New Yorkers aren’t just prepping for a blizzard, they’re also girding for the flu

New Yorkers still want their goods—even in a blizzard.
New Yorkers still want their goods—even in a blizzard.
Image: AP/Rick Bowmer
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New Yorkers are flocking to instant delivery services like Seamless, Amazon, and Instacart to stock up on food and other essentials before the impending blizzard wallops the East Coast and the NYC mayor’s boycott of home delivery services kicks in.

WunWun, a startup that makes same-day deliveries across the city, said it hit the average number of daily orders well before 4 p.m. (It instituted a mandatory tip for couriers who worked during the snow.) And judging by the items most frequently ordered by New Yorkers on Monday—including lots of chicken stock and cold medicine—it looks like the city’s dwellers have come down with a pretty bad cold.

Top 10 items ordered on WunWun on Monday:

  1. Chicken or chicken stock
  2. Cold medicine and Kleenex
  3. Milk
  4. Blueberries
  5. Potatoes
  6. Coconut water
  7. Vitamins
  8. Oranges
  9. Red meat
  10. Juice