UberEATS is Now in KL

By Elie - 6:30 AM

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Picture this for a bit: It's noon and the sun is unleashing its unforgiving heat, threatening to melt you from the moment you step out the door to your home. You're looking for something to beat the heat. Something sweet. Something cold. Perhaps ice cream delivered right to your doorstep.

And then let's switch the thought a little: It's close to midnight, and your stomach in all its glory is craving for one thing, and one thing only - nasi lemak. And not just any nasi lemak, but the one from your favourite stall located pretty far away from home...hopefully delivered to you in the next 30 minutes.

This is when you call for UberEATS! 
Picture by Isabel

That's right folks, UberEATS has finally graced the shores of KL to bring us a solution to all our food cravings at the most random times! Currently available in 27 countries and over 100 cities, UberEATS is a stand-alone app by your favourite folks at Uber whose aim is to make getting food as easy as requesting for a ride whether you're at home, in your office, or even at a park.
Welcome to KL where food never stops, UberEATS!

Officially launched on the 20th of September 2017 at Le Blanc in Bangsar, UberEATS currently delivers to selected areas such as central business districts in Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, and Damansara Heights but they are looking into expanding their coverage across more cities in KL. Deliveries are charged at a flat RM 5, and no minimum order is required so if all you want is a hot matcha soy from Wondermama, then be their guest! Available from 9AM to 12AM daily, there are about 200 over restaurant partners already signed up with UberEATS so you can probably get that midday ice cream fix from say, Inside Scoop already? 

Specially catered to both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

For extreme cultural sensitivity, UberEATS even offers 2 variations of bags to deliver our food piping hot, or ice cold in - by using separate bags for both halal and non-halal food so one never touches the other and vice versa. When it was first announced by Shri Chakravarthy Gopalakrishnan, General Manager of UberEATS Malaysia and Singapore, you could hear the sighs of relief and several gasps of amazement in how much thought had been put into launching the app in Kuala Lumpur. So really, how do you start using UberEATS?
  1. Download the UberEATS app via the App Store or through Google Play. 
  2. Add your delivery address. It can be your home or office, or your boyfriend's home... just wherever you'd like it. Think of it as an Uber but for your food. 
  3. Pick from over 200 restaurant partners already available on UberEATS. I mean, you never know if your favourite food spot is already a partner so keep searching!
  4. Order your food and tap to pay for it with your saved card on Uber.
  5. And then you wait. Very patiently. Stalk Track your order in real time. And just wait for your food to come to you in the next 30 minutes.
I mean, food ordering doesn't get anymore simple than that right? The coolest feature however that distinctively brings UberEATS up a notch is that you get to track your order in real time, just as you would watch as your Uber pull up closer so you could get ready to ride. Spearheading with the tagline, "Tekan Butang, Mari Makan", it's pretty evident that the app has tapped into a market where food is king, 24/7, all year long and they're really on the right track. 

So remember, the next time you're feeling like you need a midnight chocolate cake sent to you because you've already slipped into your comfortable home clothes, there's always UberEATS to save you...r stomach. And from now till 21st October, you can also use the promo code KLTASTY to get your first 3 deliveries done for free! Don't say I bojio!

Jom Makan, Malaysia!

A big thank you to RantauPR for inviting me to the launch of UberEATS because now I'm totally hyped to get my food delivered to the office, simply because they don't deliver to my home. Yet.

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