There is yet another food delivery service now available in Seattle — although the newest entrant has a slightly different take on getting dinner to your door.
San Francisco-based Gobble today launched in Seattle, delivering its 10-minute dinner kits to folks around town that still want to cook, but do away with the food preparation process.
Gobble delivers pre-portioned, pre-chopped, pre-mixed, and pre-cooked meals that customers can assemble and cook in one pan. Each package includes three dinner kits that come with two or four meals each, all with food that the company says is fresh and local. The meals, delivered weekly, come in refrigerated boxes and last up to five days in your fridge.
Gobble charges $11.95 per meal when ordering six or more meals — coming out to $71.70 total if you buy three kits (two meals each) per week — or $13.95 per meal if you order four meals.
In a statement, Gobble CEO Ooshma Garg said that the company expanded to Seattle due to strong demand from residents. Meals in Seattle are prepared by Thomas Ricci, a Michael Mina protégé and previously Chef de Cuisine at LB Steak in San Jose.
In addition to Seattle, Gobble is already available in California and Nevada. Gobble, a Y Combinator 2014 graduate that previously focused on a marketplace model for homemade food, raised a $10.75 million round this past October.
The company is among a throng of startups and corporations alike that are utilizing technology to help get food, grocery items, and other products in the hands of consumers in the most efficient way possible. In Seattle, food delivery options include services like DoorDash, Peach, Lish, Munchery, Square-owned Caviar, Postmates, Bitesquad, Seamless, GrubHub, Farmigo, Yelp-owned Eat 24, and many others.
Even big tech giants like Amazon — which also delivers groceries with AmazonFresh, a competitor to Instacart — are getting involved, with the Seattle company rolling out a new restaurant delivery service that GeekWire tested last year. Uber also launched its own food delivery service UberEATS in Seattle late last year.