Food Delivery Services in San Francisco
Updated: Jan 21, 2019
Even though San Francisco has some of the best restaurants in the country, there are going to be days and nights you just don’t want to leave the couch. Luckily, the city has a bunch of food delivery programs, so you can get everything from Thai to tacos brought right to your door.
Here are the best apps and how they work:
If you only download one restaurant delivery app, this is the one to download.
Food is organized by cuisine, as well as other categories like “Caviar Secret Menu,” “Date Night,” “Delivery Under 30 Minutes,” and “Trending Dishes.”
Caviar delivers food from some of SF’s best and most popular restaurants, including everyone’s favorite go-to, Souvla (Greek-style spit-fired meats that come wrapped in pita or in a salad), as well as Nopalito (upscale Mexican), RT Rotisserie, Media Noche (Cuban sandwiches and bowls), and Little Star Pizza.
DoorDash delivers food from restaurants within a certain delivery range.
Popular restaurants on DoorDash include 4505 Burgers & BBQ, The Taco Shop at Underdogs, and Grubstake. There are also several chain restaurants, like Panda Express, Papa John’s Pizza, and California Pizza Kitchen.
Uber Eats is just like what it sounds like: an Uber driver will deliver your food right to your door.
Uber Eats restaurant options include everything from McDonald’s to Ike’s Place (popular and delicious sandwiches) to Shanghai Dumpling King to a couple of SF’s best burger joints. Tipping is optional after the meal is delivered.
Use code eats-hqwmm to get $5 off your first order with Uber Eats.
Get delivery from any store or restaurant.
Postmates works a little differently than the other delivery apps in that you can order anything you want from almost any store or restaurant that offers take-out in the city. While a lot of restaurants have set menus on the app, you also have the option to type in a custom order if the menu isn’t available. Sometimes it's amazing, other times it's not so you should make sure this isn't the only app you have. Postmates offers a $9.99/month subscription service where subscribers receive free delivery on all orders over $20. Those orders are also never surged.
Eat24 is a great option when you’re in the mood for Chinese, Indian, sushi, Thai, or pizza.
Eat24 is owned by Grubhub and offers both delivery and pick-up. Keep in mind: the the restaurants can be hit or miss. It’s a good idea to refer to the rating system, so that you don’t end up with a disappointing meal.
Get a variety of ready-to-eat dishes or a cooking kit for two that can be made in 15 minutes.
Muchery offers a rotating menu of dishes that arrive prepared; all you need to do is heat them up. Cooking kits for two are also available, as is a small selection of premium products, like cheese, olive oil, and handmade chocolate.
Get groceries delivered from local stores or place an order for pick-up.
When you need something from the grocery store, but you can’t face the checkout line, Instacart has you covered. You can order everything from fresh wild salmon to Kettle Brand potato chips to cold medicine, and you can feel good about it since all orders come from local markets. Tipping is optional and can be done in the app before the delivery or up to 14 days after. You can also adjust the tip after the order has been received.