As part of our continuing series on startups in the food sector, today we’re featuring San Francisco’s hot foodie scene. Popular options like Postmates and Sprig might be familiar to you, but there are plenty of other food startups you may have not yet had the opportunity to discover. Whether you live and work in San Francisco or just like dreaming about new startups you wish were available in your city, the following foodie finds might make your tummy start grumbling:
Postmates – On demand delivery of everything from gourmet burgers to chicken wings. Options include sandwiches from Ike’s Place, burgers from Little Griddle, and tacos from Papalote Mexican Grill. Order pressed juices, baked goods, or even flowers and Postmates will deliver them to your door.
Sprig – Healthy meals delivered to your door in 20 minutes. Sprig features locally-sourced, organic food choices with different meal choices featured every day. Like Tinder for tempting tastes, simply take a pass only the daily meal offering if it doesn’t make your mouth water.
Vinebox – Set to launch in 2015, Vinebox offers a subscription service for wine by the glass. Receive three different glasses of wine each month and only order a full bottle of those vintages you enjoy. Say goodbye to wasted wine expenditures; Vinebox will make wine discovery easy.
Instacart – Groceries delivered to your door in 1 hour. Whether you are looking for fruit and vegetables or you want meat or seafood for tonight’s dinner, Instacart can save you the trouble of navigating the grocery store. “I didn’t have time to hit the grocery store” is no longer an excuse for not cooking dinner.
Good Eggs – Order online from local food makers and farmers and have your choices delivered to your door. Whether you want locally grown produce or tasty baked goods from your local baker, Good Eggs makes shopping local easy. Choose from bundled food combinations like cheese and crackers or shrimp and steak or opt to create your own basket of groceries. Available options include floral, eggs and dairy, snacks, drinks, and pantry items.
Forage – Pre-prepped ingredients delivered to your door; create restaurant quality meals at home. Thanks to Forage, you can now cook the same tempting tasty tidbits you enjoy at your favorite restaurant without ever leaving your own kitchen. Delivered items come pre-packaged, meaning you don’t have to spend hours doing prep work and can instead just get down to the business of cooking. Hashtag #yummy!
Chewse – Meal-planning and food delivery for the office. With Chewse at your disposal, you can pre-plan your food deliveries, know your costs in advance, and keep your staff happy by offering a variety of meal choices throughout the week. Forget brown-bagging it with Chewse on your side.
PlateJoy – Healthy ingredients and personalized recipes delivered to your door. PlateJoy learns the types of foods you like, creates recipes based upon your preferences, and then delivers fresh, organic meal choices from your local stores. You’ll know the nutritional content of each meal you prepare and won’t receive excess amounts that will go to waste. Healthy eating, made easy.
Goldbely – Etsy for gourmet food items. Goldbely connects consumers with artisan food makers. Explore gastronomic delights like Kansas City barbecue, New York deli meats, or Louisiana pastries. There is no need to travel the country searching for fabulous foodie finds when Goldbely will deliver delightful delicacies to your door.
These are just some of the incredible food startups in San Francisco. A number of these companies deliver nationally while others are only available locally. If you love food and startups, you can’t go wrong with exploring the San Francisco startup scene. Now, who is hungry?
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