In its quest to offer speedy delivery of absolutely everything, Amazon launched its Prime restaurant delivery service in Baltimore yesterday; we’re the first East Coast city to try out the new service.
Subscribers to Amazon Prime who live in zip codes 21202, 21201, 21231, 21230, 21224, 21205, 21213, 21218, 21211, and 21210 can now order free meal delivery from 59 local restaurants, including Donna’s,Liam Flynn’s Ale House, and The Helmand. (See the full list here.) The service will run from 8 AM – 10 PM; in other cities where the restaurant delivery option is offered, such as Seattle and and Portland, delivery times have averaged nearly 40 minutes.
Of course, hungry agoraphobes in Baltimore already have an option for food delivery from local restaurants — the locally developed app OrderUp, which offers food from 275 different restaurants. OrderUp allows restaurants to set a delivery fee, which generally ranges from $2-5. Right now, the Amazon meal delivery service is free… but judging from how that company tends to operate, they’ll start charging for the service approximately 15 seconds after they’ve gotten us all addicted to it.
If you’ve tried it, let us know how it goes!
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