Order takeout from the best local, independent restaurants without hidden commissions or fees. Other online ordering services gouge restaurants on every order with commissions as high as 40%. ChowNow is different – we make sure the restaurant doesn’t get burned. And neither do you. Download free for iPhone or iPad today.


We partner with the best local, independent restaurants nationwide – one-of-a-kind food prepared by inspired chefs -- ready for pickup whenever you are. Forget that focus-grouped food from big chains. Whether it’s pizza, sushi, or some other food you love, ChowNow offers a huge menu of the best local takeout near you.


Every restaurant on ChowNow offers the convenient option to pick up your order to go. And in certain markets, we also offer the option for delivery, commission-free. See what’s available near you. Food ordering with ChowNow has never been easier or more delicious.


Use List View or Map View to explore the latest hotspots and tried-and-true favorites in your neighborhood. From the best local pizza place to the hottest new sushi bar, pickup an amazing meal and go.


Bolognese or burger? Bibimbap or BBQ? Sort by cuisine type to narrow down your selection. No matter what food you choose to order, you’ll be getting the best that local, independent restaurants have to offer – ready to pick up and take away.


Your ideal meal is just a few taps away. With ChowNow, every restaurant menu is easy to navigate and presents all customizable options up front. It’s the pickup app you need for fast to-go orders from one-of-a-kind local restaurants near you.


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.


Get best-in-class support. ChowNow Customer Service is here to help out with an order by phone or email, seven days a week. We want your carryout experience to be fast, easy and most of all, delicious. So we’re always ready to help.

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, and Charlotte.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

-Various enhancements and minor bug fixes to make your food ordering experience even better.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13.8K Ratings

13.8K Ratings

carmen2u ,

Good Local Access to Restaurants, App Needs Enhancements

The restaurant selection is good and I hope it continues to expand. The map is not ideal, as it seems to approximate my location, but doesn’t quite nail my address. I wish I could just enter my address once and have that come up as my default setting. I like that the app sends an email confirmation with the restaurant’s phone number, but it only provides that option once after the order is given. If you want to check on your order and call, you refer to the email, and not the app. There should be added functionality where location details and other messages can be sent to the restaurant after the order is placed, prior to delivery.

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.

secm89 ,

Great concept, terrible execution

I love the restaurant selection and being able to order from local places without going though the predatory competitor apps, so I order from ChowNow as often as I can. That said, the app itself needs some work. Always defaults to a wrong nearby address, even though I have mine saved in there. The filters seem to work only sporadically, so sometimes pickup-/takeout-only options show up in delivery, and it’s not clear from the interface/tags which restaurants have delivery or just takeout (the tags are sometimes wrong). Restaurants say they’re in your delivery area per the location filter and then tell you they’re too far away after you’ve already selected your food and are checking out. There should be a place for restaurants to add a description and delivery notes separate from the menu itself. Also, you can’t add special delivery instructions, which has been tricky for me when I live in an apartment building and need no-contact delivery during COVID. Needs work!

App Privacy

The developer, ChowNow, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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