Sometimes you want the comfort of takeaway food, but your favourite restaurant doesn’t deliver. What’s a hermit foodie to do?
Australians have perfected the art of the takeaway meal – no matter the occasion or cuisine, everyone has a go-to source for nights when they simply have no desire to cook, and sometimes skip washing up by getting creative with plastic containers and pizza box lids.
But sometimes you don’t even want to leave the house – Game of Thrones waits for no person, and the spoilers definitely don’t. That also doesn’t mean you want to compromise on your palate’s cravings – the finest of TV shows deserves the finest of food. You want food from that restaurant to be conveniently delivered to your door.
Luckily, there are websites and apps which are already up and running to make this dream a reality. But which one suits you best? Take a look at the following delivery service round up – perhaps you could be eating in tonight, minus the effort!
Menulog has been operating in Australia for a few years already and delivers in a variety of locations. The delivery service allows you to browse menus from restaurants in your local area that may not offer home delivery. The delivery prices and delivery times vary for each of the restaurants, but the daily specials make second dinner seem like a rational adult decision.
Ranked #9 on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500, EatNow delivers your food from your favourite non-delivery local joint. Used by thousands of customers every day, EatNow works in a similar way to Menulog, being the middle man between you and your favourite meal. Restaurants set the delivery prices and wait time, and EatNow makes sure it gets to your door.
Foodora is a delivery service that focuses on premium restaurants, with over 5000 available globally. Acquired by Delivery Hero, Foodora has entered into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with an already large catalogue of restaurants to choose from. Foodora’s bike delivery system takes 30 minutes to get your cravings to your door, for a flat rate of $5.
Despite its Aussie name, Deliveroo was actually a London start-up founded by Will Shu. Realising a lack of good delivery options in the UK capital, Shu took it upon himself to find a way to deliver good food fast. Launching in Australia late last year, Deliveroo currently operates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with plans to further expand. Delivery fee is a flat rate of $5, and Deliveroo boasts an average delivery time of 32 minutes.
Newly launched overseas and trialling in Melbourne, the most popular ride-sharing company in the world is now letting your home food delivery take the front seat. Designed as a separate app to Uber, UberEATS offers delivery from partnered restaurants, for a flat delivery fee. Carrying over the tracking and rating features, you’re able to keep an eye on your food, so you can maximise your lunch break by timing the pick-up perfectly.