This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Food Delivery companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food Delivery industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Chicago Food Delivery Companies
Grubhubis a online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as nearly 24 million active diners. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favourite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience.
Grubhub features nearly 300,000 restaurants and is proud to partner with more than 200,000 of these restaurants in over 4,000 U.S. cities.
The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, AllMenus and MenuPages.. .
Chowbus is a food delivery platform providing authentic Asian food to its users while empowering local restaurants and stores with the technology, tools, and marketing expertise to grow their business. It provides a curated list of local independent restaurants and stores (paired with real food pictures), a unique bundling feature that allows users to order from multiple restaurants in a single delivery with no added fees, and reliable delivery service.
In 2020, Chowbus was listed by Andreessen Horowitz as one of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplaces in the United States. Founded by Linxin Wen and Suyu Zhang in 2016, Chowbus helps people discover local Asian cuisine that is not easily found on traditional third-party delivery apps..
Chowly provides innovative tech solutions to connect restaurant POS platforms with third-party online ordering solutions (TOOS). It integrates third-party online ordering platforms such as Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, and Caviar.
The platform aims to provide technology-based restaurant industry solutions at an affordable price. It also lowers staffing costs, increases revenue, and reduces errors.
Brian Duncan, Justin McNally, and Sterling Douglass co-founded the company in Chicago, Illinois in 2015.. .
FanFood is a nationwide mobile ordering and concession management platform for sports and live events. The FanFood app and web applications allows fans to order concession food and beverages from their seats and receive their orders via express pickup or in-seat delivery.
The company helps take pressure off long concession lines, increase sales and enhance the overall fan experience.. .
Wise Apple makes life easier by making lunch better – delivering fresh, custom, pre-packaged, ready-to-serve lunches and snacks directly to your door. The service takes away the daily challenge and stress parents face when planning and packing their children’s lunch.
Wise Apple lunches are chef-crafted, and kid-approved using the highest quality, nutritious ingredients. The service offers items for a range of preferences including gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free options.
Launched in 2016, by Rebecca Sholiton and Nate Cooper, Wise Apple is on a mission to see food through kids eyes, making good-for-you food fun for kids.. .
Evans Food Group
Evans Food Group Ltd. is a global producer of branded and private label finished pork rinds and pork rind pellets.
Evans currently operates five production facilities (Chicago, IL; Arlington, TX; Portsmouth, OH; Ontario, CA; and Saltillo, Mexico).. .
Farm Taste is a “farm-to-doorstep” fresh farm produce delivery company. Our mission is to connect customers with local farmers and producers in the most efficient way, so everyone has direct access to local, seasonal and healthy U.S.
grown produce, and that every farmer gets a fair price for their product. We source fresh produce from the U.S.
farms, package it in celebrity-chef curated fresh farm boxes and deliver directly to consumers.. .
Your Pet Chef
Your Pet Chef creates personalized meals for dogs. Our meal plans are created for the individual dog using 100% human grade ingredients.
We package each meal by portion, so the dog owner simply needs to defrost and serve. Our home delivery service eliminates the days of hauling heavy bags of kibble.
We vary the ingredients with each delivery so the dog doesn’t get bored eating the same meal every day. Honestly, we get tired making the same meals everyday too! We have written 3 books.
The Your Pet Chef Cookbook shares our food recipes, helpful hints, and stories and photos of our customer’s dogs. Our 2 new holiday books, Your Pet Chef Presents the 12 Days of Christmas and 8 Days of Hanukkah contain canine friendly recipes based upon traditional holiday dishes.
We host seminars where we teach others how to make their own dog food. We are launching a radio program in January 2015 that will provide listeners with information on proper nutrition, training, and overall care.
We have created a media kit and have been fortunate enough to be included in articles published in Success Magazine, American Express.com, Bank of America.com, and many more. We’ve been interviewed on several live radio programs and podcasts.
Chopbox is a ready-to-cook meal delivery service that offers a wide variety of recipes making it easy to prepare and cook food at home which is healthy and nutritious. It offers delivery services in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa.
Chopbox is based in Chicago, Illinois.. .
Soul Haven would provide exquisite soul food and service, with a diverse menu for every taste bud. We want you to feel Thanksgiving in June with our family atmosphere great tasting food and great customer service.
Our full service restaraunt would provide service for the soul which would include a full service bar as well.. .
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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