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Sun Basket is a meal service company with a focus on quality and sustainability. They offer a wide range of food options for almost every dietary need, from meal kits to ready-meals to protein there is something for everyone. Read on for our full Sun Basket review and unboxing video.
For the Sun Basket recipe reviews, we ordered two servings of 2 oven-ready meals, 1 meal kit, and 2 orders of the ribs as a protein add-on. They offer plans with 2 or 4 servings with 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week, but you can order as much as you want or need above that. So if you have a larger family or are having people over you can scale up a recipe to accommodate or add on proteins or fresh pasta and sauce making Sun Basket extremely versatile.
The Sun Basket menu consists of much more than your traditional meal kits, though they have 15 or so meal kits available every week. We tried the “gingered steak stir-fry” meal kit and thought that the portion size was enough for two people, though we added rice making the dish a bit more filling and able to feed our family of three. The stir-fry tasted good and we liked the addition of tomatoes and the coriander-cumin spice blend to the dish.
In addition to meal kits, Sun Basket offers “oven-ready” meals. These convenient meals are premade and ready to be warmed up in the oven or microwave. They are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time, like before a kid’s sports practice or after a long day at work, and want something fresh, fast, and delicious. We opted to microwave both of our oven-ready meals and had mixed reviews on the final dish. The portion size of the shrimp was small for 2 people and the shrimp ended up rubbery. The taste was a little bland for paella as we expected something more flavorful from this dish. The second oven-ready meal, the beef Panang curry, was a larger portion and heated up nicely in the microwave. It tasted fantastic, lots of creamy curry flavor in every bite, and easily fed 2 people. We added more rice and peas to feed our family of three and would order this one again.
Sun Basket also has breakfast, lunch, fresh pasta/noodles and sauces, snacks, and proteins. We were curious about the proteins and decided to try out the slow-cooked baby back ribs in bbq sauce. We ordered 2 portions of the ribs at $15.99 each for 16 oz. This price is in line with premium hormone and antibiotic-free baby back ribs that you will find in high-end grocery stores or butcher shops. Keep in mind that these were boneless so the weight is the true weight. We found the ribs very flavorful and super juicy. They were pre-cooked so all we did was popped them on the grill for about 3 min per side to heat through. Yum!
With their huge variety, Sun Basket is able to cater to various dietary needs including dairy-free, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, low cal, low carb, Mediterranean, paleo, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. You can easily find something that everyone can enjoy.
Like most meal kit companies the amount of packaging that can not be easily curbside recycled continues to be an issue. Sun Basket works hard to use packaging that can be recycled, like the compostable gel in the ice packs and the insulation, but some items either can’t be recycled or you have to go to a special recycling center location. Watch the Sun Basket unboxing video below to get a peek inside the box.
Like all meal kits, the Sun Basket menu and recipes change weekly. Luckily for you, you can find the Sun Basket menu along with top meal kit menus on MealFinds making it easy for you to compare weekly menus in order to pick the best one for you and your family. You can view the Sun Basket menus here and below is a menu from the time of this posting.
More information can be found on the MealFinds Sun Basket page.
We enjoy the variety that Sun Basket has to offer, both in terms of the number of options available as well as their ability to cater to different dietary needs, and the quality of the food. And while the oven-ready shrimp paella was a miss, we would highly recommend Sun Basket’s meal kits, non-seafood oven-ready meals, and protein add-on’s.