Looking to save at supper time? Give Just Eat a try

May 28th, 2014 - Posted by in Blog, Happier Life

just-eat tried and tested awardsEveryone loves a good meal out but if you’ve got kids in tow as well as a busy lifestyle it can seem virtually impossible to actually make it out to a restaurant, especially if you’re trying to save money at the same time. With petrol prices on the rise as well as factoring in tips, beverages etc., a meal out becomes anything but cheap.

Fear not, you can still get a restaurant quality meal that’s hot and fresh while saving at the same time, and if you’re looking for some of the best takeaways around, look no further. Here are a few ways to spice up mealtime as an alternative to pizza, without paying a fortune.

Give Asian a go

Asian cuisine, namely Chinese, is quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourites. After a long week who doesn’t crave crispy duck, won ton soup and sweet and sour pork?

We have been making ourselves a lot happier recently, by trying out the winning Chinese takeaways from JUST-EAT’s recent London Tried & Tasted 2014 consumer awards.

This year, the accolades went to: Camden’s Shanghai Express, Moon Lee in Tower Hamletsand, Jade Palace Crouch End, as well as Pan of Asia in Wimbledon, Chinese Chef on Ealing Broadway and Yau’s Oriental Delight in SE25.

Camden’s Shanghai Express favourites include stir fried beef with black bean sauce, while Jade Palace will start your meal off right with the spare ribs with chilli and salt.

Other takeaway Asian favourites include Japanese, Korean and Thai. But if you prefer other fare, the options are endless; you can find whatever you crave from Peri Peri to Mexican treats.

Ordering online is convenient and easy. There’s no need to pick up the phone. Simply, have a look on JUST EAT’s website, type in your post code and viola; you’ll be able to choose from your favourites from American to Bangladeshi, whatever’s available in your area.

The quality speaks for itself, and makes each one a bargain in its own right. So don’t write off takeaways as a costly extravagance just yet. It’s all about knowing where to look for the best deals.

The beauty of the takeaway

But how exactly can a takeaway dinner really be a money saving option? While many families on a budget do away with takeaways and meals out altogether, in reality you can save if you look out for special offers.

And with Just-eat bringing new customers through the door, many restaurateurs are finding that they are able to offer a 20% discount on the orders they receive through the online service, and still turn a good profit. That’s pretty good for starters, isn’t it?

When ordering online have a lookout for competitions and promotions – usually via social media platforms – giving you prizes of vouchers and discounts on your next order. So, although you’re never going to win every time, the entry is free so it’s always worth a look.

Finally, if you use the Just-eat website to get feedback on the best services in your area, you can discover some top quality gourmet food for high street prices.

The convenience alone of opting for a takeaway as opposed to cooking more than makes up the cost of the meal. So if you’re a new mum struggling with dinner ideas for the whole family, a couple looking for a romantic evening in, or a single dad searching for an alternative to pizza, you can get a fresh and healthy meal to please all palates. Have a look online and in no time you’ll be ordering up a feast fit for a king with unusual and quality food that you can’t get at home.

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