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Trial and Eater’s review of the organic, plant-based frozen meal and snack options from Daily Harvest!
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Daily Harvest is an organic, vegan and gluten-free food delivery service that sends thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods straight to your door. Packaged items arrive frozen and most can be ready to eat within a few minutes! The company started out as mostly smoothies, and now they have branched out to breakfasts, dinners, and even desserts.
The biggest benefit to this service is the convenience.
These pre-made meals and snacks are reasonably priced, and available for delivery to 95% of the continental United States.
The Food and Drink Options
Currently, there are more than 10+ categories of food and drink you can choose from. Smoothies, harvest bowls, oat bowls, chia bowls, flatbreads, soups, lattes, bites and “scoops” (which is basically vegan ice cream), almond milk/mylks and forager bowls!
When choosing items for your box, you can filter by ingredients (keep ones you love AND exclude ones you don’t like!), sort by health benefit (like Energizing or “Stress Relief”) and/or search by dietary needs. Note that all options are already organic, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free, but you can add an additional filter if you’re looking for keto-friendly, high protein, or low-calorie.
All of the calories, nutrition facts and ingredients are listed on the website when you view the item.
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I’ve worked my way through most of their menu at this point, and definitely have my favorites. They keep adding new items too which is exciting to try new flavors.
Since Daily Harvest started out as a smoothie box before they expanded into other products, it makes sense that this category has the most flavor options. Currently they have 25+ flavors of smoothies with creative flavors – like their best-selling chocolate + blueberry, a cold brew + cacao, watermelon + dragon fruit, and black sesame + banana. My current favorite is the acai and cherry smoothie. Some are flavors are seasonal that rotate with what is most fresh.
You can just add water and blend! You could also add some protein powder to bulk it up a bit (I use the ones from Four Sigmatic). I like to add a plant-based milk for creamier blends too.
I also love that you can pour it right back into the container and it comes with a lid with a hole for a straw.
If you’ve ever had a hearty “Buddha Bowl,” this is what the harvest bowls are like. With different grains and veggies combinations, they currently offer 18 flavors – like their most popular “Cauliflower Rice + Kimchi” to the creative “Beet + Avocado Poké” bowl. My favorite is “Broccoli and Cheez” (a staple in every box for me).
There are usually a handful of flavor options for oat bowls at any time, and the breakfast bowls are some of my favorite items! The “Mulberry + Dragon Fruit” is my currently favorite. I didn’t care for the “Cherry + Dark Chocolate” but if you like unsweetened chocolate with tart cherry, that could be your bowl.
If you’ve ever made overnight oats, it’s like that, but better – and you don’t have to prepare these in advance if you’re eating it warm.
A little close up of that mulberry goodness:
I’ve seen 3-4 flavor options for chia bowls depending on the season, and my favorite is “Blackberry + Majik.” Majik is organic spirulina extract, which is what makes it blue.
It is recommended to add the liquid the night before and refrigerate (I used oat milk) for the chia seeds to expand. (If you’ve ever made chia pudding, this is similar.) Another staple in my monthly box.
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The flatbread are one of their “main meal” options (like lunch or dinner). Though if I’m being honest, I can eat two of these for a meal! One works if I have another side dish.
I really like the ones with a sweet potato crust – the “Tomatillo Pepper” and the “Kale + Sweet Potato” are a couple favorites.
And they are so colorful!
The soups (over 10+ flavors) come with the ingredients frozen mostly into ice-cube shapes, and you just add water, blend, and heat.
I had to add a little more water for my blender to work which made it thinner than I like. To control the consistency you can dump into a stock pot and use an immersion blender instead.
I’m not a really big soup person (and I usually like them chunky, which doesn’t work as well with these options) so I don’t often order much from this category.
If you’ve ever had “energy balls,” the bites are like those! You can eat these straight from the freezer as a midday treat or any time dessert. Hazelnuts + Chocolate is a healthier option for those afternoon sweet tooth cravings.
Each package gives you 3 single-serve latte pods that you can enjoy hot or cold! I have tried their most popular flavor, chocolate + chaga, with oat milk, which is basically like a healthy hot chocolate. The only one that actually contains coffee I believe is the Coffee + Almond.
Scoops a.k.a. ice cream
Vegan “ice cream” a.k.a. Scoops! I try all their flavor options as they come out and there really is something for everyone. Midnight fudge, mint chocolate chip, sweet salted caramel, berry compote, and – my all-time favorite – the salted swirled black sesame, which has a vanilla bean base.
Their newest category is almond mylks! They come in a concentrated cubes and can be blended with water to make a glass of almond milk or added straight to one of the oat bowls or anywhere you would add almond milk. They have almond mylk and almond mylk with vanilla, with more plant-based milks to come.
The price of the items ranges from $5.99 – $8.99 each. If you use the coupon code “trialandeater” you can order a 9-item box for as little as $23.91 (up to $50.91), depending on the mix of items you choose.
Translation: If you ordered a 9-item box full of breakfast items (oat bowls and/or chia bowls) at $5.99 you can try them for $2.66 a pop with the coupon. If you ordered all $8.99 items, the coupon reduces the price to $5.66 each instead.
How to Order
To order from Daily Harvest, go to their website and click “Get Started.” They’ll ask for your email address and zip code, and then allow you to choose what size box you want – Small (9 items, Medium (14 items) or Large (24 items). Use the filter options to help you choose how to fill your box, and after you make your selections you will be taken to checkout.
Underneath the payment information at checkout, if you’ve used one of the links in this review then the coupon code “trialandeater” should already be applied and be saving you $25. Or you can add it on this screen.
This is a weekly subscription model, and you can change your items week-to week. If you wish to pause or cancel after your first box you need to do so before 6pm on the Sunday before the next box ships. Otherwise the plan will continue and they will charge you and ship you another box the following week.
Daily Harvest Review Summary
The fact that they provide reasonably priced, organic healthy food options, (and that they are continually developing new products to choose from) will definitely keep me coming back for more. A
ll their products are vegan and gluten-free, but yet still so flavorful that it doesn’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.
These options save you the time of grocery shopping and food prepping, and generally take out most of the hassle of cooking. Smoothies just need added water and a blender, flatbreads can be thrown in the oven, and breakfast bowls just need a little plant mylk and a microwave.
To answer the common question of Is Daily Harvest Worth It? really comes down to what you are looking for in a meal delivery service. Based on my experience, it is one of the most affordable vegan delivery choices and they really have something for everyone.
Note: if you’re just looking for a smoothie service, you might also want to look into SmoothieBox.
You’re definitely paying for the convenience factor here. If you are someone who eats a vegetarian or vegan diet already, you’ll love Daily Harvest’s options – and if you are looking to get a helping hand in eating more fruits and vegetables or plant-based meals without having to do a lot of cooking, this is also a great option for you.
And a bonus: they now use compostable packaging! I’ve also never had an issue with their shipping like other meal kit companies, as they pack it very well and it always arrives still frozen.
I already have some favorites and I’m continuing to work my way through the rest of their menu. If you don’t know where to start, their 9-box option will let you pick one from each category to get a variety.
For me personally, I love having breakfast items on hand so I will always include oat bowls and chia bowls in my order, and also always include some warm harvest bowls or forager bowls to keep on hand.
If you want to give Daily Harvest a try, SAVE ON YOUR ORDER: Remember to enter the promo code “trialandeater” at checkout to get up to $40 off (the larger your box, the bigger the savings)!