Top Five Delivery Services in the UK

Top Five UK Operating Delivery Services

The most unique food delivering services in the UK

Ordering food is easy until you begin to think about which delivery service you should use. Each is unique in its own different way and there are reasons to use all of them. Whether you’re looking to order or thinking about offering delivery at your restaurant or store, it can be hard to know where to even begin. Stumped? Me to. Let’s explore the different types of delivery services in the UK.


Top Five Delivery Services in the UK

In 2012, Gregory Orlowski and William Shu founded Deliveroo which has since become the top delivery platform based in the UK.

Offering access not only to local and big-time restaurants and takeaways, Deliveroo, like many other third-party delivery companies, now offers grocery deliveries from stores such as the Co-op.

Deliveroo continues to expand to new locations across the UK, adding new and different restaurants to their already vast collection for diners to enjoy.

Uber Eats

Of course, you can’t have a top food delivery list without Uber Eats.

This delivery service you’ve no doubt heard of was founded in America but has nevertheless become one of the top players in the UK food delivery service game.

A sub-organisation of Uber – the revolutionary taxi service – an Uber partner will collect your order from a restaurant of your choice and deliver it to you in their own vehicle. The service even accounts for delivery quality with its rating system that allows the customer to rate their delivery driver out of five stars, prompting exceptional service.

Much like Deliveroo and other third-party companies, Uber Eats has expanded its selection of offers to include grocery stores and continues to expand its included restaurants as you read this sentence.

Hungry Panda

Got your mind on Chinese food? Hungry Panda was founded in London in 2016, offering Chinese food and grocery deliveries with extensive market coverage.

This unique delivery service offers a Mandarin interface so that Mandarin speakers can have a faster and easier ordering process.

Hungry Panda operates in an impressive 9 countries around the globe, including United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Australia, Japan, Korea and Singapore. With plans to expand to more countries, Hungry Panda is sure to take the Chinese food market by storm.

Although this service might not be the best for many people, it’s still a solid delivery option for Chinese restaurants and its unique design earns it a spot on this list.

Top Five Delivery Services in the UK


This food subscription service is unlike anything we’ve mentioned so far on Food Tech Digest. HelloFresh is a popular subscription service that delivers easy-to-follow recipes along with fresh pre-portioned ingredients. Subscribers can look forward to a wide array of different meals as well as a fun cooking experience that many delivery services can’t offer.

With a discount on offer for first-timers, as well as an easy cancellation method, you can make sure you want to carry in with the subscription without any stress or hassle. If you’re interested in taking a look at a few recipe examples, take a look at their menu here!

Mindful Chef

Another subscription service just like HelloFresh, Mindful Chef also offers the finest quality ingredients along with a step-by-step recipe for you to cook up at home.

Based in the UK, Mindful Chef offers several benefits unique to this subscription service, such as the option to purchase for one, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, as well as light recipes that are only 450 to 650 calories a serving.

Buying from Mindful Chef also supports children in need, as every one meal bought donates another to a child born in poverty.

Along with their healthy meals, Mindful Chef offers nutritious smoothy bundles as well as soups and broths, guaranteeing there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

There you have it – our top five unique food delivery services that operate in the UK! If you’re interested in checking out even more delivery services worldwide, check out this list of the top 25 food delivery companies in the world.

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