Being 30+ weeks pregnant can have its ups and downs. I went through the beginning of this pregnancy very, very sick and in fact, lost 20 pounds because of it. It felt like I would never find relief and I thought I would never be able to enjoy food again. But there were moments after that initial 4 months that I was finally able to love all that being pregnant brought with it, like feeling the baby move and yes, being able to eat.
And eat I did! I didn’t overdo it but when I wanted to snack on something, or on the rare occasion I am craved something special, I allowed myself to give in and relish those moments of pure food bliss!
It can be difficult though, to have cravings but not have your significant other there to make a run to your favorite restaurant or if you’re like me, driving may also be out of the question most of the time because of my belly always getting in the way or just being flat out exhausted. I mean look at this belly? It’s no wonder I can even stand up without tipping over!
I think that’s why I was totally excited when I was invited to a Lunch & Learning with some friends, sponsored by DoorDash – an on-demand delivery service that connects customers with local businesses and has just found its way to Charlotte!
With more than 250 restaurants in the Charlotte area now delivering directly to your door, including local favorites like Fūd at Salud, Reid’s Fine Foods, The Burger Co, Ho Ho Cherry House, Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop, and Fresh To Order, it just takes an easy few minutes to order through the app.
The DoorDash app can be downloaded to your iPhone/Android device OR if you want to take a quick peak online but off your mobile device you can visit them by heading to DoorDash.com.
Just choose a restaurant, the food you want and then sit back, kick up your feet and get that belly ready for some yumminess – their system will route the order to the merchant and then select the most efficient driver to get you the food as quickly as possible. Talk about a pregnant woman’s dreams!
Once I arrived to my Lunch & Learn in Charlotte I immediately signed up on my Android device and within a minute I was staring at all the amazing choices I could choose from…pure heaven! But if you’re anything like me it can be a little overwhelming with so many choices so I was able to narrow them down by how long it would take to deliver to our location because the little peanut in my belly was begging for some comida rápida – fast food.
I finally decided on 3 different locations…and that was me holding back! Just keep in mind that *if you do choose to order from different places their are separate delivery fees.* That made plenty of sense to me seeing as how they would need to go to the different locations to pickup my orders. I was okay with that but know in the future I might keep it to a minimum of one location to order from unless I felt like splurging again.
I tried two new places, Room 112 and Amélie’s French Bakery and a family favorite for dinner later on, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. I made sure to include my two cents in the Special Instructions section and was grateful that they had included that because it made the process that much easier and less likely for error. And being pregnant I truly appreciated the simplicity of making sure that I was getting everything exactly the way I wanted it because I knew during this pregnancy my taste buds and tummy were super particular about things.
After debating back and forth about what I should get I placed my order and not much long after I began receiving texts updating me on my pickup of the food and the delivery process. The text messaging was something I opted for in my settings and loved that feature! When I initially ordered from a different pizza location and they were not open I immediately heard back from the DoorDash team and was taken care of immediately. They were really on top of things with their communication and customer service.
Finally my food arrived and everything was just as I had ordered it and within less time then the app had stated. However, remember to still go by the time they list to be on the safe side. If it comes sooner just consider it a bonus!
Below is what I ordered with the exception of the pizzas which my family ate quicker than I could take a picture of it! Brixx’s delicious food will do that to us every time. And speaking of having the chance to order from a family favorite, I did notice the prices on the menu were the same as we are accustomed to paying for which I was thankful. However, you may find that some places vary in their pricing but with all the choices you are given you can easily find something within your price range and will love it.
I’m so glad I was able to spoil myself a little and why shouldn’t everyone? It really is simple and take it from me, there is nothing better than having your favorite things delivered to you when your in a pinch to get your family fed, or not waste any time during your lunch break (you can schedule your delivery ahead to be delivered at a later time) and/or if your a pregnant mami that just HAS to have that well-deserved treat! Whatever the case, DoorDash has got you covered.
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Not in Charlotte? There are a number of markets in the US and Canada including: Atlanta, Bellevue, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St. Paul, Toronto, and Vancouver. If they haven’t reached your city yet, go ahead and make a suggestion.
And if you use this promo code now you can get $5 off orders of $20 or more *in the Charlotte area*: Mami2Mommy2
- DoorDash takes great pride in empowering local economies – both restaurants and Dashers – our drivers!
- DoorDash has over 10,000 partner restaurants in the US that are driving significant extra business.
- DoorDash has a dramatic positive effect on local economies by connecting consumers with merchants via our amazing Dashers. All three sides benefit significantly.
- DoorDash likes to highlight the impact the flexible work schedules of our great Dasher team.
- DoorDash is excited to bring our world class, on-demand logistics company to Charlotte.
- Food delivery is just the first of many verticals that we are using to fine tune our logistics technology. This is a really complicated problem that our team of Stanford computer science PHDs foam at the mouth to deal with. Nothing rolls off the tongue quite like “machine learning algorithm” 🙂
- 2016 is the year we expand internationally, and big things are in store!
We can’t wait to see what updates DoorDash will roll out and the cities that they will be adding to their list. This year will be an exciting year for sure. Now go ahead and check out the app and don’t forget to connect with DoorDash here:
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions and views are 100% my own.