I am excited to share this Sun Basket Review with you guys because earlier this week I received my first vegetarian Sun Basket box. If you caught me when I went live on Facebook for the unboxing I’m sure you saw how much I loved it!
When we lived in Atlanta, GA the grocery store was about 2 miles away so it was no big deal to go shopping every 2 – 3 days for items we needed but that’s not the case here in Charleston, WV. Now, we live on the top of a mountain and there’s no such thing as a quick trip to the grocery store. I’ve also been having a bit of trouble locating our favorite vegetarian ingredients in the stores around here. Although, locally grown vegetables are plentiful at the nearby farmer’s market I’ve had a little trouble finding extra-firm tofu and quinoa in some stores. Still, I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier and one of the simplest ways to do that is to start having meals delivered to my front door with Sun Basket! If you’ve been considering trying a meal delivery service I hope my Sun Basket review convinces you to give them a shot.
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Previously, I have tried two other meal delivery services and found them disappointing but Sun Basket was perfection, especially for vegetarians like my husband. The box arrived early in the morning (around 9:30 am) and I immediately refrigerated it so it would be in the same condition when I went live on Facebook to start the first part of our Sun Basket review. Then, I sat down to flip through their recipe book. Unlike other companies, Sun Basket sends you the recipes for all of their weekly options, not just the ones you ordered. I like that so much better than the flip cards from other services. Not to mention I can create the other recipes on my own time if I choose, and I might.
I made the quinoa and zucchini fritters the day the box arrived and they were delicious! Brandon said they were one of the best meals I’ve made all year, haha, so thanks, Sun Basket for giving my husband better meals than I ever could. 😉 They were a little bit softer than expected but I think that’s because I didn’t squeeze enough of the moisture out of the zucchini. This is one of the easiest meals I’ve ever made and it was so good!
The only things you need to have in your kitchen to make the meals provided by Sun Basket are salt, pepper, olive oil, and basic kitchen tools. To help fill in the meals I don’t plan with Sun Basket I love using Mindful Meal for meal planning. They make the whole process so simple! You can learn more about them here.
Sun Basket Review FAQ’s
After I did my FB Live video about with the unboxing for my Sun Basket review, a few people sent over questions I wanted to answer so, here we go…
Was the box cold?
YES! The box was dropped off at my apartment door about 9 – 9:30 am and the ice pack in the bottom of the box had everything nice and chilled. I work from home so I was here when it arrived and was able to immediately refrigerate it. If I hadn’t been home, I feel confident it could have sat outside and stayed chilled for hours.
Was the produce fresh?
It sure was and I tried to show that in the FB Live video. I know it was hard to tell through the packaging but I was very impressed with the freshness of everything. I think the peach may have been a little bit under-ripe but I made that meal first. If I had made something else and let the peach ripen for another day it would have been perfect.
Are the meals really something I (or my family) would eat?
All I can say is that the meals seem totally reasonable to me and none of the ingredients were crazy (unless you consider zucchini, white beans, lemon, or peppers to be crazy). Before you order your box you’re able to choose the meals you want. We chose the vegetarian options but they had steak, chicken, and fish options as well. If you don’t like the selection that week, skip the week.
My family is (enter dietary preference here), do they have options for me?
Probably. They have standard omnivore meals but they also offer paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Their menu changes week to week but yes, they probably have something that suits your diet.
For other questions, you can get more info about Sun Basket offerings and pricing on their website. I joked with my husband that between Sun Basket and Amazon Pantry, I might never go grocery shopping again. Obviously, I’m kidding because no one delivers milk and other perishables to our mountain…yet.