Food Ordering

Stuttgart Food Ordering

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

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.

» Web­site   » Apple App   » Android App

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

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.

» Web­site » Apple App » Android App

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

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.

» Web­site » Apple App » Android App

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

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.

» Web­site   » Apple App   » Android App

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

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.

» Web­site

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.

» Web­site   » Apple App   » Android App

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!