aNewDomain — Sprig is a new delivery service, serving San Francisco, Palo Alto and Chicago, for now, and it’s all about healthy meals. Is it any good? I took a long look with this Sprig review.
Founded in San Francisco a couple of years ago by a trio of tech entrepreneurs — that would be Matt Kent, Gagan Biyani and Neeraj Berry — the service promises a more convenient, simpler, and healthier meal delivery service.
The promise, according to the Sprig app, is that you can get nutritious meals to your door in less time than it would take you to cook: about 15 minutes. We tried it out in San Francisco and for us, the service delivered on that promise. After you get the free Sprig app from Google Play or iTunes, it really is just a couple of clicks to order. I headed to the San Francisco menu to choose my meal. It arrived in about 18 minutes and cost about $15 total.
The food was really decent, too. And it arrived in a 100 percent compostible container.
Sprig now is offering its app-based delivery service down the Peninsula in Palo Alto. And it has launched a dinner-only version of the service in Chicago.
“Chicago offers a vibrant food scene and thriving tech industry, but people on the go are underserved by the types of healthy options available,” founder Biyani said in a statement.
If you were in San Francisco during the dot com bubble in 1999 to 2002, you might remember that several services cropped up back then that sounded a lot like this. Some were excellent. All are gone. So you might be wondering whether this service will last.
Judging not just from the excitement around Sprig but also from the investments it has brought in, Sprig seems to have a bit more staying power. According to Fortune, Sprig has raised a total of $57 million since launching in 2013. And $45 million of that was raised during the first half of 2015. Sprig claims also to have delivered half a million meals in the last 18 months. Have you tried it? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think.
Ed: Alicia Chinatomby contributed to this review and authored the news version of this story for aNewDomain’s BreakingModern. Check it out here.
Screenshots: Alicia Chinatomby, Gina Smith