One of the greatest things about services like DoorDash is the convenience. It’s possible to order almost any type of food you’d like, regardless of where you are or the time of day.

However, if the weather outside isn’t very nice, it may leave you wondering whether or not you’re still able to order food.

Does DoorDash deliver during bad weather, and are you still able to order?

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know!

Does DoorDash Deliver In Bad Weather?

Yes. DoorDash still delivers, regardless of weather conditions. If the roads and restaurants are open, you will still be able to have your food delivered despite the weather.

In fact, many of the most dedicated DoorDash drivers actually prefer to Dash during extreme weather, because it means that there’s less people that want to go out. This means that they can make more money, since there will be more people opting for delivery instead.

Dashers also tend to make more in tips during bad weather, so many actually prefer it.

Therefore, you shouldn’t worry about placing an order with DoorDash even during stormy weather. Dashers are not required to accept every order that comes to them, and if they don’t want to take your order for whatever reason they can simply just decline it.

Is It Rude To Order DoorDash During Bad Weather?

Doordash Delivery Worker

No. It is not rude or unethical to order DoorDash (or other food delivery services) during bad weather, even if the road conditions aren’t the greatest.

One of the greatest thing about being a DoorDash driver is that you are free to choose your own hours, you can work whenever or wherever you want. If drivers do not feel like delivering in poor weather conditions, they are free to make that choice and will not suffer any repercussions for doing so.

This means that you don’t have to feel bad for ordering DoorDash even if there’s a blizzard outside! Available drivers are working because they choose to. They would much rather you place your order (so they have the opportunity to make some money) rather than sit waiting for no orders to arrive.

However, it would be a good gesture to include a higher tip with your order, as an inconvenience for delivering in poor weather.

Other than potentially getting wet and cold to bring the food to your doorstep, DoorDash drivers usually have to drive slower and take greater precautions when delivering in poor weather conditions, particularly when the roads are icy. This leads to increased costs for them, both in fuel expenses as well as their time.

Offering a greater tip during bad weather is simply the right thing to do, and will certainly be appreciated by the driver delivering your food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s look over some of the frequently asked questions regarding ordering DoorDash during bad weather.

Does DoorDash Deliver In The Snow?

Yes. DoorDash delivers in the snow, as long as roads are open to deliver on.

In fact, DoorDash has specific recommendations for driving in the snow or on icy roads, signaling not only that it’s allowed, but it’s a common occurance.

Therefore, you shouldn’t have any problems ordering DoorDash when it’s snowing outside, even if there is a blizzard going on.

That being said, there may be less available drivers during snow storms. In some cases, this can lead to nobody picking up your DoorDash order.

Does DoorDash Deliver In Heavy Rain?

Yes. DoorDash delivers during heavy rainstorms.

You will have no problem ordering DoorDash and having it delivered, even if it’s raining heavily outside.

Does DoorDash Deliver In Lighting Storms?

Yes. DoorDash drivers are still able to make deliveries, even during thunder and lightning storms.

However, poor weather can sometimes cause delays when ordering food, resulting in longer wait times for your food to arrive. This is particularly true if certain areas of your city have lost power, street lights aren’t working correctly, etc.

Does DoorDash Deliver During Windstorms?

Yes, Doordash delivers during windstorms.

Drivers have special equipment to keep your food protected and warm during transit. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about your food being ruined, even if it’s very windy outside.


DoorDash is happy to deliver you food, even in extreme weather conditions.

Remember that drivers can choose when they want to work. Many drivers prefer bad weather because it often makes them more money. Therefore, it isn’t rude to order even if the weather is unpleasant outside.

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about DoorDash, please ask them using the comment form below.

Enjoy your meal,

– James McAllister

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James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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