Fresh n’ Lean VS Top Chef Meals

UPDATED May. 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 Fresh n’ Lean VS Top Chef Meals comparison to learn more about both services and choose the best option for your family.

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh, Organic, Plant-Based Meals
VS
Top Chef Meals
Affordable Meals That Suit Your Needs

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
Top Chef Meals
Top Chef Meals offers customizable, made-to-order meals designed to accommodate various dietary requirements and available at affordable prices.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $7.80
  • Shipping Cost: $19.95
  • Delivery Area: 38 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.
Top Chef Meals
Best For
Best for individuals with special dietary needs seeking a personalized home dining experience
Menu/Meal Plans
Top Chef Meals provides its customers with several options to choose from, including A La Carte, Easy Order Packages, Diet plan, Paleo plan, Senior Meals, and Custom Meals.
Recipes/Meal Options
With Top Chef Meals, if you order a la carte, you can choose from around 150 meal options. Easy order packages include 9 meals each, the diet plan includes 4 options with 20 meals each, the Paleo plan includes 4 options with 15 meals each, senior meals are the same as easy order packages, and custom meals include various options which you can personalize based on calories, fat, sodium, and more.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Top Chef Meals offers low-sodium, diabetic-friendly, renal-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-fat, Paleo-friendly, kid-friendly, and senior-friendly meals. Furthermore, it offers custom meals that you can build yourself choosing from a vast range of entrées, starches, and vegetables.
Food Quality
With Top Chef Meals, all your meals are made fresh to order and delivered frozen to preserve quality and freshness. They are made of quality ingredients and come with a 100% quality guarantee.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Top Chef Meals lunches and dinners usually contain between 300 and 500 calories per serving while breakfasts have between 200 and 400 calories. The portions are neither large nor skimpy. The meals are designed in accordance with the unique dietary needs of the company’s patrons, including seniors, children, diabetics, and other individuals with special nutritional requirements.
Subscription Flexibility
If you wish to make any changes to your order from Top Chef Meals, contact the company's customer support team.
Refunds
Top Chef Meals may issue a credit to your account or provide you with a replacement if you receive meals that are damaged or spoiled as a result of shipping or delivery.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Fresh n' Lean
Fresh n' Lean Plans & Pricing
Standard Plant-Based
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
17$103.53$14.79
25$117.50$11.75
27$164.50$11.75
35$139.95$9.33
37$195.93$9.33
ION Performance Protein +
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
15$86.25$17.25
17$120.75$17.25
25$142.50$14.25
27$199.50$14.25
35$183.75$12.25
37$257.25$12.25
ION Performance Paleo
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
15$88.75$17.75
17$124.25$17.75
25$147.50$14.75
27$206.50$14.75
35$190.35$12.69
37$266.49$12.69
Low Carb / Low Cal Plant-Based
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
15$79.95$15.99
17$111.93$15.99
25$139.90$13.99
27$195.86$13.99
35$169.95$11.33
37$237.93$11.33
Top Chef Meals
Top Chef Meals Plans & Pricing
Individual Meals
MealPrice per meal
Breakfast$4.95 - $6.25
Lunch/Dinner$7.25 - $15.65
Dessert$3.25 - $5.00

Suitable For

Fresh n' Lean
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Top Chef Meals
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
Top Chef Meals
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
Top Chef Meals

Compare Extras

Fresh n' Lean
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Top Chef Meals
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
Top Chef Meals
FINAL RATING
7.4/10
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
Top Chef Meals
  • Submitted By Lisa Hazel on 04/08/2018
    Perfect for a senior!! My father-in-law lives alone and never learned how to cook. He resisted the idea of meal delivery, but we finally decided to just go ahead and send a bunch of Top Chef meals for his freezer. and see what happens. We're so glad we did. They arrived perfectly packaged; they're simple to reheat. And he absolutely loves the food. Everything about this experience has been great.
  • Submitted By Cheri on 02/12/2018
    I’m a single mom and was looking for fast and healthier options for myself and my daughters. I was excited when I found topchefmeals.com. Unfortunately, when cooked exactly as recommended by the company, the food was soggy and sitting in a puddle of water. I was very disappointed. I contacted customer service via email and was EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTED as this was the horrible message I received in response... “I have talked with management and we have had no other complaints (from any customers) regarding the food. Considering we have shipped out literally thousands of meals in the last few weeks, many Chicken Cordon Bleu in the mix therefore it is unfortunate that our food is not to your liking including that "you" found it unacceptable, while I am sorry that you feel this way it seems we are not the right fit for you. Likewise, our company policy still holds and I cannot refund your order or do we take food back. We appreciate you taking a chance on us, it is unfortunate that it did not work out as we both lose in this situation. Kindest regards, Laura Price” Save your hard earned money for the many other home meal services available!!!
  • Submitted By Tom Ricks on 04/25/2017
    Great meals, ready in a second, I’ve been ordering for months now and I couldn’t be more satisfied.
  • Submitted By Julianne Roberson on 02/12/2017
    Finally, a meal service that cares about the old folks. Lovely meals, great service, God bless them all.

Winner

Top Chef Meals is a meal delivery service that offers dozens of delicious gourmet dishes for a variety of tastes and special dietary needs. It allows you to order a la carte or opt for its great Paleo or Accelerated Weight Loss plans. If you want to learn more about this company’s offer, you can find all the tasty details in this Top Chef Meals review.

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