Hungry? A Few Taps to Your Smartphone and Food Is on the Way
Getting food delivered right to your door (or anywhere else you might happen to be) is easier than ever. In fact, you don’t even need to dial a restaurant’s phone number to order food with all the incredible on-demand food delivery service apps available nowadays.
Check out these top apps that you can use to browse menus from local restaurants, place your order and make your payment (including the tip) directly through your smartphone.
If you live in a major U.S. city, Seamless is the food delivery app you want to have on hand. The app claims to have “oodles” of restaurants and menus that are updated regularly, completed with photos, reviews, pricing and the time it will take for it to arrive. Seamless is available in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Got a hankering for some Starbucks or Chipotle? A Postmate shopper will go to your favorite popular restaurant chain to grab your order and bring it right to you. And the app doesn’t stop there. You can also have your groceries delivered, or other merchandise delivered from popular stores like Apple. Unlike Seamless, Postmates is available in hundreds of cities across the U.S.
If you’re serious about variety, GrubHub’s extensive list of over 30,000 restaurants in more than 800 U.S. cities will be sure to satisfy you. Browse by city, address, cuisine, menu item or specific restaurant and use the filters to drill down your results. You can filter by hours open, customer reviews, coupon deals and more. You can save your ordering details to your favorites for future orders too.
Similar to Postmates,is another popular app that offers other services in addition to food delivery. The app features over 10,000 local businesses where you can get food, alcohol, groceries, laundry and dry cleaning delivered right to you. Just enter your address to see what’s around you, and use the sorting feature to filter by cuisine choice, reviews, or the shortest time it will take to arrive.
EAT24 is described as “a food truck in your pants.” With over 20,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 cities (with more being added all the time), one of the best parts of the app is its unique “What’s Good” feature, which uses an algorithm to pick out the absolute best dishes for you based on popular items, local tips and user reviews. You can even use your camera to scan your credit card through the app if you’re the one picking up the tab!
If you’re looking for some deals, Foodler might be worth checking out. You get the chance to receive rewards by using the app to order food, and you can even earn cash that you can use to pay for future orders. Available in almost all states across the U.S., the app offers what most of the others do too in terms of local browsing, easy-to-use menus from loads of restaurants, user reviews, order history and so much more.
OrderUp is a top choice among all the rest of these food delivery apps, and for good reason. Not only does it claim to deliver food from restaurants considered “undeliverable,” but its accuracy in details and tracking are nearly unmatched. It also doesn’t just cater to big cities. You can find great restaurants to order from almost anywhere with OrderUp.
Munchery is another app that unfortunately isn’t available everywhere, but you can get it in a few major U.S. cities. So if you’re in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle or New York, you better take advantage! The app specializes in chef-cooked dishes that are nourishing, affordable and made with the freshest ingredients. And for every order you place through the app, part of your payment goes toward donations to a local food bank.
Caviar is another app that has positioned itself as a food delivery service for the undeliverable. Browse high quality photos from the menu, customize your meal by adding notes for the restaurant, complete your payment and then a Caviar delivery worker will go out and pick everything up to deliver it to you in lightning fast speed. You can use this app if you’re located in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, or Washington DC.
Strapped for time? DoorDash will deliver your food from hundreds of great local restaurants in your area in 45 minutes or less. The home page lets you browse newly added menu items and what’s currently popular. When you finally decide on a dish, the app has built-in options that let you easily customize your order just how you like. At this point, DoorDash only serves San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, Dallas, Houston, Brooklyn, Boston, and Chicago.