Whether you’re spending your time in quarantine binging a Netflix series, working from home, or starting a new DIY project, there’s one common concern people have buzzing around in their minds – and that’s food. Grocery stores have become zones of mass chaos, and most states have ordered restaurants to shut down their dining areas. So, where does that leave you and your quarantine crew when you’ve got an empty fridge and no desire to brave the mile-long Walmart line?
Fortunately for us all, there are plenty of ways to get your hands on food and drinks from your favorite restaurants and stores without ever leaving your home. We’ve got everything you need to know – from pizza to fast food, restaurants, alcohol, and grocery delivery, as well as online marketplaces so you can keep your fridge and your stomach full.
But we know things are changing everyday while we navigate the Coronavirus situation together, so we will be consistently. monitoring new deals and ways to get food delivered and updating them here.
It’s no secret that the restaurant industry at large has been greatly impacted by the current Coronavirus situation. However, pizza delivery is one market that is thriving right now. While many restaurants are learning the ropes of delivery for the very first time, pizza franchises have already perfected the art of quick, convenient deliveries, so it’s no wonder restaurants like Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesars are go-to choices for customers stuck at home. Plus, we can all feel at ease knowing that many of these chains have implemented contact-free delivery, so there is no exchange between workers and customers. If you’re craving a pizza during these difficult days, save some cash with one of these pizza delivery deals.
While all Pizza Hut dining rooms are closed for the time being, you can still get your hands on your favorite deep dish, pasta, and wings by ordering online for delivery. Pizza Hut always has incredible deals going on, like the Big Dipper pizza for $12.99, as well as the large 1-topping pizza for just $10. And if you want contactless delivery, just drop a note for the delivery driver online before you place your order.
Picking up a Hot ‘N Ready pizza from your local Little Caesars may not be in the cards if you’re practicing social distancing, but luckily, you can get your pizza delivered instead. Little Caesars is currently offering free delivery on orders of $10 or more. The franchise also added Pizza Portals to their restaurants, allowing customers to order online and scan their phones at a pickup station. Then, they can grab their pizza from a warming station without ever coming into contact with another person. Social distancing at its finest.
Pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner anyone? Domino’s is pulling out all the stops during this stressful time with contact-free delivery and half of pizzas. You read that right – all pizzas on the menu are 50% off for a few more days, so it’s time to stock up for the weekend. If you’re concerned about the safety of ordering carryout or delivery, rest assured that Domino’s is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its workers and your food with contact-free delivery.
Plus – they’re hiring thousands of people to accommodate the surge in pizza orders. If you’re hungry and/or need a job, Domino’s has got you.
Papa John’s is not currently running a nationwide delivery deal, but the pizza franchise gives customers plenty of opportunities to save money at their local outlets. To get delivery deals at Papa John’s, download the mobile app, text START to 4PAPA (47272), and visit their website.
Marco’s is a cult-favorite pizza franchise, and similar to Papa John’s, they run their coupons and deals on a local basis rather than nationwide. To find out which deals your nearest Marco’s is offering, just download their mobile app. And for contact-free delivery, leave a note in the delivery instructions box when you go to order.
If you’re in the mood for a craft pizza, head over to Blaze Pizza’s website or mobile app to get free delivery on orders of $10 or more. You can also snag a large one-topping pizza for just 10 bucks.
&pizza is a smaller franchise with locations primarily on the east coast. Their pies are most recognized for their unique shape – each pizza is crafted into a narrow, oblong shape with rounded edges, making it ideal for sharing with a small crowd or eating all on your own. Even better? &pizza is offering free delivery for the foreseeable future when customers order on their app. The franchise is also offering free pizza to anyone who works on a hospital, cleaning staff, and administrators.
Food Delivery Deals
Food delivery is great and all, but once you add up the price of your meal, a tip, and a delivery fee – it can be expensive. Fortunately, many restaurants and their delivery partners are offering free delivery right now to help offset some of the cost and ensure you can still satisfy all your food craving, even in quarantine.
If you run out of your favorite snacks while cooped up in your home, Popeyes has your back with free delivery. To order, visit the Popeyes website or use Postmates, Grubhub, Doordash, or Uber Eats. Pro tip: order multiple dishes so you have leftovers. Reheat fried chicken at 400 degrees in the oven for maximum crispiness. If you’ve got a chicken sandwich, pop the bun in the toaster so it doesn’t get soggy while reheating. Everything else can be reheated in the microwave.
If you order McDonald’s delivery through the DoorDash app, you’ll get $5 off your McDelivery® order of $15 or more. Just use the promo code GETMCDS at checkout. McDonald’s also delivers through Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates. Want free delivery? Opt for one of the delivery apps that you’ve never used before – they all waive the delivery fee for first time orders #lifehacks.
Burger King is making headlines for their current delivery deals and freebies. The fast food franchise is offering customers free delivery on all orders placed on the Burger King app that are $10 or more. Have kids at home? Burger King wants to help customers during this tough time by offering two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult’s meal. Customers will need to place orders on the mobile app or online and can redeem this offer once a day.
Comfort food is must these days, so head over to the Grubhub or Postmates app to get free delivery from Wendy’s when you spend $10 or more. A Frosty to pair with your Netflix binge? Chili to avoid cooking a boxed dinner for the third night this week? Whatever gets you through these long days.
There’s nothing a little guac can’t fix, right? Give yourself a break from cooking and order Chipotle – mostly because the franchise is offering free delivery every single day in March when you spend $10 or more on your order. How do you redeem this offer? Just head over to chipotle.com or the mobile app and place your order. The deal will automatically be applied at checkout.
KFC is partnering up with delivery services Grubhub and Seamless to offer free delivery to customers through April 26, 2020. To order, visit the KFC website or the Grubhub or Seamless apps, and the discount will be applied at checkout. With KFC’s $20 Fill Up, $5 Fill Up, and 2 for $6 Mix and Match, it’s the perfect way to get affordable meals for the whole family (and still have leftovers!).
Not in the mood for fast food tonight? Red Lobster will package up your fancy seafood dinner and Cheddar Bay Biscuits and deliver them straight to your door with no extra delivery fee. Free delivery is only available on orders of $30 or more and will last from now until April 12, 2020.
If you live near a Cheesecake Factory, you’re probably starting to have serious withdrawals. Fortunately for all of us, you don’t have to go long without your favorite dinner/dessert combo because Cheesecake Factory is offering free delivery when you spend $15 or more through DoorDash. Customers can also get a free slice of cheesecake with their order by applying the promo code LUNCHSLICE at checkout.
Taco Bell’s marketing is all about satisfying your cravings, and when you’re stuck inside for weeks, there are bound to plenty of them. While drive-throughs are still open, customers can take advantage of not having to leave their homes by order delivery through Grubhub. Customers can get free delivery by spending $12 or more on their first Taco Bell order.
Missing Wing Tuesdays? While, you may not be able to unwind over a beer and bar food at Buffalo Wild Wings for a while, B-Dubs can bring the grub to you. Order your favorite wings and appetizers through DoorDash, and get free delivery on your first order. And don’t forget to order on Tuesdays for buy one get one free traditional wings, as well as BOGO boneless wings on Thursdays.
Del Taco has rolled out a ton of new menu items so far in 2020 (shoutout to the new Dollar Deals menu), but you don’t have to wait until you’re out of quarantine to try them. Del Taco has partnered with multiple delivery services to ensure customers are still able to get their favorite foods – safely and quickly – without having to leave the house. To get free Del Taco delivery from Grubhub or DoorDash, all you have to do is spend at least 15 bucks on your order and the discount will automatically be applied. There is no minimum amount you have to spend through Postmates – just use the promo code DELTACONOW at checkout to get free delivery.
Skip the stale Lucky Charms and order a real breakfast from Denny’s (they also serve lunch and dinner). The diner is offering free delivery until April 12 when you spend at least five bucks on your order. Order from the Denny’s website or app.
