I love food and eating but I don’t like the inconvenience of having to get up and prepare a meal every time that I am hungry.
With my hectic lifestyle and busy schedule, I need a quick fix. UberEats has always been a dream for me. When I used to visit my boyfriend who lived in Bryanston, we practically lived on UberEats. It used to upset me so much that we didn’t have such food delivery services in Soweto. It really didn’t make sense to me, we had a wide variety of local restaurants and almost all fast food restaurants at our disposal but getting food always meant getting into the car and leaving the house.
On one of my food runs, I stopped at McDonald’s to get my usual meal and noticed an UberEats delivery bag and almost lost my mind. UberEats was finally in my hood! This could have been one of my happiest moments this year.
In June, UberEats was finally launched in Soweto. For those of you who aren’t familiar with UberEats, this food delivery service is as reliable as getting an Uber. With an easy to use app, you have a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, order and fresh food is delivered straight to your doorstep within an average delivery time of 35 minutes at a delivery fee of R17.
UberEats is still fairly new in Soweto, and is only available in Jabulani, Pimville, Orlando East and Diepkloof for now. A few of the authentic and local restaurants that are available on the app are Just Badela, Moja Café, Wandie’s Place, Rib Boys, Native Rebels, KFC, McDonald’s, Steers and Kauai just to name a few.
“The app is built on catering to the local taste of the cities it operates in. That’s why they have doubled down on bringing the best food Soweto has to offer, at a price point everyone can afford.”
Orders can be placed from 10am – 10pm seven days a week. What I love the most about the UbeEats app is that you can make in-app purchases and track how far your order is. You can literally watch your order being prepared, picked up, and delivered straight to you.
Not only is UberEats here to feed the locals of Soweto but they have provided economic opportunities for local residents who want to earn some extra money for delivering food. With UberEats local residents can access flexible work with a bicycle, scooter or car. UberEats is the first international food delivery app to launch in Soweto, promising great tasting local food delivered at the press of a button in 35 mins or less.
How to Order:
Download the UberEats app from either the App or Google Play.
Log in with your Uber account credentials, or set up an account.
Select a restaurant, and choose what you want to eat from their menu
Press “place order” and watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.
Your receipt will be sent to your email address associated with your Uber account or can be viewed in your app
Key Features include:
No minimum basket order: This allows you to order as much
as you’d like, from one specific restaurant per order. • R17.00 Delivery Fee
• Schedule an order: Sometimes convenience means being able to plan ahead. You have the ability to schedule an order ahead of time. You can schedule an order anytime up to an hour before the desired delivery window–and as far as a week out.
• Card and cash option: You are able to order via a connected credit card (payment will go off immediately) or via cash (to be paid when the delivery-partner arrives with the order)
• Filter food: You can look up restaurants according to specific criteria like customer ratings, speed, price, and dietary constraints.
• Personalised recommendations: When you open Uber Eats you should be able to find what you want with ease. Past orders, 30-minute delivery options, and popular options near you.
Soweto, let’s eat!