Top Chef Meals VS Trifecta

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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Wish you could eat great, healthy food every day without all the cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping? That is exactly what Top Chef Meals and Trifecta offer! If you are not sure whether to pick Top Chef Meals or Trifecta, check out this comparison and find out which one can better meet your needs.

Top Chef Meals
Affordable Meals That Suit Your Needs
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Trifecta Nutrition
Healthy eating made easy

Highlights

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
Trifecta Nutrition
Trifecta Nutrition allows you to enjoy ready-made organic meals that suit your lifestyle and create budget-friendly custom meals of your own by ordering precooked ingredients from the a la carte menu.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $14.99
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 50 states

Compare Features

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.
Trifecta Nutrition
Best For
Best for active individuals who want to eat healthily with zero effort
Menu/Meal Plans
Trifecta Nutrition offers 5 meals plans, including Clean, Paleo, Classic, Vegetarian, and Vegan.
Recipes/Meal Options
With Trifecta Nutrition, if you go with one of the meal plans, you can opt to receive 2-4 meals per day for 5-7 days a week. The company's a la carte menu has more than 30 items.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Trifecta Nutrition offers Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, classic, and clean, minimally processed meals. In addition to fully prepared meals, it offers precooked proteins, carbs, and veggies that can be bought in bulk and freely combined and seasoned to taste. All meals on the menu are organic and free from gluten, dairy, and soy.
Food Quality
Trifecta Nutrition delivers meals made of the highest-quality ingredients, all of which are USDA-certified organic. Its meals are fresh, never frozen, fish and seafood are wild-caught, and all meat is grass-fed. All meals are free from processed foods and artificial ingredients.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
Trifecta Nutrition meals are optimally balanced and rich in fiber, protein, and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They rarely contain added oil and the oil used is of the highest quality. Portion size is carefully calculated and satisfies the needs of adults with an active lifestyle.
Subscription Flexibility
With Trifecta Nutrition, you can edit, skip, pause or cancel your order whenever you want. The cutoff day to make changes to your order is the Friday a week before your expected delivery.
Refunds
Trifecta Nutrition may issue a refund or credit if you are not satisfied with your order.

Compare Plans & Pricing

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
Trifecta Nutrition
Trifecta Nutrition Plans & Pricing
Clean and Paleo
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
17$108.43$15.49
25$149.90$14.99
27$209.86$14.99
35$214.35$14.29
37$300.09$14.29
Vegetarian
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
25$115.90$11.59
27$162.26$11.59
35$161.85$10.79
37$226.59$10.79
Vegan
Meals per dayDays per weekPrice per weekPrice per meal
25$113.90$11.39
27$159.46$11.39
35$161.85$10.79
37$226.59$10.79

Suitable For

Top Chef Meals
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Trifecta Nutrition
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

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
Trifecta Nutrition
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

Top Chef Meals
Trifecta Nutrition

Compare Extras

Top Chef Meals
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Trifecta Nutrition
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Top Chef Meals
FINAL RATING
7.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Trifecta Nutrition
FINAL RATING
9.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Top Chef Meals
  • Submitted By TC on 07/28/2018
    I ordered 10 different meals for my parents. There were 3 sets of directions and no matter how cooked the meals were so bad they could not eat them. Soggy, tasteless and meat like cardboard. After the 4th set of meals we threw the rest in the trash. Top Chef customer service was pathetic and ignored the complaint. A total waste of money and the worst customer service!
  • Submitted By Carolyn on 07/16/2018
    I ordered these for my elderly mom who lives alone. She said they were tasteless. She tried 4 different meals and they were all bland and disappointing. I won't order from them again.
  • Submitted By Sheree on 05/24/2018
    I am glad they have many followers because these are the worse meals i have ever eaten. i have tried to cook like the directions and made adjustments, but still cannot make them taste good. I had the pork chop and cooked it like it said and it was still bleeding when i took it out. it was already tough and knew if i had cooked it more it would be like rubber. There is no taste to the meals and very bland. Even the sauce they give you is bland. Sorry i will not order any more of these 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.
Trifecta Nutrition
  • Submitted By Ashley B on 07/21/2018
    Delivery is consistent but so are the meals. Unfortunately there is not any diversity of flavor of the food. Very few types of veggies and spices are used. Food became bland after the first week.
  • Submitted By Erika on 06/14/2018
    I really wanted to like Trifecta. I have two teenage boys and a husband that eat very substantial meals, that I enjoy cooking. But I need to lose a few pounds, which is tough when I am always cooking meals for my family. Our family eats a very healthy, 100% organic diet and it seemed like this would be a good service for me to eat a smaller meal, while continuing to cook for my family. I ordered the vegan plan because, although I am not vegan, I am allergic to a lot of foods and vegan meals are the safest. I then ordered some elk and fish a la cart to add to a meal or throw in a salad. After receiving the shipment, I was pretty disappointed in how the meals looked. Pretty unappetizing and not at all how the pics on the website looked. The next morning, I had a breakfast meal, which was a “loaf”. It was disgusting. Dry and basically flavorless. I only ate half, because who wants a huge portion of cardboard? Plus I want some fruit and a little protein in the morning. The rest of the meals were blah. They were pretty small and higher calories than I would have expected for such small meals. The elk was okay but had a big piece of gristle running through it. I have not had the fish yet and I just threw it in the freezer. I gave Trifecta 3 stars instead of 2 because it would be a good service for a single person that doesn’t cook and wants to eat healthy. That just isn’t me.
  • Submitted By Jen on 03/17/2018
    Food was overpriced, and really not good. I ended up throwing away a whole order because just looking at it made me feel nauseated. All I got was chicken. I ordered the lean & clean plan, hoping for some variety. I got chicken and rice dishes that were frankly disgusting in taste. I can admire their dedication to organic and high quality ingredients but wow these tasted really terrible.
  • Submitted By Kathy Fellows on 01/08/2018
    Food is lovely, organic, wild caught,etc. Lightly seasoned really does mean lightly, so i add a lot of seasoning if I can figure out what they're using. I think it's a good value for what you pay. There were two cons as far as I'm concerned. The third week they ignored my food allergy list and sent two meals i couldn't eat. They did refund my money instantly when i called. The other problem is that they can't or won't let you say something like beef only once per week. As far as food allergies you are out of luck if you have more than two,so it may not work for me. Be aware they consider potatoes paleo. I can't remember if they only use the small blue ones or others as well.

Winner

The idea behind Trifecta Nutrition meal delivery service is to offer what most of us strive to achieve: eating healthy meals which fulfill all our dietary needs, every day, without all the hassle. Whether you are a vegan or vegetarian, wish to go Paleo, or simply want to eat clean, Trifecta has got you covered. Eating healthy has never been easier.

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