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Trial and Eater's Splendid Spoon review – the plant based delivery service that offers soups, smoothies, grain bowls and now noodles! All of their meals and smoothies are vegan and gluten-free. Read more about them and find out their latest specials below!
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About Splendid Spoon
Splendid Spoon is a subscription meal delivery service that ships prepared soups, smoothies and grain bowls.
All of the options are vegan, gluten-free and GMO-free.
While these are weekly subscription boxes, you can essentially order a one-time shipment by simply cancelling the subscription after the first week.
Splendid Spoon Ordering Options
The ordering option plans for Splendid Spoon are Lunch, Breakfast + Lunch, Breakfast + Lunch + Reset. or Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Reset.
- Lunch only : ships 5 “bowls” per week
- Breakfast + Lunch : ships 5 smoothies+ 5 bowls per week
- Breakfast, Lunch + Reset: ships 5 smoothies, 5 bowls + 5 light soups per week.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset: 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noodles, and 5 soups (1 day soup reset)
Breakfast Smoothies Options:
Splendid Spoon has over a dozen low-sugar smoothie flavors, including delicious combinations like dragon fruit berry, blackberry basil, and orange hibiscus.
I like that they have notes on some flavors that specify which have a thicker texture or ones that are even lower sugar, in case you have specific preferences.
They have also filters for higher fiber, higher protein, lower fat, etc.
Soup and Grain Bowls:
Bowls make a great lunch option and include grain bowls and more substantial soups than the reset plan.
Flavors like chickpea harissa tahini, red beet buddha bowl and many other veggie-packed options.
The light soups in the reset category are designed for the 1 day soup reset, if you choose a plan with this option.
Flavors include soups like cauliflower potato chowder, parsnip apple puree and butternut turmeric.
I haven't been able to try any of their newest wellness shots yet, but I love this idea!
The detox shot with aloe and kale looks especially interesting to me.
An Example Week
I've had two orders gifted to me for Splendid Spoon – the first was the Breakfast+Lunch plan, and recently tried 5 of the noodle flavors.
Breakfast (Smoothies) + Lunch (Bowls):
I did not love all the flavors, but I did have favorites. You do have the ability to customize your box, so I imagine this is something that you will learn over time which flavors are best suited for you!
The smoothie flavors I tried were:
- Orange Hibiscus
- Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
- Raspberry Cacao Smoothie
- Green Matcha Smoothie
- Carrot Ginger Smoothie
My favorite smoothie was the Raspberry Cacao Smoothie. I love how the ingredients are clearly labeled on the front for you!
Surprisingly, my least favorite smoothie flavor was the pumpkin spice. I love a good pumpkin spice latte, so I expected this to be my favorite.
I coordinated my delivery while I was traveling, when I knew I wasn't going to have access to a full kitchen or time to cook much while staying in my AirBNB. This worked out well for grab-and-go breakfasts, and easy lunches or dinners with the bowls.
Sometimes I ate the bowls right out of the packaging, which also saved on doing dishes!
The flavors of bowls I've tried were:
- Moroccan Spice Buckwheat Bowl
- Cumin Sweet Potato
- Coconut Curry Rice
- Lentil and Kale
- Brown Rice Taco Bowl
My favorite bowl was the cumin sweet potato. Cumin is one of my favorite spices and sweet potato is one of my favorite vegetables, so this was no surprise to me here!
My second favorite bowl was the coconut curry rice bowl. It had a lot of greens which I appreciated!
Love that Splendid Spoon now has noodle options that still fit in the gluten free and vegan category! So far my favorite has been the green curry noodles, which definitely have a little kick to it and satisfy my craving for Thai food without having to order out.
I also like that you can heat it up right from the bowl, and no need to do dishes.
Splendid Spoon Review Summary
Overall, Splendid Spoon is a perfect solution if you're looking for a vegan and gluten-free, ready-made meal delivery.
The fact that they offer the option for smoothies for breakfast is also a plus, and means there is something to eat for any time of day!
They all have clearly labeled and minimal ingredients, which I love.
And they are continuing to innovate and expand their flavors, like with their new noodle dishes.
While not all of the flavors are ones I would order again, it is fun to try their range of options and find your favorites.
I once used this service once while I was traveling to a different city and busy working during the day, which really reduced my cost of eating out and also time spend worrying about what to eat. It's also a great option to have freezer meals on hand at home for when you don't feel like cooking dinner.
The portions are not huge but were filling enough for a meal. (Though keep in mind the nutrition facts are based on 2 servings per bowl.)
I do also appreciate that Splendid Spoon is focused on sustainable packaging! Each time I've received a delivery from Splendid Spoon it arrives still frozen.
Splendid Spoon Alternatives
While Splendid Spoon has some excellent vegan frozen options, they are not my absolute favorite.
Other frozen meal delivery options I'd recommend you check out our reviews for are Daily Harvest (love them for their versatility, they aren't just smoothies any more!) and Mosaic (our favorite for frozen full meals).
Also check out our list of best vegan meal delivery options for all the ones we love!
Ready to check them out? Use the link here to get $10 off your order!