A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a new gourmet food delivery service in Brussels and now I’ve got a few more foodie websites that are worth a look.
Started by two young entrepreneurs Muriel and Cheyenne, Efarmz.be provides seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, baked good and much more from small farms around Belgium. The service is based around the principles of product quality, respect for the producer, minimal impact on the environment and local production.
There’s a huge selection of products, many of them organic, at reasonable prices. For example, 1 kilo of carrots is €1.78, compared to €1.49 at Delhaize. You must order by 2pm on Wednesday for home delivery on Friday or Saturday (you can also pick-up at various locations in Brussels on Friday). If your order is under €60 there is a delivery charge of €6. They also take back the packaging for reuse. See more details here.
Another new service in Brussels is from the website MealQueen.com, which aims to help people pull together a meal when they are short on time for shopping and preparation. (That sounds like me most days!) On the website you can browse recipes from local restaurants in Brussels and once you select a dish and pay, the ingredients are prepared for pick up the next day.
The cost for a meal varies, from €18 for four servings of spaghetti all’amatriciana to €33 for two servings of cod with tapenade and crushed potatoes. MealQueen currently only has two partner restaurants, an Italian and Mediterranean, but hopefully this will expand to others.
A third site to check out is Bookalokal.com, run by co-founders Evelyne & Shane. The idea is simple – help people connect with local hosts willing to offer a home-cooked meal, food tour, cooking class or other food experience. This is great for visitors to Brussels who are looking for a unique experience or newcomers who want to meet locals over a meal.
The price of a meal is anywhere between €10 and €40 and often includes multiple courses and drinks. You can check out the host profiles to learn about their interests and various offerings before signing up to attend an event. You can also register as a host yourself. Bookalokal is starting out in Brussels and plans to expand to other cities soon. Fellow foodie and Brussels blogger whyiamntskinny tried out an experience recently – see her review here.
Wishing you a good weekend and happy eating!