Bistro MD VS Pete’s Paleo

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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Bring some freshness and creativity to your everyday meals by picking a great meal delivery service. Both services offer innovative and healthy meals at reasonable prices. Check out our comprehensive Pete's Paleo VS Bistro MD comparison to learn more about both services and choose the best option for your family.

Pete's Paleo
A major treat for Paleo food-lovers
VS
Bistro MD
Meal plans for healthy weight loss

Highlights

Pete's Paleo
Pete’s Paleo allows you to enjoy delicious organic chef-prepared Paleo meals and decide on everything from meal selection and quantity to portion size and delivery frequency.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $20.50
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
Bistro MD
With BistroMD, you can stop stressing about your weight and start shedding pounds by enjoying ready-made diet meals designed to suit your age, gender, and personal dietary needs.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.50
  • Shipping Cost: $19.95
  • Delivery Area: 50 states

Compare Features

Pete's Paleo
Best For
Best for Paleo lovers and people on high-protein, low-carb diets
Menu/Meal Plans
With Pete's Paleo, you can choose from its Weekly Menu, Lite Menu, and Eat What You Love Menu. You can also opt for its 21-Day Sugar Detox.
Recipes/Meal Options
If you opt for Pete's Paleo Weekly Menu, you can receive 5, 10 or 14 meals every week or every other week. With Pete's Paleo Lite Menu, you will receive 7 meals every week or every other week. If you choose the Eat What You Love Menu, you can choose from 16 meal options on the menu every week. You can recieve 7, 14 or 21 meals with the 21-Day Sigar Detox.
Meal & Recipe Variety
All meals on the Pete’s Paleo menu are organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and Paleo-friendly. The service also offers keto-friendly, vegetarian, light, and low-carb meals, as well as AIP-friendly, sugar-free, and low-FODMAP dishes.
Food Quality
Pete’s Paleo closely works with its farmers and suppliers to provide its customers with food of the absolute highest quality. It uses only organically grown produce free on GMOs or any other harmful substances and pasture-raised and grass-fed meat. Its food contains no dairy, soy or gluten.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Every Pete’s Paleo meal includes 5 to 5.5 oz. of protein and two 4 oz. sides, which should satisfy a diner with a healthy appetite. If you need more food, you can double the protein or add an extra side. The average calorie count is around 500 calories and the meals contain just the right quantities of fat, protein, and carbs.
Subscription Flexibility
With Pete's Paleo, you can skip a week, change your order or cancel anytime. All changes to your order must be made by Monday at midnight of the week that you’re scheduled to receive your order. Keep in mind that subscription plans can be paused or modified up to 3 times per quarter. Any additional changes come with a $15 administrative fee per request.
Refunds
For information about returns and refunds, you must contact Pete's Paleo directly.
Bistro MD
Best For
Best for dieters seeking a personalized weight loss solution
Menu/Meal Plans
BistroMD offers separate plans for men and women. Men can opt for the Men's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program or Silver Cuisine plan. Women can choose from the Women's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program, Menopause Program or Silver Cuisine plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
BistroMD has 150-200 meal options on the menu at all times.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Designed by doctors and prepared by professional chefs, BistroMD meals are healthy, nutritious, and suitable for seniors, women going through menopause, diabetics, and people on gluten-free diets. The service offers a vast assortment of breakfast, lunches, dinners, and healthy snacks and you are free to customize your menu.
Food Quality
All BistroMD diet meals are certified by the USDA. They are made of natural ingredients and contain no added MSG, aspartame or trans fats. The company carefully choses its suppliers and exclusively cooperates with farmers that employ sustainable farming methods.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With BistroMD, your daily calorie intake is 1,100-1,400 calories. About 40-45% of calories come from lean protein, 30-35% come from complex carbohydrates, and 20-25% come from healthy fats. Thus, the dishes are scientifically-balanced, calorie-controlled, and nutrient-rich. The portions are rather large, keeping you full until your next meal.
Subscription Flexibility
With BistroMD, you can modify your subscription whenever you want. You can pause, skip or canel your order anytime as well. Bear in mind that all changes to your subscription must be made before Sunday at 12am ET for week 1 members. For all future weeks, you must make changes by Wednesday at 5pm ET the week prior to the week your delivery is due.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from BistroMD, you may either receive a credit or refund.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Pete's Paleo
Pete's Paleo Plans & Pricing
Standard
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
5$123.00$24.60
10$189.00$18.90
14$249.00$17.78
Family Plan (4 servings)
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
5$324.00$12.90
Vegetarian
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
10$129.00$12.90
Pete's Paleo Lite
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
7$99.00$14.14
21 Day Sugar Detox
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
7$147.15$21.02
14$241.65$17.26
21$315.00$15.00
Bistro MD
Bistro MD Plans & Pricing
Full Program
Days per weekPricePrice per meal
7$179.95 (first week $134.96)$8.99
5$149.95 (first week $112.46)$9.99
Lunches and Dinners
Days per weekPricePrice per meal
7$149.95 (first week $112.46)$10.71
5$119.95 (first week $89.96)$11.99

