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San Franciscan Food Delivery Apps For Awesome Eats
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San Franciscan Food Delivery Apps For Awesome Eats

Picture of Mary Slattery
Updated: 5 December 2016
These days, there is an app for everything and with technology right at our fingertips everything is on demand. That includes great food; we list the best delivery apps to take the worry out of what to eat in San Francisco.
Spicy Japanese Char Broiled Beef with Sautéed Vegetables and Coconut Basmati Rice | Munchery on Pinterest
Spicy Japanese Char Broiled Beef with Sautéed Vegetables and Coconut Basmati Rice | © Munchery

Munchery

Munchery offers meals made by renowned chefs with fresh, seasonal ingredients. With multiple chefs of all different backgrounds and styles, the daily changing menus contain plenty of variety. Entreé options include spicy Japanese char-broiled beef with a side of sautéed vegetables and coconut basmati rice, lemon basil grilled tofu over kale, and roasted pesto chicken breast with pasta and green beans, ranging from $9.95-$13.95 and a $2.95 delivery charge. Sides include Caesar salad and tomato soup and kids’ options such as sloppy joes or angel hair pasta and shrimp, starting at $5.50.

The entrées, salads, sides, and kids’ meals arrive to your door chilled and in microwave- and oven-safe containers. The final step before serving is as simple as drizzling dressing or minimal heating. Each meal description includes a photo, ingredients, nutrition, preparation instructions, and which chef prepared it. Meals can be ordered on demand with select delivery windows or scheduled conveniently up to a week in advance. Meals sell out early in the day, so it is best to order in advance. They also offer promo codes with your first order and referral coupons when a friend uses your referral code.

Munchery holds social responsibility high on its priorities list so every time you order a meal, the company feeds someone in need through a local food bank because, as they say, everyone deserves a good dinner.

Pulled Pork & PBR Burrito | Sprig
Pulled Pork & PBR Burrito | © Sprig

Sprig

Launched in November 2013, Sprig strives to create dishes that taste great while never overdoing it in terms of oil, fat, and salt. Their team of award-winning chefs only use fresh and locally sourced ingredients from places such as Petaluma Ranch and Terra Firma Farms to create simple, healthy, and tasty meals.

They offer a few lunch and dinner menu options which change daily in the three cities the app covers; San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Chicago. By using the app, fresh delicious and artfully prepared food is just three clicks away, with the average delivery time being 15 minutes.

Lunch and dinner items such as pulled pork and PBR burrito and Chinois chicken salad range from $9-12 with a $2.75 delivery fee. Each menu item description contains ingredients and nutritional information, including other applicable information like level of spiciness or vegetarian. Sprig’s packaging is compostable to limit their impact on the environment.

4 Formaggi pizza at Pizzeria Delphina | Caviar
4 Formaggi pizza at Pizzeria Delphina | © Caviar

Caviar

Caviar partners with the best restaurants in the city to deliver gourmet quality food right to your doorstep. Established in 2012, Caviar now operates in 15 cities across the nation, including the San Francisco and the Bay Area, Dallas, and Portland.

Browse the visual menu online, which displays the various restaurants in your city and a brief, witty description of the type of food they offer. Check out the website to explore their items further. San Franciscans can choose from a multitude of local favorites like Craftsmen & Wolves, Little Chihuahua, Straw, and Pizzeria Delphina.

Waiting times vary depending on your neighborhood and the time of day, but there is always the option to track your delivery with real-time GPS tracking. There is no minimum delivery amount and delivery is free for your first order, but is usually $4.99. The company is also launching Fast Bite, which features $10 meals delivered to you in as quick as 10 minutes. It is now available in select San Francisco neighborhoods. But this app isn’t just for ordering in on Friday nights – Caviar provides simple catering options and group ordering features, ideal for company or team meetings. Deliveries can also be scheduled up to a week in advance.

Pan-Seared Cod with Curried Basmati Rice | Blue Apron
Pan-Seared Cod with Curried Basmati Rice | © Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Blue Apron is a unique service that takes the hassle out of grocery shopping and the dreaded ‘what’s for dinner’, delivering all the ingredients for a delicious and fast dinner right to your door. All the fresh and seasonal ingredients for your meal are pre-measured so nothing goes to waste, including difficult to find speciality items. Blue Apron ships their food nationwide for free, and you can select a delivery day that works best with your schedule.

Food is shipped in a refrigerated box to retain freshness, so there is no problem if you aren’t home to receive it. Anyone can be a culinary mastermind with Blue Apron’s carefully thought out recipes, instruction, and even tutorial videos on their website. Prepare sophisticated plates such as Chinese five-spice meatballs with snow peas and jasmine tice or pan-seared cod with curried Basmati rice. All meals are between 500 and 700 calories and take 35 minutes or less to prepare.

Subscription plans include deliveries three times a week for two people at $59.94, two times a week for a 4 person family at $69.92, or four times a week for a 4 person family at $139.84.

Spoon Rocket

Spoon Rocket makes it easy for you to eat well wherever and whenever you are hungry, getting meals to customers in as little as 15 minutes. Order in a few steps through the app, pay on your phone, then meet your driver at the curb with your food.

Customers receive live updates and are able to track their order. Spoon Rocket currently delivers in parts of Seattle, the East Bay, and select neighborhoods in San Francisco, covering most areas between North Beach and Bernal Heights. The menu changes daily with new items like skillet baked broccoli, cheddar, & red quinoa while keeping fan favorites like Thai curry chicken.

They operate 10am-10pm Monday-Friday for lunch, dinner, drinks, and some desserts, or while supplies last and charge a delivery fee of $2.75. They also offer a referral program with reward credits on qualifying orders.

DoorDash

DoorDash pairs with local small business to connect and grow their customer base in areas that they usually cannot deliver to on their own, delivering food on-demand in less than 45 minutes. They operate in 11 cities nationwide, including San Francisco and the Bay Area, Brooklyn, Boston, and Washington, D.C. from 10am-10pm.

They can deliver pints of Humphrey Slocombe’s Burbon ice cream with corn flakes or a mac ‘n’ cheese grilled cheese from American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in the time it takes for you to throw on pair of pants to answer the door. Your first delivery is just $1, and then there is a flat rate of $6 on all future orders. There is no minimum amount on orders.