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.
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Jun 27, 2022

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1.61K reviews
Kay Vee
May 25, 2022
Used to love this app but it keeps screwing up now. Tonight for example, it messed up an order. Tech support said I had to resubmit before they could cancel but screen went blank then the app said there were no restaurants in my area (2 minutes earlier there were dozens) so I couldn't. Tech claimed the company couldn't (aka would not) offer any other solutions. They were eventually able to get me a link to resubmit - so not on the tech but lost faith in the platform and won't be using it again.
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May 26, 2022
Oh no! We sincerely apologize for the troubles you've had with the app. We'd be happy to take a closer look into this for you to prevent this from happening again, please contact us at or (888) 707-2469.
Alyssa Denning
March 24, 2022
So frustrating. I'm trying to support restaurants by using ChowNow but every time I select delivery it somehow switches to pickup. No wonder everyone decides to just use the competing apps focused on delivery. I understand delivery is more complicated but if I wanted to pick something up, I would just go to the restaurant and order. I don't need an app for that. The pickup option is useless and definitely should not be the default.
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March 31, 2022
A majority of orders placed on ChowNow are for pickup as opposed to delivery, which is why it is the default. We understand your point, though, and will be happy to send this to our product team! If you have any other feedback or issues, please reach out to us at (888) 707-2469 or at
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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What's new

A sleek new design makes it easier to view your impact and order your favorites.
• Easily see what’s available for pickup or delivery in your area with updated filters.
• See how much your orders have helped restaurants with your impact score on the home screen.
• We also fixed some bugs and added improvements to make your experience even better.