When you think of food delivery, you automatically think of Uber Eats. The American company has become the king of app-based delivery services and proved itself useful during the coronavirus pandemic.
But UberEats is not the only app that can deliver your favorite food via the app. There are many more alternatives that often even have much better offers. So, before you order Chinese for dinner, you should think of your options.
Below you’ll find the top 5 UberEats alternatives that are worth considering while ordering your meal.
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DoorDash has recently surpassed Uber Eats as the most popular food delivery service in the USA. The app is available in over 850 cities around the States and Canada and offers its clients more than 30 cuisine options.
Users love the app for its intuitive system and legitimate restaurant ranking system. The user can also track the delivery or share the cost with other app users.
And speaking of costs, DoorDash fees may vary depending on the restaurant you’re ordering from. Usually, you will have to pay between 5 and 8 dollars for the delivery, whereas the monthly subscription costs 9.99 dollars.
What’s more, DoorDash users usually speak very fondly of the overall service. That’s why you shouldn’t ask yourself whether to tip a person who delivers your food, but how much to tip Dasher.
Available in hundreds of U.S. cities, Delivery.com offers you not only food delivery services, but you’ll also be able to order groceries and alcohol. Want more? Via Delivery.com app, you’ll even be able to order dry cleaning.
The huge advantage of Delivery.com is that it’s completely free. The app itself doesn’t charge any fees for deliveries. Instead of that, it takes a small percentage of your pre-trip subtotal.
Keep in mind that some restaurants may charge a delivery fee, or have an order minimum.
Aside from being free and user-friendly, the Delivery.com app allows you to collect points for repetitive deliveries. You can exchange them for specific bonuses, like extra delivery credits.
GrubHub works similarly to DoorDash. The app allows you to pick from a wide range of local restaurants. All you need to do is type in your delivery address, and you’ll see the list of places you can order from.
So what’s the main difference between DoorDash and GrubHub? GrubHub is free. Or to be more specific, it doesn’t charge you delivery fees. It’s the restaurant that may charge you with that.
What’s more, GrubHub accepts all kinds of payment methods and saves your favorite one. It makes the whole ordering process much easier and faster.
Now something for people who like to eat upscale food. As the name suggests, Caviar offers delivery from excellent restaurants. The company’s services are currently available in 24 U.S. cities.
What’s interesting about Caviar, is that many upscale restaurants allow you to offer delivery exclusively via it.
The cost of delivery may vary depending on the restaurant or the distance. Usually, it’s between 2 and 9 dollars. Caviar also allows you to order a meal and then pick it up yourself without any delivery fee.
So, if you want to impress your partner with a delicious dinner but have no idea how to cook, Caviar is the perfect app.
Postamtes, as well as Delivery.com, doesn’t focus only on food delivery. Via the app, you can also order from grocery or retail stores. Postmates is available in 50 cities across the U.S.
What distinguishes Postmates from its competitors is that you can order delivery 24/7, whereas, in other apps, delivery is available until midnight. It means that you can order anything as long as the restaurant or the store stays open.
When it comes to costs, Postmates’ usual charge fee stays between 1 and 10 dollars, but it may rise when you order during peak hours. Fortunately, the app offers many great deals with some of the restaurants.
You can also buy a monthly subscription that costs 9.99 dollars. It entitles you to free delivery when your order exceeds 20 dollars.
As you can see, you have plenty of options when ordering food. UberEats may remain the most recognizable one, but other companies often have much better offers and deals, so they’re worth checking out.
Keep in mind that some aren’t accessible in every U.S. city, so do your research before you pick the app you want to order delivery from. Most of these apps are free, so it may be a good idea to have an account on a few different ones.
To sum it all up, food delivery apps are perfect for people who usually don’t have time to prepare meals themselves. Or for people who like to throw a party but don’t want to spend too much time preparing food.
So, if you’re always busy or don’t have the energy to order the meal yourself, the app will do everything for you. All you need to do is move your finger.