There has never been a better time to order delivery than today. Not only does ordering takeout reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is also far more convenient than in years past. There are plenty of delivery services on the market that can pick up your favorites for you—even if your favorite restaurant itself doesn’t offer a delivery service.
Keep reading to learn more about the best delivery services out there (including how to save big).
Top Food Delivery Services
When it comes to fast and convenient delivery, what are your options?
It’s hard to beat the convenience of Grubhub, which is why it’s one of the top services in the delivery industry. With this service, you’ll have access to over 300,000 restaurants in over 4,000 cities in the United States.
Those who join Grubhub+ will pay $9.99/month for perks like free delivery. People who don’t join this program will have to pay a roughly $1.99 delivery fee and $1.29 service fee; these prices do not include tips, sales taxes, and the base cost of the food itself. It’s worth noting that Grubhub’s pricing markup tends to be less than that of its competitors.
- Free first-time delivery
- App-exclusive perks that can result in hundreds of dollars in savings
- Grubhub+ offers members free delivery, free food, and even more perks
- Grubhubbers can look for exclusive discounts in their area using the official site or app
- College students can get a discount
DoorDash offers a similar platform to Grubhub in that it allows customers to choose from hundreds of thousands of restaurants and even lets Dasher customers check the status of their order. With over 300,000 restaurants in both Canada and the United States, you’ll never be left without options when you choose DoorDash.
Pricing will vary based on several factors, including location and whether or not DoorDash is partnered directly with the restaurant from which you order. In general, though, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5 to $8 on the service fee alone. Those who subscribe to DoorDash Pass at $9.99/month get free delivery (which does not include tips) on orders over $12.
Subscribing to the premium DoorDash Pass earns you free delivery on orders over $12 and no service fees. Additional discounts vary by location, so customers need to check the app frequently for discounts from their favorite restaurants.
Uber doesn’t just operate as a rideshare service; it also offers food delivery services through Uber Eats. Unlike its competitors, Uber Eats drivers don’t pick up multiple orders at once, significantly reducing delivery time. However, this fact also means that the bill is pricier than other delivery services.
Initially, Uber Eats offered a flat $4.99 delivery fee. Now, though, that fee varies based on location, delivery distance, and the number of drivers available. Customers can expect to pay around $2 to $3 for the service fee, and smaller orders can be subject to a $3.99 small order delivery fee.
Those interested in Uber Eats discounts can search for available coupons online.
When it comes to options available in the United States, Postmates comes out on top; this company offers delivery from more than 600,000 locations.
People will have to pay a roughly $2.99 delivery fee and $2.42 service fee; these prices do not include tips, sales taxes, and the base cost of the food itself. Those who join Postmates Unlimited ($9.99/month or $99.99/year) get free delivery on orders over $12 and are not subject to higher fees during busier hours.
- New customers can use the code GET100 to receive $100 worth of free credit
- Use the code 5CREDIT to get $5 off your next 5 orders
- Postmates Unlimited members can receive exclusive discounts