Get your meals delivered
Though many SF restaurants have made the difficult decision (or were forced) to temporarily close during this time, there are plenty that are staying open and offering delivery through app-based services like Caviar, Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates. Ordering from these services also benefits the delivery drivers who are putting their health at risk and continuing to work to keep those paychecks flowing, so you’ll be doing two good deeds in one and getting a tasty meal out of it.
Even while sheltering-in-place, it’s important to continue practicing social distancing, so we suggest you opt for a “no-contact” delivery experience. Every app is offering this option, but the methods for doing so vary.
Caviar: Tap “Add Instructions for Courier” in your cart (the screen before checkout) and tell them where to leave your food.
UberEats: Click “Add delivery note” under your address at the top of the checkout page. Here you can choose “Deliver to door” or “Pick up outside,” as well as type in further instructions, like “leave at door” or “leave in lobby.”
DoorDash: Enter delivery instructions on the checkout page (underneath address).
GrubHub: On the checkout page, you can opt-in to “contact-free delivery,” which means the driver will call or text when they arrive and then leave the order on your doorstep or in your lobby. There is also a space to add additional delivery instructions.
Postmates: At checkout, choose one of three dropoff options: deliver to my door, meet me outside, or leave order at door. First time using Postmates? New customers use code GET100 for $100 in delivery fee credits.
Don’t want to spend money on what can sometimes be exorbitant delivery and service fees? UberEats is offering a $0 delivery fee for all local restaurants, which is the perfect excuse to skip the Whopper and fries from Burger King in lieu of a local burger joint. We hope that other delivery services will follow suit, but that remains to be seen.
And if you’re worried about health risks from ordering delivery, you can take comfort in the fact that the CDC and the FDA both say that “currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food,” as well as the fact that these people are pros and have always practiced the required food safety rules.