You guys, in case you haven’t already heard – there’s a great new delivery service in town – Take Eat Easy.
I know, I know.
Take it easy, you’re about to tell me – we already have Deliveroo, Jinn, Quiqup and Hungry House, just to name a few of the many takeaway services bookmarked in our browsers and downloaded from the app store on our phones.
So what’s so special about this one?
Well. Based on my experience, here are five reasons that really stood out for me.
1. Elegant layout & pretty pictures!
So once you’ve entered your postcode, you’re presented with a thumbnail grid of restaurants to choose from depending on your location.
Oh the conundrum. Will it be the beautiful works of #foodart from Martin Morales’ Ceviche or should I finally try that Turkish pizza from Alan Yau’s Babaji?
The pretty pictures and neat description accompanying each dish on the online menus, certainly serve as quite a handy tie breaker.
There’s also a rating system based on feedback from users who’ve ordered from the restaurant (although, as this is a relatively new service, you might find that the ratings are initially missing from a few places.)
2. Tracking your delivery in real time.
Once your order is in, you can hungrily track your delivery as the courier makes his/ her way to you! It’s not unlike an uber…
3. Environment-friendly deliveries
… Except rather than adding to the city’s carbon footprint, deliveries are carried out by experienced cyclists!
4. Customer care.
We don’t live in a perfect world and there’s no accounting for unforeseen circumstances, especially when it comes to British weather.
My delivery time wasn’t actually 24 minutes as originally estimated – but before I could get het up about it, I’d already received a call from Take Eat Easy’s support team, who profusely apologised for the delay and offered monetary compensation against my next order.
Needless to say, I was suitably mollified.
And finally, there’s a strong convenience factor at work, with the option of pre-ordering food for delivery at a later time in the day!
So there you have it.
Some of these elements could already be embodied by the other delivery companies currently in action – but personally, I found that it’s the seamless amalgamation of all these various aspects which makes Take Eat Easy so appealing. Despite the delay, my food arrived warm and intact in resilient containers.
In terms of how the meal actually turned out… well, I don’t want this post to turn into a
rant review on Babaji – but let’s just say that my spate of bad luck with the food at Alan Yau’s recent ventures continues.
Regardless, with so many other great eateries to choose from, I have no doubt that I’ll be Taking Eat Easy again and then several times over – whether for my burger fix from Patty & Bun, Peruvian delights from Martin Morales or those gorgeous-looking chocolate chip pancakes from Kua ‘Aina on a Sunday morning!
If you’re tempted to do the same the next time you’re staying in, remember to quote 5Y8W7X to get £10 off your first order. Deliveries are free for the rest of the year too – bonus!
I was invited by Take Eat Easy to review their service. As always, I hog full credit for my opinions.