Splendid Spoon and Sakara both offer plant-based meal delivery that delivers vegan meals right to your door. Let’s compare the two so you can decide which is the best vegan meal delivery service for you!
Splendid Spoon focuses on convenient plant-based meal delivery. They offer grain bowls, soups, smoothies, wellness shots, and more delivered across the continental United States. Splendid Spoon was started by a mom who still wanted to eat healthy meals but didn’t have the time to create her own meal plans and sweat over the stove. Splendid Spoon is now a lifeline for others who want to follow a plant-based lifestyle while on the go.
Sakara believes in the healing power of nutrition when it comes to gut health, clear skin, energy, and more. They are on a mission to help people heal their troubles from the inside out with their nutrient-packed ready-to-eat plant-based meals. Sakara delivers nationwide and has several plans based on what your goals are.
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With Splendid Spoon, there are several dietary options that are great, especially if you have food allergies. In addition to all of their meals being non-GMO and gluten-free, Splendid Spoon also has options that are blood sugar friendly, high protein, high fiber, lower calorie, lower sugar, and lower sodium. Also, since they are completely plant-based, their meals are dairy-free as well.
Sakara has selections for those with dietary restrictions as well. All of their meals and products are gluten-free, and many of their fresh ingredients are organic. Each meal is also labeled on whether it contains nuts or soy for those with allergies and whether it is spicy for people with a preference. Sakara does not offer as many dietary options as Splendid Spoon, but they do cover the most popular dietary restrictions.
Both Splendid Spoon and Sakara require very little preparation. Unlike a meal kit service, you do not have to chop, mix, or partake in any cooking process to enjoy Splendid Spoon and Sakara’s meals. Some of them you don’t even have to heat up, and if you do, it only takes a few minutes in the microwave.
Splendid Spoon has several options in each of their categories which are available all the time, and they also add new selections frequently.
Sakara has fewer menu options at a time, but they rotate them weekly, so there is always something new. With Sakara, you can expect about 10-11 options each week total between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sakara also lays the options out in a meal plan, so you know what to eat each day.
When it comes to ingredients, both Splendid Spoon and Sakara focus on using high-quality ingredients in their ready-made meals.
Splendid Spoon ingredients are used in their most natural state, with the “dirty dozen” always sourced organically. Their ingredients are also non-GMO, gluten-free, and without artificial or refined sugar.
Sakara chooses its ingredients based on nutrient density and from organic farms with sustainable practices. All of their products and meals are gluten-free, and every ingredient is intentionally used for its natural health benefits. Sakara is very particular about its ingredient sourcing, so you can guarantee all of their plant-based foods are the healthiest they can be.
For a healthier lifestyle, there has to be more than just quality ingredients. They have to taste good as well!
Splendid Spoon has grain bowls, noodle bowls, soups, and more easy meals that are great for quick lunches or dinners. You can expect dishes such as Butternut Turmeric Soup with sweet potatoes and nutmeg, Dan Dan Noodles with bok choy and tofu, and comfort food such as Vegan Meatballs and Marinara. Splendid Spoon also has delicious, refreshing smoothies and wellness shots.
Sakara changes up their weekly menus, but on every weekly menu, you can find chef-crafted meals such as Pasta a la Vodka, Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Pomegranate molasses dressing, and Seasonal Medley Quesadilla. They also have snacks, supplements, teas, and more that make great additions to their ready-made meals.
PRICE PER MEAL
Range of Bundles
$8.00 - $11.00
$85.00 - $175.00
5 Smoothies (16 oz)
5 Soup & Grain Bowls (16 oz)
Breakfast + Lunch
5 Smoothies + 5 Soup & Grain bowls
Breakfast, Lunch + Reset
5 Smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 light soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset
5 Smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noodles, 5 light soups
NUMBER OF DAYS
NUMBER OF SERVING
ONE TIME PROGRAM
Sakara has a much higher price tag than Splendid Spoon. Sakara has specialty plans like the detox plan and a signature plan to choose from. With the signature plan, you can choose the number of days you want and how many meals per day you would like, though you have to choose at least two meals per day.
Sakara also provides the option to have a weekly recurring delivery or a one-time delivery. You can also add snacks and supplements to their plans. To give you an idea of the pricing, the signature five-day plan with three meals per day costs just under $350, while specialty plans like the detox plan start around $400 per week.
Splendid Spoon has boxes to choose from rather than weekly plans. The box that offers the most is their breakfast, lunch, dinner, and reset box, which comes in under $200 for a week’s worth of meals. You can, of course, get boxes with less as well.
Packaging & Recycling
Sustainability is important, and both Sakara and Splendid Spoon are doing their part.
Sakara approaches sustainability from a variety of angles, including with its packaging. They have spent a lot of time deciding what packaging is best for the environment and most easily recycled by the consumer.
The box is made from recycled material and can be recycled again, the plastic containers they use are the most easily recycled packing nationwide, and the liner is made from recycled paper and cornstarch, which requires less energy to produce than oil-based liners. On the Sakara website, you can find specific instructions on how to recycle each bit of their packaging.
Splendid Spoon, like Sakara, focuses on sustainability in every aspect of its business. Their packaging is deliberately 100% recyclable, and some of it can even be reused if you wish. Though they provide specific instructions to recycle each part of their packaging, there are a few things you don’t even have to recycle. For instance, instead of ice packs, Splendid Spoon uses dry ice, which simply evaporates.
Sakara and Splendid Spoon both have excellent options for customer service. You can manage your subscriptions, billing, meals, and more on their online portals, find answers to frequently asked questions on their websites and reach out to company representatives when you have a problem.
In the matchup of Splendid Spoon vs. Sakara, Splendid Spoon is our winner due to its more affordable pricing, fantastic taste, variety, and attention to sustainability and ingredients. However, both companies can make a fantastic addition to your life depending on what your priorities are.
Go with Splendid Spoon if:
- You are on a budget
- You love traditional tastes
- You are on the go
Go with Sakara if:
- You are looking for a detox or specialty health plan
- You want weekly options that change
- You want the very best ingredients possible