Food de­liv­ery is the fu­ture

Food de­liv­ery ser­vices to get you through quar­an­tine

The Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - CONTENTS - • By SHARON FEIEREISEN

Food de­liv­ery ser­vices are a lux­ury, but with the un­cer­tainty that sur­rounds the cur­rent coro­n­avirus pan­demic, many peo­ple have come to con­sider them a ne­ces­sity. We’ve been as­sured that su­per­mar­kets will re­main open and that there isn’t a dan­ger of a food short­age. With that in mind, you can find plenty of home cook­ing in­spi­ra­tion on­line thanks to lo­cal foodie in­flu­encers like Efrat Licht­en­stadt (@licht­en­stadt), The Cookie Fairy (@the_­cook­ie_­fairy) and Oz Telem (@oztelem), as­sum­ing you’ve been stock­pil­ing eats from your lo­cal su­per­mar­kets.

For those who are in home quar­an­tine, less in­clined to cook, or sim­ply don’t want to leave their home for the raw in­gre­di­ents needed to pre­pare some­thing from scratch, here are some of the stand­out de­liv­ery ser­vices com­ing to the res­cue. It’s im­por­tant to note, how­ever, that given the fast-chang­ing cir­cum­stances of the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, de­liv­ery times and ar­eas are sub­ject to change.

1. Shookit (shookit.com)

Shookit – which takes its name from the He­brew word for mar­ket “shuk” – will keep you stocked on all your mar­ket es­sen­tials, in­clud­ing fresh veg­eta­bles, fruits, herbs, nuts, dried fruit, ar­ti­sanal cof­fee and a few pantry sta­ples like sauces, pasta and rice.

De­liv­ery zone: Tel Aviv, Ra­mat Gan and Gi­vatayim.

NIS 100 min­i­mum or­der. Free same-day de­liv­ery. Kosher.

2. Piece of Na­ture (piece-of-na­ture.com)

Binge eat­ing is al­most in­evitable given th­ese stress­ful times. Mit­i­gate the dam­age by nosh­ing on sweets from Piece of Na­ture. Ev­ery­thing is gluten-free, dairy-free, re­fined sugar-free, and free of preser­va­tives. Founder Mo­ran Naor care­fully crafts all the del­i­ca­cies – in­clud­ing cakes, cook­ies, choco­lates, gra­nolas and bread – by hand. There are plenty of ve­gan op­tions across Is­rael, but few (if any) come close to Piece of Na­ture in terms of both taste and qual­ity of in­gre­di­ents. As a bonus, ev­ery­thing is beau­ti­fully pack­aged in cus­tom boxes.

De­liv­ery zone: Gush Dan, Hasharon, He­fer Val­ley, Hadera, Zichron Ya’acov and sur­round­ings, Haifa and Yokneam ar­eas. For de­liv­er­ies else­where, con­tact Piece of

Na­ture via the web­site. De­liv­ery times will be ar­ranged with in­di­vid­ual or­ders.

NIS 80 min­i­mum or­der. Free de­liv­ery with or­der of NIS 200 or more (NIS 30 for un­der NIS 200). Not kosher.

3. Maafiat Ham­if­gash (face­book.com/Mafiat.ham­if­gash)

When a crav­ing for sam­busak hits, there’s no bet­ter place to call than Maafiat Ham­if­gash. Their baked pas­tries come with a va­ri­ety of fill­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing ve­gan ones, and the bak­ery can also deliver piz­zas, sal­ads, bagels, za­atar pita, and more carb-heavy de­lights.

De­liv­ery zone: Haifa.

Free pickup or same-day de­liv­ery for NIS 10 (no min­i­mum). Kosher. Call for or­ders. 82 His­tadrut Boule­vard, Haifa, (04) 8412611; 32 Ahi Ei­lat Boule­vard, Haifa, (04) 866-5602.

4. Del­i­catessen (delitlv.co.il)

There are hun­dreds of op­tions on Del­i­catessen’s easy-to-nav­i­gate web­site rang­ing from ready-to-eat meats, fish and sal­ads to cold cuts, olives, cakes, breads, pas­tries, sauces, as well as pantry sta­bles and plat­ters. Bet­ter yet, when you place an on­line or­der you can add a note (think “no sauce” or “cor­ner piece”).

There is no min­i­mum for de­liv­ery, but it costs NIS 29-NIS 50 within Tel Aviv, de­pend­ing on the ad­dress. For ar­eas out­side of Tel Aviv, de­liv­ery costs will vary and they need to be co­or­di­nated ahead of time by call­ing (03) 968-1010.

De­pend­ing on the time you place your or­der, you will get same-day or next-day de­liv­ery. Not kosher.

5. Dafka Taim (in­sta­gram.com/daf_ka)

Hand­made in small batches, Dafka Taim will deliver items from her ever-chang­ing list of ap­pe­tiz­ers, main cour­ses, sal­ads and snacks. Think your mom’s food but with less oil. Dishes in­clude things like mar­i­nated chicken, slow-cooked beef, quinoa and spring rolls.

Or­ders can be placed by call­ing (05) 0681872. Min­i­mum or­der is NIS 230 and de­liv­ery starts at NIS 20 for Tel Aviv, Ra­mat Hasharon and Her­zliya, but goes up con­sid­er­ably for other ar­eas like Jerusalem and Ra’anana.

Next-day de­liv­ery. Not kosher.

6. Nec­ta­rina (nec­ta­rina.co)

To save money on de­liv­ery, check out Nec­ta­rina. In­stead of de­liv­ery, they offer pickup (with mea­sures in place to en­sure safety in light of the coro­n­avirus). Once on the web­site, choose your pickup lo­ca­tion. Op­tions through­out Is­rael

in­clud­ing Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Modi’in and more. They will de­tail ex­actly when and where you can pick up your or­der. You’ll find spices, beans, grains, flours, frozen fruit, fresh juices, nuts, seeds, raw snacks, nut but­ters and more pantry sta­ples on their web­site.

Pickup zone: Through­out Is­rael. No min­i­mum or de­liv­ery fee. Kosher.

7. Basher Fro­magerie (shop.basher.co.il)

This bou­tique chain of cheese shops of­fers cheese plates and plat­ters rang­ing in price from NIS 250 to NIS 650 (con­tact them at 052-896-1932 for less ex­pen­sive, smaller or­ders). Ex­pect a mix of hard and soft cheeses, sea­sonal fruits, olives, dips and other small noshes that pair well with cheese.

De­liv­ery zone: Through­out Is­rael. NIS 120 min­i­mum or­der. De­liv­ery is free for Jerusalem and varies for other ar­eas. Kosher.

8. Shukrun (shukrun.co.il)

Pick from a solid list of fruits, veg­eta­bles and herbs, all of which are mar­ket fresh. You’ll also find op­tions for dried fruit, nuts and pantry sta­ples like sa­vory sauces, tahini and silan. Op­tions for pro­duce are listed with prices by the kilo­gram, so you can de­cide ex­actly how much you want.

De­liv­ery zone: Jerusalem and Gush Etzion.

Place your or­der be­fore 9 p.m. to re­ceive it the next day. No min­i­mum, but there is a de­liv­ery fee of NIS 20 for Jerusalem and NIS 15 for Gush Etzion. Kosher.

9. Freshly Frozen Fruits (site233959.we­bydo.com)

Freshly Frozen Fruits spe­cial­izes in – you guessed it – freshly frozen fruit, and they have an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of­fered in one- or two-kilo packs. They’ve got ev­ery­thing from clas­sics you’ll find in nearly ev­ery su­per­mar­ket, like pineap­ple and berries, to rarer finds like plums, wa­ter­melon, apri­cots, co­conut and a few mixed op­tions.

De­liv­ery zone: Cen­tral Is­rael. No min­i­mum or­der, but de­pend­ing on the de­liv­ery area, there is a charge of NIS 10-NIS 35. De­liv­ery time varies based on lo­ca­tion. Kosher.

10. Le­hamim (le­hamim.co.il)

Le­hamim is carb heaven. Their on­line web store is easy to shop (there are pic­tures to go along with each item), and filled with plenty of op­tions for breads, sand­wiches, cakes, cook­ies, sweet and sa­vory pas­tries, quiches and more.

De­liv­ery zone: Tel Aviv, Gi­vatayim, and Ra­mat Gan.

Or­ders can be placed on­line or by call­ing 03-561-8111. NIS 30-NIS 50 for de­liv­ery. De­liv­ery time de­pends on the items se­lected. Kosher.

11. Hameza­veh (hameza­veh.co.il)

Whether you’re look­ing for pa­leo, sugar-free, or­ganic, ve­gan, gluten-free or just reg­u­lar sta­ples, Hameza­veh will have you cov­ered with their ex­ten­sive in­ven­tory of health-fo­cused buys. There’s also a chang­ing se­lec­tion of items of­fered on sale.

De­liv­ery zone: All over Is­rael.

Free de­liv­ery for all or­ders over NIS 551. For or­ders un­der, de­liv­ery is NIS 19-NIS 29 de­pend­ing on the amount or­dered. De­liv­ery times vary de­pend­ing on the area. Kosher.

12. Bana (ba­natlv.com)

One of Tel Aviv’s most beloved spots may be closed for din­ing be­cause of govern­ment re­stric­tions at the mo­ment, but they’re open for de­liv­ery with a spe­cial menu that now in­cludes large con­tain­ers of soups, sal­ads, quiches, breads, cakes, pies and more.

De­liv­ery zone: Tel Aviv and parts of Ra­mat Aviv and Gi­vatayim.

10% off for de­liv­er­ies of more than NIS 300. Free de­liv­ery in Tel Aviv, NIS 17 out­side of Tel Aviv. Call 050-699-1062 to place or­ders. De­liv­ery time varies de­pend­ing on area. Not kosher.

13. Haor­gani (haor­gani.co.il)

Sup­port or­ganic and sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture with Haor­gani, which de­liv­ers boxes of farm-fresh pro­duce to your doorstep. You pick à la carte from a long list of op­tions. Get a 5% dis­count for get­ting bi-weekly, weekly or monthly sub­scrip­tions.

De­liv­ery zone: All over Is­rael. De­liv­ery time varies de­pend­ing on the area. All de­liv­er­ies are NIS 25. Kosher.

14. Wolt (wolt.com)

Wolt has some­thing very few busi­nesses in Is­rael can claim: im­pec­ca­ble cus­tomer ser­vice. Even in th­ese chaotic times, Wolt, which fa­cil­i­tates de­liv­ery to a very long list of restau­rants, has proven re­spon­sive. Download their app and browse from seem­ingly end­less op­tions, even amid the coro­n­avirus out­break. Most menu items come with pic­tures so you can get a sense of ex­actly what you will be get­ting, and there’s a tracker that lets you know how long it will be be­fore your food is at your doorstep.

De­liv­ery zone: Tel Aviv, Her­zliya, Ra­mat Hasharon and Ris­hon Lezion.

De­liv­ery times and prices vary based on the restau­rant you or­der from. Kosher and non-kosher op­tions.

(As­saf Karela)

(Pho­tos: Courtesy)

(Igor Lu­bin­ski)

(Romi Drach)

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