In the past few days I received emails from different brands talking about #Sprig and finally cracked open the App Store.
One email, for me, is hit or miss. Maybe I give it a shot, maybe I don’t, honestly, it depends on how well you sold me during your elevator-pitch email equivalent.
But two emails? I guess I should at least download the app and see what’s on the menu, right?
A Brief Intro…
Sprig has been around since 2013, which was unbeknownst to me until literally, 6 hours ago – hoping they get the word out in a bigger and better way in their coming days, and they are currently servicing Chicago, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.
For anyone who has ever tried UberEATS, Sprig is strikingly similar except, in my opinion, much more delicious and worth the buy-in. From what I can tell, they are their own entity/kitchen, which is where their ability to be more transparent about their products and nutrition comes from, whereas UberEATS is delivering food from local restaurants in the area, and they don’t provide that type of information in-app. Personally, I think Sprig has run the best mobile food-ordering game to date by targeting those health nuts and calorie counters, given that eating healthy is a on a huge up-turn these days.
Now let’s take a look at the interface:
The first thing that catches my eye is the high-quality graphics. Images register so much faster than words, so their developers are definitely on the right track. Once studied more critically, the food on the menu is also amazing looking. To attest to the quality of the app as a whole, I had just downloaded the app with the intention of simply ‘checking it out’ but here I am, writing about the entire experience.
I scrolled through the Chicago menu and the Tomatillo Salsa Verde Chicken Burrito caught my eye, so, like any human being with fingers thumbs, I started clicking through every clickable the menu provided about my selection:
To give you an idea of what else is found on the menu, other items you could order today included a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Mustard Potato Salad, a Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad with Jicama & Avocado, a Seasonal Fruit & Goat Cheese Kale Salad, and for dessert, you could order a Chocolate Chip Cookie add-on.
They also allow you to peak at the Upcoming Menus up to 7 days in advance (just saying, I saw some fabulous options on Saturday and Sunday for brunching). They also seemingly do a great job of keeping options open for vegetarians, vegans, and the gluten-free crowd. They also list out their allergy and nutrition disclaimers on the Ingredients page in the Menu, for those needing to check some boxes before nomming.
A little extra fact: you order comes with cutlery from taterware.com, and is all biodegradable, so that’s pretty cool. #green
When my order arrived…
It was just as delicious and appealing as it sounded on the menu, queue my happy dance. The best part for me though, was that I felt good after eating it. I have mobile ordered burgers before and while they sound amazing in theory, you usually feel like taking a nap shortly thereafter, and then regret having such an indulgent and greasy lunch.
In it for the long haul?
You also have the option of becoming a Sprig GO member, which is $10 a month, and boasts free delivery for its membership. If you plan on ordering at least 5 times during the month it is definitely worth it, but otherwise it looks like the delivery fee is a flat $2 rate per order.
Tip: Buddy up with coworkers or roommates to split the delivery fee or monthly Sprig GO membership to be economical if you become a frequent flyer.
It also doesn’t hurt that I got what appears to be a free cookie in my first order. Curious… I’m not sure if that was on purpose or a happy accident. Let me know if you get one in your first order in the comments section!
Sprig services dinner 7 nights a week, lunch from Monday through Friday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.