Dear MUO readers, I have a confession to make. I’m hungry. I’m hungry, and it’s a late night as I write this. There is light rain trickling down my window, and I can hear the slow, sad song of a jazz man making love to his saxophone in the downpour, playing his heart out for tips that will hopefully satisfy his own food-related woes (somehow, I thought a dramatic introduction would really enhance this article to some degree. It didn’t).
But anyway, every once in a while, we all get a little hungry in the middle of the night, and sometimes, there just isn’t anything good to eat in the food pantry. Fortunately, I’ve found a few sites that will direct you to some late-night hotspots in your location. Below, these three websites will provide you with a variety of delicious selections to aid you in your late-night quest for sustenance. I honestly can’t vouch for the health value for all of them, but hey, it’s food and it’s late, and that’s all that really counts at this point.
Eat24 has pretty much taken over Google search. There is simply no way to search for “late night delivery” without this site popping up, and I suppose that means it’s fairly credible.
The website is devoted to guiding folks like us to finding fantastic food at all hours of the day (well, perhaps “fantastic” is an overstatement – we all know how late-night greasy dinners can be). The site provides the details of locations from pretty much all over the country, and all of the data is presented in a gorgeous, easy-to-read format.
Furthermore, the site offers an app for your mobile phone to find these locations wherever you are.
GrubHub, oh GrubHub. This is a site that has been around for a little while, but what I didn’t know about it was the fact that it had an option to search for restaurants that were currently open.
Here’s a quick overview of the site. Basically, GrubHub asks you for your location, what type of food you want, and whether or not you want it delivered or you want to pick it up. After providing the proper answers, it will then give you the details of every single location fitting your description in your area.
However, with the power of the “Open Now” option, you now can discover if there is anything currently in operation that will satisfy your late night hunger pangs.
Two things. First, this site looks like your kindergarten teacher’s home-page in the nineties. Second, it’s functional.
Although the site has seemingly not been updated since the Dancing Baby gif animation was popular (actually, the entry I found was last updated in May of this year), this site seems to have a cornucopia of late-night eatery information. Granted, since the site design is incredibly outdated, there is no search function, and I had to make do with the good ol’ CTRL+F combo attack.
VeryLate provides information on the location, times, and style of food for what you’re looking for in a hard-on-the-eyes table format. Is it worth checking out? Absolutely. Personally, this was my favorite site on this list.
That’s it for tonight, folks. Hopefully, I can find some good late night eats with these sites! However, I’d love to find a few other similar sites like these.
Do you know of any other sites to help you with finding food late at night? What are your favorite places to eat late at night?