Comparison: Diet to Go vs Fresh Diets, Bistro MD, eDiets
by Matthew Denos read Pam's Diet to Go Review
Meal delivery services share common strategies. They also have important differences. For example, the dirty little secret of most diet delivery companies is that they don't even make their own food. Two important things that make DTG stand out in the industry are:
- They make their own food.
- They are THE most inexpensive fresh/frozen diet meal service in the U.S. (start for as low as $95 per week)
|DTG||eDiets||BistroMD||The Fresh Diet|
|Average cost per meal||$6.81||$7.05||$7.62||$20 ($15 if you order 28-days)|
|Average cost per day||$20.5||$21.14||$22.86||$60 ($45 if you order 28-days)|
If you add snacks, it costs $180 per week.
|$420 ($315 if you order 28-days)|
|$8.95||$21.95||24.95||Free delivery currently and for a limited time|
Do They Make Their Own Food?
|They make all of their own food in their USDA certified kitchen (inspected daily by the USDA). That means they control the preparation of the food, and can ensure freshness and quality in their ingredients.||They outsource the food to another company||They outsource the food to another company||They make their own food, like DTG|
|Most meals come with side items that can be used as snacks throughout the day. Dessert included in some meals||No snacks. Dessert included||Snacks included. No dessert||Snack and Dessert included|
|Guarantee||If you are not happy with the service, they will refund your money. 100% satisfaction guarantee||If you do not lose at least 8 pounds within your first 4 weeks, eDiets will refund your money||No guarantee||No guarantee|
Fresh or Frozen?
|You can pick the food yourself fresh, every Tuesday and Friday, if you live in the Washington DC Metro area (including Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland), Baltimore area, Greater Philadelphia (including South New Jersey) or the San Francisco Bay area (including East Bay). Food ships frozen in dry ice if you live anywhere else in the US.||Food ships semi-frozen with ice packs once week. You cannot pick it up yourself fresh||Meals are delivered frozen weekly in coolers. You cannot pick them up yourself fresh||Food is delivered fresh (not frozen) daily if you live in NY Tri-State area, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, South and West Florida, Dallas / Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Toronto. Food is delivered frozen in coolers weekly in all other 50 states|
Are Side Dishes Included?
|All side items and condiments (fruit, veggies, drinks, yogurts – everything you need) are included||You will need to provide some meal components, such as fresh fruit and low fat dairy products||You need to supplement with fruit and dairy||All side items are included|
|Am I Tied to a Commitment?||You pay by week. You can stop, restart or cancel your plan without incurring any fees||You pay every 28-days. So, there is a 4-week commitment||You pay by week. No long-term commitment||You pay by week. No long-term commitment|
|There is no cancellation fee||You pay $25.00 Early Termination Fee if you cancel before the end of the billing cycle||No||No|
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