Dipped Fresh transitions to online, catering business

Dipped Fresh has closed its doors on River Street, but customers of the gourmet deli and dessert shop shouldn’t worry.

“Dipped Fresh is still open,” said co-owner Cynthia Wood. “People can call and place their orders and we’ll be glad to take care of you.”

She and her business partner Antonia Poland recently transitioned Dipped Fresh to an online-only business that focuses on catering events and delivering call-in orders, in addition to the homemade sweet treats the business has become known for.

“We learned a lot of things. It was a great experience,” Wood said of the nearly two years Dipped Fresh was open on River Street. “We felt like it was time to refocus and concentrate on the things we are doing well.”

She explained that most business came through catering and special orders. She said it was just “good business sense” to focus on that aspect of the shop.

Along with the new emphasis on catering and delivery comes Leftovers, a new Dipped Fresh dinner offering that should be available on the business’s website come mid-March or early April.

“Leftovers will be just another concept added to the Dipped Fresh repertoire,” Wood noted.

Here’s how it works: Monday-Thursday, a full menu of dinner items will be posted on Dipped Fresh’s website. If a customer orders enough food for two, they will receive enough food for three. If a dinner for four is ordered, it will come with enough food for six.

The dinner menu will rotate weekly, and Wood said she hopes this will save customers money by providing them enough leftovers for lunch the next day.

“Leftovers are a wonderful thing,” said Wood. “We’ll be doing mashed potatoes that are real — nothing boxed — real green beans, real macaroni and cheese, fresh salads, pot roast, meatloaf, chicken Parmesan.”

Every meal will also include a Dipped Fresh dessert, she added.

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