Review: Foodie Shares App Works Deliciously

The Foodie Shares app launched on March 5, 2015.

The Foodie Shares app launched on March 5, 2015.

A few weeks back, I reviewed Minibar—an application that allows users to order alcohol online and have it delivered to their door from nearby liquor stores. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to try another similar app called Foodie Shares, which takes that concept and applies to it home-cooked meals.

Unlike Grubhub or Seamless, which simply act as middle-men between customers and restaurants, Foodie Shares offers food directly cooked-to-order from actual culinary-school trained chefs.

After quickly creating an account on Foodie Shares, I immediately began perusing through the wide range of delicious-looking options. From Chicken Marsala to Coconut Cupcakes, Shrimp Dumplings to Chorizo-Stuffed Dates, the app truly seemed to have it all.

Finally, I settled upon an order of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, and placed my order to the chef offering said item, arranging for a specific time I’d like to have it delivered on the following day. Within minutes, the chef confirmed my order, I plugged in my Credit Card info, and my food was off to the races.Foodie-Shares-Launch-Map-460x381

Cut to the allotted time today. I promptly received a knock at my door exactly to the minute when I had asked for my food to arrive. I was warmly greeted by a delivery man who told me my food “smelled great.”

Indeed, he was right—the Gumbo smelled just as good as it tasted, and I was heartily satisfied by a delicious meal. My kudos to the chef (a certain “Lonnie J.”) and to the makers of this brilliant and convenient app.

If you’re a food enthusiast looking for a break from delivery, you can download Foodie Shares today from iTunes. The app is now available in select areas of West Los Angeles.

Foodie Shares, Inc. was co-founded by George Mathew, Ryan Hoffman, Noa Rodriguez and Ryan Oehm in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2014. Believe it or not, the company is self-funded and anticipates a larger funding round in Spring 2015.

The Android version of the app will be available in Fall 2015.

For more information, visit foodieshares.com

Dash Finley is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering entertainment.

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