8 top subscription boxes

  • Purple Carrot: $68 per week

    Aya Brackett

    This meal-subscription box has been generating buzz since The New York Times food writer Mark Bittman recently joined the company. As the author of the "How to Cook Everything" book series, Bittman has helped many Americans become more proficient in the kitchen, but his new mission is to get people to eat more plant-based foods.

    Purple Carrot provides vegan meals in a kit, based on recipes created by Bittman, who describes himself as a "part-time vegan." While that might not be everyone's cup of tea, the recipes were easy to follow and quick to cook. The results were delicious.

    Given that these boxes don't contain fish or meat, some might feel the price is too high. But fans of Bittman and those who follow a plant-based diet or want to try it would likely enjoy this meal kit.