Marley Spoon VS Sun Basket

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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Marley Spoon and Sun Basket offer top-quality meals at great prices delivered right to your doorstep. By choosing one of them, you get to take care of your body, enjoy delicious food, and have more time for yourself and your loved ones. Take a look at our Marley Spoon Vs. Sun Basket comparison and find out which one is a better choice for you.

Marley Spoon
Home Cooking With Martha Stewart
VS
Sun Basket
Cooking healthy meals in no time

Highlights

Marley Spoon
Marley Spoon provides unique meal kits crafted in cooperation with Martha Stewart, suitable for both vegetarian and omnivorous foodies, competitively priced, and designed with all cooking skill levels in mind.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.00
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
Sun Basket
With Sun Basket, you can handpick recipes that suit your taste, diet, and lifestyle, decide on the number of recipes you want to order per week, double or triple your order when you need more food, choose between high-quality and premium meat options, and completely personalize your orders and meal plan.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.99
  • Shipping Cost: $6.99
  • Delivery Area: 47 states

Compare Features

Marley Spoon
Best For
Best for people who want to cook like Martha Stewart
Menu/Meal Plans
Marley Spoon has opted to include one menu in its offer, which is further divided into the 2-People and 3-4 People boxes based on the number of servings you would like to order.
Recipes/Meal Options
Each week, Marley Spoon offers 10 new recipes on its weekly menu.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Marley Spoon offers easy dinner recipes for couples and families. Its menu includes gluten-free, vegetarian, omnivore, and kid-friendly recipes. Most dishes are ready in 30-40 minutes. The recipes are highly innovative.
Food Quality
Marley Spoon provides the freshest, sustainably sourced produce, high-quality fish, grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork, antibiotic-free chicken, and artisanal products made by small-batch producers who use local ingredients.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The meals you make with Marley Spoon are highly satisfying and usually contain 650 to 900 calories. They are rich in nutrients and nutritionally balanced in accordance with the rules of healthy eating.
Subscription Flexibility
With Marley Spoon, you can switch between boxes, change your order, and skip, pause or cancel your delivery anytime, but you must inform the company of your changes 5 days before your next delivery is due.
Refunds
Marley Spoon boasts an awesome freshness and quality guarantee, so if you are not satisfied with your order, you may either recieve a credit or a partial or full refund.
Sun Basket
Best For
Best for home cooks looking for a perfect combination of variety, quality, and customizability
Menu/Meal Plans
With Sun Basket, you can choose between the Classic Menu and the Family menu.
Recipes/Meal Options
Sun Basket features 18 new recipes on the Classic Menu and 6 new recipes on the Family Menu each week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Sun Basket offers Paleo, lean and clean, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, Mediterranean, Heart-Check certified, dairy-free, soy-free, and family-friendly recipes. Most meals are ready in around half an hour and there are plenty of easy-prep, one-pot, stir-fry, and make-ahead options. The recipes are inspired by various world cuisines. including Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, American, and Mexican.
Food Quality
Sun Basket sources the best organic produce of the season, its seafood is of the highest quality and recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, and its meat is humanely raised, grass-fed and free from antibiotics and hormones.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The average calorie count for Sun Basket meals is between 500 and 800 calories per serving. All meals are optimally balanced and approved by its in-house nutritionist. The meals on the Classic menu are perfectly portioned for 2 or 4 adults and the ones on the Family menu are designed for 4 adults with leftovers.
Subscription Flexibility
With Sun Basket, you can make changes to your order or skip, pause, and cancel your delivery at any time. All changes must be made by Noon PST / 3pm EST the Wednesday before your delivery is due.
Refunds
Sun Basket boasts an excellent 100% money-back guarantee, so if you are not happy with your order for whatever reason, just notify the company within 7 days of delivery and you will be issued a refund or credit.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Marley Spoon
Marley Spoon Plans & Pricing
Two Person Plan (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$48.00$12.00
3$61.50$10.25
4$76.00$9.50
3-4 People Plan (3-4 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$76.00$9.50
3$106.80$8.90
4$131.20$8.20
Sun Basket
Sun Basket Plans & Pricing
Classic Menu (2 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3$71.94$11.99
Classic Menu (3 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
3$143.88$11.99
Family Plan (4 servings)
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$87.92$10.99
3$131.88$10.99
4$175.84$10.99

Suitable For

Marley Spoon
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Sun Basket
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Marley Spoon
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Sun Basket
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Marley Spoon
Sun Basket

