Best Food Ordering Apps
Having hot food delivered to your door is one of the finer things in life. And these days you're no longer limited to pizza or Chinese food. With the boom in food ordering apps, you can get just about any type of cuisine delivered in an hour or less. There's no need to phone — simply download one of these apps and place an order.
PostMates has been around since 2011, when most people were still calling to place takeout orders. PostMates doesn't just deliver tacos or chicken wings from your favorite restaurant in less than an hour. The app also displays average delivery times and delivery fees, and allows you to track your order while en route. Plus, you can get items from stores delivered, eliminating the need for multiple apps.
For the times when you're hungry but you're not sure what you want, count on Eat24 and its large selection of restaurants and customer reviews. Enter your delivery address, select the restaurant, and browse the reviews for recommendations. The app is free to use, but some restaurants may charge a delivery fee and have an order minimum. Eat24 is available in more than 1,500 cities across the U.S., meaning there's a good chance you'll be able to use it even if you're not in a major city.
Millions of people trust the Uber ride-sharing app to them get where they need to go. UberEats is a separate app and service run by the same company. The goal is to deliver quality restaurant food to your door in less than 30 minutes. UberEats charges a small delivery fee for each order, but the upside is you don't have to leave the house. Once you create an account you also gain access to promo codes for referring others to the service, allowing you to score free food.
If you live in a larger city, Seamless is one of the top food ordering apps. As the name suggests, it's seamless to use. The app doesn't charge a fee, but some restaurants have order minimums and their own delivery fees. You can pay and leave a tip in the app, so there's no need to have cash on hand for any part of the transaction. Another unique feature is you can order your meal up to 4 days in advance.
GrubHub is the largest food ordering service in the U.S. with an impressive list of more than 30,000 restaurants in over 900 cities (and growing). Enter your address into the app and start searching based on type of food, specific item, or restaurant. Browse available coupons and promotions for savings on your order. Like other food ordering apps, GrubHub is free to use, but the restaurants may impose individual delivery fees and order minimums. Choose to pay with several methods, including PayPal, Venmo, and Apple Pay.