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Sprinly Review 2021: Vegan Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep

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Written by: Kat Torgersen on Sep 14th, 2021

Sprinly in a Nutshell

Want to eat more plant-based dishes but too busy to think of creative recipes? Sprinly is a prepared meal delivery service that can help you stick to a healthy vegan diet when you’re short on time and ideas.  

What I Liked

  • Original and creative menu

  • Clean, organic, and recognizable ingredients

  • Far healthier than most prepared meals

  • Special discount – get $30 off over three weeks

What I Didn’t Like

  • Only six dishes to choose from each week

  • You’re committed to ordering between six and 18 meals per week

  • One of the more expensive meal delivery services out there

Sprinly Overview

Let’s be clear: you don’t need to be a committed vegan in order to enjoy Sprinly’s plant-based meals. I’m not – and I’ll tell ya – I didn’t even miss the meat. I tried six dishes and can honestly say, I enjoyed them all.

My favorite thing about Sprinly is that everything in these meals is food. There are no stabilizers, additives, or weird chemical-sounding elements listed. All the ingredients are fresh and organic. Bottom line: you can feel good about putting this food into your body.

The biggest drawback, though, is that these meals are not going to save you money. In fact, this is one of the most expensive meal delivery services I’ve come across. This may or may not be a deal-breaker for you – that’s something you’ll need to decide for yourself. If you’re really busy and need help sticking to a healthier diet, Sprinly could very well be worth its price tag. 

How Sprinly Works

Ordering is as easy as it gets. The first step is to choose how many meals you’d like delivered each week. There are only three options here: six, 12, or 18.

The next step is to choose the date that you would like your first delivery to arrive. Delivery days are predetermined – either a Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on your location. Each week there is a new menu to choose from. 

At any point, you can see the menu for the next four weeks. Since there are six new dishes a week, and you have to order a minimum of six, it means you can either try everything or double up on some of the choices. 

Sprinly has considerably fewer options than what I’ve seen with other meal delivery services and, to be honest, I’m not really sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I’m sometimes a little skeptical of seeing too many choices (especially when it comes to prepared meals – they can’t all be good, right?), and scrolling through an extensive menu can be overwhelming. 

On the other hand, if you’re picky or have dietary restraints, having fewer choices means the meals can get repetitive, and that’s not fun either.

Once you’ve selected your meals for the week, you’ll just need to input some customer and shipping information and you’re good to go. All in all, it took me less than 10 minutes to place an order. 

Sprinly’s Menu

Sprinly’s entire menu is plant-based and gluten-free. From what I can tell, the majority of meals are also soy-free and free from refined sugar. Take a look at the ingredients list and you’ll be pleased to see produce that you recognize and can pronounce! 

This is definitely not something I’ve been able to say about every meal delivery service I’ve tried. 

When you click through to each dish on the menu, you’ll get a quick overview, the ingredients list, and nutritional facts. There are also icons to help you identify whether the meal is free from allergens, like soy, gluten, and nuts.

Sprinly doesn’t introduce new meals every week, but it looks like it does so fairly regularly, which is great. After you’ve had a week’s worth of meals, you can log into the website and provide feedback on each – this helps the company determine what to keep on the menu and where to switch things up. 

The other thing I really like about Sprinly’s menu is that it offers a wide range of cuisines, so you won’t just get stuck with American comfort food. You’ll find Latin, European, and Asian-inspired dishes to choose from, plus some reimagined classics, like the Mac and “Cheese” with Steamed Broccoli.

Here’s a quick summary of Sprinly’s pricing and the dietary needs it best accommodates:

Pricing

From $16.05 per serving 

Dietary needs

Vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free 

Shipping costs

Free

Special discount

Get $30 off over three weeks

Sprinly Delivery 

According to its website FAQs, Sprinly doesn’t deliver everywhere. At the time of writing this review, the company ships only throughout the East Coast, Midwest, and South. However, when I emailed customer services (more on that later), they told me Sprinly delivers across the continental US. 

I’d advise getting in touch with them to check whether the service is available in your location. If so, your delivery will arrive on either a Tuesday or Wednesday.  

I got a FedEx text update on Monday saying the package had been picked up and was scheduled for delivery the following day. On Tuesday I got two updates: one saying the package was out for delivery, and a second saying it had been delivered.

This process couldn’t have been easier.

Sprinly Unboxing

Sprinly does a really good job of being environmentally friendly. Everything delivered to my door was recyclable, compostable, or reusable. This is something I appreciate – especially as so many meal delivery services out there are still creating unnecessary waste. Yes, I want convenience, but not at the expense of the planet.

In fact, Sprinly has an entire page on its website dedicated to sustainability. Every component of your order (the box, insulation, meal and sauce containers, and ice packs) is explained, including how you can dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.

I’d also like to note that Sprinly’s packaging is great – everything from the nutritional info to the cooking instructions is clear and concise, and it looks appealing, too. 

The information on the meal containers is more or less the same as what you see on the website. The company has done a really good job of providing everything you need, and nothing you don’t.  

