Monthly subscription box from Red Stick Spice Co. Photo by Sean Gasser

Out for delivery: Local services add a little something extra to the everyday

Billy Heroman’s

As a woman remarked while walking to her car in the Whole Foods parking lot, “We have to take happiness wherever we can find it.” These local delivery services offer a touch of happiness, comfort and ease that makes everyday life feel more exciting. And few things spark joy quite like coming home to a colorful and fragrant floral arrangement. Whether you’re a plant lover or a home entertainer looking to add that extra touch, Billy Heroman’s monthly plant, rose or flower subscriptions bring life and lightness to any space.

Chef Jeremy Coco

Now’s the time that New Year’s resolution to meal prep is most likely to fall by the wayside. Grocery shopping, Tupperware packing and dishwashing make meal prepping far from fabulous. But what if someone else handled all of that? Chef Jeremy Coco is taking the stress out of mealtime with a no-strings-attached meal delivery service. His seasonally rotating weekly menu of freshly prepared meals includes paleo and keto-friendly, vegetarian, gluten-free and seafood options. While he does require a three-meal minimum for delivery, there’s no week-to-week commitment required.

Sweet Baton Rouge

For every season, there’s a T-shirt. Or however the saying goes. Be prepared for Louisiana’s seasons—Mardi Gras, crawfish, football and Christmas—with the Lagniappe Box by Sweet Baton Rouge. The quarterly subscription box includes a seasonal Sweet Baton Rouge T-shirt and a curated selection of products crafted by small businesses right here in Louisiana. Order one, sign up for the year or build your own at

Red Stick Spice Co.

Arguably the first luxury item ever sold, spices have elevated food into culinary delights for millennia. These days, the bold and unique flavors of Red Stick Spice Co. can be brought to any meal with a monthly subscription box from Red Stick Spice Co.  Each curated box includes a full-size extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar or avocado oil along with a spice blend, hand-blended tea and a selection of additional products like infused sugars, extracts, seasonal tea or local artisanal products.