1. From UberEATS to Zomato: 5 popular food delivery apps in India

From UberEATS to Zomato: 5 popular food delivery apps in India

From UberEATS to Zomato, here is a list of the popular food delivery apps in India.

By: | Published: May 3, 2017 5:33 PM
From UberEATS to Zomato, here is a list of the popular food delivery apps in India. (Image: Reuters)

Uber, the international taxi hailing service has now ventured into the food delivery sector in India, starting from Mumbai. Under the name UberEATS, it has partnered with more than 200 restaurants. The company is looking to expand into cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and others in the future. Uber has tied up with 200-300 delivery partners and will follow the food delivery business model, according to the company. UberEATS will charge restaurants a service fee to use the platform. When it comes to delivery, UberEATS will use a third-party service.

UberEATS is a famous service in 26 countries across the world. It had started as a business in the year 2014 in Los Angeles, and now has a presence in 78 cities around the world including Mumbai. Currently, UberEATS is presently a stand-alone app. Uber has chosen a tough market to enter India, as it is already crowded in the food delivery space which includes many key players like Zomato and Swiggy. Here is a list of 5 other apps which provide food delivery service in India.

Zomato

Where is it available: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Zomato was developed by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chadda in 2008. The app operates in India and abroad. It features a huge database of restaurants and food outlets. It currently operates in 23 countries, including India, Australia and the United States. The app got popular for its user interface and ease of use, apart from regular updates that keep bugs away. Zomato app also integrates a network of food enthusiasts and reviewers, who can review restaurants and their menu by creating profiles.

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Foodpanda

Where is it available: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Foodpanda is a highly popular online food delivery service in India. It was founded by Rohit Chadda, Akhilesh Bali and Amit Kohli in 2012, Its discounts and offers are one of the reasons for its popularity. Foodpanda lets users create profiles, save favourite restaurants and get quick access to them. Several payment options are also available.

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Just Eat

Where us it available: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8

Just Eat is another popular app especially in Indian metros. It may not be available in too many cities, but it offers relatively the same features and services as others including access to a large number of menus and restaurants and the ability to pay using cards or cash on delivery. It caters to nine Indian cities as of now, including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai among others.

Swiggy

Where is it available: iOS, Android

Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company based out of Bangalore. The app is directed towards the urban population, according to the company. It has its own exclusive fleet of delivery personnel to pick up orders from restaurants and deliver it to customers. It was founded by Rahul Jaimini, Sriharsha Majety and Nandan Reddy.

Tastykhana

Where us it available: iOS, Android

TastyKhana was founded by Shachin Bharadwaj and Sheldon D’souza in 2007. It gives users an instant access to its database of over 7,000 restaurants across India. It provides a few options to let users create profiles, save restaurant locations and their previous orders. You can choose to pay through net banking, cash on delivery or credit/debit card. Foodpanda had acquired this food delivery service in 2014.

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