Best Apps for Food and Grocery Deliveries
With the coronavirus still spreading around the country, you should be practicing social distancing and staying home unless there is an emergency. That means that delivery apps become part of your daily life. You can use these apps to get deliveries for meals, groceries and alcohol. So here is a list of the best apps for food and grocery deliveries and some tips on how to save with each of them.
Caviar is not available everywhere, but still has a lot to offer. Caviar offers no-contact delivery, and new customers will get 15% discount. They have a selection of restaurants with no delivery fees. You can sign up here.
Delivery.com offers deliveries for liquor stores, grocery stores and laundry. It is not available everywhere, so check your zip to see if you can get deliveries through them. A good time to check out delivery apps now that people should be staying indoors. You can also get some extra cashback with shopping portals. The app is free to use, but restaurants may charge a delivery fee or have an order minimum. There is also a reward program to collect points with every order. Right now you can use code LOCALFIRST for free delivery off a minimum subtotal of $10. If you don’t have an account, you can also get $10 off your first order. Sign up here.
DoorDash is available in most areas around the country. It has a large selection of restaurants and probably even more now that more restaurants are turning to delivery apps. Right now DoorDash is offering no-contact deliveries as an option, in which delivery drivers drop off your delivery at your doorstep. DoorDash recently started delivering from convenience stores as well. New customers can get $5 off the first three orders. If you already have an account you can get 20% off every order with a SoFi Money debit card, and if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can also get the following benefits:
- Free DashPass for two years ($9.99/Month), which provides free DoorDash delivery and lower service fees from hundreds of restaurants on orders of $12 or more
- $120 statement credit for DoorDash ($60 in 2020 and $60 in 2021)
FreshDirect makes online grocery delivery and shopping fast and easy. Order the best of seasonal farm fresh food, great local finds, quick meal solutions and more. They also have beer and wine. Delivery fees could vary based on location, but they offer pickup as well. If you are a new customer, check for codes for first time orders. You can often find $50 off $99 discounts for first time customers, and they also have ongoing promotions. You can sign up here.
goPuff is a digital convenience delivery service operating in over 150 US locations, so it has a more limited coverage area than most apps listed here. Users can order items online or via the goPuff app and get the items delivered to their door. It can deliver goods typically found in convenience stores such as snacks, drinks, household items, toiletries as well as pet and baby products and more. Beer, wine and spirits are available for delivery in some markets. You can sign up here to get $15 in credit.
GrubHub, which also owns Seamless, also offers a no-contact delivery option. Grubhub has announced that it will delay referral fees from businesses in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which helps out small businesses. American Express Gold cardholders get the $10 monthly statement credit on Grubhub deliveries. You can sign up here.
Instacart delivers groceries and essential items to your door and is probably one of the most used apps right now. In fact Instacart is looking to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries. With this app you can order from almost any supermarket. It operates in 5,500 cities in North America. But if you try and place an order right now, you likley won’t be able to find any delivery slots for the next few days. Still very useful if you order ahead though. Sign up here to get $10 credit.
Postmates is available in thousands of cities and can deliver more than just meals from restaurants. You can also order other goods like alcohol and groceries. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the company is offering no-contact delivery and set up a relief fund for couriers who test positive for coronavirus. You can also get $100 in delivery fee credit.
Slice is an online food ordering platform for independent pizzerias. The company says their platform is used by over 9,000 pizzerias in more than 2,500 towns and cities in all 50 states. If you like pizza then it is worth checking out. You can sign up here.
Uber Eats is also one of the most popular apps and has almost any possible choice out there. The company is waiving delivery fees for independent restaurants. Additionally, Uber is offering free meals to first responders and healthcare workers across the US and Canada. You can also get BOGO deals at select restaurants until the end of the month and stack it with your with Amex Platinum card Uber credits for this month if you haven’t used them yet. If you do not have an account, you can also use promo code eats-enIz2ue to get $5 off your first order.
Besides these apps that let you order from many restaurants, supermarkets etc, there are also store specific services. There is Walmart Grocery app, Amazon Fresh, Target’s Shipt, Bj's, Cotsco and more.