Bay Area Delivery Startup Munchery Launches in Lower Manhattan

They donate a meal to City Harvest for every one bought and their packaging is all compostable.

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Photo courtesy of Munchery

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Exhausted your favorite Seamless haunts and can’t bring yourself to wade through the slush puddles to the restaurant on the corner? A new delivery startup launched in New York yesterday, and they’re poised to take over the city’s prepared food delivery market.

Their model, which offers a wide variety of meals prepared at their headquarters by pedigreed chefs, has seen huge success in San Francisco; customers can order delivery half an hour in advance or preview the weekly menu and schedule accordingly. While their website is littered with “reclaiming the table” rhetoric, they do hit a lot of sustainable food high notes: they donate a meal to City Harvest for every one bought and their packaging is all compostable.

Munchery offers a sort of happy medium between services like Seamless and Blue Apron: the dishes arrive fully prepared and chilled, and families don’t have to bicker over restaurant choices. Their menu, which changes daily, includes vegetarian and gluten-free options, yet dishes are innovative enough not to bore the more adventuresome eater. Entrees range from $9-$13 with kids’ meals hovering around $6. They’re currently delivering in Lower Manhattan, but keep an eye out for rapid expansion.

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Claire Brown

Claire is the Associate Digital Editor at Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. When she's not writing about food, she can often be found leading tours at the Union Square Greenmarket.