Compare Extras

Marley Spoon
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Sun Basket
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Marley Spoon
FINAL RATING
9.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Sun Basket
FINAL RATING
9.9/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Marley Spoon
  • Submitted By Krista Barnes on 08/01/2018
    Only one star since 0 isn’t an option. Terrible. I am a member of 4 meal kit deliveries this is the worst. First off, the food is never delivered as cold as my other kits. Also the packing material is subpar compared to other kits. Paper bags stuffed with insulation type filling that was ripped and spilled all over my food. Received my first two orders, then skipped a week due to leaving for vacation, but SUPRISE! I was still charged and received a box of food. Customer service did nothing to assist offered no resolution. I contacted them prior to receiving my box (once I saw an email stating my box would be shipping) and nothing was addressed. All the recipes in the box I didn’t order are nothing I want to eat. Pricing most expensive meal kit after your initial little discount you receive.
  • Submitted By Bill on 07/30/2018
    Bait and Switch!!! I heard Martha offer 3 Free meals, never once mentioned a credit towards 6 meals!!! Shame on you Martha!!! I felt bad when Martha was sent to prison, perhaps she deserved it!!!
  • Submitted By Teresa Finley on 07/27/2018
    I have been a customer for 5 weeks. This has been my first experience with a meal delivery subscription. The food was wonderful. What I received that was safe to eat. Plus delivery was a major, major issue. The very first delivery, I received after 11 pm on my delivery day of Wednesday. It included all listed ingredients and both my husband and myself were surprisingly thrilled. We agreed to make these recipes ourselves. Because I was concerned about my box being late I did contact customer service via email and was given a ten dollar credit. Week 2 was a holiday week. My delivered was moved to Tuesday. It arrived in the middle of the day. All ingredients were included. We were happy with our menu choices, but it was unlikely we would cook these on our own. Week 3 my delivery arrived a day late, We loved one of the meals, but the second one was just not pleasing to our taste buds. Due to the delivery arriving a full day late, I was again given a ten dollar credit from customer service via an e mail conversation. Week 4. My delivery was a day late, again. But this time I wasn't home to receive it. So it sat outside all morning. In the summer heat of Las Vegas. I called once again. Because the protein and all cold items were warm and the ice packs were completely melted they did give me a credit for the full amount. I told customer service that if it happened again, I would cancel the service. They were very helpful and friendly. My only issue was actually getting through on the phone. I was hung up on by the auto service twice because they were too busy to help me. I was advised by "Martha Stewart" to try again later. Click. Week 4 rolls around. I had changed my delivery day to Tuesday, hoping that it would arrive on time. Nope. Again a day late and well past dinner time this time. We had pizza delivered. It was pretty good, but not what I was looking for. My box was warm and all items were unsafe. But I had already called customer service, after unsubscribing on line, and a very nice man listened to my complaints. He was my 2nd call because the first woman gave me incorrect information about tracking my delivery. Something I had asked about previously and received no answer on. Due to the time and the info the CS rep was able to find regarding tracking, he gave me a full refund, not a credit. I had stated that I believed my box had spent at least a day and a half sitting in a warehouse without air conditioning then loaded on a truck, also without air conditioning. He didn't make me wait for my delivery so I didn't have to call back. Once again the box items were warm and the ice packs were melted. I just might try this again, but never in the summertime. I loved the recipes we were able to make and am disappointed in the offerings from other services. So come fall, I will give them another shot, to see if they have fixed the delivery schedule issue.
  • Submitted By adamgreen12 on 07/24/2018
    We've tried them all. 3 years with Blue Apron, One week with Plated, a few meals with Sun Basket, etc. etc. Marley Spoon without a doubt has the best food. If you are a foodie, this is your service. I will agree that the customer service at Blue Apron is quicker, but they are also a far bigger company. Marley Spoon will address any issues you have, it just takes a little longer. That said, if you just want great food, I would go with Marley Spoon over all others.
Sun Basket
  • Submitted By A on 08/06/2018
    This article is so biased! It’s a USDA requirement to label meat under safe handling guidelines, not “the people at Sun Basket taking the time to provide all the info” In summary, SB is for the Whole Foods audience.
  • Submitted By Tracy Brady on 07/28/2018
    Delivery date changed with no notice. Tracking info inaccurate & by the time my order finally arrived everything was warm. Customer service is AWFUL. A rep did respond to my Yelp review (2 days ago) but I never heard anything back. I have contacted the company 3 other times, with NO response. Ridiculous!!!
  • Submitted By Beth on 07/18/2018
    Tried a couple boxes and overall the food has been good, if somewhat bland for our taste. I liked the range of options and delivery for us has been prompt. Our biggest issue was portion size. We eat largely a meat and vegetable diet and the paleo/low-carb recipes just don't provide enough food. We've still been hungry after all but one meal. It's really not worth it when I have to go out and buy additional meat to supplement what they send us.
  • Submitted By ChristinaG on 07/18/2018
    I’ve tried all the meal delivery companies. I was looking forward to this one because of the large selection of healthy recipes. Upon receiving my delivery I noticed my raw fish which wasn’t double bagged had Leaked all over all my other meals ( since they are packaged in paper bags this ruined almost everything). The raw chicken wasn’t bagged at all! My recipe book was so wet the pages ripped and stuck together. Absolutely the WORST packaging and attention to detail I’ve experienced yet! Also no real customer service number! Only email! I won’t be ordering again. Back to HOME CHEF. Which we love!

Winner

Sun Basket helps you save time while cooking for yourself or your loved ones. A renowned California chef, an in-house nutritionist, and all of the country’s best farmers work together to provide you with everything you need to make great meals quickly. Discover if this is the right meal kit delivery service for you in our Sun Basket review.

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