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The 13 Best Food Delivery Services to Use When You're Stuck at Home

Here are the top companies that will drop off groceries and to-go meals from local restaurants at your door.

Right now, it's imperative that people stay indoors as much as they can to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, in the midst of self-quarantine, it's also important that you support your immune system by eating healthy foods. It's also important to support local businesses during this time that are offering delivery, either independently or through a service.

So, what's the best food delivery service you can order from right now? There's not just one, there are several and they all offer something a little different. Below, you'll see the 13 best food delivery services, bringing anything from fresh and frozen groceries, meal kits, and restaurant dishes straight to your door, just when you need it most.


grubhub delivery

This company is doing its best to keep local restaurants you love in business. Make sure to place an order either through the Grubhub or Seamless app!

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fresh direct

Specific to New York City, where the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently reside, FreshDirect is continuing to make grocery deliveries to local residents, although time slots may be limited due to the influx of orders. FreshDirect also partners with NY Common Pantry to help provide fresh foods to those in need.

Butcher Box

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Courtesy of Butcher Box

Finding quality meat from a source you can trust isn't always easy. Butcher Box alleviates that stress because all of the animals they source their meat from are humanely raised and free of added hormones and antibiotics. The Boston-based company offers several packages so be sure to check out their site to see which one accommodates you best.

Farmbox Direct

Courtesy of Farmbox Direct

Farmbox Direct delivers fresh fruits and vegetables straight to your door and services extend across all of the contiguous states. First time users can use the discount code Immune20 at checkout to enjoy 20 percent off of their first delivery order.



So what will it be? A pint of ice cream or a bottle of wine from your wine shop? Postmates provides it all in the near-3,000 cities it operates in. New to the service? You can apply the promo code FOOD4U to get $100 in delivery credit right now.


Courtesy of Shipt

How does unlimited same-day delivery sound? Thanks to Target's grocery delivery app Shipt, you can get all of your groceries delivered straight to your door by dinner time so you can start making some of your favorite recipes.

Uber Eats

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From your favorite local restaurant to the fast food chain that has your favorite guilty pleasure, Uber Eats can get it to you.

Minibar Delivery

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Courtesy of Minibar Delivery

In the midst of a pandemic, a glass of wine is almost necessary. Minibar Delivery will get you that bottle of Merlot your soul needs as early as a few hours after you place the order. The delivery service operates out of New York City as well as more than 50 cities in the U.S. However, it offers shipping to 40 states. If it's your first time using this service, you get a complimentary $5 off of your first order.


Courtesy of Drizly

Speaking of alcohol being delivered, Drizly is another online liquor store you should become acquainted with. With this service you can whip up your favorite cocktail right in the comforts of home.


hello fresh box
Courtesy of HelloFresh

It's America's most popular meal kit service for a reason. HelloFresh offers a variety of plans that you can customize and each meal starts at just $7.49.

Daily Harvest

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Courtesy of Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest packs anything from ingredients for a delicious smoothie to a healthy meals such as a sweet potato and wild rice hash into a cup. These cups can be stored in your freezer so you won't have to worry about food spoilage! And, it's all delivered straight to your door.

Blue Apron

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Courtesy of Blue Apron

Blue Apron is in the midst of hiring new employees so it can meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meal kit delivery service packs fresh ingredients and has recipes that are friendly for those have diabetes or have dietary restrictions.

Amazon Prime Now

whole foods prime

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon's popular Prime Now service is piling up with order requests and is nearing maximum capacity. However, on Tuesday Amazon said it plans to hire 100,000 people among warehouse and delivery roles, so more delivery time slots may become available in coming weeks.

Eat This, Not That! is constantly monitoring the latest food news as it relates to COVID-19 in order to keep you healthy, safe, and informed (and answer your most urgent questions). Here are the precautions you should be taking at the grocery store, the foods you should have on hand, the meal delivery services and restaurant chains offering takeout you need to know about, and ways you can help support those in need. We will continue to update these as new information develops. Click here for all of our COVID-19 coverage, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.
Cheyenne Buckingham
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