Home Bistro VS Personal Chef To Go

UPDATED Apr. 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
Meal plans that fit your lifestyle

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: $10.64
  • 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.

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 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 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.
Personal Chef To Go
  • Submitted By Portia Walters on 10/14/2016
    Everything was perfect, we’ll be ordering again!
  • Submitted By Jim Rooney on 09/26/2016
    Awesome food! The office lunches are a great idea, so tasty and convenient!
  • Submitted By Will Bennett on 08/04/2016
    Not pricy, but not that good either.
  • Submitted By Samantha Rogers on 07/11/2016
    We could taste that the ingredients were fresh and good, but we found the meals themselves a bit bland. Anyway, pretty good food at a good price.

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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