The holidays are a frenzy of shopping, food, friends, family, and fun, but when they’re over and done with, many can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. All that hosting, prepping, gift wrapping and spending are enough to wear a person out. If this is how you feel, you may be experiencing “Festive Burnout.”
If holiday burnout has settled in where your holiday spirit once reigned supreme, you may find it difficult to muster the energy (or money) to do much of anything, much less cook for yourself. Yet, you still need to eat. Fortunately, this is the age of instant gratification. From finding the cheapest pizza specials to ordering gourmet pretzels to having cheap eats delivered straight to your door, you can do it all through your mobile device.
You may not feel festive, but who doesn’t want a fiesta delivered straight to their door? 200 locations throughout California and Texas currently use Doordash to deliver burritos, tacos and quirky hot sauce packages straight to the dorms and doors of hungry individuals.
If you’re craving something a little more authentic, Chipotle’s got you covered. This Mexi-American food chain began delivering burritos and guac to approximately 100 college campuses nationwide back in 2016. Because people can’t get enough of their larger-than-life portions, it has since commissioned Postmates to deliver in over 40 metropolitan markets.
When it comes to hot food delivery, you can’t go wrong with pizza. Papa John’s unique offerings such as its gluten free pizza delivery, garlic knots, flavored crusts and “Papa’s Wings” make this favorite pizza chain a go-to for large groups with diverse tastes. You can make your own pizza or choose from one of the joint’s signature pies. Don’t forget dessert either. The Cinnamon Pull Aparts are so good, you won’t want to share, and the Double Chocolate Chip Brownie is rich enough to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth.
Forget trying to fight the post-holiday mall crowds to nab yourself a hot cinnamon pretzel or a jalapeno cheddar braided twist. For a fee of just $5, Postmates will deliver these tasty treats straight to your door, so long as you live in one of 34 locations, including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Portland.
Pretzels aren’t the only mall staple you’d be willing to fight a crowd for. Cinnabon — which makes quite possibly the best cinnamon rolls on earth — also stepped into the food delivery game this past August. The brand is already talking drone delivery, so if you’re worried your icing won’t still be dripping by the time it arrives at your door, worry no more. Cinnabon is on it.
When you’re craving a cold sub, hot sub or even just a healthy salad, Firehouse has got you covered. Firehouse uses GrubHub, Postmates, and Doordash to deliver meals of less than 500 calories to homes throughout select cities.
Put that ancient thing you call a coffee pot away and use your phone to order a frothing latte or creamy caramel macchiato instead. Lucky residents throughout 16 cities nationwide can now order their favorite drinks and breakfast sandwiches from the menu of subway as easily as they would request a ride. Stop those hunger pangs and use your phone to place an order today. If your credit card is burning, learn more about how to get a free pizza.