If you’re a plant-power eater or partaking in Veganuary, we’ve got just the feature. Forget trawling through the internet for some dinner inspiration as the vegan ready meal market has gained momentum in recent months. From frozen wonders to Asian inspired dishes, here’s 10 must-try plant-based meals.

1. For Frozen Goodness: allplants

The Lowdown: Founded by brothers JP and Alex Petrides, allplants is the UK’s leading plant-based delivery service, making it easy and exciting to eat more plants, with delicious, chef-made meals delivered to your door. All of allplants’ meals contain the tastiest, most exciting plant-based ingredients they can find, and instantly freeze all dishes to lock in nutrition and taste.

Eat: Tuck into the likes of BBQ-roasted Jackfruit, Mac and Greens, and the new lighter menu, featuring: Roasted Veggie Lasagne, Spicy Szechuan Noodles, and Green Goodness Bowl. Don’t miss the Aubergine Parmigiana – molten, cheesy heaven.

Where: Order online 

2. For Persian Dishes: Shuro Shirin

The Lowdown: Shuro Shirin started with a simple mission: to make Persian food more accessible to everyone. Founded by two brothers, Samir and Nardair, the dishes offered by Shuro Shirin are inspired by the many years they feasted at their grandparents’ house with the whole family.

Eat: Shuro Shirin offer a rich and varied range of dishes; from stews to soups, and rice to dips. From an earthy aubergine split pea stew paired with a bowl of aromatic rice to green lentil soup infused with lemon, sumac, and turmeric, Shuro Shirin knock out a variety of vegan options inspired by traditional recipes.

Where: Order online 

3. For Indian-Inspired Meals: En Root

The Lowdown: En Root is an Indian-inspired, vegan restaurant located in Brixton. Known for their flavour-packed meals, they’ve recently launched a new Lockdown Lifesaver option featuring six tubs of their plant-powered, immune-boosting eats, now available for delivery.

Eat: The plan includes their signature Curry inna Hurry (mixed veg with a coconut cream base), daily dhal, saag aloo, sambhar (a lentil soup), a raw rainbow salad and golden rice. Personalise your plan by picking your six tubs online. All dishes can either be eaten fresh or frozen on delivery.

Where: Order online 

4. For New Dishes: BOL 

The Lowdown: BOL promises never to be boring, never to compromise on taste or quality and to always use business as a force for good. 100% plant-based, BOL’s meals are completely natural, high in plant protein and contain up to 3 of your 5-a-day, as well as always being tasty and nourishing.

Eat: BOL’s new Centrepiece range consists of three plant-powered main courses to be shared and enjoyed. Each dish centres around oven cooked vegetables that have been prepared, marinaded and topped with a perfectly spiced seed crumb. Low in sugar, salt, and saturated fat, the Centrepieces range includes – Whole Roasted Firecracker Cauliflower, Sweet and Spicy Szechuan Glazed Aubergine, and South Indian Spiced Butternut Squash.

Where: Supermarkets nationwide

5. For a New Range: Soupologie

The Lowdown: Soupologie was established by husband and wife team Stephen and Amanda Argent in 2012 with the aim of becoming the leading, go-to brand for deliciously free-from, nutritious plant-based food. And the soup company have just launched a brand new, plant-based food range; Foodologie.

Eat: The innovative selection of meal pots are the very first in the UK to be packed with all five of your 5 a day. True to the family ethos the full range is naturally flavoursome, full of vegetables and is free from all 14 of the main allergens. The selection includes: Super-Charged Chilli Verde, Bountiful Burrito Bowl, Lentil and Turmeric Daal, Greek Style Briami and Roasted Roots with Curly Kale.

Where: Tesco

6. For a Vegan Starter Kit: Mindful Chef

The Lowdown: Mindful Chef is a health-focused food box company set up by school friends Giles, Myles and Rob. Their recipe boxes are already a huge hit, and the company have recently entered the food-to-go sector with their all-new Veganuary Starter Kit.

Eat: Mindful Chef’s new Veganuary Starter Kit has all that a vegan eater might need. Available on its online store, the kit features three vegan frozen meals, two gut-boosting broths and a selection of nourishing smoothie mixes, all ready in minutes.

Where: Order online

7. For Popular Vegan Meals: COOK

The Lowdown: COOK was founded by two friends, Edward Perry and Dale Penfold, who had the ingenious idea of trying to cook and sell frozen ready meals that would be made like you would at home. Ideal for allergen-free eating, the COOK chefs rustle up sensational vegan meals, all prepared by hand from carefully sourced ingredients.

Eat: Try the brand new Shepherdless Pie for this year, with rosemary and red wine-infused lentils, quinoa and mushrooms topped with sweet potato mash and roasted chickpeas. And the customer favourite Lasagne al Forno is now vegan. You can also order all the Vegan Favourites Meal Box which is exactly as the title suggests – featuring the Mexican Three Bean Chilli and Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Curryalongside other best-loved dishes.

Where: Order here 

8. For Global Flavours: Vibrant Vegan 

The Lowdown: Vibrant Vegan’s selection of meals are made by their in-house chefs in London, with ingredients chosen for serious taste and nutrition. All dishes are not just frozen, but blast frozen, meaning less waste and no worrying about food going off in the fridge. Vibrant Vegan’s delivery partners operate a carbon-neutral service which means your box arrives with a net-zero impact on the planet.

Eat: Expect an array of frozen meals inspired by flavours found across the globe. Dig into dishes such as: Chiang Mai Red Thai, Malaysian Dumplings, Keralan Kokonut Curry, Mumbai Cauli Thali and Piri Piri Jambalaya.

Where: Order online

9. For Hearty Meals: Pep Kitchen

The Lowdown: Pep Kitchen handmake all of their meals in small batches by chefs, and are ready to heat from frozen in under 10 minutes. Plus they use the most sustainable packaging they can get their hands on.

Eat: Meals include: Jackfruit Massaman Curry, Mung bean moussaka, Spicy Szechuan Mapo Tofu, Coconut Dhal and Mexican Chipotle bean stew. In each box, you’ll also receive some ready-to-bake cookies or a delicious no-gluten brownie.

Where: Order here 

10. For Classic Meals: Deliciously Ella

The Lowdown: Deliciously Ella has turned the most popular recipes from their cookbooks into a range of frozen meals. Each is hand-made, carefully prepared in small batches and frozen after cooking – simply pop in the oven and serve with your favourite accompaniments for a fuss-free dinner.

Eat: The concise range comprises of five hero products. Dig into Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl, Yellow Thai Curry, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Shepherd’s Pie, and Spiced Spinach and Potato Cakes.

Where: Ocado, Tesco and Sainsbury’s