Pune is home to thousands of young expats, college-goers and nuclear families! And this melting pot of cultures certainly follows the mantra, “Work hard, eat harder”. Testimony to this is an upsurge of the local restaurants, international food chains and food tech start-ups that have come up in the city to satisfy the ever-wanting palates of the Punekars.
Even though we are blessed with lot of adventurous food options, one thing that the new age city-goers don’t have, is time. Caught between quick moving schedules and a quench for experimenting with cuisines, food-delivery apps come as a helpful getaway for us. There is nothing better than sitting on your cosy sofa after a hectic day and sharing the last slice of pizza with friends. And there is nothing more desirable than digging into Butter Chicken with colleagues after a strenuous meeting.
Owing to the growing demand, a lot of food-tech portals have entered the business. Except for glitches like the one that TinyOwl had, the increasing competition generally works in our favour as they keep innovating with more cuisines, features and convenient options. A lot of the city people prefer to order online over making a phone call, simply because of the easy process. Exciting offers like 50% off coupons, cash back vouchers and deals make these apps sell like hot bakes.
We take a look at what’s hot in the food delivery scenes of Pune.
Foodpanda is a global food delivery platform which is currently operating in 40 countries. It allows users to place orders from local restaurants via a Search, Choose, Pay, Enjoy process. Foodpanda took over Pune-based Tastykhana (one of the city’s earliest food ordering portals) in 2014. Garnering mixed reviews (on their delivery time) from the people of Pune, it still enjoys a leading position in this space. You are sure to find food that gets your taste buds tickling with 786 Pune-based restaurants to choose from. They are also introducing a live food tracking system, where in you can track your delivery.
If you’d like to place an order, log on to Foodpanda.in / Foodpanda mobile app, and be sure to grab any discounts they may be offering.
Zomato has been ruling our hearts (rather, hungry hearts) with its restaurant listings, reviews and recommendations since long now. So when they introduced an Order service, it was like an icing on the cake. Their specialized food ordering app, Zomato Order is up and running in Pune. The original Zomato app is linked to the Order app, so that once you look at the restaurant listings, you are directed to the latter. The service is quite new and doesn’t include too many restaurants in the city yet, but looks to be a promising one in the future.
Try www.zomato.com/ Zomato Order app and get yourself food to satisfy every craving!
Swiggy is a Bangalore based online food ordering marketplace. Founded in August 2014, their idea was to get the choicest of food from the best restaurants delivered to customers at their doorsteps. Having their own delivery fleet enables them to offer several intriguing features like faster deliveries, no minimum order and multiple online payment options. In Pune, they have tied up with over 550 restaurants including German Bakery, Goodluck Cafe, Vaishali, Marrakesh, Venky’s, Burger Barn Cafe, Eatsome, Café Chokolade, Malaka Spice, Mast Kalandar and Rajdhani Thali.
So if you too want to indulge in food from your favourite restaurant, just order at www.swiggy.com / Swiggy Mobile App
Recently launched in Pune, Mumbai-based Holachef is an online-curated food delivery service working with chefs for menu planning, food packing, customer service, quality control, et al. Holachef’s dynamic menu comprises a range of cuisines from Mexican to Middle-Eastern and from Kashmiri to Chettinad. The menu changes every day and is crowd managed. User ratings post food consumption play a crucial role in deciding future menus. “We want to change the dynamics of online food ordering in this vibrant city. We plan to do many virtual food fests like street food fests, dessert fests and international cuisine fests in Pune in the coming months. This will be a first of its kind offering,” says Saurabh Saxena, Founder and CEO, Holachef.
Craving for some chef-cooked food? Place an order on www.holachef.com / Holachef mobile app.
Faaso’s began in 2011 as a popular joint for affordable wraps with the youngsters of the city. Today, they have come a long way with offering a ‘mobile app’ for delivery of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Patrons love the fact that a varieties of delectable hot food, from wraps to rice, and starters to desserts are delivered to their doorsteps. With a presence in 10 cities, they aim to be the largest ‘Food on Demand’ business in the country. You can choose from their Daily Specials, pay through a Faasos wallet and use their real-time delivery tracker to follow your order.
Get your feast on the run, at, Faaso’s Mobile App.