BERKELEY -- Gourmet meal delivery startup SpoonRocket has expanded its services to downtown Oakland and the Lake Merritt area.

SpoonRocket serves up two dishes a day -- one vegetarian option and one meat-based meal -- and delivers for free to certain parts of the East Bay within 15 minutes after the order is placed. The gourmet meals, which use local, fresh ingredients, are designed by Executive Chef David Cramer, a 25-year culinary veteran who used to oversee restaurants in Napa, and sell for $6 each. Delivery is available from 11 a.m .to 4 a.m.

SpoonRocket launched five months ago in Berkeley and Emeryville with backing from Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator. Founders Steve Hsiao and Anson Tsui say they have plans to soon expand to San Francisco.

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