With many sit-down restaurants closed and most Americans staying home for the next several weeks, now's the perfect time to try out some of these time-savers, chosen as the best in the U.S. by our readers, from fast food and fast casual restaurants to meal delivery services and subscription boxes.
Click on each category below to see the winners:
Best Fast Casual Restaurant: QDOBA Mexican Eats
QDOBA also won in 2019 — Photo courtesy of QDOBA Mexican Eats
Just about everything on the menu at QDOBA, from the guacamole to the flame-grilled vegetables, is made fresh each day. Diners build their own Mexican masterpieces in the form of tacos, burritos, grilled quesadillas or burrito bowls.
QDOBA is currently offering curbside pickup.
Best Food Subscription Box: INDULGE: Personal Chocolate Experience
We could all use a little chocolate — Photo courtesy of Delysia Chocolatier
This monthly chocolate subscription box offers a personal guided tasting experience, curated for subscribers with unique and limited edition chocolates, pairing recommendations, recipes and a "Note from the Chocolatier."
To help out with COVID-19 relief, 10 percent of all proceeds through the end of April will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.
Best Meal Delivery Service: HelloFresh
Choose the meal plan that works best for you — Photo courtesy of HelloFresh
HelloFresh boxes come with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients sourced directly from farms and producers, all packed in meal kits that slide right into the fridge. This company wins with variety – a combination of 20-minute meals, global eats, one-pot wonders, kid-approved meals and gourmet options.
Best Regional Fast Food: Sheetz
Grab a sandwich to-go from Sheetz — Photo courtesy of Sheetz
If you’re in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio or North Carolina, you can stop at Sheetz, a combination gas station and made-to-order sandwich shop. The menu is available 24/7, with options like subs, sandwiches, salads, wraps and smoothies.
Sheetz is currently offering online ordering.
Best Subscription Box: Quirky Crate
Send a smile this season with this winning box — Photo courtesy of Quirky Crate
Quirky Crate ships out at least six items each month in bright and colorful packaging. Each shipment includes a featured artist profile and loot ranging from socks and coin purses to coffee mugs and novelty handbags.
Congratulations to all our food and subscription box winners!