For a fresh, Mexican-inspired meal, order from El Pollo Loco and get free delivery for a limited time. Just visit their website and click the Order button.
Moe’s is also waiving the delivery fee on orders of $10 or more. You can order Moe’s delivery from their website, mobile app, Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, or Uber Eats.
You may only ever get an Auntie Anne’s pretzel when you’re strolling through a crowded shopping mall. But since that won’t be in the cards for any of us any time soon, you might as well take advantage of the franchise’s free delivery promotion right now. If you order through DoorDash and spend at least $15, you’ll get free delivery. This promo lasts until March 30.
Whether you’re in the mood for home fries and scrambled eggs or a full-on dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans, you can get it all delivered from Bob Evans. When you order through Grubhub or the restaurant’s website, the delivery fee will be waived for a limited time as long as you spend a minimum of $15.
Buca Di Beppo is the perfect takeout option if you’re feeding a family. With their large Italian portions, you can get anything from salads to appetizers, pasta, pizza, entrees, kids’ meals, and dessert. Buca Di Beppo delivery is free when you order through the restaurant’s website. Use the promo code 40438-3417-3097 at checkout to get $10 off $30 when you order online.
Have a Famous Dave’s nearby? Don’t worry about going into the restaurant to get carryout – your local outlet will bring your food to you and will waive the cost of delivery for a limited time on orders that are at least $25. Just use the promo code FREEDELIVERY when you go to checkout on the restaurant’s app.
When you order Outback Steakhouse delivery through their website, you will get free delivery now until April 30, 2020. Keep in mind, you won’t be able to get one of those delicious cocktails or other alcoholic beverages through delivery (keep scrolling for more ways to get alcohol delivery!). This deal doesn’t apply for third-party delivery services.
P.F. Chang’s takes Chinese takeout to a new level. The fancy Asian-inspired restaurant is always packed with a waitlist, but how can you get those beloved lettuce wraps in quarantine? P.F. Chang’s is currently offering free delivery through DoorDash on your first order. You can also order delivery or pickup through the P.F. Chang’s website at participating locations.
Between their made-to-order pizza and salad, it’s easy to spend 35 bucks at Pieology, which is all you need to spend to get free delivery. Order on the Pieology website or Pie Life Rewards app.
If your local Ruby Tuesday delivers, they will waive the delivery fee when you order through Postmates, DoorDash, or Grubhub. Nothing like a night in and bar food to keep your spirits high.
For the remainder of March, participating Which Wich locations will be offering free delivery to customers who order on the restaurant’s website or the mobile app. PS – it’s easy to smash a sandwich and fries when you’re trying to figure out how to work from home.
Restaurant Delivery Services
If your favorite restaurant isn’t listed above – don’t worry. You won’t have to endure quarantine without it because the following food delivery services cover thousands of restaurants around the country. Postmates, Grubhub, Ubereats, and Doordash all currently have a no contact option. Delivery drivers can be left instructions on where to leave your food, so you don’t come in contact with more people than you have to.
Need to grab takeout, a new pair of socks, some bananas, and some vodka? Postmates has you covered. Branded as the “whatever-you-can-think-of delivery app,” they’re available to deliver whatever-it-is to you in most major cities.
They have a few deals going on right now:
- Take $10 off your first order with F9TTS
- Get $100 in delivery credits with GETFOOD
- 50% off delivery fees for all weekday deliveries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on orders of $10 or more
- You can also grab a free 7-day Unlimited delivery trial with them, which gives you free delivery on orders over $12.
Grubhub lets you order from any of the restaurants it partners with and offers delivery to your house in most areas. In rural areas where delivery isn’t available, you can still place your order online and pick up in person. Alcholic drink delivery is available through Grubhub as well.
Their current delivery deals include:
- $10 off orders using mobile app with GRUBHUBAPP10
- Get $12 off student discount with valid sign-in
- Sign up for GrubHub Plus to get free delivery from their member restaurants and 10% cashback on your orders.
