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Sun Basket Vs. Plated

Meal Kit Comparison 

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Updated: November 2019
Our Pick

$11.99 per serving for classic menu

$10.99 per serving for family menu

$9.95 for 3-4 servings per night

$11.95 for 2 servings per night

$6.99

$7.95 for orders less than $60

2 people, 3 recipes per week (6 meals)

18 for classic, 6 for family

2 Menu

2 people, 2 recipes per week (4 meals)

20 choices

16 regular, 4 vegetarian

Adds Ons:

Salad, snacks, and sauces

2 dessert options

Diets Choices:

Low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, mediterenean, diebetic, pescaterian

Vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb

Quality of Ingredients:

"99% organic"

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Yes 

Yes 

30 minutes for dinner​

Easy-medium 

"100% antibiotic-free poultry and pork, 100% ground beef with no added hormones," "Organic produce whenever possible"

Yes 

Yes

10-50 minutes

Easy-hard

Sun Basket vs. Plated: What Do You Want From Your Meal Kit Delivery Service 


The meal kit delivery service industry has grown exponentially over the last decades, with so many changes being seen and felt in the last several years. Due to the astronomical choices in companies, it can be hard for one to discern which company is better in terms of food quality and ingredients and which one is best for a person’s home and lifestyle. 

 

Two very popular companies are Plated and Sun Basket. Both companies provide a broad meal kit service but have some noteworthy differences that make it a little easier to decide which one is best for you between the two. 

 

A Broad Look At Sun Basket 

 

Sun Basket has two options for its plans, which include 18 dishes a week that cater to various diets such as Paleo, Mediterranean, Gluten-Free, Pescatarian, etc. These plans include:

 

  • Classic Menu – up to three dishes a week for up to four people

  • Family Menu – up to four dishes a week for four people

 

The meals consist of all kinds of vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and seafood for you to choose from. According to Sun Basket, its meals take up to 30 minutes to make if you follow the instructions they provide. Many of them can be made in 20 to 25 minutes, which is ideal for on-the-go households. Sun Basket has unique sauces you can purchase for $4.99.

 

Sun Basket makes sure to use only high-quality ingredients for its recipes – something they promise their customers when they claim to use just organic, sustainably-sourced products. 

 

A Broad Look At Plated 

 

Plated has three plan options, with 20 dishes you can choose from:

 

  • 2-People Plan

  • 3-People Plan

  • 4-People Plan 


All of them with up to four recipes a week that include meat, fish, seafood, pork, chicken and vegetables. Plated offers more complex dishes for people to try, making it more for the kitchen connoisseur. And, with 20 recipes to choose from every week, you can always find dishes that are not as intimidating as others on the menu. The company also offers two weekly desserts for $8 apiece. 

 

Plated makes sure that its meats are free of antibiotics with no added hormones and fish and seafood that’s been sustainably sourced whenever they can.   

 

What You Can Expect From Both Companies 


Box

 

Plated and Sun Basket send their ingredients in specially-made boxes that have been labeled, so you know what they are. You don’t have to do a lot of sorting, as both companies have made it easy to know what ingredients go with what dish. The proteins of both boxes need to be refrigerated, but during shipping they are packed with plenty of ice to ensure they stay cold during shipping and delivery. 

 

Don’t worry if the box stays outside for some time. It can stay that way for several hours without spoiling. 

 

Website and App 

 

The companies have made sure their websites and apps are user-friendly, letting you do what you need easily and without customer support intervention. You can easily set up your account, choose your plans and meals and designate which eating preference you want. You can also make changes to your payment method without any issues. 

 

Since they are subscription services, you can easily skip, pause or cancel your subscription using the website or app. They even give you the option of when you want your box delivered.  Sun Basket’s option to cancel is found under the Customer Support link. 

 

Which One Should You Choose For Your Meal Kit Delivery Needs?

 

It doesn’t matter why you want to use a meal kit delivery service; both of these services offer outstanding service with high-quality dishes that are sure to satisfy those taste buds. Of course, their appeal is different for everybody, so the one you go with should be one you think would do more for you.  

 

For people looking for organic, healthy foods that can meet a dietary need, then it’s going to be Sun Basket you want. If you want high-quality food choices with a creative twist, then you want Plated. 

 

No matter which one you go with, both are amazing and will satisfy!