There are many options when it comes to choosing a food delivery service. Diners want their food to be hot, fresh, and arrive quickly. In addition to these things, restaurant owners realize that, right or wrong, the delivery may be viewed as an extension of the restaurant, so they want a service that will represent them with class. Of all the services we reviewed, we have narrowed it down to DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and Postmates. These platforms allow customers to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered to their homes or work. Let’s jump right in!
Our number one pick is DoorDash, a delivery service founded in 2013 in San Francisco, California. It partners with over 340,000 restaurants in more than 4,000 cities, and it is known for its partnerships with popular chain restaurants. DoorDash also offers a subscription service called DashPass which gives customers free delivery and reduced service fees on eligible orders. We have found DoorDash to be the most reliable, and they have the best customer service.
Number two on our list is GrubHub, a delivery service that was founded in 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. It partners with over 300,000 restaurants in more than 3,000 cities, and it is known for its user-friendly website and app. GrubHub also owns Seamless, an online food ordering service for urban areas in the US and London.
Up next is Uber Eats, a delivery service that was launched in 2014 by ride-hailing giant Uber. It partners with over 350,000 restaurants in more than 6,000 cities and is known for its quick delivery times. As of 2021, Uber Eats is a separate division of Uber and operates as a independent company.
And findally we have Postmates, a delivery service that was founded in 2011 in San Francisco, California. It partners with more than 500,000 merchants in the United States, including restaurants and retailers. Postmates is known for its “Fleet,” a network of contract drivers who can deliver food as well as other goods. We believe they are the best when it comes to overall delivery, but that’s for another list!
In general, all of these services have similar offerings, which includes ordering food for delivery from local restaurants. Some are known for partnering with a particular kind of restaurant or for providing additional services like delivery of other goods. All these service providers have different pricing and promotions that change from time to time and depends on location, so it might be worthwhile to compare prices and offers before placing an order.
All four companies have mobile apps and websites, making it easy to order and track deliveries and also offer promotions, discounts and special offers to customers.
When choosing between DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and Postmates, the best option for you will depend on the restaurants and services available in your area and what features you value most in a food delivery service. Oh, and you don’t have to choose just one. You can pick and choose or even use all four!