Maybe it’s because we’re a little obsessed with rebuilding that old-time neighborhood spirit, or maybe it’s because we’re a startup ourselves, but we love small businesses. We’re thrilled to celebrate National Small Business Week by surprising some of our favorite business owners across the country.
In New York, TaskRabbit Autumn L. dropped off some delightful treats to some of our favorite small businesses. She delivered a bottle of champagne from Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit to the legendary macaron purveyors at Maison Ladurée.
We're pretty sure champagne goes great with macarons.
Next, Autumn grabbed a selection of local brews from Good Beer and dropped them off in time for the awesome team at Crumbs Bake Shop to have a happy hour celebration.
Perfect cupcakes + good beer = happy hour.
City Swiggers also discovered the glory of beer and cupcake pairings when Autumn dropped off a dozen mini-cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery.
The people at City Swiggers know good beer, and now they have cupcakes!
After spending a few minutes figuring out his delivery route, Nick B. dropped off some tasty ‘lette macarons to Amelia and Erika, the owners of Lindy & Grundy.
The always efficient TaskRabbit Nick B., planning out the delivery route.
These macarons are destined for the meat mavens of Lindy & Grundy.
Downtown macarons without the drive! How sweet.
Chicago TaskRabbit Lillian R. braved the line at Hot Doug’s on Friday to pick up some hot dogs for the very cool staff of Threadless.
The smiling face of someone who just realized she can get Hot Doug's delivered.
On Thursday, Los Angeles TaskRabbit Nick B. delighted the meat gods of McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. with a delicious Porto’s cake.
A Porto's cake, about to be delivered.
The cake makes it to McCall's!
Tuesday, we asked TaskRabbit Melody B. to make some surprise deliveries to our favorite small businesses in San Francisco.
Melody dropped some tasty Mission Minis cupcakes off to an apparel guru at Benny Gold:
The PlumpJack Wine crew also scored a delivery of Mission Minis:
Melody delivered a bottle of bubbly from PlumpJack Wine to the delightful (but camera-shy) Katherine at Cherries Flowers: