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A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

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A startup that sells ready-made food for people who live in an area where it’s hard to get good quality food

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A food delivery app for veterans in the US.

177

A startup that sells food that is healthy and cheap and also helps people lose weight

151

A startup that produces a monthly box of healthy food which can be ordered online and delivered

150

A food delivery service that uses a network of personal chefs to create a personalized meal based on the order. The startup has also launched a restaurant-delivery service that provides delivery 24/7.

143

A food delivery service using robots

141

A meal delivery app for consumers who want healthy food at home.

140

A startup that helps restaurants quickly take and sell photos of their food

138

A company that helps restaurants review their food, and give customers ratings, which they hope will help improve online food ordering.

134

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

134

A review platform for restaurants. Users can rate restaurants on their service, experience, and food quality.

132

A food delivery startup that wants to take on Uber Eats. The company is currently only available in Seattle and has $3 million in funding.

123

The startup is building an ecosystem of connected devices that’s meant to make the kitchen smarter. It’s a modular system, with sensors such as a thermometer and a oven that work together to track food and cook times.

120

A startup that lets people track their food from farm to table.

116

A platform for food delivery that wants to compete with GrubHub and Uber Eats.

114

A food truck that turns every meal into a voucher, for use at any restaurant. The startup wants to make food more efficient, so that everyone can eat more.

113

Fetch is a platform for food delivery. Unlike Grubhub, Fetch offers more than just food delivery. The startup is using the same data it collects on its deliveries to help restaurants build better menus and make food-ordering easier.

111

If you’re a food blogger, you need to know how to cook. The startup helps you do just that with a workflow that allows you to take photos of food you’re cooking and then create a recipe card that you can share with your readers.

111

A platform that makes it easy for restaurants to streamline the food order process for both customers and their back-of-house staff.

111

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

109

A food delivery business that uses an app to make a restaurant delivery within 15 minutes.

108

A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

107

A subscription streaming video service that’s aiming to be the Netflix of food shows, with a focus on the culinary arts. The company is currently in the business development stage.

105

The startup is building an app that lets people instantly pack and ship their food using their smartphone.

105

This is a food delivery service for people that need help with their diabetes.

105

A meal delivery service that expands to food trucks

105

Big Data maps the world’s food. The startup analyzes agricultural data in real time to help farmers make more informed decisions about which crops to grow, where to plant them, and when to sell them.

104

Food delivery with the option to customize your order

104

A startup that tracks your food intake and helps you reach your healthy eating goals.

102

A hardware company building a connected kitchen to help manage and measure food preparation.

101

A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

101

A mobile app that helps users take pictures of their receipts, and then automatically categorize them into different expense categories, such as rent, food, and transportation.

100

Let’s call this app the “Uber for food”. This is a restaurant-on-demand service that can be triggered via a mobile app.

100

A food delivery service that promises to deliver food to your door in under 30 minutes.

99

Bringing good food to your kitchen and your home.

99

Provenance is a food tracking app, that has been billed as a startup that’s trying to get food to the same level of transparency as it has in other industries like banking or ride sharing. It’s a bit like the app Just Eat, but for food.

98

Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

98

A company that builds mobile apps for small businesses to offer services like food delivery, car delivery, and package delivery.

98

This startup is building an app that connects farmers with their local food bank. The farmers will use the app to schedule deliveries of food, and the food bank will use the app to get the food delivered to their warehouse. The startup is building the platform with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

98

A $12-per-month service that brings an emergency food box to your doorstep. The startup has already helped more than 300 people, and partners with a network of food pantries.

98

This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

98

A mobile app that tracks food and exercise, and allows users to share their data with others.

97

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

97

A platform for food safety and quality control, building a “food stamp for restaurants”

96

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

96

A directory for hospital employees to find any service they need, from doctors to nurses to food delivery, all on one page.

96

A bit like Couchsurfing, but for food.

96

A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

95

A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

95

A startup that provides a service where it sends you a box of healthy food every week and you can pick it up at a convenient location

94

This startup is building a “sugar factory” that will use a patented process to turn sugar beet waste from the food industry into ethanol.

94

A startup that helps the millions of people who have a food allergy or are just looking for healthier options prepare meals easily.

