BistroMD is a meal delivery company that has been around since 2005. Operating from Naples, Florida, their mission is to help people lose weight by home-delivering carefully planned, healthy, and delicious chef-prepared meals. BistroMD creates the diet plans but allows you to choose your weekly dishes. They also provide you with all the support you need for your weight loss efforts.

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BistroMD rejects the notion that weight loss food has to be bland and boring. They are passionate about creating healthy and delicious meal delivery plans that are perfectly suited for weight loss. We can safely say that BistroMD is all about weight loss without the sacrifice. Keep reading our honest BistroMD review to discover if this meal delivery is right for you.

How BistroMD Works

BistroMD’s weight loss program consists of 3 steps. The first step is to choose a diet plan that works best for your specific needs. You can order your plan either online, directly through the site, or contact the company via phone.

The second step is to customize your plan, which is done through your personal account. For the purposes of customization, BistroMD offers a tool called MyBistroMD, used to choose your meals and make any changes to your plan.

Basically, once you place an order, their registered dietitians create a custom diet program made especially for you. By accessing your myBistroMD platform, you can view the menu in advance. There you can customize each individual meal, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can make changes to your meals at any time.

When you are happy with your meals, all you have to do is wait a few days to get your order and start your journey toward your ideal weight.

Although they are delivered frozen, BistroMD meals are of the highest quality. You just need to quickly heat them up and you can enjoy food that is as fresh as the one you get in a restaurant. The team behind BistroMD has pretty high standards when it comes to food quality, claiming they would never provide meals to their customers that they wouldn’t eat themselves.

 

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What Makes BistroMD Different

We can start this part of our BistroMD review by saying that what truly sets this meal delivery service apart from similar companies is the scientific method they use as a foundation for their programs.

Unlike many diets that promise unbelievable results in just a couple of weeks, BistroMD relies on science and research. Their founding weight loss specialist Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. has more than 20 years of experience in her medical field. With a team of registered dietitians, she works to ensure that the nutritional requirements for a healthy weight loss program are met in every weekly menu – and in each and every meal.

It is important to note that BistroMD employes a different approach when designing menus for men and menus for women. Multiple options for both genders gives you enough opportunity to satisfy all your personal preferences and requirements.

Meals and Recipes

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BistroMD’s recipes are created with the sole intention of promoting weight loss. All dishes are equally healthy and there are no occasional guilty pleasures. If you choose the most comprehensive program, with three meals per day, all you have to do to lose weight is to actually eat everything.

This, however, doesn’t mean that there’s one program that works for everyone. In addition to fully customizing your menu, you can also opt for more specific plans, which may be a better fit for you, including gluten-free, diabetic, menopause, and silver (low-sodium and heart-healthy) plans, both available in different varieties for men and women.

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BistroMD’s nutritional plan for a healthy weight loss is based on a daily calorie intake of 1,100 to 1,400 calories. Cooked and prepared by professional chefs, the meals are balanced and nutritious and consist of lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.

We also need to point out that all the recipes are absolutely delicious. Contrary to what you would expect in a regular weight loss plan, you can experience amazing recipes such as turkey breasts with cranberry chutney and stuffing, grilled salmon with lemon Dijon dressing, four cheese ravioli, peanut butter crepes with strawberry compote, and even stuffed French toast.

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Pricing

The price of your order depends on the number of meals you decide to receive on a daily and weekly basis. You can choose up to three meals a day for 5 or 7 days each week. So, for example, two meals per day for 5 days a week (lunches and dinners) start from $119.95 (roughly $12 per meal).  The full 7-day program with 20 meals (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners) amounts to $179.95.

Opting for the full program lets you save about $9 per meal. Currently, there is also a promotion on their website that gives you 25% off your first order, as well as free shipping.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your plan is automatically renewed for another week if you don’t cancel it on time. While all meal deliveries have cutoff dates for making changes to your order, the problem with BistroMD is that you may not be able to actually taste the first order before the deadline to cancel.

