The 5 Best Vegan Subscription Boxes for 2020

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Our Top Picks

Vegan subscription boxes are a fun and easy way to stock up on your favorite products and discover new ones. These memberships can make a vegan lifestyle more convenient and are especially important now that many people have shifted to largely online shopping. There are tons of vegan subscription options, including everything from food and wine to beauty, wellness, and other lifestyle products.

Whether you’re already subscribed to a weekly meal kit or are totally new to subscription boxes, getting treats delivered each month is a great way to keep your vegan lifestyle fresh. We reviewed the vegan subscription boxes on the market and chose the best options. In addition to looking at price and selection, we also evaluated each company’s environmental and sustainability practices to find the top picks for Treehugger readers.

Green Chef: Best Overall

Green Chef

Green Chef

The foundation of a vegan lifestyle is a healthy, plant-based diet. For that reason, our best overall pick for a subscription box is Green Chef, a meal kit service that offers five meal plans — including a vegetarian and vegan option. Green Chef also uses USDA-certified organic ingredients and takes steps to create less food waste than retail grocery stores.

Green Chef customers can opt for deliveries every one, two, or four weeks so it’s easy to find a plan that fits your needs. The Plant-Powered option offers a new plant-based menu each week, and you can select your favorite, diet-compliant meals starting at about $12 per serving. Plus, Green Chef has committed to sustainability by offsetting 100% of direct carbon emissions and plastic packaging — and using totally recyclable packaging where possible.

Why it's a fit for Treehugger: Green Chef is Treehugger’s overall best pick because of its organic, vegan options, dedication to using sustainable packaging, and decreased carbon footprint.

Vegancuts: Best Snacks

Vegancuts

Vegancuts

Serving customers since 2011, Vegancuts offers a snack subscription box featuring 100% vegan and cruelty-free products. Customers receive 10 or more curated items each month, including everything from vegan mac and cheese to sweets, like oat bites and dark chocolate.

Vegancuts’ vegan snack box costs about $22 to $25 per month, depending on how many months you pay for at once. Customers who pay for six months at once save roughly $15 with a month-to-month membership, while those who pay for a year save $40. Shipping is free for U.S. customers and the month-to-month option means membership is flexible. Vegancuts also offers a beauty and makeup box, so you can expand your membership to explore other products.

Why it's a fit for Treehugger: In addition to its delicious snacks, we love Vegancuts because of the company’s dedication to choosing environmentally conscious vendors and supporting animal sanctuaries via a portion of box proceeds.

Kinder Beauty: Best Beauty

Kinder Beauty

Kinder Beauty

The Kinder Beauty Box offers a beautiful selection of clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products, including skincare, makeup, hair care, and accessories. Every box is guaranteed to contain up to around $165 worth of product — including at least two full-sized products. Memberships are about $23 per month if you prepay for six months, roughly $24 per month if you prepay for three months, and $25 if you pay month-to-month.

Beyond its commitment to vegan- and cruelty-free beauty products, Kinder uses boxes made from 100% recycled materials that are both biodegradable and compostable, and packing materials are made from 100% recycled materials. Plus, Kinder donates a portion of all sales to animal rights and environmental causes like the ASPCA, Farm Sanctuary, Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation, and Compassion Over Killing.

Why it's a fit for Treehugger: Overall, Kinder Beauty stands out to Treehugger because of the company’s dedication to helping the environment through clean products, sustainable shipping, and community support.

Bombay & Cedar: Best Lifestyle

Bombay & Cedar

Bombay & Cedar

Bombay & Cedar has both quarterly and monthly lifestyle boxes featuring vegan, cruelty-free, and hand-curated lifestyle products — plus a vegan beauty box. The seasonal, quarterly box costs between roughly $70 and $75 (depending on your plan) and includes between six and nine full-sized products — like skincare, books, and home goods — with a retail value of more than $200.

A monthly box is available from about $43 to $45 per month, depending on your membership, and includes five to six products — plus two Bombay & Cedar essential oils — all worth more than $100. Customers can expect to receive vegan and cruelty-free items like diffusers, skin care, snacks, home goods, and activities.

Why it's a fit for Treehugger: We love Bombay & Cedar because of how seamless its clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products are to use at home.

Winc: Best Wine

Winc

Winc

Winc is a wine subscription service that lets customers choose from a wide variety of wines — including some that are vegan. While it may seem like wine is an obvious choice for vegans, several wine-making techniques incorporate animal byproducts. Winc makes it easy to enjoy a glass of wine without giving up your vegan lifestyle.

Customers start by completing a six-question Palate Profile to help Winc choose wines that fit your preferences. As a member, you’ll receive three bottles of wine for about $39 per month, plus taxes and $9 for shipping. Then, choose from Winc’s huge wine selection — including sustainable wines — starting at roughly $13 a bottle. Shipping is free if you order at least four bottles, and you’ll receive a 10% discount on orders of 12 or more bottles.

The company’s selection of vegan wine is exceptional, but what really stands out is Winc’s dedication to sustainability in winemaking and shipping. Shipping boxes and pulp trays are compostable and Winc transports wine in reusable totes to a centralized bottling and distribution facility to avoid the carbon impact of sending wine in bottles.

Why it's a fit for Treehugger: Treehugger readers can count on Winc because of how the company reduces its environmental impact and supports sustainable growers and winemakers.

How We Chose the Best Vegan Subscription Boxes

To select the best vegan subscription boxes, we evaluated dozens of options based on product offerings, price, and quality. We also considered whether the subscription boasted other Treehugger-approved features like zero-waste packaging, organic and fair trade certifications, and a commitment to the environment and global community.

Overall, our top pick for vegan subscription boxes is Green Chef. Not only is a plant-based diet the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but Green Chef makes it easy to eat healthier by offering organic options and freeing up time to commit to a healthier way of life. At the same time, Winc stood out for its selection of vegan wines and commitment to sustainability behind the scenes. Bombay & Cedar was a top pick for a lifestyle subscription box because of its cruelty-free items like diffusers, skin care, snacks, home goods, and activities.

What Are Vegan Subscription Boxes?

Vegan subscription boxes are recurring shipments of vegan products that, depending on the vendor, may include food, makeup, health and wellness products, and other vegan-friendly items. Subscriptions are usually monthly but some are offered on a bimonthly or seasonal basis. While some customers prefer to receive subscription boxes every month, many companies offer the ability to purchase a monthly or seasonal box.

How Much Do Vegan Subscription Boxes Cost?

The cost of vegan subscription boxes varies depending on the theme, size of the box, and quality of products. For example, vegan meal kits are typically around $10 per serving, but prices can differ based on ingredients and other dietary restrictions. Likewise, vegan beauty boxes may cost more or less depending on whether products are also zero waste, fair trade, or meet other important standards.

What Items Are Found in Vegan Subscription Boxes?

Vegan subscription boxes are available for a range of products, including everything from meal kits and individually wrapped snacks to wine and beauty products. Subscriptions that offer vegan products also tend to specialize in clean and cruelty-free items, and many of them aim to incorporate sustainable packaging and shipping materials.