ChowNow: Local Food Ordering

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About this app

ChowNow does takeout differently. We don’t believe in charging absurd fees—to you, our diners, or our restaurant partners. Other delivery apps slam restaurants with commissions as high as 40% on every order. Not ChowNow—when you order with us, everyone wins. Because fair takeout just tastes better.

We partner with the best independent restaurants nationwide. With us, you’re getting unique local eats that are ready for pickup whenever and wherever you are. Whatever your personal taste, ChowNow offers a diverse menu of the best local takeout in your neighborhood.

Every restaurant you find on ChowNow offers convenient takeout options. Many of our partners also offer delivery and curbside pick-up—just check out what’s cookin’ near you. Explore local gems in your neighborhood. Whatever you’re craving, just get it to-go!

Bolognese or burger? Bibimbap or BBQ? If you’ve got a craving or looking to browse, just sort by cuisine type to narrow down your selection. Who knows, maybe you’ll try something different and discover a new favorite dish!

Order ahead, skip the line, and pay with the tap of a button using Google Pay. Securely store your credit card information to your ChowNow account so you can get better food to-go faster.

Need a hand with your order? ChowNow Customer Service is available via chat, SMS, phone or email ‘round the clock, seven days a week. We want your takeout experience to be fast, easy and most of all, delicious, so whatever you need, we’ve always got your back.

ChowNow has every cuisine you can imagine, all in one convenient app. Satisfy your cravings for pasta, Vietnamese, barbecue, Korean, Mediterranean, Cajun, desserts, sushi, Indian, pizza, salads, deli, vegetarian, vegan, Greek, Chinese, Italian, burgers, French, seafood, Thai, comfort food, Mexican and more.

ChowNow’s free food ordering app is available across the U.S. Whether you’re at home or traveling, use ChowNow to order carryout (and in some markets, delivery too) from the best local restaurants in places like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Dallas, Austin, Orange County, San Diego, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Charlotte.
Updated on
Aug 21, 2023

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Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

3.2K reviews
Maurice Lin
July 1, 2021
Good when it works but it's not accurate. When you select restaurant, you can set for delivery or pickup. Do not trust the screens since it's misleading. It's not until you pay that it can switch to pickup . The app is a doordash front where they don't have an agreement with the restaurant. This happens many times and chownow knows the issue but won't fix.
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Leanne Garand
September 3, 2022
I enjoy supporting small businesses more than with the other apps, so i like this. However, there NEEDS to be a way to set default method of either pickup or delivery. Twice now I have accidentally ordered a meal as pickup when I had gone into that restaurant's menu because it offered delivery. Given current technology, there's no good excuse to not have a way to set today preference. Also the variety of restaurants can sometimes be a bit limited at the current time.
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September 6, 2022
We understand this can be frustrating and are working towards making this better. We would appreciate it if you could send us some more details at (888) 707-2469 or
Klaus Guenther
December 30, 2021
Love the simple pricing - means that my local restaurants can stay in business! Also love that I can see local restaurants and filter that list. Wish the menu/ordering interface was easier to navigate. A long list of items with limited ability to filter or see descriptions isn't great, not to mention that the add-on options aren't clear in many cases and are shared across dishes.
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January 15, 2022
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What's new

The latest update brings a refreshed order receipt screen. From this screen you can view all the essential details of your order, access our best in class customer support, and reorder your favorites.