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feeling a little cranky about delivery via TakeOut Connection in Forest Hills

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jenkc Feb 26, 2008 02:32 PM

The best places in the neighborhood (e.g., Dee's, Q) only deliver via TakeOut Connection (which, aside from jacking up the bill, always seems to take longer than waiting for delivery from a restaurant itself...) Any new-ish additions, OFF of TakeOut Connection, that'll deliver to Forest Hills? And does anyone else dislike feeling like TOC's got a monopoly on delivery options around here. Or am I just in a fugly mood? Thanks.

  1. EricMM Feb 26, 2008 04:57 PM

    Several of the restaurants in TOC actually deliver on their own (Ben's Best, for one...) try contacting the restaurants and see what they say...

    1. bigjeff Apr 6, 2009 08:34 PM

      total waste.

      1. yongjoo Apr 7, 2009 06:10 PM

        We stopped ordering through Take Out Connection. It's just too expensive and it takes way too long to get the food. We try to stick to the places that have free delivery.

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          Steven Stone Nov 30, 2009 05:32 AM

          Are you guys new to the neighborhood??? Take-out Connection is the best thing we have here. For the tiny fee they go to the restaurants that are located on most nightmarish blocks. Every time my wife asks me to pick up our order from Cabana (which they don't carry) I have to sit on the same block for 5-8 traffic light changes, not moving, and starving. I would rather have their drivers go through that, while I'm already home, in my PJ's

          1. norah_j Nov 30, 2009 09:37 AM

            the service is good if you have the time to wait, however i have never had any food delivered in less than hour from the time i ordered... the problem lies with parking at most of the locations we like, there is nowhere to park and risking a $165 ticket for a $40 dinner isnt worth it for us, so we still use their services... i recall back in the late 90s there was a rival service but i dont remember the name and have not seen any advertisements from them in a long time...

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              kem31753 May 13, 2012 10:17 AM

              I've been using Takeout Connection since they started. I love the option of ordering from several different places at one time. Yes, sometimes the orders take an hour; yes, if you only want to order from one restaurant at a time, go for it. However, they will go out of their way for you - picking up cough syrup if you need it, non-clumping kitty litter, cigarettes, you name it. I have options but I choose to use TOC.

              1. Sluggo1407 May 15, 2012 07:49 AM

                Try Grubhub.com

                There are about 170 restaurants in Forest Hills that will deliver to you. Some charge $0.50 to $1.00 for delivery, but most deliver for free.

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