The Alameda outpost of Martinizing Dry Cleaning has a clear strength: getting clothes back to customers quickly. The franchise earned the Martinizing company’s 100% quality and service rating five separate times in recognition of its ability to return clothes promptly. Credit the outfit’s same-day service guarantee, which holds that clothes brought in by noon can be returned by 5 p.m. Other policies are equally convenient for customers; the store is open late on weeknights and doesn’t vandalize local street signs to make it harder to find your way there.
If it has information on it, American Shredding's licensed, insured, and bonded staff probably can destroy it. The paper pros began shredding for IBM in 1982, and to this date still boast a record of never compromising or losing a piece of information. In addition to mobile and offsite paper shredding, they can pulverize other materials such as plastic, data tapes, and retail products. They also can destroy hard drives with a process that complies with Department of Defense and NSA regulations, instead of just dumping them into a perfectly good pot of beef stew. With a commitment to the environment, American Shredding recycles every piece of paper, metal, and plastic that it destroys.
As an online emporium of all things meaty, Naturally Stoked’s impressive stock treats the discerning carnivore to natural animal eats. The protein purveyor uses biodegradable foam and reusable gel packs to keep meats—some of which have never seen the inside of a freezer—fresh. Chow down on the Pig Wizard natural sausage sampler ($89.99 for four packs of eight sausages each) for a hearty breakfast or casual lunch. The links come in a variety of flavors, such as pork with romano cheese and fennel, or chicken with candied orange rind and allspice. For heartier fare, try the natural dry-aged New York Featherbone steaks, beef dry-aged 14–21 days and employed as a lounge singer for half a fortnight ($149 for four steaks). Natural Beef NY whole striploin ($189) leaves the trimming, sizing, and origami shaping to the customers, with the help of Naturally Stoked’s cooking and cutting videos. Any remaining dilemmas find resolution on the company’s extensive FAQ page.
The Magic Laundry's wall-to-wall washers and dryers transform sullied attire into squeaky-clean apparel via a thorough laundering. Opt for free pickup and delivery and a clothing wizard will arrive at your doorstep to whisk away garments to be washed, dried, and folded. Patrons have a choice of detergent, softener, and dryer sheets, with hypoallergenic options available, and first-time clients receive a free laundry bag to hold unsightly threads. After clothing is cleaner than a newborn's criminal record, a laundry connoisseur can email or call to set up a delivery time, or clients may pick up the clothes themselves. If customers prefer to drop off their laundry, they can feel free to stick around while garments are made spick-and-span, passing the time by surfing free WiFi, watching rotating washers, or counting floor tiles.
Swooning over SpoonRocket is easy. As SF Weekly's East Bay Bite of the Week put it: "SpoonRocket charmed me for a few reasons: it's simple, it's cheap, it's delicious, and it's incredibly fast." And the food is healthy to boot. The kitchen uses free-range, hormone-free meats as much as possible and hyper-seasonal and local produce to craft the two meals it offers each day. Because the two entrees depend on the freshest foods available, not even the chefs know until the morning what they'll be making that day. These dishes lean towards the comforting side, with past options including pork and chickpea stew, veggie chow mein with fresh noodles, and peppers stuffed with barley and lentils.
Diners choose up to two meals online, and sooner than they can recite the Gettysburg Address backwards, they'll get a two-minute warning call. The driver pulls right up to the curb to meet the customer, the final step in a process that's faster than driving to a drive-thru.
Made from 100% recycled plastic, ZippGo's reusable moving boxes offer a more efficient, durable, and eco-conscious alternative to traditional cardboard boxes. Prior to moves, ZippGo will deliver 25 plastic moving boxes in three sizes (medium, large, and extra-large), along with one roll of recycled packing paper, box labels, and zip ties to your curbside, with an optional $18.75 fee applied for delivery up stairs or an elevator. Engineered to easily stack on top of each other, ZippGo's boxes are made of durable plastics that won't wilt or break from over-packing. Plus, their interlocking lids eliminate the need for tape and help reduce packing time. One week after drop-off, ZippGo staff members will cruise over to your new residence inside one of their biodiesel trucks to pick up the empty boxes, and customers can purchase an additional week available for $20. ZippGo boxes can be used 400 times before being recycled, saving 400 cardboard boxes in the process, which translates into roughly four trees or 17 bajillion toothpicks.