If the delivery of groceries and meals at home has been a practice adopted and democratized for several years now, the health context of 2020 has given it even more meaning. As such, a plethora of applications exist on Google and Apple stores. Here is our guide to better navigate.
Consumers today face a multitude of applications dedicated to the delivery of meals and groceries at home. And in fact, their principle is the same: create a profile, indicate a means of payment, enter your postal address and order what you want at the moment. You just have to wait for a longer or shorter period of time before receiving your purchase at your door.
This practice makes even more sense since the health context of the year 2020: the elderly, and therefore at risk, seeking to limit their contacts can indeed have their food shopping delivered to their homes. And this without moving, while paying from their smartphone. If you’re really lazy to cook after a day’s work, having a ready-made meal sent is also an option.
Applications provided for this purpose abound on Google and Apple stores: you will be spoiled for choice, and will probably set your sights according to your user habits. Regularly sent promotional codes also encourage you to consume. Let us also remember that even if your gesture will necessarily provide financial support to businesses during this crisis, delivery men are on the front line: multiplying orders therefore necessarily puts them in more danger. We can only recommend to act reasonably.
Uber Eats: the benchmark
As the name suggests, Uber Eats belongs to the Californian group Uber. The application has become the benchmark of the sector with an innumerable number of restaurants and fast food referenced and rated by users. About fifty categories (Asian, Mexican, Italian, Canadian) are available to you to facilitate your choice, while a system of filters (price range, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, halal) allows you to refine your research.
Practical: Uber Eats gives you the opportunity to add a Ticket Restaurant card. The application has also added a string to its bow by now delivering food shopping to your home (Shopping category): small neighborhood supermarkets like Carrefour are, for example, part of the partners. Finally, users benefit from the many discounts offered by the brand. Uber Eats is available in 50 French cities (the full list on this link).
Deliveroo : l’alter ego
To understand the principle and operation of Deliveroo, just read the two paragraphs dedicated to Uber Eats. The two applications offer the same services with a slightly different interface, but structured roughly the same way. Deliveroo has the advantage of submitting more filters for your diet type (organic, kosher), but submits just as many categories as its main competitor.
Estimated delivery time, user ratings, promotional offers: you will live, on Deliveroo, a similar experience as on the aforementioned application. Limited-time offers, such as Deliveroo Plus, sometimes appear: the opportunity for 1 euro per month, for example, to pay no delivery costs and to receive exclusive offers and rewards. Does Deliveroo operate in your city? Answer on this page of the official website.
Just Eat: formerly Allo Resto
Like Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Just Eat is yet another home meal delivery app. What more can be said about it, except that its interface is a bit less ergonomic than its counterparts. As for filters, you can refine your search according to opinions, distance, costs, deadlines, prices or even in alphabetical order. A cumulative points system also gives you access to reductions. The service delivers to the four corners of France.
Frichti: dishes made with fresh products
If the applications presented above work directly with restaurants and fast food through a delivery man, Frichti, she stands out completely. This French company has its own kitchens in which meals are prepared and cooked using fresh and seasonal products. It is in a way his trademark.
On its app, Frichti only offers the “Lunch” format, not “Diner”. You can also have groceries delivered after selecting one of the many products on offer (fish, pastry, dairy, cheese, fruit, meat). The prices vary according to the dishes chosen: but generally count around ten euros with the delivery costs.
Glovo: versatile and intuitive
If Glovo isn’t the most famous delivery app, its versatility and ease of use deserves more visibility. When opening the application, five main categories appear: Courier, to have a package delivered to you; Carrefour, to order your shopping; Market, for fresh products, I’m hungry, for the delivery of small delicacies and restaurant dishes; and Boutiques, to buy all kinds of everyday products.
Home shopping deliveries: supermarkets are present
Because a good homemade meal is sometimes worth a thousand meals ordered, having groceries delivered directly to your home to concoct a recipe from your grandmother is also possible. Several brands such as Carrefour and Leclerc have, for example, their application – Carrefour Drive and Leclerc Drive -, from which a user can create his basket, pay and receive his purchases at home, on a previously chosen time slot.
If you’re stuck for recipe ideas, don’t hesitate to take a look at our dedicated app guide to find the culinary inspiration you’re looking for.