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While sticking to your kitchen and making your own snacks and meals is safe, let’s agree, sometimes, we just cannot do that. No wonder we love visiting our favorite restaurants for a well-deserved meal. But what if we cannot go out now? Then Postmates is here for you!
Being able to eat your favorite meals at the convenience of your home is definitely a yes. Particularly, when you don’t feel like making it already.
So, what is Postmates?
Postmates is an on-demand delivery and pickup platform for all your desired restaurant-prepared meals, fast foods, groceries, and other goods. Postmates is able to deliver from anywhere within the US and can bring what you crave right to your door, home, or office.
How Does Postmates Work?
Need to order food at the convenience of your home or office with Postmates? Here’s how to go about it.
1. Download the Postmates App on Google Play Store or the App Store
The app is generally very easy to use. So, let’s do it! Once you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to sign up for an account if you don’t have one yet. I use my email for the same.
Give the app access to your location. Afterward, just check where Postmates delivery is available in your region.
Good thing is that as a new user, you can receive up to $100 in delivery credit using promotion code CHEF100 and SAVINGS. Simply enter the code after you download the app on your “Account” page, under the “Enter Promo Code” section.
2. Select the restaurant you want to order from
There are a ton of options to order from on Postmates: different options per category, popular options of what people order, and much more. You can choose a restaurant, or any other service as you like.
Restaurants are sorted by location and the type of cuisine. Preferably, you can just enter the name of your favorite restaurant in the app and they’ll get you just about anything from anywhere.
In fact, they’ll even run to the liquor store for you and much more like delivering pet supplies.
Anyway, I’m ordering a meal for myself.
While many people find it easy to order fast foods online, I don’t prefer that option. Now that we’re staying at home, I wouldn’t want to indulge my fast food cravings because we know how unhealthy that can get, more so, if you don’t exercise frequently.
Let’s be honest. Not all of us are very motivated to exercise a lot, without trainers. So, we’d better eat healthily.
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Anyway, from a young age, I’ve always loved ordering the healthiest of meals anytime I visit restaurants and hotels. That means, you won’t find me enjoying fries on a regular basis-unless that’s bought for me.
I also love enjoying the most exquisite of meals that I don’t usually take at home. I mean, why should I already eat what I eat at home?
So, the same principle applies when I use ordering food online using Postmates.
I enjoy Mexican and American dishes, but of late, I’ve been trying some Chinese food. I won’t get much into that because I miss some Thai food.
There were a couple of restaurants near me, delivering Thai food but I particularly chose OBAO Hell’s Kitchen.
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3. Pick the Specifics of your Order
In OBAO’S Hell’s Kitchen, there were a ton of options for Thai food: from drinks and beverages to appetizers, soups, greems, sides and more.
You always have quite a lot of options when it comes to picking your food, so take the time to.
4. Confirm Your Order
Once you’ve picked your desired meal and added it to your cart, you can go ahead and confirm your order. Be sure to apply your promo code if you hadn’t before.
The app also shows you how long you can get your delivery. In some cases, if you live far off from a Postmates near you, it would be advisable to order food earlier.
Input your payment info since all the payment is handled directly through the app, and there app also features a feedback/rating system. Tada!
5. Track Your Order
Once you’ve placed an order:
- You’re connected to a driver who confirms your order within seconds.
- Through the app, you can easily track their progress as they drive to the restaurant, pick up the order, and drive to you. You can even check the time the food was packed right from the app.
- To arrange pick-up details, the river calls or texts you as they approach your given location.
6. Enjoy The Food
We all love this part! After waiting for minutes and the food is finally here, it’s time to enjoy it! And in case you need pipping hot food, be sure to warm it.
When you bring outside meals into the house, you should remove the food from the bags/packaging/containers and put it on clean dishware (and use your own utensils).
If you want, you can use gloves to open the packaging/containers especially during this period of quarantining.
When finished, you should throw away the materials or thoroughly clean and recycle them.
Remember to immediately wash your hands with soap and hot water before eating, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
You should also clean and disinfect all surfaces where the packaging materials were placed.
Verdict For My Postmates Experience
How Fast? You want your food as fast as possible, or at least, at the stipulated time. I lived further away, so yes, I got my food within 34 minutes, and not 35 minutes. I’m glad my expectations were met.
Food Prices? We all want to save for the best dishes. The $30 was money spent well! After all, I missed a good Thai dish.
Delivery Cost? A delivery fee is charged and it varies based on the distance of the restaurant from where you want the delivery to. I’m glad I only paid $2.99 for the restaurant. However, if the restaurant is a bit further away, you might incur more costs.
Quality of the order? There was a wide variety of options available and I had ease in choosing. Above all, the meal was delicious! Thank you OBAO’S Hell’s Kitchen!
Service? A courteous driver who greets you is what you need for your appetite to shoot to the roof!
Is it better to cook at home or get food from a restaurant? Well, ordering some amazing restaurant-prepared dishes through Postmates is definitely worth it! My experience with Postmates was great, and I think you should give it a try too.
* As a reminder, if you don’t yet have a Postmates account, you can receive up to $100 in delivery credit using promotion code CHEF100 or SAVINGS. Simply enter the code after you download the app on your “Account” page, under the “Enter Promo Code” section.
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Well, have you ordered with Postmates before? How was your experience like?