Local apps and websites bring an array of unorthodox treats to your door.

New Order

Written by Claire Demirjian Category: Lifestyle Issue: September 2017
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It’s a good time to be lazy – or busy, as the case may be. You can have groceries and perfectly portioned meal kits delivered to your house, test out beauty products via a monthly subscription and even use an app to coordinate childcare. In recent months, the Valley’s own delivery options have skewed a bit more saucy and unusual. Whether you need vodka stat or a pack of toilet paper pronto, there’s an app for that. 

The world’s largest alcohol marketplace offers delivery from local Phoenix retailers including Lucky’s Liquor, Gary’s Liquor and Chandler Liquors. Pick your poison online and receive same-day delivery for $5 per order (or put on some pants and get fast in-store pickup for free). You can add ice, mixers and more to your order, and the mobile app will throw in cocktail recipes, pro tips, popular adult beverage trends and advice from local experts on alcohol and entertaining so you can shake up the perfect party cocktail. drizly.com
Photos courtesy Drizly; adobestock.com; bites; the bathroom sink
Launching in September, the Bites app allows members to connect with local chefs to create new experiences in the kitchen. Bites chefs are on hand to help users cook for a romantic date at home, learn how to prepare a new dish or master a difficult technique. When possible, the chefs partner with local farmers and producers to bring fresh, local and handcrafted ingredients on their foodie dates, so you could make a dinner salad from ingredients that were in the ground that morning. This app is currently available throughout the Phoenix metro area. bites.mobi
The Bathroom Sink
Never again will you be stuck, erm, on the commode due to dwindling, um, supplies. The Bathroom Sink tracks bathroom product usage based on purchase and run-out dates you provide. You get a notification when you’re nearly out of toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and, yes, toilet paper, so you can buy before you run dry. Siblings Jenna Rutschman and Joe Doucette created The Bathroom Sink in 2014 in hopes of creating an innovative online shopping experience for daily bath products. A membership to The Bathroom Sink costs $3 per month, or $36 a year. Users can also buy digital gift cards for one-year memberships. thebathroomsink.com
One of the few online medical marijuana delivery services available in Arizona, Supurb launched in 2016 and provides delivery akin to Grubhub and Postmates. The site allows patients to easily sign up, get legally verified and arrange for their meds to be delivered straight to their house by connecting licensed patients to licensed state dispensaries. An updated version of the platform rolled out in March 2017 and the app will be expanding to eight new local dispensaries this year. supurb.com