With the popularity (or necessity) of online shopping and in particular food boxes that are delivered straight to your door, we at VV TV bring you a round up of some of our favourites. There are some fantastic smaller / independent/ vegan businesses that make our lives a little more easy and tasty – and right now lets give them our support!
OMG – we were really impressed with how fresh every was in the box and no plastic too! Yay! A super selection of fruits and veggies and would love to buy again. The only thing is is that we are organic fans here at VV TV so hoping they will launch an organic OddBox soon.
ODDBOX work closely with farmers across the UK (& from abroad) to rescue fresh, seasonal surplus produce at risk of becoming food waste. To date ODDBOX have rescued over 5 million kgs of fruit and veg from going to waste with their delivery box scheme.
What’s inside an ODDBOX?
Inside the boxes are a mix of fresh seasonal British staples and other seasonal produce ranging from imperfect and surplus produce to out of specs and trial varieties, as well as a selection of international produce that has been imported but then graded in the UK. There may be a few surprises in there too – if ODDBOX can rescue it, they will!
In a large box you’ll get 9 varieties of seasonal and local veg and 4 types of fruit, which is ideal for a family of 4 or 5. ODDBOX also provide a sheet detailing the reason each of your items have been rescued, e.g. surplus, markings etc. Veg only and fruit only boxes are also available, in sizes small, medium and large.
Boxes start at £10.99 with delivery to London, South and South East England.
Love this box of goodies – some new and hard to find vegan delights included. Just love that you can pick a box and send as gift “Thinking of you” And a “kids healthier snack box.” A fab idea!
Mighty Small is a new online supermarket newly launched and 100% dedicated to small British independent food and drink brands to help keep hundreds of small businesses thriving. Choose from amazing veggie and vegan friendly speciality snacks, treats, drinks, breakfasts, coffees, and all sorts. Try all sorts of vegan specialities, such as gourmet sweets from Candy Kittens, MOMA dairy free porridge pots, Hunter vegan avocado oil mayonnaise, BBQ Bao bun kit, BEPPS cheese puffs, Nix & Kix drinks, Creative Nature cacao orange gnawbles, Tribe energy bars, Abakus seaweed crisps, and loads, loads more!
All founder-led brands with strong focus on authentic, natural flavours and ingredients, with tons of vegan options. Quick delivery nationwide, within 48 hours.
We love our friends at One Planet Pizza and still have to pinch ourselves that we no longer have to put our own vegan cheese on a pizza. We always find just the right amount of toppings – they do not scrimp like other pizzas. Run by super Mike and Joe we hear that they have something rather special lined up for Christmas – do check them out!
And we just love love love that all direct orders with them are completely zero-to-landfill. Your pizza will arrive in an eco-friendly box with instructions on how to re-use and recycle all the packaging. They really do take the next step. And direct pizzas have 20% less packaging than their normal store-bought range.
Award winning frozen vegan pizza company, One Planet Pizza, are delivering customized plant-based pizzas direct to your front door. Determined to distribute some positivity (and delicious plant-based goodness) One Planet Pizza have brought forward their exciting nationwide launch of their latest venture, OPP Direct.
Whether you’re self-isolating, social-distancing (hungry for pizza in general) or know anyone who is, then they hope this new service will make life that little bit easier and more enjoyable for you during this difficult time. One Planet Pizza’s new direct-to-customer service allows you to choose your favourite pizza toppings, flavours and bases online, and receive them on a suitable day straight to your front door or safe place!
Here’s how it works!
- Use their new and improved website to choose from classic and special edition flavours.
- Pick your bases – choose from wholemeal or classic dough (gluten-free will be available soon).
- Choose to have your pizzas delivered on a Wednesday or Friday or Saturday to suit your new home-working, PJs-only life!
One Planet Pizza is dedicated to creating a positive change, ensuring they approach every aspect of their business, from production to delivery, with sustainability at their core. One Planet Pizzas have also been calculated as having a 20% lower carbon footprint of a typical meat and dairy pizza.
