Sakara Life VS BistroMD

UPDATED Nov. 2018
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Getting tired of cooking and planning meals every day? Need an easier, more convenient solution? Sakara and BistroMD have got your back. Their food is healthy, tasty, and affordable! Check out our comparison chart and find out which one you should try out first!

Sakara Life
Organic Food For A Healthy Lifestyle
VS
Bistro MD
Meal plans for healthy weight loss

Highlights

Sakara Life
Sakara Life offers organic, plant-based, chef-prepared meals made from the finest ingredients and designed to improve overall health and wellness.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $28.00
  • Shipping Cost: $10.00
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
Bistro MD
With BistroMD, you can stop stressing about your weight and start shedding pounds by enjoying ready-made diet meals designed to suit your age, gender, and personal dietary needs.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.50
  • Shipping Cost: $19.95
  • Delivery Area: 50 states

Compare Features

Sakara Life
Best For
Best for individuals who want to eat a clean, wholesome, plant-rich diet
Menu/Meal Plans
Sakara Life features a set menu that rotates both weekly and seasonally.
Recipes/Meal Options
Sakara Life provides its customers with up to 3 meals per day.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Sakara Life offers plant-based breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Its menu features gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly dishes suitable for weight loss. In addition to meals, the service offers a variety of clean snacks, bars, chocolates, cookies, teas, probiotic blends, and beauty and detox water.
Food Quality
Sakara Life uses only the highest-quality organic plant-based ingredients. Its meals are fresh, rich in superfoods, and incredibly healthy.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Sakara Life meals feature an optimal balance of macronutrients and micronutrients coming from plant-based protein sources, fresh organic produce, and nutrient-dense superfoods. The portions are not large and individuals with a hearty appetite may feel the need to supplement their meals with snacks.
Subscription Flexibility
With Sakara Life, you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time - just make sure to inform the company in advance. The weekly deadline for pausing or canceling your order is Thursday at midnight PST for the following week.
Refunds
Sakara Life doesn’t offer refunds. It can only issue a credit to your account in case you pause your order at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled delivery day.
Bistro MD
Best For
Best for dieters seeking a personalized weight loss solution
Menu/Meal Plans
BistroMD offers separate plans for men and women. Men can opt for the Men's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program or Silver Cuisine plan. Women can choose from the Women's Program, Gluten-Free Program, Diabetic Program, Menopause Program or Silver Cuisine plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
BistroMD has 150-200 meal options on the menu at all times.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Designed by doctors and prepared by professional chefs, BistroMD meals are healthy, nutritious, and suitable for seniors, women going through menopause, diabetics, and people on gluten-free diets. The service offers a vast assortment of breakfast, lunches, dinners, and healthy snacks and you are free to customize your menu.
Food Quality
All BistroMD diet meals are certified by the USDA. They are made of natural ingredients and contain no added MSG, aspartame or trans fats. The company carefully choses its suppliers and exclusively cooperates with farmers that employ sustainable farming methods.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With BistroMD, your daily calorie intake is 1,100-1,400 calories. About 40-45% of calories come from lean protein, 30-35% come from complex carbohydrates, and 20-25% come from healthy fats. Thus, the dishes are scientifically-balanced, calorie-controlled, and nutrient-rich. The portions are rather large, keeping you full until your next meal.
Subscription Flexibility
With BistroMD, you can modify your subscription whenever you want. You can pause, skip or canel your order anytime as well. Bear in mind that all changes to your subscription must be made before Sunday at 12am ET for week 1 members. For all future weeks, you must make changes by Wednesday at 5pm ET the week prior to the week your delivery is due.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from BistroMD, you may either receive a credit or refund.

Suitable For

Sakara Life
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Bistro MD
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Sakara Life
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
Bistro MD
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

Sakara Life
Bistro MD

Compare Extras

Sakara Life
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Bistro MD
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Sakara Life
FINAL RATING
7.5/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Bistro MD
FINAL RATING
9.7/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Sakara Life
  • Submitted By George Patterson, on 01/28/2017
    I’m a vegetarian and it’s very difficult for me to find a good meal delivery, cause they all lie about the ingredients and what I usually get isn’t just tasteless, but it’s also awful when you look at it. But Sakara is really something. I like them, although portions sometimes aren’t big enough for me.
  • Submitted By Nadia Nelson, on 12/14/2016
    Very good, much better than I expected when ordered for the first time.
  • Submitted By Den Irons, on 10/03/2016
    I don’t have to tell u that my wife put me up to this. But I can’t say I’m thrilled. It’s ok from time to time but I couldn’t eat that food every day. But I guess it’s ok if u like stuff like that.
Bistro MD
  • Submitted By John Attenbury on 06/07/2018
    This is really good food made with high quality ingredients. I like that it's a dr designed plan, as my dr told me that I need to lose 30 pounds to fall into a healthy(er) BMI. Couldn't be more pleased with the customer service, as I initially thought that I wasn't going to be home in time to accept my delivery (traveling for work) but they helped make sure that it was taken care of so I would be home when it arrived. Really pleased overall. Maybe 3-4 meals on the menu were terrible, but the rest were very good. I'm a long term customer for sure. One last thing... Don't get at all what the review from Nan says about the meals having artificial ingredients and loaded with preservatives. Was surprised and pleased that I could easily identify the ingredients on the labels. I didn't see anything that fits the bill that Nan described, but maybe I didn't get the same meals? Really doubt that my experience and theirs could be be that different on such a specific thing as quality of ingredients.
  • Submitted By Nan Down on 06/05/2018
    The food is absolutely disgusting. Do not order this product under any circumstances. The abundance of positive reviews are fake and should not be believed. The food comes old, frozen and loaded with additives/preservatives and is certainly not cooked by a real chef. It is very unhealthy and tastes terrible. I honestly couldn't give any of it away and ended up throwing it all out in the garbage. I tried to get my money back within the legal amount of time that they should be required to refund me and they refused. They told me that it was my fault for not reading the fine print and looking at the ingredients first. You are better off buying any frozen meal product over this, which i would be cheaper and taste better. This is a scam. Don't do it.
  • Submitted By Dana Stokes on 12/19/2017
    If I had to describe Bistro MD meals in one word, the word I’d use would be bland. Sure, it’s supposed to be healthy, low-sodium and what not, but no one is going to die if you use enough salt to make the meals taste good.
  • Submitted By Doug Pagan on 12/19/2017
    Really convenient, quite affordable and also quite tasty, but sometimes the meals are watery because of the freezing, not exactly perfect.

Winner

BistroMD prepares meals designed for your individual weight loss program and delivers them to your door. A team led by a board-certified medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience creates the perfect combination of nutritionally optimized and tasty meals for your diet plan. All you have to do is finally enjoy losing weight.

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