Do you still order food from local restaurants over the phone? Seriously, you need to get with the program!
Thanks to the growing number of takeout food delivery start-ups, you can order your food online now without the cost and stress of searching for and dialing several restaurants. Whether you have a craving for Pizza, Chinese food or local Nigerian meals (even indigenous meals), these start-ups have created sites on which you are presented with abundant food choices, varied delivery plans and a range of prices, and you are at liberty to make your preference. All you need to do is simply click and type your way toward satisfying your hunger, without even getting up from the comfort of your bed, seat or desk.
Backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, HelloFood is undoubtedly Nigeria’s No. 1 online food delivery portal as it caters to locations outside Lagos, including Abuja and Port Harcourt. Begin by Selecting your city from the list presented and the area within the city that is closest to.
After that, the list of restaurants will be displayed, containing information like the time of delivery,delivery rate, and Pick up time. There is also a filter on the left corner that allows you to sort list in order of relevance, price,minimum order value, ratings and delivery rate.
There is also a filter for ‘Restuarants’ and ‘Cusines’. Hit the “Menu” button to place your order. Restaurants that are currently open and delivering are displayed on top. Below that are the places that are closed, but you’re still free to schedule a future order by clicking on a ‘preorder’ button.
Naijaeats.com is another great site that allows you to order food online from local restaurants in Nigeria, with current focus on Lagos. Start by selecting the part of town you are located. Choose from the restaurant with options that meet your needs, then checkout by selecting an option of pay-on-delivery or online payment with a credit card. Your meal is then delivered to you in less than an hour. Naijaeats.com website is currently under construction as they are working on making it a lot faster and convenient for their customers. However, the actual restaurant menu has a clean and simple layout, allowing for easy navigation and clearly displayed prices.
CityChops, a free online food ordering service founded by Deolu Kolade and Nike Adeleye, is owned and operated by CityChops Internet Company Ltd. Start out searching for restaurants near you by selecting a location from the automated list and specifying if you would like to either pick it up or have it delivered.
From there, the list of restaurants will be displayed, with an option to go through the menu of the different restaurants. Hit the “View Menu” button to see meal options, their price and availability. There is also a default sorting button available to sort meals according to popularity, price or newness.
Proceed to schedule your order and browse the restaurant’s menu to add any of the food items of your choice to your shopping cart. It’s as simple as that. City Chops offers over 3000+ meal options, however it is restricted to food delivery within Lagos state. You can get your breakfast, lunch, or dinner on City chops mobile or web app, as they open 8am to 7:30pm on weekdays and 10am to 8.30pm weekend.
Easy Appetite, formerly ‘Lazy Appetite’, is another way to conveniently order food online. Select your location from the automated list to place an order. The search results are very detailed as they show you minimum order rates, delivery rates and also lets you know if the restaurant is open for business; and once you click on your choice restaurants, it presents you with meal options and you only have to make your selections and check out. The only downside is that the website only serves select Lagos locations, but the result is more in-depth restaurant information.
Nkem Ndem Vivienne,
Travel/Technology Writer, Jovago.
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