11 Delivery Services to Make Real Life Easier

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Editor’s note: We’re chronicling how tech is changing the way we eat and drink as we lead up to this fall’s Food Loves Tech. Our annual deep dive into appropriate food and ag technologies returns to Industry City on November 2–3, 2018—learn more and get your tickets here.

Anyone else feeling whiplash? It seems like only yesterday we were lounging at Cooper’s Beach having lobster rolls delivered to us and now the kids are back in school, we’re facing work deadlines and overflowing inboxes. Our busy lives don’t leave much time for grocery shopping. Enter the home delivery service. From groceries to re-stocking your bar to meal kits here are 11 delivery services that make real life easier. Go ahead and delegate dinner.

To Restock Your Bar

Sometimes you just want a cold beer or a glass of rosé after a long day. Minibar will keep you stocked with the wine, beer and spirits of your choice.

You’ve heard of, maybe even ordered from Boxed, the trendy wholesaler that sells grocery and home products in bulk, but have you tried Boxed Spirits? Now you can buy spirit brands such as Bulleit Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, Johnnie Walker and more at the same time you buy your groceries.  

To Restock Your Kitchen

Powered by Stop & Shop, Peapod will make sure your fridge stays stocked for everything from afternoon snacks to your game day parties.  Simply download their app, or visit their website, to find hundreds of fresh, quality products that, with just a few clicks, can be delivered to your door.

Can’t make it to the farmer’s market now that you’re back in the grind? OurHarvest has you covered. Part farmers market, part CSA, OurHarvest sources food from regional farmers. Use their website to shop for as much or as little food as you want and then select a market location in Nassau or Suffolk County. You will have to pick up your order but at least you can shop for the last of summer tomatoes in your PJs.

To Feed Your Pooch

Yes, there’s a delivery service for your dog. Go to the Farmer’s Dog’s website, fill out a questionnaire about your 4-legged bestie and receive a recommendation on the type and amount of food for your dog. Then order a supply of said food to arrive on a regular basis.

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To Answer That Age Old Question What’s For Dinner

If you’ve tried any delivery service it’s was likely,  Blue Apron ($8.74 per meal and up). With plenty of choices you’re sure to find something reliable, yet delicious. Choose from two-person or a family-plan and from two to four recipes per week.

Much like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh ($8.74 per meal and up) offers several different types of plans, including a veggie plan and the ability to choose the number of recipes you want each week. Most meals can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

Looking to cure a cast of wanderlust in the kitchen? Global Belly will take you to India or Thailand without leaving your home. The company delivers a box to customers with either two or three recipes inspired by Indian and Thai cuisine and enough prepped-ingredients to serve two people per recipe.

If You Hate Cooking

Serving the East End, Hamptons Aristocrat’s Farm-to-Fetes are ready-to-eat meals, using ingredients from Long Island farmers’ markets. Order online 36 hours in advance and consider dinner done.

On the other side of Long Island, Epicured delivers low fodmap meals that just need to be reheated to  metro New York. Each week you’ll find a new menu and can choose how many meals you want for that week.  

For the Meat Lovers

Grilling season isn’t going away anytime soon (yay). You can get dry-aged steak delivered straight to your door thanks to Bronx-based New York Prime Beef which sources steak from ranches throughout the Midwest and then dry ages them for a minimum of 28 days.