Home Bistro VS Personal Chef To Go

UPDATED Dec. 2018
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Provide your family with an opportunity to have dinner prepared by professional chefs served in your own dining room by subscribing to a meal delivery service. Read our comprehensive Home Bistro vs. Personal Chef To Go comparison and choose a meal delivery service in accordance with your preferences.

Home Bistro
Gourmet meals for all tastes
VS
Personal Chef To Go
Where Home Dining Meets Fine Dining

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
Personal Chef To Go
Personal Chef To Go allows you to enjoy restaurant-grade meals at reasonable prices and easily adjust your meal plan to your lifestyle.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $14.70
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*free shipping to East Coast

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.
Personal Chef To Go
Best For
Best for foodies looking for budget-friendly gourmet meals
Menu/Meal Plans
Personal Chef To Go features one weekly menu for its customers to choose from.
Recipes/Meal Options
Personal Chef To Go offers 12 new meals each week.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Personal Chef To Go does not offer options for special diets but instead caters to omnivorous foodies. It provides chef-prepared, restaurant-grade gourmet dinners mostly inspired by the Italian and traditional American cuisines. Some meals are free from gluten, but be sure to check the allergen info before ordering.
Food Quality
Personal Chef To Go meals are prepared and delivered fresh and made of healthy, all-natural ingredients.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Most Personal Chef To Go meals are under 400 calories and normally come in 12-13 oz. portions. They are rather well-balanced but may contain significant amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats.
Subscription Flexibility
With Personal Chef To Go, you can modify, pause or cancel your subscription anytime. The weekly cutoff time is Monday at 11:45 am EST.
Refunds
Personal Chef To Go doesn't offer cash refunds. However, if you are not satisfied with an item in your delivery, you can ship it back to the company and receive a replacement. The company will cover the return shipping cost.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Home Bistro
Home Bistro Plans & Pricing
Meal combos
Number of mealsPricePrice per meal
10$115.99 - $174.99$11.60 - $17.50
Individual meals
$12.29 - $24.99
SUPERBowls
Number of bowlsPricePrice per meal
7$74.99$10.71
14$129.99$9.28
Personal Chef To Go
Personal Chef To Go Plans & Pricing
Personal Chef To Go meal prices
Meals per weekPricePrice per meal
5$78.00$15.60
8$118.00$14.75
10$138.00$13.80

Suitable For

Home Bistro
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Personal Chef 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
Personal Chef 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 Sample Meals

Home Bistro
Personal Chef To Go

Compare Extras

Home Bistro
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Personal Chef 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
Personal Chef To Go
FINAL RATING
8.7/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Home Bistro
  • Submitted By Catherine Hill on 06/25/2018
    Poor quality meals - meat like rubber, broccoli no flavor and mushy, rice stuck in a blob like glue. All meals flavorless- poor customer service. They clearly do not want feedback on poor quality- don’t waste your money- you would be better off with take out fast food. And by the way I am a healthcare provider that generally councils patients against fast food.
  • Submitted By Maria Jackson on 05/14/2018
    The available cookbooks use simple ingredients I've actually heard about but the meal choices are always elegant and delicious, so I can even prepare them for my friends without feeling like I'm serving them scrambled eggs.
  • Submitted By Ian Cage on 05/12/2018
    Excellent meal delivery for people who try to steer clear of meat as much as possible but still enjoy a good steak from time to time. I'm no cooking wizard by any stretch of the imagination, so the professional service tips I got with every delivery were more than welcome.
  • Submitted By Tina Carlson on 05/05/2018
    A great fusion of rustic and modern recipes really allows me to express my current mood through the meals I eat and serve to my partner after a hard day's work. The wine suggestions are also a neat little addition that saves a lot of time to wine ignoramuses like me
Personal Chef To Go
  • Submitted By Steve White on 09/05/2018
    Maybe I have lower standards than some of the other reviewers here, but I do have to say that I really love PCTG food, it's not the best food I tried, but it's way better than the food I can prepare myself. :)
  • Submitted By Daniel Moore on 07/19/2018
    Definitely not restaurant-grade food, but not bad for such a cheap meal delivery.
  • Submitted By Karen Weaver on 05/15/2018
    AWFUL!!!! REALLY, REALLY BAD!!!! No flavor, no seasoning, meat like rubber, small servings, VERY expensive for nothing. They are also quiet abt the fact that you will continue to receive the food until you cancel. I thought I would receive it only if I ordered it. Nope! They also delivered a box to the wrong address! It was just terrible. Do not buy!!!
  • Submitted By karen weaver on 05/15/2018
    They mailed an entire box to our address instead of my Aunt's. We had no idea another would be sent. If we had, we would have cancelled it because the food is AWFUL! We called my Aunt and told her we had received another box. She didnlt want it becasue it was so bad so we decided to try it. I ate four of the meals and each one was just awful. There is little or no seasoning, they tell you to cook it for 2.5 minutes when it needs 5 but by then half the meal is overcooked. The gravy that comes with turkey has ZERO flavor and is watery. The turkey was like rubber. The beef dinner was the same! REALLY bad tasting beef with a rubber texture and some kind of sauce with NO flovor! That seems to be the trend with this company. I did have the shrimp which was somewhat better but it had a chemical taste to it. Even if the food was edible, the price for what you get is rediculous!! REALLY rediculous. Oh - they are also quiet abt letting you know you will keep getting the food until you cancel it. I thougt we would get it only if we ordered it! Please, look elsewhere.

Winner

Home Bistro allows you to enjoy restaurant-grade delicacies in the comfort of your own home. The highly skilled kitchen team is led by a Certified Executive Chef and the ingredients are handpicked to ensure the highest standards of taste and nutrition. Read more about this company and its meal delivery service in our dedicated Home Bistro review.

* All the prices on this website are subject to change without notice. While we put a great deal of effort into making sure that all the prices are accurate, one or more products may have outdated prices. Please visit the specific product’s official website for exact prices.
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