Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 1874 - Eat Now

A quick and easy way to get your meal delivered.

I feel like Thai ... and I feel like home delivery
After a very hot and sticky weekend of photo shoots for Tahlia (which included a quick trip to Sydney), running the Cheer Chick Charlie stall and a martial arts fun day for Darby, we were a bit exhausted last night with nobody inclined to cook.  Besides, it was 38 degrees. Who wants to cook in that heat?

So we ordered out.

Once upon a time when ordering out we'd refer to the stash of letterbox pamphlets that sat in that unsightly pile on our kitchen bench.  But I got rid of that unsightly pile, because ... well ... it's unsightly.

So without a pile to reference, we'd rack our brain to recall restaurants in our area who deliver and Google them to find out menus etc.

Then we'd wait until restaurant opening time and ring them and try our best to speak in Thai, Indian or Turkish accents to better articulate our order in a way that wouldn't get lost in translation.

But last night I did none of that.  Because last night I discovered Eat Now.

Eat Now is a one stop shop for home delivered meals.  No need to know the website details, menus and phone numbers for individual restaurants.  No need for an unsightly pile. It's a website that compiles the home delivery restaurants in your local area and you order the meal through them.  You can even order earlier that day for delivery that night at a time you specify.  All payment can be done online (or you can say "cash" for cash upon delivery).  It's so easy!

Step One:  Head to the website and type in your postcode.  It will then bring up all the Eat Now restaurants in your local area.

Step One: Type in your Postcode

Step Two:  Choose the restaurant you like and start ordering from the menu.  At this point you can choose the time of your delivery as well.  If you want to increase the quantity of any one item you can do so on the right hand side of the screen using the plus or minus buttons.
Step Two: Order your meal

Step Three: Some restaurants will have a drop down box within a certain meal choice. For example, I chose the stir-fry with cashew nut.  As soon as I "add" that to my basket I am then presented with an option to choose from vegetarian, beef, lamb, chicken etc via a drop down box.

Step Three:  Choose your variables

Step Four: Once you've ordered everything you want from the menu, you hit the "continue" button at the bottom of the screen which will take you to the "Sign in" or "Register" page.  Registration is very easy.  It's a simple no fuss process.

Step Five:  You will now go through to the payment page where you give the rest of your details including delivery address and mobile phone number (which the site then saves for next time you want to order so you don't have to enter it every time you use the site).

Step Six:  You will receive an SMS message from Eat Now advising that the restaurant (it will name it) has confirmed your order for whatever delivery time you specified.  It then gives a phone number to call the restaurant directly in case you have any questions or concerns.

Step Six: You will receive a text message

You will also receive an email with a copy of your order which acts as a receipt.

Step Six: You will receive an email confirming your order

Step Seven:  At the requested time of your delivery (give or take 10 minutes on either side) you'll get a knock at the door with your meal!  Our restaurant even sent us two cans of drink as a bonus.  Thank you Choong Co Thai and Noodle Bar!

Step Eight:  Eat Now.

A fantastic home delivered Sunday night feast

Thai Beef Salad from Chong Co Thai and Noodle Bar

Chicken and cashew nut from Chong Co Thai and Noodle Bar

A great Sunday night meal 


There is absolutely no need for any more of those unsightly piles.

Check it out to see how many restaurants in your area have registered.  There are more and more being added every week. 

Love it!

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