As a busy mom, trying to juggle work, home and family, I have to admit that sometimes the very last thing I want to do at the end of a day is cook. And on those occasions, the easiest, and, let’s be honest, the tastiest option is to opt for a take-away of some variety. With all this in mind, the opportunity to trial the service provided by Just Eat was just too good to be true.
Just Eat is an online takeaway order service. You set up an account very simply with just a few details, and then using your postcode, you can access all the takeaways in your area. You then place your order from the online menu, paying using a credit or debit card, and the takeaway is then delivered to your door. Simples!
I used this service on Saturday night and have to say I am a total convert. For a start, the choice I found of takeaways that served my area really surprised me. As well as the usual Chinese and Indian restaurants, there was also the choice of Iranian, American and Thai. My favourite Chinese takeaway, Hao Eat, was also on the list so we opted to order from there, but if you do want to choose something new and different, you can read lots of reviews of the food and service before making your choice. You also get an approximate delivery time.
Making an order is really easy as the whole menu is online, organised in the same way as a printed menu would be, which saves you having to hunt around for the paper version. A running total shows how much you are spending, again useful if you have a set budget. You only wait an approximate 90seconds for confirmation, and then you simply need to wait for your food to be delivered.
Everything about this service was good. Food was delivered promptly, the order was correct, and the food was piping hot and delicious. I loved the confirmation email that thanked me for not cooking, and the fact that I wasn’t standing on the doorstep for ages as money changed hands. Just Eat is a great idea, and one which I will definitely be using again.