Here's my Veestro review – this is a meal delivery service that is a bit more specific:
- 100% vegan
- fully plant-based
- rather expensive
In other words, this service claims to help you lose weight with its healthy meals.
However, is this efficient? Plus – how much do its meals cost?
This article will let you know whether Veestro is worth trying or not.
Note: This review is based on my own research + analysis of Veestro.
Full Name: Veestro by Veestro
Product Type: Weight Loss Food
Best Actual Price: $13.99 per meal
Cheapest Place To Buy: The official website
Designed For: Helping you stay or get in shape
My Rating: 5 out of 10
Recommended?: Not necessarily – it's nothing special:
- no longer offers full meal plans
- many complaints regarding the food's taste
- unreasonably expensive
As such, I wouldn't say that Veestro is worth it at all.
Still, if you're looking for an alternative that has it all, I know a product that makes exactly what you need.
What I Liked About It
- Good for weight loss
- Suitable for vegans
- Delivers ready-made meals
- Any dish can be ordered with no limitations or commitment
- Delivered food is not frozen
What I Didn't Like About It
- Company recently went through a huge revamp
- Unclear how much is still changing or staying the same
- They no longer offer meal plans
- User feedback is pretty contradictory
- Lots of complaints regarding the taste of the food
- Smaller area of delivery (because they no longer deliver frozen food)
- Very expensive
- Extra fee for delivery
Veestro In A Nutshell
Veestro is a company that stems from a passion for vegan food.
In fact, that's where most of its appeal comes from, but it's also good for weight loss.
Due to this, Veestro takes pride in making vegan dishes tasty and special.
Initially, this program used to be like any other of its kind:
- sold as meal plans
- food would arrive frozen
- based on subscription
Recently, however, it seems like Veestro went through a pretty thorough revamp.
That being said, they no longer offer services in exchange for a subscription.
Instead, anyone can order how many dishes they please, with no commitment.
However, this is far from ideal:
- The customer has to research which meals to include in their diet.
- Each dish costs $13.99, which is really expensive.
As you can see, the new approach puts a lot of pressure on the customer.
Not to mention that the high price is not justified in any way.
In fact, there are many complaints regarding the dull taste of the dishes.
It seems like you're paying more for just a mediocre meal.
Keeping all this in mind, it's safe to say that Veestro has downgraded itself to a diner that offers home delivery.
Other than that, there's nothing special about it.
So I think it's worth looking elsewhere if you're interested in a high-quality meal delivery service.
#1 – What Is Veestro?
Essentially, Veestro is a meal delivery service that prides itself on being vegan and healthy.
Actually, the fact that it is plant-based is pretty good for weight loss:
- high in nutrients
- low in calories
- more significant results
This is nice because this diet won't leave you starved.
As of July 2022, however, Veestro has gone through a revamp, so it's no longer available to new customers.
However, this heavily depends on your zip code, because their area of delivery is smaller now.
Still – it's relevant to look into it in case it's something you would have liked.
That way, you can easily find some alternatives.
That being said, let's go on with the review.
When it comes to the actual food, rest assured that you're not expected to cook.
In fact, Veestro delivers ready-made meals to your doorstep.
This means you only have to heat them up in order to enjoy them.
So no need to fuss around in your kitchen.
Next, you were once able to choose whether you want to opt for the 5-day plan or the 7-day one.
Basically, it was up to you if Veestro delivered food for the entire week or not.
Regardless of your choice, each day brought you 3 plant-based vegan meals.
Over the course of an entire day, these should bring you about 1200 calories in total.
Veestro is quite a versatile program:
- you can make a one-time purchase without a subscription
- once subscribed, you can make changes to your menu at any time
- ending your subscription is possible anytime
It's pretty rare for a meal delivery program to allow you to make an order without making you sign up.
Obviously, this is an advantage on your part, since you get to try out their food…
Without having to worry about committing to a full-on subscription.
Nowadays, you can order any dish from Veestro.
