Winter is almost here, and thus begins the season when I turn into a hermit. It’s cold, it’s wet, and I don’t want to go outside. The problem is, I also don’t feel much like cooking when it’s cold and gray. I just want to curl up under a blanket and eat something delicious.
Unfortunately, our delivery options here are limited to a few choices: pizza, Chinese, and sandwiches. I love all these things, but since I’ve started Weight Watchers I’m trying to make healthier choices. Plus, sometimes you just don’t feel like pizza. Sometimes you want your favorite dish from your favorite Broad Ripple restaurant, without the hassle of actually going to Broad Ripple.
Enter: DoorDash. I was recently asked to try out this new food delivery service that has expanded into the Indianapolis area. The premise is simple — you download the DoorDash app, order food from a local restaurant, and then it’s delivered directly to you. No getting dressed or going outside required! I can shop local and be lazy.
The whole thing sounds really simple, but does it deliver? I was invited to give DoorDash a try this week, and here’s what I experienced:
I downloaded the app and typed in my zip code to see a list of available restaurants. There are so many options; everything from Chick-Fil-A to Cafe Patachou. It was really hard to decide, but I finally went with my favorite fish tacos from 3 Sisters Cafe. I love supporting a local restaurant!
Choosing my food from the menu was easy, and I loved that I could specify any special instructions. You can also choose how to respond if the item you order isn’t available.
After I placed my order, all I had to do was sit back and wait! The DoorDash app regularly updated me with the status of my order. I knew exactly when my delivery driver was headed my way. Since I paid and tipped through the app, all I had to do was grab my food and say “thanks!”
Exactly on time, there was a knock on my door, and my food had arrived. It was hot and delicious, and just as good as in the restaurant. Added bonus? After my order I got a text message with credits to put toward my next order. Love it.
Do I recommend DoorDash? Absolutely. The options are endless, the delivery fee is totally reasonable, and it’s just as easy and affordable as ordering pizza. We will definitely be using this service again, especially as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Being able to get my favorite foods while wearing my pajamas is like getting an early Christmas present.
Want to try it out? Use my promo code MOMFORLESS and you can save $8 on your first order! With hundreds of options and no minimum order, this is really a great deal. DoorDash makes getting your favorite foods easy, no matter the weather!