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Nail ordering in: Your guide to food ordering apps

09 May 2016
Mariah - amaysim blogger


amaysim's content guru

I’ve put together a list of my favourite food ordering apps so all you have to decide is what you feel like eating.

You’ve just rushed home from a huge day at work and you’re starving. You open the fridge to look for dinner inspiration but all that’s staring back at you is two litres of milk, a bottle of Rose and a tub of hummus. That’s not dinner. I mean, it could be dinner but it doesn't exactly tick all of the food groups. Sound familiar?

Luckily, there is a wide range of food ordering apps that deliver breakfast, dinner and lunch options that can tickle all taste buds and cure any craving. But choosing which app to order from is almost as hard as choosing from the menu. I’ve put together a list of my favourite food ordering apps so all you have to decide is what you feel like eating.

Almost everyone has used Menulog and if you haven’t, well, you better start. Menulog has managed to get a huge variety of restaurants on board in suburbs all around Australia. You'll find both proper sit-down restaurants and casual take away joints on Menulog, and it’s super easy to browse the menus and reviews of all of the food outlets that deliver in your local area. The best thing about Menulog is that it encourages restaurants to give away free food - yes, free food! If you have a good browse on the app you'll be able to find restaurants that offer loyalty discounts or first-time freebies. Free spring roll with your first order of laksa? Don't mind if I do.


Foodora sounds like fedora but it’s not to be confused with that terrible excuse for a hat. This app was previously known as Suppertime and apart from the delivery guys and gals now wearing pink t-shirts, the app is very much the same. Foodora is great because it doesn't include every single restaurant in your local area. Foodora only has the good stuff. You’ll choose from a carefully curated list of restaurants that will include the best of the best. Want to eat lobster in your old pyjamas? Just Foodora it.

Hey You

If you're anything like me and are completely useless before your first sip of morning coffee, Hey You will have you covered. This handy little app, previously known as Beat the Q, is like having you favourite barista in your pocket…kind of. Hey You tracks your orders so you can order your dirty almond milk chai and side avo on toast from your fave cafe in seconds. Hey You doesn’t deliver but your order will be ready and waiting at the cafe, so you can grab breakfast or lunch on the run.

Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero is simple – it’s the app to use if you want to order from your favourite lunch and dinner places close to you. With Delivery Hero you don’t have to use your credit card to pay, you can pay with cash when the food arrives at your front door. It’s the perfect option for large groups or ordering in for late nights at the office.


I love Deliveroo. Not only because they have a cute little kangaroo as their logo but because they have a great range of restaurants. When you order from Deliveroo you won’t spend 50+ minutes pacing your living room waiting for your pizza. Mostly the app promises a 30-minute or less delivery time, which makes it a great choice for those times when you don’t have much time or hungry people on the verge of becoming hangry people. Plus, you can track your food in real time so you can be ready and waiting the moment it arrives.

I hope I’ve helped you get your head around the food delivery apps available and which one will be best for you. Speaking of food, I’m hungry.