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In a Nutshell

Sun Basket is a healthy cooking service that delivers organic ingredients and simple-to-make recipes right to your door. It has 2 meal plans – “classic” and “family” – with varying amounts of recipes per week and servings per recipe. Sun Basket’s award-winning chef creates international recipes, from curried vegetables to mu shu pork, with all recipes using seasonal ingredients.

pros

  • Produce is organic and fresh
  • Subscription can be canceled at any time

cons

  • Added delivery costs
  • Doesn’t deliver to some states
  • Gluten-free meals prepared in facility that handles wheat

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Sun Basket is a healthy cooking service that delivers organic ingredients and simple-to-make recipes right to your door. It has 2 meal plans – “classic” and “family” – with varying amounts of recipes per week and servings per recipe. Sun Basket’s award-winning chef creates international recipes, from curried vegetables to mu shu pork, with all recipes using seasonal ingredients. It believes in delivering wholesome food to its customers, while strongly emphasizing environmentally conscious company values.

Ideal For 

  • Paleo, gluten-free, or vegetarian diets
  • Adults of all ages who have little time to grocery shop and cook
  • Parents who want menu variety for their families 

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What’s Unique About Sun Basket?

Sun Basket is an environmentally-conscious company. It takes steps to ensure that all of the ingredients that go into your meal delivery kit are ethically and sustainably sourced. It also ships all meals in insulated and fully recyclable boxes - including the insulation, ice packs, and containers - so you don’t need to worry about environmental damage. Sun Basket has lots of recipe options to fit your desired tastes and food preferences. Its award-winning chef develops the recipes - whether paleo, gluten-free or vegetarian - and ensures that all recipes are nutritionist-approved. Every recipe is developed by award-winning chef, Justine Kelly, who was the former head chef of a James Beard award–winning restaurant, The Slanted Door.

Sun Basket places strong emphasis on its 3 core values — clean eating, flavorful meals, and sustainability. It always sources ingredients from organic and sustainable inputs from over 135 farms, ranches and fishermen. All of the produce is organic & non-GMO. Meats are antibiotic and hormone free, and the seafood follows the Monterey Bay Aquarium sustainability standards. The company also offers meals and menu ideas that are suitable for people with different dietary restrictions and allergies, so there’s really something for everyone.

Sun Basket places a strong emphasis on the customer, giving you the ability to choose a plan, change it at any time, or completely cancel a subscription at any point. The company also gives back to communities in need through local food banks and various employee programs.

How it Works 

Using Sun Basket is simple. First, select the plan of your choice — classic or family — depending on your needs. You can either go with the recipes that the chef chooses for you or select your own. Choose a plan that you’re happy with and let Sun Basket deliver the basket weekly without getting involved in the process, or build your own basket every week.

After selecting your recipes for the following week, or letting SunBasket do it for you, your work is pretty much done. The kit will be delivered to your door the next week, along with everything needed for the recipes. This includes meat, poultry and/or seafood, fruits, vegetables, and spices. The recipe arrives along with the exact amount of every ingredient needed. Once you’ve received your kit, you’ll need to unpack and store the ingredients. When you’re ready to prepare a meal, just take out the ingredients, which are listed on the recipe card, and follow the instructions. Note that you will need to provide a few things yourself, such as salt and pepper, oil, basic utensils and pots and pans for cooking.

Variety of Food Offered

The classic plan gives you 3 menus per week for 2 to 4 people, while the family plan gives you 2,3, or 4 menus per week for a family of 4. While each plan offers paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, it’s important to note that the recipes in the family plan may be more kid-friendly.

From Vietnamese chicken salad bowls to spaghetti with chicken and collard greens, Sun Basket offers a wide variety of recipes for all taste preferences and dietary needs. Its recipes, which can be previewed on its website, are flavorful, different, and creative, utilizing interesting ingredients and delicious flavor combinations.

Paleo options include mu shu pork and salmon burgers. Gluten-free options include tzatziki-topped turkey and shrimp risotto with lemon. The vegetarian meals include curried red lentil soup and quinoa white bean burgers.

There are also recipes listed under the category of “lean & clean,” such as black lentil eggplant bowls and cooked trout. The chef’s choice usually suggests international recipes that take advantage of seasonal foods, so as to use only the best and freshest ingredients.

