Since launching two months ago, the food delivery app Slurpalicious has reached more than 20 participating eateries in Astoria and Warrenton and has made 1,600 trips. Global giant DoorDash has announced its launch this month in the same coverage area.
But while food delivery grows on the North Coast, the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington still struggles to support such a service.
Candy Yiu and Akshay Dua, who are partners in Portland restaurant Malka and run Near the Pier Guesthouse in Astoria, started Slurpalicious as a free online ordering app over the summer to help restaurants on the North Coast during the coronavirus pandemic. In February, the couple began making deliveries through the app. [Read more]