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Get a Free Pizza From Postmates to Celebrate National No Dirty Dishes Day

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Get a pizza for free. Photo by Clarissa Buch
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Get a pizza for free.
Photo by Clarissa Buch
Today, May 18, is a holiday that pretty much everyone will want to celebrate: National No Dirty Dishes Day.

According to, the best way to celebrate today is to either eat all meals out or use disposable paper plates, cups, and silverware (biodegradable for an earth-friendly option). And although the origins of this day are unknown, there is a hashtag: #NoDirtyDishesDay.

To mark the occasion, and Postmates conducted a dish-avoidance survey, asking 1,000 Americans about their favorite foods that require no dishes or utensils.

Pizza came in as the top food, with 24 percent of people surveyed choosing it as the best way to avoid knives and forks. French fries took the number two spot (12 percent), and chicken wings and tacos made third and fourth position, with 12 percent of the votes each.

To celebrate pizza's victory, Postmates is giving free pizzas to the first 10,000 Miami residents who download the Postmates app May 18.

To get your free pizza, download the app at, add pizza to your cart from your favorite pizza restaurant, and use code DISHVACAY for your freebie. Local pizza restaurants include La Locanda, Andiamo, Spris, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, and Baccano (check the app for participating restaurants and available delivery times).

Here are the top ten foods Americans order to avoid doing dishes:

1: Pizza (24%)
2: French fries (15%)
3: Chicken wings (12%)
4: Tacos (12%)
5: Hamburgers (11%)
6: Fried chicken (8%)
7: Mozzarella sticks (7%)
8: Burritos (5%)
9: Egg rolls (4%)
10: Hot dogs (2%)
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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