With so many food delivery apps, how can you even tell which one is the best?
We've tried out the following delivery apps to find the fastest, most efficient, and cheapest way to get your food to you!
Ordering an Uber is one of the easiest things you can do on your phone these days. And now Uber has expanded into UberEATS
, which works with participating restaurants and fast-food chains to help deliver food right to your doorstep. UberEATS has more essential D.C. restaurants on its menu, including ArepaZone, Bethesda Bagels, and Shawafel. McDonald's has recently partnered with UberEATS to get you your late-night treats. There really isn't a restaurant in the District that you can't buy from through UberEATS, and they typically deliver all over and even into Virginia and Maryland.
The only drawback is time: In my experience, it generally takes my food about an hour to get to my apartment. Granted, I live in Northeast D.C. but when you're hungry, waiting an hour isn't always as easy as it seems. Even so, UberEATS will allow you to track your driver and see where your food is -- which is a pretty big upgrade in the delivery app world. The app does provide different holiday specials, so it's worth the download.
seems to be the original food delivery app. When you order through Grubhub, you pay only the restaurant and its own drivers, unlike UberEATS. Servicing 93 restaurants in the DMV, including Mediterranean, Thai, Italian, and desserts, Grubhub has plenty of options to choose from. It also gives you an accurate timeframe of when your food should be delivered, though it will not show the location of your driver.
Another huge perk of the app itself is that they often post coupons for restaurants! You can also win free delivery, money off your order, or a free drink on a little game that the Grubhub app holds from time to time throughout the year.
, the app that delivers pretty much anything. I don't use Postmates that much for food delivery, but here is when the app becomes essential: when you're sick. This app is perfect for when you need cold medicine, soup, Kleenex, and whatever other items you may need when you're feeling your most icky. Even though many of us live in the city, it can be hard to pull yourself out of bed for a trip to CVS, Walgreens, or WalMart. But Postmates has you covered.
This app will show you both your driver's location and an ETA. It does get a little pricey, though. Recently, the delivery company created Postmates Unlimited where you pay $10 a month to get free delivery on orders over $25. Also, keep an eye out for promo codes!
Is there another delivery app we're missing on this list? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!