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9 delivery apps that bring your favorite restaurants to you

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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When it’s spitting ice outside or you just don’t want to talk to another human being, these apps let your order your favorite warm (or cold) dishes at the tap of a button. You just have to get to the door and tip the driver, but don’t worry – you can take the blanket with you. 

1. DoorDash
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: This app boasts an impressive number of St. Louis options, a great friend referral credit option, and many filters to narrow your search.
Cons: It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options on the app’s rather cluttered landing page.
Find it: doordash.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

2. EatStreet
Average Delivery Fee: $2.50
Pros: Low delivery fees make the service easy on your wallet.
Cons: There are only a handful of options on this app so far, and depending on your location, they may only be available for carryout. Also, wait times average more than an hour.
Find it: eatstreet.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

3. Food Pedaler
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: The website is clean and simple, and the service is perfect for environmentally conscious food lovers, as employees deliver on bikes.
Cons: There’s currently no app available, and the website has a rather limited selection of restaurants depending on your location.
Find it: foodpedaler.com

Willing to withstand the chill? Check out 5 restaurants that make takeout a breeze. 

4. Grubhub
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: This service also boasts a large number of restaurants for any given location, and the app lets users filter by cuisine, rating and price.
Cons: Some restaurants have delivery fees up to $7, and nearly all have a minimum order price.
Find it: grubhub.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

5. Postmates
Average Delivery Fee: $5 (or a $10 monthly subscription fee), plus service fees and/or peak delivery time surcharge
Pros: The app is sleek, intuitive and offers high-end restaurants like Vicia, Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. and Polite Society. It has a unique friend referral program: your friend gets $100 delivery credit, and you get a $10 kickback.
Cons: This app tacks on a lot of fees, sometimes adding more than $10 to your final bill.
Find it: postmates.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

6. SkipTheDishes
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: With low fees and a clean, intuitive interface, this app is simple and convenient. Many restaurants like Mai Lee or Taste of Lebanon offer free delivery for orders that cost more than $25.
Cons: There are fewer filter options than other options on this list.
Find it: skipthedishes.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

7. UberEats
Delivery Fee: $6
Pros: The app homepage displays a convenient “Under 30 Minutes” section for when you just can’t wait, and the service offers a broad variety of restaurants and cuisines, as well as a nice referral discount (for you and your friend).
Cons: The $6 flat delivery fee is on the higher end, and that can make that gyro much pricier than intended.
Find it: ubereats.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

8. Seamless
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: The website and app have extensive filtering systems to prioritize low costs, quick delivery or high rating; other sorting options include restaurants with available coupons or online order tracking.
Cons: With delivery times frequently estimated at 45 minutes to an hour, this isn’t the speedy option when you need those burger and fries now.
Find it: seamless.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

If you still can’t decide which service to use, or you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choices out there, this last app is for you:

9. Bootler
This app displays restaurants in your delivery radius, finds the best delivery app service for you by time and fee, and then links you directly to its ordering page. It’s perfect for bargain hunters and indecisive shoppers.
Find it: gobootler.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

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Andie Divelbiss is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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The Scoop: Grub Go delivery service appears to be closed

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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From all appearances, it looks like local restaurant delivery service Grub Go is no longer doing business.

Layla owner Jason Sparks said he found out Friday, Jan. 13, when Grubhub, the online platform Grub Go uses to process orders, contacted him about an overdue meal delivery. Sparks said he contacted the Grub Go office and couldn’t get through. He then called his representative at Grub Go, who said the company was no longer in business.

Sparks said Grub Go still owes him approximately $2,200. “We’re talking a lot of money here,” he said.

Grub Go owner Peter Wheeler did not respond to repeated requests for comment or to confirm the closure. No closure information was available on the company’s social media or website, but all restaurants have been removed from the website.

Taco Circus manager James Lopez said the South City restaurant stopped using Grub Go about two months ago, and he still hasn’t received the remaining money Grub Go owes them.

“We haven’t heard anything from them, he said. “It’s a sad thing for a company to go out of business, but to go out like that is even more disappointing.”

5 Star Burgers owner Stephen Gontram said via text message that Grub Go still owes him for several weeks of deliveries during the holiday season. In his message, Gontram said he’s reviewing his agreement with Grub Go to see what recourse he may have, and he urged restaurants to use caution when using future-pay delivery services.

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