23 December, 2019
The reasons are plenty; someone is coming home at short notice, the cook did not turn up, or you don’t feel like cooking, the holiday mood got to you, or you just plain felt like eating something special. Whatever be the excuse, online food delivery apps are there to rescue you. With more and more people jumping onto this bandwagon, in most cities, you have plenty of choices to pick from.
Apart from the early entrants into the field like Swiggy, Zomato, Foodpanda, etc., many small scales local apps are also working, which work as aggregators helping many home cooks to turn entrepreneurs. Indeed, an instant option to choose from and place an order can really prove to be a blessing at times for many people. Indians are taking to this in a big way, and for many seniors living alone, this is helpful as well. Take your pick from among the many apps listed below to get going.
Perhaps, one of the most popular among the food delivery apps, Swiggy, seems to be ruling the roost currently. Their ads are also kind of unique and interesting, and you can’t help but take notice. They provide you choices from among the various food joints around your area. You need not place any minimum order for them to deliver, which is a big plus, and they do deliver fast. After placing the order, you could easily track the order using your app as well. In parts of Gurugram, they have also launched the daily meal option called Swiggy daily, with the promise of multi-cuisine home-cooked food to choose from. Swiggy can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Zomato is another food delivery aggregator that is available for Android and Apple devices. Their mission statement says, ‘Shaping the future of food,’ and from their launch in Delhi 11 years ago, they now serve people of 10000+ cities in 24 countries. They allow you to browse the various options that you have and place your order and also track it till it gets delivered. They concentrate on the quality of food and provide food hygiene ratings for your convenience.
This app is available for both the Apple and Google Play Store and is available in 15 countries and 260+ cities globally. Their stated mission is ‘Bringing good food into your every day.’ They firmly believe in creating experiences around the food you deliver, and it is easy to place the order on the app, and then track it. The choices are from among the favorite restaurants in the nearby area.
The cab aggregator Uber also jumped into the online food delivery business with Uber Eats and is available in most major cities in the country. The method of use is the same as the other apps, wherein you need to browse, choose and place the order, and can then track it. With a presence in more than 45 countries and 500+ cities, Uber Eats is also a major player on the online food delivery scene, providing you some good food options for ordering. Uber Eats can be installed on Android and iOS devices as well.
This online food app is delivering in 15 cities across India and is a good option for people living in these cities to look up. There are usually some promo codes available as well as, they provide loyalty program options to customers. This app has been in operation since 2011 and has picked up some loyal customers along the way.
Apart from these, if you prefer to eat some pizza, you could download the Domino’s or the Pizza Hut app and use it also. Besides these, many small apps are local to specific cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. Many popular restaurants also have put up their apps using which you can place your orders for food. With the advent of these apps, each trying to establish their presence and popularity, most of them provide various promotional offers, and it is a good time now to check out the online food ordering options.
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