10 Satisfying Apps Every Foodie In India Must Download
There are many things you can do after a busy day to cool yourself off – watch movies, chill with friends, have a soulful conversation with your loved ones or just lie down on your couch, but none of these are really complete without a satisfying hot meal.
Since, you are already here, chances are that you are a hungry Indian with a smartphone who wants to go eat out, get food delivered or probably is just too lazy to cook tonight. So, we created a list of 10 apps that will take you one step closer to that delightful burp.
1. TinyOwl Food Ordering
A food ordering app with a simplified and beautiful design that currently serves Mumbai.
Features: simplified menu, covers small food joints, shows the delivery time, accepts cash and credit/debit cards, securely saves order history/payment details for future use.
Currently serving: 3000 restaurants in Mumbai.
Downside: Serves only Mumbai, No Windows phone version yet.
A Bengaluru based startup that delivers strictly ‘healthy’ food to your office or home.
Features: Healthy food including ‘Fruit Bowls’, ‘Sprouts’, snacks and lunch delivered to office spaces and homes on a weekly subscription, ability to choose fruits in the boxes.
Downside: Currently serving only Bengaluru.
3. Tapcibo – Fresh Food Delivery
A startup that delivers freshly cooked affordable food (cooked in-house) to locations in Bengaluru.
Features: delivers fresh food cooked in-house to locations shared by phone, currently accepts cash only (electronics payments coming in future)
Available on Android only
Downside: Currently serving only Bangalore (Indiranagar, Domlur, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, Amrajyoti Layout, Cambridge Layout), no web version available
4. Holachef – Eat Hearty Everyday
If you’re not looking to get simple home-style food but want some hearty food from a fine dining restaurant at your doorstep, then this app is for you.
Features: delivers freshly prepared fine dining food from best chefs around you, ability to choose from a number of meals by different chefs
Available on Android only
Downside: Currently serving only some areas of Mumbai
5. Quinto – Discover Good Food
An app, that lets you, discover the best-rated food/dishes around your current location.
Features: browse the menu of a desired restaurant and discover the top-rated dishes, alternatively just browse the best dishes around you
Downside: Currently serving only Pune
6. Happy Hours India
This app lets you find happy hours at pubs and buffet deals near your current location.
Features: Happy hour deals added and updated by restaurant owners, provides buffet deals, lets you join ‘happy club’ for exclusive all you can eat/drink events organized by the app
Downside: Frequent crashes, better interface possible, no Windows phone version yet and covers major metros only
7. Travelkhana – Train Food Service
A food ordering app that delivers food from restaurants near your train’s next stop right at your seat.
Features: tracks your train in real-time, uses your PNR information,, order tracking available, physically verified and reviewed listings of restaurants
Currently serving : 153 railway stations listed here
8. BYT (bookyourtable) Foodie
An app based out of Bangalore that lets you discover new restaurants and reserve a table near your current location.
Features: browse restaurants, hangouts and buffet brunches, check out reviews and menus, maps for browsing near current location, quick SMS and call booking confirmation
Currently Serving: 20,000 restaurants across 42 cities listed here.
Downside: A good app that needs better marketing
The current hot favorite restaurant discovery app for many Indians.
Features: browse restaurants, check out menus, reviews, pictures, contacts, join the community, rate and review joints, follow foodies, check-in at restaurants, tag friends
Downside: No table booking yet, serving only 13 Cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pune, Mumbai
10. FoodPanda Order Food delivery
India’s most downloaded food ordering application with a decent coverage across the country.
Features: order food from restaurants near current location, save order history, home/work addresses and payment information, customize meal using sauces and toppings
Downside: some service complaints from play store reviewers, fewer restaurants covered than competition
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