Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Tag: local food delivery
Food delivery technology — from Amazon drones to pizza at the press of a button — is exploding in San Francisco, meaning you can have fresh ingredients and recipes or take-out from your favorite restaurant delivered for a price.
If you’re a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But, if you’re a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
Yes, the Web is littered with the corpses of failed online grocers. But AmazonFresh doesn’t have to be a cash cow for the retail giant, because Amazon can also drop off books with your bananas. And for consumers, it could mean convenience, no minimum fees, predawn drop-off and maybe even delivery of local, artisanal goods.
Demand for local foods is growing, but in many places, there still aren’t efficient networks for getting them to consumers. A San Francisco startup called Good Eggs is trying out a new model: It’s acting as the middleman, letting customers order from lots of different local producers and then delivering straight to their homes.