We reviewed a number of the big meal delivery services but for vegetarians — not to mention vegans — they don’t offer more than a few options.

Now, joining Purple Carrot and Green Chef comes Herb & Seed a new plant-based service here in So Cal.

The vegan organic plant-based meal service sent us some of their offerings to try and we were impressed with the variety, the freshness and the compostable packaging.

 

The ‘Rainbow Buddha Bowl’ with marinated tofu, beet hummus and greens.

 

Chef Natalie Jaconetty worked with a nutritionist to create the meals and if you want to get healthy, this is the painless way to do it.

 

 

 

So, what did we try?

Breakfast was a tasty ‘Apple Pie Overnight Oats’ with lots of cinnamon, crispy apples and yummy oats. It was really enough for two. Breakfasts are a steal at $11.

For lunch, we enjoyed the ‘Rainbow Buddah Bowl’ pictured above. And before you think ‘that won’t fill me up!’ remember that it’s ‘macronutrient dense’ meaning it’s packed with protein is very filling. Lunch entrees selections include  Stir Fry Bowl, Mediterranean Bowl, and Rainbow Buddha Bowl are priced at $13.50, again a very good deal.

Dinner the first night was a Chile Relienos, green pepper stuffed with cashew cheese, black beans, onions tomato topped with a spicy tomarillio sauce with a jicama ‘salad.’ It had just the right amount of bite and a pleasing flavor profile though we find jicama to be almost tasteless. They don’t add salt or oil to any of their meals, but we found everything so tasty that it didn’t need any additional spicing.

Greek Stuffed Peppers, Creamy Tomato Polenta Stacks, and Enoki Mushroom Cakes with Miso Glazed Broccolini are dinner options all priced at $15.50.

 

Deliveries are made every Monday (check to see if you’re in their service area) and you can customize your meals, too. Just go to Herb and Seed LA.