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Dinner delivery service for a week

chowmania May 16, 2012 07:15 AM

I'd love the CH brain trust on this query. I know a family (2 adults, 1 young child) who are having a situation where cooking is the furthest thing from their minds. I'm trying to organize a week's worth of dinners for them—something where each evening a hot dinner was delivered, ready to eat.

Does anyone know a service that offers this? Price is not really a problem - there are a bunch of people contributing and we're more concerned with high-quality, great-tasting food than we are with cost.

My first thought was Fresh Direct, but we want to go slightly more high end and with better food. Another thought was Fairway and I'll be contacting them to see if they can do it.

The family are in the UWS, but I'm hoping that places across Manhattan would be feasible. I'd really appreciate ideas on a service of this nature!

Thank you!

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    thegforceny RE: chowmania May 16, 2012 08:29 AM

    Use grubhub or seamlessweb.

    Enter their address and choose from dozens of restaurants in that area, charged to your card.

    1. ttoommyy RE: chowmania May 16, 2012 09:33 AM

      If "price is not really a problem" then why not go to a good restaurant in their area, one that the family likes, has the quality of food you are looking for and does take out, explain the situation to them and see if you can set up a standing order for the week. That is exactly what I would do.

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        chowmania RE: ttoommyy May 16, 2012 11:30 AM

        And that's exactly what I've done! I'm going with Spring Natural (uptown relative of Spring St Natural). I explained the situation and they're happy to fulfill the request.

        Grubhub/Seamless only allow you to order a couple of days in advance, so I'd have to update the order twice during the week.

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          thegforceny RE: chowmania May 16, 2012 01:09 PM

          You're a great friend. : )

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            ttoommyy RE: chowmania May 16, 2012 03:37 PM

            Great to hear. I hope all turns out well for your friends.

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