Oh well, if not download I would be impressed even if I could order my favorite food online, I mean like all kinda food, not just the Pizza/Pasta/Doughnut/Cake & Cookie stuff.. I need my Idly/Sambhar to be available for online ordering too J (don’t blame me I am a typical Chennaite :P)
Be it my night shifts at office or ‘not so good’ days at home or my super lazy weekends, one thing I had always wished for is ordering my favorite desi food online anytime.. anywhere! I did know a few local guys who delivered desi food but they didn’t have much variety and even if they did they had a time constraint on their delivery!
But now looks like the Food God has finally heard my prayers J Few weeks back I saw this interesting application on Apple store called ‘Foodpanda‘ which is like a one stop shop for all our food needs J
Foodpanda is a simple service to order food online. We can order food either from their website or from their mobile app. They are spread across the world and offer quality food from different cuisines that can be delivered to us at our doorstep.
In India, currently they offer their service to the following areas, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Delhi, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indirapuram-Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Panchkula-Chandigarh-Mohali, Pune (Yeah no Chennai yet, but I hope they will add it soon)
The process is pretty simple, once you register and login to their website, you have to select your city and location from the given drop down menu and once you click the ‘Find food now’ button, you get a list of restaurants available on that selected area. you can then view the menu of each restaurant and select the food of your choice and add them to the cart. Once you have added the stuff, you can proceed to checkout and pay for your order either online or COD based on the restaurant we choose.
Minimum order value depends on the Restaurant we choose.. While adding the food to the cart, we get the basic information like the delivery charges (mostly it is free), container charges, service tax etc., so we get the exact information on how much we need to pay in total beforehand so that we can avoid few last minute surprises and additional charges (Most of us would have experienced that before with online orders!)
While choosing the food we get to read few reviews about the food we order and we can leave our review as well for the benefit of others. Also from the ‘Info’ tab, we get few basic information about the restaurant we order from, like the delivery/takeaway hours, payment options, Cuisines available, delivery time etc.,
Before we proceed to checkout, we can see the exact delivery time as well. Also we have different filters available which helps us to choose the cuisines, deals etc.,
At any point of time while placing the orders, if we have any doubts or queries we can chat with their online customer service and we can also reach them through phone from 11 am to 11 pm J
Their mobile app is super friendly and easy to use as well J Their mobile app is available for free download from both Google Play (Android) and App Store (iOS). I’ve given below few screenshots on how to choose the food through the app.. one interesting feature is that the list of restaurants displayed is based on their working hours like the ‘open’ & ‘closed’ restaurants at that point of time and even if we click the ‘closed’ ones by mistake we get an alert message saying its closed J
All these cool features makes this a unique website and I seriously hope they open up their service in Chennai soon.. I just cant wait to try them J
Moreover their website has cute Panda images all over!! who doesn’t like Pandas.. I love Pandas and all the Panda images on their website are super cute and creative <3 aren’t they? J
ha ha that’s a silly pic of me with the Panda J
So Girls.. have you tried ordering from Foodpanda before? Did you like them? or would you want to try the website for all these cool features? Do share your thoughts and views in the comments section below J
Your comments make my day J
Take Care and Stay Gorgeous <3