When Uber Eats launched in Austin last summer, the service delivered a handful of meals from a few restaurants and shops. Delivery was limited to weekday lunch hours and only for people located in the downtown core.
Not long ago it expanded to include neighborhoods that extended a few miles outside of downtown. But it was still just a few restaurants and only lunch.
Today the service announced its biggest growth move yet. Uber Eats now delivers meals daily from almost 100 restaurants from 8 a.m. to midnight. Just think, you’ll never have to leave your couch/desk again.
The new delivery zone is defined by Loop 360, US 183 and Texas 71 to the west, north, east and south, respectively.
New participating restaurants in the expanded service include Hillside Farmacy, Unit-D Pizzeria, Freedmen’s Barbecue, Krispy Kreme and more. Meals are replenished by drivers throughout the day and kept in cold and hot bags to maintain the proper temperature.
The “instant delivery” of a few curated meals in less than 10 minutes is still only available during lunch hours, with boundaries of MoPac, 38th Street, and Oltorf Wes of I-35 and 12th Street, Pleasant Valley and the river in East Austin.
As part of its promotion of its new service, Uber Eats has eliminated its $3 delivery fee for a period. They’ve also introduced a new app solely dedicated to Uber Eats, so you no longer have to toggle.