How Long Do Leftovers Last? Here's the Lowdown on Your Seamless Order's Expiration Date

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In the age of food delivery and takeout, comes the important question: How long will these leftovers last in my fridge before it gets me sick? While there's no expiration date printed on that Seamless order, most cooked food can last up to four days in the fridge, according to Refinery29. Raw food, such as sushi, will only last about a day.

When it comes to spoiled takeout, the rule of thumb is to trust your instincts. If something looks bad and smells bad, it's most likely bad. Especially if the texture has changed. 

Like raw foods, cold foods won't last nearly as long as hot food. Deli and breakfast sandwiches and vegetable salads with dressing will turn soggy and mushy after one or two days. 

Seafood can also vary, so meals like salmon teriyaki and shrimp pad thai might only be edible for two days post-delivery. 

The foods that'll last the longest (about three to four days) are foods such as chicken tikka masala, hummus, beef and broccoli and thank goodness, pizza. 

Read more: Why That Food Pyramid You Were Taught in Elementary School May Have Been Wrong

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