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Shef: home cooked meals delivered

Ruth Lafler | Feb 9, 202112:45 PM     2

I came across Shef.com, and it seems like a worthy endeavor. Home chefs with certified kitchens post a list of their offerings to be ordered in advance for delivery on specified days. I placed my first order on Friday for delivery on Sunday. Most chefs seem to be offering delivery (contactless) two days a week. This seems like a very efficient use of resources.

My order came packaged in containers on ice in an insulated bag. Each container was labeled with clear instructions for reheating. I ordered Indian dishes, and they were delicious (the heat was not appreciably dumbed down). Prices were reasonable. The offerings sensibly are dishes that can be served cold or that re-heat well. The listings on the site give a complete list of ingredients, so there's more transparency than a restaurant.

The preponderance of offerings are South Asian -- at least for my zip code -- but there are some wild cards. I'm looking forward to my Hungarian delivery tomorrow.

One of the positive aspects of the pandemic is the creativity borne out of necessity. A sort of economic Darwinism where people who can adapt thrive. There's also an option to donate a meal.

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