Just keep in mind that each meal will cost you $13.99.
While pretty convenient, it's not the most modest (in terms of price).
#2 – How It Works & History
Let's get to the general info surrounding Veestro:
- how it works
- whether or not it's for you
- its history
1. How It Works
Since Veestro's meals are packed with fruits and vegetables, it makes sense to call them healthy.
There is a misconception that would have some people thinking of vegan meals as dull in taste.
Well, Veestro plans to change that by claiming their foods are rich in flavor and quite diverse.
Through this, being vegan and losing weight can be easier.
Veestro actually follows a plan that is specifically tailored toward weight loss.
As such, we're mainly going to focus on that one for this article.
Like most meal delivery services, this one is also quite convenient.
Not only do you not have to cook the meal yourself…
But you can also get to order food for the entire week if you so desire.
Veestro previously used to deliver frozen food, but that is no longer the case.
Ever since their revamp, they now deliver fresh food.
Though, not all over the US, so you have to check and see if your zip code is accepted.
Plus, you also used to get 3 meals per day, so you didn't need to do anything except heating (if necessary).
In short – not only can this vegan meal plan help you lose weight…
But it can also maintain the healthy weight you already have (if that's the case) .
Based on the official website, Veestro was founded by two siblings: Mark & Monica.
While working in a corporation, Mark often found himself pressed for time.
As he had little time to cook healthy meals for himself, he thought others must be in the same situation.
With this in mind, he started Veestro alongside his sister.
Their goal is to bring vegan, plant-based meals to busy people…
Without sacrificing the delicious taste of the food.
This is pretty much the gist of Veestro's story.
#3 – Weight Loss Plan (5 out of 10)
As I said earlier, the weight-loss plan is the main focus of this article.
With that in mind, let's see if this is of any help for your weight-loss journey.
1. Vegan Weight-Loss Meal Plan
A vegan diet has a fair share of benefits when it comes to losing a few pounds:
- keeps you full
- contains low amounts of calories
- high in protein
Three meals from this plan are equal to 1200 calories daily, which is great for getting or staying in shape.
This is known as a calorie deficit, which will definitely help you lose weight easily .
Not to mention that these foods are free of unnecessary sugars or saturated fats.
As such, this makes it safe and pretty useful for your goals.
Plus, keep in mind that foods high in protein take longer to be digested .
This means that you won't get hungry as quickly.
Because of this, it simplifies weight loss quite a bit.
However, keep in mind that this meal plan is no longer available.
Since Veestro's rebranding is still very recent, it's difficult to gather info.
From what I understand, the weekly menu offered around 50 meals to choose from.
However, not many of them were classified into meal plans.
Regardless, the Vegan Weight Loss Plan is the one that's most relevant for the purpose of this review.
By the looks of it, it was pretty good, but not amazing.
Of course, the lack of more details makes it impossible to see whether or not it was ideal.
This is why I think it's best to choose a service that allows you to get as much information as possible.
#4 – Meals & Menu (6 out of 10)
We have reached the part where we look into what Veestro offers in terms of food.
Let's see how they did in this department.
1. The Menu
As previously mentioned, Veestro allowed you to choose between the 5 or 7-day plan.
After that, they would deliver 3 meals for each day.
Of course, this means that your main meals were covered by them.
This effectively eliminates the need to cook, so you can use that time for something different.
Nowadays, you can order ready-made meals from them with no limitations.
No meal plans and very little commitment on the customer's part.
You just order whatever you want.
Keep in mind, however, that any dish is $13.99, so it's not exactly affordable.
Since it's generally believed that it's tough to make vegan dishes very appealing…
Veestro took it upon themselves to change that.
As such, they took great pride in the flavor of their meals, claiming they taste very good.
In a way, it's also pretty difficult to have a large array of vegan options at hand for a very diverse menu.
This service also aimed to change this, making sure to have as many choices as possible.
Plus, a nice advantage was also the fact that the meals arrived ready-made.
But let's go into more detail.
