NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From families to professional chefs who are uncompromising in their pursuit of delicious and healthy food, Mercato delivers the secret ingredient to great meals – the flavor of the freshest ingredients from more than 500 independently-owned shops in neighborhoods across the country. Mercato currently delivers high quality groceries, pantry staples and hand-crafted specialty foods in New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens); Chicago; San Francisco; Alameda, California; Washington, D.C.; Boston and Philadelphia, with more markets launching in 2019.
Mercato works with independent grocers and specialty stores, supporting local business in the community. The quality of every order is assured by the merchants themselves who hand-pick and carefully package each order. That is what makes Mercato special to discerning shoppers across the country. Shoppers can choose from a wide variety of local favorites, artisan cheeses, exotic spices, hand-cut meats, fresh fish, bakery goods, organic produce, vegan foods, kosher and halal foods, specialty drinks, international ingredients, and more, delivered the same day within a 16-mile radius of their homes or businesses.
“We’re not trying to compete with Amazon or Walmart. Mercato is something completely different. It’s part of a lifestyle for consumers who want the freshest, healthiest and best tasting local food possible. And Mercato enables independent merchants to extend their reach and grow their businesses,” said Mercato Founder and CEO Bobby Brannigan.
The Lobster Place in New York City has been providing fresh fish, shellfish, chowders and, live lobster since 1974, and is now delivered by Mercato to New Yorkers who demand the highest quality seafood from a local favorite. “Mercato increased our order frequency for customers that couldn’t come to our store regularly. It’s a convenient, easy-to-use online service for our customers who want today’s fresh catch delivered to their door,” said The Lobster Place Director of Retail & Restaurant Division Davis Herron.
To order from Mercato, shoppers simply enter their zip code to see favorite local grocers and stores, discover new favorites, and browse thousands of food products in every category online. Customers can communicate with merchants directly and can rate their experience. Delivery fees are based on location and average about $8 per order unless the merchant offers free delivery.
Try Mercato this holiday season with unlimited free delivery up to Thanksgiving Day. Delivery fees are waived on all orders $50+ placed by November 21. Some restrictions apply.
Mercato offers same-day delivery of high-quality groceries and specialty foods from more than 500 leading independently-owned stores in dozens of neighborhoods across the country. Currently Mercato provides delivery in New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens); Chicago; San Francisco; Alameda, CA; Washington, D.C.; Boston, and Philadelphia. Bobby Brannigan, an entrepreneur who grew up working in his father’s butcher shop and grocery store in Brooklyn, NY, created Mercato to bring online shopping and delivery to independent grocers and their valued customers. Visit Mercato.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube.