Fresh n’ Lean VS Home Bistro

UPDATED Apr. 2018
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You no longer have to spend hours in the kitchen to eat healthy, delicious meals. Nowadays, you can order your food from meal delivery services and enjoy high-quality meals at affordable prices. Not sure whether Fresh n’ Lean or Home Bistro can better meet your needs? This Fresh n’ Lean VS Home Bistro comparison can help you make an informed decision!

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh, Organic, Plant-Based Meals
VS
Home Bistro
Gourmet meals for all tastes

Highlights

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh N’ Lean is an organic meal delivery that offers freshly prepared dishes for every meal of the day, all available at great prices, with free shipping.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.33
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 50 states
Home Bistro
Home Bistro offers an impressive selection of restaurant-quality meals cooked by one of the best chefs in America, made of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and ready to eat in no more than 10 minutes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $14.50
  • Shipping Cost: $15.95-$59.95
  • Delivery Area: 48 states

Compare Features

Fresh n' Lean
Best For
Best for individuals who want to eat chef-prepared organic meals without breaking the bank
Menu/Meal Plans
Fresh n' Lean provides its patrons with 2 options to choose from, including meal plans and a la carte ordering. There are 4 meal plans available.
Recipes/Meal Options
Fresh n' Lean has around 50 items on its A La Carte menu. With each meal plan, you can get anywhere between 1 and 3 meals per day for 5 or 7 days a week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Fresh N’ Lean’s rich offer includes senior-friendly, vegan, vegetarian-friendly, Paleo, low-carb, and low-fat meals that are always free from gluten, low in sodium, and organic. Its meals are also suitable for weight loss. The service offers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Food Quality
Fresh N Lean uses the finest-quality ingredients. All of its meals are made of natural, organic, mostly plant-based ingredients, carefully sourced and perfectly fresh.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Fresh N’ Lean meals usually contain between 150 and 400 calories per serving. They are nutritionally balanced, with just the right quantities of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. The portions may be a bit small for people with a hearty appetite.
Subscription Flexibility
With Fresh n’ Lean, you can make changes to your order anytime. If you would like to edit or suspend your subscription, notify the company by Monday 12:00pm PST. Keep in mind, however, that you must contact the company by phone for any changes to your order.
Refunds
Fresh n' Lean doesn't offer any refunds.
Home Bistro
Best For
Best for fans of gourmet food
Menu/Meal Plans
With Home Bistro, you can choose from 4 categories, including Meal Combos, Chefs Choice, Individual Meals, and SUPERBowls.
Recipes/Meal Options
Home Bistro features more than 100 options on its menu.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Whether you opt for Home Bistro’s individual meals or meal combos, you get to enjoy a vast range of restaurant-grade entrées, including Paleo-friendly, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian, Mediterranean, low-carb, and gluten-free dishes, as well as meals suitable for weight loss. The meals are often exotic, always gourmet, and sometimes quite luxurious.
Food Quality
Home Bistro carefully chooses its suppliers, making sure that all the ingredients are fresh and natural and that all the meat used to make its meals is humanely raised, vegetarian fed, and free from antibiotics, hormones, and steroids commonly used to induce growth.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With Home Bistro, the average calorie count is 700 calories per serving. The meals are generally high in protein and rich in superfoods. The portions are not small, but they may not be satisfying enough for individuals with a big appetite.
Subscription Flexibility
With Home Bistro, you can order and reorder as many meals as you like whenever you like. If you opt for a subscription, you can modify or cancel it anytime, just make sure to notify the company in advance.
Refunds
Home Bistro has a strict no refund policy.

Suitable For

Fresh n' Lean
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Home Bistro
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Fresh n' Lean
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
Home Bistro
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

Fresh n' Lean
Home Bistro

Compare Extras

Fresh n' Lean
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Home Bistro
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Fresh n' Lean
FINAL RATING
7.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Home Bistro
FINAL RATING
9.5/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Fresh n' Lean
  • Submitted By Eduardo Perez on 04/19/2018
    The food I ordered was too spicy. They should say so in their menu. All the 5 dishes tasted pretty similar, with a yellow color over all of them. They sent me a second order without me ordering it. When I received an email telling the order was sent I called them but they didn't refund the $87. You don't see about any future automatic orders when you fill the orders, You click on "View your Plans" and you click in your plan selection and select lunch/5 days, You click on "Add to Cart", and shows the price $87 and in smaller letters, yes, in smaller fonts, it reads "meal plans are charged weekly". Then you go a page to fill your information and at the button of the page is a place to click for Terms and Conditions. That is not honesty. They should say clearly that when you order for one week that you will charged for future weeks with no warning or notification that you will be charged.
  • Submitted By Amy on 04/07/2018
    I am on my second week of the IONutrition and I think I'll need to throw some of these meals out. At first they are quite good, however, there is a unique flavor in all the dishes that, after a few days, makes you feel like you are eating the same meal over and over. I just can't face another one. If you don't mind eating the same flavored meal three times a day, then Lean n' Fresh is for you. I was trying to eat healthy while still being the lazy sack I am, but that hasn't paid off for me...yet. I will keep looking. Also, I have not doubt that the meals are healthy and the portions are quite big - but at $13+ per meal, that's pretty expensive.
  • Submitted By Brandon Jones on 02/09/2018
    More lean than fresh, but can’t say the meals aren’t tasty. Maybe they should just offer bigger portions, I don’t think they would lose any cash and they would probably get more customers.
  • Submitted By Brianna Marie on 02/08/2018
    Very friendly on the phone however the reps are unaware of actual macro & ingredients used. Meals arrived with not a slight difference but where they said max 40g carbs per day, they sent me well over 250g carbs! The food is very high in sugar, loaded with sodium, the meals are NOT as described at all. They are all duplicated & very poor quality. I could not eat any of the meals. I called & they refunded half of the amount. I ended up having to donate the rest. Feedback from the people I donated to, they were very unappetizing & made them very bloated & distended. NOT A GOOD OPTION WHEN IT COMES TO MEAL PREP
Home Bistro
  • Submitted By Cheryl burgan on 01/15/2018
    My son purchased 10 meals for his grandmother on dec 24....still have not received meals or has any contact been made by company about delay. Just send a refund if you are not going to ship
  • Submitted By Mary York on 01/06/2018
    As a 2017 Christmas gift we purchased a total of twelve meals for our son who is single and a military member stationed in NH. When we placed the order in late Nov, we specifically requested—both online and via a phone call to customer service—the order NOT be delivered until after Jan 01, 2018 because our son would not be home during the holidays. On Dec 19, however, I received an email from Home Bistro with a FedEx tracking number indicating the meals had been shipped and would arrive at our son’s apartment after he had already departed to spend the holidays out of state. I immediately notified HB of their screw up and was told either: 1) the food would just spoil while he was gone or 2) he could tell someone else about the shipment and they could have the food. Additionally, we were told by Home Bistro they would send out a second shipment of the same 12 meals after 01/01/2018, likely shipped Jan 2 and arriving to our son on Jan 5. Because of Home Bistro’s error, we had to reveal the gift to our son so that he could redirect the shipment (at his expense!!) to another military member so that the meals wouldn’t just spoil and go to waste. Here it is Jan 6 and no information on the second shipment of meals has been provided to me and despite me contacting Home Bistro to inquire what is the status, no one from Home Bistro has contacted me.
  • Submitted By Gene Harvey on 11/22/2017
    I received a $100 gift certificate for Home Bistro. Their Web site was indeed difficult to maneuver and understand. I purchased their meal package Body Shred 2. The product arrived in good order. Packed very well. The portions are ridiculously small for the cost of the food. Hardly a full meal for a grown adult. The Super bowls are a complete joke. The packaging says Super Bowl weighs 9 ounces? They must include the weight the bowl and bowl cover because there is no way the portions were 9 ounces! Two of the meal boil in bags ruptured while gently boiling, as instructed. Overall the food was tasty but had to supplement a salad and vegetable to make a complete meal fit for an adult. They claim you might lose weight. You sure will because the portions are pathetic. Then there is the shipping costs! Nearly 30%, which is absurd! All that being said this service is way overpriced and the portions are skimpy. I will not be reordering.
  • Submitted By Toni Kirkpatrick on 10/16/2017
    I purchased a gift certificate for my sister, who is elderly and preparing to move, so i thought healthy, prepared meals would be perfect. However, the first delivery was late because the address label got ripped off during transit. The food was finally delivered, but warm and spoiled. Then the make-up delivery was delivered on time, but it too was warm and spoiled. I’m not sure if the fault is in the fact the deliveries were made in a hot FedEx van in days the temps were in mid-90’s or poor packing preparations. Anyway they refunded my money after saying this “hasn’t happened to anyone else, and it’s happened twice to you, so we’re refunding the money” No apology, just the impression that they thought we were dishonest about the food being delivered warm and didn’t want to deal with us anymore. That’s fine because I’ll never deal with them again nor will I recommend them. It was truly a waste of time and effort.

Winner

Home Bistro is a one-stop-shop when it comes to ordering premium quality restaurant-grade cuisine. The food is prepared by a kitchen team led by a Certified Executive Chef and all the ingredients are chosen to ensure the highest possible standards in taste, as well as nutrition. The deliveries are fresh frozen and ready to eat in 10 minutes.

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