A tale of two DoorDash deliveries
Happy Birthday DoorDash! The food delivery service turns one in Dallas and is now expanding into areas like Fort Worth and Arlington. Recently DoorDash invited IttyBittyFoodies to try their service and we jumped up and down at the thought of having a hot meal all prepared for us. If your household is anything like mine, the time leading up to family meal times are always a little like driving in Asia on the wrong side of the road without a road map for us. Three rambunctious boys turn into Gremlins around 4pm and somehow we muddle through to get dinner on the table. It’s one of the reasons why IttyBittyFoodies recipes are designed to get you in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less. However, our first DoorDash experience did not go as expected. For full disclosure, DoorDash provided us with a meal up to $50, all opinions are my own (as always) so read on to see hear this tale of two DoorDash deliveries.
To order, just go to Doordash.com or download the DoorDash app on iOS or Android. There’s an average of 80 restaurants in your range and you pick what you want online and click. This can be easily done while waiting for one of your rascals to finish up a sports game so you can look forward to a hot meal when you get home.For delivery timing, you can choose ASAP or a time with a thirty minute window. Then app lets you know each step they take from the order being processed to when it’s on it’s way. The technology is intuitive and responsive.
We fancied Italian for dinner so we ordered some of our favorite dishes from Antonio’s Restaurant. Recently, Chef Antonio Avona made his return back to his namesake restaurant and we’ve been regular customers. We were familiar with their dishes especially those containing cheese and spicy red pepper flakes which we usually ask them to omit or put on the side when we are dining in. The DoorDash App lets you add in comments to each dish you order to help customize your dish as if you’re dining in. This helps when you have children who can’t eat spicy or have allergies to certain ingredients.
We were so excited to get our food, we didn’t check it before the delivery guy left. And here was our mistake. Always check the food before the delivery guy leaves. When we opened up the boxes we found cheese in our spaghetti bolognaise and red pepper flakes in the linguine with clams. I did send DoorDash our feedback and they were responsive in addressing the issue.
So we tried again a few nights later with an order from Ziziki’s and the experience couldn’t have been more successful. The delivery was made on the early part of the thirty minute window and the souvlakis were piping hot. Dinner was served within minutes and there was hardly any clean up. We finished dinner so early that we had time to fit in a game of Machi-Koro with the kids and had a fun, relaxing time.
I would use DoorDash for when schedules get hairy especially when my husband is out of town and I need a mama’s helper. The app was great to keeping me informed on how soon the order was progressing and when we would get food on the table. Using DoorDash had bought us more family time instead of cleaning up and that is always a good thing in this house of chaos!
If you’re interested in using DoorDash, put in “ITTYBITTY” code on your first order to get $5 off your $15 or more order within DFW area.
DoorDash serves the following areas:
- Downtown Fort worth
- Arlington Heights
- Edgecliff Village
- Everman & Kennedale
- TCU Area
- Western Hills / Ridglea
- White Settlement
- All of Arlington south of Hwy 30
- Southlake and Colleyville
- Flower Mound and Coppell
- Frisco and The Colony
Till our next Happy Meal!