There’s no debating the fact that nearly everyone living in New York City is reliant on Seamless for at least a quarter of their weekly meals (or more), but the world ain’t all sunshine and soup dumplings. In fact, despite all the positive things about Seamless, there’s plenty to complain about: long waits, occasional high minimums and delivery fees, ghost restaurants, suspiciously high ratings for random sushi places you can’t Google (ghost restaurants?), and a lack of curation (have you really ever ordered from one of the 900 combo pizza/bagel/kebab places? Are those ghost restaurants too?!).
Well, perhaps your Seamless days are behind you. Uber recently unveiled its standalone food delivery app, UberEATS, with service currently available below 100th St in Manhattan. In a similar vein to other Seamless competitors like Caviar, UberEATS features a well-curated list of over 100 NYC restaurants (some -- though not all -- of which aren’t available on Seamless), like Court Street Grocers, Noreetuh, Empellon al Pastor, and Egg Shop. You can pay with your Uber account, and (like Seamless) order from places that are within your delivery zone. But does UberEATS have more going for it than its competitors? Let’s evaluate.