Let’s be honest – not all meal delivery services will be a perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget. Purple Carrot offers a lot of benefits, but it isn’t the be-all, end-all meal kit for everyone. Personally, I’m a big fan of this service, but I go into the nitty-gritty of its strengths and weaknesses in my in-depth Purple Carrot review . If this service isn’t right for you, have no fear! Purple Carrot has a straightforward cancellation process.
If you’re wondering what service to try next, I’ve found several alternatives that may better suit your needs. For example, if you don’t mind some vegetarian options, the Plant-Powered menu from Green Chef is a great place to start.
Maybe you prefer prepared vegan meals rather than cook-it-yourself meal kits, in which case Veestro has you covered. If you want access to both meal kits and prepared meals, Sunbasket offers the flexibility to choose either.
I’ll discuss these alternatives in more detail later on, but for now, let’s walk through the simple process of canceling your Purple Carrot subscription.
Sign In / Open My Account – Sign in and click on My Account from the menu on the left side of the page.
Select Change – Click the Change link under Subscription Status. This will let you pause or cancel your subscription.
Confirm your cancellation – Click the option to Cancel Your Subscription. A dialogue box will open asking you to provide a reason for canceling. Simply select the appropriate option and click Cancel Subscription to confirm. Remember: the deadline for making changes to your order is 11 pm EST the Tuesday before your next shipment. If you go beyond this timeline, you’ll be charged for one final week, and your order will be processed as usual.
As you can see, ending your subscription is so easy, you don’t even have to write an email or pick up the phone.
If you just need a break and don’t want to outright cancel, you can also choose to pause your Purple Carrot subscription for up to ten weeks.
In fact, you can even skip up to four weeks simply by unchecking the box on the menu screen (as pictured above).
I firmly believe that there’s a perfect meal delivery service for everyone. If Purple Carrot wasn’t the right fit for you, all is not lost. These three alternatives offer similar features (fresh ingredients, plant-based meals, and health-forward recipes), but with their own unique spin. If Purple Carrot didn’t hit the target, one of these three services may just be a bullseye!
If you’re like me, sometimes you want to cook for yourself from a meal kit, but other times you just want to stick a premade dinner in the microwave. This can make it difficult to pick a meal delivery service, since most only offer meals in one form or the other. With Sunbasket, however, there’s no need to choose!
When you subscribe to this health-forward service, you can choose from any combination of meal kits and single-serving Fresh & Ready meals each week. Sunbasket even has a marketplace with snacks, drinks, and ingredients that you can add to your order.
Our review of this service discusses these features in more detail.
Unlike Purple Carrot, which is exclusively plant-based, Sunbasket caters to a wide variety of diets. This means if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ll have to do a little more work to find suitable meals. This also means you have slightly fewer menu options to choose from, with about five plant-based dishes available every week.
Green Chef is a USDA-Certified Organic meal delivery service with streamlined menus that suit a number of diets. Order from Green Chef’s Plant-Powered menu offers nine delicious, veggie-forward meals every week. You can count on five of these weekly meals to be fully vegan, while the rest contain eggs or cheese.
This service is a good choice for vegetarians who don’t always need a fully plant-based diet. We outline all the advantages in our full Green Chef review .
Unlike Purple Carrot, where the ingredients come whole, Green Chef takes care of almost all the prep for you: sweet potatoes come pre-diced, cabbage comes pre-shredded, and corn kernels have been removed from the cob for your convenience. If you’re a slow prepper like me, this can save you valuable time in the kitchen.
I’m a fan of the way Purple Carrot champions naturally vegan ingredients. On the flipside, this can lead to unfamiliar recipes that are a little outside your comfort zone – especially if you’re fairly new to a plant-based diet. If this makes it hard for you to love Purple Carrot, Veestro may be just what you need.
Veestro lets you enjoy plant-based versions of all your favorite dishes , so you can enjoy everything from “pepp’roni” pizza to mac and “cheez” without breaking from your diet. These meals – over 50 in total – come frozen and ready to reheat and enjoy.
My colleague’s in-depth review goes into further detail about the menu.
If losing weight is one of your goals, Veestro also offers a comprehensive Weight Loss plan. This plan provides all your daily meals to keep your diet goals on track, or you can simply order from Veestro’s full menu à la carte.
Purple Carrot is great at what it sets out to do – to provide high-quality ingredients and recipes that showcase plant-based ingredients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for you.
The limited number of substitutions available can be frustrating for picky eaters, especially considering the relatively small menu selection. Purple Carrot also only offers two meal plans, limiting you to a choice of just two or four servings per week.
Whatever your reason for ending your subscription, it’s good to know that Purple Carrot makes it easy to cancel your plan. It’s also good to know that you have many other options.
Green Chef’s Plant-Powered Menu may be a better choice if you’re vegetarian rather than vegan. Green Chef’s pre-chopped produce also helps cut down on prep time, so it’s quicker to get dinner on the table.
And while Sunbasket offers a more limited selection of plant-based dishes, it can be a real game-changer to have access to prepared dinners in addition to meal kits for those busier nights.
Plant-powered dieters have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a meal delivery service. This is an exciting time to be vegan! Check out our definitive ranking of the best vegan meal delivery services on the market.
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