food delivery apps
Food delivery is starting to become a really big deal. Companies are popping up all over the world. Their goal is to deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. However, there seems to be a large gap between the companies that do it well and the ones that don’t. In this roundup, we’ll try to show you the ones you should try first. This industry is relatively new. A lot of these companies are still struggling with things like software, infrastructure, and finding decent drivers. These problems will probably go away over time. However, they’re there for now. Here are the best food delivery apps for Android. Waitr, Deliveroo, and EatStreet Food Delivery are also excellent options in addition to what’s on the list! Finally, Amazon Restaurants is calling it a day after it didn’t quite work out in the US. 

  1. Instacart
  2. Postmates
  3. SkipTheDishes
  4. Uber Eats
  5. Individual food delivery apps


Caviar

Price: Free / Varies

Caviar is a food delivery service from Square. For those who don’t know, Square is the company that makes credit card readers that attach to your smartphone. The service offers most of the usual features. You can find restaurants in your area, order food, and have it delivered. There are additional features depending on the city you’re in. It’s only available in a few dozen cities in the US. We recommend checking out the Play Store listing for the full location list. It’s not perfect, but it works most of the time.

Caviar - best food delivery apps for android


DoorDash

Price: Free / Varies

DoorDash is one of the more mature food delivery apps. It supports over 300 cities in 32 markets. That’s a lot more than many that operate in the United States and Canada. The service also boasts a Yum score on restaurants. It not only factors in the quality of food, but also how well the restaurants work with DoorDash to get your food out in a timely fashion. They have partnered with a lot of popular restaurants as well. It’s easily one of the bigger food delivery services with a mobile app. It should be available in more places than most.


Eat24

Price: Free / Varies

Eat24 is one of the more popular food delivery apps. It also has one of the biggest footprints of any food delivery service. It boasts over 1500 cities and 30,000 restaurants. The app also features Yelp integration. Yelp owns Eat24 so that makes sense. Additionally, you’ll get Android Wear support, PayPal and Android Pay support, and more. The app doesn’t look half bad either. The service has its ups and downs. However, it seems to be a generally positive experience for most.

Eat24 - best food delivery apps


Foodpanda

Price: Free / Varies

Foodpanda is another popular food delivery app. It supports 450 cities, 26,000 restaurants, and 24 total countries. Most of its focus is around Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. The app offers most of the basics. You’ll be able to order food for delivery just like normal. It features a live tracking feature to see the location of your food and we like that feature a lot. Otherwise, it’s a simple experience. The app itself works well enough and has a decent design. It’s not the fastest like it claims. At least, it’s not always the fastest.

Foodpanda - best food delivery apps for android


Grubhub

Price: Free / Varies

Grubhub is another one of the most popular food delivery apps. It has a footprint of over 1,100 cities across the US. The app itself features a simple search, Android Pay support, PayPal support, a ratings system, and more. You can even pre-order food up to four days in advance for delivery at the time of your choosing. The app will also send you notifications letting you know the status of your order when it changes. We prefer Foodpanda’s live tracker option, but it’s definitely better than nothing. It’s fairly basic. However, we appreciate that it does the basics very well. It’s also available in a ton of places.

Grubhub is one of the best food delivery apps for android



Instacart

Price: Free / Varies

Not all food delivery apps bring you fully cooked meals. Instacart actually delivers your groceries. It supports stores like Whole Foods, Petco, and Costco. You simply make your list, they grab everything, and then they deliver it. The app only supports a handful of cities right now. We hope they plan on expanding sooner rather than later. It’s also a great way to have uncooked food delivered just in time for dinner so that you can make it yourself. Postmates and Amazon Prime Now are excellent alternatives to Instacart if this one isn’t supported in your area or you just flat don’t like it.

Instacart - best food delivery apps for android


Postmates

Price: Free / Varies

Postmates is one of the more unique options for food delivery apps. It can go get the usual stuff from restaurants or fast food places if you want. However, you can also send the driver to the gas station to pick up beer and snacks or to the grocery store to get a frozen pizza or something like that. Postmates basically lets you get anything delivered from anywhere. Thus, if you want something other than restaurant food, Postmates is a decent option. Some people have issues with it, but the same can be said for every app on the list.

Postmates - best food delivery apps


SkipTheDishes

Price: Free / Varies

SkipTheDishes has its ups and downs. However, it’s a very capable food delivery app. It offers delivery from restaurants in your area like usual. You can also save multiple addresses for quick recall. Some other features include remembering payment methods, order tracking (with GPS), and delivery scheduling up to 24 hours in advance. Like all delivery apps, there are the occasional issues with bad delivery drivers. However, you won’t escape that probably by switching apps. In terms of pure mechanics and choices, SkipTheDishes is pretty good.

SkipTheDishes is one of the best food delivery apps for android


Uber Eats

Price: Free / Varies

Uber Eats is the food delivery app made by Uber. It uses its existing infrastructure to deliver food. It supports dozens of cities around the world, including in the US. The service works basically like all of these other food delivery apps. You place an order and an Uber driver delivers it to you. It works fairly well for the most part. It’s about as reliable as any other service on the list. Like most, its problems seem to revolve around bad delivery drivers and communication issues. However, they don’t seem to appear too frequently.

Uber Eats is one of the best food delivery apps


Bonus: Individual restaurant apps

Price: Free / apps

A lot of food companies have their own apps for ordering food. Most chain pizza places like Papa Johns, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and others have apps. Fast food places like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and KFC are currently experimenting with their own food delivery apps in various countries. These have advantages over standalone services. There is a physical store you can go to if you need to return food, obtain a refund, or complain. Deliveries that don’t show up are rare. It’s a tighter, more reliable system for now. The only downside is that most restaurants don’t have this.

Domino's Pizza is one of the best food delivery apps


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