There seems to be a constant array of new food and drink services for your mobile device popping up daily, yet some manage to stick out more than others. The best way to my heart? A good deal, a sufficient number of options and the ability to try new places.
I’ve been #blessed enough to try all of the below services multiple times and can guarantee that they’ll leave you with an experience that will change your taste buds (and your wallet) for the better.
Put away the Seamless and quit eating from the same five local delis for lunch everyday. Spice up your routine with ARCADE, a super simple SMS-based order service where customers receive a daily menu with a wide range of food options to select from.
If you work in Manhattan and are in the mood for some pierogi’s from Veselka, a cheese melt from Murray’s Cheese Bar, or an arepa from the Arepa Factory, look no further than ARCADE. These are just some of the diverse selections that have been texted to me daily, and delivered between 12 and 1 p.m.
They also have $5 lunch specials from select locations quite often. For our wonderful readers, you can text code ‘20some’ to ‘22105’ for a 25 percent off discount on your first meal when you complete the sign up process. I told you, I love a good deal.
Everyone uses Uber when they’re too lazy to take the subway, so think of UberEATS as the same deal — when you’re too lazy to leave your desk for lunch (or breakfast. Or dinner.) Available for download in the App store, it offers a truly amazing and diverse array of options for you to choose from.
Unlike ARCADE’s daily menu, UberEATS is more similar to Seamless or Grubhub, but with faster service and a better selection. Some of the delicious options include Otto’s Tacos, Sticky’s Finger Joint, and Pies n’ Thighs.
Thanks to my ever-faithful RetailMeNot app (couponing at its finest), you can use code ‘eats-I9qd7’ for $20 off your first order. Sharing your own personal code with someone gets you both $20 towards an order as well, so remember — sharing is caring.
I bet most of you spend upwards of $200 a month towards coffee or tea to boost your morning morale. You then take a look at your bank account and all morale goes right out the window. If you enjoy coffee and tea daily, or even once in a while, this app will be your go-to.
There are multiple plans available for purchase. For “the basics,” your basic coffee and tea without the frills, $11 gets you 5 cups, $30 gets you 15 cups, and $90 gives you an unlimited amount at all participating locations. “All drinks,” for those who love a latte or chai on the regular, gives you $18 for 5 cups, $51 for 15 cups, and $120 for unlimited. There is an assortment of great local coffee shops for your choosing, and it enables you to try a place that strays from your regular morning routine.
Use code ‘20some’ for $10 to use towards your first CUPS plan. It expires in 6 months, but keep on signing up friends and you gain another $10 to use. It keeps getting better, folks.
Hooch is exactly what it sounds like: Booze. An app for boozing to be exact. Hooch is a private cocktail society where YOU get free drinks daily. Yes, that’s upwards of 30 drinks for only $9.99 per month, or $99.99 for the year at participating bars in various cities across the country, and they are continuing to expand.
As we all know, NYC alone costs at least $15 per cocktail, so this is a deal that must be utilized. Each bar gives you about three to four drinks to choose from, and everyone I’ve drank does not disappoint. Some of the numerous bars include Los Feliz, the Ainsworth and North River Fish bar. Before getting a plan, the first drink is on them. They are currently having a limited time promotion for a $5 monthly plan on your first month instead of the usual $9.99 with code summer5. So go on discovering and stay thirsty.
Broaden your taste bud horizons by using these exclusive deals to try out all of the above. They are truly what food and drink dreams are made of.