Online food delivery has gained a lot of traction over the last few years and is here to stay. Whether you want to order a meal from your favorite restaurant or ingredients to cook yourself, these apps have you covered.
Here are the best delivery food apps for every type of occasion.
DoorDash - Food Delivery
DoorDash is by far the most popular food delivery app in the United States with on-demand delivery. It’s also available in Canada, Australia, and Japan.
It’s more than just a food delivery app. You can request a driver to deliver all types of products to your front door.
Filter restaurants in your area based on price, ratings, and delivery time. DoorDash is known to have a powerful search engine so you can search for almost anything.
DoorDash will show you restaurants that are walkable so you can avoid the delivery cost and pickup the food yourself. You can also order in advance and schedule deliveries when it’s most convenient for you.
There are no minimums. If your subtotal is less that $10 you will be charged a small order fee of $2.50. Otherwise the delivery fee depends on how far you are from the restaurant. If you plan on ordering often, DashPass is available for $9.99 per month and waives the delivery fee.
The interface is very similar to Uber, the taxi-hailing app, except it displays the nearest restaurants on the map to order food. If you already have an Uber account you can use your same account to order food on the Uber Eats app.
You’re able to search and filter through restaurants based on popularity, ratings, or by category. The app lets you browse specific cuisines such as Italian, Mexican, or Indian. You can even search for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
You can also order household products, cosmetics, produce, and alcoholic drinks. The app offers real-time order tracking so you can track your delivery on a map as it makes its way to you. You’ll be notified when your order has arrived. If you prefer, you can choose to pick up an order instead of having it delivered.
For $9.99 a month you can subscribe to Uber One to enjoy $0 delivery fees and up to 10% off orders over $15 at participating non-grocery stores.
Grubhub: Food Delivery
Grubhub works similar to its competitors but offers an even friendlier user-interface. You’re able to search by price, ratings, fastest food delivery, offers, and recommendations. You can also choose between delivery and pick up.
Delivery fees vary depending on the order. If you subscribe to the monthly plan of $9.99 you receive free delivery on orders over $12. Amazon Prime members also receive special delivery benefits.
Instacart: Grocery delivery
Sit back and let the shopping come to you. Choose from thousands of groceries and have them delivered to your doorstep in as little as two hours.
Instacart delivers more than just groceries, they deliver household items, electronics, alcohol, and other household essentials. There are hundreds of stores on the app including Target, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Lowe’s, and Costco.
There are a couple different payment options available. It’s $1.99 to have someone do the shopping for you and pick up the order. Delivery fee starts at $3.99 but if you subscribe to the monthly $9.99 plan you can enjoy free deliveries on orders over $35. Delivery service charge is not included.
HelloFresh: Meal Kit Delivery
HelloFresh offers a little different twist on food delivery. They offer weekly meal kits with delicious ingredients and recipes. Most meals can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.
The meals include fresh ingredients with step-by-step recipe instructions for stress-free cooking. HelloFresh has thousands of recipes for even the pickiest eaters. It has meals for all diets including keto, low-carb, low-calorie, vegetarian, and vegan.
Lastly, HelloFresh offers easy-to-manage meal plans that are fully customizable. Meals can be prepared for two to four people with proper portions so you don’t end up with waste.
The cost will vary per meal and number of servings. There is a weekly delivery fee of $9.99 on top of the meals you order.
Gopuff—Alcohol & Food Delivery
Gopuff is perfect for last-minute deliveries. Order snacks, alcohol, party supplies, and other items you need in a pinch.
The app delivers 24/7 in some locations. It takes seconds to order and minutes to deliver. Keep in mind it’s minimalist with a limited selection as speed is the name of the game.
The delivery fee is $3.95 per order or $7.99 per month for unlimited orders.
When Hunger Calls
With all this in mind which food delivery service is best for you depends upon your location. All the apps mentioned above are free to download so go ahead and snoop around. You won’t have to pay until you place an order.
The world isn’t getting any less chaotic but thanks to technology and apps you can spend less time being part of the rat race. So kick back, relax, and have your favorite goodies delivered to your door.