3 Delivery Apps That Make Life Easier

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Confession: the busier I get, the more tasks I outsource. It might sound lazy to some but I find it incredibly efficient. I’ve gained so much time back that I’ve used for working out, blogging, cleaning, and just general adulting. Here are the three delivery apps I rely on when things get hectic that might give you some peace of mind as well.


UberEATS is my #1 food delivery MVP. They work with over 100 different SF restaurants and have some of the fastest delivery I’ve seen. I mean, Uber isn’t just for rides to the airport anymore, it’s the king when it comes to transportation logistics. With their app, you’ll get a realtime glance at where your meal is en route to you. Just like regular Uber, UberEATS is available 24/7 as well in San Francisco. And the delivery fee is $4.99 which is not too bad considering most of the restaurants on the app don’t ordinarily offer delivery. Available in around 20 metro cities including a few international locations, Uber is changing the game and definitely makes my life a bit easier. Use code eats-97fh7 for $15 off your first order!


Caviar is the newest food delivery app I’ve gotten into. They deliver restaurant-made meals by car or bike in Brooklyn, Queens, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area (including East Bay & South Bay), Washington D.C., Seattle, and Portland. I open this app at least once a week to check on the Fast Bite options of the day. They also often have promos waiving the delivery fee, making them a bargain over UberEATS on most days. Sign up with my link to get $10 off your first two orders in San Francisco.


If you’ve never used Instacart but have it in your area, what are you doing? Get so many precious hours of your life back! Since giving up my car a few months ago, I can’t as easily get to some of my favorite grocery stores around town. I love using Instacart to stock up on my vegetarian and organic favorites from Rainbow Grocery here in San Francisco. Plus, they’ll deliver wine which is really hard to walk home with when I’m grocery shopping on foot. Finally, the user experience is really well thought out. You can set up substitutions if some of your items are out of stock, and your courier can text you should they have any questions. That way, you’re not forced into buying something you didn’t want. Pro-tip: you can also use Instacart for Costco if you don’t have a membership. Use code CPEARL1 for $10 off your first order!

An honorable mention must be given to Seamless, the food delivery app OG. And don’t forget, it’s always good etiquette to tip your delivery person through the apps. Happy ordering!

Like this post? Be sure to check out some of my other food or tech posts before you go. Thanks for reading!

4 Responses

  1. Amanda Cross November 18, 2016 / 7:18 am

    So many cool apps! Reading lists like this is the small percentage of time I wish I lived in a bigger city. I didn’t even know that Uber does delivery.

  2. Roxy Crenshaw November 18, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I LOVE delivery apps. Call it being lazy if you want, but this would at least be one less thing to worry about. I think my favorite/would be most useful from this list would be instacart!

  3. Elizabeth November 21, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Great list! I need to try Caviar and Instacart.

    xo, Elizabeth | txelizabeth.com

  4. Rhea December 8, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I just used instacart yesterday to deliver groceries to my elderly parent ! It’s snowing where she lives so she couldn’t get out . Love the ease of uisng this app! Uber is amazing when you travel too so convenient but it’s not in the Middle East which makes me sad! However we have talabat & carriage which are awesome companies for getting food delivered. Thanks for sharing !

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