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  • The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded Crunch Network

    The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded

    Many of us have tried new services, like online food ordering, subscription meals and signing with your finger on a tablet-based point-of-sale system; but the reality is that we are still in the early phases of restaurant industry disruption. I believe that’s about to change. Read More

  • SaltedEats is a gourmet version of Blue Apron, minus the subscription

    SaltedEats is a gourmet version of Blue Apron, minus the subscription

    I don’t know about you, but I suck at cooking — and that’s despite the fact that my parents sent me to some bougie cooking camp when I was younger. These days, as an “adult,” I would have to use my own money (gasp!) to take a cooking class, which, depending on where I decided to go, could cost at least $100. That’s where SaltedEats, an on-demand… Read More

  • Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

    Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

    The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one where people are increasingly concerned about the kinds of foods they’re eating, their freshness, sustainability, healthiness, and other factors. And yet, we still crave the convenience that comes with pulling through the drive-thru at… Read More

  • Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016

    Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016

    It’s safe to say that everyone can get down with food. That’s probably why the tech industry has seen so many startups — some more successful than others — attempting to tap into the food space. Last year, the food tech space really took off, with global funding for food tech startups hitting $5.7 billion, according to CB Insights. At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016… Read More

  • Life, by subscription Crunch Network

    Life, by subscription

    The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you may wake up, shower, dress, drive to work and return home. But the way you do it is changing: Where once you would own the car, the house and the clothes, you now have the option to live life… Read More

  • Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based natural foods that can be prepared in under seven minutes. After demonstrating “rapid growth,” Hungryroot has raised an additional $3.7 million in financing from Lightspeed Venture… Read More

  • Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery, the on-demand food startup that delivers pre-made meals, has expanded its offering to include ingredients and recipes for cooking your own meal. The “ready-to-cook” meals, which are designed to serve two people, don’t require a subscription, unlike multibillion-dollar startup Blue Apron, and take just 15 minutes to cook. Blue Apron, on the other hand, says its… Read More

  • Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated, the NY-based company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes at your door each week, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series B round. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Formation 8 participated in the financing. Plated launched back in 2012 with a simple vision: reduce waste by delivering perfectly portioned meals (in the form of ingredients and… Read More