If you’re anything like us, you are looking for the best vegan food delivery in Calgary. We were too, which lead us to creating it. Through years of planning and development, Menu Mandala is now the premier vegan food delivery service in Calgary.
Before we get into why Menu Mandala is all that, it is important emphasize the importance of convenient, healthy, and delicious plant-based meals in a single package. Anyone can toss together a to-go container of ingredients, but it takes relentless research and refinement to make the best food in Calgary.
The result is that Menu Mandala is committed to using whole foods, successfully avoiding seed oils, and incorporating nutritious ingredients like MCT oil and kombu-infused grains.
Section 1: Vegan Food Delivery Calgary
Vegan Food Delivery, eh? This sounds simple, but there were quite a few options for us to choose from. Do we follow a meal kit package of ingredients, or go the extra mile and fully prepare meals? We are culinary enthusiasts and professionals, so we opted for fully preparing the meals. (We’ll outline why this is healthier later.)
We opted to fully prepare your meals and deliver orders in bulk. As the saying goes, you can only pick two (fast, valuable, great). We chose to eliminate fast. We instead batch prepare advanced orders using fresh ingredients from Alberta farms and greenhouses. This model ensures we deliver deliciously fresh meals at high value.
To keep it interesting, each week the menu changes. As of writing this article, we are up to five rotating dishes, two fixed staples, and some cheese and dessert options that don’t change. You can confirm that on our order page.
The five rotating dishes offer a diverse range of tastes and dietary preferences, combining worldly cuisines of Japan, Thailand, Europe, Canada, and the Mediterranean, to offer a different soup, salad, power bowl, zushi (zero-sushi), and curry each week.
Section 2: Healthy Vegan Meals Calgary
Menu Mandala prioritizes the health aspect of vegan meals by reducing salt, oil, and sugar (SOS vegan). For example, we hand cut vegetables and freeze the leftovers (trim) to make our own vegetable stock. This allows us to have fresh stock on hand whenever we need it that contains zero preservative, salt, or sugar.
We differentiate from every other restaurant in Calgary by using whole food ingredients. Whole food, especially whole grains, are the unprocessed version of food. A great example of this is rice. White rice and brown rice are grown exactly the same way. White rice is just processed to remove the nutrient-dense bran and germ. What remains is just starch, or empty-calories.
We take this a giant leap further, and this is a big part of why we decided to fully prepare vegan meals in Calgary rather than send out boxes of ingredients. Get this: brown rice is a whole grain that is still alive. But it also contains a nutrient called phytase that our body really likes, but this can be a bad thing. We explain exactly how we turn these two aspects of brown rice into an uncommon benefit over on this page.
Did we mention ingredient lists? Not yet. But we provide a full list of ingredients, along with USDA formatted nutrition labels that are quality assured for complete transparency of what you’re eating. Oh, and the ingredient list and nutrition facts are synced to our preparation software.
Section 3: Ready-to-Eat Vegan Food Calgary
You’ll hear this a lot from us (or read it on the dissolvable sticker label on your meal) “ready to heat and eat or sauce n’ toss”. As mentioned, we add value by using culinary techniques to improve the nutritional value and flavour, such a flash steaming our Kale to reduce oxalate or fermenting onions in house.
But through giving you the convenience of ready-to-eat meals in your fridge, we also cut out the grocery store markup from your shopping expense. This is getting higher and higher, but only marginally affects restaurants who purchase direct (or near-direct) from farms. Our prices have actually declined since the grocery store inflation/shrinkflation of 2022.
While we put in every effort the ensure optimal taste and quality, there is still the matter of a food container going to waste. Well, there used to be. In 2023, Earthware, a local Calgary company, launched a product series that utilizes bottle depots to return their meal containers to them so they can clean and refurbish them. It might be no surprise to learn that Menu Mandala was the first restaurant to trial their product line, and is currently the only meal prep restaurant to fully onboard their zero-waste container system.
Section 4: Plant-Based Food Delivery Calgary
Menu Mandala is committed to a fully plant-based menu. The leading organization of the world have done the research for us, including the WHO, UN, and even the Government of Canada, who all emphasize that a whole food, plant-based diet is optimal for nutrition at all stages of life, including pregnancy and professional aestheticism. Going further, a properly planned plant-based diet will significantly reduce the risk of every single leading health disease in existence.
We take care of the “properly planned” aspect of that, and are constantly pushing our menu forward to offer a diverse set of ingredients that taste great and improve gut health, completely eliminating issues like leaky gut, IBS, etc., by significantly improving the gut microbiota through diverse and healthy fibre intake.
If you are a sensible individual, you agree that sauce is life. We make all our sauces from scratch and include them separately packaged in each meal for free. (Rant: mayo should already be plant based by default. End rant.) To emulsify our mayo, we use aquafaba, mustard powder, and medium-chain triglyceride fatty acids (MCT oil) from coconuts while adding nutritional yeast, salt, apple cider vinegar, xantham, and olive oil. Mayo is the base for our range of over a dozen aiolis and dressings like our Caesar, that is, by no exaggeration, to die for.
Section 5: Vegan Meal Prep Calgary
We take meal prep to another level with our Communal line of products. Instead of only a single meal in a package, Menu Mandala offers two sizes: Convenient (single) and Communal (family sized). This is the only way we can offer meals for under $10 in Calgary.
Our meals can be delivered on Sunday or Monday, or pickup up from our kitchen on Sunday. We are in the process of expanding delivery range to the areas outside of Calgary, including Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Chestemere, Priddis, Bragg Creek, and High River.
We offer completely customizable subscriptions that you can pause, modify, or cancel for free on your own. Other services opt to hide these settings from you and make it extremely difficult to make changes. No way we’re ever doing that. You deserve complete control over your meal planning. We offer big savings to sign on as a subscriber. Knowing how many meals to plan for well in advance is very helpful for producing meals with efficiency.
Section 6: Vegan Catering Calgary
Ordering for vegan catering is by contact only. We’ve had the pleasure of catering for the city counsel and non-for-profit and volunteers leaders of Calgary, Platform Calgary, and many private companies and events. We are able to offer the best price for catering in Calgary by offering what is reflected on our current menu for the week. Since we’re already making the food, the price becomes easily competitive to make enough for your event. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a super-fast quote.
Our catering menu becomes special as we can customize each meal to your needs, do drop off catering or event services, and alter the quantities of each meal up to a week in advance.
Section 7: Gluten Free Meal Delivery Service Calgary
This is what really sets us ahead of the pack. Our entire menu is celiac friendly. Why just do whole food plant based when eating gluten free in 2023 is easier than ever and directly linked to a reduction in gut inflammation. The chefs and owners behind Menu Mandala love their gluten, but we all admit that we over consume it. Having a dedicated meal service that is gluten free is essential to diversifying our diet to improve our overall health. Even if you’re not celiac or gluten intolerant in Calgary, our meals are certified tasty and widely raved about.
Of course, with all this confidence that Menu Mandala is your option for the best vegan food delivery in Calgary, we back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Simple as that.
Healthy, delicious, and ready to eat. You get it, now discover for yourself: https://menumandala.ca/order/