Meal Kits: Sun Basket Review

Korean steak japchae with glass noodles and stir-fried vegetables. Photo by Plated.

I love cooking at home, but I don’t always have the time or energy to menu prep and go to the grocery store. Meal kits to the rescue! After comparing the offerings of Plated, HelloFresh, and Blue Apron, I decided to try Sun Basket because of their creative recipes, organic ingredients, and vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo options.

Korean Steak Japchae with glass noodles and stir-fried vegetables. Photo by Sun Basket.

Our order arrived on a Monday and each dish took between 30 – 45 minutes to cook. They have many different cuisines represented on their menu. In our three orders, our favorites have been the Thai Turkey Salad, Burmese Chicken Aloo Curry, Mediterranean Tomato-Braised Cod, and Steak Salad with Romesco Viniagrette.


  • All ingredients are grouped into one paper sack (some companies have all produce and dry ingredients together and you have to sort through all of it for each recipe).
  • 100% of their packaging is recyclable and compostable.
  • The instructions are easy to follow and the recipes are generally simple.


  • Orders only arrive on Monday through Wednesday.
  • There are some weeks where we don’t see 2-3 dishes we want to try.
  • There are some dishes we would order again, but they haven’t come back in the rotation and we don’t know when they will be back.
Steak Salad with Romesco Viniagrette. Photo by Sun Basket.


  • For 2 recipes per week, the total is $58.95 ($12.99/serving)
  • The default of 3 recipes per week is $78.93 with shipping ($11.99/serving)
  • For 4 recipes per week, it’s $94.91 ($10.99/serving)

Overall, we’ve been satisfied with Sun Basket as an option for home-cooked meals when we don’t have time to menu prep and shop.

Save $35 on your first order of Sun Basket here.