Munchery delivers meals prepared by professional cooks, like these Louisiana Crab Cakes.

A tasty trend or a bubble? Why investors and entrepreneurs are so bullish on food delivery

Back in 2011, when Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar led separate investments in Uber’s $37 million Series B round back in 2011, fellow investors and other friends scoffed. “Why are you guys investing in a limo company?” the naysayers asked. While Uber is now operating in 128 cities and valued at $18 billion, Stanford and Pishevar went on to start… Read More

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Food on demand: We tested 7 meal delivery services, and here’s who came out on top

The process of delivering food isn’t rocket science, nor is it novel. Someone orders a meal, and another person delivers it. But for whatever reason, there seems to be a food delivery bubble expanding nationwide — and particularly in Seattle. Caviar. Munchery. Postmates. Peachd. Lish. Bitesquad. Eat24. GrubHub. If you’re craving food but don’t want to leave… Read More

Munchery delivers meals prepared by professional cooks, like these Louisiana Crab Cakes.

Review: VC-backed food delivery startup Munchery now preparing high quality dinners in Seattle

As my colleague Daniel and I enjoyed dinner together last week, we raved about the Louisiana crab cakes. Our tastebuds were equally pleased with the flavorful chili lime beef, and to top it all off, the cake dessert was excellent — particularly the whipped cream and fresh strawberries. But the best part about the meal? We didn’t have… Read More

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Why groceries are an attractive online segment explained in two slides

This might be the explanation you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been wondering why Amazon and others are willing to invest millions in selling groceries online. In a special report on Business Insider, a lengthy slideshow recounts how consumer behavior is shifting from offline to online, and how that’s affecting the retail industry. The high-level summary is that… Read More

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More meals at your door? Munchery may expand to Seattle

Amazon’s new food delivery program might soon have some competition. Munchery, a San Francisco-based startup that delivers meals to customers, is planning to expand to Seattle by early 2013. “We think Seattle’s strong tech and vibrant food scene full of busy professionals and young families are a perfect fit for what we have to offer — ridiculously convenient… Read More