This is a little post all about Uber Eats…. Can you believe it – it is already Boxing Day! Christmas was here and gone faster than we could spend our bonuses (not that I get one ha-ha 🤪)
So you guys know that I have spent almost the whole of December creating some awesome recipes for my 24 Days of Christmas.
It has been such a great challenge – and has motivated me every day to be creative and push my boundaries in the kitchen to create awesome ideas for you. While my recipe collection grows on the blog, my kitchen is trashed in the process.
You see, I am the kind of cyclone ‘chef’ that leaves a wreckage behind every single cook. I am talking about eggshells everywhere, chocolate sauce on the cupboards, sugar spills and general kitchen chaos. No matter how hard I try, I cannot keep the kitchen clean when I am cooking. Then at 4pm, I am running around like a headless chicken, trying to clean everything up before Shaun gets home and questions that engagement ring he gave me.
If I had a Rand for every time I swept, mopped, wiped, washed and loaded the dishwasher these past 24 days, I would have been able to go to the Maldives for Christmas.
Ok, I digress. The reason for this post is simple.
To tell you all about why ordering in saved me this month. There really is nothing simpler than logging on, selecting a restaurant (yes, a restaurant, not just a fast food place) ordering in lunch or dinner and having it delivered to you within an hour or less.
No extra mess in the kitchen. No food prep. No racking your brain trying to figure out what to make. Plus, healthier restaurant options!
If you have not ordered from Uber Eats before, here is my top five reasons why you HAVE to download the App.
1. Go full Chef Mode.
People, December is busy and nobody has time to spend slaving away in the kitchen. So order from fancy restaurants and fool your guests into thinking you cooked a meal from scratch! When you open the app, you can scroll through the feed for inspiration, or search for a particular restaurant or cuisine. When the food arrives, plate it all fabulously and convince your guests you’ve been slaving away all day. Not sure what I mean? Here’s some inspiration. I ordered this from Royal Punjab – an amazing Indian restaurant in my area. When it arrived, I plated it in these cute copper pots and used some pretty bowls and plates and voila. Nobody would think this was take out!
2. Get food delivered to you WHEREVER you are.
I cannot tell you the amount of times I have ordered on Uber Eats for places other than my house – to a PR launch I was setting up (and hadn’t eaten the whole day), to a photo shoot for a client, secretly to a wedding where I couldn’t eat any of the food on offer! Food is a few taps away – and arrives just before you get too hangry.
3. Become an Uber Eats Blesser
This has come in handy for me several times – the ability to order food and have it sent to other people! With Uber Eats, you can type in the address you want the food delivered too – and it does not have to be your own. I have delivered to my mom when she was recovering from surgery and to a friend who was low on cash for the month.
4. I’ll have an extra skinny, almond milk, raw honey, extra hot café mocha, please.
The UberEats app has an option to tell the chef EXACTLY what you would like him to leave out or add to your order. For example, I always ask them to remove garlic, or cream. At certain restaurants, you can even select the option of having no straw or serviette, so you reduce your packaging consumption too!
5. Cash is not king
I never have cash on me, so the opportunity to link my credit card to the app is the bomb. Order and pay all in one go and when your Uber Eats driver leaves after delivering, you can tip him through the app too in R5, R10 or R15 increments.
So, Happy Boxing Day and don’t lift a finger today to cook – just UberEats it!
This post was sponsored by UberEats