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Delivery Areas

Unlike many other meal delivery services, BistroMD delivers meals throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. All deliveries are done via FedEx. The standard shipping fee is $19.95 for all orders. Alaska and Hawaii shipments come with an additional fee.

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Pros
  • Scientific approach to designing plans
  • Meals prepared by professional chefs
  • Abundance of customization options

Cons

  • All meals are delivered frozen
  • Quality varies from meal to meal

Bottom Line

Hundreds of successful weight loss stories don’t lie. BistroMD offers a wide range of weight loss programs designed by a team of dietitians and nutritionists, with a board-certified weight management physician at the helm of the company. With delivery in all states, you can enjoy BistroMD meals no matter where you live. All you need to do is choose a program that best fits your weight loss goals and dietary requirements and start losing extra pounds while boosting your health at the same time.


Bistro MD Rating

Our ratings are the result of an objective and independent evaluation of Bistro MD, generating the final rating that reflects the overall quality of the company. Ratings may change as the service changes.

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Final Rating9.6/10

User Reviews (32)

    Bistro MD user rating based on 32 user reviews.

    The reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the meal delivery companies. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Submitted By Joe Phillips on 12/14/2017
    The only problem with Home Bistro is that you have to wait so long for the meals to arrive. How in the world am I supposed to know what I’m going to be craving next week? They should really do something about it.
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  • Submitted By Kevin Clifford on 12/07/2017
    Frozen meals should never cost more than 10 bucks, no matter how good they are.
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  • Submitted By Nancy Sims on 09/30/2017
    Honestly I was surprised when bistromd meals actually tasted good. Didn't expect flavors from a weight loss diet plan.
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  • Submitted By Donna Snyder on 08/28/2017
    When I tried to cancel they accelerated my delivery and told me ii had to pay for another week.
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  • Submitted By Jason Weaver on 08/24/2017
    I found mold in my box.
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  • Submitted By Any Duncan on 08/22/2017
    I don't have time to shop for groceries or cook, so bistromd is a true lifesaver. The meals are pretty good and easy to serve. The only hiccup I've encountered so far was with my order tracking.
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  • Submitted By Margareth Fox on 08/19/2017
    Kind of expensive but very efficient way of putting quality food on the table every day without too much hassle in the kitchen.
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  • Submitted By Linda Ray on 08/11/2017
    I look at it as if I hired a nutritionist and a doctor to cobble up a nice meal plan for me with perfect balance of calories and nutrients.
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  • Submitted By Joshua Peters on 08/08/2017
    A step up from the frozen isle but still disappointing and I'm not losing weight.
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  • Submitted By Amanda Carr on 08/03/2017
    The meals are very yummy and my husband and I will definitely continue ordering from Bistromd. The portions work like magic, we're not hungry but we're losing weight.
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  • Submitted By Shirley Mccoy on 08/01/2017
    I have mixed impressions with the meals. Some of them are great and some barely edible.
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  • Submitted By Scott Burton on 07/30/2017
    You can't go wrong with lasagna and chicken meatballs, they're delicious. I didn't enjoy the pancakes though
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  • Submitted By Christine Fuller on 07/22/2017
    Ok meals but I figured out that you have to heat some of them longer than recommended or you end up with pieces of frozen food in your mouth.
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  • Submitted By Alicia Steward on 07/21/2017
    I started running every morning and I’m sticking to the plan. Already lost 5 lb in just a month and I feel sooo much better!
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  • Submitted By Jerry Welch on 07/18/2017
    Delivery was always on time except once, but there was a huge storm out so I don't count that.
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  • Submitted By Marie Silva on 07/14/2017
    Some of the chicken dishes were really disappointing when defrosted and pretty much all the breakfasts I ordered weren't that good also.
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  • Submitted By Scarlett Armstrong on 07/06/2017
