With a slew of foodie-centric apps dropping, we decided to test them all out. For science. What follows: a handy flowchart to help you decide which one to use when you’re too lazy to leave the couch, too busy to leave the office or just in need of a restocked booze shelf.
Cake | Just launched in Los Angeles, Cake lets you seamlessly split the check with fellow diners. Servers can either divide it evenly or let you pay for only what you ate and drank. If a generous friend buys the round (or loses credit card roulette), he takes the Cake.
Instacart | This grocery app’s been around a while, but its roster of vendors — including posh health spots like Erewhon — and quick turn-around (within the hour) make it a go-to for folks looking for a home-cooked meal.
Munchery | Lets you pick from an impressive menu of food prepared and cooked almost to completion by local chefs. Pop it in the oven for 15 minutes and you’re good to go.
Postmates | It’s a toss up between Caviar and Postmates for speed of delivery, both of which let you monitor your delivery via an in-app live map. But Postmates will grab you whatever you want, whereas Caviar only goes to select restaurants.
Reserve | Literally the Uber of reserving a table at a hot restaurant, because Uber is literally the chief investor. Works like a charm and lets you seamlessly pay for the meal.
Saucey | These guys get you booze in under 18 minutes. That’s a sitcom sans commercials. And they not only deliver the sauce of your choosing, they also deliver cocktail recipes with all the fixings. Here’s a promo code for $10 off; consider it a drink on us: INSIDEHOOK.
UberEats | Ideal for when you need a bite quick. Like, within 15 minutes quick. Note that Uber drivers have a limited menu of items on hand. You select the item, they deliver it. Just avoid the warm stuff. The turkey sandwich from All About The Bread is the way to go.
Main image of Thai Shrimp Mango Salad courtesy of Munchery