So I’m continuing to make my way through the offerings on Shef. While I have had some REALLY bad food (bad as in the food went straight to the trash), if you are persistent you will find some great chefs as well as some food that you can’t find anywhere else in L.A., much less get delivered to your home.
For instance, there is Chef Padma G (they only give you first name and last initial) whose mission statement is to keep alive the traditional cuisine of Andhra Pradesh. Not sure where else I would find the traditional cuisine of Andrhra Pradesh in Los Angeles and I enjoyed her dishes. Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered!
If you are a vegan, Chef Joseph W has some fine-dining level dishes – his food is good not just as vegan food, but as food period. Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered! I’m not vegan, but I have ordered from him a few times.
I didn’t even think I liked Mexican cuisine until I tried some of Chef Mike S’s fusiony Mexico City style dishes. Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered!
And new “trial” chefs are always popping up, including this Burmese one, Chef Nancy, Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered! who I just put in an order with. No one else is going to deliver Burmese food to me. And if you order from a trial chef and leave a review, you get a $15 credit, which lessens the investment of trying a trial chef.
The sole Korean chef, Shef Patricia R Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered! is always reliable and her prices are extremely reasonable. She also always throws in something complimentary which she does not have on her menu, such as bean sprout soup which I have enjoyed.
The wonderful Circassian chef, Muntaha O Shef.com Homemade Authentic Dishes Delivered! is rarely seen, but if she does happen to pop up when you are ordering, her food is great.
Even though I have had quite a few duds (trial and error), I’m much happier ordering from Shef than when I was doing a lot of UberEats/Doordash, etc. and it is more economical. If you order from two different chefs for the same delivery day, you get a $10 discount for the second chef. I’ve been doing a lot of multiple orders and almost everything has kept well in the fridge for several days, meaning I never had to go hunting for food.