It’s true, Uber really is taking over the world. In addition to being your sober dial-a-ride service, the company has launched a food delivery service called UberFresh.
The service is available for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and for dinner between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. If you’re in the coverage area, which includes the Westside, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, a small fork and knife icon will show up to the far right in your regular Uber app.
“Rather than standing in long restaurant lines, trying to find parking at your favorite restaurant, or dealing with unpredictable delivery times, UberFresh brings you a great lunch on-demand with none of the hassle,” writes the company on its blog.
You can use it to order food from participating restaurants, including STK, the Counter, Il Tramezzino, Little Fork and more. Menus and participating restaurants vary weekly. The company claims it takes only 10 minutes to deliver your food.
Don’t expect to order everything on a restaurant’s menu. Each week, single items from participating restaurants are available. This week’s offerings include smoked ribs, baked beans and corn bread from Little Fork ($17), a grilled steak sandwich with Gruyere, Dijon mustard, pickled shallots and a side of mac and cheese from STK ($17) and a roasted chicken breast with chimichurri and mushroom couscous from Fundamental L.A. ($15).
There’s a flat $3 delivery free on all orders, regardless of how many meals you order. When your food arrives, you’ll need to meet the driver at your curbside.
According to the UberFresh blog, the company plans to expand to other neighborhoods in Los Angeles soon.
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