Sun Basket Review + A Giveaway
Happy Friday, lovelies! I thought we could kick off with the weekend with a post that includes a fun giveaway. Sound good to you?
So last week a locally based company named Sun Basket reached out to me to try their farm-to-kitchen food delivery service. I was a little hesitant at first but after reading more about the company, I thought it sounded like a really great concept.
Here’s what stood out to me:
- You can choose meals based on your diet, including paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian.
- They source local and organic produce, wild caught seafood, and humanely raised meat for their recipes.
- The packaging is 100% recyclable and they send you a free mailing label to return it back to them.
The delivery service includes three meals per week, each neatly packaged and labeled along with their corresponding recipe cards. Here’s what came with the first recipe I tried, Herb-filled Falafel with Tzatziki, Pickled Cabbage and Cherry Tomatoes:
On the back of each recipe card is easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that also offer explanations for some of the ingredients that you might be less familiar with.
One reason I’m usually hesitant to sign up for a CSA or any kind of delivery service is that I am extremely picky about my produce. I think it’s actually a small form of OCD.
Anyways, I was worried that I would be disappointed with the quality of what they sent but it turned out to be exactly the opposite. I was blown away by how fresh everything was!
I was also impressed with how creative and flavorful the recipes were. The second one I tried was a Roasted Carrot, Lentil and Radicchio Salad which included a North African spice called ras el hanout.
I had never heard of it before but it gave the roasted carrots such a unique flavor and they tasted amazing with the fig and balsamic vinaigrette.
The last one, Braised Fennel and Artichoke Farro, was definitely my favorite. I would have never thought to use fennel in a dish like this but it worked so well!
Overall everything was really easy to prepare, nutritious and packed with flavor. Not only does it take some of the work out of meal planning and shopping but it also left me feeling inspired and intrigued by some of the methods and ingredients that were used.
The price is also surprisingly reasonable (roughly $20 per meal- each one served two people) considering that it’s organic and locally sourced. I could see myself ordering it on occasion when I don’t have time to meal plan or maybe even as a gift. I bet a new mom would love something like this!
I can’t say enough about how awesome this company is and the best part is that they were generous enough to offer you guys a chance to win a week of free meals too! At this time they’re only delivering to residents of California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Nevada so please keep that in mind before entering.
Good luck and have a wonderful weekend, friends!
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This sounds deliciously awesome! I want to win. Thanks, Sarah! TGIF:)
argh! I wish they had this in NY!
Oh my, they sound amazing! Hopefully, they’ll ship to NJ soon! :)
Thanks for the review – I’ve always been hesitant about trying farm-to-table offers – so I was especially glad to read your review!
I love this! It’s so cool you can pick GF/vegetarian/paleo options. I’d love to see what recipes they have for paleo – I’m always looking for new ideas cause I get sick of my own. I could definitely see this being a cool experience from time to time..and affordable to boot!
This looks perfect for when you’re in a creative rut (orrrr just feeling too lazy to meal plan). Hope I can find something like this in good old Michigan.
Sarah, I swear that we are food twins. I JUST left a comment on another blog talking about CSAs and said the same thing – that I’m always interested in trying one, but that I’m picky about produce and am not sure that I’d like not getting to choose it myself. Ha!
Sun Basket sounds like an awesome meal delivery service! Just entered to win in multiple ways :)
Oh cool! My husband only eats humanely raised/local meat so he would LOVE this! Too bad we’re not on the west coast! Still, I’m glad that concept is catching on!
How fun! I love that it’s a local company to the bay area. I’d love to try!
Oh dear. I’m already in love with Blue Apron and HelloFresh. This looks just as amazing!
Great contest, thank you. Everything sounds yummy, and I love that it’s organic!
I tried Sunbasket and I did not have a positive experience. The produce that I received was very poor quality and 3/4 of it was not edible. The amount of food for each meal (2 person plan) was very small, making the price rather expensive. Customer service was poor – I have attempted to alert them to the poor quality produce and requested a refund (with photos of the bad produce) and have yet to receive a reply in a week. I was very disappointed.
I’m sorry to hear you had a bad experience, Sarah. I’m not sure if things have changed since I tried them because I was really impressed with the quality. Hopefully someone gets back to you to make up for it!