Splendid Spoon is one of the more unique meal delivery services on the market. By relying on smoothies, soups, and bowls instead of heartier meals, this company is a leader in light, healthy, plant-based eating. My colleague tried this service out, and their Splendid Spoon review discusses its strengths and weaknesses in greater detail.
Despite its advantages, Splendid Spoon’s approach won’t be for everyone. Maybe the smoothies aren’t a filling enough start to your morning, or maybe you’re craving something more substantial come dinnertime. Whatever the reason, you may want to pause or end your Splendid Spoon subscription.
Luckily, there are some exciting alternatives to Splendid Spoon that are likely to suit your needs. Sunbasket offers organic ingredients and health-forward meal kits as well as premade, heat-and-eat meals. The menu over at Veestro contains a bevy of frozen breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, including plant-based takes on classic dishes.
Finally, the plant-based meal kits and prepared meals from Purple Carrot celebrate high quality produce with delicious, veggie-forward dinners.
I wasn’t particularly impressed with Splendid Spoon’s cancellation process. On the plus side, the company doesn’t force you to get on the phone or reach out directly to a customer service representative. But there were a few too many hurdles to jump and throughout the cancellation process, you’ll be bombarded with pop-ups trying to change your mind.
One of many “are you sure?” menus that Splendid Spoon makes you click through before letting you cancel your subscription.
Sign in / Open My Account – Once logged in, click on Edit Your Plan near the top left corner of your account page.
Select Cancel Your Plan – Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Cancel Your Plan.
Confirm your cancellation – You’ll be prompted with a survey to let Splendid Spoon know why you’re canceling. Fill it out and click Cancel My Plan. Look out for one last pop-up, then you’re finally home free.
Splendid Spoon has a final cutoff date for canceling your service, and it varies depending on your chosen delivery day. For Wednesday deliveries, you’ll have to cancel by 4 pm EST the prior Thursday, and the cutoff for Friday deliveries is 4 pm EST the prior Sunday. If you cancel after the cutoff, you’ll receive (and be charged for) one final shipment.
If Splendid Spoon didn’t work for you, don’t be so quick to write off meal delivery services altogether. Splendid Spoon serves a pretty narrow niche. One of these other services may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Sunbasket has become a leading meal delivery service thanks to the breadth of dietary options it offers. In addition to vegan options, it also offers paleo, gluten-free, and other plans to suit you and your family’s dietary needs.
As if this weren’t impressive enough, Sunbasket also allows you to order a combination of both meal kits and prepared meals. This rare feature makes it easy to adjust your subscription around your schedule every week. Our full Sunbasket review goes into more detail on this multifaceted service.
If you don’t adhere to a strictly plant-based diet, Sunbasket’s large menu will never leave you wanting. Be aware, however, that Sunbasket usually only offers around five vegan meals a week, giving you a smaller menu to choose from compared to Splendid Spoon.
Splendid Spoon focused on light, fresh meals, but sometimes you just crave something a little heartier! Luckily, Veestro proves that plant-based meals can be indulgent and filling. For an in-depth look, check out our expert Veestro review .
Veestro’s expansive menu includes over fifty frozen, prepared recipes spanning everything from Moroccan Melange to Chick’n Nuggets. The trade-off is that Veestro relies heavily on meat substitutes like seitan and soy protein.
If you enjoy meat substitutes, you’ll find a lot to love in Veestro’s menu – including the specialized weight loss meal plan and the à la carte options. If you prefer all-natural, unprocessed vegan proteins, though, our next recommendation may suit you better.
Do you love Splendid Spoon’s plant-forward menu but wish it had more involved dinner options? Purple Carrot could be the perfect meal kit for you. This service offers delicious, thoughtfully composed dinners that celebrate high-quality produce. My detailed Purple Carrot review discusses everything I like about this service.
While everything on Splendid Spoon’s menu is premade, Purple Carrot, like Sunbasket above, provides both meal kits and prepared meals. The meal kits are made up of fresh ingredients with a detailed recipe booklet for you to prepare your own meals. As a result, this service does require more effort, but the payoff is high-quality, homemade meals like the Gochujang Veggie Bowls pictured above.
Splendid Spoon makes sticking to a healthy diet easy like never before. While it might be a great way to restart your gut health – especially with its Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset Plan – the limited variety and lack of hearty dinner options may not be ideal in the long term.
It’s hard to go wrong with any of these great plant-based services. It really comes down to what works best for your needs.
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