ChowNow: Local Food Ordering 4+

Takeout That's Fair For All‪.‬


Designed for iPad

    • Free



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. Simply use “List View” or “Map View” to 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 Apple 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.

What’s New

Version 1.31.0

Our latest update features bug fixes and enhancements to improve your ordering experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15.2K Ratings

15.2K Ratings

jackrad ,

Generally good, problem with customer service

I use chownow to order coffee every day on the way to work and it’s been great—I would not have enough time to buy coffee in person otherwise and I used to have to get coffee somewhere gross that had pre order since the neighborhood spot didn’t have an option for that—it’s really helpful since they started using chownow and is the difference between me getting coffee and not.

I did have a problem today though where I ordered coffee and arrived and the restaurant was closed. I went on the app to get a refund issued and all the options for getting help with my order just linked to the phone number to call the restaurant—obviously the problem was that no one was at the restaurant. There was an other option for help that put me in a text with their customer service and when I asked for a refund they called the restaurant and said they could not get through, which was the WHOLE PROBLEM so it makes no sense that they even tried. They then had no way to issue me a refund other than by getting in contact with the restaurant so they left me with no refund and a vague promise that they would issue a refund if they managed ti eventually get through to the restaurant. So I paid for my coffee plus tip and also almost missed my train and I got nothing. It really seems wrong that they have no way to issue a refund if the restaurant people disappear.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this feedback, and we're sorry to hear you had issues with your order. Please get in touch with us if this issue hasn't been resolved yet for you and we'd be happy to assist. Our team is available 24/7 through call/text at (888) 707-2469 or email at

Jelleybean72688 ,

Great idea but company needs to educate restaurants better

I prefer to use ChowNow over any other delivery app because more of the money goes to the restaurant and it’s delivered by employees, but about 90% of the time I place an order I have to call the restaurant 15-20 minutes after my order was supposed to be delivered, and I find out they were confused thinking an outside driver would be picking it up.

Please provide more education to restaurants that sign up to be on ChowNow, if they don’t understand that they’re supposed to be delivering the food the whole value proposition of the app disappears. I’m trying to support employees rather than the exploitative gig economy, but I would like my food to occasionally show up on time and without me calling to explain to the restaurant how ChowNow works!

michaelspringfield ,

Great idea. Horrible execution

Placed my first order for a local BBQ restaurant. Estimated delivery time was about 45 minutes. No problem. An hour later still no delivery. I checked my bank and my card had been charged. I called the restaurant and was told that my order had been picked up at least 30 minutes before. I live less than five minutes away. As I was hanging up the phone I received my first text update from ChowNow giving me a link to track my order. Basically told me nothing but the driver’s name. 15 minutes later still no order. I call the number on the link and the driver answers. He lies and says that he is at the restaurant right then and would be there in 10 minutes. 20 minutes later, 1:45 after placing my order my wife calls the number for the driver and he hangs up without saying anything. She calls back and no answer. I call the restaurant back and they explain the ChowNow actually collects money and sends them the order. The manager apologizes and remakes my order, even though they will not get paid for the second order. Meanwhile it has been over 2 hours since placing my order and paying a delivery fee and tip. I end up going to get my remade order. The original order never showed up. I will never do business with ChowNow again.

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