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Say goodbye to takeout and hello to food delivery apps

Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 03, 2017

Calling up a restaurant to order takeout is so old school. Now, there are apps that allow you to skip the phone call and get your food delivered straight to your door with just a few taps on a phone screen.

We looked at some of the top food delivery apps to find out which is the best one to download. The apps include Postmates, Uber Eats, Door Dash and Eat 24.

All four apps have slight differences when it comes to restaurants, fees and how easy they are to use. Not every app has the same restaurants on them, so you might have to use an app that has the restaurant of your liking.

Door Dash was the simplest app to use because there weren’t that many choices or suggestions to help you choose what to eat.

Eat 24, like many of the other apps offered food categories like American, Asian and Mexican to help you narrow down your choices.

We found when placing your order on each app you had to add your credit card and address, but for Uber Eats you did not. If you have an Uber Ride Share account, it's automatically synced up to that app. It cut the ordering time in half if you were a new user.

Although we used Postmates for ordering food, we learned you can use the app for ordering anything. Some use Postmates to order clothes to be picked up or getting an item from the drug store delivered to their house.

No matter which app you use there’s a place to save money by adding a promo code. But, you’ll need to watch out for hidden service fees outside of the usual delivery and tax fee.

A great feature all the apps have are alerts or push notifications letting you know where your food is and when it will be delivered.

Almost every app delivered the food we ordered 10 minutes earlier than their estimated arrival time. Uber Eats delivered right on schedule.  

After testing out each food delivery app, we concluded it’s best to download a few apps to meet all your needs.