For busy (and also uh, lazy) Americans, the recent boom in food and booze delivery is a very good thing. Here now, updates on the latest delivery-related news:
—Popular Deep Ellum noodle stand (and Eater 38 resident) Monkey King Noodle Company is now offering delivery through the Caviar app. You can get hand-pulled noodles, soup dumplings, pork steamed buns, and more delivered to your door (or office), and the delivery fee starts at only $1.99. Sure beats waiting in line in 100-plus degree weather. Other restaurants recently added to Caviar include Green Door Public House, Coal Vines, and Le Taco Cantina.
—Insanely popular home cooking delivery service Blue Apron is now available in Dallas. As Eater National explains, the company offers "a few meals per week delivered to your door, ingredients perfectly portioned and recipes provided, with prices starting around $60 a week." Recent menu items have included stir-fried ginger basil chicken with coconut rice, and seared salmon and panzanella salad with corn, shishitos, and Thai basil. It's a viable option for those who like to cook but tend to fall into a rut of making the same things over and over — and it also ensures you won't have a bunch of expensive produce languishing in your crisper drawer.
—Alcohol delivery is in high demand these days, and as such Minibar has extended its delivery area northward. The app, which delivers liquor, beer, and wine, is now also serving Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Addison, Far North Dallas, and parts of Richardson. There's a $25 minimum, but no delivery fee.