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Harry & David vs Personal Chef To Go

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Who is the best Meal Delivery company? Are you looking for a way to simplify dinner after a long day at work? Using a meal delivery service has become an easy way of getting nourishing, flavorful food on the table without the hassle of grocery shopping.

Of course, the most popular reason for using a meal delivery company is the convenience. Customers love being able to order their favorite entrees, side dishes, or even appetizers and desserts, and to choose how much cooking they'd like to do. Some meal delivery services are reheat-and-eat, while others provide you with all of the ingredients you need to create a restaurant-quality meal in your own kitchen.

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3 stars
Harry & David

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Cost:

From $31.99 to $379.99

Have you ever been invited to a work party, community potluck, or even hosted an event where making an impression matters? Did you draw a blank on what you could bring, or even feel some anxiety over what recipe in your repertoire could live up to the expectations? The next time you find yourself in that predicament, you should consider letting Harry & David do the work.

You may already know of this business because of their long reputation for helping people with their gift-giving needs: gourmet foods, gift baskets, chocolates and more. Harry & David also has good selection of reheat (if necessary) and serve, delectable appetizers, entrees, and other choices, whether you want to be the hero of your office party or just take the stress out of planning a special-occasion dinner in your own home.

Although their selection isn't as broad as some of the meal delivery services we reviewed - just under 40 selections to choose from - you can still find a good assortment that ranges from appetizers like an Antipasto Wine Pairing Collection to mouth-watering main courses like Salmon Wellington or a Steak and Lobster Feast. Most of the choices for meal delivery have customer reviews in their descriptions, to help you know what to expect when your food comes. Harry & David's best-seller, with more than five dozen reviews and a 4.5/5-star average, is the Sliced Ham and Turkey, priced at $64.99.

Harry & David has a superb reputation for customer satisfaction. Should you get a meal delivery that doesn't meet your expectations (or your party guests'), you should have no problem getting a refund or replacement. Another reason customers like using Harry & David is their Celebrations Passport membership. For an annual fee of $29.99, you get a year of free shipping across a group of brands that includes Simply Chocolate, The Popcorn Factory, and 1-800-Flowers. Even if you only plan on ordering a few times within a year, the savings could be significant; shipping costs on a single item at Harry & David's can be as much as $11.99, so the Passport would pay for itself quickly over two or three gift-giving or dining occasions.

If you need a special-occasion meal for yourself or for an event, Harry & David is a solid choice. But, for many people who are looking for meal delivery services, this provider's options are pretty limited to once-in-a-while treats, not every day reheat-and-eat dinners or fresh-and-healthy meals to nourish them at the end of the working day.

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2.5 stars
Personal Chef To Go

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Cost:

From $78 to $138 per week

Personal Chef to Go has been a part of the meal delivery marketplace for over 15 years. Their goal is to bring healthy meals to your home that only require three minutes in the microwave, with no need to spend any time shopping, cooking or planning menus.

This company seems to have limited their options over the past few years. Originally, they offered menus for individuals, couples, and families. At the time of our most recent review, this meal delivery service only offered the following options:

  • 5 meals per week: $78
  • 8 meals per week: $118
  • 10 meals per week: $138

The per-serving costs of these plans are much higher than almost all of the meal delivery services we reviewed.

For most addresses east of the Mississippi, delivery is free. Meals ship on Thursday and arrive on Friday or Saturday; there's no opportunity to change your delivery schedule.

All meals are delivered fresh, but Personal Chef to Go says that they'll stay fresh in your refrigerator for 10-12 days.

We don't love that Personal Chef to Go makes prospective customers give them their email address and zip code to find out more about their meal plans and pricing. Once you've done that, you have to decide if you want the Chef's Choice, where they pick their most popular meals for you each week, or Your Choice, which lets you pick which meals match your taste preferences. Those preferences are set using the filter, allowing you to eliminate meals that have fish, gluten, pork, shellfish, beef, soy, dairy, or tree nuts. Each week's menu only has 12 options, so if you are looking for 10 meals a week but you don't eat shellfish or fish, you may not have very much to choose from.

We also were less than impressed with the experience of using the Personal Chef to Go site. The photos of the various meals weren't appetizing, and none of the meals had customer reviews to see what real people have thought of them after they got them home and on their plate. One plus is that each recipe has very clear nutritional information, from calories and sodium to a detailed ingredient list.

The one very positive thing we found about Personal Chef to Go's meal delivery service is that customers like it. Although there aren't hundreds of reviews available, the ones we did find were almost entirely satisfied - with the food quality, with the delivery, and with the convenience of having meals delivered to the home or office.

On the whole, however, Personal Chef to Go gives you fewer options at a higher price. You're likely to find one of our higher-ranked services a better fit for your budget and for your tastes.

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As these services have grown in popularity, the types of meals and plans has expanded as well. Has your doctor recently put you on a special diet, and you're not sure how to incorporate it into your lifestyle? Whether you're adapting to a diet that's low in carbs, diabetic-friendly, or even gluten-free, you'll find a meal delivery program that can help.

Are you interested in becoming a vegetarian but unfamiliar with how to create a balanced meal? Once again, there's a meal delivery service for that - use it for a few weeks to get ideas of lunches and dinners that you can recreate, or for as long as you like as you adapt to your clean, green way of eating.

As you consider which meal delivery service is best for you, you'll quickly see that they vary greatly when it comes to price, preparation, and types of food offered. Keep these criteria in mind as you decide which company fits your needs:

  • Reputation. What do past and current customers have to say about the meals they received and the overall experience, from ordering to delivery?
  • Cost. What will you spend for the meal delivery plan you choose, whether you opt for a la carte entrees or regularly-scheduled weekly or monthly shipments?
  • Variety. Does the meal delivery provider have an appetizing range of flavors and cuisines to choose from? Will you be able to select meals that you'll actually want to eat?
  • Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're unhappy with the service, the quality of the food, or the condition of the meals at the time of delivery, can you get a refund or a replacement?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best meal delivery services available today. We hope these reviews help you find the service that puts the food that you're craving on the table right away!

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