Food Delivery for the Holidays

By Alyssa Laffitte on December 20, 2019

Food delivery is a convenient, popular tool among college students. Who doesn’t love getting delicious restaurant food delivered directly to their home, rather than having to go out and get dressed up to get restaurant food. During the holidays, it can be especially tempting to get food delivered. Here are foods you can get delivered during the holidays.

Pizza

When people think of “food delivery”, usually pizza is the first thing that comes to their mind. This is for a reason! Pizza is an excellent holiday food. For one, it’s tasty! Second, it’s a great option when you have many people over during the holidays. People of all ages love pizza, too, so it will be a great option for your friends and relatives of all ages (everyone from the grandparents to the little kids!). You can also buy pizza with different toppings so that everyone in the group has a topping they enjoy. For this reason, if you are considering having food delivered during the holidays, I would recommend you have pizza delivered. It’s the perfect food for a holiday.

Groceries

People do not usually think of getting groceries delivered, but it is actually pretty common. Especially as the stores get busy for the holidays, it’s a good idea to have your groceries delivered to avoid the crowds and long lines. Your local grocery store might provide certain delivery options. For example, if you are from New England, Stop and Shop has a service called PeaPod that allows you to get your groceries delivered to your home. Some national grocery stores could also have delivery services. Check to see if your local grocery store has a similar service.

If your local grocery store does not have its own delivery service, there are apps that might support grocery delivery from your local stores. For example, an app like Instacart and FreshDirect will likely provide delivery services from your favorite grocery store to your home. Take some time to research different grocery delivery options, whether it is from the store itself or from an app.

Meal kits

If you like to cook, or if you want food for multiple days, you can get your food delivered through a meal kit service. You can multiple portions that you can cook over the course of a few days. With a meal kit, you will be provided with all the ingredients you need to cook up a delicious meal. Of course, the kit will also come with a recipe and pictures to help you, so even newer “chefs” can successfully make it. These services often have a large variety of meals to choose from, meaning you are bound to find something you like. Some of them also accommodate dietary restrictions (such as vegan or vegetarian). You could check out the many meal kit delivery services, such as Hello Fresh, Green Chef, Home Chef, or Blue Apron. These meal kits are delicious and convenient.

Lunch or dinner through delivery apps

If you are looking for a single meal, rather than groceries, you can consider having lunch or dinner delivered by a delivery app. If you are in the mood for a meal from a particular restaurant, figure out if they have an app. If this restaurant DOES have an app, it’s likely you can order food from them for delivery directly from the app. This method is good because it cuts out a middleman.

If the restaurant does not have an app, try using a third-party food delivery app. For example, you can get food delivered using DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and Postmates. These apps should have options for delivery from the best restaurants in your city. They are easy to use, and you’ll have your food from your favorite local restaurant in no time.

Don’t forget to allot a little extra money to any fees and to tip your delivery driver

Getting food delivered, especially during the holidays, might cost you a little more money. You might have to pay a few extra dollars in delivery fees due to the high demand of having food delivered during the holidays, and if the driver needs to drive in bad winter weather. Additionally, if you use an app, you might have to pay even more in delivery fees due to the third party. Finally, any time you get food delivered, please do not forget to tip the driver. They likely have driven in bad weather to get you your food. The least you can do is hand them a few extra dollars! If you are going to have food delivered during the holidays, don’t forget to budget a few more dollars for the delivery fee and driver’s tip.

Food delivery is very popular among us college students. If you want to, you could even get food delivered during the holidays.

23, ISFJ. Biology student. College lifestyle blogger. Avid reader and writer. Dog lover. Nerd. Boyband enthusiast. Superhero in training. Here to help you become the best you can be!

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