Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest (+9 Features of each)

In this blogpost, we will be comparing the features of two platforms, Sunbasket and Daily Harvest. Sunbasket is a meal kit delivery service which brings ingredients along with recipe cards so that users can cook healthy meals easily. Daily Harvest, on the other hand, is a delivery service which brings vegan frozen-food to users.

In the end, we will give you our opinions on which of these two may be the better choice based on first-hand experiences.

Sunbasket vs  Daily Harvest

In the following table, we have shown you the main features which you can expect to find in Sunbasket as well as Daily Harvest. We have also mentioned the various types of food which you can find in each of these services, along with their price ranges.

 Feature  Sunbasket Daily Harvest
 Delivery areas  98% of the United States aside from Alaska & Hawaii 98% of the United States aside from Alaska & Hawaii 
 Price range   $10.99 to $13.99 per serving $71 per week
 Price per plate  $11.49 per plate $5.99 to $11.99 per item
 Difficulty levels  Easy,Intermediate,Expert  Easy
 Avg. cooking time  Up to 50 minutes Only 3-5 minutes of heating
 Avg. calorie count  650 calories per serving 250-400 calories per serving
 Supporting material  Meal description,Nutritional fact,Recipe cards  Nutritional facts,Heating instructions
 Recipes supported  Soy-free,Gluten-free,Protein plus,Vegetarian,Calorie-conscious  Smoothies,Harvest bowls,Harvest bakes,Flatbreads,Soups,Forager bowls,Scoops,Bites,Lattes,Mylk 
 No. of choices  17 per week Varies per week
 Introductory deal  $90 off + 1 free gift $35 off on first order
 Avg. shelf life  5 days for meat,3 days for seafood  3 months in freezer

Types of Plans: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Sunbasket  Daily Harvest
 Fresh & Ready Meal plan $9.99 – $17.99 per meal + shipping charges,Serves 1,Only needs to be heated  Small 9 items,$5 in savings 
 Quick & Easy plan $12 – $18 per serving + shipping charges,Prepared in 10 minutes,Require only a single plan   Medium 14 items,$10 in savings
 Lean & Clean $12 – $18 per serving + shipping charges,Calorie-conscious meals,Contains lean meat and seafood  Large 24 items,$25 in savings

Sunbasket allows its users to choose among various types of plans based on their preferences along with the needs of their household. The plans in Sunbasket not only include standard meal kits which need to be prepared from scratch, but even quick and easy options which can be prepared in a few minutes.

Daily Harvest has mainly three types of plans based on how many items the customer would need in their week. The more items present in the box, the more money the user would automatically save. The items in Daily Harvest include vegan smoothies, flatbreads, harvest bowls and even harvest bakes.

Winner: Sunbasket wins the Types of Plans segment.

Types of Ingredients: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

  Ingredient type   Sunbasket  Daily Harvest
 Produce   Organic fresh produce,Seasonal ingredients Organic produce,Locally grown ingredients,GMO-free 
 Meat, eggs, fish  Antibiotic-free, Hormone-free,Sustainably-sourced seafood  No meat
 Other ingredients  Seasonings,Marinades,Spice rubs,Sauces  None

Sunbasket is known for its use of only organic ingredients when it comes to creating its meal kits and its fully prepared meals. The ingredients in Sunbasket, are thus very safe to consume on a long-term basis. Furthermore, the meat used in Sunbasket is antibiotic-free and hormone-free, while the seafood is sustainably sourced.

Daily Harvest goes another step when it comes to sourcing ingredients. This meal delivery service works directly with farmers to help them grow crops the right way. As a result of its direct intermediation, the ingredients in Daily Harvest are completely organic, GMO-free and are also safe for the environment.

Winner: Daily Harvest wins the Types of Ingredients segment.

Add-Ons: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Sunbasket  Daily Harvest
 Grocery items,Breakfast,Lunch,Snacks  All items

When it comes to Sunbasket, the customer is free to add more items to their meal boxes if they want more nutrition during their week. The add-ons in Sunbasket include breakfast items, lunch items along with a large selection of tasty and healthy snacks. There are also staple grocery items in Sunbasket, which can easily fill the household pantry.

Daily Harvest does not have any particular add-on options since the user is free to choose among the various items for their meal boxes. The user is free to add more or less extra items to their weekly box, in the form of smoothies, bites, harvest bowls, flatbreads, scoops and even vegan ‘mylk’.

Winner: Sunbasket wins the Add-ons segment.

Packaging of Meal kit: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Sunbasket  Daily Harvest
 Box,Paper insulation,Bags,Denim insulation,Ice packs,Fiber trays and sleeves,Recipe cards,Egg containers  Mylk box,Bowls & pods,Flatbread box,Boxes,Liners,Dry ice barriers,Sleeves 
 Fully recyclable  Fully recyclable

Customers not only want their meal kits to be healthy and nutritious, but also expect the packaging to be effective and eco-friendly at the same time. As a result, Sunbasket  uses easily recyclable packaging for its meal kits. The ice packs used in the Sunbasket meal kits contain a non-toxic gel which can be safely disposed into the trash.

Daily Harvest also places a lot of emphasis on the packaging of the meal kits in order to help in eco-friendliness and sustainability. The boxes and containers in Daily Harvest are made of virgin paper and even easily compostable molded pulp. Furthermore, the entire box is packed in dry ice which dissipates on its own.

Winner: Sunbasket and Daily Harvest win the Packaging of Meal kit segment.

