Hungryroot is unique in that it is mostly vegan (as long as you don't add chicken to anything) and the entrees are based on spiralized veggie noodles--strips of veggies made to look like noodles. I found a deal for a bundle for $40 and placed my order. A bundle is a good way to try this service out. There are a few to choose from, but the basic one provides you with 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, 1 side, 1 snack, and 2 sweets.
When my first bundle arrived, a couple of the meals seemed to have gone bad. The white noodles in the sweet potato hash and the same ones in the kale salad were rotting.
But, for the items that hadn't rotted, I really liked them. There were carrot noodles with tangy sriracha peanut sauce, celery root noodles with sweet basil gremolata (shown below), and a lacinato kale salad with caper raisin vinaigrette. You basically take the "noodles" and cook them for a just a few minutes to soften them up, then top them with the sauces. It was surprisingly simple and delicious!
For desserts, the almond chickpea cookie dough made these amazingly delicious and protein-rich cookies that were to die for. Also, the coconut carrot cake bites were delish!
When I contacted customer service about the noodles that had gone bad, they were very apologetic and offered to send me a bunch of stuff for free! So, I tried the daikon noodles with Korean scallion gochujang - spicy and so tasty (shown below)! I tried the sweet potato noodles with creamy cashew alfredo, which was like a Moroccan spiced meal and not at all what I expected.
They resent the two that had rotting noodles that included the sweet potato hash and the lacinato kale salad. The noodles were rotted in this order too. I was still able to eat the salad after removing the noodles, but I couldn't save the hash once again.
They also sent a chocolate mousse that was out of this world. I topped it with raspberries.
Other items on their menu include:
- Rutabaga noodles with roasted mushroom pistou
- Beet noodles with savory almond sesame
- Boniato noodles with fresh bean salsa
- Turnip noodles with toasted walnut pesto