>2024. >eating out and food delivery is literally a scam 90% of the time

>2024
>eating out and food delivery is literally a scam 90% of the time
>food quality is abysmal and service even more so
>tipping is literally throwing money away
Except for a handfull of restaurants, and probably most of the really higher end establishments, dining out is a waste. Food delivery even worse since your getting the same slop but at a premium and it's not even fresh.
I think my hangup is paying the middle man (tipping, delivery fees, etc) but also the food quality just isn't there most of the time.

>inb4 I'm poor and some people have disposable income!
I'm not poor, just hate the system at the moment.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you me? On the flipside, this caused me to get a lot more into cooking my own stuff, and figuring out how to cook the things I'd miss with copycat recipes. And then I started digging into dollar efficiency and started getting bulk meat at a restaurant supply place, and now I'm not even tempted to eat out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Glad I'm not alone. My lady got me into cooking and baking and it's really just way more sustainable. I do miss the days of eating out occasionally, like once a week as a date thing, but even now we are deterred unless there is some place we really want to try. Bulk meat is the way to go

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You must be a Chad demon in hell. We're in hell and God won't give me what I deserve.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the guy who only eat at home and cooks since i'm poor and always been, it's hard finding even an Europoor shop where to eat, it's getting tiring, I would like one day to take a break from cooking but the restaurants are too expensive, Fast food is expensive even here, even kebab shops now cost a fricking fortune, before covid and inflation I could get a whole ass menu (pizza/kebab, fries, drink) for 5€ now they ask 10€ or 9€. I do my own pizza at home and even kebab, yeah the kebab is better, pizza is not the same if it's not cooked inside a wood burning oven, even all you can eat is not worth it anymore. It's 3 months that I crave a restaurant any kind, i'm tired of cooking for myself and the family, I want a break, but money are not enough.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i used to order out at least once a week but i stopped once i couldnt find anyone who wasnt israeliteing me for $2 to order online. ive abandoned thousands of dollars in orders over the years because i refuse to be israeliteed by fees

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until you find out that there's more than one kind of restaurant catering to more than one kind of preference

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >there's more than one kind of restaurant

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    since everything costs more you’d expect people to cook more home meals, be resourceful and knit clothes, start a garden. But nooooooo people are just lazy and are willing to pay whatever price for things they don’t need, keeping “inflation” up instead of waiting for prices to retvrn to normal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the worst part of all. I don't blame the companies, they are just utilizing their demand to make money. The consumer should be smarter. Some people need out food since their job demands it, not enough to shop/cook/etc. But that is a very small group realistically.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >start a garden
      this is a fun project and can yield some higher quality seasonal delicacies than you can get at a store but it's not going to end up being a significant portion of your annual diet without exhaustive planning and effort, canning.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Their argument is that it actually costs more to cook at home because of how expensive groceries are. They also argue it’s “impossible” because they “have no time”.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    trve. i found that local 10% and order from there once a month.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there are certain things I occasionally desire that are either impossible at home without expensive equipment or end up being such a hassle/expense that it doesn't really save me anything. I cannot make a truly good pizza at home with supermarket cheese and home oven temps. I cannot make a proper stirfry at home without a powerful gas range. buying a bucket of chicken vs buying the whole chicken, oil, cutting it up, breading it, and recycling the oil. That said I only do carryout.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fast food has completely left my diet, it's not worth $40 to get two five guys burgers when you can buy $40 worth of steak from a butcher.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's only worth it for asian cuisine that a lot of the tine will need prep for a gorillion different spices

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're throwing away money at the grocery store too, bub
    >produce department is consistently wiped out or full of bruised, rotting, soft, wilted fruits and vegetables at crazy prices
    >even if you get something good, expect it to somehow spoil in your kitchen in a few days when you used to be able to hold things for weeks
    >same goes for the $5 loaves of slices bread, somehow the expiration is always three days away and the loaf will mold unless you're eating 5 slices per day
    >even the most processed cheese slices mold within 3 days of opening now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bad faith

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      skill issue

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    local restaurants save all the good food for regulars who pay in cash, not wine-drunk idiots ordering through grubhub

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only joints i support are locals anymore. based chinese place only just raised it’s prices and only by about a 1.50 on things while still giving huge portions. dinner combo and wontons is like 16 bucks and feeds for 2 meals if im hungry, 3 if i stretch or make my own rice

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can make a penne Bolognese for two, and have leftovers for the next day for literally 7 dollars, maybe a few dollars more if I want a little extra quality.
    Meanwhile fast food people paying 10+ dollars for a burger and fries that feeds one person once.

    cooking is not difficult or complicated at all, and buying groceries is always cheaper than delivery / eating out. It's like paying a maid instead of just cleaning up after yourself. Seems like half the people nowadays can't even handle basic shit, like being an eternal child.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Money
    >Life expectancy up
    >Better tasting
    >Quality ingredients

    No debate

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