How can I order food online in Kenya During the Pandemic?
When the Coronavirus pandemic first hit the country in March 2020, there was a lot of confusion and fear. As the days went by, curfew was enforced, and the lockdown was introduced. The lockdown meant that people would work from home, avoid public places, and stay at home. These rules hit them hard for some people, especially when getting groceries and food since they could not get out. As for restaurants, they had to leverage online delivery to deliver food to people who needed it. Some restaurants were already doing online food deliveries in Kenya, and they had the upper hand on how to do it. To date people in cities and towns are still ordering food online as a way to avoid visiting restaurants or fast foods and supermarkets.
In most cases, you can order food online in Kenya with various apps and websites. If you are in a busy town or city like Nairobi, ordering food online in Nairobi is efficient, safe, and time-saving.
Now, let us look at some of the top 5 food delivery apps and websites in Kenya.
Best Apps and Websites to Order Food Online in Kenya
1. Glovo Kenya
Glovo is a website that offers ordering and delivery services in Kenya within Nairobi and Nakuru. Glovo food delivery has partnered with many stores such as Chicken Inn, Pizza mojo, Burger King, Galito’s KFC, Art Caffe, Kibanda Express, among others, so that you can order your favorite delicacy. To order the food from Glovo Kenya, you need to sign up on the website and place your order. Alternatively, you can install the Glovo Food delivery app on iOS or Android and track the food as its being delivered.
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2. Uber Eats
Similar to Glovo food delivery is Uber Eats. With the Uber Eats platform, you can order your favorite food from up to 80 restaurants like KFC, Big Square, Chicken Inn, Java House, Tamu Snacks, just to name a few. For this application, you can choose the restaurant that you want and have the food you order from the restaurant delivered to your doorstep. Currently, Uber Eats delivers food online in Nairobi and Mombasa. You can install the Uber Eats app on Android and iOS.
3. Jumia Foods
With Jumia Foods online delivery, you can order food from Nairobi’s best restaurants and it will be delivered to you. Jumia has partnered with up to 47 restaurants and delivers food within major cities and towns like Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kajiado, Nakuru and Kiambu. On the Jumia Food website, you can sort food according to breakfast, under 500ksh, chicken rib, platters, pizzas, soft drinks, etc.
4. Yum delivery
As its name suggests, Yum Delivery is an online food delivery platform that delivers food to do your doorstep. The website provides a range of menus and order from other towns like Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, and Nakuru. On Yum, you need to enter your location, choose a restaurant, checkout and wait for the food to be delivered. You can pay online using Mpesa or credit-card or choose to pay cash on delivery.
This website is unique because of the type of food that it offers. The above four websites offered all types of food, but Chandarana Food plus specializes in fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh pastries, dairy and meat products, and wines and spirits. Also, Chandarana has special foods with great discounts where you order one and get another one free. Chanadarana food plus allows you to order groceries and other supermarket shopping via WhatsApp from their ABC, Yaya Center, Diamond Plaza, Ngara, Nanyuki, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyali branches.
Other than the five websites that have been mentioned above, there are other food delivery food companies. Use the near me feature to discover online food delivery services and restaurants near you. Before you order food from the online food delivery websites, apps and websites there are a few tips you need to consider
Tips to Consider before Ordering Food online in Kenya
- Always ensure that they can deliver within your location
- Know the delivery fee for specific radiuses
- Read the terms and conditions
- Check the payment methods available
- Check the time of delivery indicated to avoid being disappointed.
- Check the working hours of the food delivery services