I’m the world’s worst for carrying cash. I often say I am like the queen as I brandish my bank card to pay for a £1.50 greetings card at Marks and Spencer. The same goes for when I’m being lazy and can’t be bothered leaving the sofa to make any tea. A takeaway is on the cards but I have no cash. Nightmare… that’s where Hungry House come in and I gave them a go when I moved back in with my parents a few weeks ago.
The idea is simple. You tap in your post code and, if you want to, the type of food you fancy eating. The site will then list the takeaways in your area with reviews from previous diners to help you make your decision. The menu options are all online so there is no searching for that scrap of paper in the drawer and you can pay by card so, hurrah, no need for cash!
Believe it or not I never found a decent Chinese who delivered in the city so was excited to see what the deepest depths of outer Stockport could offer. Unfortunately for me Hungry House only had one Chinese restaurant registered so there wasn’t much choice on that front. We decided to go for it though and placed our order augmentin tablets which was pain free and also allowed for us to leave any comments before confirming. This is ideal for the country lane where my parent’s live as their house can be really difficult to find.
The food was 20 minutes earlier than the estimated time given and, considering it had travelled 5 miles to get to us, was piping hot. There were some free samosas and prawn crackers thrown in too, a lovely surprise. The food itself was really good and tasted freshly made. That could have been the time of evening as it was fairly early, around 6pm. Still it was welcomed as we were starving.
There are a few online takeaway sites out there that offer a similar service to Hungry House. Obviously the number of takeaways registered for where my parent’s live is a bit frustrating but I do like their blog page and they write monthly about new restaurants that have registered to the service as well as the best freebies to be had. Now let’s hope more sign up and there is more choice at my new house…
Image credit to Hungry House. I dined as a guest of Hungry House and was not asked to pay for my food.