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2 new food delivery options debut in Baltimore

A D.C. startup that delivers chef-prepared meals expands to Baltimore, and OrderUp takes on more city neighborhoods.

OrderUp's Canton offices. (Courtesy photo)

Tuesday morning brings more online food delivery in Baltimore, with one new service moving to town and more offerings from an old favorite.
D.C.-based startup Galley is launching its first market outside the nation’s capital in a handful of Baltimore neighborhoods including Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East, Downtown and Mount Vernon. They’re still taking signups from outside of those areas to gauge demand for future expansion.
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Galley delivers meals made from scratch at the startup’s kitchen in the Ivy City section of D.C., which is designed to be a healthier alternative to other delivery services. The meals are chilled and sent to Baltimore. Drivers have flexible schedules, but work as part-time employees rather than independent contractors.
The startup, which was founded by LivingSocial alums Alan Clifford and Ian Costello, allows customers make orders through the company’s app.
“We think the amount of families and young professionals in Baltimore is a good fit for us and a it’s great second market close to our home base of D.C.,” said Galley’s Nick Heyd.
Baltimore likely needs no introduction to OrderUp, given their founding here and recent acquisition by Groupon for at least $69 million. The company is further staking out home turf this week with a move into Hampden, Charles Village and Roland Park.
OrderUp’s model is based on delivering from local restaurants. The company has made it a habit of going into college towns, and this local expansion puts its drivers in neighborhoods where Johns Hopkins and Loyola University Maryland students live. As part of the expansion, customers can order from Cafe Hon, Carma’s Cafe, Le Garage and Roland Park Bagel Co., among others.

Companies: Galley / OrderUp

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