Top food delivery apps in India as of 2022

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Today, even a child knows the names of the top food delivery apps in India but this was not the case even about eight years back. When food delivery apps of all sorts (food aggregator apps, restaurant apps, and cloud kitchen apps) were being developed and launched during and around 2014, they had only a few thousand users each.

Food delivery apps were known to and used by mostly tech savvy people in the IT industry but today, every known food delivery brand has a few million users. If you’re wondering how this radical transformation in popularity and usage happened, part of the cause is the advent of the pandemic during the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

People didn’t want to risk going to crowded restaurants and contract the Covid19 disease. Hence, they stayed at their homes most of the time and made use of food delivery apps with the no-contact delivery option to stay safe from the Coronavirus and curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

The other major cause is that people began to discover the conveniences and benefits offered by food delivery apps of all kinds. We shall have a detailed study of the top 10 food delivery apps in India as of 2022 in this article.

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The best online food delivery apps as of 2022

As discussed in the previous section, the advent of the pandemic and the benefits and conveniences offered by food delivery apps had heightened their usage post 2019. Every major food delivery brand in India has witnessed an average of 25% Year on Year (YoY) growth since 2019.

The current size of the food delivery industry in India is about USD 14 billion. It is expected to reach USD 44.23 billion by the end of 2025. This mammoth size was achieved from its humble size of USD 2.9 billion in 2015. Now, let’s see who are the dominant players in the massive Indian food delivery industry.

Swiggy

Swiggy was co-founded in 2014 by three entrepreneurs. Swiggy is currently India’s most popular food delivery app. Swiggy’s services are available in 25 cities and towns across India. The app has over 40,000 restaurants across India listed on it.

Swiggy’s customer app is very user-friendly and feature-rich. It has attractive offers listed on it. The app also has a live order status notification feature and the delivery executive tracking feature built into it. The app keeps customers informed regarding their order statuses and thereby prevents anxiety for them. It also has swift and secure payment gateways integrated into it amongst other useful and convenient features.

Swiggy app stats:

  • The Swiggy company was founded in 2014 by Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy, and Rahul Jaiminiin.

  • Swiggy is headquartered in Bangalore.

  • The Swiggy app witnesses over 3 million downloads every month.

  • It has an average customer rating of 4.0.

  • It has so far gotten about 4 million customer reviews.

Major advantages:

  • The app has a fully featured, sophisticated yet easy to use interface that makes the process of food ordering a breeze for customers.

  • The app has an extremely quick, responsive, and effective 24/7 customer support feature embedded in it.

  • The app has many swift and secure online payment options built into it.

Major disadvantages:

  • Swiggy’s services are available only in 25 cities and towns across India which is relatively less, considering Swiggy’s size.

Zomato

Zomato was founded by Mr. Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah in 2008. It was India’s first food delivery app to be launched. It is presently India’s second largest food delivery app. Unlike Swiggy, Zomato is an MNC whose services are available in 24 countries.

Zomato demands a very high standard of hygiene and quality from its partner restaurants.The Zomato online food ordering app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Zomato app stats:

  • Zomato was founded in 2008 by Mr. Deepinder Goyal and Mr. Pankaj Chaddah.

  • Zomato is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

  • The Zomato app witnesses over 6 million downloads every month.

  • The Zomato app has an average user rating of 4.2.

  • It has so far received over 2.85 million user reviews.

Major advantages:

  • The choice of food is far greater than any other online food ordering app.

  • Attractive discounts are available every day.

  • Live order status notifications and delivery executive tracking features there.

  • Engaging yet simple UI present.

Major disadvantages:

  • Some listed restaurant’s prices are not accurate.

Faasos

Faasos was founded by Kallol Banerjee and Jaydeep Burman in 2011. Faasos runs a cloud kitchen business model. Fassos presently operates in 15 cities and towns in India. Faasos has recently been renamed and rebranded to EatSure.

Faasos app stats:

  • Faasos was founded by Mr. Jaydeep Barman and Mr. Kallol Banerjee in 2004.

  • Faasos is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

  • Faasos is the child company of Rebel Foods.

  • The Faasos app has so far witnessed over 8 million user downloads.

  • It has an average user rating of 4.1.

Major advantages:

  • No delivery or packing charges if food is ordered via Faasos app

  • Attractive loyalty programs present on the Faasos app.

  • You can order from multiple cloud kitchens on the same order on Faasos app.

Major disadvantages:

  • Has been known to delay orders.

  • Limited number of cloud kitchens available.

Box8

Box8 was founded in 2012 by Amit Raj and Anshul Gupta. The app’s design and features and the company’s food delivery service are remarkable. Box8 however, presently operates only in the six major cities of India namely: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

Box8 app stats:

  • Box8 was founded in 2012 by Mr. Anshul Gupta & Mr. Amit Raj.

  • Box8 is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

  • Box8 has so far witnessed over a million app downloads.

  • Box8 has got an average user rating of 4.4.

Major advantages:

  • Enables a high degree of customization on orders.

  • Daily discount coupons are available in the Box8 app.

  • Food ordering service is available late night upto 1 AM.

  • The company has a food delivery promise within 40 minutes.

Major disadvantages:

  • The customer support service is not upto the mark.

FreshMenu

FreshMenu was founded in 2014 by Rashmi Dogra. Like Box8, FreshMenu too operates only in the major cities and towns of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Gurugram.

People love FreshMenu because it offers freshly prepared and healthy food. Diet-conscious people especially, mostly order from FreshMenu whenever they want to order a takeaway.

FreshMenu app stats:

  • FreshMenu was founded in 2014 by Mrs. Rashmi Daga.

  • FreshMenu is headquartered in Bengaluru.

  • FreshMenu has so far witnessed over 12 million app downloads.

  • FreshMenu has an average rating of 4.5.

Major advantages:

  • The menu items are frequently revamped to keep using the app interesting.

  • A plethora of swift and secure online payment options are available on the app. Users are spoilt for choice when it comes to paying for their respective orders via online means.

  • Delivery of orders can be scheduled as per one’s convenience.

  • Live order status notifications and delivery executive tracking features are available on the app to Keep Customers Informed (KCI) and prevent anxiety for them.

Major disadvantages:

  • FreshMenu’s delivery service is notoriously slow.


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