Wish your favorite restaurant delivered? Maybe it does now, via online company Caviar, which specializes in home or business deliveries from highly-rated restaurants — both budget and premium places — that don’t otherwise offer the service.
Caviar went live in Seattle a few weeks ago, after starting up in San Francisco last year and then spreading to Manhattan. The initial 16 Seattle restaurants on board include Cafe Lago and Skillet Counter, Root Table and Senor Moose, Wild Ginger and Gorditos. No cash changes hands; all the money is dealt with online, and there’s a $9.99 flat fee for orders, which includes tip. The delivery area map is here (no West Seattle and no Rainier Valley, though cofounder Jason Wang said the company may expand the boundaries and may also take it to the Eastside.)
Seattle already has online ordering with Grubhub and some restaurant delivery (generally with a lot of advance notice, and requiring you to reheat or reassemble food) via Amazon Fresh, plus food delivery options from courier service Postmates, but Caviar has unique features.More