Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest (+3 Samples of each)

The following detailed blogpost will be discussing the features which are present in Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest and comparing them with each other. Splendid Spoon as well as Daily Harvest delivers plant-based ready-to-eat foods to customers. These delivery services are great for anyone who is on a plant-based diet.

In the end, we will give you our opinions on which of these two may be the better choice based on first-hand experiences.

Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

In the table below, you will find the details of Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest. You will also be able to see the limitations or disadvantages of these meal delivery platforms. We have also listed the price ranges of these platforms, along with the types of foods you can expect to find here.

 Feature  Splendid Spoon Daily Harvest
 Delivery areas  Lower 48 states of the US 98% of the United States aside from Alaska & Hawaii 
 Price range  $65 to $135 per week $71 per week
 Price per plate  $9.50 to $13 per plate $5.99 to $11.99 per item
 Difficulty levels  Easy  Easy
 Avg. cooking time  Only 3-5 minutes of heating for some items Only 3-5 minutes of heating
 Avg. calorie count  400 calories or fewer per serving  250-400 calories per serving
 Supporting material  Nutritional facts,Blog  Nutritional facts,Heating instructions
 Recipes supported  Smoothies,Soups,Grain bowls,Noodle bowls,Light soups,Juices,Shots Smoothies,Harvest bowls,Harvest bakes,Flatbreads,Soups,Forager bowls,Scoops,Bites,Lattes,Mylk 
 No. of choices  Varies per week Varies per week
 Introductory deal  $60 off on first order $35 off on first order
 Avg. shelf life  1-3 months in freezer  3 months in freezer

Types of Plans: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Splendid Spoon  Daily Harvest
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset Plan 5 smoothies, 5 soups & grain bowls, 5 noodles, 5 light soups,$175  Small 9 items,$5 in savings 
 Breakfast, Lunch + Reset Plan 5 smoothies, 5 soups & grain bowls, 5 light soups,$120  Medium 14 items,$10 in savings
 Breakfast + Lunch Plan 5 smoothies, 5 soups & grain bowls,$80  Large 24 items,$25 in savings
 Lunch Plan 5 soup & grain bowls,$70   
 Breakfast Plan 5 smoothies,$70 +  Free shipping  
 Mix & Match Bundle 10 meals,$110 + Free shipping  
 Healthy Habits Bundle 10 meals + 5 shots,$120 + Free shipping   
 Splendid Sips Bundle 5 smoothies, 3 cold-pressed juices + 2 shots$85 + Free shipping  
 The 1-Day Reset+ 1 full-day reset (6 meals + 1 shot)$75 + Free shipping  
 The 3-Day Reset+ 3 full-day resets (18 meals + 3 shots)$155 + Free shipping  

In Splendid Spoon, the customer is never going to lack choices. Splendid Spoon allows the user to choose from pre-designed plans and also design their own meal box as per their needs. The options include smoothies, soups & grain bowls and even healthy shots. There are also bundles here, which are carefully designed under a dietitian’s direction.

Daily Harvest also offers a number of plans for its customers. Unlike Splendid Spoon, the plans in Daily Harvest are a lot more straightforward. The user only needs to add items to their cart depending on the needs of their household. In Daily Harvest, the customer can get not only liquid foods but even healthy baked items.

Winner: Splendid Spoon wins the Types of Plans segment.

Types of Ingredients: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

  Ingredient type   Splendid Spoon  Daily Harvest
 Produce   Organic fresh produce,GMO-free Organic produce,Locally grown ingredients,GMO-free 
 Meat, eggs, fish  No dairy,No meat  No meat
 Other ingredients  None None

Both Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest take pride they are completely plant-based and dairy-free. The produce and greens in these meal delivery services are entirely organic and GMO-free. There is also no meat used in any of the meals and thus perfect for anyone who is on a vegan diet.

Winner: Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest win the Types of Ingredients segment.

Add-Ons: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Splendid Spoon  Daily Harvest
 All items  All items

In Splendid Spoon, the customer can choose from various bundles or plans which are designed with the help of dietitians and nutritionists. These bundles are meant to help the user achieve their health goal, in the form of clean eating or even resets. However, the customer can also add more items from the entire menu to their cart.

Daily Harvest also more or less follows the same route when it comes to add-ons. Here, there are no specific plans for customers to choose from. The user can simply add more items to their plans if they want to eat more food during the week. Thus, all the items in Daily Harvest can be treated as add-ons.

Winner: Daily Harvest wins the Add-ons segment.

Packaging of Meal box: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Splendid Spoon  Daily Harvest
 Dry ice,Meal box,BPA-free plastic  Mylk box,Bowls & pods,Flatbread box,Boxes,Liners,Dry ice barriers,Sleeves 
 Fully recyclable  Fully recyclable

Splendid Spoon uses easily recyclable packaging for its meal boxes. The meal boxes are made of recycled cardboard which can be recycled curbside. To preserve the freshness of the food inside, Splendid Spoon uses dry ice which can be left to evaporate on its own. The plastic containers in Splendid Spoon are completely BPA-free.

Daily Harvest also is very sustainable when it comes to packaging. All the elements of the packaging in Daily Harvest can be recycled curbside by the user, or dropped off at any recycling center. Daily Harvest also uses dry ice to preserve the freshness of the food inside the meal box. It also provides explicit information about its packaging on its website.

Winner: Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest win the Packaging of Meal box segment.

