In the world of meal kits delivery services, Sun Basket is a brand has made a name for itself through providing continuous quality services. It an innovative healthy meal delivery service provider that is quite proficient in delivering high-quality pre-measured organic produce along with fully clean ingredients and easy-to-cook delicious recipes on weekly basis.
About Sun Basket
Founded in San Francisco in 2014 by Adam Zbar and Chef Justine Kelly, Sun Basket Inc. has quickly become one of the most sought-after healthy meal kit delivery services in the US. Irrespective of the great taste and variety that it offers to its customers, what made this company really standout among its competitors ever since its inception is its particular focus on sustainable packaging. This includes fully recyclable or compostable ingredient containers, recyclable paper insulation liners, and ice packs made from non-GMO cotton.
It can be said that Sun Basket isn’t a “go to” choice for classic dinner options but this is exactly why it is preferred by more people. It is because Sun Basket is all about healthy, organic, and new age food that is not only lip-smacking but highly nutritious as well.
Although with this brand you won’t be getting easy to cook quality classic dinner options, one thing can be said with certainty that you’ll get 100% organic and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Meal Plans It Offers
- It offers two different menu plans that are: The Classic Menu: delivers 2 or 3 dishes per week for 2 or 4 people
- Choosing the classic menu gives maximum choice to the user as it gives access to 8 Sun Basket recipes available each week including 6 family-friendly recipes. All recipes are portioned for 2 or 4 adults as it depends on the plan selection. The Family Menu: Delivers 2-4 dishes per week for 4 people
- Choosing the family menu simplifies things for you. There are 6 kid-friendly recipes for you to choose from along with a vegetarian meal plan and Chef’s Choice. All recipes are portioned for 4 adults.
Sun Basket offers 9 dietary plans to its customers: gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, lean & clean, vegan, Mediterranean, Pescatarian, diabetes-friendly, and Quick & Easy. Given that there is a large selection of special dietary plans to offer; choosing one dietary plan is a big bonus because you’ll be getting a lot in it.
Along with its classic menu, Sun Basket offers an amazing selection of 18 dishes every week. The best part is that within these dishes, a person can choose according to his/her dietary requirements such as gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, lean & clean, and the Mediterranean diet. One can also mix and match the dishes according to his/her taste.
The fact that Sun Basket offers such impressive selection options of dishes for the users according to their dietary requirements, it has become a really big plus point of their service.
One can choose the meal plan depending on the needs and according to the number of servings. It is quite economical because it is $10.99 – $11.99 per serving with a shipping cost of $6.99 per week.
How It Works
Sun Basket is quite easy to use and if you are not a technology buff then you won’t find much trouble in using their services. All you have to do is to make your account and choose from the 18 recipes that are offered each week or you can also select the perfect meal plan. Once you are logged in, you can also change the recipes by going to “My Menu.”
There are no commitments so this means that you won’t have to worry about skipping a delivery or even canceling their services. All you have to do is to inform the company before the weekly cutoff (every Wednesday). Given that it is a subscription service, a lot of conveniences are provided to the user.
Once a user subscribes to Sun Basket’s services and places an order, carefully engineered packages are delivered at the provided address on the decided time. Overall, it is safe to say that the working of Sun Basket from placing the order to having the meals delivered at your doorstep is quite smooth.
Quality of Ingredients
When a package is delivered from Sun Basket at your doorstep and you open it, one thing comes to your mind that the company actually delivered what they promised. Sun Basket says that they include sustainably sourced and organic ingredients and we totally agree with them – the ingredients are of top quality and there is not even a slight doubt about that.
Brand Specialization and Advantages
Sometimes there are few things that just stick in your mind and start influencing your other decisions. Here are some main points that make Sun Basket a very good choice among many other meal kit delivery services:
- The ingredients hand-selected
- Organic produce makes their meals rich in taste and nutrients. This means that there is no use of antibiotics or added hormones
- A person can choose from a variety of options (not many meal kit delivery service providers offer that many options)
- The eco-friendly packaging is a big plus point of this company as all packaging is 100% compostable or recyclable
- The recipes are delicious (tried and tested)
- The company offers other options to customize your basket as well such as signature sauces, snacks, and protein customization
Mobile App Availability
The company offers a well-organized and super easy to use app for the users. With Sun Basket Mobile app, all you have to is to register yourself and select your plan and desired dishes. Given that it is very user-friendly, you won’t find any trouble in navigating through the app.
How do Sun Basket plans work?
Weekly delivery of fresh pre-measured ingredients and easy, delicious recipes. Choose your own recipes each week, or select the perfect meal plan for you. Change your recipes by clicking on My Menu once you’re logged in.
What menues does Sun Basket have?
Classic Menu: Chef’s Choice, Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, and Diabetes-Friendly options.
Family Menu: Chef’s Choice and Vegetarian options.
What is the difference between Classic Menu and Family Menu?
Maximize choice by selecting our Classic Menu to get access to all 18 Sun Basket recipes available each week including 6 family-friendly recipes. Our Classic Menu offers Chef’s Choice, Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, and Diabetes-Friendly meal plan options. All recipes are portioned for 2 or 4 adults, depending on your plan selection.
Our Family Menu makes things simple. Choose from 6 delicious kid-friendly recipes each week with Chef’s Choice and Vegetarian Meal Plan options. All recipes are portioned for 4 adults with leftovers for families with younger children. We offer our best value on Family Menu plans, with the option to upgrade to our Classic Menu to unlock more choice.
What is your commitment to Sun Basket?
- Skip a delivery or cancel anytime prior to the weekly cut off every Wednesday before your delivery at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET.
- To skip a week, go to Schedule.
- To cancel you can contact our support team via a toll-free line.
- You will not be charged when you skip a week prior to the weekly cut off.
The Bottom Line
Sun Basket has definitely made a name for itself in the market through providing value and quality to its customers. Be it organic and sustainably sourced ingredients or a variety of recipes for the user to choose from, there is no denying that it is a very good choice, especially if you are following a specific diet such as paleo, gluten-free or vegan.
In a nutshell, Sun Basket is a great choice because it didn’t give us a lot to complain about and also because their commitment to delivering organic and sustainably sourced ingredients is really commendable. The score: from us!