That Odias love the non-vegetarian ‘days’ of the week is no hidden fact! But what if their favourite mutton, chicken, fish or prawn can be delivered right at their doorstep, that too all fresh and healthy? No more going to the market to see the butcher cut them off into pieces! Well, here’s a start-up in the capital that has been efficiently doing that – delivering a variety of fresh, hygienic and quality meat along with seafood at affordable prices at their customers’ homes.
Soumya Ranjan Panda, a Science graduate from Utkal University is more than happy to have launched an all new start-up, an online portal named ‘e-meat’ along with his friend Darshan Baral that has turned out to be a single point solution? for meat lovers across the city. From chicken, mutton, fish, crab, eggs, prawn and dry fish to products like lobsters, basa fish, meats of emu, turkey, duck and quail bird, they are offering everything non-vegetarian!
Of course, the portal also has in its menu vegetarian items like paneer, button mushroom, green peas, baby corn and sweet corn.The portal also provides marinated products like chicken masala tikka, chicken drumstick, chicken lollipop, curry cut and whole chicken along with chicken, mutton and veg biryani.
Talking to MCL about the objective behind coming up with such a portal, Soumya said, “As the market for buying such non vegetarian products is very unorganised, our startup will solve the problem by providing fresh and hygienic products at reasonable prices and on time. Again, as the city is getting smarter and the people out here are much into digital things, we strongly believe that probably everyone needs the best without much effort and while also saving time. Emeat.in aims to provide the best non vegetarian products available in the town in affordable price to its customers who would also get the option to choose their meat and customise their order as per their requirement.”
He further informed, “I am personally very fond of non-vegetarian food but never had any idea where to buy quality items within the city. Also, going to the market and buying it was a big hassle for me. I often found people selling stale and frozen products in the name of fresh meat. There was no standardisation in terms of freshness, quality and price. As me and my friend Darshan were discussing about this, the idea suddenly struck us and that’s how we came up with e-meat. We conceptualised it in the first quarter of 2016 and started operating in December the same year.”
The duo now wants to expand to other cities within the state as well as outside so as to broaden their customer base, which is now around 3000. Presently, our regular customers include working women, senior citizens and students staying mostly in mess.The focus is also to change the meat buying experience for consumers through a technology integrated platform and solve the issue of finding a variety of non veg products under one roof.
“Placing an order with us is quite easy. One can book through the website www.emeat.in or call or whatsapp us in our number 789-44-22-999. Though our website is accessible 24X7, we have only two delivery slots, from 8 am to 1 pm and again from 6 to 9 pm. We provide home delivery in 75 minutes after the order is placed. We follow a peer to peer review system, which means starting from cutting to processing to packaging to delivery, we review every step to ensure quality and freshness of the products,”signed off Soumya.