Pricing 

Plan
Cost
Classic menu
$11.99 per serving
Family menu 
$9.99 per serving

*Updated December 2017

The classic menu costs $11.49 per serving and gives you 3 recipes per week, enough to serve 2 or 4 people, depending on your selection. It is more suited for singles or couples. Available meal plans include chef's choice, paleo, lean & clean, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

The family menu costs $9.99 per serving, is suitable for kids, and gives you 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week to feed a family of 4. There is a $6.99 shipping fee per order for either menu, though the first week includes free delivery.

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Help & Support

Sun Basket has a few available channels that offer extra support and assistance. The first option is its in-depth blog section, titled “The Sun Times,” where you can find information such as how to customize your recipe selection, update your profile information and choose a meal plan. You can also use the blog to learn more about cooking in order to make the most of your Sun Basket subscription.

If you still need extra support, you can visit the online help center, which features an FAQ section. You can contact customer support by filling out an online form or calling the support number — 855-204-7597. The support center is open from Monday-Friday from 5am-9am, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-7pm (PT).

Bottom Line

Sun Basket is good for singles, couples, roommates, or families who are looking for ways to save time by avoiding long grocery store lines, choosing dinner recipes, and sourcing the necessary ingredients. Though many of its chef-developed recipes are high-end, it also has many meals that appeal to kids. It also offers good customer support options and delivers to almost the whole country, excluding a few states, such as New Mexico and Alaska. Sun Basket gives you an easy and interesting dinner-time solution.

About Sun Basket

Founded in 2014 by chef Justine Kelly and her tech entrepreneur co-founder, Sun Basket is one of the few meal kit services that uses only organic and sustainably sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood. The company is quickly growing as the leading healthy food meal-service in the industry.

Physical Address

1 Clarence Pl #10 

San Francisco, CA

USA, 94107

Contact Details 

Phone: 855-204-7597

Email: only online form available 

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*The information on this site is based on research, but should not be treated as medical advice. Before beginning any new diet plan, we recommend consulting with a physician or other professional healthcare provider. Results may vary based on various health factors, individual weight loss plans and adherence to the meal plan.

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A***r, FL
5 months ago

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The recipes were a great opportunity to try new flavor. Pre sliced items made it convenient. Unfortunately a bit pricey.

I**., NY
4 months ago

They are just the best from meal delivery services. Easy to communicate with and fair with their prices and their products are always super fresh

M******e, MO
9 months ago

Food is amazing. Healthy and colorful. I wish they had more selection, but the selection they do have is delicious.

L****e, AR
6 months ago

Best customer service Good delivery time food selection as expensive and taste of food in my order

A***J, CA
7 months ago

Biodegradable packaging, organic food lovely recipes easy to prepare. A great buy!

F*n, OK
5 months ago

It's convenient and easy to use. The sun basket meal delivery can help the family's who don't have enough time to cook.

J**e, NC
5 months ago

Easy instructions on how to cook the food. A lot of options to choose from and fast delivery

N**a, VT
8 months ago

I like that it's organic and that they make an effort to have the packaging be recyclable. I think it's a little over priced. I like the variety and that it encourages me to eat healthier.

V***I, CA
8 months ago

Food is fresh and doesn't take too much time to cook. I can usually get it from stove to table in 30 minutes

O****a, CO
6 months ago

It's healthy, organized, has great meals, and I have had good service with them. We thoroughly enjoy it.

A*y, CA
5 months ago

The food and recipes are quality for the most part but shipments have been late and produce has been wilted when it gets to me. Customers service isn't great.

C*****e, GA
5 months ago

They have very unique and healthy dishes that expose me to things that I probably would have never tasted before.

J*n, AZ
9 months ago

Good food. Quality is good but I'm not sure I would continue based on prices per meal. The food was good but not that original

J*****a, MA
5 months ago

The menu options are unique and varied and I like how they have vegan options. The customer service is also very helpful. It's a little too pricy though and I don't like how they charge for shipping when other services provide that for free.

M**e, OH
5 months ago

It really helped when my extended family was going through hard times with the loss of a family member

R**h, GA
6 months ago

The food is usually quite good prepared. Sometimes items arrive in poor shape. It doesn't deliver on Mondays and it's expensive.

D***D, NV
9 months ago

The price is expensive and relying on delivery makes me anxious. I need a more reliable way to know my dinner will be delivered.

D**i, CA
5 months ago

We really liked being able to try new things. However, there were a few times when we got produce that we weren't able to eat.

B**h, AZ
9 months ago

It looked better than it was in actuality. The ingredients were fresh, but there was no oomph factor in terms of taste.

I*a, NY
5 months ago

Menu is not suitable for all family members, such as teenagers. Portions could be bigger as well

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