Stuck at home but craving a specific dish from a specific restaurant? These Hong Kong food delivery companies have your needs covered.
From fast-food chains to independent restaurant groups, here are the food delivery options that can satisfy your cravings without leaving home.
Black Sheep Go Delivery
GO delivery app by Black Sheep Restaurants, the homegrown restaurant group, is more than just an answer to couch-loving diners—it’s a way to skip the queue and order meals from some of the group’s most popular restaurants in town.
Selections are more refined (and expensive) than those on the other delivery apps. But a proper dine-in dinner at its restaurants is around HK$500.00 per head, so it can be an affordable way to sample their menus.
But the sad news is — as Covid-related regulations on restaurants have relaxed — the more popular restaurants have been removed from the list. As of this update, Maison Libanaise serving Lebanese fare and pizza place Motorino are accepting orders, though the list may change depending on the delivery location. (Note that the pick-up option has a more extensive list of restaurants.)
If the app would be functional again, delivery time is usually an hour from past experiences. The service is limited to some neighbourhoods on the island side.
There is a minimum order of HK$150.00, with no additional delivery fee.
Recent news suggested that the group is making its business more sustainable by offering reusable containers to its users. Users who opt-in for the programme will pay a one-off deposit for the containers which will be collected and reused every time you order from Go. It’s currently an invitation-only programme.
An alternative Hong Kong food delivery option for healthy but lazy eaters.
You don’t even have to pick what you want for each meal. Nosh offers meal plans that emphasize healthy and smart eating.
You can choose a meal plan between three to 20 days, for two or three meals per day.
There are four types of meal plans to choose from for different “goals”: Balanced Diet, Weight Loss, Build Muscle and NOSH Veggie. Its chef-designed recipes average 550 calories each.
Some examples include grass-fed beef burrito bowl with brown rice and roasted salsa and vegetarian Japanese soboro (minced Impossible™ meat) bowl.
It costs around HK$195.00 to HK$395.00 per day depending on the meals you choose.
The meal plan rotates between its 100 recipes, so there won’t be repetitions even for its longest (20-day) meal plan. Its veggie meal plan, however, will be repeated every two weeks.
Once you have placed your order by Saturday each week, NOSH will deliver to your door between 7 am and 9 am each day. Cold food will be left at the door so you can pick up whenever you want and heat it up before enjoying your meal.
An ambitious challenger to Nosh is Nutrition Kitchen.
Nutrition Kitchen offers different calorie-controlled meals. It emphasises its chef-designed meal plans that will help you achieve your diet goal—whether you would like to lose weight or gain muscle.
You can choose between a regular, vegetarian or flexitarian diet for around HK$71.00 per meal.
There is a minimum order of five consecutive days (Monday to Friday). Delivery is made in the morning between 5:30 am and 8:30 am. You have to heat it before consumption.
Order Online Hong Kong offers a range of restaurants specialising in Central and South Asian cuisines.
Meraki at Home
Those who are familiar with Middle Eastern restaurant Bedu and Brazilian-Japanese restaurant Uma Nota will be thrilled to know that the group behind these restaurants have their own delivery and take out platform.
Jia, which is “home” in Mandarin, is the group behind a dozen eateries including Michelin-starred restaurants Louise and Duddell’s. In order to deal with the massive pandemic-caused changes in the fine-dining food scene in Hong Kong, the group launched its instant orders and delivery service Jia Everywhere in 2020. While definitely on the high-end for price points, it’s a delivery option if you’d like to treat yourself to a chef-curated, fine-dining meal in the comfort of your home or hotel.
Despite local restaurant groups setting up their own delivery services, this London-headquartered delivery company is still the go to for many smaller restaurants offering food deliveries. Deliveroo partners with more than 6,500 restaurants and 4,500 riders in Hong Kong.
Deliveroo’s Hong Kong office tells HK Cheapo that about 65–70% of restaurants are exclusive to Deliveroo.
Its delivery fee varies but is usually about HK$20.00, which is slightly higher than some of its competitors.
In return, you get a reliable delivery service and the most user-friendly interface out of all the apps we’ve tried and tested.
The app or website can tell you the status of your food and when you can expect to receive your order.
If you plan to order food delivery frequently, consider subscribing to the Deliveroo Plus package. It offers unlimited delivery service for a monthly delivery fee of HK$98.00.
Its Chiller Service delivers alcoholic beverages without a delivery fee.
A Tamjai newbie? Here is something to know: it offers a number of broth selections in different spiciness. There are 10 different levels of “Mild Spicy” option. The higher the numbers, the less spicy it gets—so, 10 mild spicy is the least spicy level.
Its usual delivery fee is about HK$15.00 but can be higher or lower according to the distance between the restaurant and your home. One advantage of using FoodPanda is that it allows users to pay with cash in addition to credit cards.
The service is decently reliable. But one complaint is that its map and its time estimation are often wrong.
One of our recent favourites is Imaginary Burger. The relatively new addition to FoodPanda is a delivery-only concept by Honbo, one of the best burger shops in Hong Kong. The service is available for anyone around Admiralty, Central, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun.
These fast-food restaurants usually deliver around Hong Kong. Some even answer your call 24/7.
You can order McDonald’s through Deliveroo’s app as well as its own McDonald’s app (for iOS and Android).
UberEats and Doordash
After five years of trying to make it in Hong Kong, Uber pulled the plug on their local delivery service on December 31st, 2021. Doordash is not available in Hong Kong.
This post was originally authored by Hiufu Wong and was published in April 2020. Last update: February, 2023 by Jennifer Ng.