Give Kitchen is a brand new vegan food delivery service that makes a difference. Launched in June 2015, the company delivers fresh cruelty-free meals to your door, and for every order, they offer a meal to someone less fortunate. When I was offered a sample of their meals for review, I had to say yes. Not only because the company operates ethically, but also the food looked scrumptious.
It is an innovative, plant-based food service, which delivers nutritious, organic, and vegan meals direct to homes or workplaces across the UK. GIVE Kitchen, founded by dedicated vegans Paul Hampson and Dario Curcillo, aims to provide fresh, vegan, plant-based food free of any artificial or animal-derived ingredients.
GIVE Kitchen forms part of the GIVE 2040 Foundation, a charitable movement, which strives to end world hunger, poverty, and disease by 2040. For each order placed, GIVE 2040 donates a fresh and wholesome meal to the homeless or less fortunate. To date, GIVE has donated 205 meals to the homeless and towards local charity events.
The food came in an insulated box, and there were ice bags in it to keep the food fresh. The parcel was delivered around 10 in the morning, so it was great to know the food didn’t spend too much time on the road.
When I received the box, I was very excited to discover what meals would form my diet for the next few days. All of the dishes were interesting, varied, and wholesome. The packaging is made of recycled materials, something I was pleased to see.
The meals would be great for someone who would like to turn vegan but cannot be bothered to put effort into cooking complicated meals or someone who is vegan and is bored of the usual dishes. They would also suit someone who wants a more ethically sourced diet but doesn’t have the time to dedicate to creating such food from scratch.
I was sent a total of seven meals and a box of snacks.
- Mexican mixed bean chilli – a delicious chilli made with a mix of legumes and a soya mince.
- Mixed herb vegan burgers – these are probably some of the best vegetarian burgers I’ve had. I wish restaurants could serve veggie burgers this good!
- Classic Moroccan falafel – the falafels in this dish are tasty, but the couscous really outdid them; it was perfectly seasoned, slightly lemony in flavour and light and fluffy.
- Cajun chickpeas and lentils – a mildly spicy, really wholesome, and filling meal.
- BBQ mock duck – this is probably my favourite meal. The BBQ duck is super tasty, a lovely tofu texture, and not too sweet. The carrot, swede, and mange tout make an excellent accompaniment.
- Mediterranean vegan meatballs – The meatballs are fantastic, and the spinach is soft and tender. I’d only add a little bit of sauce to the lentils, which were a bit lonely on their own.
- Balti chunk curry – A spicy, delicious curry with well-flavoured rice and succulent soya chunks.
- Assorted luxury truffles box – incredibly tasty, these protein-filled balls are an excellent dessert or snack to go with the meals. My favourite is the peanut butter & chocolate and the coconut & lime ones.
GIVE Kitchen is an excellent service – they offer great cruelty-free fresh food to your door, the sort of food you’d like to find at the restaurant but is never on the menu. It is healthy but full of flavour and takes away the hassle of cooking fairly complicated meals at home and buying a lot of different fresh ingredients.
I like the fact that all employees at GIVE are vegan and support a more environmentally friendly world. It is also admirable that GIVE donates a meal to the less fortunate for each order they receive.
As I’ve got a delicate palate, the only thing I’d suggest is to offer more of a selection of non-spicy foods. I look forward to tasting the noodles and sweet and sour tofu next time.
Give Kitchen also have a promotion on at the moment – Summer Saver. If you subscribe to their newsletter, you will receive a 10% discount.
*I was sent a few samples of GIVE Kitchen meals for review. However, the opinion expressed in the post is impartial, and I endorse the service only because I believe it truly is good.
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