Customer Support: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Feature  Splendid Spoon Daily Harvest
 Chat support  – +
 Email support  + +
 Phone support –  –
 Availability  All days of the week All days of the week

Splendid Spoon allows its customers to reach out for support or assistance through emails mainly. The meal delivery service guarantees that the support executives will respond in about 2 hours to the emails. In addition to email, the customer can also drop a message through Facebook messenger.

Daily Harvest has an excellent customer support system for its users. In this meal delivery service, the best way to reach out for help is through the live chat support which is available on all days of the week. There is also email support in Daily Harvest, but no phone support which can be a letdown for many customers.

Winner: Daily Harvest wins the Customer Support segment.

Sample Meals: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Sample  Splendid Spoon Daily Harvest
 Sample 1  Name: Pineapple Passion Fruit smoothieIngredients : Passion fruit, sea buckthorn berry, tocosNo. of calories: 180 calories  Name: Strawberry + Peach smoothieIngredients : Strawberry, banana, peach, raspberry, oats, goji berry, liquid of your choiceNo. of calories: 140 calories 
 Sample  2  Name: Roasted Cauliflower Grain bowlIngredients : Spinach, cauliflower, sorghumNo. of calories: 260 calories  Name: Spinach + Shiitake grits harvest bowlsIngredients: Millet, cauliflower, spinach, shitake, basil, cashewNo. of calories: 200 calories 
 Sample  3   Name: Dan Dan noodlesIngredients : Tofu, Sichuan peppercorns, bok choyNo. of calories: 270 calories  Name: Tomatillo + Pepper flatbreadIngredients: Sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, tomatillo, pickled pepper, cayenne, oreganoNo. of calories: 350 calories 

Splendid Spoon excels when it comes to options for its customers. In this meal delivery service, the customer can opt from numerous healthy smoothies, soup bowls, grain bowls and even noodle bowls. The best part about all these meals is that they are gluten-free and contain no dairy.

Daily Harvest also offers a large array of options for the user. In Daily Harvest, the options not only include smoothies, juices and bowls, but even baked goods like flatbread. The ingredients in Daily Harvest meals are completely organic and GMO-free. And therefore, the customer is guaranteed high quality here.

Winner: Daily Harvest wins the Sample Meals segment.

App rating: Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest

 Platform Splendid Spoon  Daily Harvest
 Google Play Store  Not available 4.4
 Apple App Store  Not available 3.8
 TWP Rating  3.5/5 4/5

Final Verdict: The winner of this battle is Daily Harvest with its larger array of options and higher customer satisfaction.

Splendid Spoon is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to be completely vegan and ready to eat meals on a daily basis. In this meal delivery service, the customer can find a range of soups, smoothies and even grain bowls which can be a great solution for clean eating. There are also healthy shots available which have been crafted by dietitians.

Daily Harvest was one of the first vegan meal delivery services in the market. The food sold in Daily Harvest is all plant-based and delicious for even those who are not such big fans of greens. One main plus point of Daily Harvest is that the user can not only find the usual soups and smoothies, but even baked goods which are again, dairy free.

When we compare Splendid Spoon and Daily Harvest, we will find that Daily Harvest wins the crown. The recipes in Daily Harvest can be a treat for the entire family. Along with plant-based fiber and plant-based protein, the meals here contain a healthy dose of carbohydrates. Daily Harvest is the winner here.

Methodology

To bring you the best reviews of each and every meal delivery service, we spoke to testers and real life users, reviewed the information provided by each service on their respective websites, carried out primary research on social media platforms and checked out the user reviews of these platforms on various social media sites. We have also used the reviews presented by current users of these services on their respective Google and Apple apps.

We are currently conducting our own internal review and we will update this page with videos and pictures of our experiences. If they differ extensively from what our external reviewers said then we will update this post so you get both points of views and can decide which service provider is more suited to your needs based on the information above.

The main types of criteria which we have used in order to assess and evaluate these meal delivery services is the simplicity of the recipes, the variety of meals in the service, the inclusiveness of diets and cuisines and even the supporting material.

In addition to these, we have also highly taken into regard the sustainability and recyclability of the packaging of these services. Lastly, we have also considered the delivery services and customer services of these platforms.

Frequently asked questions: “Splendid Spoon vs Daily Harvest”

Are Splendid Spoon smoothies healthy?

Yes, Splendid Spoon smoothies are healthy. This is because the smoothies do not contain any added sugars or any trans fats. Instead, they only contain natural sugars from the ingredients along with healthy fats from nuts and seeds. The calories of the smoothies are also limited. These smoothies can make great breakfast items for anyone trying to eat and stay healthy.

How do you eat a Splendid Spoon?

You can eat a Splendid Spoon smoothie after shaking up the ingredients together. When it comes to the soups, you will need to heat them up for a bit in the microwave. As an alternative, you can also heat the soup on the stove top.

Can you microwave Daily Harvest cups?

Yes, you can microwave Daily Harvest cups. The cups which contain the oatmeal or the soups can be placed in the microwave for a few minutes and heated up. You can also heat the food on the stovetop in a pan of your choice. The other types of foods like the smoothies and fruit bowls, do not need any heating up.

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Citations

https://splendidspoon.com/blog/my-one-year-journey-with-splendid-spoon/
https://www.daily-harvest.com/browse/smoothies
https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sea-bean-goods-splendid-spoon
https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/157319-83
https://www.cbinsights.com/company/splendid-spoon
https://www.zoominfo.com/c/splendid-spoon-llc/370648775
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-15/daily-harvest-nabs-1-1-billion-valuation-as-lone-pine-invests
https://www.forbes.com/companies/daily-harvest/
https://www.fastcompany.com/company/daily-harvest

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.