Ordering in just got easier in the First State.
Many people know me as a “Philly food writer”–the fact of the matter is I actually live an hour outside of the city. For those of you who are great with geography, you understand that I pretty much live in the middle of nowhere. Because I spend much of my time during the week on the road and going out to restaurants, I usually reserve a weekend or two every month for relaxing at home and ordering in. There’s only one problem. There are only a couple–and I mean that literally–restaurants in my area that deliver so when I was contacted by BringMeThat.com, a new food delivery service, and informed of their partnership with local restaurants, my interest was piqued.
If you’re like me, you probably have a designated drawer in your kitchen that holds all of your takeout menus for those “I-don’t-feel-like-cooking” and “yucky weather” nights. (Am I right?) The great thing about BringMeThat.com is the fact that participating restaurants’ menus are already listed on the site–no more searching for that paper menu. The site itself is fairly straightforward; customers can type in their address to get a list of participating restaurants, click and begin ordering. After an order is placed, BringMeThat.com contacts the restaurant to ensure that the order went through properly and charges the order through its own account (an individual’s credit card information is never shared). Once the restaurant has confirmed the order, an e-mail with the order details is automatically generated and sent to the customer.
Overall, using the service was convenient and enjoyable and the food was delivered promptly (long before the promised time of 45 minutes). Currently, BringMeThat.com‘s service is only available in cities in Delaware, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania but the company is rapidly expanding their territory so keep an eye out for new places if you don’t see your city listed.
Iris McCarthy is a freelance food writer and blogger in the Greater Philadelphia region with a passion for writing and food culture. Iris lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, but spends much of her time eating, working and playing in the city. When she’s not attending local food events, scoping out new ice cream spots to satiate her sweet tooth, or covering the Philly food scene, Iris can be found checking out the latest community theaters and museums. Follow Iris as she dines around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs on her popular food blog The Palate Princess and via Twitter @PalatePrincess.