There are already plenty of juice shops in Seattle—Starbucks is making bottled juices and makes them available to order for only a few selected stores, Kari Brunson takes care of the colorful Juicebox on Capitol Hill, and Anar is specialized in gemstone-hued juice. They are located inside the Amazon Doppler building.
New York City’s Juice Press has received support from Russell Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback . Wilson absolutely loves organic juices and he publicity stated a few days ago that he’ll get involved with this juice company that comes from the East Coast. Their first flagship shop will be established in Seattle in the coming months, probably early next year. It is their first store on the West Coast.
Wilson is partnering with Marcus Antebi, the founder of Juice Press, to expand their current offering of plant juices like ginger tumeric and green vegetable blends to Seattle and the rest of the West Coast. Other offerings include almond milk and coconut water–based smoothies, acai bowls, supplements, grab-and-go salads, and more. About this new venture, Antebi stated that he never thought that his company would become so big when he started it 6 years. Partnering with such sport icons like Russell Wilson and of course, his current business partners is something incredible for him.
Last summer, we already heard that Russell Wilson, the famous Seattle quarterback champion, was planning to open a Juice Press store (Juice Press is a juicery based in NYC) to Seattle as a foothold for their expansion on the West Coast. They looked at many different cities and finally picked our city.
Wilson, who will get some help from Juice Press’s Michael Karsch and Marcus Antebi, will open their first Seattle store in University Village. Actually, the organic juice shop will open in Evolution Fresh space at 2620 NE University Village Street.
This upcoming fall, this place will once again offer fresh juice. Juice Press’s offering of plant-based drinks is expanding and you will be able to enjoy ginger turmeric and green vegetable mixes. You will be delighted to have some almond milk and smoothies with coconut water, acai bowls, supplements, healthy salads to eat on the go, delicious hot soups, and a wide range of snacks to recharge your batteries whether you shop or play football.
(But if you don’t live close-by, you can find Juicebox by Kari Brunson on Capitol Hill, try also Anar in the Denny Regrade. These are both nice places for fresh juices full of colors)
The company made an announcement today: their service, UberEATS, will be officially available now on the Eastside, hungry customers in Bellevue, Redmond, and Woodinville, among other cities east of Seattle across Lake Washington will be able to get food delivered at their doorstep or at their office.
There will be over 50 Eastside restaurants available, including Freshii, Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Lunchbox Laboratory, Monsoon, Racha Thai, and many more. Customers order using UberEats’s dedicated app and their food is delivered in less than an hour on average. No delivery fee will be charged this summer.
Uber is very active and has launched its restaurant delivery app in the area last March. They have served more than 25,000 people for the moment and are well on their way to serve a lot more as the service grows in popularity.
Uber used to offer lunch delivery in Seattle via UberEATS last october. Drivers would bring to their customers pre-cooked meals and deliver them to clients who ordered them using the existing Uber transportation app.
UberEats has been reviewed and tested by a prominent online blog recently and it seems to be a good experience even though it’s a bit expensive when you include the delivery fee.
UberEats, which is available in more than 20 cities in the world, is Uber’s venture trying to use the logistical framework built over the years for their taxi service and benefiting from the huge number of drivers already present in the city.
Uber, worth $68 billion, is going head to head with its competition using the power of technology to help its clients get food, groceries, and any other products delivered to their customers quickly and efficiently.
Food delivery companies in Seattle are plenty: DoorDash, Peach, Lish, Munchery, Square-owned Caviar, Postmates, Bitesquad, Seamless, Gobble, GrubHub, Farmigo, Eat 24 (owned by Yelp), and many other similar businesses.
E-Commerce giants like Amazon — with AmazonFresh, competing with Instacart — are getting involved too.
Amazon also launched Daily Dish, a food delivery service targeting the workplace that is supposed to compete with Peach, a local startup.
The stakes are huge and there is competition, some of them experience failure. Food delivery companies backed by millions of dollars of venture capital such as SpoonRocket or Ola stopped their operations, and others just cannot raise more money.
But similar companies such as Postmates — now worth $450 million — is having a hard time to lower prices and is not telling the whole truth to their customers about this situation.