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Uber to the Rescue of all Our Lazy Foodie Needs

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Do you ever wake up after a hectic night out with a craving for that two-day-old pizza you remember sitting on the bottom shelf of your fridge and find nothing?

Have no fear, UberEATS is here!

Commencing today, Uber‘s newest food delivery service UberEATS will be taking Melbourne by storm. Designed to upgrade your ham and cheese sandwich or help host dinner at your place with some of the best food in the city, the lucky folk of Melbourne will now be able to order gourmet food to sate their every hungry person whim.

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Melbourne is at the heart of foodie culture, which makes it no surprise that it is the third city in the world (after Paris, then Toronto) to have the privilege of UberEATS gracing its doorsteps. The service has teamed up with 80 of Melbourne’s finest food joints including: Gazi, Rice Queen, Vegie Bar, Supernormal, and Pana Chocolate. According to UberEATS General Manager Simon Rossi, they vary from “the best in Melbourne and celebrity chefs” to “local favourites … that have been in business for 67 years”.

Who doesn’t want this delivered for breakfast? No one? Okay. source

Simon Rossi also has assured us UberEATS will expand its delivery routes.

“Overseas we do bits and pieces around [other types of delivery],’ he told PEDESTRIAN.TV, ‘but at this stage, here in Australia, we’re very much focused on rolling out UberEATS into Melbourne and getting it very quickly to the rest of Australia.”

Can we be anymore excited?

Not if it’s gourmet food, Chandler. source

The good people of Melbourne are already putting the UberEATS app to the test, including those from News Limited, who commented: “The results were a little slow off the mark, and not exactly piping hot, but the delivery itself went as smoothly as your average UberX ride.”

A solid 3.5/5 stars on a delivery from News Limited correspondent. source

Despite competition from Deliveroo and Foodora, Simon Rossi isn’t too worried, focusing more on bringing Melbourne and Australia the best foodie service:

“We think Uber’s been very focused on hand-selecting our restaurant partners to make sure that we’ve got the best – our ultimate goal is to have the best selection to deliver anytime, anywhere, and to be the quickest.” 

UberEATS is available from 11am to 10pm, seven days a week. Delivery will usually be a flat $5 fee per order, but because they’re just starting out, Uber‘s gonna deliver your Instagram worthy food for free.

Have fun, Melbourne!