Welcome to the 5pm Takeaway blog

Takeaway news, offers and promotions and general musings

Subscribe to RSS

If you enjoy the blog, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed.

NY Vs Lon takeaway smack down

They do takeout in New York, not takeaway

Loved this piece by Zadie Smith in the New Yorker in which she nails the difference between getting takeout in New York and calling for a takeaway in London.

In particular, the 5pm Takeaway blog belly chuckled over her observation that, unlike their New York counterpart, a London delivery driver would never wish her a ‘nice day’.

Instead, she writes, they are more likely to mutter “‘Have a good one’ —intoned with a slightly melancholy air, as if warding off the far greater likelihood of an evil “one”‘.

Leave a Comment