TOP 10 FOOD DELIVERY APPS FOR SMART FOODIES IN INDIA
With continuous influx of professionals in cities and rapid urbanization of Indian landscape, the food delivery and restaurant segment is now thriving at a blistering pace. Adding to this scenario is an increasing number of smartphones and food delivery apps. Food delivery apps have now become a big hit with tech-savvy individuals across India. Here is a list of top 10 food delivery apps in India that you can download on your smartphones to order food on the go and from the comfort of your homes. Be a smart foodie and get yummy dishes from your favourite cuisines at your doorsteps.
Remember that feeling when you hungrily opened your lunch dabba during recess and the aroma of your maa ke haath ka khana engulfed your senses? We all carry the memories of this experience in our hearts for life. Mukesh Manda and Chaitanya Degala, tired of the canteen and restaurant food, decided to work towards transforming this feeling of nostalgia, back to an easily accessible experience. In August of 2015, they started TinMen with the idea of providing economical home-cooked food. Today, the user-friendly app has about 40 registered home chefs, along with their respective menus that update every week. The consumers are required to place their orders either the night before, or schedule their meals for the whole week at one go. These orders are then placed to the chefs, who prepare meals on the very day of delivery, to suit the need perfectly, hence completely avoiding food wastage due to lost inventory. In the beginning, TinMen delivered only lunches, to corporates, but now they’ve expanded to delivering dinners too at both, corporate and residential spaces. Homemade, freshly cooked food ensures quality too. While this bridges the gap between home chefs and a large population of the city looking for healthy, home-cooked meals; it also provides an opportunity for the home chefs passionate about cooking. TinMen starts by sampling chef’s food and then requesting them to register with FSSAI and only then brings them onboard. TinMen module makes sure no inventory is lost with their chefs and remunerates them based on the number of orders prepared.
Homemade. Economical. Hassle-free delivery. Made with Love. Have you ordered your TinMen dabba yet?
Website : Tinmen.in
Founded by Rohit Chadda, Akhilesh Bali and Amit Kohli in 2012, Foodpanda is the most popular food delivery app in India. It is free to download on Android and iOS platforms. It has a larger database of restaurants in metropolises, cities and major towns. Foodpanda lets users create profiles, save favourite restaurants and get quick access to them. It offers different payment options including cash on delivery and debit / credit cards.
Developed by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chadda in 2008, Zomato is free to download on all three leading mobile platforms: Windows smartphones, iOS and Android. The app operates in India and abroad. It features a huge database of restaurants and food outlets. You can even get to know about ‘thelas’ on offer. It is extremely easy to use and gets regularly updated to keep bugs away. Zomato app also integrates a network of food enthusiasts and reviewers. You can choose from restaurants for dining based on their reviews. You can review restaurants and their menu by creating a profile on their website.
TastyKhana was founded by Shachin Bharadwaj and Sheldon D’souza in 2007. Available on Android and iOS platforms, it enables users to get 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 acquired this food delivery service in 2014.
Kallol Banerjee and Jaydeep Barman are the founders of this food delivery app that hit the market in 2011. Faaso’s food delivery app is compatible with Windows Phones, Android and iPhones. It is mostly used in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Pune. The app is fairly simple to use and allows users to customize their orders in multiple ways.
Swiggy food delivery app is the latest entrant in the Indian market. Founded by Rahul Jaimini, Nandan Reddy and Sriharsha Majety in 2014, Swiggy started operating in Bangalore and spread out in Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi NCR in 2015. It is a single window for foodies to order food from a wide range of restaurants from any neighbourhood. Supported by an exclusive fleet of delivery boys, Swiggy provides efficient service. Unlike other food delivery apps, Swiggy has no minimum order policy. The USP of Swiggy is one delivery at a time ensuring fast and reliable service. Moreover, it offers lucrative coupons and deals.
Founded by Pushpinder Singh in 2012, FoodMingo is currently operating across Hyderabad, Pune, Banglaore and Aurangabad. Available for free download on Android, iOS and Windows phones, FoodMingo app enables users to order food online from and book tables at restaurants of their choice. It also offers coupons and deals from its partner restaurants in those cities. Users of FoodMingo app can track their orders in real time.
Compatible with Android smartphones, this food delivery app is very helpful for train travellers in India. As the name suggests, TravelKhana enables travellers to order food of their choice from their train compartments. It relieves travellers from the ordeal of eating junk food on railway platforms. TravelKhana operates 24 hours to deliver fresh food in over 2000 trains across India. You can also use TravelKhana app to check the PNR status of your booking and time table of trains.
Domino’s pizza delivery app is mostly popular with pizza lovers across India. It works on Android, Windows Smartphones and iOS. The app provides users with the easiest way to order food without making a call. The unique feature of Domino’s Pizza delivery app is that it allows users to apply coupons to their orders and also choose the mode of payment as per their convenience.
Download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Dominos
Just Eat is one of the fast-growing food delivery apps in India. It lets users locate restaurants and order food on the go. It delivers orders from over 3000 restaurants and lets users choose from 52 cuisines and 3 lakh dishes. Just Eat food delivery app saves users’ address and provides them with coupons to let them save on time and money respectively.