The sheer volume of meal kit delivery companies available nowadays can leave you lost on which one to decide on.
However, each company will suit some specific need for a particular group of customers.
Sun Basket is one such company, and this review looks at the services that they provide.
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How Does Sun Basket Work?
The first thing you are required to do before using the Sun Basket services is register on their website.
The only unfortunate thing about this registration process is that it cannot be skipped; Sun Basket does not have a feature that allows you to order meals on their platform as a guest user; you must commit to a particular plan.
But registration is simple, and there is a prominent ‘Get Started’ icon when you load the company’s homepage — follow the prompts from there to have your account set up.
Future orders can be made from the service’s mobile app; the same goes for any account management activities.
You will then need to choose a plan that suits your specific needs and the number of people that you want the meals to serve.
Once you have this sorted out, proceed to the menu to choose what you want to eat. With your selections made, fill in your location details to make the delivery possible, and then checkout. Delivery dates can be selected—but then again, this will largely depend on where you are ordering from.
The deliveries are made in proper packaging that ensures the quality and freshness of the food is maintained.
Additionally, you will receive a recipe book that contains all the meals included for that week. This inclusion is a deviation from the norm, as most other meal delivery companies only offer recipe cards.
The recipe book allows you to try out different meals at home, and at the end of the book, there are engaging games for children to play while you cook.
Types of Meals Available
Sun Basket offers up to 18 meals per week. This extensive offering is a clear bonus over all other meal delivery companies that usually have no more than ten available. With Sun Basket, you can choose from a vegan diet (which is available up to three times a week), a vegetarian diet, and meat and fish diets.
Additionally, there are also gluten-free meals, as well as other variations for dietary restrictions.
All of Sun Basket’s meals are organically grown, and the meats are all hormone-free. Sun Basket endeavors to ensure that it sources every one of its meals from honest farmers that adhere to healthy and safe farming practices.
You will also have quick and easy meal options to choose from that allow you to prepare your dinner in a short time. If you are looking to add a bit of exotic flavoring to your week, there are also Mediterranean options—and as if that weren’t enough options, there are also Chef Picks.
The Chef Picks are made by the most respected experts in the industry.
Note that for all meals, you will need to have a few kitchen essentials on hand, such as salt and oil, that are not delivered with the package.
Also, there are some ready-made sauces that Sun Basket provides, which can be hard to replicate on your own at home.
Lastly, Sun Basket also has a wine shop on its list of services, so that you can to pair your meal with a perfectly complementary bottle of vino.
Sun Basket has two general plans, the Classic Plan (three recipes per week), and the Family Plan (two to four recipes per week).
The Classic Plan starts at $11.99, and you will have servings for two or four people, depending on your preferences. In this plan, the total for the first box will cost you $71.94, and you will have access to up to 18 recipes that you can choose three from weekly.
The delivery cost is not included in the total price, and this will be charged separately depending on your location.
However, you will not be charged shipping on your first order.
The Family plan starts at $10.99 per serving, and you will have servings for four or six people as suits your needs. There are up to six recipes that you can choose two, three, or four from.
The total for the first box is $87.92. Just like the Classic plan above, the delivery fees are charged separately, but the first week is free.
Sun Basket allows you to cancel at any time, but you are required to cancel a week before your delivery which can prove quite inconvenient.
A good thing though, is that you can skip weeks in between and still resume where you left off.
The customer service is fast, but there are instances of accounts being suspended because of not communicating cancellations on time.
Sun Basket was founded in 2014 in California, employing around 400 people.
In its five years of operation so far, this company has grown to be one of the best meal delivery companies by offering up to 18 recipes a week.
- Hungryroot is a plant-centric meal delivery company that focuses on delivering nutritious meals to its customers.
- HelloFresh is a German-based meal-kit delivery company that operates in the U.S. and is among the largest market players.
- Veestro is an efficient, vegan meal recipe company that also offers a weight loss plan.
- Recipe book– Compared to other companies that only give you a recipe card, Sun Basket delivers a recipe book that can be used for far longer.
- Many weekly recipes – Sun Basket has 18 recipes available each week.
- Pricey – Compared to other companies, Sun Basket is more expensive.
- Suspension of accounts – Cases of account suspension without warnings are common with Sun Basket.
Sun Basket Review Final Thoughts
Sun Basket is a great option for someone looking for a wide variety of recipes to choose from.
The convenience of managing your account from a mobile app also makes this service a preferred one.