Favorite Sprinly Meals

I enjoyed all six of the meals that were delivered to me, and my favorites weren’t necessarily the ones I expected! 

I was surprised to find that one of my favorite meals was the Brunch Frittata with Walnut and Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad. I honestly expected this meal to be a little bit… boring? It definitely wasn’t! There was a ton of flavor and if I could buy that little frittata in bulk, I totally would. 

My next favorite also surprised me. The Italian Garbanzo Bean Patties With Zucchini Noodle Pesto Pasta definitely tasted better than it looked. And while I’m generally not a fan of zoodles, I have to admit, I really liked this dish. (I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’d probably still have preferred linguine or fettuccine… but this is healthier and still delicious.)  

The four other meals were also tasty. There were a couple that I thought could have packed a little more punch, but I wouldn’t call them bland. And hey, so long as you have hot sauce nearby, you can always kick it up a notch yourself, right? 

Sprinly Customer Service

Sprinly’s customer support setup is super helpful and convenient. If you have a basic question, chances are you’ll find the answer on the website’s FAQ page. 

I decided to see just how speedy the customer service team would be at responding to an email inquiry. The verdict? Very. I emailed on a Sunday afternoon and by Monday morning – before normal business hours, I should say – I had an answer in my inbox. 

Oh, and you can also send a text message, which is really convenient. I wish more companies offered this! I reached out via text on Sunday afternoon, and by 10 am on Monday had a response. The response was a bit salesy, but it is a business, after all. More importantly, it was clear and informative. 

And if you need another method of getting in touch, you can also call Sprinly’s 1-800 number. 

Sprinly Prices

Sprinly’s food is tasty, fresh, and healthy – but it’s also one of the more expensive food delivery services out there. If you choose the smallest plan of six meals per week, you’ll be paying more than $18 per serving! Choose a plan of either 12 or 18 meals per week and the costs go down slightly: $16.58 and $16.05 per serving, respectively.

At least the company doesn’t charge you for shipping!

I can’t say whether or not the price is “worth it” for you. If you’re a busy person looking for a super-convenient way to eat healthy while avoiding the grocery store and any cleanup, Sprinly could definitely be a good option.

The only thing that doesn’t sit well with me is how few meals there are on the menu each week for that price. If you’re a picky eater or, indeed, if you want 12 or 18 meals each week, you’ll have to select the same meal multiple times.

In my opinion, it would be silly to spend nearly $60 on three of the same single-serving dishes. It’d be much more cost-effective to just cook a large pot of something that you can eat a few days in a row. But again, that’s just my opinion!

Alternatives to Sprinly

If it’s money you’re looking to save, there are certainly more budget-friendly vegan meal delivery services out there than Sprinly. Here are some alternatives worth considering:

Meal Delivery Service

Sprinly

Sunbasket

Veestro

Purple Carrot

Starting Price

$16.05 per serving

$8.99 per serving

$9.90 per serving

$9.99 per serving

Servings  Available 

Between six and 18 meals per week

Between two and 10 meals per week for up to four people

Between 10 and 30 meals per order

Between two and four meals per week for up to four people

Meal Types 

Prepared meals 

Prepared meals  and meal kits

Prepared meals 

Prepared meals  and meal kits

Pescatarian 

✔ 

Vegetarian

Vegan

✔ 

✔ 

Low-Carb

Low-Calorie

Special Discount

Get $30 off over three weeks

Get $90 off and four free gifts

Get $40 off, promo code: AOWERPLANT30

Get $20 off and free delivery

Sunbasket is a great alternative because, though it doesn’t offer a dedicated vegan plan, it does have a great range of vegan meals included in its weekly menus. It also champions organic, responsibly sourced ingredients and sustainable packaging, just like Sprinly. 

Veestro , like Sprinly, offers exclusively vegan, prepared meals, though these are flash-frozen for easy storage and to help maintain the nutrients. There’s even a dedicated weight-loss menu.

Purple Carrot  is also vegan, with both meal kits and prepared meals to choose from. This brand is all about making vegetables the star of the show, so it doesn’t rely on meat substitutes. You can also choose from a variety of breakfasts and gluten-free snacks, like vegan cookie dough!

The Bottom Line

Sprinly’s meals are undeniably healthy and delicious. The company’s green practices and focus on sustainability are also a big selling point. But you’ll need to decide if it’s worth the $16+ price tag per serving. You’ll also need to determine whether there are enough meals for you to choose from each week, or if the menu is too limited. 

I’d say that this is a great option for particularly busy people who don’t want to spend their time shopping, cooking, or cleaning, but do want to stick to a healthy plant-based diet (and can afford it). 

About The Author

Kat Torgersen

Contributing Writer, Delivery Rank

When she's not testing out recipes in her own kitchen, Kat is probably just out eating somewhere else. Formerly of the DC consultancy world, Kat now writes, edits, and manages content for clients around the globe.

When she's not testing out recipes in her own kitchen, Kat is probably just out eating somewhere else. Formerly of the DC consultancy world, Kat now writes, edits, and manages content for clients around the globe.

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