94

A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

94

A startup that aims to deliver more than 100,000 tons of food a year to people in developing countries

93

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

93

A food delivery service that provides delivery at the speed of a “pepperoni pizza” to customers who order through the app.

93

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

93

A social destination for food and drink recommendations.

93

A startup that makes an app for ordering and picking up food at restaurants

92

A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

92

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

92

A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

92

An online food ordering and delivery platform that uses an in-app feature to review restaurants and take reservations.

92

This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

92

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

92

A blockchain-based platform that lets people not only track their food and purchases, but also lets them tell the story of where their food came from.

91

This startup aims to make it easier for people to take pictures of their food, and to turn them into a food blog.

90

A social enterprise that trains and provides jobs for refugees, and which also works to provide food and shelter to those displaced.

90

A platform for visualizing the supply chain of products, especially food.

90

A platform that helps restaurants manage their food waste, cutting down on food waste.

90

A startup that wants to make it easy to sign up for a monthly food delivery service.

90

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

89

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

89

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

89

This is a platform for businesses that produce food and drink to manage their inventory. The startup aims to make life easier for food producers, food retailers, and restaurants.

88

A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

88

A firm that helps 1,500+ restaurants and other food establishments sell food online in the US

88

A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.

88

Food delivery for restaurant kitchens — the company provides a central platform for kitchens to manage orders, and payment is handled via a proprietary service that only the restaurants can use

87

Find and book a personal chef, who then delivers food to your home. The startup has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

87

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

87

Part of a $100 million venture fund that’s investing in food technology startups, including a company that’s building a delivery service for food, and another that’s building a delivery network for food.

87

This is a messaging app for food delivery workers, with the startup promising to cut down on food waste.

87

This is a startup that’s building a personalized fitness plan for you based on your fitness goals, and your preferences like what music you like, which music to play, and what kind of food you like. It’s like an Uber for fitness.

87

A food delivery service that will deliver “all-natural” meals from a community of home cooks that the company says will be better for the environment than restaurants.

87

The team behind @TOH, a restaurant recommendation app, is building a system to help restaurants track their food waste and find solutions to it.

87

A startup that lets you track your food and exercise in a single place.

86

A video food delivery service. The startup is planning to launch in Mexico City in the fourth quarter.

86

A startup that connects restaurants with home delivery services, so that customers can order food that’s ready when they get it. The startup has already raised $2.4 million in funding.

86

A startup that wants to help people track and count the calories in their food

85

A food delivery app that has a rewards program. The app is currently in private beta with the public beta expected in 2020.

85

The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

85

This startup is building a platform for sharing pictures of food. It’s simple and turns the act of eating into a social activity. It’s a way to get people together around food and helps businesses promote their products in a way that’s both fun and useful.

85

A food delivery service that takes a cut of each order. The startup’s delivery partners are close to becoming available in Brooklyn, with plans to expand to a dozen more by the end of the year. The startup charges a 20% delivery fee.

85

This startup wants to bring robotics to the home, allowing you to connect your computer to a robot arm that can grab things like food and medicine, and do the things you don’t want to do.

84

A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

84

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

84

A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

83

This startup is building a point-of-sale system for food trucks and other food-centric venues.

83

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

83

A product that helps you identify which time of day you should be eating food and which foods are best for you.

83

A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

83

A food delivery app that lets restaurants offer free delivery on orders over $25. It’s testing this in Nashville.

82

Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

82

Postmates for the well-to-do is a new startup that’s launching in Chicago in September looking to deliver food and beverage at a higher price point than its delivery competitors. It’s currently testing out its service in the area around Lincoln Park, Chicago.

82

A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

82

A startup that helps connect farmers with restaurants and retailers, allowing them to order food on a real-time basis.

81

A platform for connecting borrowers with investors, allowing for investments in anything from clothing and food to cars and real estate.

81

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

81

This startup is selling a B2B service that helps restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores bring back leftover food from customers.

81

A food delivery startup that allows restaurants to stay open later and deliver food to people who don’t live in their neighborhood.

81

A restaurant-like space in a building that lets local entrepreneurs run a curated collection of food businesses — a quick-service restaurant, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, a bakery, etc. — in a single location. The space also offers shared office space and has a private chef who can cook for customers.

80

A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

80

A food delivery service that works with caterers and provides home delivery to over 100 cities in the US.

