Zomato lets you browse through the menus and prices of restaurants around Mumbai. Its ‘order online’ feature shows you restaurants that will deliver to your doorstep where you can order and pay online, or choose to pay with the delivery. However, the app also features places that do not deliver and so is just as useful to find a good place to eat wherever you are. A recent addition to the app lets you book tables at certain restaurants. With thousands of restaurants being featured across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Zomato is definitely the most popular app to scout eating options in the city.
Food Panda is quite similar to Zomato but relatively smaller. It has a much narrow focus, with listings of only those restaurants that deliver in a particular neighbourhood. The app specifically highlights restaurants offering discounts or special offers on meals. While Zomato is popular primarily for acting as a restaurant recommendation service as well as a network for food connoisseurs in the city, Food Panda is the go-to online food delivery service for a considerable percentage of Mumbaikars. Loyal customers swear by the various coupons and discount programmes run by the company.
Unlike delivery services offering access to menus from across restaurants, Box8 prepares its own food. However, the versatile menu spanning across cuisines, as well as its excellent customer service and cheap rates, has made the app a hit in the city of Mumbai. Offering all-in-one boxed meals that are perfect for a work lunch, as well as a biryanis, wraps and pizzas, the service saves customers the time required to scan through menus of multiple restaurants. The service has outlets across the city and so rarely fails to deliver within the promised 38 minutes.
Swiggy, like Zomato and Food Panda, offers access to menus from restaurants spread around the city. Payment options include online as well as cash on delivery. A huge advantage of this service over its competitors is that it claims to require no minimum quantity for your order to be placed. However, the app at the moment doesn’t offer restaurants in most of Navi Mumbai, so patrons remain concentrated in the city.
Much like Box8, Hola Chef offers a range of meal options from across cuisines under a single service. With new daily menus for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner, as prepared by celebrated chefs from around the city, this app has gained a considerable following among working Mumbaikars looking for new and healthy lunch options. The food, packaged in microwavable dishes with disposable cutlery, can be slotted for delivery at a particular time in advance.
This app lets users order fresh, healthy food to be delivered to their doorstep. Though a little pricier than Box8 or Hola Chef, the food is uniquely delicious and wholesome. However, the service is available only in select parts of the city as of now. Regardless, Innerchef is becoming the go-to food delivery app for the health conscious with its specialization in salad combos and meals with carefully handpicked and wholesome ingredients.