Published on Monday, 22 July 2013 00:00
delivers whole hearty meals right to your doorstep all at the convenience of your computer or smartphone.
Nothing feels better than just staying in and lazing around after a hard day’s work. But your stomach suddenly growls, and try as hard as you may, you can’t ignore it. Sick of always having to order the usual, greasy fast food, you crave for a whole hearty meal. The food cavalry is here in the form of Foodpanda!
Foodpanda is a world-renowned online food delivery service, established in 27 countries all around the globe, and dedicated in providing steaming hot food fuss-free directly to the comfort of your home.
No longer will you have to endure the pains of cooking and cleaning up, or venturing out to restaurants to fill your hungry belly when you can indulge your appetite selecting all sorts of dishes from 125 restaurants in Singapore at the disposal of your computer or your smartphone (with Foodpanda app
You will be spoilt for choice choosing from a range of different cuisines. In fact, the only problem you will encounter from their website is the sheer magnitude of dishes they have to offer, so much that you will have trouble settling on specific items.
Foodpanda offers you the option of paying through the security of PayPal or cash-on-delivery when you check out.
Should you require any assistance, you can simply contact their customer service support operator through a live chat on Foodpanda’s website. The person handling your complaints or enquiries is infinitely patient, helpful and friendly.
I placed a wrong order and wanted to cancel it. With apprehension and ready for an online battle of words, I opened a chat with their support operator requesting to cancel my order. In normal circumstances with other food delivery services, you won’t be able to cancel an order once you have confirmed it unless you put up a really strong fight. To my surprise, the nice person on the receiving end acceded to my request and cancelled my order immediately, informing me so with a smiley face. Good food and service with a virtual smile! :)
After much hemming-and-hawing, I finally placed an order for 18 deep fried chicken wings with a mix of BBQ and arrabbiata sauce, deep fried calamari with line and a special dipping sauce, and potato wedges with chilli mayonnaise from Napolizz Pizza through Foodpanda. The bill came up to a total of $51.50 inclusive of GST and delivery charge.
For every restaurant you wish to order your food from, there will be an estimated delivery time indicated. For Napolizz Pizza, the delivery time was approximately 1 hour. I sat down in my leather couch with a beer in hand and turned my attention to Falling Skies. After what seemed like no time at all, the doorbell rang. My eyes flickered to the clock; 9 p.m. on the dot. My order was placed at 8 p.m. Talk about efficiency. I jumped up and charged to the door to collect my food.
There was more where that came from. The photo above is just for illustrative purposes only, the food was taken out of its plastic containers and arranged on a plate for photo presentation.
When I eagerly ripped open the plastic lids, a cloud of steam rose from the containers. The food was still piping hot as though it had been served fresh from the kitchen. You would have never imagined that it came on the back of a scooter. I dug in and was satisfied.
Foodpanda also accepts advance ordering where you order your food and set the time you wish to have it delivered. Perfect for parties and functions.
With that wonderful experience, Foodpanda is sure to see more orders from me in the future. Lots of great food to boot, guaranteed to be delivered warm with undisputed service, it is no wonder that Foodpanda is one of the most go-to food delivery services in the world.
This is how Foodpanda works:
Foodpanda is a simple service to order food from a variety of restaurants online. Enjoy different cuisines and flavours delivered to your door step.
1. Find a restaurant
Enter your postcode on the home page. Browse from their extensive list of restaurants that deliver to your area. Pick a restaurant you like and browse its menu.
2. Order what you want
Build up your meal by choosing from any of your favourite restaurants, browse the menu and select the items you will like to order. If options are required, e.g
pizza toppings, you will be asked to choose them one you click on an item. Your items will appear on your cart on the right.
3. Checkout & payment
Once you are happy with your order, click on the “ORDER NOW” button and enter your delivery address. Simply follow the checkout instructions from there.
They will send you an SMS confirming your order and delivery time. Sit back, relax and wait for piping hot food to be conveniently delivered to you!
Foodpanda’s Voucher Giftaways:
Stand a chance to win up to a total of $175 worth of vouchers for yourself and your friends!
The winner will be selected at random, and he/she will walk away with a $75 Foodpanda voucher, the 2 friends that the winner tagged in this photo
will each receive a $50 Foodpanda voucher, so the more you tag your friends, and the more your friends tag you, the higher the chances of winning!
Contest commences on 22 July 2013 and ends on 22 August 2013. The winners’ names will be announced on our Facebook page on 23 August 2013.
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