Are you like me? Do you need to eat food to stay alive?
Food is an essential element, so why do I neglect the quality of my meals? Well, thanks to my newly found best-friend-as-a-service Galley, I don’t have to.
Galley is a DC startup: creating, dishing up and delivering original and delicious meals since January. The feeling that comes from just one order is pretty amazing: you have the satisfaction of devouring a meal you cooked yourself, without any of the labor, time, or most of all, cleanup.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to Galley’s website and set up an account. (think of it as Uber for your dinner, but not evil)
- Choose the dish you want. Most dishes are between $12-14.
- Accept your dinner from your Galley server, who sends an “on the way” text and arrives within a window of your choosing.
Readers, after lowering my standards for deliveries way, way lower than I’d like, I was so pleased with the stellar communication I received from my Galley server. When I couldn’t be home to pick up my delivery on time, the server left the bag just where I asked.
- Heat and plate your food according to directions on the packaging.
Fun Fact: all Galley packaging is biodegradable and compostable.
Second Fun Fact: directions include “for me” and “to impress.” If you want to create a “home-cooked” meal without the stress or clean-up, this company is for you.
My meal was fantastic! The butternut ravioli with harvest vegetables (pictured) was just the right size, taste, texture, on and on.
Did I mention no clean up?
The company itself is very impressive. All their staff, working from a commercial kitchen in Ivy City, office in Penn Quarter, or as drivers, receive benefits, even at part time. Ideas for meals come from the staff, who hail from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, as well as customers.
And, since DC just loves Halloween, Galley will be including either a surprise trick or treat with every order Thursday and Friday. So treat yourself, DC. It’s your health, time, and taste buds on the line.