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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food Delivery Right Now

There are a whole lot of reasons you might be thinking about ordering food (and alcohol) delivery more often than usual.

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There are a whole lot of reasons you might be thinking about ordering food (and alcohol) delivery more often than usual. 

If that's how you're getting through the week, then here's a bit of great news. Lots of chains and delivery services are offering free, reduced-price delivery, and other delivery deals right now. We've collected those offers into a single space, which will be updated regularly, so you can keep an eye on what your best options are. That said, we'd encourage you to be extra kind to anyone delivering food, tip generously, and support your favorite local businesses. Additionally, when ordering, consider ordering directly from the restaurant rather than using a delivery service whenever possible. (Especially when you're ordering from a local restaurant.) Delivery services charge a fee to restaurants and, during a tough time, not having to pay those fees can make a big difference for your local restaurant.

Here's our running list of the best delivery deals you'll find right now. 

Where to get free food delivery

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Get free delivery through its site or mobile app. It may be all the enticement you need to try out its four new wing sauces.
When: Through September 30

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $25 order.
When: Ongoing

Starbucks
The deal:
Order delivery through Uber Eats and you'll get a $0 delivery fee. (Though, there may still be an order fee involved.) If you decide to not get it through Uber Eats, the ubiquitous coffee chain is offering a free drink to anyone signing up for the Rewards Program for the first time. 
When: Ongoing

Dunkin'
The deal:
To celebrate its new partnership with DoorDash, Dunkin' is offering a $0 delivery fee and a free 25-count box of Dunkin' Munchkins with any order of at least $10. 
When: Through September 21

Taco Bell
The deal:
On March 28, the bean-slinging chain announced that it will expand its free delivery option through Grubhub. You can get free delivery on any delivery order of at least $12.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
The code "DELTACONOW" will get you free delivery with no minimum order through Postmates.
When: Ongoing

Boston Market
The deal:
Get free delivery when you order through the Boston Market website or the chain's mobile app. 
When: Ongoing

Noodles & Company
The deal:
All new Rewards members are eligible to get unlimited free delivery for 30 days after signing up. 
When: Ongoing

Ike's Love & Sandwiches
The deal:
Get free delivery through the Ike's app all weekend. 
When: September 4-7

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Courtesy of Ike's Love & Sandwiches

Edible Arrangements
The deal:
The company has temporarily eliminated fees for same-day delivery on orders placed by 3pm daily. Additionally, many locations are offering free delivery of fresh fruit and produce. That's a, you know, an edible arrangement. All right.
When: Limited time

Romano's Macaroni Grill
The deal:
It's free delivery! Woo hoo!
When: Ongoing

Buca di Beppo
The deal
: Get free delivery through its delivery partners in Grubhub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates. 
When: Ongoing

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
The deal:
Place your order through the sandwich shop's website to get free delivery.
When: Ongoing

Miguel's Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11am to 7pm. 
When: Ongoing

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
The deal:
If you order at least four pints of ice cream, you get free delivery as long as you buy directly from the Jeni's website. Orders through Postmates will not get the same deal.
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio's app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on an order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Sweetgreen
The deal:
Get a $0 delivery fee on all weekend orders. 
When: Saturdays and Sundays through September 6

Meijer
The deal:
The mPerks program is offering teachers $10 off their order with free Meijer delivery or pickup with the code. You get to use the deal once. Additionally, facemasks and hand sanitizer are on its annual 15% off teacher discount list. 
When: Through September 6

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant
The deal:
Get 15% off your order and free delivery on orders of $30 when you order online. 
When: September 5-7

Torchy's Tacos
The deal:
Get a $0 delivery fee through DoorDash right now. 
When: Ongoing

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
Get free delivery through Postmates if you hit the order minimum of $15. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal
: Order through the Rubio's app or website and you'll get free delivery. 
When: Ongoing

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
The late-night cookie shop is now offering free local delivery and has reduced the shipping cost on its Sugar Rush boxes. Each Sugar Rush sale will result in a $1 donation to the American Red Cross. 
When: Ongoing

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Courtesy of The Halal Guys

Other food delivery deals

KFC
The deal:
Get yourself 12 free chicken tenders when ordering through DoorDash. Just order a KFC Bucket meal and use the code "KFC12."
When: Through September 17

Noodles & Company
The deal
: Kids will eat for free every Tuesday this month with the purchase of an adult entrée.
When: September 15, 22, and 29

Noodles & Company
The deal:
Add a free shareable to your order when you donate $2 to No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in the US. Also, Noodles Rewards members will get a bonus 350 points, which is enough to get you free delivery. 
When: Through October 15

Applebee’s
The deal
: Place a to-go or delivery order for at least $12 and you’ll be able to snag a free kids meal when using the code “FREEKIDS.”
When: September 7-17

Hooters
The deal
: The code "SMACK20" will get you 20% off an order of at least $30, and the code "SMACK25" will get you 25% off an order of at least $50. The offer is available on curbside pickup, takeout, or delivery. 
When: Through September 10

California Pizza Kitchen
The deal:
The new "Lunch Box" delivery deal -- available through CPK.com, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates -- gets you an adult entrée and kid entrée for $20 or less. 
When: Through mid-October

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
 Get a free appetizer with a $25 purchase. Use the code "FREEAPP" when ordering takeout or delivery to get a, you know, free app.
When: Ongoing

The Halal Guys
The deal:
Order through Grubhub to get a free side of fries with any order of at least $15. 
When: "A limited time"

Firehouse Subs
The deal:
The chain's new Family Meal deal gets you a mix-and-match of three subs, three orders of chips, and three cookies for $24. 
When: Ongoing

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The deal:
Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code "KEFOLO" and order at least one entrée. And boy, oh, boy do kids love Texas-style barbecue.
When: Sundays

Yogurtland
The deal:
Grab a pair of build-your-own frozen yogurt cups for $13 when you order through any third-party delivery app, including UberEats, Postmates, Doordash, and Grubhub.
When: "Until the end of summer"

Instacart
The deal
: Buy any single-serve ice cream at a grocery store through Instacart to get $1 off when you buy one or $1.50 off when you buy two.
When: Through September 27

More Delivery Deals?

Did we miss some offers? Let us know about them at news@thrillist.com with "Delivery Deals" in the subject line,  and we might include it here. 

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.