79

PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

79

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

78

A restaurant delivery app for Miami. The startup helps restaurants deliver food to customers in their homes for pick up.

78

A company that helps automate supply chain processes for companies in the food and beverage industry. The startup’s software allows manufacturers to build a single, dynamic, supply chain plan, and it can adjust based on changes in demand and supply.

77

This startup is building a tool that helps restaurants manage the costs of delivery, predicting when customers will order and then using predictive analytics to ensure food is available when they need it.

76

A startup that lets you buy food delivery from your favorite cafes and restaurants from your phone.

76

Another startup looking to challenge the status quo of the food delivery space. Olo wants to deliver a food service experience with a focus on healthy eating and delivery. It’s currently focused on New York City.

76

A healthcare startup that’s aiming to help people with food allergies keep track of their food and their allergies.

76

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

76

A company that makes whiskey-inspired food and drink, with the goal of bringing new flavors to the market.

76

A product that teaches people how to pair wine with food and make cocktails.

75

Directs and optimizes customer interactions with brick-and-mortar stores. The company has developed a proprietary virtual assistant software which has already been integrated into 88 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, and Whole Foods.

75

A startup is building a platform to organize and share photos and video of food. They’re already organizing the food into a public database.

75

A B2B platform that helps restaurants manage their food delivery operations. The startup, in operation in San Francisco and New York, has raised $5.6 million to date.

74

Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

74

Helping companies review, rank and purchase equipment such as tickets, office supplies and food. They have raised $35 million to date and have a database of 15,000 to 20,000 clients.

74

A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

74

This startup wants to make it possible to order food and drink delivery from your phone, via 1-click on an app.

74

A tool for ordering food from home, selling it to neighbors, and then delivering it.

74

A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

73

The startup creates a tool for tracking food and waste. The company wants to help people feel more in control of their food and waste.

73

Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

72

A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

71

A food delivery service that delivers without the need for Internet.

71

A startup that allows customers to order food and snacks to be delivered to their hotel room in advance of a trip.

71

The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

71

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

69

A Canadian startup that has been testing a new way to deal with the waste of Canadian food waste by using what they call “a great bed of lettuce”.

68

A startup that looks for and suggests nearby food and drink options.

68

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

68

A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

68

A way of making food shopping more efficient, like a digital grocery list, but with a “personal shopper”.

67

A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

66

A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

66

The app helps people track the health of their food, from when it was planted to how it was stored to how long it was kept and how it was cooked.

66

A startup that helps restaurants and other places sell their leftover food for a profit.

66

A simple way to get food from your car to your fridge.

66

A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

65

An effort to build a more efficient and humane way to process and store food for the future. It starts with a food-loss tracking app and is working on a connected fridge.

64

A startup that wants to help restaurants get paid more quickly by having customers pay for their food with Square.

64

A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

64

A startup that helps you choose, prepare, and deliver food for people who are ill, elderly, or disabled

63

BookNow is a service for online ordering and payment for food, flowers, theater tickets, and more. The company claims it has sold over $10,000 worth of tickets in four months. They’re also getting some attention from investors.

63

A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

62

A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

62

A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

62

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

61

A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

61

This startup is building a last-mile delivery platform that puts the onus on the customer to order their own food.

61

A startup that lets users find and order food in the Bay Area in under five minutes.

60

A startup that helps chefs to manage the back-end of food delivery, including online ordering, inventory management and delivery scheduling.

59

A company that makes software to help manage large group trips. It helps groups of people communicate itineraries and organize everything from hotel reservations to transportation to food.

57

A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

57

This startup is building a tool for restaurant operators to track their food waste online

55

A tool for processing and storing data at scale for companies, with a focus on food and agriculture.

55

A platform that connects food trucks with nearby restaurants, allowing the food trucks to order supplies from the restaurants.

55

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

54

A mobile app that connects users to the best local organic food, and helps them pay for it with their credit card

54

The startup has created a predictive analytics tool that helps food companies decide where to open new locations. The startup is focused on the US and UK.

53

A company that’s building a network of food delivery services that can deliver meals at a time when many restaurants are closing at night

53

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

53

A company that builds and maintains a digital kitchen and dining guide (think a Yelp-style app for food).

53

A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

52

A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

52

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

51

A startup that helps log your food so you’re not creating waste.

