Food and fathers go hand-in-hand. Or hand-in-spatula, or hot pad, as the case may be. Think about it: how many fathers have bonded with their kids over mastering the grill, or passing along their secrets to the perfect marinara sauce? They may not always be great at talking about, y’know, feelings, but dads have long communicated their love to their offspring by sharing their love of food. That’s why, for Father’s Day, food is a great gift for dad. And food that arrives on your dad’s door step each month? That’s an even better one.
Enter Gothambox. The subscription service delivers the best food products from two cities known for their good eats, New York (holler) and San Francisco. For twenty dollars a month, members receive a box full of great coastal munchies, like San Francisco’s Nana Joes White Peach Granola, and coffee from NYC’s Cafe Grumpy (right down the street from me!).
I’ve talked before about my love of subscription services. It’s awesome how the “(fill in the blank) of the month” business model has made a resurgence with a start-up mindset. Innovative efficiency mixed with cool stuff that people actually want! What could be better? Plus, for each box sent, Gothambox works with local food banks to donate a meal in that city. Shipping’s included, and you or pops can cancel anytime.
Right now, you can choose for your monthly goodie box to come from one of two “Gothams” – New York City (the original, duh), and San Francisco (where the service was launched). Co-founder Jonathan Chin says the term Gotham also stands for the local food movement; the subscription service helps food lovers (sorry, I’m not down with the term “foodies” – who doesn’t like food? I mean really) discover, enjoy, and support local brands in both cities, which is always a good thing in my book. No offense Wal-Mart — wait, no, tons of offense Wal-Mart. You are terrible and a yellow smiley faced-scourge on this great globe. Where was I? Oh right…
And I get to give away one for free! In the comments, tell me why your dad deserves a Gothambox. On Friday, June 15, I’ll announce the winner, and notifiy them by email. And Gothambox will get a box o’ goodies off to your pops toute de suite.
If you simply can’t wait to sign up your dad (or you!) for Gothambox, visit them here.