In our perfect version of a summer evening, the doorbell rings, friends and family wander in, and we pull out a garden salad, taco fixings, open a bottle of wine or a few beers and head out to the back deck. Some of that may be out of reach (looking at you, siblings-that-can’t-seem-to-remember-where-the-doorbell-is), but if you’re lucky enough to call the East End home either year-round or for a few weeks each year there’s a way to get closer to that dream life: with lobster sliders, DIY taco boards and more—delivered. No cooking required.
Hamptons Aristocrat founders Lexi Ritsch and Louisa Young recently launched Farm-to-Fete delivered and Farm + Pantry delivered, food delivery services that offer ready to eat farm-to-table meals for everything from casual, intimate group dinners to large scale parties.
Much like with food from their catering service, Chef Young sources local ingredients from farmers and market stands—honey wheat loaves from Carissa’s Breads, eggs from Browder’s Birds, dairy from Ronny Brook Farms, organic berries and citrus from The Green Thumb—to create highly curated, pre-prepared dining experiences.
“Everything is delivered ready to eat on our beautiful custom wooden boards, there’s no re-plating and little to no cleanup,” Ritsch said.
You can place an order online, on their iPhone App, or call, with same week, free deliveries available from Westhampton to Montauk and Mattituck to Greenport, as long you place an order by Wednesday at 2 p.m.
One look at the offerings and you’ll be dreaming about all the different meals you can have. A brunch with items such as ham and cheese biscuits, jars of fresh jam and croissants. A casual lunch of those DIY taco boards including a cauliflower vegan taco even carnivores will love, or simply dinner for two with grass fed steaks and jars of chicken or lobster salad.
For Hamptons Aristocrat regulars, some of the new delivery options will sound familiar; Ritsch and Young have been testing out the pantry and delivery service for the past two years and are excited to officially launch it this year.
“We want to help people ease into the weekend,” Ritsch said. “Making it really seamless to bridge the gap between the city and East End with the efficiency of the city where you’re used to having everything delivered to your home, but with the style of the East End End.”
So go ahead and plan that brunch, at-home date night or invite everyone over for a casual get together; Hamptons Aristocrat has the food covered.
Photos courtesy of Hamptons Aristocrat.