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Jul 12, 2013 07:32 PM

Spoonrocket: Designer meals $6 delivered

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  1. The service is fantastic, the food was good. I only ordered once. Ribs, mac & cheese, and a biscuit. I think braised or slow cooked meals will be best. Delivered hot in 8 minutes! With text and email updates on estimated delivery time. Hard to believe. I will order again. Only one meat choice a night, so that will be one factor for me.

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    1. re: buster99

      Thanks for the word. And you're in Berkeley?

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Sorry Melanie, have been offline. Yes, next to BART Ashby Station

    2. Huh. I live two blocks outside of the delivery zone. I wonder if they'll think of expanding?

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      1. re: PegS

        Maybe you can meet them at the corner. :)

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I actually thought about that! "Uh, just meet me at the Arco Station!"

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            when one signs up for the membership, an address and phone number is requested,

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I live in Berkeley a few doors from the zone. The site would not take my address so in fact I did put in the intersection on the corner and it did take it. I got a call from the driver about five minutes later, gave him my address and it was delivered out front. No problem.

              We did though find the food to be mediocre.

            2. re: PegS

              I couldn't find their delivery zone on their website.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                South about Emeryville City Hall and the Maze. Northeast corner about the Rose Garden.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  Maybe you have to sign up to see the map. In Berkeley the north border is Gilman, east is a few blocks east of College.

              2. How do you figure how much to tip the driver?

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                1. re: sydthekyd

                  I just placed my first order (not yet delivered) and the tip space was not functioning.

                  1. re: lmnopm

                    Ooh, are we going to get a live report tonight?

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      Order completion time to order delivery time - 12 to 13 minutes. At T-9 minutes, an email and a phone message came. We shared tonight's dishes - the black bean pasta - was relatively tasteless, and the beef stew - a decent portion, and not bad tasting - definitely worth $6. They must drive around with the food already in the van, in warmers.

                      1. re: lmnopm

                        That would be an interesting service model. How's the food packaged?

                        1. re: Melanie Wong

                          In something that will survive for about a billion years, the bottom is dark, and the lid is clear. They hand you the container directly - I don't know if you order several multiples if they put it in a bag.

                    2. re: lmnopm

                      I read that you're supposed to tip the driver with cash.

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                    1. I live in Berkeley an ordered last night.
                      Food came in 6 mins and I ordered the short ribs dinner.
                      It came warm with mashed potatoes, carrots and kale.
                      I can imagine doing this 2 x a week.
                      I tipped the driver $3.

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