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Sun Basket

Ranked 3rd of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 81.

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Sun Basket

Ranked 3rd of 10 meal kits with a Quid Score of 81.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 3rd overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Meal Kit
  • Meals Per Week: 2 - 4
  • Servings Per Meal: 2 or 4
  • Cooking Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
  • Subscription Options: 2
  • Average Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Product Specifications
  • Extras: N/A
  • Packaging: 100% recyclable and compostable packaging. The box is 98% post-consumer cardboard and the insulation is derived from recycled water bottles
  • Shipping Fee: $5.99 per order
  • Included in Package: Ingredients, recipe cards
  • Weekly Meal Options: 6 (Family Menu) or 18 (Classic Menu)
  • Ingredient Specifications: Yes - 99% organic produce, tofu made from non-GMO organic soybeans, USDA-certified organic, meats are antibiotic and hormone-free, organic milk/yogurt/eggs, sustainably sourced seafood
  • Additional Dietary Options: Chef's choice, paleo, lean & clean, gluten-free,vegetarian, mediterranean, vegan, pescatarian

Expert Rating: 93%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Expert Rating: 93%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Despite a higher shipping fee, experts enjoy the great taste and multiple dietary plans. The packaging stays cool and credits local farm sources by name. One thing the company doesn’t print, however, is detailed nutritional information.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Above average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Above average
  • Flexibility - Average
  • Cuisine Variety - Above average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average
Notable Positives
  • Organic & non-GMO
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Kits feel very cold upon delivery
  • Name local farm sources
  • Very high quality ingredients
Notable Negatives
  • No photos on recipe cards
  • No detailed nutritional information
  • Some recipes may be more difficult for people with very basic cooking skills
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Taste - Above average
  • Freshness - Average
  • Preparation Difficulty - Above average
  • Flexibility - Average
  • Cuisine Variety - Above average
  • Delivery Service - Average
  • Amount of Packaging - Below average

Customer Rating: 73%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 73%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Sun Basket customers love that this meal kit is a 100% organic and non-GMO substance. It’s very environmentally conscious, but some customers complain about the freshness of the product and the delivery charges.

Ideal for people:

Environmentally-conscious customers who prefer vegetarian cuisine.

Not ideal for people:

Customers who want meat-heavy dishes; those with simpler, more classic tastes; those who don't want to pay for shipping.

Notable Pros:
  • Unique recipes
  • Easy-to-use recipe book
  • Great vegetarian and pescatarian offerings
  • Sustainable business practices
Notable Cons:
  • Delivery charges
  • Not always fresh ingredients
  • Poor packaging (some ingredients get smashed)
  • Some reports of poor customer service

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Brand Score: 60%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

SunBasket’s mission is to bring Northern California’s healthy eating philosophy to the rest of the country via convenient, easy-to-prepare recipes. The San Francisco-based company accommodates a range of diets beyond paleo and gluten-free, such as vegan, Mediterranean, soy-free and pescatarian.

Heritage - 3/5

Tech entrepreneur Adam Zbar and executive chef Justine Kelly founded Sun Basket in 2014. Kelly is the former head chef of The Slanted Door, a James Beard award-winning restaurant in San Francisco.

Innovation - 3/5

Sun Basket offers a mobile app for users to browse recipes, manage their subscription and track their deliveries.

Reliability - 3/5

Customers can access customer service support via email, phone, or the online Help Center. Packages are guaranteed to remain fresh in the box within the delivery window (8am-9pm). Any spoiled or missing ingredients will be compensated.

Social Good - 3/5

The company sources food from local suppliers and uses 100% recyclable and compostable packaging.

Relevance - 3/5

The Instagram page features weekly Nutritionist picks, recipe promos, and topical posts for National Cocktail Day, Taco Tuesday, and other celebrations. The Facebook page has in-depth interviews with chefs and nutritionists and detailed diet plans.

Retail: Best Price $71.94

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $71.94

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

The no-commitment subscription policy allows customers to skip or cancel anytime prior to the weekly cut-off (Wednesdays 3pm EST, the week before the scheduled delivery day). Meals are delivered weekly Mon-Thurs between 8am and 9pm. Freshness is ensured by a 100% money back guarantee on all food.

Best Purchase Options
Sun Basket - $71.94
Best Purchase Option
Sun Basket - $71.94

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