Let’s be honest - not all meal delivery services will be a perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget. When I tested Purple Carrot’s most popular meal plan, I saw the benefits this meal kit has to offer. But I also saw the drawbacks. Those drawbacks might certainly be enough to make you want to cancel your Purple Carrot subscription and move onto something better.
I write about write about my full Purple Carrot experience this full-length review, but suffice it to say that what was lacking in Purple Carrot can definitely be made up for with another meal delivery service.
Like a meal kit with a larger menu selection, with better options for other strict diets for the other members of your household, like the meal plans from Green Chef. Or maybe you’d like the option of both meal kits and prepared meals to suit your schedule, as offered by Sunbasket. Veestro, on the other hand, is all-vegan like Purple Carrot, and only provides prepared meals on several different menu plans. There are no shortage of options!
For now, let’s start with how you can cancel your Purple Carrot plan.
I can sum up the process in one word - easy.
Canceling your plan is so easy, you can do it without having to email or speak to anyone, even if you’ve signed up for the the cheapest Purple Carrot plan - that’s pretty unique compared to most other meal delivery services.
Simply go to your account settings, click change subscription status, and cancel your account.
The entire thing takes about 10 seconds. You can also choose to pause your subscription for up to ten weeks.
If you do want to cancel or pause your subscription, the deadline for making changes to your order is 11.59 pm EST the Tuesday before your next shipment is due. If you go beyond this timeline, you’ll be charged, and your order will be processed as usual.
Canceling your orders doesn’t mean that you have to go back to the old way of preparing your meals - dragging yourself to the grocery store, only to come home and find out that you forgot one or two ingredients to the meal you wanted to make. Then - boom! - out comes the takeout menu.
Don’t give up!
If Purple Carrot didn’t do it for you, I’ve got a few other meal delivery services to recommend.
Sunbasket offers mouthwatering meals that come ready to heat up and eat, or ingredients for meals in less than 30, 20, or even 15 minutes. This is a great option if you have a cramped schedule but still like to be involved with your meal prep. Sunbasket’s meal options provide menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and healthy snacks for easy and organic vegan eating. Learn more about what Sunbasket has to offer in this dedicated Sunbasket review.
The dedicated veggie-based meal plan is dietitian-approved and carefully crafted to be low on calories, and high in important nutrients. This is just one of the 10 meal plans offered by Sunbasket. Other meal plans include the Diabetic-Friendly and the Low-Carb meal kits.
Green Chef provides you with a mouthwatering menu of plant-powered recipes, and fresh, organic ingredients to put those meals together. You can order weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on your schedule and budget. All of the ingredients come in recyclable packaging, and they’re accompanied by Green Chef’s signature sauces and easy-to-follow instructions.
For the full rundown on how Green Chef works, check out this full Green Chef review.
One of the most unique features of Green Chef is the company’s focus on sustainability, sourcing produce from local organic farms, using recyclable packaging, and other efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Veestro’s A La Carte, Chef’s Choice, and Weight Loss plans are carefully crafted to get you the best vegan cuisine for your busy lifestyle. Who needs frozen soy dogs when you can spoil yourself with colorful meals made from non-GMO ingredients, like the Portobello Steak Dinner, Pad Thai, and the Ultimate Veggie Wrap.
Veestro also offers a vegan spin on classic dinner-time favorites – a perfect compromise for anyone who’s just getting started with a plant-based diet. Learn more about all of Veestro’s offerings in this full Veestro review.
For a quick glimpse at what you can get from Veestro - plans include the options of 3 meals a day, 5 days a week, to really make meal planning hassle-free.
Purple Carrot is an extremely convenient service, but the limited number of meals to choose from can get repetitive, even if the menu does offer an eclectic range of foods. There’s also only meal plans for 2 or 4 serving options. Whatever your reasons for canceling Purple Carrot, it’s a relief to know the process is fast and easy.
Luckily, you don’t have to give up on finding the right meal delivery service for your needs. For a wider variety of pre-cooked vegan meals, Veestro is your best bet. If you need even more options for how fast you want your meal prep to be, and a menu that suits other diets as well, then Sunbasket is the way to go.
Whether you’re a longtime vegan or new to the benefits of a plant-powered diet, it’s exciting to know there are meal delivery options for every palate, diet, and schedule. Happy eating!
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