Local Restaurants are Still Delivering: Experts say It’s Safe

Local Restaurants are Still Delivering: Experts say It’s Safe

Dreaming about that delicious ramen place down the street? Or a piping-hot-pie from the local pizzeria? 

We say go for it. 

According to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA, there is currently no evidence that the virus can be transmitted via food. 

“I’m still ordering food every day,” Dr. Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, a physician who specializes in infectious diseases at Tufts Medical Center, told TODAY. She said she’s been so busy lately she wouldn’t be eating anything at all if it wasn’t for takeout.

Most third-party delivery services are offering “no contact” drop-offs to limit human interaction. 

It gets even better.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to have a cocktail (or two) delivered along with your main course. 

New York, New Hampshire, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Texas have made temporary changes to allow alcohol delivery, as have jurisdictions like Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Margaritas and tacos delivered to your door. Is this real life?

All locally-owned restaurants are struggling during this time. If you can, take the night off from cooking and order up some bomb food (and drinks) one night this week. 

We sure plan on it.