6 Popular Food Delivery Service Apps

Hungry? A few taps on your smartphone, and food is on the way

Getting food delivered to your door is easier than ever. You don't even need to dial a restaurant's phone number to order food with all the on-demand delivery apps available nowadays.

Check out these top apps that you can use to browse menus from local restaurants, place your order, and make your payment (including the tip!) directly through your smartphone.

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Food, Groceries, and More: Postmates

Two screenshots of the Postmates app on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • Food, drinks (alcohol included), and groceries.

  • Wider delivery areas than competitors.

  • You can track delivery.

What We Don't Like
  • Service fee plus delivery fee.

  • Slow customer service response time.

Got a hankering for some Starbucks or Chipotle? A Postmates shopper will go to your favorite popular restaurant chain to grab your order and bring it to you. And the app doesn't stop there. You can also have groceries or other merchandise delivered from popular stores like Apple. Postmates is available in hundreds of cities across the U.S.

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Choose From 30K+ Restaurants: GrubHub

Ordering from GrubHub on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • Large selection of restaurants and cuisines.

  • Recommendations based on order history.

  • Discover nearby restaurants.

What We Don't Like
  • Occasional slow delivery times.

  • The delivery fee and the tip are high if you order one meal.

If you're serious about variety, ordering from GrubHub's extensive list of more than 30,000 restaurants in more than 800 U.S. cities will be sure to satisfy you. Browse by city, address, cuisine, menu item, or specific restaurant and use the filters to drill down your results. For example, you can filter by hours open, customer reviews, coupon deals, and more. Plus, you're able to save ordering details for future orders.

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No Minimum Purchase: DoorDash

Two screenshots of the DoorDash app on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • Easy ordering from lots of restaurants.

  • Real-time delivery tracking.

  • No minimum order.

What We Don't Like
  • Contains sponsored food images (ads).

  • App can be glitchy.

Strapped for time? DoorDash will deliver your food from hundreds of great local restaurants in your area in 45 minutes or less. The homepage lets you browse newly added menu items and what's currently popular. Then, when you decide on a dish, the app has built-in options that allow you to customize your order just how you like.

DoorDash serves all 50 States, including cities such as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, Dallas, Houston, Brooklyn, Boston, and Chicago.

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Pre-Order Meals: Seamless

Two screenshots of the Seamless app on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • Easy to make a selection, pay, and add a tip.

  • Discounts and coupons are available.

  • Exclusive delivery options.

  • Pre-order meals up to four days in advance.

What We Don't Like
  • Service isn't available in most small cities and towns.

  • Drivers don't have to get out of their cars.

If you live in a major U.S. city, Seamless is the food delivery app you want to have on hand. The app claims to have "oodles" of restaurants and menus that are updated regularly—complete with photos, reviews, pricing, and the time it takes for it to arrive. Seamless is available in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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Order Food and Laundry: Delivery.com

Two screenshots of the Delivery.com app on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • Delivers more than food and drinks.

  • Delivery points.

  • Can track deliveries.

What We Don't Like
  • Not user-friendly for new users.

  • Sends ads through push notifications.

Similar to Postmates, Delivery.com is a popular app that delivers more than food. The app features over 10,000 local businesses where you can get food, alcohol, groceries, laundry, and dry cleaning delivered to you. Enter your address to see what's around you, and use the sorting feature to filter by cuisine choice, reviews, or the shortest time it will take to arrive.

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High-End Food, Fast Delivery: Caviar

Two screenshots of the Caviar app on a smartphone.
What We Like
  • High-end restaurant meal delivery service.

  • Accurate delivery time estimates.

  • Issues periodic promo codes.

What We Don't Like
  • Order is canceled after the driver waits 10 minutes.

Caviar positioned itself as a food delivery service for the undeliverable. Browse high-quality photos from the menu, customize your meal, complete your payment, and then Caviar delivers everything to you at lightning-fast speed.

You can use this app if you're located in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, or Washington, D.C.

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