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Holy GothamBox … and a Giveaway!

July 24, 2012

Before I go too deep into this post, I want to say that despite the title, this piece has nothing to do with the Batman movie, Warner Bros., or the tragedy that took place in Colorado last week. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those victims, and to the city of Aurora. 

Congratulations Ariana from Pearl’s Twirl. You won the GothamBox!

Not long ago I was approached by a new venture called GothamBox asking me if I’d be interested in hearing about a box of foods from your favorite city (hence Gotham – city that is) delivered to your door. I was intrigued by this concept and asked to learn more.

The GothamBox company was started by Shawn and Jonathan as a way to bring your favorite city’s foods and restaurants to your doorstep. Remember the days of college or camp “care packages” that mom sent you? By the way, my mom never sent me a care package, nor did I go to overnight camp … but I digress!

The GothamBox is like that care package – only you can send it to yourself (or you can purchase it for a friend or family member). It’s essentially a curated box of your favorite city’s most enticing food shipped to you. So if you miss living in the San Francisco Bay Area or find yourself craving New York’s best eats, you can subscribe to receive a monthly GothamBox of local fare. You can read more about GothamBox and the founders’ stories on the company’s Facebook page.

Being as I am a foodie and I like supporting local businesses, I decided to give the GothamBox a shot. A few weeks later, I received my San Francisco GothamBox on my doorstep. Needless to say, Sophie and I were quite excited when this package arrived!

The GothamBox contained a jar of honey from the Bay Area Bee Company, a Two Degrees snack bar, and a a bag of healthy snacks from The Good Bean. I really liked the variety of items that came in the box, especially the fact that all the items are from local and independent shops. Since I cannot personally shop at all the country’s locally-owned businesses (but wouldn’t that be a fun trip?), the GothamBox is a nice way to support small business ventures. I also like the fact that for every subscription or gift you purchase, GothamBox will donate a meal to help end hunger in your Gotham City.

Are YOU interested in trying GothamBox?  The company was nice enough to offer one of my readers a FREE GothamBox delivered to YOUR door! Just leave a comment and tell me what your Gotham City would be and you’ll be entered to win. The winner will be selected via random.org on Friday, July 27 at 10 pm PT.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2012 3:05 am

    Clever idea. Hmmm, thinking of what city… wonder what they’d do for Summit, NJ? Small city but lots of eateries and food shops.

  2. July 24, 2012 3:15 am

    I’d love to receive a GothamBox! And since I used to live in the Bay Area, I’ll follow your lead and say I’d love one from San Francisco, too. Great to hear about this venture, cool idea!

  3. July 24, 2012 8:11 am

    Interesting concept. I think I’d have to pick Chicago for childhood nostalgia.

  4. Lorena permalink
    July 24, 2012 8:16 am

    This is a rough one — I’m a native San Diegan, but my two favorite cities are San Francisco and Chicago. So either of those would be fun to “eat through”!

  5. July 24, 2012 8:36 am

    San Fran is my favorite city in USA, so no wonder this clever idea came from them,
    I am only wondering if they are willing to deliver the box all the way to Detroit, Michigan.

  6. July 24, 2012 8:39 am

    What a cool concept! I’m sure it’s fun for the finders of the company to pick different items that represent each city and support local businesses. I’d have to choose Chicago for all it’s college nostalgia (though unless they include Papa Johns bread sticks and a keg in the basket, it won’t be completely my college experience) 😉 Thanks!

  7. July 24, 2012 9:30 am

    I agree with the others: what an ingenious concept! I looked at their website, and it appears you can ONLY choose NYC or San Fran? Is that true (or maybe my computer)? No matter, as my hubby is from NYC, and would LOVE a Gotham Box from there : -). He shares your foodie hobby, as well, by the way! Thanks for sharing, Leah. Fab idea.

  8. July 24, 2012 11:58 am

    Great concept. I would love a box from Ely, Minnesota, where I went to camp many many years ago. I wonder if they would include freshly-picked wild blueberries…

  9. July 24, 2012 6:04 pm

    What a cool idea!! I’d have to say Brick, NJ for their crumb buns or my current Lancaster, PA for our PA Dutch food.

  10. July 24, 2012 11:00 pm

    Holy free food Leah, I want a Gotham Box!!!

  11. July 25, 2012 6:04 am

    Thank you for such an interesting article Leah, the Gotham box sounds like a winning idea. If I won I’d love a Gotham box from New York City!

  12. July 25, 2012 6:26 pm

    I wonder what city makes the best Paleo food? LOL I’d have to pick that one, whichever it is.

  13. throuthehaze permalink
    July 26, 2012 12:41 pm

    Mine would be Chicago 🙂

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