Home Bistro VS Diet-to-Go

UPDATED Apr. 2018
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Home Bistro and Diet-to-Go are both excellent choices for people with either typical or special dietary needs. They deliver ingredients or prepared meals to your doorstep; you just need to choose which service is better for you. This Home Bistro vs. Diet-to-Go comparison can help you decide.

Home Bistro
Gourmet meals for all tastes
VS
Diet-to-Go
Fresh and tasty weight loss program

Highlights

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
Diet-to-Go
Diet-To-Go offers budget-friendly, custom-designed weight loss plans for dieters with different preferences, dietary requirements, and weight goals.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $11.33
  • Shipping Cost: $20.00
  • Delivery Area: 48 states

Compare Features

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.
Diet-to-Go
Best For
Best for dieters looking for maximum convenience, affordability, and customizability
Menu/Meal Plans
Diet-To-Go offers its customers 4 menus, including Balance, Balance Diabetes, Carb30-Keto, and Vegetarian.
Recipes/Meal Options
Each menu from Diet-To-Go features 15 recipes per week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Diet-To-Go menus feature breakfasts, lunches, and dinners suitable for diabetics, seniors, omnivores, and vegetarians, as well as individuals on Atkins-style, low-carb diets, including keto. For customers with food allergies, Diet-To-Go offers substitutes wherever possible. You can also exclude seafood from your orders.
Food Quality
Making sure that its meals are natural and healthy, Diet-To-Go uses organic ingredients whenever possible. All of its meals are free from MSG and artificial additives and preservatives. Only several side items contain artificial sweeteners.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Diet-To-Go meals are calorie-controlled and nutritionally balanced. They are heart-healthy and controlled for sodium, fat, cholesterol, and carbs. The meals are light and portion-controlled, so if you stick to the plan, your daily calorie intake should be between 1,200 and 1,600 calories.
Subscription Flexibility
With Diet-To-Go, you can change, pause or cancel your order anytime. All changes to your order must be made by Friday 12:00 Noon Eastern Time.
Refunds
If you are not happy with your order from Diet-To-Go, you may receive a credit or refund, including shipping cost.

Suitable For

Home Bistro
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Diet-to-Go
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

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
Diet-to-Go
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 Extras

Home Bistro
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Diet-to-Go
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Home Bistro
FINAL RATING
9.5/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Diet-to-Go
FINAL RATING
9.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

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.
Diet-to-Go
  • Submitted By Danielle on 11/21/2017
    I have done so well before and lost 11.6 pounds. I love all meals except for spicy meals and the breakfast omelet and the citrus fruit but everything is delicious I hope that I do well and can keep going and doing well. I will keep up the good work. Keep it up with the good meals. I do my meals and substitutions and one week I was upset I didn’t eat the food since I didn’t lIke it and very understanding you were and I love it and you are my best diet and it is great. I will keep it up.
  • Submitted By Victoria Walsh, on 07/09/2017
    Meals are healthy and the plans are great. It helped me get in shape in a month, but I’ve combined Diet to go meals with the gym, of course. I just have to say that the food isn’t salty at all, so you must add a pinch to make it taste better.
  • Submitted By Mike White on 03/03/2017
    Diet to go Balance menu – yum! Made my life so simple and happy! I order regularly and always get all 3 meal. I’ve managed to lose weight so quickly that my friends keep betting that I’ve have stopped eating. But no, I’m just following great plan from Diet to go!
  • Submitted By Sue Richards on 07/07/2016
    I was a bit skeptical at first and it took me long to try this one out. It's all there - healthy meals, fresh ingredients, it even looks awesome when you eat it (unlike many takeaway meals). But when I took another look at the price, I started thinking again. Sure, you get what you paid for, but you can always pay less.

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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