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A guide to who delivers what, when, and where on the peninsula

Deliver Me This

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You're underage, you've scored some beer, and you're starving but don't want to brave the streets with a buzz — it wouldn't do to get nailed by the fuzz your first week on campus. That's what delivery was created for. Hole up with your fellow frosh and order in. We've put together a list of the outfits that will bring the grub to you. But be warned, they all have wonky delivery schedules and routes.

If none of these options appeal to your burgeoning food snobbery, then call Charleston Restaurant Runners at (843) 724-5000. They deliver for lots of high-end restaurants, and you can place your order online. Or you can call in an order to any restaurant you want and they'll bring it to you, for a fee, of course. They deliver during lunch hours every day (11ish to 2 ish). Evening hours run until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 on Fri. and Sat. Expect a $5 delivery surcharge, a 3 percent processing fee, and a $15 minimum.

Daytime Deliverers

If you're looking for some lunch

Brent's On Broad: Delivery from East Bay to King, Battery to Market, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Good lunch spot. 40 Broad St. (843) 853-8081.

Bubba Slye's: Delivery below Crosstown between 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Creative variety of sandwiches. 429 King St. (843) 853-0660.

Cosmos Deli: Delivery on peninsula, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Subs, pizza, and salads in a tiny downtown location. Pick up or free delivery. 221 Coming St. (843) 727-4530.

Dixie Supply Bakery and Café: Delivery on peninsula, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Daily specials and a three-veggie plate with cornbread. Sandwiches, burgers, and tomato pie for lunch; biscuits, omelets, and French toast for breakfast. 62 State St. (843) 722-5650.

East Bay Deli: Delivery on peninsula, all day. Top-notch sandwiches, soups, salads, hot dogs, and wraps. 334 E. Bay St. (843) 723-1234

Shine: Delivery as far south as Wentworth, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. International street foods: arepas, bulgogi, and Thai burritos. Plus a chocolate-covered bacon sundae for dessert. 58 Line St. (843) 724-6789.

Ted's Butcherblock: Delivery on peninsula, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wines, cheeses, and great panini for lunch. Closed Sun. & Mon. 334 East Bay St. (843) 577-0094.

Into the evening

Don't expect these guys to keep running past normal bedtime

Aromas: Delivery between 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Location varies with order. Thai, Chinese, and Japanese specialties on the Market. 50 N. Market St. (843) 723-9588.

Mama Kim's: Delivery south of Crosstown, 5.-9 p.m. Until 10:30 p.m. on weekend. Japanese and Korean grill — sushi, Korean beef bul-go-gee and bee-bim-pop. 145 Calhoun St. (843) 577-7177.

Mellow Mushroom: Delivery south of Crosstown, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m. Southern pizza, hoagies, calzones, and salads. 309 King St. (843) 723-7374 3110 Hwy. 17. (843) 881-4PIE (4743).

Mia Pomodori: Delivery on peninsula, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Focaccia breadsticks, big calzones, thin and crispy pizzas, and thick Sicilian squares. 212 Rutledge Ave. (843) 724-3560.

Tropical Toast: Delivery for orders over $20. Sun.-Thurs: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Location varies. Housemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts "to die for," according to USA Today. 155 Meeting St. (843) 534-0043.

Late night

These places start early and deliver until midnight or later

D'Allesandro's Pizza: Delivery on peninsula. Sun.-Wed: 11 a.m.-midnight. Thurs: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat: 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Neighborhood pizza joint, tucked away far from the madness of King. Good 'za, big salads, subs, and wings. 229 St. Philip St. (843) 853-6337.

Gilroy's Irish Pizza Pub: Delivery on peninsula, 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Pizza, calzones, salads, subs, and wings, all delivered fast and free. Downtown. 353 King St. (843) 937-9200

Kickin' Chicken: Delivery south of crosstown only, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 27 varieties of wings, plus great sandwiches, huge salads, and burgers too. 337 King St.

Norm's Pizza, Subs & Grill: Delivery on peninsula until 12 a.m. Wings, pizza, subs, burgers, fries, and beer. 227 Calhoun St. (843) 723-0506.

Pizzeria di Giovanni: Delivery on peninsula, 8 a.m.-12 a.m. New York-style pies, slices, espresso and cannoli. Breakfast too. 40 N. Market St. (843) 727-6767.

Zappo's Pizza: Delivery on peninsula, until 1 a.m. Mon.-Wed. and until 3 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. Pizza fresh out of the oven. 708 King St. (843) 722-9911.

Jimmy John's: Delivery on peninsula, until 12 a.m. Sun.-Tues. and until 3 a.m. Wed.-Sat. 51 George St. (843) 727-2550

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