Updated May 2021
There are several services around Dallas that are helping make your life a lot easier, while you can stay put on your couch watching Netflix! Explore the below and get ready to save a ton of time in your schedule!
Alto is a local ridesharing business that just recently launched delivery too. That means they can pick up and deliver items for yourself, your family and your business. It’s great if you are elderly and do not want to go to the grocery store or are moving and have some extra boxes and need assistance in a space that will be really clean and efficient. Or maybe you have boxes to take to UPS but don’t want to leave your home...whatever the reason, ALTO has a great service now to take advantage of!
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GoPuff allows you to select anything from snacks to drinks to adult drinks to dog food and more for delivery! Place your order anytime of the day or night… goPuff delivers 24/7! So if you have the late night munchies, especially on a Monday when DFW restaurants will be closed by 9 pm, goPuff has you covered. You'll notice your order will come super fast… in a matter of minutes rather than hours. That’s because the platform packs your order from a warehouse rather than sending a runner to do the shopping. We also love that they support local, with Taco Deli salsas and chips, Poppi prebiotic sodas and Deep Ellum Brewing’s Blind Lemon seltzer to name a few.
This is the adult-fun service for those who want to fill their liquor cabinets right now, without going to the liquor store! Bottle Rover is a local liquor delivery company that you can download on your phone. It partners with local liquor stores so you can add what you want to your cart, input all the details, and then they arrive at your door with your delivery!
photo courtesy of Bottle Rover
CALL ON DOC
As the number of COVID cases decreases, you still can never be too safe in trying to get quality medical treatment out of crowded hospitals. If you think you have a UTI or cold or STD or a variety of other non-emergency illness that you need to discuss or seek a prescription for, you can use Call on Doc as a teladoc service. They can write prescriptions for you, and they can be ready for pickup within one hour at any US pharmacy!
If you need some clothes professionally dry cleaned, Avon Dry Cleaners is offering free pickup and delivery services, so you don’t have to leave your home! Beyond clothing, they also clean rugs, sheets, table linens and more - and it’s great to give your sheets a deep, sanitizing clean with everything going on right now!
photo courtesy of Avon Dry Cleaners
We first connected with PICKUP several years ago when they helped us, with their fleet of trucks, to bring home furniture from IKEA to our first apartment. But right now, their model has shifted to help with contactless, same day delivery for everything from groceries to gifts to large items and more. Their team of PICKUP Good Guys, are fully-vetted all-around good guys, military veterans and first responders! And they will help deliver anything you need, when you need it.
You have your virtual doctor, but what if you’re trying to avoid the pharmacy as well?! SCRIPX delivers your prescriptions right to your door! Your doctor can send prescriptions to SCRIPX, who accept most insurance. And then they come to wherever you are - your home, office etc!
photo courtesy of Scripx
Lalamove is an 24/7 on-demand delivery app that allows you to schedule delivery drivers with different cars (sedan, cargo van, truck etc) to come help you move and deliver things. It’s especially great for any big purchases like plants or furniture that you can’t fit in your car. Or those moments when you really wish you had a friend with a pickup truck. They can also tackle any errand -- from grabbing dry cleaning and curbside pickup orders to returning boxes to the post office
photo courtesy of Lalamove
Some may say blowouts aren't "essential," but others will disagree! And Bird's the word when it comes to beauty on-demand! This sister-duo founded company offers all kinds of treat yourself services from blowouts to makeup to massages and more. Download their app and book your Birdie to fly to your house. They are not only in Dallas, but also in Austin and Houston, and you can also book them to host a braid bar at your event!
Again, this service may not exactly be essential, but sometimes a nail sesh can certainly feel essential! That's where The Cherry App comes in. This is an on-demand nail services app, offering in-home polish and gel mani-pedis. You can purchase a Cherry subscription for yourself or a gift card to treat a loved one. And rest assured, they're taking numerous precautions in light of the pandemic.