Best Meal Delivery Services

Best Meal Delivery Service: Sun Basket

Sun Basket is one of the most popular online food delivery services. They have been around since 2010 and they are based out of San Francisco, California. Their website states that their goal is to “deliver fresh, local foods from our own kitchens directly to your door.” If you want to order something from them, then all you need to do is go here .

You will be given a number which you can call to place your order.

The company claims that it delivers meals at no cost, but if you don’t live near any restaurants or supermarkets, then you may have to pay a fee. There is also a free option where they deliver meals for $5 per week. However, there is also an unlimited plan with no minimum charge (and free delivery) for two weeks after which point the price goes up to $7 per week.

You can read more about their business model here.

Pros:

They offer a wide variety of options such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. They even have vegan options! You can choose between chicken, beef or vegetarian dishes. The prices range from $4-$8 depending on what you get.

You can also customize your meal according to dietary needs and preferences.

They source their food from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen which supports the local economy. They also follow organic practices to ensure that you are eating healthy and safe food. The ingredients in your meals will vary depending upon the season, local harvests, and market prices.

They have a lot of positive reviews on yelp. They are also a winner of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and have been featured in Forbes, CNN, the Huffington post and other major publications.

Cons:

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They do not deliver to all areas. There are certain locations where they do not deliver. They will also refuse to make deliveries during bad weather (i.e.

blizzards).

The food may take a long time to arrive for some people. If delivery takes longer than 90 minutes, they will give you a refund on your order.

They do not offer any type of discounts or coupons.

The food is expensive and may not be worth it if you live very far from their restaurants. There are also shipping costs involved if you do not live close enough to a restaurant.

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