4 Popular Online Food Delivery Apps Now in the Philippines

Are you looking for popular online food delivery apps available in the Philippines? Check these 4 mobile applications that deliver food at your door step. Aside from various hotline numbers of fast foods and restaurants in the Philippines, you can also order your food online.

There are independent delivery companies you can utilize to satisfy your hunger and food cravings without the need to leave your home. These companies also have developed a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. These apps will allow you to order food delivery at your convenience.

Food delivery, for the longest time, is the best option whenever you crave dishes that you are not capable of or not in the mood of cooking at home. The likes of ‘Lechon,’ delicacies (kakanin), pizza, Kare-kare, milk tea, and fancy coffee require time to prepare.

To satisfy your cravings for these dishes and drinks, you can just dial the respective food delivery hotline numbers, or use an app on your smartphone devices.

According to the statista.com, there is expected to be 40 million smartphone users in the Philippines by 2020. I do not know if this is a good analogy.

If the trend will continue to go higher, there may have a chance that Filipinos will resort more to using food delivery apps on their mobile devices to order their meals. As an effect, those who rely on food delivery using the hotline numbers will decline.

To tap on this potential, there are various online companies that have developed food delivery apps to address the demand of these customers. These apps will cater to those who would want to stay at home but still want to enjoy their favorite pizza, cake, pasta, and fancy coffee in just 60 minutes or less after they place an order online.

You can find below the list of food delivery apps which you can use to order your dishes and drinks online. There are also selected apps which you can order grocery and have it delivered at your home.

To use these apps, you need to have it installed on your iOS or Android devices that have an internet connection. Registration is also necessary though there are applications that allow login using your Facebook account.

Food Delivery Apps Online in the Philippines List

LALAFOOD

This app accepts food and drinks delivery from 10 am to 10 pm Monday to Sunday. Currently, they cater to customers residing in Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan City, Taguig, and Quezon City. They support intercity delivery.

You only have to order the specific food that you want as there is no minimum bill requirement. They have wide selections of foods and drinks coming from more than 800 registered merchants and sellers.

You can download the Lalafood on Google Play Store and iOS App store. The app will use your location to facilitate the delivery and to discover nearby restaurants relative to your address.

They deliver food in 45 minutes or less. The initial delivery fee is Php 40.0 pesos and increases by Php 8.0 per kilometer. Their current payment method is cash on delivery.

This food delivery app has an ongoing promotion wherein new users can enjoy 3 free delivery coupons upon registration to their app.

The basic details for you to sign up for an account is your full name, valid email address, personal mobile phone number, and delivery address.

FoodPanda Philippines

This food delivery app is probably the biggest (in terms of presence) in the list of an independent delivery company operating in the Philippines. They have a presence in major cities in the country such as in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao City. They are also available in Baguio, Tagaytay, Naga, and Cagayan De Oro.

Foodpanda has more than 400 registered restaurants that offer more than 30 different cuisines to satisfy your taste buds anytime and anywhere, even till the middle of the night.

You can place your order online at foodpanda.ph or through your android or iOS devices via their app. Foodpanda accepts different payment options such as cash on delivery, paypal, debit card, and credit card.

There are registered restaurants that have minimum order requirements. Delivery fee varies depending on your locations. There are also restaurants that offer free delivery.

This app requires registration. You can register using your Facebook account or by supplying your full name, email address, mobile number, and your desired password.

GrabFood Philippines

Here is another food delivery app that started as a transportation network company which later on, expanded its service to food delivery in various countries in Southeast Asia. GrabFood operates in various cities in the Philippines.

Currently, they are available to customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, and Cebu City. They are continuously expanding to accommodate customers in other major cities in the Philippines.

Placing an order is very simple as it only requires you 5 steps to complete the whole process. GrabFood’s delivery hours, however, varies depending on the city it is serving. GrabFood service also depends on the operating hours of the participating restaurants. If your chosen restaurant is not available during a particular time, grab will list it as unavailable.

Grabfood charges delivery fee which is shown in the app prior to ordering your food. The good thing is that they do not have a minimum purchase. You can pay your order through GrabPay credits, and by adding your debit and credit card to your grabpay wallet.

To use GrabFood, you need to install Grab App which is available to your iOS and Android devices. This app also requires member registration. To sign up for an account, you need to type in your full name, personal mobile phone number, and your valid email address.

Zomato PH

Zomato Philippines is helping local food lovers find the nearest and the best restaurants, cafés, and bars of a particular niche depending on their given location. They also help the users view the food menus, photos, reviews, and ratings for their chosen restaurant.

Currently, they have collections of top restaurants in Metro Manila, Cebu, Laguna, and Rizal arranged based on the type of meal whether it is for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Zomato also shows the respective type of cuisine, the estimated cost per two persons, address, and operating hours of restaurants.

Aside from that, Zomato also offers food delivery service based on the users’ given delivery address.

To signup, you can use any of the 3 options: with your Facebook account, Google account, or your email address.

Conclusion

These food delivery apps have advantages and disadvantages. What you can do is download all the food delivery apps on your device and try each one of them to have a first-hand experience of their service.

You can consider the apps’ user experience. Check if it is easy to use and its features are beneficial for you as customers. Availability of service in your location, you need to determine if the app is operating in your city.

The delivery fee per order plus you need to determine if it requires a minimum delivery amount. Check also the list of partnered restaurants as there are restaurants that are only tie-up to a specific delivery company.

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