Sophie Monk just sculpted her dream “veggie date” Keanu Reeves out of squash and other fresh produce. The vegetarian actor and singer stars in a series of advertisements for Australian alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings.
In the short video, Monk orders drinks using the Jimmy Brings app. She then constructs a Reeves-esque bust from veggies while she waits. It’s certainly one way to enjoy a date while maintaining social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Jimmy Brings guarantees delivery of wine, beer, and spirits in less than 30 minutes. A promise that it has maintained during lockdown. The popular delivery company has continued operating while coronavirus restrictions are in place.
To protect its drivers from coronavirus, Jimmy Brings currently uses “low contact delivery” to support social distancing measures. This means that drivers can check ID by sight alone and place all deliveries on the ground.
While some lockdown restrictions are easing in New South Wales, delivery services such as Jimmy Brings remain a popular alternative to visiting the shops. Courier companies such as Deliveroo now offer supermarket deliveries in addition to takeout, and also use low contact delivery protocol.
In the U.S., vegan taqueria El Palote Panaderia offers contactless delivery via a home-assembled robot. The restaurant places food a plastic tub attached to a toy Jeep. The “robot” then takes the meal out to restaurant customers, who wait in the parking lot.
“Honestly, the robot came from a desperate need to calm my anxiety about the current situation and give our customers something to laugh at when they come to pick up food,” Aaron Arias, whose parents own El Palote, told Eater Dallas.
Monk is no stranger to cooking with vegetables. The media personality has been vegetarian since she was 18. In 2011, she took part in one of PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) divisive nude PSA’s, urging fans to go vegetarian.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that going vegetarian has made me feel better,” she said in an accompanying interview. “Not only physically, but also because I learned about the suffering of animals who are raised and killed for food,” she added. “I feel good knowing that I’m not contributing to that.”