Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

12 Vegan Food Delivery Services You Should Know About (Klang Valley + 1 Nationwide!)

12 Vegan Food Delivery Services You Should Know About (Klang Valley + 1 Nationwide!)

In the era of COVID-19, more Malaysians than ever are choosing to have food delivered to their home. An increasingly common question I get asked is what kind of options there are which are purely plant-based, i.e. without containing meat, egg or dairy, and other animal by-products. When compiling this list, even I was surprised at how many options there currently are in the Klang Valley. Whether the source is from a concern for health, animal welfare, or simply a desire for something different, it is clear that a demand for plant-based food is here to stay… and food providers are listening.

It’s unfortunate that the popularity of food delivery inevitably happens at a cost to the environment, with enough single-use plastic being used daily by the food delivery industry to make anyone’s eyes water. However, until fully compostable alternatives are offered that are practical AND financially sustainable for the vendor, it is highly recommended for the customer to wash all recyclable takeaway materials and take them to your neighborhood recycling bin or facility whenever possible, and also putting in a special request before checkout to not include disposable plastic cutlery in your order because, let’s face it, who already has too many unused sets at home along with all their other washable plastic / metal ones? (There is one enterprise I’ve mentioned below that is not food per se, but their zero waste business model totally deserves a place on this list!)
Aside from the services mentioned in no particular order, there are plenty of brick-and-mortar F&B establishments that offer plant-based food delivery too, some popular ones including Sala, The Hungry Tapir, Sushi Kitchen Kota Damansara and Rawsome. There are so many options for you to pick from these days! A shoutout to my community who keep these little players afloat. May we all continue to support local, and consume responsibly.

 

1. EAT21

Photo Credit: Eat21
If you’re working a 9-5 job and are looking for food that suits a largely sedentary routine, this thoughtful business makes balanced meals that complements this lifestyle to a tee. EAT21 prides themselves on full transparency of food ingredients and macronutrients of each item on the menu, to help you keep track of what you put in your body on a daily basis. Wholesome and organic wherever possible, whilst keeping prices as affordable as possible, their small but mighty menu will keep you naturally light and energized as you meet those deadlines. To top it all off, they offer frozen versions of their meals, which they claim can be ready to eat from freezer to plate in 9 minutes flat.

 

CUISINE: International
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A La Carte
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM12-15
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: Distance-based
HOW TO ORDER: Grab Food / pickup from Damansara Uptown and Monash University
CONTACT : +6010 448 9921 (Whatsapp) / team@eat21.com

 

2. BIMALA PRASAD CATERERS

Photo Credit: Bimala Prasad Caterers
This vegetarian caterer based in Petaling Jaya is garnering a loyal fanbase with their daily vegan lunch sets (weekends included). The variety of textures and flavours they offer in just one meal, including their luscious South Indian gravies, will whet even the smallest of appetites. You wouldn’t believe what you’ll be getting for the price you pay. All meals by default are free from onion and garlic. Instead of a menu, there’s just one featured meal which they announce 1 day in advance on their social media. Make sure you Like / Follow their Facebook page and even Bookmark it if you need to to make sure you stay updated. Even if you don’t order from them daily, checking out the photos of their lavish meals is inspiring enough for even me to think, “Wow, I can’t believe that’s vegan!”

CUISINE: South Indian / Malaysian-inspired
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A La Carte
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: Flat price of RM10.90
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: Distance-based
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp / pickup from Taman Kanaguram, Petaling Jaya
CONTACT: +6011 398 11086 (Whatsapp) / bimalaprasadcaterers@gmail.com

 

 

3. Légume

Photo Credit: Légume
With a name that seemingly pays homage to a protein-packed plant, Légume is actually a reference to the French word for ‘vegetables’. Légume’s mission is to provide fully plant-based meal choices for the health-driven consumer, without compromising on presentation and taste. All meals are prepared from scratch by their in-house Chef Leong, who is inspired by Malaysian heritage flavours and cooking techniques. The company is passionate about supporting the local community, having previously run a charity drive for the Women’s Centre for Change (WCC), Penang and using their social media to celebrate everyday Malaysians and the conscious eating journeys they have embarked on.
With one chef specialty available on any given weekday, Legume can deliver it as lunch AND/OR dinner. Although Légume doesn’t have Halal certification, all cutlery and cooking utensils they use have not touched any non-halal or animal products, and none of the dishes contain alcohol.