2. The Meals
Since we are mainly interested in their weight loss potential…
Let's see some dishes that should help in your weight loss journey.
In no particular order, here is what Veestro can offer you:
- Cinnamon Roll Bowl
- Teriyaki Tofu Bowl
- Tikka Masala with Tofu
- Kung Pao Cauliflower and Sesame Vegetable Rice
For more diversity, here are 4 more options:
- Vanilla Blueberry Crunch Bowl
- Garden Basil Breadcrumb Pasta
- Korean BBQ Noodles
- Indian Chickpea Curry
To be fair, these all sound good.
It's helpful that you also get some nutritional facts below each dish.
That way, you can decide which meal fits the lifestyle you want to maintain.
Plus, you don't have to put in much effort to be able to enjoy these meals…
Considering that they arrive ready-made.
Just heat them up and you're ready to go.
It's as easy as picking whatever you like and waiting for Veestro to send them to your door.
#5 – Results (6 out of 10)
Veestro is pretty well-known, so it's no wonder there are quite a few people who have an opinion.
Luckily, this is a great opportunity for this review, as we get to see how good Veestro was…
But we may also find out what others think of the rework that took place.
Let's see what users have to say.
Note: I only considered authentic reviews, not promotional/fake ones.
1. Positive Reviews
As always, I plan to steer clear of the official website.
This is because the reviews over there are not guaranteed to be unbiased.
As such, I shall look at what people on 3rd party websites have to say.
Let's start with the good part:
- People praised how healthy Veestro food really is.
- Those who have been vegans for a long time loved the flavor of these meals.
- Some customers were also pleasantly surprised by the size of the servings.
- The delivery worked as expected, according to people.
- Customers also said the meals are enough to keep them satiated.
Someone was also grateful for how time-saving Veestro is:
Obviously, seeing people happy with Veestro is a good sign.
However, notice how these reviews are from before the company's rework.
In all fairness, the changes are all too recent to gauge the customers' complete reaction.
Only time will tell how Veestro fares going forward.
2. Negative Reviews
On to more pressing matters – the negativity surrounding Veestro.
Just like anything on the internet, there is always the other side to take into account.
That being said, let's see what people were having issues with when it comes to this service:
- Some people claimed that the food they received was far from great.
- Others also said the portions are unexpectedly small.
- The high price was also a problem for some customers.
- A few people also said the packaging is not ideal since the delivery box is all soggy.
- On top of that, customers are not notified when their delivery will arrive.
- During the period of Veestro's revamp, customers noticed that customer service was unresponsive.
It seems like Veestro went radio silent during the rework of their company:
Not keeping in touch when your clients need you is most definitely worrying.
Plus, there were many reviews stating disappointment in the taste of Veestro's food.
Given the high pricing, this brings up the question of whether this service is worth it.
To ascertain this, multiple aspects have to be taken into account.
As you can see, the negative reviews contradict the positive ones.
While some people were pleased with the portion sizes, other people found them small.
Similarly, a few customers were praising the predictability of the delivery…
While others found the delivery service to be completely random.
As such, it can be concluded that Veestro can seem pretty random when judging by its user reviews.
Because of this, I would advise you to go for something more put together.
#6 – Side Effects (6 out of 10)
Speaking of whether or not there are any health risks that come with eating Veestro…
Not many reviews spoke of side effects.
Because of this, giving a straightforward answer is not that easy.
However, we can talk about what you could potentially expect from your body when you make a drastic change in your diet:
- excessive tiredness
That being said, if you notice any of these symptoms, it means your body is trying to adjust to the changes.
In extreme cases, you might even have to deal with abdominal cramping or diarrhea.
Not to mention that quite a few customers also complained about receiving spoiled/thawed food.
It is important to keep in mind that eating spoiled food can lead to food poisoning.
Keeping this in mind, it's best to avoid such situations as much as possible.
#7 – Price (3 out of 10)
You may or may not know that meal delivery services are usually far from affordable.
Let's see how much this applies to Veestro.
