8 Food Apps Busy Girls Should Download
When you get home at the end of a long day, sometimes it’s just too hard to summon that extra creative energy to whip up something delicious in the kitchen. And let’s face it: In this crazy-busy world, that probably happens a lot. But a new breed of food delivery apps is primed to change at-home dining, and we couldn’t be ’appier. From delivery apps that send your favorite meals direct to your doorstep, to chef-created cuisine from local kitchens, to decadent dishes messengered from popular high-end restaurants, there’s something that appeals to every taste—and budget. They’re cashless, too. Scroll down to start downloading some of our favorites.
If you’re a fan of on-demand car service app Uber, then you’ll love its food app. It’s just like requesting a ride, but instead of taking you somewhere, an Uber will personally deliver your meal. UberEats loves to partner with restaurants from the neighborhood too, so you can savor the local flavor. So how does it work? Just open the regular Uber app and tap the plate icon, enter your location within the delivery area, and place an order. You can track your delivery and see your meal arrive curbside in a matter of minutes. The whole process is completely cashless, and you don’t have to tip the driver either; a simple five-star rating is thanks enough. If you like your food delivered in style, then download the app on iPhone and Android.
Do you struggle to make a healthy work lunch, and never have time to leave the office to grab something? Try out the new Munchery app. It will deliver delicious chef-made meals to you, wherever you are. This one has been particularly popular at our office, and for good reason; have you seen the menu? There’s a ton of variety, and all its chefs create the dishes from their local kitchens; they even make healthy meals for kids. What more could you ask for? Give it a go today via iPhone or Android.
When you’re hungry, you just want food fast, and thankfully that’s GrubHub’s specialty. The company offers free ordering for food delivery or takeout from more than 28,000 restaurants in 600+ cities. There are also plenty of in-app features, including menu reviews, restaurant information, by-cuisine or –menu item search, cash or PayPal payment, order tracking, and reordering past orders, and the app even accepts coupons and discounts. Try it out on iPhone or Android.
When we work as hard as we do, we deserve the best of the best, right? Well, RushOrder is here to help. The app only features the best food from the best restaurants. So how is this promise different from any other food app out there? Its main distinction is that more than 50% of the 200+ places are unique to the RushOrder platform, so you won’t find these restaurants (delivered) anywhere else. It’s super easy, too. You only have to place your order, and then everything else is taken care of. Better yet, you can use RushOrder 24/7. Download the app on iPhone or Android.
If you prefer to eat local, then this food app makes it, well, Seamless. The food delivery service lets you order directly from your favorite local restaurants. Ordering this way is even easier than eating. Simply browse the local menus, select what you want to eat, submit your order, answer the door when it arrives, and enjoy. Start ordering today via iPhone or Android.
We know this is probably one app that many of you already have, but it wouldn’t be a food delivery list without Eat24, would it? Besides, anyone who doesn’t have this in his or her iPhone or Android app arsenal needs it—stat. What’s so good about it? Well, this free and super-easy-to-use food delivery and takeout app lets you choose from more than 20,000 restaurants in 1500+ cities and growing. You can bookmark your favorites to save time, and it works inside the popular Yelp app, so you can see what other foodies think about your restaurant of choice. Download the app on iPhone or Android.
If you want your city’s best delivered in minutes, then you’ve come to the right app. Postmates delivers food in minutes using local couriers. Payment is easy and cashless, which we love. In addition to prepared food, you can have groceries and other retail items delivered to your door in under an hour. Impressive stuff. No wonder actress Shay Mitchell is a fan. You can download the app on iPhone and Android.
So you’re craving one of the top dishes at your favorite high-end restaurants, but it doesn’t deliver… Meet Caviar. Like other popular food delivery apps, Caviar lets you choose and place an order from a list of restaurants available in your area. But the major difference is in the features. You can order hours, even days, in advance or use Caviar Fastbite, which delivers pre-prepared meals in 15 minutes or less. You can customize your meal for taste or special dietary requirements, and all the payments, including tips, are processed in-app. Track your meal en route to see where your delivery driver is.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, then perhaps the investment will. Caviar was recently acquired by Square, owned by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and is valued at close to $6 billion. Give it a go on iPhone or Android.
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