Couch potatoes rejoice! Uber’s entrance into Singapore’s food delivery scene promises a fast, convenient, and diverse service for foodies
We’re huge fans of the convenient and consistent service of Uber’s extremely popular ride-hailing app, so we’re absolutely thrilled to hear that Uber’s brand new food delivery service is making its Asian debut in Singapore! Out of the loop? We’ll fill you in on this super convenient food delivery app that we’re positive will be a permanent addition to your phone’s home screen.
There are over 100 restaurants on its roster (with many more to come)
Whether you’re craving American or Italian, soba or seafood, the app’s roster of 100 gourmet restaurants, like Hombre Cantina and Puck, is sure to satisfy any of your impromptu cravings. Take note though: you’ll only be able to order menu items that “travel well” (like Burnt End’s famous Sanger), so a restaurant’s full menu may not be available.
It’s really, really simple
If you’re already registered with Uber (and who isn’t?!), you can use your existing account details to log into UberEats. Your payment details will already be saved in the app, so you’re instantly ready to order. The app’s interface, like Uber’s, is slick and intuitive, making your first order a breeze.
It’s really, really fast
Considering how slow a lot of fast food delivery services are, gourmet food delivery is becoming a more attractive option. UberEats promises Singaporean favourites delivered faster than any other available food delivery service. The app itself provides you with an estimated delivery timing that generally isn’t more than 35 minutes. As of now, delivery is limited to the CBD, River Valley, Tanjong Pagar and Orchard areas – baby steps!
Delivery is free (for now)
In the interest of testing out the system’s infrastructure, UberEats has launched without a delivery charge. For now, the $3 delivery fee has been waived so you’ll only be paying for your meal. In other words, get on that hype NOW!
Hawker food isn’t out of the question
Our vibrant food culture is one of the factors that made Singapore a prime choice for UberEats’ Asian debut, so it might come as a disappointment to some that the app hasn’t got any hawkers in its delivery roster… but fret not. It was mentioned by Avram Rampersaud, Head of UberEATS SG, “If people want hawker food, we’ll find a way to make it happen. We’re open to hawker stalls.” Right now, interested hawkers can apply directly on UberEats’ site.
Need another reason to try out UberEats? Just type in HONEYCOMBERSEATS into the promotion menu on the app, and you’ll get $15 off your first order. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch!