As convenient as meal delivery services can be – no company is suitable for everyone.
In my case, I tested out Sunbasket’s most popular meal plan but canceled it before I went away for some extended traveling. When I got home and settled back into a routine, I considered ordering from a meal delivery service again and found other companies might be a better fit for me.
Home Chef, for example, offers great customization choices and lets you order more meals per week than Sunbasket. That’s big if you’re ordering for a family or your roommates. Then there’s HelloFresh, which is similarly focused on responsibly sourcing produce and animal products, but is much cheaper than Sunbasket per serving.
Green Chef is certified organic and similarly focused on providing dedicated diet plans like Sunbasket. But it’s much more flexible with how frequently you can receive your orders, with weekly, biweekly, and monthly options.
Back to Sunbasket – it has a very straightforward cancelation system.
If you’re like me and hate having to call anyone up, you’ll be pleased to know you can do it all from your account, 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.
If you’re still in two minds about canceling your Sunbasket subscription, have a read through this in-depth Sunbasket review. You might find a new feature in there that’ll make this meal delivery service seem like a good fit for you after all!
There’s no doubt Sunbasket offers an exciting range of recipes, but it’s not the only healthy meal delivery service out there. Far from it!
There are so many alternatives that not only provide tasty food but can help you live a healthier and more intentional lifestyle. Don’t know where to turn? Here are three great alternatives to Sunbasket you should absolutely check out.
Home Chef has perhaps the biggest choice of recipes of all the meal prep delivery services I’ve tried. If that wasn’t enough, you can also 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. As a quick overview, you can choose from grill-ready meal kits that come with their own grill bags, oven-ready meal kits that come with an oven-safe pan, 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.
I could go on, but it might be worth checking out Home Chef’s plans for yourself to get the full picture and see if it’ll work for you.
HelloFresh may not have organic certification, but as the name suggests, it gets 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.
Sources for meats and poultry are also kept as local as possible and are carefully considered before becoming part of a meal kit.
HelloFresh’s dedicated menu plans include the Family Friendly plan, the Veggie plan, and the Calorie Smart plan.
For the full scope of HelloFresh plans and menus, 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 gives you that at an affordable price, with menu options to support a healthy diet.
For some people, eating organic is non-negotiable. If that’s 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.
Not only does Green Chef address the issue of responsibly sourcing ingredients, but it also actively works on reducing carbon emissions through its business operations, including the kind of packaging your meal kits arrive in.
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.
The meals are also really simple to put together. 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.
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