Guest Post Joscelin Cooper is communications lead for Engine.
“Everything we do revolves around building a product for chefs. We hope to achieve the construction of the most credible chef-driven digital media property on the planet.”
This isn’t your mama’s takeout. Caviar expands to Seattle and New York.
Grease is gross. ‘Anti-McDonalds’ food delivery app Zesty offers a curated selection of dietitian-approved dishes for delivery in San Francisco.
Munchery debuted its new and improved self to the world today, including a newly designed site, apps for iPhone and iPad, new features and services, and a commitment to sustainability.
Shanghai-based grocery delivery service Fields has raised $5 million to bring fresher more trustworthy food to people living in China.
Editor’s Pick NYC-based Melba is building a network of fine dining restaurants where diners pay for fixed price meals in advance online — no decision-making, waiting around, or transacting, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
The Climate Corporation applies data analytics to weather to help farmers adapt to climate change. Monsanto aims to build out its data science offerings to help farmers grow more Franken-crops than ever before.
GoodEggs powers an online marketplace where people can buy high-quality, sustainable food from local food growers and producers, and have it delivered to their door.
Want a classic pastrami on rye from Katz’s Deli without having to travel to New York City? Goldbely can make it happen.
Tastemade has raised $10 million to grow its online video food network. The company’s goal is to become a defining, global brand for food and lifestyle content.
The Berlin-based super-incubator announced that it has acquired Janamesa, an online food delivery service that rivals its portfolio company, HelloFood.
Earth Starter is raising a Kickstarter campaign to fix our broken food system. The company creates ‘Nourishmats’ that make it easy for anyone living in an urban area to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
Snacking on empty calories is a major cause of obesity and NatureBox replaces that junk food with healthier alternatives through an online subscription service.
Chefs Feed is a social network for chefs and food lovers. The updated app includes four new features to encourage planning and sharing of delectable dishes.
Editor’s Pick “That last mile is a real bitch,” Rintoul added. “Only Amazon has really nailed it.”
Fitly takes the pain points out of healthy eating by providing families with healthy meal ideas, online ordering, free grocery delivery, and simple preparation instructions.
Social-cooking app Allthecooks has the No. 1 app on the Google Play store and today debuted a Windows 8 version to continue growing its community of 10 million users.
Nara is a personal restaurant recommendation engine. Today the startup announced the expansion of its service into nationwide and unveiled a redesigned website and iOS app.
Panna has raised $1.35 million to build out its digital cooking magazine for iPhone and iPad that features high-definition video lessons led by highly acclaimed chefs.
Business-to-business marketplace Chewse raises $1 million to expand its corporate catering marketplace that makes it easier to find and order high-quality meals for large groups.
Sometimes the mother of invention is not necessity, but a strange, compulsive craving that won’t go away until you give in to it.
Ever wanted to know what the country’s best chefs like to eat? Chefs Feed network of chef-recommended dishes continues to grow.
This morning OpenTable announced that it’s bought food photo app Foodspotting for $10 million.
Evernote Food 2.0 came out today with features to capture the complete food experience.
Food, food, and more food in today’s Funding Daily. Tis the season to be hungry for food startups.
Food startup Hello Fresh raises $10 million to take all the effort out of home cooking (although there is still some chopping and heating involved.)
Farmigo sets up an online farmers market with its database of farms, software platform, local food evangelists, and $8 million.
iPhone app LocalSpin raises $250K for its friend-based restaurant recommendation engine.
Foodily launches the latest version of its recipe sharing network to give people a better way to talk about food online.
Hungry Globetrotter’s subscription boxes of ingredients highlight an international culinary destination each month.
Food porn is not for all, but those who do get a rise out of obscene photos of dishes should check out Yelp. The rest of you should shield your eyes, because what you’re going to find on the reviews site’s new menu pages may be hard to stomach.
For entrepreneurs David Hauslaib and Tom Balamaci, the founders of Pop-Up Pantry, ‘frozen’ is at the core of their service, which delivers epicurean-style meals directly to customers’ homes.
Ziplist, the startup that makes it easier to share and discover recipes, has launched its first set of features since being acquired for a reported $14 million by Condé Nast this April.
Dining out with friends is usually a pleasant experience — until the check comes. A startup called Foodivide just released a mobile app that makes it easier to settle restaurant tabs by providing bill-splitting tools.
My phone is full of pictures of the dishes I try at new restaurants, and now these tasty shots have a place to go beyond my SD card. Previously available on the iPhone, Evernote Food launches Thursday for Android devices. Use the app to document your meals in pictures and words. It will then back up that info to Evernote’s main note-keeping service.
Who hasn’t wandered around a Safeway googling “kale recipe” or “what is a stinging nettle?” on their smartphone? Edamam is a new food-search site and mobile app that hopes to make navigating all that edible data faster, and choosing healthy food easier.