Tiffin’s Vegetarian Tuesday Deals Kick Off

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Tiffin is urging you to kick the Taco Tuesday habit and get on board with Tiffin Tuesdays. All eight Tiffin locations are offering their vegetarian entrees for just $8. And that counts for eat-in, takeout and delivery (Just use the code VeggieTues for you delivery discount).

The $8 entrees (normally $12) include the immensely popular saag paneer, as well as the tasty malai kofta, vegetable dumplings cooked in a creamy cashew nut sauce; and the Southern Indian vegetable korma.

Tiffins are located in and around the Philadelphia area including two new New Jersey locations.

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A Double-Shot Of Good News From Bing Bing Dim Sum

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Right from the start, we’ve been pretty into Bing Bing. Slap down a fusion-y dim sum joint on Passyunk and fill it with soup dumplings, reuben bao and pitchers of rum-heavy cocktails, and really, what’s not to like? No, not everything there has gone perfectly smoothly (Trey Popp had a bone or two to pick in his recent review), but sometimes that’s the risk you accept when dealing with a place where the kitchen’s menu design ethos is something akin to try everything once, try the good stuff twice.

But now, we have two things happening that actually make us like the place even more. First, they’ve just added delivery through Caviar and, starting tomorrow, they’re gonna have a happy hour.

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Your Answer to Online Shopping: Fishbox, Philly’s New Package Delivery Service

Image via Shutterstock

Image via Shutterstock

Here at Philly Mag HQ, it’s commonplace for staffers to have packages delivered to the office in lieu of their homes. Reasons for such include: It’s where we’re stationed between 9am and 5pm (UPS’s preferred delivery period) and it’s safer than having parcels waiting out on the stoop all day. And after far too many ‘Sorry we missed you!’ notices completely negating that $20.95 overnight shipping fee we shelled out, we think our precautions are justified. That is, until the debut of Fishtown’s newest delivery service, Fishbox.

Brainchild of local entrepreneur Napolean Suarez, Fishbox is a hassle-free delivery service that gets you your packages exactly when you want them (i.e. not ‘maaaaybe between 10am and 2pm). Simply sign up for Fishbox via their site, use the specified address and box number and your packages will be delivered to their secure facility. Then, you’ll receive a text indicating its arrival and all you have to do is set up a time and place to procure your package. Philadelphia Business Journal writes: “Payment is automatic, as they will have already entered their credit card information, and no tip is necessary.” It’ll cost you either “$5 per delivery or $50 per month for unlimited delivery.” Fishbox, feeding your Amazon addiction one delivery at a time.
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Deliver Me! Inside Philadelphia’s New Convenience Economy

Photograph by Dale May

Photograph by Dale May

A couple of years back, a city-dwelling friend of mine made a bet with her husband over who would correctly predict the most Oscar winners. The loser, they decided, would be forced to do the winner’s bidding in one specific arena: The victor could demand any sort of food run at any time. Which is how, minutes after arriving home from a weeklong vacation, my friend found herself back outside, tromping testily through piles of snow on a quest for her husband’s favorite apple pie from a bakery several blocks away. It goes without saying that she regretted ever agreeing to such inconvenient stakes. Read more »

Philadelphia Delivery Services: Our A-to-Z Guide

Babies, Kids and Parents

MO-delivery-meds-dom-savini-400x400What: Prescription and over-the-counter medication
From: Fishtown Pharmacy, Fishtown, fishtownpharmacy.com
How to Order: Text, email, phone
Delivery Zone: Within five miles of Fishtown during regular business hours; call for other inquiries.
The Scoop: This pharmacy is a ray of sunshine when you have a sick, crying kid on your hands. They deliver emergency prescriptions like antibiotics plus over-the-counter necessities like baby aspirin to your home, usually within two hours, free of charge.

What: Hospital-grade breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories
From: My Fabulous Mama, Grad Hospital, myfabulousmama.com
How to Order: Phone
Delivery Zones: Center City and South Philly
The Scoop: Because new moms are busy enough, owner Marisa Piccarreto takes her breastfeeding expertise on the road by hand-delivering Medela Symphony pumps and accessories like pumping bras and nipple shields. Delivery is free for concierge-service clients or else $25; pump rental is $85 for one month, $240 for three months, $440 for six months and $780 for 12 months. Read more »

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