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Frequently Asked Questions

What comes in my Sun Basket?

  • Hand–selected seasonal ingredients from the country’s top farmers, ranchers and seafood purveyors.
  • Organic produce, responsibly raised meats free of antibiotics and added hormones, and sustainably sourced, wild-caught seafood.
  • Ingredients delivered direct to your door, fresher than the grocery store.
  • Developed by our award–winning California chef Justine Kelly.
  • Recipes for each occasion: choose from a wide variety of cuisines, diet plans (paleo, gluten free, carb conscious and more) and recipe types (from ready-to-heat to meal kits)
  • Dietitian–approved recipes with typically 500–800 calories per serving.
  • Our packaging is recyclable or compostable.
  • Learn more about our recycling program.
  • Choose 3 recipes per week for 2 or 4 people.
  • Starting at $1o.99 per serving, $7.99 shipping fee per order (first week delivery is always free).
  • Choose any recipe you like each week, regardless of your meal plan.
  • Classic Menu Meal Plans:
    • Chef’s Choice: Healthy favorites from our chef. Our chef’s hand-picked recipes, highlighting peak seasonal organic produce, top-quality meats and seafood, and unique house-made sauces.
    • Fresh & Ready: Our healthy, heat and eat meals made with organic fresh produce ready in minutes—no chopping, no cleanup.
    • Paleo: More meat & veggies, less carbs. Fuel up with clean, high-protein recipes full of fresh organic veggies, top quality meats and seafood, and no dairy, gluten, grains, soy, or corn.
    • Gluten-Free: No gluten, just delicious. Lose the gluten without feeling deprived, with fresh vegetables, top quality meats and seafood, plus our chef’s favorite gluten-free alternatives.
      Please note, Sun Basket meals are prepared in a facility that handles wheat, and while the Gluten-Free meal plan follows a gluten-free diet, due to risk of cross-contamination, meals are not suitable for people with severe gluten intolerance.
    • Lean & Clean: Around 550 calories per serving, loads of flavor. Manage your weight and feel great with delicious meals high in protein and fiber, with no gluten, dairy or added sugars.
    • Vegetarian: Balanced dinners full of organic veggies. Vibrant, creative recipes starring fresh, organic producer, responsibly sourced dairy, and organic eggs.
    • Pescatarian: Plant-forward with a healthy dose of seafood. Combine the benefits of a vegetarian diet, rich in seasonal organic produce, with an added dose of wild-caught, sustainably sourced seafood.
    • Mediterranean: Seasonal produce, lean meats, & healthy grains. Enjoy seasonal produce, lean meat & wild-caught seafood paired alongside whole grains, good fats, and fresh herbs.
    • Diabetes-Friendly: Healthy, delicious meals designed to help manage diabetes. Take the guesswork out of meal planning and cooking.
  • Classis Meal Kits: Our chefs teach you how to cook restaurant-quality meals with our easy-to-follow directions. Most recipes take fewer than 30 minutes to prepare and feature the best seasonal ingredients.
  • Fresh & Ready: Zero prep, prepared meals delivered in an oven-ready tray, ready to eat in as little as 6 min
  • Pre-Prepped: Our convenient  and delicious meals require no chopping or dicing. Enjoy an easy  and quick (less than 10 min) cooking experience with all the benefits of fresh and flavorful ingredients.
  • Chef’s Table: Our unique recipes, featuring premium proteins, unique ingredients and flavor combinations. Perfect for an elevated weekday or weekend dinner. Additional surcharge per serving applies based on recipe and protein selection.

How do Sun Basket plans work?

  • Weekly delivery of fresh ingredients and easy, delicious recipes.
  • Choose your own recipes each week, or select the perfect meal plan for you.
  • Meal Plans: Chef’s Choice, Fresh & Ready, Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, and Diabetes-Friendly options.
  • Change your recipes by clicking on My Menu once you’re logged in.
  • Skip any week or cancel at any time.
  • Skip a delivery or cancel anytime prior to the weekly cut off every Wednesday before your delivery at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET.
  • To skip a week, go to Schedule.
  • To cancel you can contact our support team via a toll-free line.
  • You will not be charged when you skip a week prior to the weekly cut off.
  • We want you to love your Sun Basket.
  • 100% money back guarantee on all food, contact us within 7 days of delivery.
  • We’re not happy unless you’re happy.
  • Carefully engineered packaging to sustain freshness even after it arrives on your doorstep.
  • Currently shipping to most zip codes in the United States, excluding AK and HI, and parts of ND, MT, and NM.
  • Deliveries are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8am and 9pm, depending on delivery area. More delivery options coming soon!