Here are the details of pricing when it comes to this specific service.
1. The Exact Price
Given how recent the changes in Veestro's modus operandi…
It is unclear how definitive the details are right now.
Regardless, here's what the price of Veestro is at the time I'm writing this article:
- each dish costs $13.99
- no discount is applied for ordering multiple servings
If you find this to be quite expensive, you're definitely not the only one.
Not to mention that you also have to pay $12.95 for every delivery box.
Obviously, this makes everything even worse.
That being said, Veestro is definitely in the higher-end wing of meal delivery services.
2. Competitor's Price
Still, if the idea of signing up for such a program intrigues you…
Allow me to talk about my top recommendation for a weight-loss meal plan – Nutrisystem:
- If you're planning to lose weight, Nutrisystem is a much better option.
- That's because it offers an organized diet while also allowing for customization.
- If diversity matters to you in terms of meals, my recommendation is definitely better.
- Not to mention that Nutrisystem actually encourages snacking.
- Plus, my recommendation offers actual meal plans instead of letting you get whatever.
- Here's the best part: Nutrisystem also saves you money since it starts at $9.99 per day.
Keeping all of this in mind, it's pretty clear that Nutrisystem is better in every way.
Not only does it have fleshed-out meal plans, including the ones for weight loss…
But it also comes at a much lower cost, which is very convenient.
As it stands, Veestro is definitely a very expensive meal delivery service.
To be fair, the price is not justified by anything, since this program is not special by any means.
It doesn't even have a selection of meal plans ready, which is disappointing.
Instead, the responsibility of choosing the meals falls on the customer.
Not to mention that the price per dish is very high.
That being said, there are definitely much better alternatives out there.
#8 – Final Conclusions
Since we're nearing the end of this review, let's summarize what we learned about Veestro.
1. Very Recent Changes
As we have seen, Veestro went through very significant changes in the past few months.
Since it hasn't been long, it's unclear how much will change from now on…
Or how much will remain the same.
Given these circumstances, it's difficult to attest to how worth it this program is at this point.
Plus, quite a few long-time customers are unsatisfied with the recent changes.
That being said, maybe right now is not the best time to give Veestro a try.
There is a lot of uncertainty, still.
2. Lack Of Meal Plans
Yet another disadvantage that Veestro has is its lack of structure when it comes to dishes.
You can't choose between pre-established diets.
It seems like Veestro used to work like this, but their revamp completely erased this approach.
Honestly, that's pretty disappointing…
It means the customer has to come up with their own diet…
Which is not the most accessible task, given the amount of research needed.
That being said, you're better off going for a meal delivery service that does this job for you.
3. Not Worth The Money
To reiterate, Veestro is definitely not reasonable when it comes to its price tag.
Every meal you order is $13.99, which is quite a lot.
If you plan to order 3 meals from them, that will cost you $41.97 per day.
Since we are not talking about a meal delivery service in the optimal sense…
I really don't think you will get much out of Veestro.
There are simply too many alternatives that are much more organized.
Not to mention that they are also way lower in terms of price.
My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?
Short answer: No – stick to other options.
Veestro falls short in many ways:
- No longer provides meal plans.
- Unclear whether or not things are still changing.
- User feedback is contradictory.
- Portions are rather small according to customers.
- Delivery can be unpredictable.
- Extremely expensive.
Knowing all this, I definitely wouldn't recommend Veestro to anyone.
For the high amount of money that they charge, they should definitely be much better.
If you're really into the idea of signing up for a meal delivery service, there are better options out there.
Speaking of better alternatives, remember Nutrisystem?
There are many reasons why it's my top recommendation for a weight-loss meal plan:
- very good for weight loss
- offers lots of customization
- lets you choose from pre-designed meal plans
- very affordable despite its high quality
All things considered, it is obvious that Nutrisystem is the best option out there.
So you can rest assured that your investment is more than worth it.
My recommendation will help you lose weight easily!
1 – https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating
2 – https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152