We all have our days where we just want to be lazy and relax, and not have to spend time in the kitchen preparing and cooking. Getting food delivered can be a time-saver, and minimize the amount of effort needed for you to enjoy dinner with your family. However, maybe you’re tired of the well-known food delivery option, pizza. Luckily, food delivery apps can give you access to endless cuisine options.
Food delivery apps are available on mobile devices to allow you to have food delivered from your favorite local restaurants from the comfort of your own home. Delivery is usually reasonably priced (or free, in some cases) and saves you from having to go pick something up and do the cooking yourself.
We’re going to tell you about fourteen of the best apps to order food and get it delivered to your door, as well as answer some other questions you might have about how these apps work. If you don’t know much about how these apps work, jump down to our quick explanation. If not, let’s get into which ones we recommend for you to try out.
Top 14 food ordering apps on Android and iOS
Popular ride-sharing app Uber has a “sister” app called UberEATS. Like Uber, the UberEATS service is available in major cities all over the world. Enter your address, and you’ll be shown a list of available restaurants you can get delivery from in your area. See ratings from other users, and get an estimate of how long it will take to receive your food before you even place an order!
You can search for a specific restaurant, cuisine, or dish, and see which restaurants match your search criteria. Easily order and pay within the app using your credit or debit card, or your PayPal account. Once your order is delivered, you’ll also have the option to tip your courier if you wish.
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Postmates is a delivery service that allows its users to order food, groceries, and other items, and have them delivered on-demand. Postmates works differently than UberEATS because drivers for Postmates are able to delivery from any store or restaurant, rather than just select locations. In some areas, you can even get alcohol delivered! Track your courier with real-time tracking, and see where they are on a map. Get anything delivered to your door as quickly as possible.
Next up is an app called SkipTheDishes. SkipTheDishes is a food delivery app based in North America, that helps connect customers with food couriers to get food delivered from restaurants in their area. Delivery fees are based on the distance and time it takes to get from the restaurant to your home, and the prices are generally quite reasonable. Many restaurants can be delivered for free if your order total meets a minimum amount (e.g., over $20).
Once you place your order, a courier in the area of the restaurant you ordered from will be matched to you, and you will be able to track their location and see how long it will take for them to get to you. SkipTheDishes also has great customer service, including a live chat support system built right into the app!
Seamless is another awesome food ordering app that delivers food from over 12,000 establishments across the United States. It’s the largest food delivery app in the U.S., and has millions of users. Using this app, users can look through restaurant menus, check out customer reviews, order and pay through the app, and have food delivered to them at home or work. Seamless also offers “corporate accounts” for workplaces, so multiple people at an office can order food from the same restaurant, and the order is all sent under one invoice and delivered at the same time.
The GrubHub app offers food ordering and delivery from thousands of restaurants in cities across the United States. They accept a wide variety of payment methods including credit and Visa debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay and Android pay. In some cities, you can even pay your courier in cash when they arrive! Once you place an order on GrubHub, you’ll be sent notifications with updates, like when your food is being prepared, when it’s done, and when your courier has picked up your order.
GrubHub saves your order history to your account on the app, so if you ever want to repeat an order that you really enjoyed, you can reorder it quickly and easily with their “Express Reorder” feature. The app also offers pre-ordering, so you can schedule a meal delivery for later in the day before the restaurant has even opened.
DoorDash is partnered with over 50,000 restaurants to deliver great food to customers old and new. The app allows people to order and receive deliveries from their favorite restaurants, and discover new ones to try, while helping local businesses reach customers that might otherwise not have been able to enjoy their products.
DoorDash strives to keep their customers happy by providing quick delivery at a low cost – with some as low as 99 cents! Once your courier has picked up your food, you can also track your order in real time while it’s on its way to you.
Another great delivery app comes from Delivery.com. This app is similar to Postmates, in that you can get other things delivered besides just food from restaurants. The Delivery.com app can deliver food, groceries, and other essentials from local stores, and do other helpful errands for you such as pick up your dry cleaning.
Users can place their orders through the app, and will be notified when everything has been prepared and is out for delivery. With every order you place, you will receive 20 “Delivery Points.” These points can be collected and redeemed to save you money on future orders!
