Delivering Convenience: Top Food and Grocery Delivery Apps in Dubai

Delivering Convenience: Top Food and Grocery Delivery Apps in Dubai

Mobile apps continue to make our lives easier day by day. We can order or avail a service just through a few taps on our phone, without having to go out and waiting in long queues. This makes it convenient and easy for us to access any service in the city. Dubai is a city that is clearly obsessed with food thanks to its innumerous food joints. And when you can’t go out to eat, you order in.

There are many delivery apps in Dubai that deliver the freshest foods within a click. Here are the top food and groceries delivery apps in Dubai.

1. Talabat

Talabat  is a renowned online food delivery platform based in Dubai, offering a wide range of dining options from both local and international restaurants. It was created in Kuwait in 2004, and since then has extended to several other Middle Eastern countries, including Dubai, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. This app prioritizes the most popular restaurants depending on your area, keeps a record of your previous orders so you can easily reorder, tracks your order in real time, and lets you use the service without creating an account. You can also order groceries, flowers, coffee and even skin products and medicines from local pharmacies on Talabat.

2. Deliveroo

Deliveroo is one of Dubai's most popular food delivery apps, providing access to thousands of local, national, and international cuisines. Some of the finest restaurants can only be found through this app. Since its launch in 2014, the app has expanded to 200 locations worldwide, including the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. The app allows you to track your order from prep to delivery, choose from a variety of restaurants in your neighborhood, receive exclusive deals and discounts, and has a shorter delivery time. Deliveroo is one of the most cost-effective meal delivery applications, with a minimum order value of AED 7 and a fee of AED 5.

3. Careem Now

Careem Now, now owned by the American company Uber, deserves to be listed among Dubai's best grocery and food delivery apps.  Initially, only a food delivery app, a grocery delivery option was added later which was heartily welcomed by the public. The platform processes most online food delivery orders in Dubai, offering delectable delicacies from thousands of restaurants across the city. On the app, you'll find some exclusive supermarkets as well as an impressive array of discounts. The app has a minimum order value of 7 AED. It tracks your order in real time, remembers your preferences for future orders, provides dynamic search options such as using a restaurant, dish, or ingredient, and has a dedicated tab for offers and discounts to help you save big on every order.

4. Noon

Noon is well-known for its bright yellow background logo. It is a homegrown ecommerce company that sells everything from electronics to beauty, home decor and fashion to your doorstep. There is a Food and Grocery option within the Noon app. You can order from popular restaurants such as Kcal, KFC, McDonald's, Allo Beirut, and others and receive a 50% discount and free delivery on your first order. In the grocery section, you can order bread and bakery items, dairy, frozen food, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, baby food, household essentials, and much more. Its popularity stems from its unique and silent delivery method known as 'Good morning mode’ where they deliver your food between 5 and 9 a.m. and inform you via text on the Noon app without any communication with the delivery guy whatsoever.

5. Instashop

Feeling lazy to go all the way to the supermarket just to buy a few things? You can order your groceries online through the InstaShop app.  It is one of the most popular delivery apps among people living in the UAE. This easy-to-use app is especially known for its speedy delivery so no more waiting in long lines at the market. It offers you a hassle-free online shopping experience by bringing all your local supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, bakeries, and more at your fingertips. From Spinneys, Carrefour, Choithrams, Dunkin, Marks & Spencer’s PAUL, Cafe Bateel etc. there’s a wide range of brands and products available for you to shop. Be it snacks, groceries, organic products, seafood, stationery, cosmetics, flowers, or household items, they deliver it all at your doorstep just through a click of a button.

6. Eat Easy

Eat Easy is the perfect food delivery app for people on the go. You can choose from 9000+ restaurants and cafes to order from. New customers can enjoy 50 percent off their first order with the code EASY50 If you need a seamless experience for online food delivery in Dubai, here are some of the features Eat Easy offers its users – It brings you food from popular eateries across the city, the app has each restaurant segmented based on location and cuisine, you can avail cashback points on every order made and the app can also be accessed from your desktop. Besides delicious food from the many restaurants in Dubai, you can also order groceries, medicines, cakes, and flowers on this app.

7. Carriage

Carriage is another prominent Middle Eastern online food delivery service. The app features over 200 different restaurants as well as a wide range of cuisines. It promises to be one of the region's fastest food delivery services, with an estimated average delivery time of 40 minutes and GPS live tracking that allows you to see your order as it's being delivered. Expect to see eateries such as Slice, Memes Curry, Zero Carb, Rock House Slider, Proper Burger, Melenzane, Solo Pizza, and many more. Carriage provides contactless pickup at select locations, as well as home deliveries throughout the city, as well as significant discounts on repeat orders.

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