FoodPanda – The new food ordering and delivery service, now in India
Till now, our focus on Food Tour in Delhi has been on going out to eat. But with infamous north-Indian summers settling in, many people would rather stay at home rather than go outside. This is where people start looking for home-delivery of food. Even people in offices who get bored of their canteen food or just forget to bring their lunch face the same dilemma. But anyone who has tried ordering food from home would know, the choice is rather limited due to various reasons. First limiting factor is that a person can have phone numbers or other contact details of only a limited number of food joints willing to deliver in his/her area. Another factor is the number of menu cards that a person can realistically hope to memorise or keep in the house. Even if you know of a restaurant and know it’s entire menu by heart, you can’t be sure if you can find the dish you want at that time or not.
FoodPanda, the new food delivery service
This is where services like FoodPanda come in. They are providing a service which enables you to order food online from almost any restaurant in your city in just a few clicks. All you have to do is open the FoodPanda website, select your city and locality and choose from a list of food joints which provide home delivery of food in your area. Their Indian site, FoodPanda.in has an impressive list of 11 cities, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Hydearbad, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad.and Mumbai, along with some immediate surrounding areas of a few. Each city is then divided in to an exhaustive list of localities.
Selecting a locality will bring you a list of restaurants which will deliver food in your area. The list can be further filtered by type of cuisine, payment modes, delivery methods and more. The number of restaurants is quite exhaustive and is good enough to satisfy even the most finicky foodie. For example, just for Connaught Place, Delhi the search gives a list of 21 restaurants. Even a less fancy area like Preet Vihar comes up with 11 restaurants. Search in IIT area brings up a very impressive list of 30 restaurants. Most of food joints worth their salt like Baluchis, Yo China, Punjabi Grill and many more are listed and the list is only getting bigger.
A detailed menu of every restaurant is also available, which makes for an easier informed choice. Then there is one another thing to make the deal sweeter; gift vouchers and special deals for FoodPanda customers. Through these deals, you can get additional food items, drinks etc. at heavy discounts and in some cases, even free.
You can arrange the list of restaurants by 4 factors, Ratings, Delivery Time, Delivery fee and Minimum Order size. Delivery time for most places is 45 minutes, although some deliver in 35 minutes and others can take as long as two hours. Minimum order size varies from Rs 150 to Rs 1000. After selecting your food of choice from the easy to navigate menu list, you have to confirm your order and wait for the delivery. The only payment option is Cash On Delivery, that is you pay by cash only after the food is delivered.
But what happens when you go out of India ? Don’t worry, FoodPanda services are available in numerous countries like Taiwan, Thailand, Romania, Ghana, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Brazil, Peru and many others, with more to come. Check out the list of countries they serve in on their international site FoodPanda.com .
So next time, you are hungry and too lazy to go outside or just don’t want to get up from your comfortable perch in front of the computer, open FoodPanda to order any kind of food you want. It’s simple, convenient and a cheap way of easing hunger pangs. Alternatively you can also use their Android or Iphone apps to order food. You can checkout their Facebook page at Facebook.com/foodpanda for some cool .deals and discounts.