HungryRoot Review - Plant-Based Meal Kit Subscription

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HungryRoot is a weekly plant-based food delivery service. Each delivery contains up to 13, 19, or 25 staple and premium foods that you can mix and match to your liking. As is typical with meal-kit services, prices may be higher than you’d find in a grocery store, which is offset by the service’s convenience factor. Deliveries arrive weekly, though you can skip a week if needed.

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How It Works

HungryRoot is for people who like to eat well but are short on time. It’s also for people who don’t enjoy cooking, as all the ingredients come chopped and ready to go. This food delivery service will have dinner on the table in less than ten minutes.

It’s also fantastic for people with food allergies, as you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination. Vegetarians, vegans, and people interested in transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle can also benefit from this subscription.

You decide which items arrive at your door each week. Many options are seasonal and therefore aren’t always available. The platform allows you to set your dietary preferences if any and builds a food profile of things you like and dislike. HungryRoot suggests foods for you and enables you to create your own combinations.

Unlike other meal kits, the ingredients don’t add up to strict meals, per se. The recipe book included in each delivery tells you how to utilize items as part of meals, but you can mix and match them to your liking.

Wondering how to get started? The signup process couldn’t be easier. First, visit the website, enter your email address, and create a password. Select the plan you want (more on that later), and you’ll have your box in no time.

What Makes HungryRoot Unique?

HungryRoot is for people who like to eat well but are short on time. It’s also for people who don’t enjoy cooking, as all the ingredients come chopped and ready to go. This food delivery service will have dinner on the table in less than ten minutes.

It’s also fantastic for people with food allergies, as you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination. Vegetarians, vegans, and people interested in transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle can also benefit from this subscription.

You decide which items arrive at your door each week. Many options are seasonal and therefore aren’t always available. The platform allows you to set your dietary preferences if any and builds a food profile of things you like and dislike. HungryRoot suggests foods for you and enables you to create your own combinations.

Unlike other meal kits, the ingredients don’t add up to strict meals, per se. The recipe book included in each delivery tells you how to utilize items as part of meals, but you can mix and match them to your liking.

Wondering how to get started? The signup process couldn’t be easier. First, visit the website, enter your email address, and create a password. Select the plan you want (more on that later), and you’ll have your box in no time.

What We Like

  • The service is excellent for those who don’t know how to cook
  • It’s a very time-efficient way to get dinner (or lunch or breakfast) on the table
  • The vegan plan is something very few meal kits offer
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    The kit provides unique food options

What Could Be Better

  • There’s no mobile app to facilitate making and managing orders
  • The allergy info could be more easy to find
  • Pricing and menu information is somewhat hidden on the website 

Pricing & What’s Included

There are three pricing plan sizes:

Small

  • Recommended for one person
  • $69.00 for up to 13 items

Medium

  • Ideal for couples
  • $99.00 for up to 19 items

Large

  • Best option for families
  • $129.00 for up to 25 items

The boxes include everyday staples and premium items. Premium items count as a double item, so the total number of items in your box can vary.

HungryRoot Reviews

We took to the company’s Facebook page to help round out this HungryRoot review, where they have a 4.4 out of 5-star rating based on 2,730 reviews. There was a healthy mix of both positive and negative reviews. We combed through them to get an idea of how this company is performing.

Customers were delighted with the availability of delicious vegetarian and vegan meals. They also mentioned how delicious most of the meals were and that you can customize your meals according to your preferences. The ample variety, something that’s often difficult to achieve in vegetarian and vegan dishes, was also a decisive factor that stood out.

Negative reviews usually had to do with customers receiving incorrect food items, deliveries missing items, or issues with packaging. HungryRoot takes time to respond to most reviews, both positive and negative, demonstrating excellent customer service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions other HungryRoot users have.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

Canceling your HungryRoot account is simple. First, make sure you’re logged in to your account. Then go to “Settings,” select “Account Details,” and then “Edit Account Details.” A screen will appear with prompts to cancel the service, and all you have to do is follow them.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

Unfortunately, HungryRoot does not offer phone support, so all inquiries must be dealt with online. Visit the support page for live chat, or submit an email request for less urgent issues. You can also text them at 855-222-5704.

When Does It Ship Every Month?

Deliveries ship every week, so you’ll never be without meals. If you sign up before Wednesday at 3 pm EST, you may receive your first delivery on Friday (depending on where you live). If not, you’ll receive your first order the week after the following week.

You can look in your account info to see delivery days and windows, though you can’t get a more specific timeframe than 9 am to 9 pm. HungryRoot ships to the 48 contiguous states, so Alaska and Hawaii customers, unfortunately, cannot receive this service.

Is HungryRoot Gluten-Free?

Yes! Select gluten-free in preferences, and you’ll only see foods that are gluten-free.

Who Is HungryRoot Not For?

A vital part of this HungryRoot review is narrowing down who the service is not for. Other meal kits would better serve the following groups:

  • People who love to cook—you’re not doing any prep or real cooking other than mixing ingredients
  • People who can’t be at home on the day of delivery or don’t have someone to accept and put the fresh food away
  • Meat eaters—there are better meal kits for meat-eaters, even though the company now has meat options

Company History

Three founders had the idea to start HungryRoot in 2015: Benjamin McKean (who has also worked as the vice president and GM of Groupon), Franklin Becker, and Gregory Struck are the creative minds behind the business.

Their idea was to rebrand vegan eating, which has a reputation for being boring, tasteless, and challenging to make, and instead make it flavorful, appealing, and easy. The trio also wanted to make healthy living easy.

The brand enjoyed much initial success but was forced to overhaul in 2017 when operational demands exceeded their capabilities. The founders decided to take an entirely new approach to running their business, and instead of directly manufacturing food, the company started working with a supply chain of partners.

 This decision ultimately paid off, and HungryRoot has since seen unparalleled growth and extremely high customer satisfaction rates.
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