he food delivery industry is a billion-dollar industry worldwide and has been growing rapidly in recent years. This is largely due to the increasing number of people who are working long hours and do not want to cook or go out for food.
There are many different online food delivery apps in Pakistan, but not all of them offer the same quality of service. To help you find the best, here are some of the most popular Pakistani food delivery apps available right now.
The most popular online food delivery app in Pakistan is Foodpanda. It was founded in 2012 by Berlin-based food delivery multinational company DeliveryHero. Users enjoy the hassle-free experience of the app. From traditional cuisines to continental, and Chinese meals, you can find everything on the tap of your fingers. It also gives the option to select and buy from a specific restaurant. The payment methods are also convenient such as cash on delivery, payment via debit card, Mastercard or PayPal. If you’re a small restaurant owner or provide any homemade food services, you can also list your shop on Foodpanda and start earning money from your venture. Plus, there’s more to this app. You can also order groceries and household products under its Pandamart service.
2. Careem NOW
Careem Now is a service by Careem to let customers order food online. The company started its journey as a ride-hailing app and later in 2019, it launched its food delivery service following the footsteps of UberEats. The service was first launched in the Middle East and then in Pakistan. With Careem Now on your phone, you can search for restaurants, order your favourite and track the delivery status in real-time. For payment options, you can go with your debit card, credit card, Careem wallet or cash on delivery. Since it’s launched a few years ago, it serves in specific areas but has plans to expand nationwide.
Think Food, Think Supermeal is a not so popular online food delivery app in Pakistan where you can order your favourite cuisines on the tap of your fingers. From bakery items to continental or Chinese food, you can get it all in one place. It’s operational in five major cities; Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Hyderabad. It not only allows you to order food but you can also reserve your table at your favourite restaurant using this app. You can pay via card or cash on delivery method. It also offers features like instant cashback on Referral Programs and Review Sharing. Also, you can avail discounts and deals while ordering on Supermeal’s app.
Zapp isn’t specifically a food delivery app but a complete eCommerce platform where you can shop online and order food, electronics, clothing and household items. Under food, it has various categories from fast food to traditional cuisines. You can avail deals and discounts on your favorite eateries and discover scrumptious meals online. The app interface is simple and gives you the ease to browse different shops and restaurants. Plus, for payment methods, you can either choose cash on delivery or an online card method. However, for now, it shows a limited number of restaurants and needs to add more to expand its food delivery services nationwide.
If you’re looking for Foodpanda alternatives in Pakistan then Cheetay is your go-to app. Similar to the biggest food delivery app, the app provides easy to use interface and the options to shop from hundreds of restaurants on a click. The app was launched in 2015 in Lahore. And now it has expanded its operations in all the major cities of Pakistan. Also, it’s a generalized app where you can also order groceries, daily essentials and medicines. With payment methods like Cash on delivery, Mastercard, SimSim, and Alfalah wallet, it has become an emerging food ordering app in Pakistan. However, you might not find it active in all areas in Karachi as it’s limited to specific zones. But not to worry, the company has plans to expand its operations all over the city.
Well, if you ask for one best food delivery app in Lahore then the answer is ‘Byte.’ It serves food on the doorstep to satisfy your cravings for cheeseburgers, biryani, pizzas, and other cuisines. On the app, you can browse your favourite restaurants in Lahore and order food for lunch or dinner. You can also schedule your order in advance and pick it up later. The major drawback is that it’s limited to Lahore and also serves orders from a limited number of restaurants that are also mentioned in the app description. Customer ratings are also fairly excellent but due to its reduced operations, the app is not known much in Pakistan.
7. Food Geniez PK
Food Geniez is another valuable addition in the list of food delivery apps in Pakistan. The idea is inspired by a Genie that comes at the door to satisfy your hunger. Here Genie is not the one like in Aladin. But a real-life Genie (rider) who serves your online food orders via Food Geniez PK. The app is powered by ARAMZ technology, an IT company that works to empower local businesses and open ways for them to generate income. It was launched in 2014 and has scaled to a massive presence across the nation. On the app, you can find your nearby restaurants, browse cuisines, and also avail various discounts and deals. This makes it a must to check if you’re looking for Foodpanda alternatives.
These are some of the few food delivery apps in Pakistan. There are also other apps on the way but to become a strong player, the startups need to scale their operations nationwide. Right now, only FoodPanda holds a big audience. We hope someone discovers the potential in this industry and comes with an excellent online food delivery service in Pakistan.
I prefer books and diaries more than phones and Facebook. Soulfully connected to Pakistan. And I passionately believe that I can change the world through blogging.