Plated, The Startup That Delivers Fresh Ingredients To Your Door, Launches In SF

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With the advent of online shopping and Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, humans are growing ever willing to pay for convenience and walk less.

In the wake of this phenomenon, Plated has risen up out of TechStars accelerator in New York to deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients direct to your home for your very own cooking pleasure.

Other companies are catching on, most notably Blue Apron, but Plated continues to push on, today announcing expansion into the San Francisco area.

Before this launch, Plated was only available in a few select areas, including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Chicago and the surrounding areas. Now, the service will hit the west coast serving San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland.

At demo day graduation from TechStars in late June, Plated announced that it had served over 100,000 meals so far. The company also raised a $1.4 million seed round led by ff Venture Capital.

Plated will continue to experience competition, not only from older companies like Fresh Direct but from those picking up on the aggregate-and-deliver business methodology. Right now, Blue Apron is serving 100,000 meals per month, at the same $10/pp/per meal price, in almost all of the United States.

On the other hand, Plated offers gluten-free options and more selection and is coming soon with a vegetarian option.

We’ve formally reviewed Blue Apron and will bring you a review of the Plated service within the next few weeks, but if you live in SF and want to try it yourself… well, now you can.