If, like me, your top summer priority is spending as many moments as possible soaking in the surf and sun, get this: You can now have takeout delivered to the beach. As of June 1, Uber Eats will be available on the East End (Hampton Bays to Southampton to Water Mill to start and soon Montauk). And the delivery company will deliver to the beach, in addition to homes and workplaces.
Obviously, this is an excuse to play hooky and head to your favorite East End beach on a random Wednesday. And to a have a cozy date nights-in instead of fighting the summer traffic.
Here’s how it works:
- Customers can download the Uber Eats app from the App Store or Google Play or head to ubereats.com.
- After logging in, select where you want delivery (your home, work, the beach, another destination)
- Browse local restaurants’ menus, check out and if you want, follow along on the app as your meal is prepared, picked up and delivered.
Uber Eats will be available seven days week, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between meal snacks, year-round. While there is no minimum order, there is a delivery fee of $9.99. Tips are optional. And no, you can’t order alcohol.
For launch day, Uber Eats will be working with 25 restaurants including Montauk Bake Shoppe, Union Cantina, Highway Restaurant & Bar, Southampton Publick House, Sundays on the Bay, John’s Drive-in and more.
“We are delighted to be expanding Uber Eats out East this summer. We’ve heard from Uber’s riders and eaters that they value our reliable, affordable, and speedy food delivery no matter where they are. That’s why we’re doing our best to make Uber Eats accessible in as many locations as possible—and this summer, that includes many beaches and towns across Long Island,” said Jon Feldman, General Manager of Uber Eats New York.
Throughout the summer the company plans on partnering with additional restaurants. Go ahead and not cook this summer.