Caviar, a New Upscale Restaurant Delivery Service, Launches Tomorrow in L.A.
Anne FishbeinA salad from Fig, one of the restaurants you will be able to order from using Caviar.
Ever think to yourself "I'd really love to eat at Sotto tonight, but I really don't want to get out of my jammies"? Beginning tomorrow, that will be an option. A new delivery service called Caviar, which partners with higher-end restaurants, is launching in Los Angeles, allowing you to order food from a number of restaurants that have not previously offered delivery.
Caviar works with your zip code, showing restaurants in your delivery zone. Right now their zones are Central L.A., Downtown/Eastside, and Westside — meaning you'll have access to the service in Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Central L.A., Koreatown, Downtown, Glendale, Silver Lake, and Echo Park.
The Central L.A. zone has by far the most restaurants to choose from (like Canter's! And Jar! And the Church Key!), but the Westside and Eastside have some fun options as well. Plus, reps for Caviar say they'll be adding a couple of new restaurants each week.
Eventually, a $9.99 fee will allow you to order any number of menu items, with no minimum order, but for now the service is free, other than the 18 percent gratuity automatically added to your bill. You can order for immediate delivery, or for delivery at a future time or date. All orders are given a one-hour delivery window. But if you're wondering when within that hour your food will arrive, you can track drivers with GPS, much like Uber.
Other notable restaurants offering food through Caviar are Border Grill, Starry Kitchen, and Fig. And, yes, Sotto.
This is the seventh city for Caviar: It launched in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, and Boston in recent months. It'll start up service in Los Angeles tomorrow morning.
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