Recently I tried Veestro, a meal delivery service. As many people know, I’ve been getting more into cooking and trying new foods and recipes. I’ve really enjoyed not having the same 3 things for dinner!
The owner, Mark, founded Veestro when himself both time-starved and hungry. He couldn’t find a “fast and healthy” meal after work. He left the corporate world and, together with his sister Monica created Veestro.
Monica and Mark grew up in Costa Rica, where normal meals included fresh vegetables and fruit. Costa Rica inspired the “Pura Vida” mentality of Veestro.
Veestro is made from organic, healthy, sustainable, from plants. It comes fully prepared for your doorstep. It’s 100% plant-based. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, but I appreciate trying new things and plant-based meals.
What Makes Veestro Different?
- 100% plant-based
My Experience with Veestro:
Veestro came straight to my door, frozen over dry ice. It arrived on time, and everything was fresh. I was able to cook each meal within 15 minutes. While I have nowhere to go right now, it is nice looking into the future when you return home from work and want food almost immediately.
Meals I Tried:
Thai Chick’n Stew:
I was sure what to expect! I’ve never tried a chicken substitute. The Thai chick’n stew features a plant-based chick’n with tomatoes served over brown rice and veggies. It was easy to prepare and filling. The photos on the website showed mixing it with the rice (I didn’t see that afterward), but this was good.
Country Fried Chick’n:
The country-fried chick’n features plant-based chicken and a mix of vegetables and mashed potatoes. Sometimes when reviewing meals, I have to remember: “I am a runner,” and I eat more. I could have used another serving of the vegetables with the Veestro meal. The country-fried chick’n was a great meal, but I did find myself hungry afterward.
The Veestro miso udon was, by far, my favorite. After living in Japan when I was young, I appreciate udon noodles. The miso udon came with yakisoba noodles, baby bok choy, shitake mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, and plenty of seasonings. The Veestro Miso Udon was seasoning well and not overly salty. It was a great side of a cold day.
Beluga Lentil Braise:
The Beluga lentil braise was the meal I was most excited about. I love good lentils! It came with black beluga lentils, red quinoa, and veggies. The Veestro beluga lentil braise wasn’t overly dry, and everything tasted good. It definitely lived up to my expectations.
- 10 meals: $11.70/meal
- 20 meals: $10.80/meal
- 30 meals: $9.90/meal
While fresh food and vegetables are always appreciated, I believe $11.70 or even $9.90 is expensive for some meals. For instance, the Miso Udon has 250 calories and can’t really be considered a meal. So you would need to buy 2 meals, and it would end up being a $20 meal.
The Veestro food is good, but I don’t know if I can justify $20 dinner meals every night. Veestro does give an extra 10% off and free shipping for subscriptions. It’s definitely better than eating fast food.
I liked Veestro, and it’s a great plant-based meal service for anyone, whether you are 100% plant-based yourself or looking towards trying new plant-based options. I appreciate everything is already pre-cooked, so you don’t need to spend hours cooking it and also that it’s cooked well. It’s not a boring, dry, overly salty TV dinner. The only con I see is the price.
You can try Veestro for yourself here.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Veestro?
What is your favorite meal delivery service?