It's a million degrees below zero outside, you're starving and you're sick of ordering pizza and "freaky fast" subs.Thankfully, getting whatever you want to eat without moving a muscle has never been easier.That’s why decided to do a head-to-head shootout to see how four of the area's most popular food delivery services performed during the lunch hour on a bitterly cold day in Downtown Indianapolis. More: How ClusterTruck is winning the billion-dollar race from kitchen to your curb More: UberEATS starts delivery from Indy restaurants More: Portillo's menu now available for delivery in Fishers and beyond We then tried to replicate the test in the northwest side suburbs to see how the options and fees changed once you left the heart of the Circle City.We’ve also taken a look at the fees, the user experience and the perks of each one. Here’s how it went. The contenders and the conditions The services used in this were DoorDash, … [Read more...] about We tried 4 biggest food delivery options in Indianapolis. Here’s how they compared.
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It's a million degrees below zero outside, you're starving and you're sick of ordering pizza and "freaky fast" subs.Thankfully, getting whatever you want to eat without moving a muscle has never been easier.That’s why decided to do a head-to-head shootout to see how four of the area's most popular food delivery services performed during the lunch hour on a bitterly cold day in Downtown Indianapolis. More: How ClusterTruck is winning the billion-dollar race from kitchen to your curb More: UberEATS starts delivery from Indy restaurants More: Portillo's menu now available for delivery in Fishers and beyond We then tried to replicate the test in the northwest side suburbs to see how the options and fees changed once you left the heart of the Circle City.We’ve also taken a look at the fees, the user experience and the perks of each one. Here’s how it went. The contenders and the conditions The services used in this were DoorDash, … [Read more...] about We tried Indy’s 4 biggest food delivery options. Here’s how they compared.
Eating fresh and healthy food doesn’t have to be hard. At a time when most people own a smart device that will grant them access to the internet, ordering fresh fruits and vegetables from a local grocery store can be as simple as clicking a mouse. There are other options, yet, including subscription bags filled with local produce can be delivered to your door. For example, Local Farm OK offers locally grown and made products that can be delivered to your home or office. The Tulsa company will celebrate its second anniversary in February, when it started offering a farm-to-home service. “We are farmers who wanted to deliver the farmers market to your doorstep,” said Ashley Neal, who owns Local Farm OK with her husband, Ben. “It’s a true local product. (Customers) are interested in knowing where their food comes from.” Deliveries include seasonal items such as strawberries in the spring, tomatoes in the summer, potatoes in the fall and … [Read more...] about Eating fresh food is easier than you think
By Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. The world's biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials at the startup firm marketing the technology told Reuters. The dishes would be easy to stockpile and ship because they do not require refrigeration and could be offered quite cheaply compared with take-out from a restaurant. If the cutting-edge food technology comes to fruition, and Amazon implements it on a large scale, it would be a major step forward for the company as it looks to grab hold of more grocery customers shifting toward quick and easy meal options at home. Delivering meals would build on the company's AmazonFresh service, which has been delivering … [Read more...] about Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery
A mallet-wielding lunatic was caught on video attacking a food delivery van driver in Brooklyn, as the driver kicked and thrashed to defend himself. An Uber passenger caught the scene on the way to the Barclays Center Sunday afternoon and posted it on YouTube. It all happened on Flatbush Ave., near Lafayette St. The video shows the attacker — identified by cops as Damian Bailey, 34 — chase the van’s driver, who hits the ground in front of the cab. Bailey then swings the mallet at the 23-year-old victim several times. Police arrive on the scene moments later. The victim, who was driving a FreshDirect van, was trying to stop Bailey from leaving the scene of a crash, and had gotten on the hood of Bailey’s car, cops said. In a now-deleted post on Reddit, the witness who took the video wrote, according to Gothamist.com, “I had no idea that there was going to be a hammer attack as the car rolled up, and I … [Read more...] about SEE IT: Man attacks food delivery van driver with hammer in Brooklyn street
