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An unbelievable number of people in the food industry took an immense blow during the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands had to either shut their doors entirely, or cut costs by retrenching part-time workers. This is why it is now more important than ever to support and build up the small and independent local restaurants.

Uber Eats is helping the restaurant industry grow and innovate, making our communities more economically vibrant places to do business.Today, this is really an appreciation blog post. So explore Uber Eats #SupportLocal with me and stand a chance to WIN a delicious meal voucher!

Uber Eats Makes It Easy

Uber Eats showcases a variety of local restaurants – and it is absolutely customised to your location! In my area, I was able to find a new Portugese restaurant (The Algarve ), Indian cuisine (Meals on Thyme), Asian food (Yang Yang Chinese Restaurant, our FAV!), and the best cafe’ offering the favourites we love to eat. We are able to find, view and order from these local restaurants, from the comfort of your home!

Filtering for the right food was just as easy. I was able to look up restaurants according to specific criteria like speed, price, and dietary constraints. Looking for all gluten free options available within 30 minutes? No problem. Dish information and average prep times helps Uber Eats share the right dishes that will come at the right time. Same goes for allergies; they get that the fear of having a food allergy that could be potentially dangerous to your health. That’s why they have also introduced allergy-friendly filters, making it easier for people with allergies or dietary restrictions to order.

Uber Eats Order

What we love, is that you can schedule an order from your Uber Eats app anytime up to an hour before the desired delivery window – and as far as a week out. We were able to search for dinner options a few days before, and place our order for a specific time window.. All Uber Eats are contactless when you select “leave at the door” on checkout to ensure social distancing measures are followed.

Scheduling food from UberEats

I was able to track my delivery via my app in real time – as it was prepared, finishing touches and when my delivery person had it in his hands. I could also see exactly how far he is away from me, so dinner prep (aka getting the kids to set the table, bathed and ready for the evening!) was a breeze! By the time he stopped at our gate, everyone was seated at the table.

Uber Eats is very serious about creating a sustainably-conscious app, so they have created the new Utensil Opt-In option. This allows you to request for cutlery, if needed. It is no longer a served-standard, encouraging the positive upkeep of the environment around us.

Uber Eats Local

Great News, guys! UberEats is offering some amazing specials to all Uber Eats customers: From now until 2 May you’ll get the best sellers from the best in your neighbourhood and only pay R70. [T&C’s apply]

Please note that this is for LOCAL restaurants in the UberEats app. It excludes fast food chain restaurants like KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.

UberEats food

WIN with UberEats

To win your own R400 Uber Eats voucher, enter via the Instagram post and don’t forget to

This competition is open to South African residents where Uber Eats is available and closes on 2 May.

** This post was sponsored for a campaign to support local and small-owned restaurants.

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