50

A health app that helps people track their food intake from the point of purchase to the point of consumption, using a unique algorithm to allow users to get a sense of how much of their food they’re actually eating.

50

A software suite with a native app on iOS and Android. It helps restaurants manage their restaurant operations such as food preparation, ordering, scheduling and ordering.

50

A food delivery service for home chefs. The startup aims to make food delivery from home as easy as ordering pizza from Domino's in the US.

50

A B2B marketplace for food products.

49

A platform that helps restaurants manage their back-of-house operations, from food ordering to scheduling and more.

49

A way for people to take a photo of their food, and see where it came from and what was in it. It’s already up and running, and aims to keep customers up to date on the food they eat.

49

A product that aims to use machine learning to predict when things like a bag of chips or a soda will go bad and sell it to local grocers at a lower price to keep fresh foods on the shelves.

49

A platform for the sharing economy that accepts any asset (food, car, love, etc.) and then matches people who need them.

48

This company is building a pipeline connecting the cities that are most in need of food. The company says that it’s selling a food and water delivery system that is working in 12 US cities, and is now looking to expand to China and the Indian Subcontinent.

48

A startup that is trying to make travel apps more useful, by helping you find and book housing, food, and activities.

47

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

47

A food delivery service for restaurants. The startup offers customers a subscription model, giving them access to a $20-30 menu of food available between the hours of 8am and 2am.

47

The startup wants to use machine learning to make sure everyone in the United States gets food stamps.

47

A company that sells ‘smart’ access cards for venues/events, allowing guests to swipe their cards, turn on an app, and receive push notifications of things like door status and food and drink orders.

46

A web platform that focuses on e-commerce, food delivery and other service-based businesses.

45

A tiny kitchen appliance that can make up to 50 different types of foods.

45

Food delivery service that has ambitions to be the Uber of urban food delivery.

45

An on-demand food delivery service for going out to dinner.

44

A startup building a platform for the food industry to track food safety data. It’s a way for food producers to stay in touch with their customers and keep a finger on the pulse of the industry.

44

A digital marketing agency that works with food brands and restaurants.

44

A platform for preparing and serving meals at home, which allows users to order food from a menu and have it made when they arrive.

43

OpenTable was ranked the #1 startup in the category of “Food and Beverage” in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US in 2018.

42

An online marketplace for products and services, with an emphasis on local food and services.

42

A company that delivers services on-demand, like Uber Eats, and uses a model of individual freelancers to help out on projects. Currently focused on the $75 million food delivery market.

42

This is a way for restaurants to manage their food waste, using a mobile app

42

A restaurant that allows customers to order food on their phones. The app is meant to be a more human interface to the kitchen and to reduce wait times at the restaurant.

42

Founders came up with an idea for an app that would help people discover good food and drink in their neighborhood and pay for it.

42

A platform for selling buying and selling goods with a focus on organic food, with a focus on helping companies that want to sell in bulk get it in the hands of customers.

41

A company that helps people order food using language. The startup is building a platform to translate menus and order food, currently focusing on Spanish and English.

41

A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

40

A startup that lets you get paid to order and share photos of food, to drive up healthy meal sales

40

Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

39

A company that helps restaurants, cafes and other foodservice entities track social media and driver reviews, and use those to increase sales.

39

A platform that makes it easy for companies and employees to get reimbursed for food ordered online. It’s currently working with a few international companies and has a few other international partnerships in the works.

38

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

38

A new way to help people stay accountable for their food. The company wants to help people keep track of their meals with a graphing platform.

38

A startup looking to help food trucks and food producers connect to the app economy.

37

A scheduling and booking tool for food delivery services.

37

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

37

A food-ordering app that evens out the randomness of food delivery and allows users to track their order from real-time updates on the app.

37

A fitness-centric social network, with fitness-centric content, for people who are content-first, not fitness-first. The startup wants to use AI to recommend activity, food, and other content that people are likely to enjoy.

37

 This is a tool that helps restaurants make better use of their kitchen space. The startup’s product is a kitchen hand-held scanner that helps chefs size up customers to decide what to cook based on their food orders.

36

A company that helps food trucks get paid for food that was previously ordered but never delivered, taking the hassle out of money transfers and payments.

36

Feeding your dog food that’s nutritionally sound, but it doesn’t look like dog food.

