Dealing with that bizarre line formation at Whole Foods, the frenzy of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on weekends, or the distance of the Alemany Farmers Market can drive anyone to the nearest Burger King. Luckily, we are here to help. Below are our six favorite options for getting choice dishes and/or ingredients to your door. Everything from prêt-à-manger bites and artisan pizza to paleo/crossfit baskets and Happy Boy Farms organic chiogga beets can be at your door in no time.

When it comes to dinnertime, Sprig has turned into my new mommy. Which is to say, instead of screeching "Mom, what's for dinner!" from the TV room, I now open Sprig on my phone to see what's for supper. Unlike my mom, however, Sprig's food is downright delicious. (Sorry, mom.) Their locally-sourced, seasonal meals are prepared by former Google executive chef Nate Keller, and they offer a daily rotating menu. (My personal favorite is their vegetarian and a gluten-free option. Because I am, if anything, a bastion of health.) The app is easy to use and comes with a nice image of what to expect at your door. To label Sprig "addictive" would be cliche, but also highly accurate. You've been warned. Download Sprig at the Apple Store. — Brock Keeling


FarmBox SF
Of all the organic baskets we've tried, few compare to FarmBox SF. The brainchild of partners Reisha Fryzer and Chako Fairbanks, the duo created the service to reach those who cannot visit their local farmer's market. By sourcing local, sustainably-grown produce from the farm and partnering with local food makers who offer foods like organic hummus, pasture-raised eggs, seasoned nuts, and honey, FarmBox SF makes local shopping almost too easy. (Also, for every basket they deliver, FarmBox SF donates one pound of fresh, organic produce to Leah's Pantry.) The company offers six FarmBox options (ranging in price from $49 to $129): the Complete FarmBox comes with a week’s worth of kitchen essentials, like fresh baked bread, juice, cheese, and more; other configurations include Paleo/crossfit, fruit-only, juicing, no-cooking, and fruit & veggie. — Brock Keeling


There are lots of busy people who can't figure out what to eat for dinner and don't want to settle for traditional takeout — especially if they're on a low-carb diet, for instance. Enter Munchery, a Bay Area start-up that just began ramping up last fall, offering tasty, often organic, mostly healthy, well rounded meal options for guys and gals on the go, and families with two working parents who can't afford their own personal chef. Single-serve dinners range in price from about $10 to $15, and include things like roast lamb tenderloin with lentils and salsa verde ($11), garlic shrimp with fettucine, house-made ricotta gnocchi Bolognese, and interesting vegetarian dishes like sunchoke latkes, and grilled tofu steaks with braised broccoli rabe and peanut-cilantro pesto — the latter prepared by Gitane chef Bridget Batson. Munchery boasts a culinary manager who spent ten years at Chez Panisse, and they employ several full-time, in-house chefs, including Alex Reccio (former exec chef of Limon, and an alum of Boulevard) and Matthew Urban (former exec chef of SF’s Yuzu and Seattle’s Blue Onion Bistro), as well as independent chefs looking for extra hours. Basically, you get personal-chef-level service at pretty amazing prices, delivered to your door. There just might be some re-heating involved. — Jay Barmann


Good Eggs
You may have heard about Good Eggs, but if you haven't and you've ever considered joining a CSA, you should. You see, CSAs give you whatever they've got, as seasons and supplies dictate, whereas Good Eggs is basically just an online grocery store connecting farmers and artisans with customers on non-farmers-market days. Sure, it's not that cheap, but the prices aren't much worse than Bi-Rite's either, and right now you can get all kinds of great citrus like organic Lisbon lemons from Twin Girl Farms ($2.75/lb), and organic chiogga beets from Happy Boy Farms ($2.50 a bunch) as well as baked goods like Firebrand Bakery pretzels and cookies from Batter Bakery, all delivered together. If you're not looking to cook one night, they also offer ready-made stuff like RoliRoti rotisserie chicken, El Sur empanadas, and full meals from Square Meals. Check it out. It's like for Slow Food. And it's pretty handy. — Jay Barmann

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TCB Courier
In these salad days of smartphone-summoned everything, it's refreshing to see a decidedly 90s-era operation like TCB's fleet of bike couriers delivering virtually anything for a couple bucks. You call them, they bike over to the deli and bring you a sandwich. What could be simpler? — Andrew Dalton
Call: 415-797-2255 or email: [email protected]

Seamless/GrubHub will have Paxti's to your door in minutes. (Photo: Seamless)

Competing online delivery services Seamless and GrubHub laid down their arms and joined forces last year, meaning that ordering delivery in your underwear has never been easier or more convenient, especially since you can include your tip in the online order and don't have to scramble for cash when the delivery-person rolls up. There's plenty of Chinese, Indian, Thai and pizza to go around, but you may need to sample around to find your best bet for quick, delicious delivery to your neighborhood (in our experience, wait times can be hugely variable). — Rose Garrett

(Photo: Good Eggs)