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If you’re single, you know that eating at home for one can present its challenges, especially when ordering in. And especially when a restaurant mandates that delivery orders hit a certain minimum.

Last night, when I ordered from Georgetown’s Basil Thai, the restaurant had a $15 minimum. I was in the mood for some just some papaya salad and soup, but that combo came in just shy of $15. Trying different order pairings, I discovered that the menu pricing and offerings can make it quite difficult to order a smaller- or medium-sized meal where the total comes out just above the delivery minimum.

Have any intel on the hazards and secret delights of delivery for one? Do places that offer free delivery inevitably suck?

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