I'm not proud to admit this, but for the past three years or so, I pretty much never went grocery shopping, and I rarely, if ever, cooked. I lulled myself into the false belief that New York City groceries were expensive enough that it was pretty much financially equal to ordering Seamless or going out to eat. Turns out, that's a total lie. I was grossly overspending on tips and delivery fees, and always paying more for pretty basic things I could make on the cheap at home, like pasta. Plus, the joy of eating wore off. I love food and trying new restaurants, but since I was basically doing that every night from the comfort of my couch, I stopped looking forward to picking out and going to restaurants with people. I became exhausted by all of the options, too, and once I started to actually dread scrolling through Seamless to choose my cuisine/meal of the night, I knew something needed to change.
I pretty much went cold turkey on the delivery apps two months ago, and honestly, I couldn't be happier. Now, I go grocery shopping about every two weeks (revolutionary, I know) and get basics like bread, turkey, cheese, soup, pasta, and other ingredients that can be used in basic meals. Having fewer choices for dinners is so freeing, and I feel really good about myself that I'm saving money and getting a little more creative about feeding myself. Plus, I spend way less time making decisions and even less time waiting for the food. Win-win-win!