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13 Bacon Dishes To Celebrate National Bacon Day

National Bacon Day

"Mmm, bacon!" is a phrase that I - and most bacon lovers across the planet - say to ourselves, on average, about once a week. Whether I'm eating breakfast, sinking my teeth into a bacon cheeseburger, or devouring whatever other bacon concoction is laid in front of me, if there's bacon involved in my meal, it's typically the best part of it. So, for National Bacon Day, August 31st, I've put together a list of 14 of DiningIn's best bacon dishes. Please read on, just don't drool on your keyboard. 

DiningIn's 13 Best Catering Desserts

Ben & Jerry's, dessert catering, Boston food delivery

Ben & Jerry’s (Philadelphia, PA & Boston, MA)

When in doubt and expected to offer dessert catering, just go with ice cream. Seriously. Everybody wins.

The 18 Burgers We're Really Digging Right Now


Grilling season or not, burgers are always in style.  Just sit back, order your burger, and we'll bring it right over--no tedious work, cooking, or cleaning necessary.  Check out our favorite burgers with the 18 burgers we're really digging right now, all available for delivery via

The Top 8 Boxed Lunches DiningIn Will Deliver To You

Dickeys Barbecue Pit boxed lunch

Contrary to popular belief, lunch boxes are not tools solely confined to elementary school students. Boxed lunches are for grown-ups, too, and they can be especially delicious (and especially convenient) when they're delivered to you from one of your favorite restaurants and you don't have to be the one to pack them up in the morning. Below are eight of the best boxed, to-go lunches that DiningIn can deliver to you in crunch time. 

DiningIn Munchie Madness 2015!

Munchie Madness 2015, DiningIn

We are proud to introduce DiningIn Munchie Madness 2015 – a social media-based competition where we are going to give our customers the chance to vote for their favorite foods from their favorite restaurants Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia in efforts to win $50 and $100 DiningIn gift certificates!

The rules are simple: All you have to do is comment on the DiningIn Munchie Madness Facebook post during the voting periods designated below mentioning which dish from which restaurant in the DiningIn Munchie Madness bracket is your favorite for a chance to win a DiningIn gift certificate!

Round 1 - The Scrumptious 16

Voting for Round 1 – also know as the “Scrumptious 16” – will take place between March 19th and March 22nd, 2015, where the bracket is split up into four sub-brackets: Burgers, Potstickers, Pizza and Sushi. At the end of the competition, one voter will be picked at random and will win a $50 DiningIn gift certificate, and the restaurants with the most votes in their respective matchups will move on to the next round. 

Round 2 - The Savory 8 

Voting for Round 2 – or, the “Savory 8” – will take place between March 25th and March 28th, 2015. Again, the restaurants with the most votes will move on to the next round and one voter will be picked at random to win a $50 DiningIn gift certificate. 

Round 3 - The Foodie 4 

The four winners of Round 2 will then advance to the “Foodie 4,” which will be the Final Round of DiningIn Munchie Madness and, essentially, a free-for-all featuring an epic showdown between four of the most popular foods on DiningIn: Burgers, Potstickers, Pizza and Sushi. The restaurant that gets the most votes will win the 2015 DiningIn Munchie Madness competition, and we will sponsor free delivery from that restaurant for the whole day on Wednesday, April 8th.

8 Remarkable Salads That Will Fill You Up In 2015

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Two weeks into 2015, it's more than likely that about 30% of Americans with healthy-eating, get-into-shape goals feel their New Year's resolution slowly going down the drain.  It's things like making unrealistic weight or fitness goals, lacking the overall confidence, and forgetting that it take 21 days to make a habit, that make these resolutions hard to carry out past the first couple of weeks.

13 DiningIn Restaurant Partners To Celebrate The Holidays With

Empire, Boston, New Year's Eve

As much as people want to spend the holidays with their family, friends and neighbors, it's safe to say that a growing population of people doesn't want anything to do with the cooking, cleaning and planning associated with hosting a holiday get-together. Thus, we've compiled a list of our restaurant partners in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia to inform you of the best places in those cities where you can eat, drink and genuinely be merry on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve!



May Is National Burger Month: 25 Tasty Burgers Delivered By DiningIn

Davio's Burger

The month of May has been issued the designation of "National Burger Month" - which I wasn’t aware of until just this year, but this issuance certainly gives all of us burger lovers a reason to indulge in gourmet ground beef patties with a variety of oftentimes inventive and oftentimes classical toppings. Zagat recently published a list of the ten best burgers you can get delivered in Philadelphia (all of which you can get delivered by us!), so I figured – in the spirit of Zagat – that I’d tell you guys about the best burgers that we deliver in each of our cities - Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis & Philly.


Met Burger BarMet Back Bay, Boston

I don’t think the description of “Burger Bar” does Met Back Bay’s Burger Bar justice. There are no recommendations from their staff – the choice is all up to you. You pick the type of meat or filling you want (the four choices are Met Prime Blend, Salmon, Turkey and Falafel), and then you pick the “Set Up” – and these choices will take you around the world. If you choose “LA,” your burger will be topped off with avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, sprouts and roasted garlic mayo. If you choose “Paris,” your burger will be topped off with Brie cheese, a fried egg, caramelized onions and truffle mayo. If you choose “Boston” (which we recommend), you’ll get cheddar cheese, bacon and a fried egg on your burger.

The Fireplace BurgerThe Fireplace, Brookline

Chef Jim Solomon’s The Fireplace Burger was one of the finalists for’s 2013 Battle of the Burger, and for good reason: his restaurant’s signature burger is stuffed with Shelburne farms Landaff Cheddar and topped off with thick-cut bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and a garlic dill pickle – but the real catch is that it comes on a homemade English muffin. The texture of the burger might not sound entirely appealing to you at first, but trust us – it’s worth savoring.

Your Restaurant Guide to Valentine’s Day

valentines day restaurants

Forgot to book a table for Valentine's Day? Dont panic.

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