36

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

36

A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

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The company wants to help companies manage their travel logistics for conferences, including hotel rooms, transportation, and food.

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A digital agency that helps brands like Lyft, fast-food chains, and other companies scale their marketing software and services.

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A startup building a tool to help customers track and gain knowledge from all the different machines they use for food processing.

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A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

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A platform for connecting people to their favorite foods, which will help people find new foods they might like. The startup’s developers have been known to check out new restaurants and talk to restaurant workers to understand the space.

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This startup is building a system for multiple types of sellers to meet up to sell their product. The startup is building a marketplace for many types of products including food, services, and experiences.

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A startup that wants to give people the same ability to browse and shop for food that they have in the US. It’s designed specifically for Indian consumers who don’t have a bank account.

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This startup wants to build a platform where users can order food from their favorite restaurant, have it delivered to their door, and track its progress.

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A tool for restaurants and bars to manage their supply chain and food inventory.

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An API for taking pictures of your food (and health) and uploading it to the company’s platform for analysis.

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This startup is developing a software platform to help local food producers and farmers grow and distribute their crops and foods.

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This company markets what it calls a "virtual assistant" to serve restaurant owners. The software helps manage the workflow of ordering, food prep, and more, allowing cashiers to focus on other tasks. The startup has raised $400,000 in funding to date.

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A food delivery startup that wants to be like Grubhub for food-related products

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A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

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A startup that helps users remember and visualize things like their childhood, their favorite foods, and the time of day. The app is like a visual scrapbook and helps users keep track of important memories and events.

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A startup that wants to use the blockchain to help create a system that collects and tracks all your data to build a “trusted record of the world’s food supply.”

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A startup that wants to use image recognition to turn any object (including food) into a barcode.

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A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

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A food delivery app for restaurants that allows them to get their orders out quickly by cutting out the middlemen.

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A company building a $10,000 smart kitchen device that can track and measure food production, helping people get to know the nutritional value of their food, and making it easier to cook healthier food.

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A tool that helps small businesses, often in the food industry, track inventory and track store sales.

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A food delivery startup that only delivers food and drink that’s been on the premises for a couple hours. It’s already expanded into DC and NYC.

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A platform that helps people find food in their neighborhoods. It uses Yelp data to recommend places nearby.

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The startup is creating a simple way for people to grow their own food in urban areas

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A company that makes a machine that prints food without food, and then makes it into a gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly product.

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A startup that tracks the food that ends up in your recycling bin, planning to create a new market for recycling food waste.

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A mobile app that helps users take pictures of their food waste, then turns them into compost.

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A food delivery service for college students. The startup is building a delivery service that allows students to order food in advance and save money.

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Postmates is a food-delivery service similar to UberEats. But Postmates focuses on delivering food from local restaurants rather than order-in restaurants.

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A food delivery service focused on the medical community. It’s focused on delivering speciality food to patients in specific hospitals.

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A mobile app that helps walk-ups and other customers to order food from their smartphones without having cash or a credit card on them.

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A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

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A startup building an AI system to track food expenses at restaurants.

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The first NFC app to let users order food directly on their phones, in advance, and pay using just a tap. It’s currently being used in Paris to order ahead at restaurants, hotels, and cafes.

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A food delivery service that uses a fleet of small delivery scooters to deliver food to busy city streets.

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A startup that provides a platform to educate food delivery workers in the US on how to deal with customers with food allergies.

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A startup that aims to make it easy to order up food delivery in an apartment complex or office building. It’s like EatStreet, but with a focus on commercial buildings.

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This startup is building a system for making food trucks more sustainable by allowing them to buy in bulk directly from suppliers.

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A company that makes an app that lets you order a real-time pickup of groceries from a local grocery store — for when you don’t have time to go out and pick up your food.

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A food delivery service for people with a limited income who can’t afford to leave the house

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Helping local restaurants get better access to food delivery services, with the goal of scaling delivery to a national level

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A food ordering app for restaurants, allowing diners to order from anywhere and track the status of their order.

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The startup provides software to help reduce food waste by connecting retailers with nearby farms. The startup has sold $115,000 worth of the software since its launch in January.

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A food delivery app for restaurants and food trucks, with the goal of helping them cut down on wasted food by bringing it right to the front door.

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With this product, customers in India and China can pay for food and groceries from their phones.

