Seamless vs. Foodler

glennhoffmania

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I've never heard of Foodler.  I use Seamless or Delivery.
 
NYC.
 

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What is Foodler?
 
Seamless. NYC.
 
I only use it when I'm at work in the Flatiron district so choosing a place is an ordeal.
 

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I don't really have much experience with either- from what I gather Foodler is Boston based, but they sort of represent (based on what I can find) that they're in other places as well.  I guess that's not the case!
 

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Off topic, but how come you prefer to order in instead of going on?  I pretty much only use Seamless at home.
 
Question is for Rembrat.
 

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That's because I work through my "lunch break" and eat at my desk. I get out of here earlier and don't have to deal with the madness of getting food down here.
 

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Yeah it's kind of a zoo over there.  I just need at least 5-10 minutes away from my desk so I almost always go pick something up.
 
Is Foodler any good?  I've never heard anyone mention or seen any ads for it in NYC.
 

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glennhoffmania said:
Off topic, but how come you prefer to order in instead of going on?  I pretty much only use Seamless at home.
 
Question is for Rembrat.
I order for pickup via seamless when I want to take a walk. My goal in most areas of life is to avoid speaking to another human being. Seamless lets me accomplish that.
 
I yearn for the day when all my interactions with people are via app.
 

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I use foodler almost exclusively (Alexandria, VA).  At least around here, seamless requires a credit card (you can't pay cash) and has a much smaller assortment of restaurants available.
 

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Never been to NM.  Grew up in Maine, then Pittsburgh, then Ecuador, then various points in the Washington, DC area.  
 
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Well someone lives there.  It's pretty much the same as Ecuador from what I hear.
 

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SumnerH said:
At least around here, seamless requires a credit card (you can't pay cash) and has a much smaller assortment of restaurants available.
 
This is probably personal preference, but being able to easily order delivery without having to pay with cash is the biggest reason I use this type of service. I hate having to make sure I have enough cash on hand and small bills for tips. Much easier to just have it all charged to the linked credit card.
 
Are there other options in the Boston area other than Foodler? Any reason why they are better?
 

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amlothi said:
 
This is probably personal preference, but being able to easily order delivery without having to pay with cash is the biggest reason I use this type of service. I hate having to make sure I have enough cash on hand and small bills for tips. Much easier to just have it all charged to the linked credit card.
 
a) Foodler allows either.  Leaving me the choice is always better than not allowing it.
b) I try to pay for things where you tip with cash; I'm not sure about delivery people but I know a lot of cabbies around here have to wait until the end of the week to pick up credit card tips.  Cash they get immediately.
c) I try to limit my credit card exposure to a handful of places, both for anti-fraud reasons and anti-database reasons.  I'm not a stickler about it, but for small purchases I avoid plastic when it's not too inconvenient.
 

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amlothi said:
 
This is probably personal preference, but being able to easily order delivery without having to pay with cash is the biggest reason I use this type of service. I hate having to make sure I have enough cash on hand and small bills for tips. Much easier to just have it all charged to the linked credit card.
 
Are there other options in the Boston area other than Foodler? Any reason why they are better?
 
GrubHub works well. I couldn't get the Foodler app on Android and use GH way, way, way too often.
 

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Seven Costanza said:
I don't really have much experience with either- from what I gather Foodler is Boston based, but they sort of represent (based on what I can find) that they're in other places as well.  I guess that's not the case!
Like I said, I'm in DC (Alexandria, VA really) and use foodler most of the time; they have by far the biggest selection of restaurants to choose from. Grubhub and seamless are close in terms of next best choice, but seamless requires a credit card and charges an extra $.50 so they're the least used of the 3. Finefood4u (which is just a local branding of takeout taxi) is probably #2, honestly; they're a ripoff but I can get some awesome gourmet options that the others don't provide (or just resell them at a markup), so I'll occasionally splurge and use them for a fancy place that foodler doesn't offer.