Co-founder Alon Salant told Wired in a piece published last July that the inspiration for Good Eggs came from wanting to find a better way to connect local food producers with customers: "A lot of entrepreneurs are inventing other ways to get food to people outside of traditional grocery distribution channels... That's great, but it's completely disorganized without any infrastructure or support. There's a clear need here to make people's lives easier."
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Good Eggs is similar to Etsy in that it provides small food vendors a way to sell their products online without needing to have their own website. No food is shipped; instead everything is hand-delivered by the vendor or made available for pickup.
Currently Good Eggs is still only in five Bay Area neighborhoods: The Mission, SOMA, Hayes-Haight-NOPA, Oakland, and Berkeley. Vendors are divided by neighborhood, with businesses appearing in a grid format complete with name, photo, and description. To order, pick what you want from a drop-down menu and then proceed through the checkout process. It's as simple as that!
Have you tried Good Eggs? What do you think of it?
Read More: Meet Good Eggs, the Etsy for Local Foodies | Wired
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