Over the last year, I've tried several meal delivery services where you receive all of the ingredients and the recipe and you prepare the vast majority of the meal yourself. Until Sun Basket, I can't say I'd had a positive experience - the recipes were always fine, but one had way too much packaging that left me feeling incredibly guilty, one sent recipes that were more time-consuming than what I'm willing to tackle on a weeknight, and one had portions that didn't fill either of us up! Recently I saw an ad for Sun Basket on Instagram of all places (apparently their targeted advertising is working) and decided to try it out (you can get 3 free meals with your first delivery).
This week we've made roasted chicken with artichoke romesco (pictured above), grilled sirloins with piperade and arugula pesto, and roasted salmon with orange-jicama salad. The longest prep time was 15 minutes (and really didn't even take that) and the meals were delicious. We aren't doing the Whole30 anymore (more on that in another post), but we still enjoy eating that way, and Sun Basket has that option (as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options). The meals are certified organic and sustainably sourced. After your three free meals, they cost $11.49 each, which isn't inexpensive, but is less than what we'd spend to go out. Also, every other order, you pack up the ice packs and send them back to Sun Basket and recycle the box the meals come in, which makes me feel better about the shipping and waste.
Has anyone else tried Sun Basket or similar services? I'd love to hear what you think. We are doing one more week and I'm pretty psyched about the meals heading our way. The New York Times just published a piece about meal delivery services if you want to read more on the industry.