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Hungryroot review

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Eating a healthy, plant-based diet just got easier.

Grocery shopping, cutting up vegetables and cooking are time-consuming, yet necessary if you want to eat a healthy, plant-based diet full of mouth-watering dishes. With meal kit subscriptions like Hungryroot, you can skip the shopping and meal prep and get right to cooking and enjoying.

Quick take

Pros

  • Delicious, plant-based meals
  • You can customize what’s in your box.
  • Easy cancellation

Cons

  • You have to manually skip weeks to change delivery frequency.

How does it work?

Start by creating a free Hungryroot account, then answer a few quick questions about your dietary preferences, eating habits and how many people you’re feeding. Then choose how many lunch and dinner meal servings you’d like each week, plus ready-to-eat extras like breakfast foods, snacks and sweets.

Before your order ships every week, you can let Hungryroot know which types of foods you’d rather never or rarely see in your box, as well as favorites that you’d like to get often.

Box size and pricing options

Pricing depends on the number of servings and extras that you add to your box. You can choose between six and 16 servings per week, with a lower price per serving as you add more. These are general prices per serving based on the number of servings ordered. Prices do not include extra add-ons.

Number of servings per weekPrice per serving
6$9.99
8$8.99
10$8.75
12$8.49
14$8.49
16$8.49

Shipping, payments and cancellations

Can I get free delivery?

Yes! Orders ship ground for free. But if your delivery location requires air delivery, you’ll be charged a $10 delivery fee each week.

Payment options

Hungryroot currently accepts all major credit cards. PayPal is not currently accepted.

Can I skip weeks with Hungryroot?

Yes. You can skip week-by-week or up to four weeks in advance. To do this:

  1. Log into your Hungryroot account and go to Settings.
  2. Click Plan details, then Manage calendar.
  3. Highlight the dates you’d like to skip, then click Update plan.

How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel your Hungryroot subscription:

  1. Log into your account, then click Settings.
  2. Click Account details at the bottom of the page, then click Cancel account.
  3. Select your reason for canceling, then click Cancel your bundle.
  4. You should receive a confirmation email that your subscription has been canceled.

All cancellation, pause and skip requests must be completed by noon ET on the Thursday before your next box ships. Otherwise, you’ll be charged for and will receive your next box according to the previous schedule.

What sets Hungryroot apart?

Hungryroot offers a huge selection of plant-based meals and snacks that are not only healthy but also downright delicious. Whether you’re new to a plant-based diet or are looking to branch out from your go-to recipes, Hungryroot is worth a try.

First-hand Hungryroot review

Hungryroot sent me one free box to try, but I wasn’t otherwise compensated to write this review. This is my honest, unbiased opinion after receiving my box.

Read my final verdict

Gabrielle Pastorek
Hungryroot unboxing

Unboxing Hungryroot

My Hungryroot box arrived right on schedule — you get to pick your delivery day when you sign up. It was also packaged nicely: There was an ice pack and just enough plastic wrapping to be useful without being wasteful. There wasn’t any excessive packing or insulation to dispose of, as I’ve seen with some other similar brands.

First impressions

Everything arrived in perfect condition and was ready to heat up or cook. I was impressed with the variety of items in my box — a few snacks, some hearty ready-to-eat lunches and fresh produce.

I also loved that sauces were included to go with the fresh veggies and pasta, so I didn’t have to dig into my pantry or head to the store to whip up a meal. I would’ve liked to have tried a dessert, though!

Two weeks in

Everything that I tried was absolutely delicious — from beet pulp pesto to red lentil pasta. Even my spouse, who lives on meat and potatoes, liked the cauliflower noodles and tomato sauce! Not a single item from this box went to waste, and the produce stayed fresh in my fridge for a little over a week.

This box lasted me around two weeks, although I wasn’t exclusively eating Hungryroot meals.

These were just a few of my favorite meals:

Crunchy carrot lentil mix
Carrot lentil mix
Lemongrass braised tofu
Lemongrass braised tofu
Lentil pasta and tomato puree
Lentil pasta with tomato sauce
Vegetables & Thai peanut sauce
Vegetables and thai peanut sauce
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Hungryroot vs. competitors

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Special Dietary Requirements Special Offers Number of People Meal Preparation Average Meal Price
Hello Fresh
Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Low Calorie, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb
Current college students in the U.S. are eligible for a discount via UNiDAYS. Terms Apply.
2-4
Prepared Fresh
$8.99
GreenChef
Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Keto
$60 off + free shipping when you sign up.
Up to 6
Prepared Fresh
$11.50
Freshly
Gluten-Free, Nut-Free
Get $60 off at checkout. Student discount of 15% off any meal plan for four weeks. Terms apply.
1
Prepared Fresh
$8.99
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Bottom line

Overall, I loved this box and would order it again if it was easily in my budget. Given that my spouse and I have vastly different diets, this box just isn’t affordable enough to get regularly. And the main drawback of this brand is that it doesn’t allow you to permanently change the frequency of delivery — you have to manually skip deliveries each week.

But if you’re looking for delicious, healthy food delivered to your door every week and don’t mind paying a bit of a premium for this service, HungryRoot is absolutely worth a look.

Still on the fence? Compare other meal delivery options to find the best one for your dietary needs and budget.

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