Grubby is a UK-based company providing plant-based meal kits. Each kit contains an average of six or more fresh vegetables and most take less than 30 minutes to make. The majority of the ingredients are from the UK, as Grubby have a partnership with a family ran farm.
We were lucky enough to receive a box last week which contained 3 different meal kits. The first thing we noticed was how well everything was packaged. Each meal is in its own separate bag, to save time on sorting through the ingredients and digging out those elusive sachets of this and that. All of the packaging are 100% recyclable and compostable. As self-confessed carnivores, we were a little unsure about how much we would enjoy the food. Would it be filling? Yes, it was. Would it be bland? No, it wasn’t. Would we end up cooking up interesting meals we had never cooked before? Yes, we would. And what’s more, it was fun - helped in large by the personalised Spotify playlist that accompanies each menu card. We’ve ordered meal kits from other well-established companies in the past, where one thing we have found is that “fresh” ingredients are pretty much on their way out. This was not the case with Grubby, everything was delivered fresh and quite clearly had plenty of shelf life to go. The three meals we had were: Vegetable Balti, mango chutney, chapati Smokey butter bean stew, crispy cavolo nero & toasted walnut pesto Onion bhaji burger, coconut mint raita, carrot fries All three dishes were delicious, with easy-to-follow recipes. If we had to pick a favourite it would definitely be the onion bhaji burger. We couldn’t believe how filling that dish was, and this is a dish we will definitely make again and again. This box has seriously made us rethink whether we need to have meat with every meal. We would definitely be more likely to look towards plant-based options. Grubby would be a go-to option for this. With over 130 different recipes and with their commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, it would be a no-brainer not to.