10 Best Android and iOS Apps for Food Delivery
Food delivery is one of the greatest inventions of the on-demand economy. Dozens of apps — including sharing economy king Uber — make it easy to order food from favorite restaurants and hidden gems in your city. Maybe you’ve run out of ingredients to cook. Perhaps you’re hoping to relax instead of worry about finding dinner. Or maybe you want to focus on working instead of venturing away from your office. In any case, delivery apps can help. Just find the restaurant or cuisine you want, and your food will be on its way.
For Android users and iPhone owners, there are dozens of food delivery apps in the app store. That makes finding the right one a challenge. Not every on-demand startup offers its delivery services in every city. And with the wide array of options, it’s difficult to keep straight exactly who does what. (It can also be confusing to figure out how much each app charges for delivery.) So we’ve made things easier with a list of our favorite food delivery apps.
Caviar enables you to get food delivery from the best independent restaurants in your city. You can browse a list of all of the restaurants near you, and peruse a menu with photos for every item. You can schedule food delivery up to a week in advance. Or, if you’re in New York or San Francisco, you can take advantage of a feature called Caviar Fastbite for meals delivered in 15 minutes or less during peak lunch and dinner hours. You can also track your meal with real-time GPS, or add a note to your order to customize your food or make a special request.
The app is available on iOS and Android. Caviar is available in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Queens, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area (including East Bay & South Bay), Seattle, Portland, and Washington D.C.
Delivery.com is a multipurpose app that offers not only food delivery, but also alcohol delivery, grocery delivery, and laundry service. You can browse thousands of menus and order food from your favorite spots or new local restaurants. (And at the same time, find beer, wine, or liquor for free delivery.) You can also search by cuisine or by a specific food item, check out what’s popular, and earn Delivery points with each purchase.
Delivery.com is available on Android and iOS. The company offers food delivery in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and hundreds of other cities across the United States. You can pay with Apple Pay, PayPal, cash, or credit card.
DoorDash offers food delivery in less than an hour from your favorite restaurants or new local spots. A unique “Delight” score factors in food quality, delivery quality, and popularity. You can sort food delivery options by best overall experience, fastest delivery, or cheapest meal, using the app’s Delight, Speed, and Price filters. Or, you can use DoorDash’s cuisine icons to find the kind of food you want if you have something specific in mind. You can even track your delivery on its way to your home with live updates.
DoorDash is available on Android and iOS. Food delivery is offered in Atlanta, Bellevue, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St. Paul, Toronto, and Vancouver. The app enables you to pay with a card or with Apple Pay.
Yelp-owned Eat24 enables you to search for specific cuisines, specific restaurants, or even specific dishes — whatever you’re craving. The app integrates Yelp reviews, so you can see what fellow users think of a restaurant without leaving the app. You can use filters to sort your options by distance, by the newest additions, top-rated restaurants, and delivery or pickup options. You can also add your own preferences — such as whether you like spicy food or if you’re trying to stick with a healthy diet.
Eat24 is available on iOS or Android. Food delivery is available from 32,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Miami, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Diego, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix, and Philadelphia. You can order with Apple Pay or PayPal if you’d prefer those options to entering a card.
GrubHub is a popular app for getting food delivery from your favorite local restaurants. To use the app, you just type in your address (whether you’re at home or at the office), and GrubHub will tell you which restaurants deliver. You can also check out which restaurants offer pickup options near you. If you already know what you want, you can search by cuisine, restaurant name, or even a specific menu item. The app also gives you access to reviews, coupons, special deals, and even a customer care team that’s available 24/7. You can browse menus from your favorite spots, or use the app to discover new favorites. The more you use the app, the more capable it is of offering recommendations for you.
GrubHub is available on Android and iOS, and offers food delivery from 35,000 restaurants in more than 900 cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Hartford, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle. You can pay for your order with Apple Pay, cash, credit card, or PayPal.
Minibar doesn’t technically offer food delivery. But if you like having meals delivered, then you probably don’t mind entertaining the idea of having wine, liquor, or beer delivered. You can easily order alcohol via Minibar, whether you need a drink for you and a couple of friends, or for an entire party. The app enables you to use filters to find exactly what you need, whether you’re stocking your bar, preparing for a party, or just ordering what you need to make a specific cocktail. You can even use the auto-refill feature to avoid running out of your favorites.
Minibar is available on iOS and Android. The startup delivers in a variety of cities, including New York City, Chicago, Palm Beach, Hoboken, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Austin, Dallas, the Hamptons, Indianapolis, Houston, San Francisco, Fort Worth, San Diego, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Fremont, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Denver, Boulder, Washington D.C., and Miami.
Munchery offers a novel approach to food delivery in that the food you order is prepared by Munchery itself as a healthy alternative to cooking for yourself or your family. The startup’s chefs create meals that start at under $10 and go up to about $18. Kids’ meals cost between $4 and $6, and sides, salads, and desserts cost between $4 and $8. The meals are delivered chilled, and Munchery offers same-day delivery as well as the ability to schedule deliveries up to a week in advance. The app features large menus that change daily, and nutritional information is available for every meal.
Munchery is available on Android and iOS. The startup offers food delivery to customers in more than a thousand cities in the state of California, plus dozens of cities each in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
If you want a single app to take care of all of your on-demand requests, then Postmates should be your go-to. The app offers delivery from a wide variety of restaurants and stores in your city, and you can order from full menus and extensive catalogs of items. You can order food from local spots or major chains, and depending on where you live, you can order food, clothing, drugstore items, and other essentials delivered right to your door.
Postmates is available on iOS and Android. The app offers food delivery in dozens of cities, including Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Jersey City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Charlotte, Portland, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, and Seattle.
Seamless is a perennial favorite among food delivery apps and has a great reputation for offering a dizzying array of options. You search for restaurants by name or browse by cuisine, check out reviews, and either order your favorite comfort food or discover something new. Additionally, you can take advantage of discounts and deals to save.
The Seamless app is available on Android and iOS. Seamless offers food delivery in many U.S. cities, including Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Queens, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Everyone’s favorite ridesharing company now offers food delivery, too! UberEATS enables you to have your favorite food delivered by an Uber driver. You can select what you want from the Instant Delivery menu and have your food in as little as 10 minutes. Or, you can choose anything from participating UberEATS restaurants, and the average delivery takes just 35 minutes. Either way, you can track your order as it makes its way to you. The price that you see in the app includes the food and the delivery price.
UberEATS is available on iOS and Android. The food delivery service is currently live in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Ottawa, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. You can pay with your Uber account.