There are now so many meal delivery services out there, I was sure every possible angle had been covered by now. Then I happened upon Gigamunch, and I couldn’t wait to come here and share it.
Gigamunch delivers freshly made, international meals right to your home, but what’s really exciting to me is that the meals are all cooked by local home chefs who also happen to be immigrants and fellow Nashvillians.
I recently read that one of the best ways to welcome and support new immigrants is simply to patronize the restaurants they own. Eating more pad thai What a sacrifice! Nashville Scene even published a fantastic list of immigrant-own restaurants in the area.
Well Gigamunch makes all these wonderfully diverse flavors and cuisines even more accessible by engaging a community of new Americans who want to share their impressive cooking skills and native food culture, but may not have a brick-and-mortar restaurant just yet.
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The first meal we ordered was prepared by a cook from Gujarat, India and it included daal, chapati, palak paneer, chicken biryani, and a dessert called mawa which was new to me that night but now I will never forget. Because, wow.
The whole meal was utterly fantastic, and I love that it came with information about the culture and history of Gujarat, plus a photo of our amazing chef to give us a sense of the real person preparing our meal.
Plus, Gigamunch reuses their insulated bags and ice packs so that the meals you receive are truly waste-free — unlike a takeout meal we might have ordered instead.
So far Gigamunch is only available in Nashville, but the founder explained to me that they have plans to expand soon. Because while New Yorkers and San Franciscans may have international cuisine on every corner, not all of us do. And the world definitely needs more of what they’re selling.