Is there a solution when you don’t want to cook but you’re sick of takeout?

Umi Kitchen wants to be it. The app, launched by the daughter of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe restaurateur Danny Meyer, allows home cooks to list their meals on an app for delivery. Fittingly for a startup entering both the sharing economy and the food delivery wars, the meals are delivered by Postmates.

Umi Kitchen has been available through a pilot program in Brooklyn since April, but the iOS app launches in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Its investors include Danny Meyer, the founders of Sweetgreen, Elizabeth Cutler of Soul Cycle and Hayley Barna of Birchbox. The $1.4-million seed round last year was led by David Tisch and Adam Rothenberg at Box Group. Read more…

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This startup from Danny Meyer’s daughter wants to deliver home cooking