Eight Food Delivery Options for the Flu-Stricken

Listen, I worry when you all get so sick. Let's try to contain this flu thing and all stay tucked in our beds this weekend (or longer if not feeling well). We all still have to eat, though. And if going to the grocery store then whipping up a batch of from-scratch chicken soup isn't possible, let someone else take care of that for you. Order in or have a meal delivered to a sick friend.

Artizone pulls in many local chef-driven gems and puts them in one box on your porch. Particularly, for your sick soul, the grocery and specialty food delivery company has soups. Like Gio's New York Deli chicken barley and cream of jalapeño and crab soup from Rex's Seafood. Really, if that doesn't make you feel better, nothing will. I'd also recommend some add-ons from Dude, Sweet Chocolate or Oh Brownie, a baguette from Empire Baking Co. and cheese from Scardello. Bam! You feel better already.

The Oak Cliff Soup Co. delivers fresh homemade soup to your doorstep, though for right now just in ZIP code 75208. Every soup on the menu sold out last week, but new concoctions are published every Monday. OC Soup will even deliver an Empire Baking Co. baguette. The soups come in 32-ounce servings for around $13 each and the ingredients are as fresh, local and organic as possible.

Roots Juices is a local juicing company that presses fresh juices daily. Each elixir is loaded with almost 3 pounds of fruits and vegetables, an easy way to refuel your body with vital nutrients it needs any time of the year, but especially during flu and cold season. They deliver across the area and the juices have a shelf life of three to five days. Mike Modano just tweeted a picture of a Roots loot. You know what they say? If Mikey likes it ... (Then it's gotta make you totally hot, because, dang, he ages well.)

Fullosophie [ful-ah-so-fee] is another new gourmet food delivery company that puts together DIY meal kits and ready-made meals. Foodbitch introduced us to this company: "The two ladies emphasize a "farm to fork" approach, featuring gluten-free, low-carb and vegetarian and kid-friendly options."

Le Gourmet Valet is an independent local company that will deliver home-cooked meals and baked goods. The menu changes each week; this week's meal is pan-seared trout "from off the truck from Rex's." There are some inspiring pictures of shortbread cookies, as well. They do either individual meals, meals for two or family meals. LGV has a minimum order of $25, and offers free delivery within a five-mile radius of base camp at 5600 W. Lovers Lane. Other delivery charges do apply.

Central Market will ship gift boxes if there's someone you'd like to send well wishes to; like the Early Riser gift box that includes, among other things, Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse pancake mix, butter pecan syrup and the delectable Wild Maine Blueberry Jam -- it really is the gift that just keeps on giving, Clark.

Carnegie Deli in New York City Actually, that's not a typo. Once a boss ordered pastrami sandwiches from Carnegie Deli for another boss. Everything was put in one box with some ice packs and shipped overnight. It was awesome. However, if you're between 50th Street and 60th Street, from Madison Avenue to 10th Avenue, delivery is free. Now, who needs some fluffy matzo ball soup?

Pho What any ill person really needs is hot bowl of pho. A proper broth is a powder keg of healthfulness. There aren't a lot of delivery options, but I found that the delivery service GrubHub will pick up pho from several different places, depending on where you live, among them Vietnam in East Dallas. Sadly, they only deliver after 5 p.m., so if there are other pho delivery options, for the love of mankind, let us know in the comments. Fire away. Be Kergo.

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