DoorDash offers takeout delivery from mom and pop restaurants as well as big chains. They have the ability to deliver within most major cities and states. They also deliver alcohol. For more rural areas, try Grubhub first.
Their current delivery deals include:
- Receive $5 off your order with WHITNEY
- $10 off with friend referrals at DoorDash
- Take $5 off McDonald’s orders with DASHMCD
- You can also get unlimited free delivery with Dashpass ($9.99 a month, or free if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserved credit card) on orders of $15 or more.
Uber Eats is much more flexible with places they can grab food from, but much less flexible with locale than the options listed above. However, they not only deliver alcohol, but have an “alchohol delivery near me” search feature where you can order from a wider range of places than most of the options above as well.
Their current delivery deals include:
- Receive $7 off your first order with EATS-CJC645UE
- Take $5 off your next five orders at SUMMERFUN19
- UberEats is waiving delivery fees for over 100,000 independently owned restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic.
Caviar is a newer higher-end delivery service that partners with some more unique restaurants to offer you delivery. They are, however, in fewer cities. If you’re placing your first order with them, you can expect free delivery – no promo or coupon code needed.
Grocery Delivery Services
Whether you’re hunkering down in the city or the sticks, there’s a grocery delivery service for nearly every part of the country, so you don’t have to brave the streets for shopping. Some deliver alcohol, and some allow you to keep your contact limited, however, most aren’t running promotions given the current situation.
Instacart offers you the flexibility to pick your preferred grocery store and shop their isles digitally. Delivery is available in a ton of locations, and they offer a spot for delivery instructions so you can keep your contact to a minimum. In places where your groceries can’t be delivered, they’ll be bagged and waiting for you to grab them from the store, which still saves a ton of time and contact. You can also order alchohol from Instacart as long as it’s from a store that supports Instacart orders.
They have a few deals running right now:
- Free delivery on your first order
- Free deliver on orders over $35
Groceries, meal kits, and alcohol delivered to your door, in most cases, the next day. In some more urban locations you can even get your goods the same day. Peapod is more of an online grocery store than a grocery delivery service, and they specalize in organic foods in case you don’t want to come in contact with more chemicals than you have to right now.
One of the offers that’s currently being run is $20 off your first order of $75+ and free delivery for 60 days. You can use promocode 60DAYSFREE to grab the deal.
Shipt works similarly to Instacart, where someone will go to the store you chose, buy whatever items you pick, and deliver them to your house. The difference is which stores Shipt goes to. They offer some options Instacart currently doesn’t, like Target, Petco, CVS, Office Depot, and Costco – so you can grab anything from dog treats to bulk laundry detergent without ever having to, you know, grab it yourself. They’re not in as many locations as Instacart, but they still have a good spread.
Amazon is, of course, a giant department store in and of itself, but now they offer a wide selection of groceries as well. They’re currently experiencing some trouble with their inventory system keeping up with demand, but you can usually get your groceries the next day with AmazonFresh if you live in one of the cities they currently deliver in.
FreshDirect is similar to Peapod; they offer groceries, spirits, and prepared foods, but they have a smaller range of cities and states they work with. They’re currently delivering to some locations in NY, NJ, CT, and PA as well as Washington D.C. and Newcastle, Delaware. Their delivery rates and minimum order prices vary based on location.
Google now does shopping, allowing you to shop from multiple locations at the same time. This not only saves a ton of time, but it helps you price shop and in the – very likely – event that the item you want is sold out before you can buy it, you have dozens of other options at hand. The biggest downfall is that shipping for each store is separate, so you’re likely going to pay multiple shipping charges. They do offer lots of options for spirits, beer, and wine, however. Because Google.
Delivery.com offers takeout, spirits, groceries, laundry and drycleaning, and flower delivery in most major cities – though you can get takeout delivered by them in more cities than their other services. Right now, they’re offering a contact-free option to their service as well.
