Who hasn't had the evil flu this season?
But luckily for us, we live in the modern era and in the Bay Area where, while we're home sniffling and binge-watching Black Mirror, we can also have just about any healing remedy we need delivered to our doors.
Soup + Bone Broth
Forget trying to fight the aisles of Trader Joe's in search of a decent noodle soup and some Theraflu (last time we had the flu, we were forced to seek cold meds in the frozen food section, oh my!). With the advent of Caviar, there is no shortage of delicious, restaurant-quality soups you can have delivered to your door in less than an hour. Ramen options include piping hot bowls from Orenchi Beyond, Namu Gaji and Namu Stonepot, The Ramen Bar and more. Craving pho? It's hard to beat the classic pho ga from Turtle Tower. For a Mexican twist on the old school remedy, order up Nopalito's Caldo Tlalpeño de Pollo—a chicken consommé loaded with veggies including winter squash, broccoli, and avocado. // GrubHub delivers tom kha gai from King of Thai Noodle House. // Broth Baby delivers slow-cooked small-batch bone broth seasoned with organic veggies, seaweed and sea salt to those in need in SF, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda—choose from beef, chicken, and turmeric-coconut-veggie.
You may not feel like eating, but you really need to get your greens. Juice options abound. Go for the Greenbiotic or D-Tox at Project Juice, available through UberEats; Urban Remedy's Cold Crusher with a fat dose of beta carotene and vitamin C; and The Plant's Immune Builder with carrot, apple, ginger and lemon. These guys also all serve oatmeal in case you need something a little extra.
No, now is not the time to smoke. But you might be surprised how far a little cannabis can go come flu season. Sava is your one-stop shop for delivery of Kikoko's soothing Symp-Tea ($56, and well worth it); Om's Epson mineral soak ($10-$12); and Treatwell's Wellness Tincture ($40-$70). Can't sleep? Dosist's specially formulated Sleep vape pen ($100) is guaranteed to knock you out. Sava delivers to adults 21+ in SF and the East Bay; and to Marin and South Bay counties with a medical marijuana recommendation. For more delivery details, go to getsava.com/delivery.
Doctors on Demand
Sure, there's a fancy doc-in-the-box on practically every corner of SF these days, but who wants to walk out in public, in the freezing cold, with the sweats and a snotty nose. Heal has licensed doctors available for house calls from 8am to 8pm daily—just pick your day and time, pay co-pay, or opt for the $99 flat fee without insurance. // Dr. on Demand is exactly what it sounds like. You can connect with a board-certified doctor or therapist in minutes over live video, and have prescriptions sent to your pharmacy. It's free to join. // Amwell also offers 24-7 video consultations with doctors, and you can even choose a doc with a Master's degree or a PhD for a therapy sesh. Amwell takes insurance and can send prescriptions to your pharmacy. Urgent care visits are $59, though can be less with insurance. // When things get really serious, treat yourself to some fluids. The IV Doc will come to your door with a special cocktail tailored to your symptoms. The Flu Relief ($399) comes packed with a high dose of vitamin C, electrolytes and more for hydrating, and anti-inflammatory results. It only takes 45 minutes and will only hurt for a second.
Feel better. This too shall pass.