How do I cook with Sun Basket?

  • Carefully engineered packaging to sustain freshness even after it arrives on your doorstep.
  • Keep box out of direct sunlight
  • Immediately refrigerate ingredients after removing from the box
  • We recommend you consume your seafood or shellfish within 3 days and meat and poultry within 5 days after the arrival of your delivery.
  • Recipes with delicate greens and fresh mushrooms are best used within 5 days after the arrival of your delivery.
  • Your pantry should include olive oil, grapeseed or sunflower oil, plus salt and freshly–ground pepper
  • We occasionally call for wine or butter as an optional recipe item
  • To cook you’ll need basic pots and pans, knife, vegetable peeler, grater, zester, cooking spoon, spatula, ladle, and a measuring cup
  • Each week use My Menu to select the perfect meals for you
  • For a dinner party, double up on one recipe, or repurpose a recipe as a starter dish
  • Cook and freeze soups and stews for make–ahead meals
  • Substitute in a healthy snack instead of a meal

What does healthy mean to Sun Basket?

  • All recipes are approved by our in–house dietitian to comply with the latest USDA dietary guidelines and most recent science–based nutritional recommendations.
  • Meals are typically between 500–800 calories.
  • Balanced meals emphasize nutrient–dense produce, whole grains, high–quality protein and good fats, with minimal added sugar and processed foods.
  • At least one recipe per week will be certified by the American Heart Association®’s Heart-Check Recipe Certification Program guidelines for a heart-healthy diet. These recipes will be indicated on the menu page with a Healthy Heart-Check symbol.
  • Sun Basket carefully screens our suppliers to select the highest quality produce available.
  • Sun Basket is proud to feature organic produce. Sometimes an ingredient is not organic due to weather, seasonality or other factors, or because that ingredient can’t be classified organic (like sea salt or wild–caught salmon). Organic ingredients in meal kits are clearly labeled upon delivery.
  • We develop our recipes to use the best the season has to offer, so some ingredients may be different than depicted.
  • Our meats and seafood are free of antibiotics and artificial hormones and come from fishermen and ranchers who share our commitment to sustainable practices.
  • Our standards meet or exceed the standards of most natural grocery stores.

At Sun Basket, we are committed to sourcing the most responsibly-raised meat, poultry and seafood possible. We work closely with our ranchers, farmers, fishermen and other suppliers to maintain these high standards and seek ways to improve the welfare of animals raised throughout our supply chain over time.

As of today:

  • 100% of Sun Basket’s eggs are organic and come from chickens that are given the ability to roam freely in open environments. We strive to use only eggs from pasture-raised hens, but may use free-range when pasture-raised eggs are unavailable.
  • 100% of our chicken comes from family farms in the United States that observe high standards of animal welfare. All chickens are given the ability to roam freely, with no broiler cages, and are fed a 100% vegetarian diet. Our chickens are never given antibiotics and are never administered growth promotants, hormones, or steroids. Compliance is demonstrated via third party audit.
  • 100% of Sun Basket’s pork is comes from ethically-run family farms that care deeply about the welfare of their animals and raise them in a safe, nurturing environment. The pigs are fed a vegetarian diet and housed in open, group environments, without the use of gestation crates. Sun Basket’s pork is always antibiotic-free and, as required by federal regulation, hormone-free.
  • 100% of Sun Basket beef is humanely raised in pastures to maintain the quality of the end product by reducing stress and strain on the animal throughout the life cycle. They are given unlimited access to the outdoors, and not in confined areas nor over-crowded in feedlots. Our organic beef comes from cattle that are exclusively grass-fed and our non-organic beef comes from cattle that are grass-fed and grain-finished. 100% of Sun Basket beef is antibiotic-free.
  • 100% of Sun Basket lamb is pasture-raised and antibiotic free.
  • 100% of Sun Basket turkey is grown on family farms in climate-controlled barns where they have access to fresh, clean water 24 hours a day and are raised on a vegetarian diet that consists of grains and non-GMO vitamins and minerals. They are never caged, never given antibiotics, and are allowed to roam freely throughout the barn with access to the outside.
  • 100% of Sun Basket seafood is wild-caught or, for special offerings that may be selected by our consumers, sustainably farmed. We only use seafood that is recommended as Best Choice or Good Alternative by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and our fishermen use low-impact fishing methods such as line fishing.

