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Services to order food in the United States | Digital Trends Spanish

For convenience, lack of time or due to a pandemic, ordering food at home (or supermarket purchases, or a slice of cake at 10 at night) is today a common practice that has resulted in a rise of competing apps for your attention. Arm your cell phone with the best: these are the most outstanding food services available in the United States.

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For a greater variety of food

Grubhub is one of the most popular food ordering apps. With more than 300,000 restaurants in 4,000 cities in the United States, it offers a wide variety of food for both pick-up and delivery. In addition, it allows you to easily filter restaurants based on the type of cuisine, such as fast food; a specific food you want to eat, such as sushi, as well as the restaurant’s rating and delivery time. You can even order a larger order and order catering that can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance.

Shipping rates and minimum order quantities vary by restaurant. If you want unlimited deliveries and access to exclusive benefits, you can join Grubhub+, which is available for $9.99 per month.

If you want other alternatives, DoorDash (iOS/Android) and Uber Eats (iOS/Android) are two apps that offer the same food delivery and pickup services as Grubhub. You can also order at Caviar (iOS/Android), an app that focuses less on junk food compared to others, in case you want a healthier dish.

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to fill the pantry

If you want to stock your fridge or pantry, and you don’t want to go to the supermarket to do your shopping, Instacart is the best option for you. It’s a quick and convenient way to get groceries delivered right to your door. With this app you can search for products from your favorite local stores with the option of having them arrive in as little as an hour, but you can also schedule in-store pickup or delivery of your order. In addition, it can carry products from various specialized stores, such as a pet store, for example.

Delivery is $3.99 for orders over $35, but rates for orders under that amount or those due within the hour may vary. There’s also free delivery on orders over $35 for Instacart Express members, a subscription that costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year. If you make your purchases frequently through the app and do not want to pay for shipping in each delivery, a good idea is to pay the membership.

You can also use the apps dumplings (iOS/Android) and Walmart Grocery (iOS/Android), who can also do the grocery shopping for you. And in case you are subscribed to Amazon Prime, you can alternatively use AmazonFresh. This platform fulfills a role similar to that of Instacart, but it is exclusive to members of the service, and since it belongs to Amazon, you can even add electronics, clothing or toys to your purchase.

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Chow Now

To order food from your neighborhood

If you want to support local restaurants ChowNow is for you. This online ordering platform connects customers with their favorite restaurants to order through each restaurant’s channels, such as Facebook, Instagram, Google or their own website. It also links its restaurant partners to a network of delivery guys instead of having their own drivers.

ChowNow doesn’t charge commissions, so restaurants can offer cheaper delivery and fewer fees; shipping costs and minimum order quantities depend on each location. For this reason, this platform is one of the most profitable options for customers.

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To eat exclusively pizza

If you feel like eating pizza and nothing else, the best alternative is to ask for Slice. This app offers you all the pizzas you can find around you. It has the option of in-store pickup or delivery, and requires a lower commission than other apps, allowing independent pizzerias to keep costs down.

Restaurants set their own delivery fees and minimum order quantities, and the good thing is that the prices displayed on Slice are always the same as those displayed in the physical location. Today there are 12,000 pizzerias across the country available on the app, but more are being added regularly.

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For any necessary items, beyond food

Postmates is one of the most versatile food applications, because it can bring everything to your home. It offers fast delivery of food and drinks, but not only that, it can even bring you something you want to buy from, for example, a beauty store. With this app you can order at more than 10,000 restaurants, liquor stores, pharmacies, gas stations and retail stores, and if you don’t want your order to arrive right away, you can also schedule it.

Shipping rates depend on a variety of factors, including distance, weather, and the specific restaurant or business. Free delivery is also available for orders over $12 through Postmates Unlimited, a membership program that costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

Another alternative is (iOS/Android), which in addition to bringing you food offers to wash and dry your clothes. It also has a group ordering feature that allows you to split orders with neighbors and roommates, so you can minimize the number of deliveries going back and forth.

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For orders late at night

Gopuff is one of the few food services that offers 24-hour delivery in most major markets, and you can order just about anything at any time, be it food, drinks, household items, medications and more. It works differently from the other apps: while most send someone to pick up the order, Gopuff has around 3,000 products stored in micro-centres in each area of ​​its coverage, so when customers order something, the items come directly from their warehouses. For that reason, orders usually arrive quickly.

To order in this app the order must be a minimum of $8.95 dollars and shipping costs only $1.95, a flat rate. However, Gopuff also offers a membership program for $5.95 per month, which includes free delivery along with perks and rewards.

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