If you’re missing – or longing for – a taste of the high life but don’t want to venture past your porch, Mercato has you covered. Delivering from highest quality marketplaces in major cities, you can get the best food delivered to your door. They do offer discounts once you sign up, but they’re not publicly advertised. However, you can get free delivery for 14 days by signing up for their Green program.
Boxed is basically the love child of Aldi and Costco – ever-evolving inventory in bulk. They offer fresh foods like meat and dairy, but where they really shine is in the way of boxed, canned, bottled or otherwise non-perishable goods. They also have a wide range of cleaning, storage, and other misc. house supplies. There’s also a vegan section if you’re running low on supplies.
Right now, they’re offering free ground shipping on order of $49 or more and free express shipping on orders of $75 or more (no promo code needed.)
Keto, vegan, paleo, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free, lactose-free, or any other diet-restricted house-bound human, rejoice! Even if your local market doesn’t have you covered, Thrive Market will because their specialty lies in specialty diets. They also offer plenty of eco-friendly pet, children, beauty, and house products to help you get through.
If you’ve braved the stores lately, you’ve probably noticed all that was left of the produce was… shall we say, mishapen? Since most are us are left with the leftover produce, why not skip the stores and give Misfits Market a try? They’re a subscription service for produce that send regular shipments of irregular produce to your door on your schedule.
And they’re honestly pretty cheap. But you can’t pick what’s in your box, so you might have to get creative and – maybe – a little brave with your meal planning.
Imperfect Foods builds off the same idea as Misfits Market, but they have a little more flexibility to what you can order than Misfits does and they have a wider selection of foods you can grab in your box. Usually, anyways. Right now, they’re experiencing the same pressures most food services are being put under right now, so some options might be sold out and delivery times are running out quite a ways.
It’s also worth nothing that Imperfect Foods offers meat, vegetarian, and vegan options for their delivery boxed. They’re not currently offering any promos, but anyone who qualifies for SNAP or foodstamps is eligible for a 33% discount.
Farm Box Direct offers produce in small, medium, and large boxes from all natural and organic farmers. You can get either just fruit or just veggies in any box and they offer free shipping to most states, but in a few zipcodes they charge for shipping.
Meal Kit Delivery Services
Too much going on for you to find the time to cook? We feel you. You can grab a great deal on meal delivery kits right now, helping take some of the stress out of shopping, prepping, and figuring out what’s for dinner. We included some vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and low glycemic index delivery options below so you can get some peace of mind regardless of your diet.
BlueApron – Meat & Veg
Blue Apron is the subscription box for the inspired chef that just doesn’t have the time or energy to put something together right now. They offer both meat and vegetarian options, but no vegan, and they don’t rely heavily on pastas like most meal kit companies do. Instead, they seem to turn towards unusual ingredients and unexpected combos. However, their options every week are more limited than others we’ve seen. Definitely not the most kid-friendly option. Meals start at $7.49 per serving.
HelloFresh – Meat & Veg
HelloFresh offers the widest variety of meals for both vegetarians and meat lovers, including fun twists on favorites as well as comfort foods. For sure one of the more kid-friendly options on this list, but most of their meals do rely on pastas, rice, or other carbs, and their weekly variety may be great – but on a week to week basis, a lot of their recipes get recycled. Meals start at $7.49 per serving.
Home Chef – Meat & Veg
Home Chef’s proteins are amazing, but they’re not the most kid-friendly (or unfriendly, and their options are relatively limited). This seems to be the happy medium for meal kits for families who don’t want the most basic kid-friendly meals, but don’t want to be too adventurous either. They offer a wide variety of meats, and they’re vegetarian-friendly as well – but not the most inspired veg-friendly menu we’ve seen. Meals start at $6.49 per serving.
Dinnerly – Meat & Veg
Dinnerly is the cheapest meal kit option on this list – possibly at all? – with meals starting at $4.49 per serving. They offer a few kid-friendly and vegetarian options, but their menu seems to have less flex than other meal kits we’ve seen. Still, if you can’t afford the other meal kits, this one seems like a good one to try if you’re strapped for time.