Looking forward:

By 2024, we are working towards the following goals:

  • 100% of our chicken supply be certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) and be processed in a manner that avoids live-dumping or live-shackling, and instead utilizes a pre-shackle, multi-step controlled-atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane.
  • 100% of our beef and pork be supplied from sources that meet GAP Step 1, certified humane or other known industry standards for “humane.”

What if I have food allergies or intolerances?

  • Sun Basket recipes are packed in a facility that handles gluten as well as all major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
  • Our Gluten-Free recipes are prepared in the same facility as our other meals, and may not be suitable for those diagnosed with celiac disease.
  • If you have a very serious food allergy or intolerance, we recommend that you do not order from Sun Basket.

How do I manage my account?

  • To change your meal plan, click on the menu in the upper right, click on My Account, and click Edit under Meal Plan.
  • To change your password, go to My Account and click Edit under Account Information.
  • To change your delivery address, go to My Account and click Edit under Delivery Information.
  • To change your billing information, go to My Account and click Edit under Billing Information.
  • All changes must be made the Wednesday before your delivery by Noon PST / 3pm EST.
  • To select your weekly meals, go to My Menu.
  • To see recipes you’ve ordered in the past, go to Rate Recipes.
  • To skip a week, go to Schedule.
  • To cancel, please complete the information here.
  • Know a friend who would love Sun Basket? With our new Refer-a-Friend program, give them up to $40 off their first delivery and you’ll get $40 when they join Sun Basket.
  • Send Gifts for 1, 2, or 4 weeks of Sun Basket meal delivery.
  • Schedule your personalized gift note to be emailed on the date you select.
  • Your gift recipient can select their favorite recipes and the delivery date that works for their schedule.

* 2 person and 4 person gifts available for Classic Menu. 

About Sun Basket

  • The freshest organic produce.
  • Responsibly sourced meats and seafoods, free from antibiotics and added hormones.
  • Sustainable, eco–friendly packaging.
  • Chef–developed, dietitian–approved recipes.
  • At least one recipe per week will be certified by the American Heart Association®’s Heart-Check Recipe Certification Program guidelines for a heart-healthy diet. These recipes will be indicated on the menu page with a Healthy Heart-Check symbol.
  • Every week, Sun Basket donates an average of 1000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, the New Jersey Agricultural Society Farmers Against Hunger, and Hope Food Pantry of Monroe County.
  • Our recipes are created by Chef Justine Kelly, formerly of James Beard Award-winning restaurant The Slanted Door.
  • She’s passionate about teaching people how to create delicious, healthy meals using the best ingredients and globally–inspired flavors.
  • A California Bay Area native, with long–term relationships with the area’s best local purveyors.
  • Direct access to the freshest organic produce and clean ingredients — we bring the farmer’s market, specialty shop, butcher and fishmonger right to your doorstep!
  • Save time — no menu planning, no grocery shopping, and no measuring.
  • Save money — we send you exactly what you need, so you’re not buying a big block of tamarind paste or extra herbs that will go to waste.
  • Fresher than the grocery store! We bring you the highest quality meats, seafood, and fresh-picked produce directly to your table.
  • Every week, Sun Basket donates an average of 1000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, the New Jersey Agricultural Society Farmers Against Hunger, and Hope Food Pantry of Monroe County.

Contact Us

  • Our support team members are here M–F 8 a.m.–5 p.m. PT.*
  • Visit our Help Desk

* Excluding some public holidays

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