Combining sustainability with delicious plant-based ready meals, Planty is here to liven up your week!
Their mission is to show how easy it is to go plant-based with their ultra-convenient, tasty meals delivered straight to your door.
Planty’s packaging is 100% recyclable, compostable, or reusable; they’ve also made it simple for customers to send back the packaging, free of charge, for them to re-use it as many times as possible. Planty’s free UK delivery is also carbon-neutral!
Planty offers the option to choose between a one-off order or creating a subscription. Their subscriptions are as flexible with a choice of weekly deliveries or a frequency of up to every 12 weeks. Customers are also able to pause and cancel the subscription, update their meal selection, move an upcoming order and edit their plan at any time.
The meals arrive frozen and can either be cooked from frozen so you always have a stash of healthy meals available, or defrosted and chilled in the fridge (eat within 3 days for this option).
As you can see from the cooking instructions above, it couldn’t be easier!
I chose a selection of meals and desserts to try from their website to show you the wide range available.
Yaki Miso Udon Noodles
The first meal that I tried was the Yaki Miso Udon Noodles. I love chunky udon noodles so this meal instantly appealed to me. It features chunks of roasted tofu with mixed veg such as bok choy, shimeji mushrooms and aubergine. I absolutely loved the addition of the peanuts for some tasty added crunch and the rich yaki-miso sauce was delicious.
Sweet Chilli Tempeh Stir Fry
Next, I tried the Sweet Chilli Tempeh Stir Fry. Again, the portion size was huge and very filling with lots of marinated pieces of tempeh, thinner chop suey noodles, veg, and a spicy kimchi dressing. This meal was perhaps a little saltier than I was expecting but I still enjoyed it a lot!
Not-a-Chicken Tikka Masala
The Not-a-Chicken Tikka Masala was my favourite meal of the delivery and I would love to see Planty bring out some more curry options in the future. The vegan chicken pieces had a nice texture and the addition of the pilau rice, bombay aloo and steamed spinach made this a lovely complete meal.
Buddha Bowl (not pictured)
Sorry guys, I took this to Uni with me to eat for lunch and completely forgot to take a photo! This was another winner though! Protein-filled buddha bowl with marinated tempeh, charred red pepper sauce, edamame hummus, pickled beetroot, crunchy broccoli, and quinoa, with toasted pumpkin seeds – what a combination of amazing flavours!
Sadly, there was one meal that I wasn’t so keen on and that was the Polpette Alfredo. Usually, I adore any and all pasta dishes, but this one was really quite bland and stodgy. I felt that the sauce could have been creamier and the vegan meatballs were a little dry and gritty.
The last meal that I tried was the Shepherd-less Pie and this really hit the spot! A lovely hearty mix of lentils and soya mince with a good layer of root veg mustard mash and some added seeds for extra protein and crunch. Excellent!
Beetroot Red Velvet Cake
I have a massive sweet tooth so naturally I was looking forward to tucking into the desserts! These individual sized portions come packaged in glass and can be eaten either hot or cold (the former takes just a few seconds in the microwave). I loved the Beetroot Red Velvet Cake which has a rich and creamy cashew cream cheese topping and yummy toasted walnuts.
Chocolate & Hazelnut Fondant
Saving the very best til last, Planty’s Chocolate & Hazelnut Fondant is out of this world! It has a decadently rich melted core of chocolate with roasted hazelnuts on top – it’s the most delicious vegan pudding ever!