7 apps South Africans use to order food



Ordering and delivery platform have made people’s life much more accessible than ever before.

Affordable with a variety of choices, mobile apps guarantee convenience for the users.

Users can leverage the advantage of free home deliveries, features, and functionality offered by the app to end-users.

Check the list of top 7 food delivery providers gaining popularity across South Africa, check everything about the service providers to know how they achieved success in the food market.

1. SoFresh

Nigeria’s pioneer SoFresh is the number one healthy food chain provider. The food ordering and the delivery app provide different services like fresh, nutritious, delicious, and healthy meals. SoFresh promises to promote a healthy lifestyle by allowing users to order the best food as per their requirements with a few simple taps on the platform. The company operates on the simple logic that “FRESH IS BEST”; hence provides fresh online app based service to food lovers. Customers can order fresh salads, parfait, juices, sandwiches, smoothies, fiesta wraps, etc from the platform to go with the healthy meals.

2. Mr D Food

Mr D Food is one of the most popular food delivery App in South Africa. The company used to take 80% of their orders from the phone until 2016; it shifts from phone to app. The app received more than 2,00,000 downloads in just six months after its launch in the market. Mr D Food has undergone many changes to maintain and enhance their business identity in the competitive food delivery market. The company has partnered with more than 1000 restaurants in 53 different areas to enable customers with the best and fast food delivery on customers’ demand.

3. UCook

UCook successfully provides its food delivery service in countries and cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and some smaller areas. The company delivers raw ingredients for users to cook meals for the family of 4. They offer three or more meals a week to the platform users to the low card, rustic dietary requirements, and vegetarian. The menu on the UCook platform is changed weekly and sustainably sourced. The company also enables its users with ethical ingredients on their demand; it ensures maintaining long-term relationships with each customer by providing them with a fantastic delivery service.

4. Orderin

One of the most affordable ordering and delivery service, Orderin enables customers to order delivery pickups at nominal delivery fees. Customers need to install the app on their smartphone to make use of it as per their preference. They can enter their location and can explore a list of local restaurants providing online delivery service to them on their request. After placing the order, they can also pay for the requested service through the app using their credit or debit card. The requested food will be delivered to the customers’ doors within 45 minutes.

5. Jumia Food

Jumia Food has satisfied the requirement of millions of customers in more than 30 African cities, including Morocco’s Casablanca and Nigeria’s Lagos and Kenya, which is considered as its biggest market. The company partnered with more than 4,000 restaurants. It offers every type of service, starting from international fast food to local cuisine, from popular brand names like KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, etc. Jumia Food is looking beyond Africa’s middle class for its business growth; the company is targeting people who are having daily spending between $2 to $20. Jumia Food currently operates in more than 11 countries in Africa; it is one of the most used ordering and delivery service with an enormous geographical reach.

6. Yum Deliveries

If customers are looking for a premier online delivery platform, Yum Deliveries is the best option allowing users to order food from the best Nairobi’s grocery stores and restaurants. Customers can browse the range of menus before placing their orders; they can find online anything from their favorite place without any hassle. The platform ensures a more comfortable and faster ordering. The company has partnered with more than 250 restaurants and has satisfied the hunger of more than 10,000 customers in Nairobi. Yum has launched its service in Uganda, Kampala, and many other cities. The platform has gained popularity for its customer service, efficiency, and range of options, which it offers to its users.

7. Glovo

Founded by Sacha Michaud and Oscar Pierre, Glovo is a Spanish start-up launched in 2015 in Barcelona. It’s one of the most popular online courier services that pick up, deliver, and purchase products through its app. It’s a multi-category lifestyle mobile app that offers food delivery or other delivery services on customers’ demand. Still, the most popular offering of Glovo is a food delivery service.Glovo, the online delivery app that delivers almost everything, raises $169M Series D. It is a popular platform among local customers to order anything they want from any of the cities. Customers are allowed to order anything, starting from groceries to gifts to food. Once customers place an order, the nearest delivery provider will go to the closest store and pick up the item and deliver it.

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