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December 2, 2017

Hungry? These are the 9 best food-delivery apps that bring deliciousness to you

by John_A

Who knew that ordering delivery could be such a hassle? It can be a real pain to call a restaurant and order a meal. You might get put on hold, and oftentimes you have to talk over the background noise of a busy restaurant. Besides, reading off your credit card number in the 21st century is incredibly tedious. Why do we have to interact with people when all we want is a pepperoni pizza and a liter of soda? Thankfully, in the age of apps, one can order food for delivery with just a few taps of a phone screen. While the delivery apps below may cut down on our human-to-human contact, they also open us up to trying new restaurants and foods. Simply input your location, and these apps will show you hundreds of restaurants in your area that you can try without ever leaving the couch. We’ve rounded up the best food delivery apps that will bring deliciousness straight to your doorstep.

Seamless

Seamless is probably the most aptly named piece of mobile software on this list. Not only does the app provide menus from thousands of restaurants and offer exclusive in-app discounts, but it foregoes a delivery fee and allows you to order with just a few clicks.

Availability: Seamless is available in more 600 cities in the United States.

Fee: There’s no fee to use the app, but there are often order minimums.

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iOS Android

Grubhub

The Grubhub app is available for both iOS and Android. You simply enter your location and Grubhub will show you all of the restaurants in your area. You can search by cuisine (Italian) or by a specific menu item (cheeseburger), making it easy to find your next meal. You can also save delivery locations, such as work or home, to speed up the process.

Availability: Grubhub is available in more than 900 cities.

Fee: The app is free to use, though some restaurants may charge a delivery fee and have a minimum order amount.

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iOS Android

Doordash

DoorDash isn’t as big as Seamless or Grubhub, but it does offer a few unique features, such as its “DoorDash Delight” scoring system. The “Delight Score” uses factors such as food quality, restaurant popularity, delivery time, and customer satisfaction in order to recommend the best restaurants in your area.

Availability: DoorDash is available in dozens of cities, including Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, New York, and Chicago, among others.

Fee: The fee varies by restaurant. The price typically includes the cost of your meal, as well as tax, delivery fees, and an optional tip. Some restaurants charge additional service fees.

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iOS Android

UberEats

If you trust Uber to drive you safely around the city, maybe you’ll trust them to deliver your sandwiches. The UberEats App is a standalone delivery app that is currently available in major cities such as Chicago and Los Angeles. While UberEats and Uber are different apps, they share many of the same features, such as estimated delivery times and cashless transactions.

Availability: Amsterdam, Austin, Baltimore, Singapore, Tokyo, Canada, and a host of other locations peppered throughout the globe.

Fee: UberEats charges a $5 delivery fee.

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iOS Android

Postmates

Postmates is a little different than the other food delivery services on our list. First off, you can get a lot more than just food. Postmates is a delivery service that will pick up just about anything from just about anywhere and deliver it to your doorstep, even alcohol. Since Postmates doesn’t partner with restaurants, the only thing you are limited by is your location.

Availability: Postmates is currently available in more than 90 cities throughout the U.S.

Fee: There’s a fee added to every order, and during peak delivery times there may be additional Blitz Pricing fees added as well. Postmates also offers a “Plus Unlimited” service for $10 a month, which lands you free delivery from select stores and restaurants on orders of more than $25.

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iOS Android

Delivery.com

Delivery.com is another delivery service that goes beyond the menu. You can get lunch, groceries, a bottle of wine, or even get your laundry with this app. Similar to Grubhub and Seamless, Delivery.com doesn’t charge you a fee to use its service. Instead, the company makes their money by taking a small percentage of your pre-tip subtotal.

Availability: Dozens of major cities across the U.S.

Fee: The app is free to use, but restaurants may charge a delivery fee and have an order minimum.

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iOS Android

Yelp Eat 24

All of the delivery service apps on this list have some form of rating system. Of course, none of those review systems are nearly as robust as the one provided by Yelp Eat 24. Built on years of restaurant reviews, Yelp Eat 24 may have a leg up on the competition. You’ve relied on Yelp for choosing restaurants; now you can rely on it to deliver your dinner.

Availability: Currently available in more than 1,500 U.S. cities.

Fee: The app is free to use, but restaurants may charge a delivery fee and have an order minimum.

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iOS Android

Foodler

One of the great things about using a delivery app is that it typically provides a cashless transaction. Most of the aforementioned apps accept major credit cards, Paypal, and Apple Pay, but Foodler accepts two additional forms of payment: Bitcoins and Foodbler Bucks. In addition to being a delivery service, Foodler also has a built-in rewards program that allows you to earn free meals.

Availability: More than 4,000 U.S. cities. When we tried it in Seattle, there were only two restaurants on the list.

Fee: The app is free to use, but restaurants may charge a delivery fee.

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iOS Android

goPuff

While many of the food-delivery apps on our roundup work as a middleman between restaurants and customers, goPuff operates more like a digital convenience store. GoPuff offers everything from phone chargers and bathroom tissue, to six-packs of your favorite adult beverages — it will even deliver vaporizers, for those so inclined. You can scroll through the service’s robust database of items here.

Availability: The goPuff app is currently available in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, New York, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Chicago, and several other locations throughout the United States. The service also plans on expanding to other cities in the near future.

Fee: The app is free to use, but goPuff charges $2 for delivery, assuming you fall within one of the 30-minute on-demand delivery zones. If your order totals more than $49, delivery is free.

Download now for:

iOS Android

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