Very few things make a long day longer than arriving home only to remember that you still need to make dinner. Luckily, many neighborhood restaurants can take this hassle off your plate by offering online ordering and delivery services. That way, instead of cooking, you can take that shower, put your feet up, run a load of laundry (or even just relax!) and have your meal brought to you.
Beyond restaurants that have their own delivery service, services like UberEATS and Puget Sound 2 Go only expand the options. So while pizza is the obvious delivery choice for many of us, it’s far from the only option.
Happy Teriyaki offers amazing Japanese meals thanks to their fresh ingredients and secret family recipes. They are a family business and it shows. Their delivery service is just one way they work to bring their tasty eats to your table.
In my household, sandwiches are a go-to favorite and Jimmy Johns – hands down – serves up sandwiches in record time. Jimmy Johns offers simple, quality ingredients in their sandwiches, which leads to meals that tastes great, time after time.
The fact that Emperor’s Palace has been offering our community amazing Asian cuisine for more than 30 years is only part of what makes them a stand-out delivery choice. Everything they offer on their menu is made to order. That means substitutions are welcome and your food is always fresh and flavorful. Emperor’s Palace serves Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food to cater to a variety of appetites.
Brewery City, with three locations in Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, is able to offer one of the largest delivery service areas around. They are most known for their pizzas, but they also make amazing pastas, burgers, salads and calzones.
UberEATS can be easily accessed online or via mobile app. You can search by cuisine type or by a specific restaurant, or simply scroll through the list to find out what restaurants near you are open and accepting orders. When you set up your UberEATS account, you will have a card on file, making checkout a breeze. You can even follow the progress of your order, from the time it arrives at the restaurant, to the time it is picked up, and you can follow the driver on the map all the way to your house. All fees and taxes are included in the purchase price, so there are no surprises. If you are pleased with the delivery, you have the option to tip your UberEATS delivery partner through the app.
Here are five local favorites that you may not have expected to find on UberEATS:
MiSo is best known for their fresh meal options geared toward the health-conscious diner. They offer wraps, salads, bowls and Misorritos loaded with veggies and flavorful sauces all crafted with nutrition and mind.
Eagan’s Drive-In is a South Sound staple. During peak times, it’s often impossible to avoid the long lines, and that’s okay because what you get in return is always worth the wait. However, since Eagan’s has partnered with UberEATS, you can now wait for that juicy burger, decadent root beer shake or order of crispy tots from the comfort of home.
Pellegrino’s offers fine Italian dining in a casual atmosphere and has been called The Best Little Italian Restaurant in Town. They offer the classics, such as spaghetti and meatballs and fettuccine alfredo in addition to must-try specialties such as tomato basil gnocchi, veal parmesan and chicken picatta.
Budd Bay Cafe has called Percival Landing home since 1988. They offer an extensive array of seafood entrees in addition to salads, steaks, vegetarian-friendly plates and not-to-be-missed appetizers. Their wide selection helps ensure all tastes in household are left satisfied.
Peace, Love & Raw is a perfect choice for the source-conscious eater. All their products, from smoothies to entrees to desserts, are crafted from plant-based whole foods geared toward satisfying the entire family.
Puget Sound 2 Go Options
Puget Sound 2 Go, like UberEATS, offers delivery services through both their website and mobile app. They seek to provide the fastest service around, bringing your restaurant meals to your home, office or hotel in under an hour. You can search delivery options by type or by restaurant, and they offer a cash or credit option for payment at checkout, with the choice to cash tip your driver at time of delivery. Puget Sound 2 Go operates during set business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Like UberEATS, you’ll find that Puget Sound 2 Go is connected with many of your favorite fast food chains, like McDonalds and Burger King, as well as your favorite late-night hot spots, like Denny’s, Ihop and Shari’s. They also offer delivery service from local hotspots such as:
Traditional Mexican recipes come to life at Don Juan’s. Don Juan’s is family owned and operated, with two locations in Tenino and Olympia. Every meal is savory and fresh. Whether you are craving their popular street tacos or a plate of enchiladas, each bite will be one to remember.
If sushi is what you seek, then you will be satisfied with Trapper’s wide variety of both modern and traditional sushi rolls. Even if sushi isn’t your cup of tea, Trapper’s Sushi has menu options like teriyaki chicken and tempura shrimp to please more traditional taste buds.
Panera Bread has two locations in the Olympia area, one by Capital Mall and one in Hawks Prairie. They are a bakery-style cafe serving everything from salads, to soups and sandwiches, to macaroni and cheese. Best of all, they offer an array of desserts to finish off your meal.
Don’t forget the dessert! Baskin Robbins serves up delicious frozen treats. They keep things fresh with a new featured flavor each month. With three locations in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, they are sure to be in your Puget Sound 2 Go service delivery area.