Bringing home cooking back into your home
With most of America staying home due to COVID, there has been an increased demand for takeout, especially for the people who are not cooking inclined. And if you’re like me, you’ve exhausted the entire menu for all of your favorite restaurants and you’re craving something new and exciting. The newly launched app called Woodspoon does just the trick to solve that issue by connecting people across New York City with some of the best home chefs. Woodspoon has a variety of chefs in their lineup including chefs from your favorite restaurants to home cooks ready to share a piece of their culture and cuisine. The way it works is like any other takeout app where you set up your account and location. There you can see some of the local chefs in your neighborhood and what they are making that day. You can order food from them immediately or even schedule a delivery for later that day. And the beautiful thing about Woodspoon is the amount of variety they have ready and available for people to order. There are over 100 chefs on Woodspoon including Israel’s Bake-Off winner Shay Golan.
We got a chance to try out the app firsthand and we were so happy with the results. We ordered from Cassiano Nunes who has a background cooking Brazilian, French, Mexican, and Middle Eastern food. Having worked in places like Sao Paulo, Spain, and Chile, he eventually settled in New York City and developed a specialty with plant-based food. And we got a chance to try his vegan Gnocchi with chorizo and his vegan Cauliflower Gratin. The ordering was so easy where we added both items into the cart and ordered like you normally would. The meal was tracked with the processing, cooking, and delivery and came roughly 45 minutes – 1 hour of us ordering our food. When we picked up the bag, the delicious aroma of the food encompassed the room and we could not wait to dig in. The food itself was delicious and it felt like a restaurant-quality vegan dish that was both flavorful and filling.
Along with Shay Golan, there are a variety of chefs across the city that you should check out and try. Woodspoon’s roster includes Xiomara and her husband Aiman Reyes, who was a noted chef in Tel-Aviv for over a decade. Woodspoon also had plant-based chef Rachel Hazen as well as Neapolitan culinary star Giuseppe Amato and Kevin Martinez who come from the Dominican Republic and previously worked at Jean Georges and Nobu.
Users can receive 15% off their first three orders by using the code Launch2020.