|Bread from Joe la Croute – sorry about the wonky angle!|
I recently saw on the excellent blog La Pantry a new gourmet food delivery service in Montreal called Tagada. It peaked my curiosity for a few reasons. First off, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting food products from Quebec. Secondly, I felt that I was not eating properly during the day while at home with my little one. With groceries already in my fridge, I felt this would force me to eat good food. And last of all, I looove getting stuff in the mail or delivered. Being at home all day, getting treats in the mail is just fun.
The way the service works is that you choose a basket that suits your needs. You cannot pick your individual groceries. There are four options: 2 basket options are for 2 people, and 2 basket options are for 4 people. Each of the four baskets are different. The baskets for 2 people are $130, and those for 4 people are $200. Hopefully you live within the delivery area, and the baskets are dropped off at your house on Wednesday evenings. Simple, right?
We got our basket dropped off (Gourmet for 2 people at $130), and the person who delivered the basket was more than happy to go through and describe the products. I would have asked more questions, but we were going through a bit of a baby crisis and I could hear the little one screaming upstairs…
First off, the products are beautiful. The salmon was gorgeous, the mesclun was almost too pretty to eat, and the baby turnips were adorable. You can really tell they are fresh because they last forever in the fridge – even the mesclun. I was so excited to check out what I had received, and imagine what I was going to cook up. You do know what you will receive in advance on their website (the list of products is French only).
So was it worth the $130 and does it work for me (or for you?)