Price Starts at $11.49 per serving for meal kits; $9.99 per serving for prepared meals

Serves Two or four servings per recipe; two to five recipes per week; single-serving prepared meals

Meal options Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, or Diabetes-Friendly

Pros

  • Offers meals that accommodate six different diets
  • Offers meal kit and prepared meal subscriptions
  • Options for meals prepared in under 20 minutes
  • Includes organic produce 99 percent of the time
  • Transparent responsible sourcing of animal proteins
  • Money-back guarantee

Cons

  • High average cost per serving for meal kits
  • Doesn’t deliver to all states
  • No student discount or heroes discount
Here’s an example of what you can expect to find inside a two-serving Sunbasket meal kit.

Sunbasket offers a well-rounded experience for its meal kit subscribers, taking into account features such as variety, ingredient quality, sustainability, and the dietary preferences of its subscribers. Its weekly rotating menu features recipes developed by a team of registered dietitians and James Beard- and Michelin-acclaimed chefs. Its customizable meal plans, organic menu, and “100 percent mouthwatering” guarantee are why Sunbasket is our pick for the best overall meal kit

Meal plans can be customized through various diet and allergen modifiers like “high-protein” or “avoid dairy.” Its weekly recipes are further classified by the type of diet they accommodate:

Clean eaters may appreciate that Sunbasket is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as an organic food handler and promises fresh organic produce, milk, yogurt, eggs, and tofu 99 percent of the time. Exceptions are made when factors like weather make organic options unavailable. If so, Sunbasket will label any replacement ingredients accordingly.

Sunbasket has transparent quality standards for sourcing animal proteins. Seafood is either sustainably raised or wild-caught; all meat is both antibiotic- and hormone-free; lamb and beef are pasture-raised; beef is sourced organic where possible; and poultry and pork are sourced from farms that “observe high standards of animal welfare.”

If you’re on dinner duty and strapped for time, you may appreciate its “Speedy” recipes, which can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Alternatively, you can choose its single-serving, heat-and-eat meals, which are offered in its “Fresh and Ready” subscription.

Sunbasket Fresh & Ready meals on a table.
Our reviews team tested three Sunbasket Fresh & Ready meals.

Although the cost per serving for its meal kits is higher than it is for other meal kit brands we researched, Sunbasket prepared meals and delivery fees fall in the average range. Your weekly recurring charge will be for your selected serving size and number of recipes, but you can add as many meal kits or prepared meals to your cart as you like. Sunbasket also offers market items to add to your order, like breakfast items, snacks, and pasta.

Sunbasket offers a “100 percent mouthwatering” guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your food for any reason, Sunbasket will refund or credit you for the cost of that meal as long as you contact customer service within seven days of delivery, according to its FAQ page.

Sunbasket does not offer student or heroes discounts, which are typically discounts allowed for veterans, first responders, and educators.

Sunbasket doesn’t deliver to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, and some parts of New Mexico. You can check its service availability page to see if Sunbasket delivers to your address.

Sunbasket Meal Kit Delivery Reviews

When we checked Sunbasket reviews, we found it received an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars and more than 3,200 reviews on Trustpilot. On BBB, 13 reviewers rated it 1 out of 5 stars. Sunbasket does not have reviews available on Google.

Positive reviewers liked the taste of the meals, their quick preparation, and how Sunbasket helped address their dietary preferences. Negative reviews mentioned being charged full price instead of having promotional credits applied, limited vegetarian options, unreliable delivery, and poor customer service.

Our Experience With Sunbasket

When our reviews team surveyed 600 meal kit subscribers in July 2022, Sunbasket customers reported high-quality ingredients, taste, and healthy meals as the features they liked most about their meal kit subscription.

When our reviews team tested Sunbasket, they found the meals to be a bit bland, especially when they were expecting punchy flavors from spicy or curry recipes. They also had to go off script with some instructions that may have been optimistic about cooking time. For example, the instructions for one meal stated to cook sliced sweet potatoes for between four and six minutes, but they actually needed at least double that amount of time to be cooked through. Our reviews team’s survey also indicated that 84 percent of Sunbasket users occasionally or always had to modify their meals during preparation. Often — 72 percent of the time — it was to suit their taste preferences. So expect to season to taste.

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