This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco 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 San Francisco Food Delivery Companies
DoorDash provides restaurant food delivery services connecting customers with local businesses across the United States and Canada. The company is passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living.
By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. It connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in more than 600 cities across the United States and Canada.
Andy Fang, Evan Moore, Stanley Tang, and Tony Xu founded Palo Alto Delivery in June 2013, which became DoorDash, Inc. in October 2014, with its headquarters based in San Francisco in California..
Postmates is an on-demand food delivery. The platform gives customers access to the most selection of merchants in the US with more than 600,000 restaurants and retailers available for delivery and pickup, many of which are exclusive to Postmates.
The market leader in Los Angeles and markets across the southwest, Postmates covers 80% of US households, across all 50 states. Customers can get free delivery on all merchants by joining Postmates Unlimited, the industry’s first subscription service..
Farmstead is an artificial intelligence-powered farm to doorstep grocery delivery startup. Farmstead’s personalized Smart Shopping List helps the user discover new dishes to cook and buy what they love in minutes.
The user saves time, waste less food, and eat healthier with their fresher-than-theirr-supermarket supply chain.. .
Caviar is the easiest way for consumers and businesses to order food from favorite local eateries with the ability to live-track the order on a map. Browse a picture menu, place the order, and we’ll deliver within 1 hour.
Caviar offers restaurants a delivery solution in just a few minutes without any infrastructure, logistical, or operational costs.. .
Imperfect Foods provides grocery delivery service rescuing and redistributing food across multiple grocery categories – including produce, shelf-stable goods, dairy, meat and seafood. Imperfect Foods has remained hyper focused on eliminating food waste and supporting farmers and producers when it comes to excess and imperfect products.
The company now rescues and redistributes food across multiple grocery categories – including produce, shelf-stable goods, dairy, meat and seafood. Its performance and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates that this mission-driven model is poised for success in the long term.
Starship Technologies is a robotics company building fleets of self-driving delivery robots designed to deliver goods locally within 30 minutes. The robots drive autonomously 99% of the time to make safe and environmentally friendly curb-side deliveries from a local hub.
They also offering people convenient new services that improve everyday life. Starships Technologies robots are equipped with a sensor suite that includes cameras, GPS and inertial measurement unit.
The company’s aim is to fundamentally reshape how goods are shipped and delivered, and make local delivery, ultimately, free. It also enables a new era of instant delivery that works around your schedule at much lower costs.
Starships Technologies was founded on July 1, 2014, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.. .
Cheetah is a provider of contactless pickup and delivery services for food and supplies at wholesale prices. By turning refrigerated trucks into mobile fulfillment centers, Cheetah provides the safest option for grocery pickup without contact and away from crowds.
Consumers simply place their order through the Cheetah mobile app and drive to one of multiple designated locations in the Bay Area where products are placed in the trunk of their car without leaving the driver’s seat.. .
Virtual Kitchen operates as a platform that empowers restaurants to take full advantage of the delivery opportunity. Its delivery-optimized kitchens and technology unlock delivery coverage with minimal upfront investment.
The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
With a mission to build a better workplace through food, ZeroCater is on the path to becoming the #1 food company serving the workplace. Founded in 2009, ZeroCater has become a leading provider of office catering and snacks, serving companies of all industries including Pagerduty, Salesforce and Cisco Systems.
Technology, people, operations and top-notch food partners allow for ZeroCater’s seamless process and provide customers with in-depth insight into their food programs. ZeroCater provides office catering and snack services in San Francisco; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Austin and Los Angeles, with plans to expand nationally.
For more information visit zerocater.com. Thus far, ZeroCater has raised over $17.6M from investors including Cleveland Avenue, Justin Kan, Romulus Capital, Struck Capital, Y Combinator, Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, SV Angel, and Yuri Milner..
Uber Eats is a food delivery platform that makes getting great food from a favorite local restaurants as easy as requesting a ride. Its application connects anyone with a broad range of local restaurants and food, so they can order from the full menus of their local favorites whenever they want.
Through its app, its customers will be able to browse, order, and track their order.. .
Zesty provides regular office catering to companies in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Curated by in-house dietitians, Zesty works with hundreds of high quality Bay Area restaurants such as Nopalito, Dosa, Souvla, Woodhouse Fish Co., Little Star Pizza, Wise Sons, providing nutrition facts on every dish.
Every meal is delivered by Zesty’s own Catering Captains, offering all the reliability and service quality of an in-house caterer as well as the variety of dozens of cuisines. Zesty works with hundreds of companies including Salesforce, Twitch, Uber, Lyft, Github, Everlane and TechCrunch, serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners, happy hours and special events.
Zesty is aiming to make a real impact on the world by significantly improving the health of employees. They start by empowering their own own team to live healthfully by offering a gym membership of your choice, on-site sports massage, bi-annual retreats, an open vacation policy…and a kombucha kegerator! They are proud to not just have a work hard, play hard attitude, but strive for first class execution in everything they do.
They have raised over $20M in funding top Silicon Valley investors including Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Forerunner Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator. Their office building is located in the sunny Potrero Hill district of San Francisco..
2ndKitchen enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly using restaurants around them. They help businesses create a custom menu from neighboring restaurants and install integrated kiosks for easy ordering.
Because of short distances and order bundling, food is delivered to customers’ seats hot and fast. It’s a win-win-win where businesses add food to their menu, customers enjoy great food delivered to their seat, and restaurants serve additional dining rooms in their neighborhood..
Feast from the East is an unique Pan Asian fusion dining restaurant that offers take-out and delivery options. The restaurant started in 1981 and has served the Los Angeles area for over 30 years with delicious Asian food and drinks.
Customers can find everything from the popular Chinese Chicken Salad to a variety of noodle dishes, soups, and appetizers. With easy online ordering, your Chinese takeout will be ready when you arrive..
Monkey Sauce, represented by the swinging monkey on the Bandar Chili Sauce bottle embodies the mischievousness and playfulness of the product and its founders, Lalit and Dan. Bandar’s first two products are inspired by Lalit’s family recipes of mango pickle (achaar) and mint-cilantro chutney – ubiquitous condiments throughout South Asia.
However, these playful monkeys, added their own spice blends and puréed these sauces down from their typical chunky form into tasty, appetizing, squeeze-bottle condiments that until now didn’t exist anywhere in the United States – perhaps even the world. The savory, spicy flavors of Bandar’s All Natural Spicy Mango and Mint-Cilantro Chili Sauces can be enjoyed by Americans on just about anything that could use a unique, exotic kick – Bandar sauces go great with sandwiches, falafels, kebobs, and even waterlogged hot dogs..
MarketSquare is an online platform through which farmers can sell their produce directly to retailers/wholesalers. The platform will provide an online marketplace with bi-directional bidding.
In addition, the platform will provide logistics costs estimates before the deal is struck, so clients can know their total costs in advance.. .
Cookitoo is an online marketplace where food professionals can list, search and book unused kitchen space in their area. We want to help local food businesses expand their business and create flexible work for foodies everywhere! Originally called Sprout and founded in 2016, in the Simplot Ignite accelerator program by Slingshot.
Through a 12-week practical crash course on building a product and getting traction, the co-founders James and Caroline truly built something beautiful. Every day we are making our way towards creating the platform that will facilitate the next wave of food tech innovation..
Eat24 is a web-based food and delivery service that partners with local restaurants. Eat24 provides many services for its customers, including delicious apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Google Chrome; over 40,000 restaurants in over 1,500 cities with more being added each day; live chat, email, and 24 hours phone support; a service that is free and intuitive to use; a completely free mobile site; easy re-ordering and pre-ordering; and exclusive offers and content through its Eat24 VIP program.
Eat24 was established in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, CA.. .
MobyDish is an online platform that provides catering and event services. It is driven by a mission is to build a service and technology that allow its customers to share special moments together.
The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
Foodonate is a nonprofit tech organization that wants to end hunger in San Francisco with good quality and nutritious food. Furthermore, in the future, we would like to reintroduce homeless people into the workforce by providing technical training for them to be prepared to work.
We operate by collecting leftovers from any type of food business. After that, we make sure all the food is inspected and determined to be in good quality and packaged.
Then, we deliver to shelters for people in need.. .
Foodtourismo is a great alternative to cooking & take-out. It connects people who want to eat authentic, high-quality homestyle food at good value, with those who are expert chefs & food entrepreneurs.
The food featured on our site is freshly made for you using artisanal methods and unique recipes.. .
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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