Are you tired of getting groceries, or even walk to a shop to buy takeaways? When you looked at your fridge and there is no food inside. The moment you want to crash on the couch, and hope the food is ready in front of you. Do not worry, with so little inputs, food delivery apps can save up your time and frustration. Food will be delivered to your doorstep.
Food delivery applications offer a huge variety of cuisine styles to choose from. To get yourself started with these apps, simply create an account. Fill up information including your name, phone number, and email. After registration, share your location which allows the app to find restaurants near you.
The best thing about food apps features is browsing all the restaurants near you. Type a keyword in the search bar, to filter the cuisine for your preference. The food apps provide different categories including special offers, free delivery fees, discounted meals, popular restaurants near you, top-rated and fastest delivery time to choose from. Making your life even effortless. *USEFUL TIP* Do not forget to add your home & work address to facilitate future orders.
The reason why you should use a food delivery app?
Get rid of the traditional way, when you try to call the restaurant to order food. You picked up a call with a noisy sound, and people are talking in the background, you repeated several times trying to place an order. In the end, you still get your order wrong for some reason. As we know, we lived in one of the busiest cities in the world. Food delivery apps are here to help. Especially for individuals who lived alone and did not know how to cook or too lazy to do dishes. Working at the office till late, the food app can solve your hunger problem and reduce the time. How about your friends come to visit your house for a party all of a sudden, and you do not have time for preparation. Food apps can be handy, you can easily place an order from the website and via the mobile.
Deliveroo, first started in 2013, offers a fast and reliable food delivery service to customers. Customers can track the status of each preparation step, starting from the restaurant kitchen, all the way to your doorstep. On average the whole process takes 32 minutes from start to finish, which is excellent for individuals' tight schedules.
(Alicia) - I love that I can see a live feed of where my food is on the app. This lets me know that my food has been picked up and is on the way to my house.
(Dickson) - My food usually arrives within 20 minutes which is amazing. Also, Deliveroo deals with complaints in a timely manner, which says a lot with their customer service.
(Lyon) - Deliveroo provides a great user-friendly experience, it is clear and not complicated to use. Reimbursement for incorrect order or re-delivering if a food item is missing is also one of Deliveroo’s strong point.
(Jessie) - I use the app when it is raining or on weekends when I am too lazy to go out.
(Pam) - Deliveroo offers a monthly subscription delivery fee, where you can order an unlimited amount of time without having to pay for delivery. This subscription fee is especially valuable for avid users, who use the app quite often.
Foodpanda, founded in Germany, also provides food delivery services in various countries including Hong Kong. Its special features range from low minimum order prices to cash payment, which is great for people that do not want to use their credit card. On average the whole process takes 24 minutes, which according to our test was the fastest out of the bunch.
(Michael) - Foodpanda has a huge selection of payment methods to choose from, in case you don’t have a credit card. I can pay by cash on delivery, credit card, PayPal or Apple pay.
(Natalie) - I love that they do not have a minimum order fee and delivery fee during certain times.
(Ben) - Foodpanda gives me the opportunity to discover and experience new cuisines and restaurants around my neighborhood. If I enjoy a specific restaurant, I will recommend it to my friends and re-order from the same restaurant.
(Tina) - I am a vegetarian, so being able to filter through vegetarian restaurants near me is super convenient and stress-free.
Ubereats, founded by the transportation moguls Uber, not only offers a transport service to people but also provide a strong food delivery service. The user can place an order through the Ubereats application at a flat fee of $20 for each order. Out of the bunch, Ubereats is one of the most expensive options if you’re ordering a single meal, however, if you have multiple people ordering, it should not cause any issues.
(Alicia) - It is great to rate the delivery experience after I used the service. Once I am happy about the service, I can give a tip to the delivery driver.
(Joey) - On the Ubereats application images of the food, you are about to order are displayed beautifully, which makes even easier to decide which dish to choose.
(Dickson) - Being able to see the Ubereats driver’s name and portrait facilitates the delivery process.
(Alex) - Unfortunately, Ubereats does not cover my current living area, which is a bit of a bummer. However, my working area is covered and they offer a nice variety of cuisines.
(Daniel) - Having one application doing transportation and food delivery is an A+ in my book. I don’t need to download other applications and I can stay in one ecosystem.
(Emily) - It is incredible that Ubereats often offer promo code and discount, not only limit to new users but also to existing users.
51WM food delivery operates in many cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The app has 100,000 registered members, and it provides over 2500 restaurants in Hong Kong. The average delivery time is around 30 minutes.
(Christine) - It is one of the finest food applications available right now. It comes with a good package of discount deals and a variety of meal options which are easy to search.
(Jackson) - It’s fast and easy to order food online. Normally it arrives within 30 minutes when I order from Wan Chai to Causeway Bay during my lunch hour.
(Wong) - 51WM is super convenient, great selection and quick delivery. Sometimes the food is a bit cold due to packaging and travel but when you’re tired and don’t want to cook or leave your home, it's a no brainer
(Tammy) - Fast & convenient food delivery to your door with responsive customer service. Although some of the drivers seem to not be able to find my apartment.
Overall, we are blessed to be living in an era where food is literally right at our fingertips.
Hong Kong citizens are moving from conventional catering to various on-demand food delivery services. With a wide variety of restaurants, unlimited dish choices and the ability to pay in one click, on-demand delivery applications have no doubt made life easier. Gingfoodies are users of the GingFood mobile app.
Author: Alice Ng
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