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A hot air balloon tour company that uses an app on your phone to track time, location, and food intake on the ride.

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An on-demand service that brings food to your door

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This startup wants to turn food waste into a commodity. It is developing a process to turn used food into a liquid waste product for use as a fertilizer for farmers.

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A startup based in India that helps fast food restaurants to manage online ordering and payment.

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This is a marketplace to buy and sell food.

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A digital platform for the organic food industry to sell directly to customers, with its current focus on e-commerce fulfillment. The founders envision a future where they can send one of the world’s most trusted brands of food directly to your doorstep.

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A ride-hailing and logistics company that helps farmers and farmers markets sell and deliver fresh food and other goods to customers.

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Similar to DoorDash, but focused on delivering food to college campuses.

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A food delivery service for those on the go. It’s currently in the pilot stage and is accepting $50k in seed funding.

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A restaurant-ordering app to make it easy for people to order food at a restaurant without talking to a server.

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A startup that helps companies provide food delivery to their employees. The startup is working with companies such as California Pizza Kitchen, Denny's, and Pei Wei to bring in revenue. The startup screens customers for a monthly membership fee of around $10 and works on a monthly basis. The startup says they have over 5,000 active customers, with over $2 million in monthly revenue.

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Food delivery service that has set its sights on winning over consumers in Brazil.

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A local Chinese startup building a food delivery app. Currently operating in the Beijing market, it wants to go global in 4 years.

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A startup that helps restaurants offer online delivery services. The startup is focused on getting delivery to happen at the right time, with the right food, at the right place.

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The startup’s platform allows you to make a food delivery order from a website, without having to visit a restaurant physically.

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This startup asks the question: “What if you could make your kitchen more efficient” If you want to save money on electricity, the company says, you could make your kitchen more efficient, cut down on your food waste, save time, and eat healthier.

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A startup that wants to give new restaurant owners the tools they need to start a food-focused business. It’s a digital menu, a store, and a way to book reservations from a single app.

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A new Uber-like platform for on-demand delivery. The company plans to use the same technology that powers the on-demand delivery app to streamline the process of getting food delivered to your home.

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A startup that brings food delivery to the doctor’s office.

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A full-stack mobile app for local businesses with a focus on food and drink, designed for city living.

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 A startup aiming to compete with Uber drivers by letting the public order rides the same way they order food.

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Food preparation with an interactive interface.

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A food delivery app that lets you order from small restaurants in your neighborhood. It’s different than the usual delivery app in that it’s not just you and your food. You’re buying from a restaurant and they’re buying from you.

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A startup that’s building a service that allows restaurants to offer customers a ‘pay per dish’ model for their food.

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An open source platform for people to find and buy organic food, powered by new technologies.

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A company that provides a new way to get into the food industry, aka “foodtainment”. The startup helps people learn how to cook and develop their own food businesses.

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“A tool that helps you optimize your restaurant's food waste.”

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This app, which is currently only available in the US and Canada, uses a mobile app to help provide customer service to restaurants and other food and retail suppliers.

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A restaurant database that lets you search through menus, order food, and find nearby restaurants that deliver. It’s the opposite of EatWith, which is focused on finding people to eat with.

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A food delivery service for students at NYU’s dorms, so students don’t have to make their own food.

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A platform for food trucks that helps them get funding, insurance, promotions, and other services, all from one platform.

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A system that lets food trucks and delivery services compare prices and find the best deals.

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A “hyperlocal food delivery service” that wants to be a “Uber for food” – a company that gives you a list of local restaurants and gives you a choice of what you want to eat, with a pickup time and a location.

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A startup that lets you share your meal with your friends and family. The startup is looking to upend the delivery model by integrating with restaurants and other food sites to place orders.

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A tool for managing your business’s mobile strategy, whether that’s using your phone to order food, barcode scanning inventory and tracking sales, or conducting business from your phone.

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A startup that allows small businesses to buy and sell agricultural products (including food, flowers, and wine) from other small businesses.

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A way to create a directory of Middle Eastern food for travelers, along with ratings and reviews.

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A physical store that sells groceries to consumers, which they deliver to their homes or offices. The company wants to reduce the costs of grocery delivery by 1,000% and offer food delivery service to consumers who don’t want to shop for groceries themselves.