Our next delivery app recommendation is Eat24, from the makers of Yelp.com. With this app, you can browse places that deliver near you by entering your address, read reviews of restaurants from Yelp, and sometimes, you can even find coupons and discounts. Sort restaurants by cuisine, rating, or distance from your home to help you narrow down your choices.
Order the and pay for items you’d like from your restaurant of choice, and have them delivered to you in minutes. The Eat24 service is also completely free, and you can earn cash back on your orders with the CashCoupon system.
Foodler is a popular choice out of all the food delivery apps out there. They work with over 12,000 restaurants to bring you the best food in your area. Based on things you’ve ordered previously, Foodler will make recommendations to you of new restaurants to try out. They also offer group ordering to make it easy for you to place larger orders with your friends and split the cost.
Foodler also has their own rewards system called FoodlerBucks where you can earn points on your orders and redeem them for prizes and/or discounts on future orders. The larger your order, the more FoodlerBucks you’ll earn! Certain restaurants also offer bonus FoodlerBucks, so you can get double or triple the points when you order from these participating locations.
Another app that’s similar to Postmates and Delivery.com is GoPuff. With GoPuff, you can get food, groceries, and other items delivered at your convenience. In some cities, you can even get alcohol or smoke shop items delivered! Their delivery service runs until late at night (as late as 4:30 am), and delivery is guaranteed within 30 minutes – all day long. They offer flat-rate delivery at the low price of just $1.95, and orders over $49 are delivered for free.
Download: iOS | Android
Availability: 30-minute delivery available in 12 major U.S. cities; 1-2 day shipping (certain products only) across the U.S.
Best Feature: Free 30-minute delivery on orders over $49
OrderUp delivers food from restaurants all over the U.S., including those that typically couldn’t be delivered – like drive-ins and saloons. The app makes it easy to browse restaurants, check out their menus, and order whatever you’re in the mood for. Choose the items you’d like to order, and customize them to your liking by adding sides, toppings, and special requests.
Once you have placed an order with OrderUp, you can track its progress with real-time tracking. Millions of satisfied customers have placed orders through the OrderUp app.
Munchery is a little different from the other food delivery apps we’ve recommended so far. This app allows you to order healthy, chef-prepared, chilled meals that you can heat up yourself later. It’s a great option for people who are always busy or on-the-go. You can order meals the same day, or schedule deliveries in advance to have them throughout the week.
Munchery partners with local farmers to supply their customers with meals made from organic, high-quality ingredients. Meals ordered from Munchery are always fresh, and as nutritious as they are delicious! They also offer delivery of cooking kits, so you can cook a meal easily without having to do all the preparation and portioning of ingredients.
13. Just Eat
A popular Canadian food delivery app is Just Eat. With this app, you can discover new restaurants in your area, or check up on old favorites. Check out reviews of restaurants from other users, place your order and pay for it through the app, or pay cash when your order is delivered.
The app is quite simple and easy-to-use. Many restaurants can be delivered for free if your order meets a minimum amount. You’ll receive an email confirming your order once you place one, and after you’ve received it and tried everything, you can leave a review of the restaurant to help inform other Just Eat users.
Deliveroo is a popular food ordering app worldwide. You can order food from hundreds of restaurants in your city and have it delivered to your home or office. Enter your postal code, and look through a list of food places that deliver in your area. Pick out the items you want to order from whatever restaurant looks good to you, add your payment information and the address you want your order delivered to, and that’s it! Deliveroo can deliver your favorite foods from noon to 11pm, for a flat rate of $5 for delivery of orders over $25.
How do food delivery apps work?
Food delivery apps work by partnering with restaurants in a particular city, and having drivers register for delivery positions. You enter your address into the app, and you’ll be shown a list of available local restaurants. You can order and pay through the app, and get food delivered to your door.
Some restaurants may be available for delivery through several different apps, so check out a few services that are available in your area and see which one has the best delivery price or if any are offering deals. Different apps may also have a different selection of restaurants, so if you don’t find your favorite restaurant on one app, it’s possible it may be available on another.
Some food delivery apps will also allow you to track your delivery so you have an idea of when they will arrive with your order.
Those are all the best apps for ordering food and having it delivered to your home. Which ones have you tried? If you want to watch a movie or tv show while enjoying your meal, check out our courses on Netflix or Hulu to learn how to use these popular video streaming services.