Thistle is a subscription service that sends out full meals. They are a health focused service that creates primarily plant based breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Each week customers can choose meals that have plant or animal protein, as well as a load of juices and snacks. I couldn’t wait to try Thistle as the meals on their site looked yummy.
Thistle Food Delivery Review
Healthy Meals Made Easy
Thistle makes it very easy to start your subscription. Select your meal types and whether you want it 3, 4, or 5 days a week. You can see the meals each week as they are specifically designed to the time of year. Each meal came to around $11- $13 based on the calculations I made (not bad for ready made healthy meals that are delivered to your door!)
For those customers like me who like a little meat, Thistle offers protein for a small extra cost. I decided to add the meat since I have not been a vegetarian for quite some time.
What Came In The Box
I documented everything I ate and how it tasted so you can see what exactly you are getting for your money. If you get tired of looking at the delicious meals at any time, head to Thistle and use the code TOPDOWN to get 30% Off your order.
Stone Fruit & Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Breakfast Friday, July 7th
This was a super yummy way to start off. I admit it took me longer than I would like to figure out which meal was supposed to be my breakfast. The other meals display which day you should eat them at the bottom, but this one was hidden amongst the writing. The combination of Stone Fruit and Coconut went perfectly with the smoothie bowl (they come separately so the fruit and coconut stay fresh).
Thistle Enchiladas with Summer Veggie Ceviche & Pulled Pork
Lunch Friday, July 7th
This was good, but it didn’t blow me away. I was glad that I added the pulled pork as I think it actually added to the meal. I don’t like using too much sauce, but I felt this meal needed more to add a bit more flavor.
Caponata Siciliana Pasta With Lemon Chicken
Dinner, Friday, July 7th
This meal was good. I guess it’s hard to mess up pasta, but the Caponata was very flavorful. I would almost go as far as to say that it was a little too flavorful. It was very filling though and easily enough food.
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffin With Vanilla Almond Butter
Breakfast, Saturday, July 8th
Honestly, this was my least favorite meal of the box. The Muffin was super dense and a bit soggy. The vanilla almond butter was not very good and I ended up drinking the almond and vanilla bean juice instead. The juice was absolutely amazing. I am now hooked on the stuff.
Juice Pulp Falafel With Garlic Tahini with Harissa Chicken
Lunch Saturday, July 8th
This patty like falafel made me nervous at first, but after the first bite I was in heaven. I found that the garlic tahini and juice falafel were a beautiful combination of flavors. I ordered Harissa Chicken as an add on with this meal but it was definitely not necessary. I recommend skipping the protein on this meal as you won’t even notice it missing.
Thistle Black Bean Beet Burger With Garlic Shrimp
Dinner, Saturday, July 8th
I added protein (shrimp) to this meal but after trying it I don’t think it was really necessary. The beet and bean burger was really good, especially when you dipped it in the avocado cilantro-chipotle aloe. They suggest heating but I had it cold and loved it anyway. I was the perfect level of fullness at the end.
I had the chocolate mousse for dessert and discovered that vegan, dairy free mouse isn’t the same as normal chocolate mousse. I gave it to my vegan friend who did seem to enjoy it quite a bit.
Thistle Food Delivery Review Summary
The Thistle food subscription targets vegans and vegetarians, but I would easily recommend it to all types of eaters. The majority of the meals were beyond stellar, and even when one was a miss it was easily supplemented with the other goodies included. The best part is I never felt bloated or sick after these meals—the portions were spot on. If you are looking for healthier meals that still taste great, Thistle is a good start.
If you want a cheap way to try out Thistle for yourself, use the code TOPDOWN to get 30% off