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A company that connects users with restaurants and bars in their area via a single app. The startup is looking to take on Yelp’s dominance in the food and drink category.

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A self-driving delivery car for food and groceries. The startup is in talks with major food chains to take the software for a spin on the streets.

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Idea: A software company that helps restaurants, grocery stores, and other food businesses manage waste data and track what gets thrown away.

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A food delivery service that’s also a delivery marketplace. It’s looking to do the same things that TaskRabbit does, but for food.

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A startup that makes it easy to share photos of your food on social networks, so your dinner party is more Instagram-worthy.

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An ecommerce platform for food that’s grown organically and locally with a focus on freshness and sustainability.

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An on-demand delivery startup that helps people order and pay for basic services like food and phone calls.

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A startup that wants to send your food back to the restaurant so you can get a refund.

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A way for restaurants to track how much customers spend on food, and how satisfied they are with the experience.

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A way for hospitality workers to help customers by answering questions about local attractions, food recommendations and more.

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A food delivery app for the under-served neighborhood in the US where food can be delivered to with a minimum amount of driving.

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A platform for ordering food from your favorite restaurants. The startup offers a platform that connects restaurants with their customers, allowing users to order food directly from the restaurant’s website by speaking to a live agent.

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A delivery app that integrates with existing couriers and delivery services that allows people to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered to their front door in an hour.

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A platform for small businesses to sell and manufacture goods, with a focus on food and beverages.

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A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

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A company that works with food producers to “transform activities that might otherwise be wasteful”

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A venture backed start-up that wants to be a digital concierge for all things you’re looking for (from food to drinks to tickets). They’re hoping to be the Amazon of the future.

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A gourmet food delivery service that aims to cater to the needs of people with serious food allergies.

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A food delivery service focused on healthy and organic products in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have $40,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

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A startup that helps users with low-wage jobs to save money on food by taking advantage of quick, convenient, and inexpensive lunch options.

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A platform for restaurants to streamline their entire food supply chain from farming to delivery. They’re a bit like a cross between a restaurant registry, a restaurant marketplace, and a logistics warehouse.

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A platform that helps people manage their food and nutrition habits. The startup has a product that supports diabetes and weight loss.

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F&B protocol for delivery of food and drink, integrated with other food and drink delivery apps

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Helps restaurants automate ordering and delivery of food through a mobile app.

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A company that sells organic and wild foods that is also a social enterprise that helps communities build gardens, source local foods and process them.

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A shopping site for food from local vendors, currently available in the US, UK, and Canada

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A product for education companies that helps them connect through online training programs. It’s used by companies including Whole Foods, Warner Brothers, and the United Way.

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A startup that aims to fix the lack of data that exists on small businesses, particularly those in the food industry.

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The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

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Idea: A social network for the food service industry. The startup wants to connect chefs and restaurants with new employees and customers.

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A mobile app that helps users make healthier food choices by providing a basic food nutritional value guide and suggested meal options.

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A startup that provides a service where you order a bulk order of food from restaurants and the startup delivers it to you

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A startup that sells a book where you can find a recipe for every possible food you can imagine

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A startup that provides a service where people can purchase a box of basic food staples for the pantry for $25 that they can add to each month

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Idea: The "Uber" of food delivery for meds

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Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

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Idea: A startup for restaurants to purchase quality food and service from local chefs and cooks The startup will handle scheduling, payments, and logistics

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Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

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Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

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Idea: This startup is building a platform for people to have food delivered from restaurants that have closed for the day The company says it has 200 weekly users, and an average order size of $10

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Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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Idea: A startup that is building a marketplace to connect people with no food to people who have food they don’t want, allowing people to share and donate

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Idea: A startup that sends you a box of food items from small brands you may not have heard of

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: Helps restaurant vendors sell their food through the Instacart platform.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a software platform for on-demand logistics, for things like food delivery, urban farming, and other forms of non-standard courier services.

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Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

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Idea: A startup that offers large companies access to an internal concierge to help with things like travel, food, and entertainment.

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Idea: This startup is a marketplace for food trucks to find parking in major US cities. It’s led by a team of engineers who previously

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Idea: A startup for online food delivery aimed at solving the “last mile” problem, where it’s too expensive to deliver to some locations.

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A mobile app for making and sharing recipes for food, featuring over 30,000 recipes

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