Delivery services

The cost of free delivery

Nothing is free, so why not be honest about it?

When DoorDash started offering on-demand restaurant delivery in San Diego two years ago, I took advantage of free delivery incentives to try the service. I wrote about the convenience of ordering through an app, and ...

Little Miss growlers on demand

"If we roll up and they're wasted, we can't give it to them."

Little Miss Brewing opened a satellite tasting room in Normal Heights in June. While the brewery makes beer in Miramar, its business model has always been to open tasting rooms in more populous urban neighborhoods. ...

That time a chef brought me dinner

A farm-to-door feast once a week from Eat My Box

In July, chef Kathleen Wise moved on after nine years cooking for the popular — and well-documented — late night restaurant Starlite. Last week, she turned up at my front porch with a paper bag ...

Amazon’s dinner delivery fail

E-commerce giant works…if you want lunch

A sure sign a new market has become saturated is when the big, established companies come along and want a piece. That’s the case with web-based restaurant delivery services these days. Once the domain of ...

Sofa dwellers, rejoice

UberEATS app hits the road

Last year I likened the web-based Postmates delivery service to “a fleet of Uber drivers…waiting for you to order dinner…then rush it to you.” I’m not claiming the folks who run Uber read Feast!, but ...

Feasting like an Italian queen

Pizza by bike, courtesy of Courier Collective

It’s said the first pizza delivery was made in the late 19th Century to Italy’s Queen Margherita — and Neapolitan pizza joints still make the basil-and-tomato pie named for her. Everybody assumes it was delivered ...

Google Express delivers a dud

I'd eaten ten meals before my food arrived

In my pursuit of lazy eating, I've been digging into every internet delivery service that comes along. So, when a coupon for Google Express passed my way, I snapped it up — $30 for $50 ...

Click it, drink it

Growing number of services deliver beer to your door

Home-delivery service has become one of the tech industry's fastest growing sectors, and while its primary focus has been restaurant-prepared meals, beer and liquor are increasingly on the agenda. Over the past several months, several ...

Pocket butler

Laptop charger fouls the bed — what to do?

Katie works full-time at an office job and prefers to spend her weekends hiking, building motorcycles, or simply chilling at home, sans pants.

Soup and salad in a jar

Car’s Jars joins the local delivery market

With the glut of Silicon Valley tech companies vying for a piece of the food home delivery market the past year, I was surprised to discover a small local business pursuing its own niche: Car’s ...

Gobble, the app for lazy home chefs

Someone in Palo Alto is chopping a lot of vegetables

The Internet wants to feed you. A bunch of tech companies are advertising convenience in an effort to make their way into the food chain, most of them by marketing restaurant-delivery services to lazy home ...

DoorDash is knocking

...and with no minimum delivery

For our latest foray into restaurant home delivery services, I checked out a new app that hit town with a strong marketing push the past couple of months. DoorDash enters what’s become a crowded market ...

Down for dinner with Netflix

EatStreet delivery app joins a crowded field

When I started reviewing our local variety of restaurant delivery apps last year, I didn’t think the series would last long. But new companies keep hopping into the market, and now I’m starting to wonder ...

Give Me Delivery and give me ramen

Trying out the latest delivery app

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 ...

Delivery.com needs more restaurants

The service works, but it’s short on options

I’m amazed how many restaurant delivery apps and web sites have sprung up in San Diego the past few years. Read about some of them here, here, and here. As I dig deeper into available ...

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