Eating good home-cooked food is indeed an effective way to feel better after a long day at work. But let’s admit it - preparing your own food at home when you’re too busy or physically and mentally exhausted, is not exciting at all. Good thing the universe has listened to our pleas: online food delivery services do exist.
With the help of the app, good food can be delivered at your doorstep in just a few clicks and swipes. And we’re not only talking about cold, pizza, soggy fries, and greasy burgers - we’re talking about real food, like healthy vegetarian options, authentic Asian fares, top-tier food from fine restaurants, and even high-quality sashimi from an interactive online seafood market.
Online food delivery services are all the rage in today’s busy world. Here are 6 why reasons ordering online can make your busy life easier.
No need to drive to your favorite restaurant - you can enjoy your favorite food without leaving your home or office.
What you need to do is to type in the name of the restaurant to see if they deliver to your area. You can also input what you’re looking for (e.g. sushi and sashimi, Korean food, burger places) and the relevant places under the radar will show up.
Food delivery services provide convenience to different types of consumers, not only Millenials - whether you’re a teen, hosting your house party, a busy working parent with no time to cook or you’re a grandma who finds it hard to commute to your favorite place.
Unlike traditional food delivery, you don’t need to browse online to look for the restaurant’s contact number or call a place where no one is picking up. You don’t have to wonder if the order is correct and wait in suspense, mindless where the delivery guy is.
With online food delivery, your orders are handled in a matter of seconds. You can specify your requests, like if you want to take out the pickles or ask for extra mustard.
Delivery apps also provide detailed information regarding the status of your delivery. You can track your order via geolocation utilities and see if the order has been placed, or if the delivery guy is on his way.
Okay, let’s be honest: the waiting time when ordering an online food delivery service isn’t that fast. Factors like traffic, weather conditions, how busy the restaurant is, and how complex your orders are, can contribute to longer wait times.
However, waiting for an hour or two for a high-quality dinner for the whole family is still quicker than going to the market and cooking a restaurant-quality meal for 5. Not to mention, you may be too busy with other household chores, children, and work responsibilities.
Ordering from outside allows you to relax. You can do more, eat your meal to please your mood, and skip washing the dishes.
Whether you’re a foodie or just someone who enjoys coming across new dining places, you’ll love how online food delivery apps can connect you to a wide array of restaurants.
Are you longing for Indian food? Or perhaps some succulent sashimi to please your fresh seafood cravings? Are you looking for a vegan restaurant you can regularly visit? Who knows? There might be a nearby restaurant that will suit your taste.
Instead of being confined to places nearby, online food delivery apps can help you discover a multitude of great restaurants in your area.
Since ordering online gives you access to a plethora of restaurants, you now have the choice to stick to your healthy eating plans. Go ahead and skip pizza or chicken wings - you can find local eateries serving healthier options like grilled meat, seafood, steamed fish, salads, and even dining places that honor your dietary restrictions (low-sodium, low-carb, vegetarian or vegan, halal, etc).
Let’s be honest - not all of us are great chefs. Some of us aren’t even a decent home cook. The food that you prepare is limited by your culinary expertise, time, and sometimes, mood. So if you (and your family) want something besides the chicken tenders and mashed potatoes you eat twice a week, think about downloading a food delivery app.
Author Bio: Mina Natividad is a passionate daytime writer for Manettas Seafood Market, an online and interactive seafood hub which provides customers a true, first-class fish market experience without leaving home. Since she’s a seafood lover herself, she’s got a lot to say about food, well-being, and lifestyle.