4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Give Me Delivery and give me ramen

Trying out the latest delivery app

The black ramen from Izakaya Ouan doesn’t disappoint — it’s both black and ramen
The black ramen from Izakaya Ouan doesn’t disappoint — it’s both black and ramen

While ordering food at Carnitas Snack Shack recently, I noticed a sign pointing out that I could choose to have my favorite poutine delivered. They’ve signed on with Give Me Delivery, yet another web- and app-based delivery service to hit San Diego.

A few days later I gave it a shot. As usual, I found the website, entered my home address, and it returned a list of restaurants serving my area. I’ve had problems in the past with other, similar services due to a lack of restaurants — including one I decided not to try because its options in my area were limited to only two.

Working with the Give Me Delivery interface to get some ramen

Give Me Delivery features a couple dozen. Even better, there were some of my favorites cheap eats: City Tacos, Mama’s Bakery, and Tender Greens, in addition to Carnitas. As it turns out, some of my least favorite restaurants have also signed up with the service, but I won’t mention them.

What got me even hungrier was the inclusion of a couple of restaurants that I, for no good reason, haven’t tried yet. I settled on one of these, Izakaya Ouan in Hillcrest, for one reason: ramen.

Once the restaurant is selected, the first part of the menu you see is a Most Popular section which lists a few of the spot’s signature dishes. I found it easier to ignore this and scroll past the restaurant’s sushi options to the section that mattered to me in that moment: noodles. There I found a litany of ten dollar ramen options: chili oil red ramen, spinach, kale oil green ramen. and something called piggy ramen. I settled on black ramen made with tonkotsu (bone broth) and black oil, a sesame- and garlic-rich concoction that lives up to its name.

Once the ordering process started, the user experience turned out to be easy and well thought out. I could enter special requests and edit my cart easily, and I could enter a tip for the driver up front. While this does sort of diminish the tip as a reward for service, if you’re short on cash it’s great to have the option.

Perhaps the bigger issue is the $5.99 delivery fee and $15 ordering minimum. These amounts vary by restaurant, but not by much. Though typical of this type service, it’s a little frustrating to pay the six buck fee and then tip three bucks more, as I did.

However, the food showed up on the short end of the 45 minute to hour and a half estimate, and the driver simply handed me a bag full of ramen and walked away. That was a beautiful moment. Digging into that tasty ramen was even better.

All around, one of the better Friday night delivery and Netflix experiences I’ve had. You can reach them at Give Me Delivery.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Bella vs fellas

The reigning Queen of Whoop-ass stars as a Girl With No Name
Next Article

A postmodern eclectic

Hemisphere, Darius Degher, Dead Rock West, Sandollar, Adam Gnade
The black ramen from Izakaya Ouan doesn’t disappoint — it’s both black and ramen
The black ramen from Izakaya Ouan doesn’t disappoint — it’s both black and ramen

While ordering food at Carnitas Snack Shack recently, I noticed a sign pointing out that I could choose to have my favorite poutine delivered. They’ve signed on with Give Me Delivery, yet another web- and app-based delivery service to hit San Diego.

A few days later I gave it a shot. As usual, I found the website, entered my home address, and it returned a list of restaurants serving my area. I’ve had problems in the past with other, similar services due to a lack of restaurants — including one I decided not to try because its options in my area were limited to only two.

Working with the Give Me Delivery interface to get some ramen

Give Me Delivery features a couple dozen. Even better, there were some of my favorites cheap eats: City Tacos, Mama’s Bakery, and Tender Greens, in addition to Carnitas. As it turns out, some of my least favorite restaurants have also signed up with the service, but I won’t mention them.

What got me even hungrier was the inclusion of a couple of restaurants that I, for no good reason, haven’t tried yet. I settled on one of these, Izakaya Ouan in Hillcrest, for one reason: ramen.

Once the restaurant is selected, the first part of the menu you see is a Most Popular section which lists a few of the spot’s signature dishes. I found it easier to ignore this and scroll past the restaurant’s sushi options to the section that mattered to me in that moment: noodles. There I found a litany of ten dollar ramen options: chili oil red ramen, spinach, kale oil green ramen. and something called piggy ramen. I settled on black ramen made with tonkotsu (bone broth) and black oil, a sesame- and garlic-rich concoction that lives up to its name.

Once the ordering process started, the user experience turned out to be easy and well thought out. I could enter special requests and edit my cart easily, and I could enter a tip for the driver up front. While this does sort of diminish the tip as a reward for service, if you’re short on cash it’s great to have the option.

Perhaps the bigger issue is the $5.99 delivery fee and $15 ordering minimum. These amounts vary by restaurant, but not by much. Though typical of this type service, it’s a little frustrating to pay the six buck fee and then tip three bucks more, as I did.

However, the food showed up on the short end of the 45 minute to hour and a half estimate, and the driver simply handed me a bag full of ramen and walked away. That was a beautiful moment. Digging into that tasty ramen was even better.

All around, one of the better Friday night delivery and Netflix experiences I’ve had. You can reach them at Give Me Delivery.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Transparency not hallmark of Todd Gloria's top operators

Streetlight spycam spokeswoman picked as mayor's top media gatekeeper
Next Article

A postmodern eclectic

Hemisphere, Darius Degher, Dead Rock West, Sandollar, Adam Gnade
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close