MY ESSENTIALS: MY FAVORITE DELIVERY APPS
To think that just 8 years ago when I moved to the city, if you wanted a cab you had to leave 15 minutes early just to hail one, and you had to call to get your pizza delivered. Today, I can order groceries while at the gym and select my dinner while riding the bus home from work. While not all cities have these apps, I thought that I would share my favorite five time saving delivery apps with you.
If I was only to pick one app, this would be the one. Since I sold my car 4 years ago, going to the grocery store isn't as easy as it used to be. Even for those without a car, this app can be helpful. You can order from a bunch of stores but I typically order from Whole Foods. It is great because you can monitor your cart total so you can remove those unnecessary impulse buys. The delivery is around $6 which is well worth not having to go to the grocery store, park, do the shopping, checkout and carry the groceries home. I love being able to reorder my favorites and they will even pick up wine and flowers for you. I mean you can't beat that.
for $10 off your first order.
I have been a big supporter of this company since they started in SF a few years ago. Their gorgeous flowers were featured in my apartment tour on Apartment Therapy and the owner hand delivered them to me. They now have gone nationwide which means everyone can enjoy the blooms. They also delivery day-of which is handy if you need to make sure someone feels special in a pinch.
Speaking of making someone feel special in a pinch...these cookies-on-demand are pretty much the best invention ever. I was hosting a dinner party and had the cookies delivered as a fun, low-key treat. They also do day-of delivery (in 20 mins) so if you need a little pick-me-up for yourself or for someone else, they can delivery quite quickly. The cookies themselves are also pretty amazing. I'm a big fan of their colorful sprinkle ones.
You guys have already read my experience with Enjoy but I couldn't pull together this list without listing them as well. This SF company delivers and sets-up tech for free in your home. I loved it because it made the whole tech buying experience completely stress-free. I enjoy (pun intended) my iPad I got from them every day. I even use the tips they taught me when they dropped it off.
Last but not least, my go-to need-dinner-but-don't-want-to-cook app is Caviar. This app has literally all of the restaurants in the city (ok, maybe not all but A LOT) They are quick and have great track-ability, which helps when you are starving. They also have deals on delivery for local places and a quick 15 min option for when you are really hungry.
So those are my main ones. Did I forget any that I just HAVE to check out?