When I moved to New York City, I was blown away. It had great comedy and public transportation and yada yada BUT THE FOOD! I instantly fell in love when I discovered just how many different cuisines I could sample in a given week, at any hour. I was flabbergasted how easy it was to order a BLT at midnight followed by Thai noodles at 3am if I was still hungry.
About a year after I moved here, the ads in the subway became blanketed with food delivery apps and websites. Combining an app with ordering food seemed like a match made in heaven, as you no longer had to be put on hold while ordering or risk your order being screwed up. You simply could go online from your phone or computer and have your food on its way within minutes. Unfortunately back then, most of the sites were limited to only 10-20 major cities in the US, so I didn't post about them on HIF. However, after revisiting the apps this week, I found most of these apps cover far more territory than I realized!
If you live near a city or even in the suburbs of a nearby metropolis, most of these sites should have at least a few participating restaurants. The best way to find out is to enter your zip code or address on their homepage. Many of the websites have a list of cities & areas they serve at the bottom of their main page too.
These sites also famously only give discounts on your first orders to new customers. However, they confirm your identity via your credit card. Soooo, if you have multiple credit cards and make a few different email accounts … well … 😉
Discounted Food Delivery Websites
Seamless – $7 off your first order of $15+ with no promo code needed as long as you use this link. It's been my go-to food delivery site for years.
Delivery.com – Another $7 off your first order of $15+ by using this link. One of the perks of Delivery.com is they're one of the few companies on this list that also lets you earn rewards. You earn 20 points per $1 spent and the points can be redeemed for gift cards or free food.
GrubHub – You'll save $7 on your first-time order over $15. I'm beginning to see a pattern here.
$7 off your first order This was recently upgraded to $15 in free credit, though I can't tell if there's a $15 threshold you need to hit or not.
Eat24 – Use code orderyelp to save $5 off your first order of $10+. This is Yelp's food delivery service, so they're one of the few companies that tie in Yelp scores when looking through restaurants.
Bring Me That – Use code bda3f3 to save $5 off your first meal.
Amazon Restaurants – They don't have a ton of eateries signed up yet, but AMAZON10 will take $10 off your first order if you happen to have one near you. Knowing Amazon, I imagine this service will explode in popularity soon.
Caviar – Promo code ORANGEBIRD nets you $5 off your first order of $25+.
Discounted Food Delivery Apps
Discounted Booze Delivery
Drizly – They don't sell food, but this new company delivers something equally important for some people – alcohol! Code DRIZLYDEAL should save $5 off your first order and your alcohol will be delivered to your door within 1 hour!
So there ya have it! If you're a human who eats food and enjoys occasionally letting somebody else cook for you, use some of these sites to score some discounted meals.3