Created by chef founders Ben and Joe who hope these new options will encourage, and allow, even more people to try PEP’s unique take on vegan frozen ready meals. Inspired by street food from around the world there is absolutely nothing bland about food from the freezer here and delivered by a carbon neutral delivery company, in eco friendly packaging, customers can simply enjoy embracing convenience and the delicious meals on offer.
A selection of their bestselling options adapted for two.
At just £6.90 generous portions of Jerk Sweet Potato Curry, Coconut Dhal & Gunpowder Roots or Jackfruit Massaman Curry are the ideal sharing option. Ready in just 10 minutes from the freezer, as with the single serve options, then perfectly paired with conveniently cooked rice also available from the website.
Dietary Bundle options
For those who are struggling to choose which dishes to try, or individuals who follow certain dietary restrictions, PEP’s new bundle options make it easy. With a gluten free, low calorie or protein bundle available, at £46 for eight meals, PEP take the decision making out of your hands so easy, perfectly portioned lunches or supper are just a few clicks away.
What a super bumper box packed with new kids on the block Squeaky Bean. We loved everything that was packed in the box. Some gorgeous choccy treats from Mummy Meagz – that didn’t last long! And vegan pancakes too! OMG!
You can now receive vegan food delivery boxes from Squeaky Bean direct to your door, thanks to a new home delivery initiative from Foodchain – an app which usually supplies restaurants. Products featured in The Squeaky Bean Plant Based Box include recently launched vegan sandwich slices from Squeaky Bean, as well as other meat replacements such as plant-based shawarma kebab and fishless fingers, non-dairy milk, ready-to-eat vegan pancakes, vegan chocolate bars and kimchi.
The Squeaky Bean Plant Based Box can be ordered directly from Foodchain’s app and delivered to homes – helping consumers to minimise trips to the supermarket during lockdown, and providing access to vegan items which are in high demand, with millions reducing their intake of meat and dairy products since the Covid-19 crisis hit Britain. Foodchain’s app usually connects restaurants to independent British food suppliers in all categories, but like many businesses in the hospitality industry, the company has pivoted its offering to supply direct to consumers as well.
The Squeaky Bean Plant Based Box is currently being delivered within the M25 and parts of Hertfordshire, with plans to expand deliveries nationwide in the future.
Authentic recipes that tastes delicious. Again like above we did add in chickpeas, other vegetables or even vegan meat to make each dish go further. There was plenty anyway however we like to try and then bulk out even more. Easy to warm up from frozen too.
Chef Akila is a multi-award winning startup, based in Yorkshire, specialising in clean curries that are handmade, freshly frozen and delivered to homes around the UK. The business was founded by a 75-year-old grandmother from India (Akila) and her son, who is a NHS consultant doctor.
All of their curries are hand-cooked by Akila and her team, out of their 5-star rated, Gluten-Free kitchen. The team have already won 15 accolades at the Great Taste 2019 Awards, as well as three golds from the Free-From 2019.
Their focus is creating a curry culture in the UK that is clean, healthy and full of nutrition, and as such have worked with doctors, nutritionists and other experts to this end. For every meal sold, the team donate one to a hungry child in India.
Chef Akila deliver to your door frozen, in insulated boxes. Nationwide delivery by DPD courier. Free delivery for orders over £39.
The Vegan Hamper comes with or without wine – and looks absolutely stunning. A fantastic gift for a loved one or even as treat for you! Packed with high end vegan goodies – most we haven’t even seen before. It comes in a large basket – handy to use afterwards.
No longer must the vegan in your life go without the finest of foods and beverages, thanks to the Vegan Hamper with Wine you’re going to surprise them with. A delicious bottle of D’Oliva vegan wine is the star of the show, alongside vegan truffles, biscuits and an array of delicious treats. Make someones day in the best plant-based way!
Hampers.com also produce the Vegan Hamper. Crammed with a tray full of the finest, most mouth-watering plant-based treats, from Monty Bojangles vegan truffles through to gourmet popcorn, biscuits and more. There’s no way this treat won’t give you a huge amount of cruelty-free kudos!
Hampers.com deliver these beautiful vegan hampers straight to your door with prices starting from £45.00.