Sun Basket Review

flag Your kind of healthy - 11 plans available
  • Can add extras like snacks
  • Dietitian-approved, balanced meals
  • Environmentally friendly food and packaging
  • Globally-inspired recipes full of flavor
GOOD FOR
Young professionals
Support
9.5 /10
Cancellation Policy
Any Time
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  • author: Dave Conti
  • 19.07.18
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Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Features"
    9 /10
  • "Ease of USe"
    9 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    9.5 /10

Overview

Sun Basket was founded in 2014 by Justine Kelly, a previous contestant on Ironchef, and tech entrepreneur Adam Zbar. It supplies many states in America and it’s completely organic and environmentally friendly. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, follow a paleo diet, or need gluten-free options, Sun Basket is the way to go for healthy and delicious nutritious food with outstanding quality. Sun Basket ships to all US states excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Montana and parts of New Mexico. Deliveries are made between Monday – Thursday between 8am and 9pm.

Plans & Pricing

Classic Menu

Catering to singles and couples, this selection offers 3 recipes per week for 2 or 4 people, and it costs $11.99 per serving. From the Classic Menu, you’ll receive a choice of 10 plans to choose from:

  • Carb-Conscious
  • Paleo
  • Mediterranean
  • Lean & Clean
  • Gluten-Free
  • Quick & Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Diabetes-Friendly
  • Pescatarian
  • Chef’s Choice

Family Menu

Choose from 2 to 4 family-friendly recipes each week. You get 4 servings per recipe at $10.99 per serving. Within the Family Menu, you can choose either the Chef’s Choice Family Plan or Vegetarian Family Plan.

Sun Basket also offers free vouchers on your first order as much as from $25 upwards. The subscription includes future deliveries where you can skip a week or cancel at any time.

Classic Menu
3 recipes/week
$11.99/serving
Family Menu
2-4 recipes/week
$10.99/serv.

Special Features

Sun Basket comes with its own features that stand out. Some of them include:

Specialized Videos

The range of videos on Sun Basket is really vast. From learning how to grill a Thanksgiving turkey to simple, yet important, cooking skills such as how to chop an onion, Sun Basket has you covered! It even teaches you the art of packing a cooler for all those trips to the beach in summer. They also have videos which cover workout routines!

Forward your sun basket

If you are traveling and feel you need to cancel your order with Sun Basket for a week, you don’t need do this! With Sun Basket you can forward your box to wherever you are traveling or you can send it to a friend or family member.

Meal ingredients packed together

When receiving your meal kit from Sun Basket you will notice that all the ingredients you need to make the specific meal are already packed together in a bag, saving you time.

Giving back to the community

Each week, Sun Basket donates whatever remains as surplus produce to local food banks. These include ‘Farmers Against Hunger’ which is found on the East Coast, as well as ‘Second Harvest Food Bank’ in Santa Clara County.

Environmentally friendly

Sun Basket is an environmentally friendly company. They introduced the first 100% recyclable and compostable packaging solution for the meal kit industry. Sun Basket supports organic farming and the humane treatment of animals. Their meat and seafood are also free of antibiotics and artificial hormones and come from fishermen and ranchers who share Sun Basket’s commitment to sustainable practices.

Mobile applications

Sun Basket has a great Mobile App. It can be downloaded on either the Apple App store or Google Play. It’s very user-friendly and easy to navigate, although if you are just starting with Sun Basket, it is recommended to try the desktop version first and familiarize yourself with the website.

Ease of Use

All you need to do to register is either sign up with your Facebook or enter your name, email address, choose a password and enter your zip code. It will then move to the ‘Build Your Order’ section, where it will ask how many people you are cooking for, how many recipes you want, and prompt you to select a meal plan and fill our personal information. You then move on to confirming your menu selections which come as vibrant images. You then choose to pay either with PayPal or credit card. You will get a promo discount as it is your first order. Once you register the site is very simple and easy to navigate. The site is colorful, vibrant and the images are mouth-watering. It is very aesthetically pleasing and easy to read and understand.

