While you may feel it’s incredibly inconvenient being stuck at home, you might be surprised to learn that there are a number of businesses that make staying at home more inconvenient than you thought. Whether it be ready made meals, groceries, supplies or other necessities (like wine and treats *wink*) there is likely a business set up to help you get what you need. Most of these business can be utilized around the states, but I’ve also included Atlanta-specific curbside and delivery services.
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With the advent of services like UberEats, GrubHub and DoorDash you can order in hot, prepared meals from virtually any restaurant in your area — from popular chains like Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts, to local favorites like Bantam + Biddy or The Varsity.
Atlanta Restaurants To-Go
If you’re out and about or still working (essential businesses) then a pick up option might be right for you. Many Atlanta-area restaurants are changing the way they do business right now. With dining in not currently an option, some restaurants have added delivery and curbside pick up options, and now with Atlanta’s more lax alcohol rules, some of these menus even include wine or beer. (*Be sure to check websites or call restaurants as the situation is ever changing.)
- At Gypsy Kitchen you can pick up a variety of mouthwatering tapas along with 50% off bottles of wine. Order $50 or more and get the wine free.
- Craving gourmet fried chicken or down home meatloaf, like its sister restaurant Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman is offering to go meals complete with wine at a discount. Be sure to check their websites for hours, menu and pick up/ delivery options.
- Craving meat and potatoes? Check out Atlanta’s 101 Steak for hearty steakhouse offerings available to take out.
- Homegrown, GA is still offering up delicious breakfasts and lunches with a special menu.
- Japanese cuisine tickling your fancy? Sukoshi is still open and taking pick up/ delivery orders.
Cook at Home Kits
If you are wanting to cook meals in your own kitchen but save time on the shopping, the popularity of meal services like Blue Apron, Gobble, Martha & Marley Spoon and Hello Fresh will provide virtually everything you need to prepare a delicious, healthy meal at home with all the ingredients at your fingertips. These services are great for introducing new dishes to your family, and teaching some new techniques along the way. Having tried some of these meals ourselves, I have found it super handy to have a whole meal’s worth of ingredients on hand for when I didn’t have time to plan out my meal for the evening. In addition, these services offer lots of options for those on special diets. Looking for vegetarian, keto or gluten free offerings? More specialized meal services like Sun Basket offer all these options and more.
In addition to these national meal delivery services, the Atlanta area is home to some meal services as well. Check out Garnish & Gather for locally sourced, organic meal kits inspired by local chefs or The Dinner Shoppe for totally prepped meals that you can throw on the stove. Don’t want to cook at all? Instead of Flowers offers completely prepared meals that you just heat up, making it easy to have a hot meal on the table in minutes. Yes, please!
Grocery Pick-up & Delivery
Love to channel your inner gourmet and want to experiment in your kitchen? Grocery stores are joining the businesses that offer delivery as well. Aldi, Publix and Kroger all offer pick-up and delivery with online ordering, and usually delivery is FREE on first orders and/or orders over a certain dollar amount.
Amazon Prime Member? Whole Foods will deliver your order for free, and while Trader Joe’s doesn’t offer “in house” delivery, they DO offer delivery via services like DoorDash or Postmates, making it easy to get your favorites.
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Wine Delivery Services
City Winery in Atlanta is offering wine delivery and curbside pick up during this time. Indulge in a few bottles and add a meal from their restaurant as well.
Gift Baskets & Treats
Thinking about friends, family or coworkers who are sheltering at home? Send a gift basket from Sensational Baskets. Their offerings include health and wellness, family entertainment and “survival” among others. It’s a great way to send a few treats and let someone know they aren’t alone out there. Tiff’s Treats are DELICIOUS and currently open for deliveries and to-go orders. Cheer up a friend or treat yo’self!