LOS ANGELES, CA – As a college student who only recently moved from the dorms to an apartment, I have been struggling with cooking. However, food apps like Hooked and UberEATS have helped me out a lot lately.
I don’t know about you but as a spoiled millennial, I feel like I never really learned the basics of cooking. I can make pasta and scrambled eggs, but that’s about it. Trying out new food recipes seem to be beyond my scope of understanding. Therefore, I cannot trust myself in the kitchen even though I’m 20 years old and pretty self-sufficient in other areas of my life.
In the past month or so, I discovered a variety of apps to help me find easy and inexpensive food options. One of them is UberEATS of course, which is an online meal ordering and delivery platform. It is much like Uber but for food delivery instead. Initially, it was a cheaper option for me owing to promo codes that first-time users get; however, the prices have hiked up quite a bit now that I have to pay for the meal as well as delivery costs.
Postmates is also another app similar to UberEATS that delivers goods locally. Unlike UberEATS, it offers food delivery as well as other items such as groceries and office supplies. However, my favorite food app at the moment is Hooked. Hooked is a food deals app geared towards college students to help them discover discounts and short-term term offers from restaurants around campus. Personally, I feel perpetually hungry and need to snack quite often. This app is great because I usually head to the nearest restaurant near me and grab a bite to eat, at a much lower cost.
Most of the time, the offers are buy-one-get-one-free, which is great if you want to grab a cheap dinner with your roommate. If you’re a terrible cook like me, then these food apps are definitely the way to go. Not every day, of course. But once in a while, it’s nice to eat out when you’re feeling tired after class and do not have the energy to head to the kitchen.