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Shopping & Delivery Apps

Which Grocery Delivery Service Is Best for You?

Like meal kits, grocery delivery service options have proliferated to the point where we're spoiled for choices—so determining the best grocery delivery app or online service can be tricky, and varies...
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Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

Mission Pie vs. the Gig Economy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . In April, the news broke that DoorDash — one of the many food delivery services of the sort Heisler will not do business with — was applying tips given to its delivery workers to their base...

Do any of you use a meal planning service or app?

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by msoftich 2 years ago

I love to cook at home. I also know it can be a pain to fit time in to cook on the weekdays. I am training to become a UX designer and right now I am working on a school project to design a service...

UberEats Is the Most Profitable Part of Uber

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Despite being a fairly late entrant into the delivery game — the standalone UberEats app launched in late 2015 — and facing stiff competition from the likes of Grubhub and Postmates, UberEa...

Food Vocabulary and Shopping in a Chinese Supermarket

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

If you want to learn more food and drink words in Chinese

Door Dash robot delivery in Redwood City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

DoorDash starts deliveries via robot in Redwood City today.

Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping Guide App v2.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Discover complex issues about palm oil and orangutans, from endangered species to reforestation, biodiversity and biofuel. Find responsible, sustainable conservation choices to support wildlife an...

First Class Meal

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . The team’s proposal, which won the Urban SOS: Fair Share competition in January, envisages using the vast postal system network to improve food security in the US. Grocery stores and market...

Where can I buy scotch online?

y528s
by y528s 3 years ago

I am looking to buy scotch online but haven't found a site I like quite as much as Master of Malt. Although they ship to the US, shipping from the UK is pretty pricey. Any recommendations?

Grocers Feel Chill From Millennials

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

“I don’t think we’ve seen shopping change so dramatically ever,” said Marty Siewert, senior vice president for consumer and shopper analytics at Nielsen. “Those things in the past that have been re...

Starship robots try out deliveries on San Francisco sidewalks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"...The crowd parted, and two small six-wheeled robots trundled past them at a steady 4 mph, lights flickering around their edges and on a protruding antenna. They glided down the Richmond District...

Uber Eats Finds?

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by restaurantarian 3 years ago

What are you favourites on Uber Eats? Generally, and also the Uber Eats options that are not restaurants but deliver. (Also Foodora etc,)

Uber Eats

jpr54_1
by jpr54_1 3 years ago

I down loaded and used the app for first time on Thursday. It was easy to use I wish there was a larger selection of restaurants. My food arrived as described and within time stated

Lighter: "Pandora of Food"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"...Lighter’s new platform (still in beta) helps people to prepare healthy meals by giving them personalized plant-based menus and shopping lists by following the recommendations of trusted 'food l...

Food deals app ?

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by maj54us 5 years ago

I missed on a great avocado sale in Montreal and was wondering if there's an app that can give you the heads up on weekly special without going every page of the flyers.

Buypartisan app: for shoppers who care about the politics behind brands they use

greygarious
by greygarious 5 years ago

http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/08/12/this-new-app-lets-you-know-about-the-politics-behind-the-food-you-buy/ If it's important to you to know if and what political parties/causes the manu...

Slowfood app

jen kalb
by jen kalb 5 years ago

This may be old news, but Slowfood now has an Android Osterie app (2014) in additional to the Iphone app. Just bought it and its a big improvement over lugging the book around. $10. It has a map f...