5 Food Delivery Apps You Need to Know in 2018
After a long week of work, my idea of a perfect Friday night entails sweatpants, Netflix and delicious food brought right to your doorstep. Forget the typical pizza delivery, delivery apps have made it possible to order food from our favourite gourmet restos. No longer do you have to get dolled up and go out on the town for your favourite eats, you can have them right at your fingertips. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out to restaurants now and then, but sometimes there’s nothing better than eating from your couch.
If you’re a fan of eating in, here are 5 food delivery apps you need to know.
Previously named “Hurrier”, Foodora uses bike couriers to pick up your meal from your chosen restaurant and deliver it to your doorstep. Just enter your address in the app and it will bring up the closest restaurants to you that you can order from. Think: Tabule, The Burger’s Priest and Pizza Libretto, to name a few. There’s a $3.50 delivery fee for orders over $30.00 and a $4.50 fee for orders under $30.00. You can deliver up to 2 days ahead, so you can lock it in whenever you get a craving.
DoorDash connects you with popular restaurants around the city and puts your favourite food right at your fingertips. The “Dashers” deliver your food as quickly as they can and the app allows you to customize every detail of your order. There’s a flat rate of $4.99 for delivery, and the app gives you a rundown of all your food options from Iruka Sushi to Wanda’s Pie in the Sky, to Mean Bao and Smoke’s Poutinerie.
3. Uber Eats
It wasn’t long before Uber ventured into the delivery game, and in 2014, UberEATS was born. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can place your order whenever you feel your stomach grumbling. Promising their customers an order time of 10 minutes or less, Uber Eats is an ideal way to get your food right when you want it. Choose from some of Toronto’s favourite restaurants including Pai, Gusto 101 and La Cubana for a delivery fee of $4.99. Just beware the surge charges on top of the delivery fee if you live in a busy area.
Partnered with thousands of restaurants in the Toronto area, Just-Eat is known for their low delivery fees (most restaurants are $3 for a $15+ order) and later delivery times. They carry cuisines ranging from Japanese to Indian to Thai, and American, so whatever you’re in the mood for, you can get delivered right to your doorstep.
Skip the Dishes is a Winnipeg-based business that has become a go-to delivery app for Torontonians. Partnered with fast food spots including Wendy’s and Popeyes, as well as restaurants like Pi Co. and Bier Markt, you can feed your cravings with the touch of a button. Some places offer free delivery with a minimum order, but most delivery fees range from $3.45 to $4.75.
Do you use any other food delivery apps? Let us know in the comments.
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.