Tuesday, March 21

The best apps to order food | Digital Trends Spanish

They are more and more. They all promise the best dining experiences delivered to your doorstep, and fast. But which ones are really the best? apps to order food? Which ones will make you happy and which ones will bring you nothing but frustration?

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In this list you will only see the food delivery apps that we have tried and that we like; these reduce our contact with other people, but allow us to continue enjoying a wide variety of restaurants. Just add your location and you’ll quickly see the hundreds of bars and eating establishments available in your area.

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grubhub (iOS/Android)

The Grubhub app is available for both iOS as for Android. You will simply have to enter your location and Grubhub will show you all the restaurants that are in your area.

You will be able to filter searches by the type of cuisine (Italian) or by a specific menu (cheeseburger). You can also save delivery locations, like work or home, to speed up the process.

Availability: Grubhub is available in over 3,200 US cities, plus London.

Rate: The app is free, although some restaurants may charge a delivery fee and have a minimum order quantity. GrubHub+ is a service where restaurants offer unlimited delivery for $10 a month.

Coronavirus: Grubhub now offers contactless delivery, including an order pickup option for people who are more comfortable doing the shopping themselves. Customers can select the delivery option at checkout and instruct the driver to drop off groceries at the door, lobby, or wherever the customer prefers.

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DoorDash is similar to GrubHub in that you can order food from local restaurants and have a delivery person bring it to you. It doesn’t cover as many places as GrubHub, but it’s a great option and it’s easy to use.

Availability: DoorDash is available in more than 800 cities in the US and Canada, such as Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, New York and Chicago, among others.

Rate: this varies according to the restaurant. The price typically includes the cost of the meal, as well as taxes, delivery charges, and a tip. Some restaurants charge fees for additional services. Apple Pay is accepted. You can pay for a monthly subscription called DashPass, which offers “$0 delivery fee and reduced service fees for those who spend $12 or more at any eligible restaurant.”

Coronavirus: DoorDash offers contactless delivery options to customers and tests various ways to limit contact during food delivery.

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If you trust Uber to get you around town, you may also trust the company when enjoying your favorite meal.

UberEats is a standalone delivery app that is available in a large number of cities. And while UberEats and Uber are different apps, they share many of the same features, like estimated delivery times and cashless transactions.

Availability: with a presence in 24 countries it covers more than 500 cities, such as Amsterdam, Austin, Baltimore, Singapore, Tokyo, Portland and many many more places around the world.

Rate: UberEats charges a service fee of 15 percent of the order subtotal, and there’s a small fee for orders under a certain amount (usually around $10). Rates may vary depending on the restaurant and location. UberEats has a $10 per month subscription service that gives you $0 delivery and 5 percent off orders over $15. It also offers gift cards.

Coronavirus: In addition to instituting contactless deliveries, Uber Eats is providing delivery staff with more sanitizing options and materials, as well as establishing other initiatives to help prevent the spread of the virus.

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Postmates is a bit different from the other food delivery services on our list. First of all, you will be able to get much more than food.

Postmates is a delivery service that will pick up almost anything from almost anywhere and deliver it to you. You are only limited by your location.

Availability: Postmates is available in more than 4,200 cities across the US.

Rate: there is an additional cost that is added to each order and during peak hours some extra may also apply. Postmates offers an “unlimited” service for $10 a month, with free delivery to select stores and restaurants on orders over $12.

Coronavirus: Postmates offers contactless delivery options and encourages customers to report if the dispatcher is unwell. The company has established a fleet relief fund to support employees with COVID-19 medical expenses. If a member of the company tests positive, she gets two weeks of sick leave paid for by this fund.

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InstaCart (iOS / Android)

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Instacart not only helps you shop online, but also offers delivery service in up to an hour, as long as the place where you buy is within your neighborhood.

However, if you only want to make the purchase online and pick it up in person at the market, the application also allows you to do so. Simply add items to your cart and a store associate will place your order. You can get everything from groceries and produce to liquor and housewares from over 20,000 retailers including Aldi, Publix, Costco, HEB, Wegmans, Lucky, Smart & Final, Safeway, Stater Bros, Petco and CVS.

Availability: Instacart delivers from 25,000 stores in 5,500 cities in the US and Canada.

Rate: retailers set prices for items delivered on Instacart; sometimes they match the prices in the store and sometimes they don’t. Some stores opt for a fixed percentage to cover the cost of the service. Delivery rates depend on the size of the order and the delivery time, and you will receive the exact rate in advance during checkout. Delivery fees start at $4, but additional fees may arise. Instacart also has an Express membership that gives free delivery on orders of $35 or more.

Coronavirus: Instacart has instituted a delivery option called “Leave at my door” so that quarantined customers can limit contact with delivery personnel.


Delivery.com is another delivery service that goes above and beyond. You will be able to buy your lunch, food, a bottle of wine and even clothes with this app.

Like Grubhub and Seamless, Delivery.com will not charge you a fee to use their service. Instead, the company takes a small percentage of the order total, before tips.

Availability– Over 12,000 merchants from over 100 US cities.

Rate: The app is free to use, but restaurants can charge a delivery fee and set a minimum for each order.

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goPuff (iOS/Android)

While many of the food delivery apps act as an intermediary between restaurants and customers, goPuff works more like a digital convenience store.

GoPuff offers everything from phone chargers and toilet paper to beer packs.

Availability: Currently available throughout the US, but its presence is strongest in many areas of the South and Midwest. His growth continues.

Rate: The app is free, but goPuff charges $2 per delivery. They also offer a $6 per month membership that includes free delivery.

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ChowNow (iOS)

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ChowNow has a two-pronged approach to food delivery: it works with restaurants to provide digital tools that can work directly from their own websites (an increasingly popular approach for these food apps), while engaging customers through its own app that allows them to order from many different restaurants in one place.

The app allows you to search for available restaurants in your area or browse according to the type of food you want (burgers, Thai, among others). It is a very clean and informative application that stands out for giving you all the information you need to make up your mind.

Availability: available in US cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Seattle and many other major cities.

Rate: ChowNow’s business services route prices to restaurants, so rates will depend entirely on the establishment and location. When you choose a restaurant, ChowNow will show you information about the delivery fees charged by that particular restaurant.

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