As the weather gets colder and wetter, and the darkness sets in before we’re home from work we’ve been ordering in more often than in warmer months. Recently we’ve been made aware of several online ordering services that deliver to our neighborhood, including Foodler, SeamlessWeb, and GrubHub.
Have you used any of these? What are your thoughts?
So far I’ve only used GrubHub, but I liked that the site let me add in tip as a dollar amount or percentage of my total amount. No need to get out the calculator here—if you choose a percentage option they’ll calculate it for you. My complaint about GrubHub is that while many restaurants don’t charge for delivery, sometimes items are more expensive on the site than if you were to order from the restaurant directly. I reached out to GrubHub’s customer service (via the easy online chat function) and they indicated this shouldn’t be the case and that they would have their sales agent reach out to the restaurant in question (in this case, Himalayan Heritage) however it’s now several weeks later and some of the items are still more expensive than if you were to order directly from the restaurant.
There are a few discounts out there for those interested in trying these services. If you do check them out, please report back: