The stay-at-home guide to eating out

You’ve just managed to peel out of your bed that you’ve been sleeping in for days now and you open your fridge to find that there is not one thing to eat. Whether you have spent this time binge-watching every show on Netflix or attempting to write that paper you have been procrastinating, one thing that remains constant during this pandemic is getting food brought right to your doorstep. Luckily, there are a number of resources available that allow us to keep a safe distance. In some states there are still delivery options and luckily for some people who love deliveries there have been a lot of exceptions lately. Most options such as Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash have waived delivery fees to help local restaurants with the likelihood of getting customers.

So, here are a few tips to survive starvation as a college student without sticking to ramen. If you are anywhere in the Virginia Beach area, DoorDash has waived a good percentage of fees for local or small businesses. Uber Eats has also found a way to waive fees if you spend a certain amount. If you turn on any channel, there are commercials for Arby’s, Popeyes, and a number of fast food places.

As important as it might be to support your local business, there still have to be ways to keep social distance.  Most of these apps have given the customer the option to have their food delivered and left in front of your door. No matter how hungry you are, a contact-free delivery is a lot safer.

Though we are familiar with all of our regular delivery apps, there’s no harm in calling a pizza place or other restaurant nearby and ordering that way.  Some restaurants are not part of delivery apps, but have also waived the delivery fee due to circumstances. Sit back, stay inside, and enjoy a meal you don’t have to pay  a few extra dollars to deliver. However, there may be no delivery fee, but don’t forget to tip!

Valery Caraballo