Ordering food in Stuttgart is as easy as going online! This is particularly advantageous if your German skills aren’t that strong. There’s no need for confusing back-and-forth on phone calls when you use these online ordering services and apps.
Lieferando works with many restaurants in the Stuttgart area with a huge variety of food. They took over previous competitors Foodora and Pizza.de, which means you get the maximum selection all in one convenient platform.
Lieferando works with all kinds of restaurants, from full-service dining establishments to faster food options, like delivery-only restaurants. Even if you’re located outside the center, it’s easy to find connected food establishments in your area or see how much it will cost to get your food brought to you from downtown.
How It Works
Lieferando offers a web platform as well as an app, with a complete version in English.
When you first enter your zip code, Lieferando displays restaurant logos as well as some key information. Immediately visible are the type of cuisine, hours open, estimated delivery time and cost, and the minimum purchase value.
You can use filters to narrow your results:
- Are you in the mood for pizza or pasta? Limit the cuisines to “Italian.”
- Are you vegetarian? There’s a filter for various dietary preferences.
- Are you on a budget? You can set your preferred minimum purchase value and maximum delivery cost. You can also check whether any discounts are offered.
The service offers a huge range of payment options, from credit card or Paypal online to cash at the door.
Gorillas, founded in May 2020, revolutionized grocery delivery in Germany. Eschewing the traditional grocery retail model, they have built many small grocery warehouses each equipped with a small fleet of e‑bikes. They shot to success thanks to their meeting their promise to deliver in 10 minutes. Of course, the service is only available within the centers of major metropolitan centers so far, but they have expanded rapidly across Europe and even beyond. Fortunately, many parts of Stuttgart are covered.
Gorillas prides itself on offering direct full-time and part-time employment, unlike so many other delivery services operating in the gig economy. They are also committed to offering a variety of local, sustainable, and fair trade products.
How It Works
Gorillas offers a very user-friendly app in multiple languages.
Once you have downloaded the app, you have a variety of sign-in options: phone number, Facebook, Google, or Apple ID. The app offers a quick introductory guide that makes onboarding super easy – no need to go looking for the FAQ! Better still, you can get in touch with customer service with the click of a button.
The app is set up to allow not just searches but also browsing organized by “aisle,” to mirror an in-store shopping experience. You can also browse “New” to see all recently added products, regardless of category. Suggestions of related items are also offered when you add something to your cart. You can pay by bank card, credit card, or PayPal.
Flink is a grocery delivery service modeled closely after Gorillas, entering the market in 2021. The company offers the same promise of 10-minute delivery (within downtown areas in Germany).
How It Works
Flink also works only via their app, which is available in English.
Unlike Gorillas, you can start filling your shopping cart with Flink before registering a user account, which makes it easy to test out. You can shop by food category as with any food delivery app, but Flink also has some unique categories like “breakfast in bed” for when you just want to stay in and treat yourself and “Stay Safe” for masks, rapid tests, and other hygienic supplies. Pay within the app and then you can track your order’s progress in real time as it is filled and delivered.
Rewe is a popular grocery chain in Germany, and so far it is the only one to offer a complete online ordering system for its groceries. Other supermarkets offer an online look at this week’s deals and some also have the possibility to order non-grocery items, but only Rewe gives the convenient option of filling your online shopping basket with comestibles either for pre-assembled pickup or delivery right to your door.
How It Works
Rewe offers a web platform as well as an app, but please note that both are available only in German.
The first step is to set your location. Next, select whether you want home delivery or will come to the store to pick up your order. If you prefer to pick it up, you will need to select the store and you will have the option to pay in advance or upon pickup. Otherwise, you will enter your delivery address when you pay. The shipping cost is quite low and varies depending on the time and size of the time window for delivery, which is possible between 8:00AM and 10:00PM. Online payment is possible via direct debit, PayPal, or credit card.
If it’s your first time using the platform, you will need to create an account to set up your cart. Then you can search for items individually, browse by category, view recommendations or see what’s discounted this week, and select from favorites or past orders. Fortunately, there are pictures of every item to help make things easy!
Additional functionalities are also available, such as viewing coupons, creating a weekly shopping list, exploring reward point options, and printing recipes.
Morgengold offers a flexible subscription service for ordering fresh bakery goods. They are delivered right to your door in time for breakfast in the morning! You don’t even have to wake up to accept the delivery – just leave a bag or bucket for your order outside your front door.
How It Works
Morgengold operates only on the browser-based online platform in German.
First, enter your zip code to find the offerings from the regional Morgengold partner. You’ll see pictures and prices for each item. Most items are available year-round, but there are also special products on offer for certain holidays or seasons. Select the items for your order, on which day(s) you’d like to receive them, and then enter your payment information (SEPA direct debit).
Since Morgengold is a subscription service, it’s set up for you to have regular deliveries – daily, on certain days, or once a week. However, you can adjust this at any time. Your account will be charged at the end of the month, and you can view your current monthly invoice online in your personal customer area.
Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go aims to reduce food waste by offering a platform to sell discounted food that would otherwise be thrown out. They cooperate with a wide variety of restaurants, bakeries, and markets, with most participants closer to the city center.
Depending on the type of seller, you may get a 30–70% discount on the food, although you usually won’t have a free choice of what you get. Instead, you receive a box filled with leftover items, or you may be asked to provide your own container to be filled. Too Good To Go orders must be picked up in person within the designated time window.
How It Works
Too Good To Go operates only via mobile app, which is fully functional in English.
You start by selecting your location, either by zooming in on the map of Germany, entering “Stuttgart” in the search, or enabling location services. There are a few different display options: you can see suggested restaurants to “Discover,” filtered results in “List,” or just browse the pins on the “Map.” It’s possible to mark “Favorites” for quick access in the future.
There are quite a lot of filter options to facilitate your finding just the right food to rescue. You can limit results to restaurants, bakeries, vegetarian options, or specialties; select your preferred time range to pick up; and remove options that are sold out for the day. The descriptions on each food venue’s page will tell you what kind of food you can expect for the set unit price and whether there are any special instructions.
You can order as many units from one restaurant as you like, but you will need to pay separately for units from different restaurants. Payment is possible via debit or credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, or SOFORT bank transfer. You will receive a receipt in the app once your payment is successful, which you will need to present at pickup.
When you arrive at the restaurant or bakery to pick up your box, just ask an employee about Too Good To Go pickup. Not everyone is well informed about the process, but a little patience will see you right. They will need to validate the pickup within the app. Keep in mind that in most cases you won’t get to choose what you carry out, so this may not be a good fit for people with food allergies or strict dietary restrictions. Also, be sure to arrive on time – if you miss the designated time window, you won’t get a refund!