They say there’s nothing more boring than talking about the weather, but I can’t help it: here in Seattle, fall is officially here — and I love it. It makes me want to reorganize my pencil pack and plan a Halloween costume.
Another thing it makes me want to do? Read about food tech news. We’ve rounded up a few stories that caught our attention around the web this week. Get ye a Pumpkin Spice Latté and read up:
Starbucks teams up with UberEats to offer delivery in Florida
Speaking of Pumpkin Spice Lattés (or PSL’s, for the initiated), Miami residents, you’ll soon be able to order yours online and have it delivered right to your front door/office entrance. Starbucks recently partnered with Uber Eats to offer delivery from 100 of its locations in the Miami area (h/t Restaurant News). This marks Starbucks’ first delivery expansion initiative in three years. Next up, PSL via drone?
Modernist Cuisine to Open Two Photography Galleries
This week Eater broke the news that Nathan Myhrvold, of Modernist Cuisine and Intellectual Ventures fame, will be opening photography galleries in both Seattle and La Jolla this fall. Like his other galleries in New Orleans and Las Vegas, the walls will feature photographs with typical Modernist-style closeups of food taken with a scientific eye. For those not lucky enough to live near one of the galleries, don’t fret — Modernist Cuisine will be coming out with their photo-packed pizza anthology sometime next year.
Deliveroo expands its reach in Asia-Pacific region
London-based food delivery company Deliveroo will soon launch in Taiwan, according to Techcrunch. This will be Deliveroo’s fourth market in the region, which includes Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and its thirteenth overall. The company’s certainly on a roll, but they’ll face some serious competition in the local food delivery scene: Uber Eats, FoodPanda, and Honestbee are all already jostling to serve hungry Taiwanese people.
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