Food has always been a special part of my childhood, adulthood, now preggy-hood — that’s basically my whole life existence. Growing up at home with my family, preparing food seemed like a breeze because mom was always there to cook it for you. Ever since I started living independently, I managed to 1) learn few dishes I now call my “signature” dishes and 2) learn to cook for two.
With a hectic and active lifestyle as a pregnant career woman and work-at-home-mom (to be), it’s not always an enticing idea to do grocery or market-shopping much more so to cook. That’s when food delivery comes in as heaven-sent!
Here are my top 8 occasions that call for food delivery:
1. Mom isn’t living with you to whip out your comfort food
Don’t you just sometimes wish that you can have the best of both worlds — living independently without a curfew yet having your mom with you whenever you crave for your favorite comfort food? Sadly in my reality, the only time I get to savor mom’s cooking again is whenever I visit her at our family home. So when I crave for any of my comfort food, they are just a food-app away!
2. Too pregnant to cook
Since entering my third trimester of pregnancy, I’ve been experiencing annoying symptoms like that of my first trimester — being “always sleepy, always tired and always hungry”. This means 1) I’m too heavy-lazy to buy ingredients, 2) lazy to actually cook and 3) it’s impossible to cook ALL that I want to eat. Now it’s no problem! I can have any of my cravings delivered to me.
3. To ease up on your party-planning
Since I only know how to prepare meals for two, and I want to focus on my DIY theme decors, food deliveries are number 1 on my party-planning list. I can handmade cute artsy decors and giveaways while I wait for my party trays to be delivered.
4. To explore different cuisines at the comfort of your own home on your date nights
Want an Asian-theme date night tonight? And Italian-theme tomorrow? Just prepare theme-appropriate movies, some popcorn and order theme-appropriate food for delivery. Voila! — instant date night without leaving the comforts of your home.
5. Too stuck in your computer to cook a meal or to go eat out
The reality of us, millennials, is that we are too busy with too many things all at the same time. When you find yourself stuck working in your desk whether at home or in the office, lunch or dinner food is just a few finger-taps away.
6. To entertain impromptu house guests
Don’t you just hate it when there’s a surprise guest and you have nothing in your fridge? With food delivery, you can easily entertain a guest or two. Just plate your food delivery onto your favorite chinaware and I’m sure you won’t miss to impress your guests.
7. Sweet-tooth attacking but too lazy to bake
Imagine wanting to eat more than just regular brownies, now it’s easier to order different desserts and sweets that knock your fancy!
8. When “cooking takes 3 hours while eating takes 30 minutes” does not sound appetizing
Simple. You want food instantly? Then foodpanda really comes in handy!
What is foodpanda?
“The foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany. It operates in more than 40 countries across 5 continents. foodpanda allows users to conveniently discover food around their neighborhood and directly order their favorite meals online or via mobile. In the Philippines, foodpanda was launched in June 2014 and has since grown to over 1,000 partner restaurants nationwide. We are a small team of problem solvers, designers, thinkers and tinkers, working around the clock to make foodpanda the most powerful online tool for food delivery. We believe that ordering food should be easy, fast and definitely fun!”
You can order from over 1000 restaurants online by downloading the Food Panda app.
You can visit the official Food Panda Philippines website at www.foodpanda.ph
Enter your location to see which restaurants deliver to you. Food delivery has never been easier!
What are your food emergencies or situations that call for food delivery? Share them on the comments, would love to hear them!
*This is an entry to Blogapalooza x foodpanda contest.