I don’t remember a time when there was more interest in food – and specialist food in particular. Over the past couple of years we’ve featured a number of businesses which exploit the subscription business model. Here’s an idea which combines the two things.
GothamBox sells specialist foods on a monthly subscription – but there’s a twist. All the foods despatched each month are native to a particular city, enabling those who have moved away to get their home town favourites, and those who simply live elsewhere to get a taste of somewhere different. This is a US based company which at the moment sends a variety of food products, normally exclusive to the cities of New York and San Fransisco.
Could this work in the UK? I’m not sure. Although regions and cities have their own specialities, they seem to be pretty widely available. Or are they? Perhaps there are foods which remain exclusive to cities and regions, but you don’t get to hear about them unless you live there. At the very least, I can see places like Yorkshire, Devon, Scotland and Wales having sufficient regional food specialities to make this viable. Another one to investigate further.