While more and more restaurants open their stores for dine-in patrons, folks have lots of reservations about giving it a go. A nice, tasty meal prepared by someone else is always exciting for lots of folks so being able to dine outside the house is a welcome change for many. However, the safety concerns are also very pressing, so it’s understandable why many are hesitant to head to their favorite restaurants just yet.
Luckily, you have other ways to enjoy your favorite dishes that will not necessarily put you and your family in great risk. You can either just order in from your favorite restaurant or cook your own version of your favorite restaurant meal. Chains like the Cheesecake Factory, Olive Garden, and even Wagamama have shared recipes of some of their popular dishes so you can recreate them at home easily.
But which method should you opt for, you might be wondering? Is it better to cook or to have something delivered?
To answer this question, let’s take a closer look at the available options and weigh them accordingly.
Take-outs and deliveries offer great convenience since you don’t have to cook.
The best thing about ordering in is that you don’t have to do much aside from placing your order. Doing so is perfectly simple as restaurants and apps make it very easy to do. To be honest, the hardest part of the process might be in choosing which items to get.
By ordering for take out or deliveries, you don’t have to go through all the hassle of cooking. Special dishes can be quite tedious to make, so you can skip all that and go straight to enjoying the food once it gets to you.
Cooking will help you enhance your skill and will let you enjoy your favorite dishes any time.
They say that this is the perfect time to learn and hone new skills and maybe it is. If you learn how to cook your favorite restaurant meals then you can have it anytime. This is peak convenience if you ask us. All you really need is to have the ingredients required for the dish in your pantry and fridge and you’re good to go.
You can make your favorite dishes healthier by cooking it instead.
If you’re like many who are having a health kick during the pandemic, learning how to whip up your favorite dish will let you also enjoy healthier versions of them. This is a great plus for a lot of folks.
However, it might not exactly taste exactly the same as the original. That shouldn’t be too much of a worry, however, because there’s already no assurance that you can get the exact same output as your favorite restaurant’s offerings.
You’ll be helping the struggling restaurant industry by patronizing local businesses.
You definitely do not have to feel bad about ordering in because you’ll be helping out businesses by doing so. Many restaurants are struggling right now due to the loss in sales they’re experiencing by not having dine-in customers. So if you continue to order from your favorite eateries, you’ll be filling in some gaps and might help them weather out these trying times.
You’ll get the exact thing you want if you order in.
As mentioned above, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to recreate your favorite restaurant dish at home, especially if you’re an inexperienced cook. This can be quite disappointing if you’re really craving and missing something. However, by ordering in, you can be sure to get the very item you want to nosh on.
You’ll enjoy variety by ordering in.
Unless you’re already an expert cook and you have all the time in the world to prepare different kinds of dishes for every meal, you will end up making the same things over and over again if you opt to always cook. This is a travesty as there are so many other things that you can try out there.
Unless you live in an area with very limited options, deliveries and take-outs promise more variety. You can have a Korean dish for lunch and go for something French in the evening without having to go to specialty grocery stores to get the ingredients you need.
Costs aren’t exactly that different.
Many believe that living on take-outs and deliveries can be costly. It’s true for some places but not always. They can actually even out in many circumstances. And if you’ll factor in your time and effort into the equation, you might even find deliveries to offer better returns.
Why Not Both?
The way we see it, having both wouldn’t hurt, too. It might even offer you better outcomes as there’s so many things you can enjoy from both options. As long as you’re satisfied with your food, you’re good to go.