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So in addition to all the other good things happening out in the ‘burbs lately (like this place in Wayne blowing my mind, Mistral opening a KOP location and, well, all of this), last week Caviar announced that it was going to start offering its delivery service in Conshohocken and King of Prussia, with all of the Main Line and many of the larger suburbs now covered.
This is undeniably good news. It’s also one less reason Center City hipsters have for making fun of the ‘burbs. So if you live out there, here’s how all of this might affect you.
In just a few months, UberEATS quickly shot to the top of Philly’s online delivery app heap, providing restaurants and diners with a faster (and oftentimes cheaper) way to enjoy our dining scape’s bounties without ever having to leave the comfort of their own homes. Starting today, Main Liners can enjoy the same sort of luxury.
Caviar, the delivery service owned by Square has acquired “certain assets of Main Line Delivery to be integrated within the restaurant delivery service. Main Line residents can find the newest Main Line restaurants at https://www.trycaviar.com/
To coincide with this news, Caviar is also offering some “Secret Menu” items to customers in Philadelphia. The secret menu items are only available to customers who order via Caviar.
On Tuesday, October 4th, the Best of Philly winning delivery service Caviar is celebrating its second anniversary in the Philadelphia market with some two dollar items for a two dollar delivery fee. Among the offerings is a fried chicken sandwich from Federal Donuts, funfetti cake slices from Bud & Marilyn’s and cheesesteaks from Joe’s Steaks.
Caviar is also delivering some exclusive, just made for the day specials including a bagel sandwich from Knead Bagels and a caramel sea salt gelato from Gran Caffe L’Aquila.
In case you forget any snowstorm essentials or find that you’ve run out of beer (gasp!), on-demand delivery service goPuff can help you out. goPuff says that they will remain open and will be “delivering snowstorm essentials throughout the winter watch weekend in 30 minutes or less.”
The “snowstorm essentials” they will deliver includes, but are not limited to water, eggs, milk, bread, canned goods, ice cream and beer.
Other local food delivery services like Caviar and Main Line Delivery are determining their availability based on the safety of their delivery drivers, but goPuff’s strategy promises to stay open for the duration of the storm by doubling up their staff with over fifty independently contracted drivers on shift for the weekend.
Caviar, the restaurant delivery service that has been going gangbusters in Philadelphia announced today that they are now delivering food from Vetri Family restaurants including both Pizzeria Vetri locations, Amis, Osteria, Lo Spiedo and Alla Spina. You can now get Amis’ pork chop parmesan or Alla Spina’s North Philly sausage cheesesteak when the furthest you can imagine traveling is to your front door.
Planning to hole up in your apartment or house while the Pope is in town but worried about how you’ll get your favorite restaurants delivered to your front door? Well that’s a legitimate worry, because it won’t be easy.
DiningIn is limiting its delivery areas during the Pope’s visit now through Thursday and will not offer delivery at all between Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th.
Caviar just sent out an email explaining that delivery will be unavailable from 2:30pm on Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th and are suggesting users order some refrigeratable meals now.
The former Moe’s Hot Dogs is getting a new tenant. Aprons Soul Food, which for a time operated near Temple’s campus at 1621 Cecil B. Moore is taking the corner of 26th and Washington Avenue. The new location promises authentic Southern food for eat-in, takeout and delivery.
A July post to Facebook promises the new Aprons Soul Food will open this month.
Aprons Soul Food [Foobooz]
A tipster let us in on this juicy tidbit. There’s a Santucci’s (expansion of the South Philly brand) coming to North Broad Street. Signs in the window show that the pizzeria is going in at 655 N Broad Street, the former home of Alessandro’s Pizza.
In addition to another eatery on North Broad, the location also means the neighborhoods of Fairmount, Spring Garden, Callowhill and Poplar will have access to Santucci’s excellent square pizzas via delivery.
Santucci’s – North Broad [Foobooz]