We rarely have food delivered here at Casa de Condes and I’m not sure why (we eat out at least once a week). I think it’s because we never know where to order from. After ordering from DoorDash, I think we may be ordering takeout a lot more. DoorDash is a restaurant delivery service in Los Angeles and parts of Northern California. I was given a credit to try a dinner delivery for my family from one of the many restaurants DoorDash serves.
At the time I ordered, my zip code wasn’t in the delivery area, but starting today, Door Dash will deliver to the Westwood/Culver City area along with its existing delivery area of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood.
Setting up the DoorDash account was easy. You start by entering your zip code to find out if you live in the delivery area. Once you find out that you’re in the delivery zone you can browse the restaurants and their menus. There were so many choices from super fancy Craft to the delicious Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers. It was easy enough to create an account and add my credit card and delivery information. You can add a tip to the charge or give it to the driver in cash.
I ordered from Taj Palace in Pacific Palisades and my delivery came right when I was told it would, 45 minutes after I ordered. It was delivered by this nice gentleman pictured below.
The food was still hot when we got it so there was need to heat it up. We ordered Tandoori Chicken…
Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, and Saag Paneer with rice and naan.
It was more than enough and was great for dinner the next night.
We enjoyed our meal and I especially enjoyed reading the restaurant menus of the many places we haven’t tried yet. We got our meal and delivery for free for this review, but we’ll be using the service again. It’s really convenient and it went smoothly. Sarah reviewed DoorDash for MomsLA and her post includes a discount code, so make sure and check it out.
Update: I didn’t realize I wrote the post (or I would have mentioned) that some of the prices are different in the DoorDash menu than on the restaurant website. For example, I looked at the DoorDash menu of a pizza place that I’ve been to many times and the prices seemed high. Some, but not all of them, were a couple of dollars higher. Here is what DoorDash says on their website.
“For many of our restaurants, the prices you pay on DoorDash are the same as you would pay in store. However, sometimes they are different and for different reasons. When merchants sign onto our network, they pay us a commission fee to help cover the cost of our delivery fleet. To help pay part of their commission, some merchants have decided to add a slight increase to certain menu items.
Other times, prices are different because most restaurant menus online – especially from third-party websites – are outdated. As a result, there will be a perceived difference in price and it’s a constant challenge for our team to make sure we have the correct prices. As a result, DoorDash’s prices are sometimes lower or higher than what appears on the menus at restaurants.”
I don’t think this will stop me from using DoorDash again, but I will be sure to look at the prices carefully.