California and nationwide deliveries.
The price of a double vegetarian vegan meal order (exactly twice as much food as in the single order) for deliveries in LA is $234.99. The price for South California is $259.99 and for North California and other locations it amounts to $360.98.
You also get to order additional entrées ($13 each), side dishes ($11 each) and additional vegan cookies ($6, 5 cookies per bag) and salad dressings ($0.50 each).
Vegin’ Out is based in Los Angeles, but apart from delivering food in Los Angeles and throughout Northern and Southern California, they offer their services nationwide. They ship to all US states except for Alaska and Hawaii. The shipping costs vary depending on the location and they are included in the price of your meal order. There are no additional expenses.
They also offer the option of expedited shipping, which is available upon request and does come with an additional fee.
- Meal customization
- Gluten-free option
- Deliver nationwide
- Reasonable prices
- Do not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii
- Prices differ depending on location