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Delivery services near dorms satisfy student stomachs

Posted on February 25, 2014 | by Caroline Aghajanian

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Ordering in is quickly becoming the most popular option for college students. Websites like GrubHub often save the day, especially when there is no food in the fridge or it is too rainy or snowy to leave your dorm.

Popular delivery services among NYU students are Seamless and delivery.com. There are also apps for iPhones, iPads and Androids that make ordering easier when on the go. Whether you live in Palladium or Lafayette Street residence halls, you can always find options that will satisfy your cravings.

CAS sophomore Alexis Sfikas uses these delivery options frequently.

“I use Seamless about once a week, when I’m too tired, lazy or busy to go out and get something,” Sfikas said.

Sfikas used delivery.com for the first time earlier this week.

“There’s a great mac ‘n’ cheese place that only delivers through delivery.com and I was within range at a friend’s apartment and ordered from there,” Sfikas said.

The delivery time usually ranges from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the distance.

Restaurants generally have a delivery minimum price between $10 and $20 to make their deliveries worthwhile financially. The prices are not too different from what you would spend at a restaurant.

Restaurants closer to campus usually use Seamless or delivery.com. Students order food from Burger Creations, Just Salad, Campus Eatery, Fresh & Co. and even dessert places such as Häagen-Dazs and Insomnia Cookies.

Insomnia Cookies, one of the most popular delivery services among NYU students, delivers every weeknight from 5 p.m. to 2:45 a.m., satisfying people with a late-night sweet tooth. Restaurants such as Burger Creations and Just Salad deliver during the day based on their operating hours — Bur-ger Creations from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Just Salad from 9:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Delivery can be a little risky. Trying something new is always daunting, especially when ordering in.

“I know for a fact that I will never try to get barbecue delivered again,” Sfikas said. “The place I ordered from was really gross, and it’s just better to actually go out to a good restaurant for barbecue, like Mighty Quinn’s on Second Avenue.”  She added that it is worth the 30-minute walk from her dorm.

Stern junior Diana Tain said Seamless can be popular among professionals.

“Everyone works such long hours that you have to order at some point of your life,” Tain said. “I prefer Asian or healthy food for late night orders. It’s difficult to find those options on Seamless.”

A version of this article appeared  in the Monday, Feb. 25 print edition. Caroline Aghajanian is a contributing writer. Email her at dining@nyunews.com.

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