Sunbasket makes it really easy to pause your future orders in your account settings, without having to call customer support. That’s even the case if you purchased your meal box using Sunbasket’s special discount.
As convenient as meal delivery services can be, no company is suitable for everyone. While Sunbasket scores high marks for its wide range of specialized meal plans, you may find it is not a good fit for your needs.
While Sunbasket offers excellent meal kits and prepared meals, it is one of the more expensive services on our list. And while Sunbasket’s meals offer a wide range of international flavors, you may want a service which offers more family-friendly comfort food, or more customizable options.
Home Chef’s customizable kits, for example, let you swap out the proteins in almost all main dishes to your protein of choice. Like ground turkey for ground beef, or tuna steak instead of chicken breast, depending on the tastes and dietary needs of your household.
Whatever reasons you may have for canceling your Sunbasket subscription, you will be glad to know that Sunbasket makes unsubscribing easy!
Sunbasket has a very straightforward cancellation system. You can do it all from Sunbasket’s website, without exchanging a single word with anyone.
Click the Manage My Subscription link on your account settings page and follow the simple steps. This involves explaining why you want to cancel.
You’ll also be offered other options in an attempt to keep you subscribed, but I rejected those and clicked No to confirm my cancellation request. I got a confirmation email and that was that.
The only thing you need to know is you have to cancel before 12 pm PST/ 3 pm EST on Wednesday to make sure you’re not charged for an extra delivery.
Home Chef has perhaps the biggest choice of recipes of all the meal prep delivery services I’ve tried. You can even customize most meals so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something you want to eat.
My colleague tried Home Chef and wrote about her experiences in this in-depth Home Chef review. You can choose from grill-ready meal kits, oven-ready meal kits, salad kits, and classic meal kits. For special occasions, consider the culinary collection for premium (read: fancy) recipes.
If you’re a big meat-eater, you can add a protein pack of chicken, beef, pork, or fish. You can even upgrade any of the protein options to organic. There are also diet plans, which include the dedicated carb-conscious and calorie-conscious menus.
HelloFresh may not have organic certification, but it sends you farm-fresh, in-season, and locally grown produce to put together delicious meals.
Like Sunbasket, HelloFresh purchases seafood approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Many fish species also have additional sustainability certifications such as the Marine Stewardship Council for wild fish and Best Aquaculture Practices for farm-raised. Meats and poultry are sourced locally when possible.
HelloFresh’s dedicated menu plans include the Family Friendly plan, the Veggie plan, and the Calorie Smart plan.
For more information, check out my colleague’s recently updated HelloFresh review, based on her latest experience ordering from this service.
If you’re not looking for a strictly organic meal delivery service, but still value safe and responsibly sourced ingredients, HelloFresh is an affordable, healthy option.
If eating organic is non-negotiable for you, Green Chef is a great meal delivery kit option. As well as organic ingredients, it also offers vegan, paleo, and keto diet plans, making it a super-healthy choice.
Green Chef sources ingredients responsibly and works on reducing carbon emissions through its business operations, including meal kit packaging.
Unlike Sunbasket, Green Chef lets you control the frequency of your orders. For the busier weeks, you can order weekly to take your mind off meal planning. Check out this dedicated Green Chef review for the full picture of how this meal delivery service works.
Green Chef promises no meal will take longer than 30 minutes to prep and cook, which is good news for anyone who prefers to spend more time eating their food than preparing it!
Thankfully, canceling your Sunbasket account is really simple, so you won’t be tied to a plan you no longer want.
If you’re looking for other meal kits that give you equally healthy meals, but at a cheaper price or on more flexible plans, Sunbasket’s biggest competitors are well worth looking into.
Meal Delivery Service
Meal Plan Options
$7.99 per serving
Read our Home Chef review
$3.32 per serving
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Read our HelloFresh review
$5.99 per serving
Read our Green Chef review
Canceling your Sunbasket subscription is very easy. There’s no need to talk to anybody on the phone or exchange e-mails. All you need to do is click on the Manage My Subscription link in your account settings page and follow the easy instructions.
Home Chef offers a wide variety of tasty and nutritious meals at a considerably lower price than Sunbasket. But while its Customize It feature allows you to swap in some organic meats, Home Chef does not have USDA Organic certification like Sunbasket does.
You can cancel your subscription at any time, but if you cancel after 12 pm PST (3 pm EST) on Wednesday, you will be charged for an extra delivery.