Have you ever woken up without hitting that snooze alarm, showered, looking your best and ready get some food with friends, then you open the door to face the world and BOOM… winter’s wind hits you like John Cena beating your face with a bag of ice?
Welcome to Michigan. It’s winter and it sucks. It’s that time of year when bitter coldness can change all plans. Why would anyone want to go outside, when it’s Andre 3000 “ice cold” levels outdoors?
To all of you EMU students who have been brave today by opening the door and feeling winter’s wind attack your warm body, let’s get you out of the darkness and into the light of some good tips for getting the best food at the best prices delivered to you.
Tip #1 – Embrace junk mail: Once or twice a week, you’ll receive a packet of ads from local businesses. Don’t just throw them away, check them out. You may never know, one or two of them may offer coupons that will save you money or offer you free food.
Tip #2 – Talk to friends: It’s no secret that Ypsilanti has blossomed into a food-lover’s heaven. While many of the places opening up are pricy, there are a lot of places offering great eats for a nice low cost.
Amber Ratliff, a public relations graduate student orders a nice meal, when it’s annoyingly chilly outside.
“Happy’s Pizza with pepperoni and mushroom,” is her go to delivery choice when she’s craving a great meal during these cold times.
Tip #3 – Yelp: By going to Yelp, you can see who delivers what and see user’s ratings of food and service. Did you know that Golden Wall offers tasty options for vegetarians who are hungry for some Chinese food or that Jimmy Johns delivers subs within minutes?
Tip #4 – Grubhub: For the ultra lazy, or the ones who Netflix and chilled too much that you can’t move from the couch, Grubhub is a phone app that allows you to order food from restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings or Tower Inn. Besides being able to use it in multiple cities when hunger pangs. Grubhub will also tell you the estimated wait time until your grub should arrive.
Tip #5 – Tip your delivery person: It’s cold outside. If you take care of your hard working driver while they bring you food in this arctic climate, odds are they will take care of you later on when you’re twice as hungry.