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
May 18, 2023

Data safety

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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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

2.58K reviews
Anri Shimozono
March 24, 2023
Wish you could see the menu when the restaurant is closed. Some places offer order ahead, so you can see their menu anytime. Also, the creators should add a favorite list so people can go to their favorites instead of repeated searches. Love the convenience of this app, and it's easy to order food without making a phone call.
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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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Teasa B
July 2, 2020
I love how many restaurants are on here and it makes be happy to be able to support these places. I do have a problem with placing orders for pickup when I wanted them delivered and there is no way to change it or cancel and reorder. It doesn't ask if I want pick up or delivery it just defaults to pickup, even though the restaurant has the option for either.
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What's new

Discover the best independent restaurants on ChowNow with our new and improved map view. Located on the search tab and conveniently accessible via home, our searchable map makes browsing and finding your next favorite restaurant a piece of cake.