Suitable For

Pete's Paleo
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Bistro MD
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Pete's Paleo
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
Bistro MD
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

Pete's Paleo
Bistro MD

Compare Extras

Pete's Paleo
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Bistro MD
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Pete's Paleo
FINAL RATING
9.3/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Bistro MD
FINAL RATING
9.7/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Pete's Paleo
  • Submitted By Sevy Gambs on 01/01/2018
    I ordered my first shipment and did not realize the meals would be delivered not froze. One meal was partially frozen. I threw all meals away and asked my account be cancelled. I did not ask fr a refunds, as I threw the meals in the trash without fist calling and speaking with someone. I accept full responsibility for that mistake. However, I sent a total of 8 emails and three instant messages requesting cancellation of my account over a 3 day period without a response. I received an email letting me know my new order is being processed and my account has been charged. As a consumer Pete's Paleo website make it impossible to cancel ones account or stop shipment of an order without having to take additional time to submit an email or call. I can't speak to the quality of the meals, but do not recommend engaging their service unless you have time to dispute charges and take time out of your busy day to continuously follow-up with requests.
  • Submitted By Aiden West on 07/05/2017
    21-day sugar detox changed my life! I’ve lost 15 pounds on the first run and I’m preparing for another round! And after the first week I stopped having those monstrous pizza and candy cravings!
  • Submitted By Daisy Blackwater on 05/05/2017
    It would’ve been a great, permanent solution for my keto diet if it wasn’t that expensive. Especially for one person, like you’re basically telling you should suffer if you’re eating alone.
  • Submitted By Paul Somerset on 10/16/2016
    I have been ordering from Pete’s Paleo for three weeks straight now and I can’t remember the last time I felt this healthy and energized. I love the variety and how you manage to make everything taste amazing.
Bistro MD
  • Submitted By John Attenbury on 06/07/2018
    This is really good food made with high quality ingredients. I like that it's a dr designed plan, as my dr told me that I need to lose 30 pounds to fall into a healthy(er) BMI. Couldn't be more pleased with the customer service, as I initially thought that I wasn't going to be home in time to accept my delivery (traveling for work) but they helped make sure that it was taken care of so I would be home when it arrived. Really pleased overall. Maybe 3-4 meals on the menu were terrible, but the rest were very good. I'm a long term customer for sure. One last thing... Don't get at all what the review from Nan says about the meals having artificial ingredients and loaded with preservatives. Was surprised and pleased that I could easily identify the ingredients on the labels. I didn't see anything that fits the bill that Nan described, but maybe I didn't get the same meals? Really doubt that my experience and theirs could be be that different on such a specific thing as quality of ingredients.
  • Submitted By Nan Down on 06/05/2018
    The food is absolutely disgusting. Do not order this product under any circumstances. The abundance of positive reviews are fake and should not be believed. The food comes old, frozen and loaded with additives/preservatives and is certainly not cooked by a real chef. It is very unhealthy and tastes terrible. I honestly couldn't give any of it away and ended up throwing it all out in the garbage. I tried to get my money back within the legal amount of time that they should be required to refund me and they refused. They told me that it was my fault for not reading the fine print and looking at the ingredients first. You are better off buying any frozen meal product over this, which i would be cheaper and taste better. This is a scam. Don't do it.
  • Submitted By Dana Stokes on 12/19/2017
    If I had to describe Bistro MD meals in one word, the word I’d use would be bland. Sure, it’s supposed to be healthy, low-sodium and what not, but no one is going to die if you use enough salt to make the meals taste good.
  • Submitted By Doug Pagan on 12/19/2017
    Really convenient, quite affordable and also quite tasty, but sometimes the meals are watery because of the freezing, not exactly perfect.

Winner

BistroMD prepares meals designed for your individual weight loss program and delivers them to your door. A team led by a board-certified medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience creates the perfect combination of nutritionally optimized and tasty meals for your diet plan. All you have to do is finally enjoy losing weight.

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