Sometimes you just want to eat take-out on your couch in your pajamas – and that’s okay. Some days are just like that. Thankfully, the days of actually going to get your take-out are over. No more repeating your order to the hostess over the phone only to pick up the wrong food. No more dragging yourself out the door to drive to your favorite restaurant. And no more ordering pizza for delivery three times a week. With just a few taps, these apps allow you to get your food delivered right to your door.
Whether you’re in the midst of a great movie that can’t be stopped – even for food – you don’t feel like being social, or you’re in a rush, fast food delivery apps are here to save the day. Here are 10 of the best food delivery apps you shouldn’t wait to try.
GrubHub (iOs, Android)
GrubHub is an insanely popular food delivery app and makes staying on a budget easy. The app allows you to filter the results by separating ones that have coupon discounts and current promotions. Better yet, it doesn’t charge a delivery fee (any delivery fee is set by the restaurant). All you have to do is enter your address and you’ll be met with more than 50 different types of cuisine from local restaurants.
Delivery fee: n/a
Forms of payment: Cash, Card, GrubHub Gift Cards, PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Amex Express Checkout, Cash (restaurant dependant)
Availability: locations where the service delivers to
If you’re looking for food delivery apps with options, Doordash gives you options. With more than 110,000 restaurants to choose from your choices are endless. The only thing this food delivery app doesn’t have is premium restaurants. So if you’re looking for something a bit fancier, Caviar may be the better app for you. Although there are no minimums, there are service and delivery fees. If you’re ordering during a busy time, there may even be a surge charge. But hey – when you’re hungry, you’re hungry. Be sure do a quick Google search for Doordash coupons before ordering. You never know what promos they may have going on that month!
Standard delivery fee: $5.99-$8.00 depending on location
Forms of payment: Cash, Card, Apple Pay
Availability: Available in more than 1,200 cities – see the full list of Door Dash locations.
Frequent user of Uber? Great! Use your account to sign into UberEATS, allow the app to see your location, and you’ll instantly be met with hundreds of restaurant choices. From there, the simple design of the app allows you to choose what type of food you want and whether you want to pick it up or get it delivered. The best part? You can even pay with your Uber account! If your order is less than $10, an additional small order fee will be applied.
Standard delivery fee: $5.00 depending on location
Forms of payment: Card, Google Play, Uber Gift Cards, Uber Account, PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo
Availability: UberEATS serves thousands of big cities worldwide – see the full listof UberEats locations.
No matter what type of food item you want, Postmates can deliver it. Yup, that even includes alcohol and groceries. Postmates partners with cuisines ranging from fast food to luxury local restaurants. So, no matter what your taste buds are begging you for, there are options. In the mood for a late night snack? Unlike competitors, you can order food for delivery 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week.
Delivery fee: $3.99 to $9.99 depending on location
Forms of payment: Cash
Availability: Most US cities and Mexico City
Don’t let the .com fool you! Delivery.com is actually an app for your phone that you’re going to want to download right now and never delete. Not only does Delivery.com deliver your food – but it also delivers your groceries and spirits. And – wait for it – they even provide wash-and-fold services and dry cleaning! I know. We were just as shocked when we learned that! Just enter your address and toggle between sections to choose what you need. You can even earn points each time you use their services and redeem them later on future orders.
Delivery fee: n/a
Forms of payment: Card, Delivery.com Gift Cards
Availability: Most US Cities
So maybe you aren’t a huge fan of food delivery apps but don’t have time to buy the ingredients to cook yourself. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! Download the Instacart app, shop from local stores, choose a delivery time, and get your groceries delivered right to you for only $5.99. Could it get any easier? If you’re a frequent user of Instacart, you might just want to bite the bullet and get an annual membership. It costs $149 a year but knocks your delivery fee down to $0.
Delivery fee: $5.99
Forms of payment: Cards, Google Pay, Apple Pay
Availability: Most US Cities
Order your guilty pleasure right from your phone with the Favor Delivery app! Favor Delivery is great for those in a hurry. The app can deliver your favorite meal or Starbucks drink, or run an errand to Target for you in under an hour – and you’ll get updates every step of the way. If you sign up now you get free deliveries for the first month. You can thank us later.
Delivery fee: $6.00 + processing fee
Forms of payment: Credit or debit card
Availability: Delivery locations are limited – see the full list here
Create an account, share your location and you’ll instantly be met with a list of restaurants near you. Unlike its competitors, Caviar sticks to higher-end cuisine, forgoing fast food chains. So if you’re in the mood for fine dining delivered to your home, Caviar is your go-to. The app allows you to enable push notifications for updates on your delivery or you can use their GPS to track your food in real time. Or skip the delivery fee altogether and schedule for pickup. First delivery is on them – no coupon required!
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Standard delivery fee: Ranges from $1.99-$8.99 depending on location + 18% service fee
Forms of payment: Card, Caviar Gift Card
Availability: Boston, MA; Manhattan, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Fransico, CA; Brooklyn & Queens, NY; Marin County, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; McCormick Place, IL; Richmond, VA; Seattle Eastside, WA; Dallas, TX; National’s Park, DC; Rockville, MD; South Jersey, NJ; Fort Worth, TX; Northern Virginia, VA; SF: East Bay, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Greater Philidelphia, PA; Orange County, CA; Sacramento, CA; Washington DC Metro, DC; Los Angeles, CA; Peninsula, CA; San Diego, CA; Woodbridge, VA
Seamless is a food delivery app owned by GrubHub. The only difference between the two is that Seamless offers half of the choices offered by its parent app. Seamless still offers the same experience, no delivery fee, and real-time tracking. So if you’re already an avid GrubHub user, there’s really no point to switch to this app. Except maybe to get that free first delivery. (We wouldn’t judge you!) The only exception is if you’re in the big apple. A majority of restaurants in New York City use Seamless as a food delivery app!
Delivery fee: n/a
Forms of payment: Cash, PayPal, Card, Venmo
Availability: 600+ Cities with a focus in New York
Bite Squad brings your favorite restaurants right to your own table – or couch. The app allows you to quickly filter through options to find the dishes you crave. Once you do, add it to your cart, enter your card information and your food will be on its way! Need it later? Order in advance and have it delivered when you want it.
Unlike some of their competitors, Bite Squad has no minimum on orders and no delivery fee. You just pay for the dish, and the card processing fee – that’s all!
Delivery fee: n/a
Forms of payment: All major credit and debit cards
Availability: Various locations in Akransas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, and Minnesota. See the Bite Squad website for the full list!
Move over take-out, there’s a new hero in town and its name is food delivery. Fast food delivery apps have quickly become one of 2019’s biggest food trends, and we can see why! Curious about what else is going on this year? Check out other 2019 fast food industry trends!