CUISINE: Asian and Western
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A La Carte
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: Flat price of RM15
DELIVERY AREAS:
Kuala Lumpur – Bangsar, Bangsar South, Old Klang Road, OUG, Kuchai Lama, Taman Desa, TTDI, Bukit Bintang, Mont Kiara, Hartamas, Brickfields, KL Town Area (Pasar Seni / Pudu), Cheras (Taman Connaught)
Selangor – Puchong (Bandar Kinrara / Bandar Puteri Puchong, Subang Jaya, Sunway, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
DELIVERY FEES: Flat rate of RM6, plus an additional RM2 for any area not included on their delivery list.
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp / Instagram DM
CONTACT: +6016 238 8306 (Whatsapp) / thelegumeproject@gmail.com

 

4. ORDINARY EATS

Photo Credit: Ordinary Eats
Okay, so you’re swamped. You need a diet that takes care of you, but don’t want to worry about making food orders on a daily basis. Enter Ordinary Eats, an enterprise that offers a not-so-ordinary service of partially sorting out your lunch plans for an entire MONTH. Delivering 2-3 times a week, their nutritionally balanced bento sets each boast a minimum of 8 different types of plants, using real ingredients, whole grains, premium condiments, less salt, sugar and oil, and avoids mock meat altogether. A different meal of the day is served every day, depending on what fresh ingredients the company has access to on that day. Customers are informed on what meals to expect the day before. Ordinary Eats is a solid option to consider if you’re transitioning to healthier overall eating habits.If you’d like to try just a meal or two, that option is also available. Drop them a line to enquire.

CUISINE: Asian-inspired
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: Subscription (Choose 20 days or 26 days, delivery happens from Monday to Saturday). A la carte upon special request.
PRICE RANGE: Subscription starts from RM330, a la carte meals range from RM13-18
DELIVERY AREAS: Kuala Lumpur, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Subang, Puchong
DELIVERY FEES: RM5-9
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp
CONTACT : +6016 508 3747 (Whatsapp)

 

5. V’Burger KL

Photo Credit: V’Burger KL

A catering company that specializes in vegetarian burgers, V’Burger is currently keeping themselves busy with serving the city’s homeless and urban poor once a week, and has also recently started offering vegan lunch deliveries. Although their pre-order lunches are not consistently available, getting your hands on an affordable meal box looks like a real treat for you and your wallet. Best that you Like / Follow their Facebook Page to stay updated, as all lunches need to be pre-ordered 2 days in advance. Their meals are free from onion and garlic by default. Their other specialty? Bulk orders of plant-based satay: marinated in a secret sauce, charcoal-grilled and delivered with the works: nasi impit, cucumber and chunky peanut gravy. Maybe you’ll organize a party just to have an excuse to order it. Maybe there’ll be an accident that involves you, Netflix, and 50 sticks of satay. If there’s anyone judging, it sure ain’t me.

CUISINE: Western and Malaysian-inspired
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A la carte and in bulk
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM9.90
DELIVERY AREAS: Bangsar, Bangsar South, PJ Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur, Brickfields
DELIVERY FEES: RM7, Free delivery for orders of 5 meals and above
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp
CONTACT: +6016 607 7095 (Whatsapp or Call) / vburgerkl@gmail.com

 

6. KAW KAW VEG

Photo Credit: Kaw Kaw Veg
Be it Char Kuay Teow, Veggie Kurma or Nasi Ayam Kunyit, familiar comforts for the Malaysian foodie are a simple order away from Kaw Kaw Veg. This small family business was one of the first exclusively vegan food delivery services to start up in the Klang Valley over 2 years ago, and has remained popular with its affordable price point and impressive variety of local flavours made healthy. Having gotten to know the mastermind behind the company, Kugan, and the ups and downs the team has gone through to keep their small business running, is testament to the passion and determination they have to present healthier meal options to urban Malaysians. The menu rotates every week and on some days, you can choose between a mock meat and non-mock meat option. Kaw Kaw Veg sends out lunch deliveries on weekdays except Wednesdays.

CUISINE: Malaysian-inspired
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A La Carte
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM9.50 – 15
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: Distance-based
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp / pickup from Bandar Sunway (no longer based in Puchong)
CONTACT NUMBER: +6018 223 9454 (Whatsapp) /kawkawveg@gmail.com

 

7. THE PLANT-BASED HEALTH ALLIANCE

Photo Credit: The Plant-Based Health Alliance
Want to eat healthier? Go whole foods plant-based. Want to eat healthier AND test for medical improvements in as little as a week? Check in with the Plant-Based Health Alliance. This social enterprise has been around for barely three months, but their Health Activate Program has already been experienced by hundreds of Malaysians looking for a kickstart in their health, and getting it. The Program comes in 1-week and 2-week versions. Both feature two meals (lunch and dinner) curated by Celebrity Vegan Chef Dave and delivered to your doorstep every day, personal medical consultations and full access to advice from doctors and nutritionists, and blood tests taken before and after the program to see how your health has improved. All meals have a foundation in a whole foods plant based diet, with very minimal amounts of salt, sugar and oil. Guidelines are provided on breakfast and snacking smart in between meals. Programs happen once a month. If you’re ready for a life-altering experience that could mark the beginning of a new direction in health and wellness, sign up and snap on your seatbelts!

