Veg out and en­joy home de­liv­er­ies

Pretoria News Weekend - - EATING IN & OUT - LUTHO PASIYA

GO­ING to pick up a few gro­ceries that you need can be a real has­sle. Some­times you need things fast and there is re­ally no time to get to the shops and stand­ing in those long queues can be very an­noy­ing.

Now wouldn’t it be nice and easy if your gro­ceries came to you while you were sit­ting at home? Well, you are in for a treat as Washe­sha is here for you.

Washe­sha is an on­line gro­cery store with ex­press de­liv­ery (in­clud­ing meal kits, fresh fruit, veg­eta­bles and over-the-counter medicine).

The di­rec­tor of Washe­sha, Kutl­wano Hu­tamo, said Washe­sha was launched in April be­cause “I am a lazy shop­per and I re­ally dis­like gro­cery shopping”.

“So I got this Washe­sha idea and pitched it dur­ing an en­trepreneur­ship mod­ule which is part of my MBA course work.

“Af­ter com­plet­ing the MBA, I part­nered up with one of my class­mates, Stanislav Gel­man, who has a strong IT back­ground and Washe­sha was born,” Hu­tamo said.

“We are like your own cus­tomised gro­cery store with a per­sonal touch. We re­ally con­nect with our cus­tomers and strive to keep them happy at all times as we de­liver their gro­ceries within two hours.

“We have var­i­ous sup­pli­ers. We have black farm­ers sup­ply­ing us with fresh pro­duce, gin­ger beer, non-al­co­holic wine, nuts, dish-wash­ing liq­uid and eggs. For our fresh pro­duce, we of­fer crates which con­tain a mix of fruit and veg­eta­bles.

“Our sub­scrip­tions in­clude four to five weekly de­liv­er­ies and a free crate.”

Hu­tamo said the pop­u­lar­ity of food sub­scrip­tions was high.

“Peo­ple are ex­cited about it as they say it forces them to eat healthily and saves them time be­cause they don’t have to go to the store to buy their weekly fresh pro­duce as it gets de­liv­ered to their doorstep.”

Apart from your cho­sen gro­ceries, Washe­sha of­fers meal kits which con­tain in­gre­di­ents to make a spe­cific meal.

“For in­stance, if you want to pre­pare our Sum­mer Scrab­ble, you would buy the meal kit and re­ceive a pack con­tain­ing all the in­gre­di­ents nec­es­sary to make the dish. Each meal kit has a dif­fer­ent price de­pend­ing on the in­gre­di­ents in­side. There are dif­fer­ent recipes for break­fast, lunch and sup­per.”

DOORSTEP DE­LIV­ERY:A fresh fruit kit from Washe­sha.

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