Assessing Your Different Food Delivery Options

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It used to be that, if you wanted some food but you didn’t want to go through the trouble of making it, your only option would be to hop in the car and head out to a restaurant. With phones came takeout delivery options, which made it a lot easier (and a bit lazier) to order food directly to your door. And now, with smartphones, all it takes is a tap of a button. There are plenty of food delivery options out there, and while they’re largely the same, they’re all a little bit different. Here’s what you need to know about them.


At more than 10 year old, GrubHub is one of the oldest online food delivery services out there, meaning it’s had more time to establish than most other rivals. Accordingly, GrubHub has probably the best reputation out of all the similar services. Not only is it available almost everywhere, but it’s also got tons of options to choose from, wherever you may live. While other food delivery options might offer interesting twists on their service, you can always rely on GrubHub for local delivery from your computer or phone.


Uber took the world by storm by reinventing the concept of ridesharing, and now it’s attempting to branch out and increase its offerings to include food delivery. While the service is about a year old, it’s still limited to certain cities across the world like New York City, Toronto, and Barcelona. As well as working only in a limited number of areas, the service is also limited to a certain number of restaurant offerings each day. The one thing Uber does really well? It promises to have your food delivered within 10 minutes. We’ll have to wait and see if UberEATS takes over the world like its ridesharing app did.


Much like UberEATS, Postmates is still growing its reach, but unlike UberEATS, it’s available in many more cities. While you still won’t be able to order Postmates everywhere quite yet, the service works in about 40 cities. Otherwise, you can expect a similar experience from Postmates as you would from UberEATS or Grubhub, but with one notable addition – you can order more than just food for delivery. So, if you don’t feel like going out to collect your dry cleaning or even a snack from a convenience store, fire up Postmates instead.


Facebook is a giant of the Internet, truly one of the most popular websites on the planet. So, it makes sense that, as times change, it’s focusing its efforts in many different areas in order to stay relevant. As you can see, food delivery services are booming, so Facebook has decided to start incorporating a food delivery option into already-existing business pages. While the Facebook food delivery service won’t yet deliver you food that a restaurant wouldn’t already deliver, it’s counting on making it easier for you to indulge in your cravings while keeping you glued to its website.

All in all, it’s a pretty exciting time to be a foodie. These delivery services, especially as they grow to include more options and availability, offer a future where any food you might be craving–whether it’s sushi, prime rib, or frozen yogurt–is just a click away. If that, or at least something like that, sounds good to you, all you need to do is open up your phone’s app store and install one of these apps.  

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