As local businesses pivot and adapt to the current climate, two are teaming up to serve the North Jersey area. Solex Fine Foods and its sister company, Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse, are combining their talents for Solex Catsmo Home: a delivery service that brings essential groceries and themed food boxes to North Jersey residents.
In particular, Solex Catsmo Home provides restaurant quality meat, fish, produce, dairy, truffles, and more direct to homes. When many top New York City restaurants started closing in March 2020, Solex founder Markus Draxler had a problem: His company had a stockpile of unused food, and his main clients – those shuttered eateries – no longer needed his products.
Solex Catsmo Home Delivers Restaurant Quality Products
Soon after, Draxler started giving fruit, veggies, and more to his neighbors and grocers in his hometown of Montclair. Interest and demand for his products grew naturally by word of mouth. “No one expected what happened in such a fast time,” says Draxler. All of a sudden, Solex Fine Foods found a vital new customer: The home cook. Draxler, a married father of three girls, says “We had no other choice. We had to change our business model and think about other avenues of revenue. We became a business faster and sooner than I expected.”
Now, as Solex Catsmo Home, the team provides North Jersey customers with epicurean food deliveries that will delight any foodie. The products they deliver include Battenkill Creamery milk, Catsmo smoked salmon, pasta from Italy, and cuts of 7X Wagyu beef. “We really have a big variety,” Draxler adds. “We can be your purveyor for everyday products you need for the whole week. We’re here to make it easy to bring essentials to your fridge.”
But these essentials are the same products used by chefs in Michelin-starred New York City restaurants; such as Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, and Le Bernardin. In addition, they source food products locally from New Jersey and New York farms as much as the seasons allow. “We have unique products that you can’t find anywhere else,” Draxler also tells us.
Don’t Miss These Curated Collections
Solex Catsmo Home further provides “Collections,” with each themed box offering a unique meal experience. For instance, the Black Seed Bagels Brunch Collection comes with six assorted bagels, Catsmo salmon, cream cheese, and ripe avocados. Meanwhile, the Summer Grilling Pack delivers ground beef patties, pork burgers, and cheddar brats, plus brioche buns and sausage rolls. Click here to see their current Collections.
Draxler believes people’s eating habits are changing and will stay this way for a long time to come. “We see a future in the home delivery business,” he says. “We’re going to continue to build this company.”
Solex Catsmo Home delivers to Bergen, Essex, and Hudson counties every Wednesday and Saturday. Orders placed before 8:00 pm the day before receive next-day delivery. The order minimum is $75. To learn more, click here to visit their website or click here to give them a call (ext 104).
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Food Photos: © Damian Alcock (Provided by Solex Catsmo Home)
Driver Photo: © Sara Stroman (Provided by Solex Catsmo Home)