Ever crave a lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster, but not had the time or energy to schlep to Chinatown? Or feel like your dinner options are limited by who delivers? Well, Door Dash is hoping to change that for Capitol Hill residents.
Founded in 2013 in a dorm room at Stanford, Door Dash has now spread to 16 different cities across the country. They offer delivery service from local businesses and chain restaurants in less than 45 minutes. Door Dash has its own drivers, a.k.a. “dashers,” so they are able to offer delivery from restaurants that don’t typically deliver. You can schedule orders or order on demand.
DoorDash launched its D.C. service at the end of March and it spread to Capitol Hill two weeks ago. I had the opportunity to try out the service on a Tuesday – a friend had just broken up with her boyfriend and we were in need of emergency supplies to go with our wine and ice cream. We ordered bibim bap bowls from Mandu and were told it would take about 49 minutes for delivery. You can use the online service or app to order, through which you can include tip so you don’t have to worry about having cash.
Door Dash texted us when the driver left the restaurant and when he was arriving at my friend’s place. The whole thing took about 30 minutes, so under the estimated amount of time. We got exactly what we ordered, and the food was still hot!
Check out the restaurants Door Dash provides delivery from to Capitol Hill, and maybe you’ll change your dinner plans tonight.