Customer Support: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Feature  Sunbasket Daily Harvest
 Chat support  + +
 Email support  + +
 Phone support +  –
 Availability  All days of the week All days of the week

In case the customer is facing an issue in their Sunbasket meal kits or their meals, they can easily contact the customer support through a number of ways. The best and easiest way to get in touch with the Sunbasket customer support is through the live chat feature. Email support as well as phone support is also present throughout the week.

Daily Harvest also excels in customer support. In this meal delivery platform, the customer can contact the support team through chat support or through email. The chat support is unfortunately not live all the time. Daily Harvest support can also be reached through the social media pages of the platform.

Winner: Sunbasket wins the Customer Support segment.

Sample Meals: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Sample  Sunbasket Daily Harvest
 Sample 1  Name: Black Angus rib-eyes with romesco and artichoke-olive saladPreparation time: 15 minsSpice level: MildDifficulty: Easy  Name: Strawberry + Peach smoothieIngredients : Strawberry, banana, peach, raspberry, oats, goji berry, liquid of your choiceNo. of calories: 140 calories 
 Sample  2  Name: Vietnamese shaking beefPreparation time: 25-35 minsSpice level: MildDifficulty: Easy  Name: Spinach + Shiitake grits harvest bowlsIngredients: Millet, cauliflower, spinach, shitake, basil, cashewNo. of calories: 200 calories 
 Sample  3   Name: Seared pork with blueberry-apricot sauce and sautéed greensPreparation time: 20 minsSpice level: MildDifficulty: Easy  Name: Tomatillo + Pepper flatbreadIngredients: Sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, tomatillo, pickled pepper, cayenne, oreganoNo. of calories: 350 calories 

In Sunbasket, the customer can choose among various types of meals in the menu. The recipes in Sunbasket can be mostly prepared in about half an hour, while the quick-cooking meals need even a lesser span of time. Furthermore, the difficulty levels of the meals can easily cater to the different skill levels of various home chefs.

Daily Harvest offers a number of meals, snacks, bites and snacks which can feed the user throughout the day without much effort. The smoothies in Daily Harvest need to be blended using any liquid like milk or even vegan milk. On the other hand, special instructions are given to heat up the soups and the harvest bowls of this meal delivery service.

Winner: Sunbasket wins the Sample Meals segment.

App rating: Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest

 Platform Sunbasket  Daily Harvest
 Google Play Store  4.5 4.4
 Apple App Store  4.7 3.8
 TWP Rating  4.5/5 4/5

Final Verdict: The winner of this battle is Sunbasket with its variety of healthy and tasty options.

Sunbasket is perhaps one of the very few completely organic meal kit delivery services in the market today. In this platform, the customer can find not only organic and GMO-free veggies and fruits, but even sustainably sourced meats. The recipes in Sunbasket have a great balance of nutrition along with taste.

Daily Harvest is for those who want to eat healthy and natural on a daily basis. While there are no specific diet plans in Daily Harvest, this meal delivery service can easily accommodate a number of diets along with certain nutritional requirements. The sourcing process of Daily Harvest is also commendable since it works directly with farmers.

Between Sunbasket and Daily Harvest, Sunbasket is the winner. In Sunbasket, the customer can not only eat plants and greens but also protein-rich meat, poultry and seafood. Furthermore, Sunbasket offers a large variety of add-ons which fill tummies as well as pantries with the right goodies.

Methodology

To bring you the best reviews of each and every meal delivery service, we spoke to testers and real life users, reviewed the information provided by each service on their respective websites, carried out primary research on social media platforms and checked out the user reviews of these platforms on various social media sites. We have also used the reviews presented by current users of these services on their respective Google and Apple apps.

We are currently conducting our own internal review and we will update this page with videos and pictures of our experiences. If they differ extensively from what our external reviewers said then we will update this post so you get both points of views and can decide which service provider is more suited to your needs based on the information above.

The main types of criteria which we have used in order to assess and evaluate these meal delivery services is the simplicity of the recipes, the variety of meals in the service, the inclusiveness of diets and cuisines and even the supporting material.

In addition to these, we have also highly taken into regard the sustainability and recyclability of the packaging of these services. Lastly, we have also considered the delivery services and customer services of these platforms.

Frequently asked questions: “Sunbasket vs Daily Harvest”

How many calories are in a Sunbasket meal?

Sunbasket meals contain 400 calories to 800 calories. Sunbasket also has low-carb or low-calorie options which contain even lesser calories and therefore can easily suit anyone who is trying to stay trim or shed some weight.

Has anyone lost weight on Daily Harvest?

Yes, many individuals have lost weight on Daily Harvest since most of the meals here contain very few calories. At the same time, Daily Harvest does not have particular weight loss meals nor does it support weight loss specifically. Still, since the ingredients are completely healthy and are free of preservatives and refined sugar, users may find themselves losing weight.

Does Daily Harvest have meat?

No, Daily Harvest does not have meat in its meals. This meal delivery is completely vegan and plant-based, and therefore meat-lovers might not like this platform. At the same time, Daily Harvest has some great meat alternatives. Daily Harvest also does not use milk from cows, and instead has vegan ‘mylk’ options like oat milk and almond milk.

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Citations

https://sunbasket.com/how-it-works/
https://www.daily-harvest.com/browse/smoothies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbasket
https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sun-basket
https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/115199-20
https://craft.co/sun-basket
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sunbasket-evolves-into-full-service-health-forward-food-delivery-company-301215176.html
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-15/daily-harvest-nabs-1-1-billion-valuation-as-lone-pine-invests
https://www.forbes.com/companies/daily-harvest/
https://www.cbinsights.com/company/daily-harvest

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.