    Once I’ve attempted to skip a week and it didn’t work, but let’s hope that it was an honest mistake. Otherwise, the food is good and I really lost about 10 pounds so far.
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  • Submitted By Billy Hopkins on 07/01/2017
    No problems with customer service here. All my phone calls and emails were answered and my problems were solved. Kudos to the support guys.
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  • Submitted By Lori Hanson on 06/22/2017
    The outside packaging was solid and the food was still frozen after 5 days of travel but some of the meals had opened during transport and I definitely wasn't too thrilled about that.
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  • Submitted By Diana Parks on 06/21/2017
    Great dishes, but today I found a piece of plastic in my food, which is unacceptable.
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  • Submitted By Logan Benson on 06/10/2017
    The dishes are pretty great but there were a few duds here and there with a couple of them not even worth a second bite. I just removed them from my weekly plan and never have to see them again, easy-peasy.
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  • Submitted By Gina Powell on 04/26/2017
    Perfect for my special regime. And I don’t even have to cook or struggle with chefs at restaurants that tend to pouch and deep fry every single piece of meat.
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  • Submitted By Nancy Keller on 02/25/2017
    My favorite thing about Bistromd is that the food isn’t frozen. You can say whatever you want, but once frozen it’s never really fresh again.
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  • Submitted By B J on 02/16/2017
    First off let me start off by saying how I got violently sick from the Salmon meal they sent me.  Also, I found random plastic pieces in additional meals that was not part of the film cover.  I call up to inquire about the $20 shipping charge that was not stated to me in my first receipt (after getting the sign-up discount) or anywhere on their website except buried in the FAQ section.  Shame on you BISTRO MD.  Very misleading.  Horrible customer service.  The lady was extremely rude and hung up the phone on me!  With this poor quality product, and customer service you will fail as a business.  Get your act together!
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  • Submitted By Neil Madison on 02/10/2016
    Had very high expectations and I was very excited about the whole program, but as soon as it arrived I started feeling sorry. Salmon tasted like a tuna from a can, weird powdered smoothie?! was downright awful, green beans (big fan of green beans) were undercooked in every meal, etc. Can’t even think of all the examples why food was horribly below any standards. I would have given 1 star, but cancellation of my next order was so smooth and simple that I need to give them the credit at least for that.
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  • Submitted By Richard L. on 15/09/2016
    I wanted a healthy meal plan for my weight loss and they delivered it all. Tasty meals, awesome snacks, excellent prices. What more can you ask for?
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  • Submitted By Patty Mays on 09/09/2016
    I was just planning to lose 5 pounds and get into a dress I bought, but man, this was so awesome that I continued ordering it just so I can enjoy the tasty meals and enjoy all the free time I would otherwise spend cooking. BistroMD is awesome!
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  • Submitted By Luke R. on 11/08/2016
    I’m no food expert, but I know what I saw on their website. If you look at the photos they are displaying and compare them to what you receive in your shipments, there’s no way those two are the same. The food is actually tasty, but it was the visual appeal that brought me on the bandwagon. A lot of mixed feelings, a lot of failed expectations.
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  • Submitted By Linda George on 21/07/2016
    I’m a big fan of freshly prepared food and I can’t spend enough time telling people why it’s important to eat fresh. When I chose BistroMD I didn’t have enough time to cook because of some bonus work, and ordering frozen food in advance seemed like a bearable idea. Nothing compares to fresh food. Although they have been super nice and helpful in designing my meal plan, and although the meals actually were satisfying and tasty, I can’t help think about how good this meal delivery would be if they introduced fresh meals in their business model. Food for thought?
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  • Submitted By Marty Rogers on 03/07/2016
    I’ve tried them all. Well, to be honest, not all. But I had to have tried at least 15 different meal delivery programs. I don’t want to waste time counting every positive aspect of BistroMD, so I’ll just give them 5 stars and stress the fact that they are the 16th meal delivery program I’ve used. And I don’t plan on switching any time soon.
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Bistro MD Review
Updated : 2018-04-18
Rating : 9.6/10
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