Freshly – Meat & Veg
If you’re cooking for yourself, a house full of antsy picky eaters, or just can’t bring yourself to cook at all, Freshly is the option for you. It’s easy to pick meals for lunch and dinner for everyone when they’re already cooked for you and just need to be thrown in the microwave. They also – fortunately – have a massive selection of food you can choose from. Meals start at $7.99 per meal.
Daily Harvest – Vegan & Veg
Daily Harvest delivers vegan smoothies, bowls, soups, and lattes – to name a few things. They come in frozen and all you have to do is heat or blend them up and you’re good to go. Though not ideal for a staple meal service, if you’re running low on easy to make foods and you’re getting tired of the ever-present Bocca, look into this service. Plans start at $6.99 per item.
Purple Carrot – Vegan & Veg
With Purple Carrot, vegans and vegitarians certainly won’t be bored by the standard food choices that most delivery kits advertise. There’s inspired items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that you can snag in your Purple Carrot delivery box. The pricing depends on what you’re ordering in your box but, in general, expect to pay somewhere in the range of $10 per serving.
$25 off your first order when you sign up for their email list.
Factor 75 – Meat & Veg
Unlike most meal kit delivery services, Factor 75 is precooked, so all you have to do is pop your meal in the microwave. No pots or pans, no dishes, and no mess. But don’t let that fool you into thinking its ingredients are any less fresh. Factor 75 is committed to serving food that is completely grass-fed and pasture-raised, gluten-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, soy-free, free of refined sugars, and non-GMO.
Similar to other services, you get to choose your meals ahead of time to accommodate your diet. Factor 75 offers keto, low carb, paleo, vegetarian, plant-based, and dairy-free options. In addition to meal kids, they have options to purchase cold-pressed juice and protein power packs.
Getting through quarantine may call for a drink (or two), but you don’t have to brave the grocery store lines to get a bottle of your favorite Pinot Grigio. The following services deliver alcohol, from liquor to beer and wine, straight to your front door.
Drizly is one of the most popular alcohol delivery services, bringing customers beer, wine, and liquor straight to their homes in less than 60 minutes. You read that right. This online liquor store is the perfect solution to being stuck at home and minimizing your beer runs because #socialdistancing. They have a massive inventory list and cover more markets in the US than most services of its kind. Just download the app and check out these current delivery deals:
- Get $5 off your first order when you sign up for their email list
- Drizly Deals – Bottles that are 15% cheaper
- Closeouts – Highly discounted bottles available for purchase
- $10 off first order and free delivery – DOAWT
- $10 off order – Official10
Similar to Drizly, Saucey is an on-demand alcohol delivery service, promising to get you your bottle(s) in just 30 minutes. No need to get up off the couch. If your beverage isn’t an immediate need, you can choose their 2-day shipping option. Saucey’s stock includes tequila, whiskey, vodka, wine, and beer, including seasonal spirits and local beverages. Just download the app and start browsing. Here’s a few deals to get you started:
- $15 off your order – DAN
- $10 off your order – SAUCEYME10
No mini bar in your quarantine quarters? No problem. With Mini Bar alcohol delivery service, you can get wine, liquor, and beer online on demand. They partner with local liquor stores, so if you have a favorite local brew, chances are good Mini Bar will be able to deliver it to you. They even have fun cocktail recipes on their website you can try out to kill time. Download their app, and check out these ways to save:
- $5 off first order when you sign up with your email
- $10 off with MARCHCHEERS
- $10 off when you refer a friend
Swill is another convenient and affordable way to get alcohol delivered directly to you in a matter of an hour. Download the app and choose your favorite wine, liquor, or beer – or send one of your loved ones a gift to be delivered to them. Not only does Swill deliver alcohol, but they also have fun additions like Bloody Mary ingredients. The only downside is that it’s only available in 15 cities so far.
You can also get alcohol delivered from your local liquor store, grocery store, or restaurants from several of the services we discussed earlier, including: