Foodom vs. Takeout – Which is Right for You?
By: Foodom, published on 01/06/2021
Trying to decide whether Foodom or takeout is a better fit for dinnertime? Here’s a breakdown of the differences between the two that will help you choose.
Foodom’s In-Home Cooking Services
First, a brief description of Foodom for those of you that are new to the concept. Foodom is a service where the client chooses meals from a variety of hundreds of options on the website menu, and a personal chef will come to the client’s house to cook all of the dishes in a few hours’ time. The client buys all ingredients ahead of time or the chef can shop for the ingredients for an additional fee. The chef prepares the meals (fully contactless and socially distanced from you), stores everything in containers, and cleans the kitchen when finished. No subscription, the client chooses the frequency they want to book the meals, the variety, and the quantity.
Types of Takeout
For the purpose of this post, takeout includes ordering from any local restaurant (fast food or traditional sit down), using services like DoorDash, GrubHub, or others for delivery, or picking the food up on your own.
Health and Well-Being – Home Cooked Food vs. Takeout
Several studies suggest that people who eat home-cooked food more often, rather than get takeout, have an overall healthier diet. These studies also show that restaurant meals typically contain higher amounts of sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and overall calories than home-cooked meals.
When you have a cook at home, you have total control over what is going in your food, including whether you’d like something less spicy, need gluten-free meals, or are using a non-meat alternative. With a home cook, you can rest assured that your vegan soup is indeed 100% vegan. That can make a world of difference to your overall health and well-being.
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Side by Side Comparison
A Personal Chef Costs MUCH LESS Than Takeout
As you can see, Foodom beat takeout in almost all categories. So, what are you waiting for?
A personal chef costs MUCH LESS than takeout, the recipes have more variety and dietary options, the food is fresher, and there is very little packaging waste.
Free Up Time to Invest in What Matters Most
The chefs taking care of the meal prep for you will free up your time to do what you love and will leave your kitchen sparkling clean.
Foodom customers report that they found time to work out before dinner, some do yoga, some are cycling or growing a garden.
Another family reported that they have time to sit down with their kids, ask about their day while looking in each others’ eyes. This mindful attention goes far with the kids and the spouse!