Who delivers to my house?
March 28, 2012 11:59 AM Subscribe
How do I find out which local restaurants will deliver to my address?
posted by tckma to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a house about a year ago in a fairly rural area. As far as I know, the only establishment that will deliver to our house is the local Pizza Hut, which neither my wife nor I are too crazy about, and even they won't deliver before 4 PM (which doesn't work for lunch). Invariably, if we order delivery from them, the driver will show up at the door with a "Wow, I didn't know we delivered way out here."
There are other take-out places (pizza, Chinese food) that we like better which don't deliver to our house, but if I order carry-out, they are close enough that the food is still too hot to eat by the time I get it home.
I'm wondering, aside from taking the phone book under "restaurants" and calling each and every one to ask if they deliver, if there's a way to find out who delivers and what kind of delivery food we can get. Ideally this would be some sort of website where you could punch in your address and up pops a list of places that will deliver food to your address with links to their menus. (As a test, if you punch in my address, it should at the very least return the local Pizza Hut rather than "sorry, you're SOL," because I know for a FACT they deliver to our house.)
Googling has turned up a bunch of sites that are not in my area or say something like "we don't have any restaurants near your ZIP code." As an aside to this, just the ZIP code alone is likely useless. We live in a ZIP code that covers a very large physical area which also includes portions of the closest medium-size city -- just because a place delivers to somewhere in our ZIP code doesn't mean they will deliver to our house.