Google's next gamble is on groceries. The tech giant will roll out fresh food deliveries in San Francisco and another as-yet-unnamed city later this year, according to Bloomberg. Google will partner with Whole Foods and Costco for the new service, which promises same-day delivery. Google’s home delivery arm, Google Express, already delivers some packaged foods among its other offerings, but fresh items like produce haven’t previously been available. "It's in our incentive, as well as the merchant's incentive, for us to help customers get the full store delivered to them," Brian Elliott, the general manager of Google Express, told Bloomberg. Launched in 2013, Google Express delivers a range of goods via same-day or overnight service to its members for $95 a year. Its competitor, Amazon Prime, costs $99 per year, but students get half off. Amazon also has its own grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, which is operating in a handful of U.S. cities. The company has also … [Read more...] about Google testing grocery delivery
Food delivery services are now as diverse as the New Yorkers who use them. Whether you’re vegan, follow a Paleolithic diet, are a pescetarian — or just plain picky — new companies are filling the niche. “Getting naturally sourced foods is also a big trend,” says Edlin Choi, founder of Eat Tribal, a year-old paleo delivery service. Eat Tribal caters to those following a diet based on what prehistoric man ate as hunter/gatherers, like grass-fed meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. “More and more people are getting in touch with a desire to eat in a particular way,” says Marisa Claire Smith of Sweet Roots NYC, a service that delivers farm-fresh ingredients for those cooking meals who are on specific diets — or who just distrust restaurant takeout. “There are hidden ingredients in takeout food,” Smith says. “You don’t know really what they’re doing behind the scenes.” Others are just … [Read more...] about Food delivery companies are now serving specialized niches in New York
Texas is set to put to death convicted murderer Anthony Doyle on Thursday as it keeps steady its pace of executions while other states have had to postpone capital punishments because they cannot obtain drugs used in lethal injections. Doyle, 29, was convicted of beating food delivery woman Hyun Cho - a South Korean native - to death in 2003 with a baseball bat, putting her body in a trash can and stealing her car. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CDT. Texas, which has executed more people than any other state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, has obtained a fresh batch of its execution drug pentobarbital, the Department of Criminal Justice said this month, without revealing the source. Many other U.S. states have been struggling to obtain drugs for executions after pharmaceutical firms, mostly in Europe, imposed sales bans because they object to having medications used in lethal … [Read more...] about Texas set to execute man who killed food delivery woman with bat
Thanks to dozens of plots in community gardens scattered across the Lower Hudson Valley, patrons of local soup kitchens and food pantries will be enjoying tons of just-picked produce this year. Along with the expected boxes of cereal and jars of peanut butter, they can now look forward to just-picked collards, tomatoes, hot peppers and eggplants, even homegrown herbs like cilantro and basil.Through its Plant a Row for the Hungry program, People to People, Rockland’s largest food pantry, now collects between 10,000 and 12,000 pounds of produce each year from community groups, home gardeners and local farms.Big contributors include Cropsey Farm in New City, the Rockland Farm Alliance, the Nyack Garden Club and ambitious home gardeners like Tom Brizzolara, public affairs director of Orange and Rockland Utilities, who regularly drops off several pounds of vegetables from his garden. “We call him the Zucchini King,” says Diane Serratore, executive director of People to … [Read more...] about Community gardens grow tons of fresh food for the poor in Westchester, Rockland
Restaurant delivery often means soggy salads, cold entrees and limp fried chicken. A new company wants change that by taking over the entire food delivery process from soup to nuts. Maple, backed by David Chang of the Momofuku restaurant empire, and $22 million in financing is opening a commissary kitchen in the Financial District Tuesday, the first of what they say will be a growing network of kitchens across the city. "I don't think there's ever been a focus on making delivered food fantastic, fast and delicious by top level talent," Chang told the Daily News. "There are so many great chefs who have revolutionized and accomplished great things in the restaurant world. Now, the next logical step is to share that talent by making great food for more people, for everyone." The app promises high quality lunches and dinners at a low price point — $12 for lunch and $15 for dinner. Opening its own kitchens rather than delivering food from … [Read more...] about David Chang’s delivery service launches Tuesday in Financial District