Following the launch of Radish in April, its predecessor healthy meal-delivery app is launching in Chicago for dinner service tonight. Sprig's Chicago debut represents another option for eaters and more competition for traditional restaurant delivery, and is the app's second major market after launching in San Francisco in 2013.
Similar to Radish, Sprig involves a daily-changing menu of fresh-cooked dishes at affordable prices ($9-13 for a meal, plus delivery) in much quicker delivery times (around 15 minutes, according to reps) than traditional restaurants via an Uber-like map and driver system. A notable feature of Sprig is its collaboration with noteworthy chefs in their "Guest Chef Dinner Series"—Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco is among those who designed special dishes just for the app—and Chicagoans can expect noteworthy local chefs to do similar collabs with Sprig here.
Food delivery alternatives to traditional restaurants are a growing trend on the tech-laden west coast, and Sprig's launch is the second in Chicago in less than two months. For now, Sprig is only available for dinner (5-10 p.m. weeknights) from the South Loop up to Belmont Avenue, from the Lakeshore west to roughly Damen Avenue, but expect hours and delivery zones to expand soon, including lunch service. It's available for download on IOS and Android now.