There’s never been a better time for shut-ins to dine well, as Los Angeles and most other major cities in America continue to be bombarded with high quality food delivery options. The latest is called mytable, and it actually piggybacks off of another delivery service — in this case Postmates — in order to bring real chef-cooked non-restaurant meals to your door.
The idea with mytable is to connect local cooks and chefs with customers directly, letting hungry diners choose from available nightly meals being cooked in their area. It’s smart for chefs who might otherwise be hesitant to go the cook-in-someone-else’s-home route (a la Kitchensurfing), but still want to create enticing and chef-driven dinner options that don’t come from a restaurant (like Munchery). And for consumers, they don’t have to worry about doing the cooking themselves (that’d be Blue Apron), even if there would be recipe guidance from well-known TV personality chefs (if you want that, try Chef’d). Plus, no need to learn all those cooking skills in the first place (if you decide you'd like to learn, give Salted a chance).
Probably the coolest facet is the pay model, which actually sends profits directly to those local cooks making your meal nearby (minus their cut, of course), meaning you’re sort of helping someone in your immediate vicinity every time you place an order.
Right now, mytable is in the process of rolling out across Los Angeles, with dinner options available in Santa Monica, Downtown, Silver Lake, and beyond. They’re currently using Postmates to make all of the deliveries as well, so at least you know the poor cook isn’t prepping your grilled chicken salad and personally driving it to your doorstep. Want to give it a shot — either as a cook or a consumer? You can download the app here.