CUISINE: Malaysian-inpsired
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: 1 week / 2 week packages
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM20 excluding delivery
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: RM7 to Kuala Lumpur, RM9 to Petaling Jaya
HOW TO ORDER: Online Application
CONTACT NUMBER: +6012 288 9316 (Whatsapp)

 

8. BROTHER BEAN

Photo Credit: Brother Bean
If you’re a sucker for soy milk but constantly concerned with the single-use tetrapaks and plastic bottles it comes in, Brother Bean have come up with a delivery system that’s literally right up your alley. Celebrating old traditions and a personal touch in doing business, Brother Bean makes their milk fresh from Canadian soybeans, and delivers it to your doorstep – in person! – in 1-litre glass bottles. You can choose between sweetened and unsweetened. Each clean bottle returned to them gives you a RM2 rebate. More of a coffee person? Brother Bean also offers home-brewed coffee using roasted beans from Perak state, and comes in 2 variations: normal AND in a concentrated form that can give you up to 12 cups. The company gives back when they can, contributing a portion of their sales towards helping marginalized local communities get access to clean water. A company that places an emphasis on health and sustainability in more ways that one… What’s not to love? Delivery happens on Friday or Saturday.

CUISINE: Traditionally made and delivered Soymilk
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: Subscription (Choose between 2-10 bottles delivered weekly or fortnightly)
PRICE RANGE PER DELIVERY: Starting from RM30 for 2 bottles of soymilk, RM15-45 for coffee products
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley OR pickup from SS18 Subang / TTDI on Sunday mornings. (Contact them for more info)
DELIVERY FEES: RM5-15
HOW TO ORDER: Brother Bean Subscription Form (Google Form)
CONTACT: Brother Bean Instagram DM / leihaibeandou@gmail.com

 

9. HALAVEG

Photo Credit: Halaveg

 

Halaveg is a family-run restaurant that is proud to be Malaysian, halal and vegan! A new kid on the block, this spot in Damansara Perdana has pulled through a rocky start, having opened just a week before MCO! It has managed to pull through so far with its endearing range of well-loved favourites like Rojak, Maggi Goreng and Bubur Cha Cha. All food can be made without onion and garlic. Aside from being available on Grab and Foodpanda, Halaveg also offers corporate lunch arrangements and weekly meal plans. Drop them a line to enquire.

CUISINE: Malaysian
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: A La Carte
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM16-29
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: Distance-based
HOW TO ORDER: Grab / Foodpanda / pickup from Empire Damansara
CONTACT : +6012 489 1179 (Whatsapp) / halaveg.com@gmail.com

 

10 + 11. RENDANG FROM PAH PIN’S POT AND MUSHROOM LAH

Photo Credit: Pah Pin’s Pot

 

Photo Credit: Mushroom Lah

Okay, I honestly didn’t know which one to feature, as the ready-to-eat rendang from both of these Halal vendors are fantastic. That traditional dry curry that Malaysians love is given a plant-based treatment by these two small family businesses. Pah Pin’s Pot sells two types of rendang (Oyster Mushroom and Cassava Leaves), while Mushroom Lah exclusively uses shiitake mushroom stalks. It’s impossible for me to recommend one over the other; the marriage of herbs and spices in either recipe are uniquely outstanding, and equally set to leave a lasting impression. I say try both! Be forewarned though: you may end up becoming a repeat customer of both too.

PAH PIN’S POT
CUISINE: Malay
ORDER ARRANGEMENT:  250g per pack
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM15
DELIVERY AREAS: Nationwide, special request if East Malaysia
DELIVERY FEES: Standard Shopee Delivery Fees
HOW TO ORDER: Pah Pin’s Pot on Shopee
CONTACT: +6018 386 0381 / Pah Pin’s Pot’s Instagram DM

 

MUSHROOM LAH
CUISINE: Malay
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: 250g and above
PRICE RANGE PER MEAL: RM15 and above
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley with postage option coming soon
DELIVERY FEES: RM10-12, postage option coming soon
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp
CONTACT: +6010 388 1770

 

12. OOI MEATLESS GROCER (OMG)

Although not serving meals per se, the frozen goods delivered by hunble go-getter Nicole Ooi and her team are highly recommended as rainy-day staples if you don’t have the time to cook entirely from scratch.  Although their inventory is vegetarian, one of the vegan brands they stock in particular that I personally recommend is TheRawPowerHouse, with whom OMG is a main delivery and sales partner. Amongst TheRawPowerHouse’s premium product range is dumplings, hericium mushroom rendang and luncheon meat, all lovingly homemade, free from preservatives, and super duper scrummilicious with noodles or rice.

CUISINE: ASIAN AND MALAYSIAN
ORDER ARRANGEMENT: Frozen goods
PRICE RANGE PER ITEM: RM12-25
DELIVERY AREAS: Klang Valley
DELIVERY FEES: RM5 for most areas in Klang Valley, free delivery with order of RM100 and above. Send them a message to enquire about your delivery location.
HOW TO ORDER: Whatsapp / OMG’s Facebook Shop
CONTACT: +6016 226 1126 (Whatsapp)


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