Suppliers

Executive Chef, Justine Kelly, sources her food from some of the country’s best suppliers. The food is obtained through respected farmers, ranchers and fishermen in the community. The tofu comes from Hodo Soy. This tofu starts with the best quality non-GMO soybeans and comes without additives, stabilizers or preservatives. Fruit and Vegetables come from Capay Organic which has been in existence since 1976. Capay Family Farm produces 60 types of organically grown fruits and vegetables. Other sources of fruits and vegetables include Lakeside organic Gardens and Durst Organic Growers.

Food Allergies

Sun Basket does not recommend you use their service if you suffer from a very serious food allergy. Sun Basket recipes are packed among food which contains gluten, fish, crustacean shellfish, milk, eggs, tree nuts, soybeans, wheat and peanuts.

Variety of Food

Sun Basket offers meals that are suitable for any dietary preference. The available dishes are available in the following categories:

Chef’s Choice

These are recipes hand-picked by the chef which highlight the peak seasonal produce, best meats as well as seafood, and special unique homemade sauces.

Paleo

The recipes are clean with high-protein value bulked up with fresh vegetables, the best of meat and seafood with absolutely no dairy, gluten, grains, soy or corn.

Lean & Clean

These are recipes aimed at helping you manage your weight. These recipes deliver meals in their most natural, unprocessed form. These recipes are gluten, soy and dairy-free.

Gluten-free

In the past decade people have really become aware of how gluten can play a role in indigestion and weight-gain. Many people’s systems are simply intolerant to gluten. These gluten-free recipes come with fresh vegetables, the best of meat and seafood, as well the chef’s top picks for gluten-free alternatives.

Vegetarian

These recipes are colorful and filled with an array of fresh organic produce, vegetables, as well as organic milk, yogurt and eggs.

Mediterranean

With these recipes you can enjoy seasonal produce, with meat raised responsibly alongside wild-caught seafood together with grains, good fats and fresh herbs.

Vegan

These days more and more people are option for a plant-based diet. With these recipes you will receive important proteins which are plant-based and comes with homemade special signature sauces.

Pescatarian

In these recipes you will receive fully-rounded vegetarian recipes, rich in seasonal organic produce, accompanying wild-caught, sustainably sourced fish and seafood.

Diabetes-Friendly

These meals are healthy and delicious and specifically designed to manage diabetes. This makes living with the condition a whole lot easier at meal-time!

Quick & Easy

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, who honestly has time to sit over the stove for hours getting meal-time ready. Sometimes it’s really nice to get home, get your recipe out with ingredients and cook quick with not a lot of fuss. These recipes don’t compromise on taste nor quality and you’ll be satiated within no time!

These recipes are colorful and filled with an array of fresh, organic produce, vegetables which include organic milk, yogurt and eggs.

Pros & Cons

  • Accommodates most diets
  • Organic ingredients included
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Supports the humane treatment of animals
  • Recipes created by top-notch chef
  • Uses third-party delivery

Customer Support

Sun Basket makes it easy for their customers to contact them. You can reach their customer service by phone, email, or live chat. There is also a handy FAQ section on their website, in addition to a community forum on Facebook where you can find tips and advice from fellow Sun Basket customers.

  • Phone Support
    Customer Service is available over the phone.
  • Live Online Chat
    Live chat is available.
  • Email
    You can reach customer service via email.
  • Video Tutorials
    There are a number of videos available including videos showing where Sun Basket sources its food.
  • FAQ
    There is a very large and helpful FAQ section.
  • Community Forum
    There is a huge community forum on the company's Facebook page.
  • Blog
    There is a blog called The Sun Times with an array of articles on wellness and recipes.

Final Word

Sun Basket is a world-class meal delivery service. There is enormous passion and dedication that goes behind the scenes to deliver the best organic produce to the customer. The company cares not only for its customers but the environment, its community and the humane treatment of animals.

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Dave Conti
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Dave Conti grew up in the food industry. His family owned an Italian restaurant that Dave grew up in. From waiting tables to peeling potatoes and eventually running the kitchen as head chef, Dave learnt the ropes of the food business inside out. Dave joins the Top 5 Meal Delivery Services and gives valuable information where food and meal delivery services are concerned.

This review is based on the writer's personal opinion.

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