Getting freshly prepared food delivered right to your doorstep is as common as it can be in today's day and age. With just a few taps on the food delivery apps on your mobile phone, you can have food from your favorite restaurants nearby sent to you no matter if you are craving fast food, stuff from restaurant chains, snacks, fine dining or anything in between. For people who don't have their go-to food delivery service provider just yet, below are some of our favorites.
One of the largest food delivery services in the US, Grubhub owns a host of local food delivery companies and is available widely across cities in the country. One of the most customer-friendly, convenient perks of using Grubhub is the fact that you can schedule your meal ahead of time.
Additionally, Grubhub does not automatically charge users a delivery service fee although partner restaurants may choose to do so. That said, there are free delivery offers for specific restaurants or chains that users can enjoy. There are often ongoing coupon codes for existing users to take advantage of, too. Fancy easy, seamless payments? Grubhub supports plenty of payment methods, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.
While DoorDash is not as big as Grubhub, it's rapidly growing and available in plenty of cities in the US and Canada and it's also ranked one of the most popular food delivery apps. From sushi, burgers and fries to local and national favorites, DoorDash offers it all thanks to its robust partnership with dining establishments in North America.
Those who order food with DoorDash on a regular basis will appreciate the ability to subscribe to DashPass with a monthly fee of $9.99 to save big on individual delivery fees that can easily add up in no time. To save even more, make it a point to order from restaurants that charge little to no extra fees. It also helps to check out DoorDash Deals and receive notifications on nearby promotions.
For a limited time after activation, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited® and Chase Freedom® now let cardmembers enjoy the additional perk of a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on food orders over $12 on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's flat-rate $9.99 monthly subscription service. While terms and conditions apply, this money-saving perk could come in especially handy if you're in the habit of getting food delivered to your home or workplace at your convenience.
Remember to first add your Chase card as a payment method in the DoorDash mobile app, and then click the ‘activation' button to receive the subscription benefits!
3. Uber Eats
Uber Eats is yet another big player in the US food delivery market. While Uber Eats is often pitted against Grubhub, it seems like users are especially pleased with Uber Eats' fast delivery speed and cost transparency. As each restaurant listing on Uber Eats discloses the delivery fee clearly below the title, customers have an easier time figuring out how much their meal will cost right from the get-go.
For customers concerned about delivery fees, Uber Eats lets you sort the restaurants by delivery cost so you can easily check your options before looking at the menus. Similar to an Uber rideshare, you can track your meal's location once your order is on the way.
You can join Uber Rewards and earn points on each eligible dollar spent on your Uber Eats orders and Uber rides. The loyalty program is free to join and your points can be used to unlock rewards and perks.
Uber Eats isn't only available in the United States, you can use it in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand! Points can be earned on your Uber Eats orders when you are overseas as well.
Postmates delivers food, but that's not all it delivers. Apart from all sorts of meal options you can also order groceries, coffee and alcohol which makes it very convenient. The service is available in around 3,500 US cities across all 50 states.
If you live in a major US city and don't mind waiting a bit longer for your order to be delivered, consider the Postmates Party delivery option, whenever available. This is essentially a ‘carpool' for your food/grocery/alcohol order. As you can imagine, this delivery option helps shave dollars off your bill - perfect for price-sensitive customers. Additionally, keep an eye out for awesome deals sent to you through email as they come in handy in offsetting the cost of your Postmates orders!