Sunbasket Reviews

June 3, 2020

These Sunbasket reviews contain affiliate links and if you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Sunbasket

Sunbasket 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, protein, and breakfast there is something for everyone.

What We Like

  • A huge assortment! 24+ recipe choices including meal kits, oven-ready meals, proteins, snacks, breakfast, and more
  • Lots of different dietary options including Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and more
  • Organic and sustainable ingredients. 99% of produce is organic; meats and poultry are antibiotic- and hormone-free; sustainably sourced seafood

What We Don’t Like

  • The oven-ready meals vary in size and quality
  • Shipping is not included and is $7.99 (Get $35 off + 4 Free Gifts now >> )
  • Packaging that can not be easily curb-side recycled

Sunbasket Reviews

For our Sunbasket 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 Sunbasket extremely versatile.

Like most meal kit companies the amount of packaging that can not be easily curbside recycled continues to be an issue.  Sunbasket 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.

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Sunbasket Reviews: Meal Kits

The Sunbasket menu consists of much more than your traditional meal kits, though they have 15 or so meal kits available every week. Meal kits can be ready in 15-40 minutes, come with pre-measured ingredients, and step-by-step recipe cards.

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. $35 Off + 4 Free Gifts now >>

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Sunbasket Reviews: Fresh & Ready Oven-Ready Meals

In addition to meal kits, Sunbasket offers oven-ready meals they call Fresh & Ready.  These convenient meals are premade and ready to be warmed up in the oven or microwave in as little as 6 minutes.  They arrive in a heat-safe compostable tray, ready for microwave or oven, with less mess and virtually no cleanup.  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. $35 Off + 4 Free Gifts now >>

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Sunbasket Reviews: Market Addon’s

Sunbasket also has breakfast, lunch, fresh pasta/noodles and sauces, snacks, and proteins.

  • Breakfast: Including eggs, oatmeal, breads & spreads, grab-n-go bars, juice, smoothies, and coffee
  • Lunch: Including salads & dressings, ready-to-eat proteins, pizza & empanadas, grain & noodle bowls, soups & broths, tortillas, and bread
  • Pasta & Sauce: Including fresh pasta, pasta sauce, pasta & sauce combos
  • Proteins: Including seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, pork, sausage, plant-based meat, cooked & cured meat
  • Snacks: Including nuts, seeds, crackers, crisps, cheese, bars, bites, sweet treats, jerky, veggies & dip

 

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!

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With their huge variety, Sunbasket 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.  $35 Off + 4 Free Gifts now >>

Sunbasket Reviews: Menu

Like all meal kits, the Sunbasket menu and recipes change weekly.  Luckily for you, you can find the Sunbasket 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.

Sunbasket has meals for any lifestyle.  Look for the following labels when selecting your meals: Paleo, Vegetarian, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Carb Cnioscios, Mediterranean, Diabetes-Friendly, Pescatarian, Chef’s Choice, and Oven-Ready.  More on each below.

Paleo

  • Nutrient-rich meals packed with whole foods including meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
  • 400-800 calories, 10-25 grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Vegetarian

  • A meatless balance of healthy ingredients to keep you satisfied and energizes
  • 400-800 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Lean & Clean

  • Low calories portions packed with flavor
  • Around 600 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good unsaturated fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Gluten-Free

  • All of the flavor with none of the gluten
  • 400-800 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Carb Conscious

  • Lots of veggies, protein, and good fats with fewer carbs
  • 400-800 calories, 10+ grams of protein, and 35g net carbs or less per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Mediterranean

  • Packed with fresh, plant-based foods, good fats, and sustainable proteins.
  • 400-800 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Diabetes-Friendly

  • Balanced meals that support diabetes management and health
  • 400-700 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • 20-70grams or less of high-quality carbs per serving sourced from whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables
  • Sodium less than 700mg per serving with less than 10% of calories from added sugar
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Pescatarian

  • Packed with fresh vegetables, sustainable seafood, and whole grains
  • 400-800 calories, 10+ grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Chef’s Choice

  • Flavorful and delicious chef-created meals
  • 400-800 calories, 10-30 grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados

 

Oven-Ready

  • Ready in as little as 6 minutes
  • Cooked in the microwave or oven
  • 400-800 calories, 10-30 grams of protein, 5+ grams of fiber per serving
  • Compostable, oven-ready tray

How much does Sunbasket Cost?

  • Price:
    • 2 people/2 recipes $10.99 per serving
    • 2 people/4 recipes $8.99 per serving
    • 4 people/2 recipes $10.99 per serving
    • 4 people/4 recipes $8.99 per serving
  • Shipping: $7.99
  • Delivery to most zip codes in the continental United States, excluding MT and parts NM
  • Coupon: $35 Off + 4 Free Gifts now >>

Sunbasket Reviews: Bottom Line

Sunbasket is truly a meal service company that delivers on quality and variety with their wide range of food options for almost every dietary need, from meal kits to ready-meals, protein, and breakfast there is something for everyone.

We enjoy the variety that Sunbasket has to offer, both in terms of the number of meal kit recipe 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 Sunbasket’s meal kits, non-seafood oven-ready meals, and protein add-on’s.

If you are looking for a meal delivery service with lots of options as well as market addons, like breakfast, snacks and protein, Sunbasket is definitely worth trying out.  $35 Off + 4 Free Gifts now >>

Enjoy!

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