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 1.2.6

- Filter and order for Curbside Pickup, Pickup, or Delivery.
- Various enhancements and minor bug fixes to make your food ordering experience even better.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.2K Ratings

8.2K Ratings

migzi3 ,


This is my go-to when I’m home or traveling. I always find delicious. unique food from independent restaurants with thus app. The functionality is a game changer. I’m always short on time, but don’t want to miss out on local gems. When I order for pickup, I skip the line, but still say hey to the people working at my favorite neighborhood restaurants. Delivery is super easy too. And their customer service is amazing. I love great food & I think the restaurant business is super tough. I know these guys have a restaurant friendly model. I found them from one of my local go-to restaurants & have loved it ever since.

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.

No Hot Wings For The Draft ,

Unable cancel orders, no acct history, slow customer service

An incredibly limited app. I placed an order and a few minutes later I realized the delivery option needed to be changed. The restaurant said to cancel and resend. Ok, that sounds easy enough...

I went to the Chownow app to do so, but there’s a problem, I can’t find the order anywhere on the app. Poof, it’s gone, then I see the app doesn’t provide any order/acct history at all.

I looked for a help interface in the app and..there is none. So I went to their website and used the chat. I wait some 10-15 min b/t the robo interface passing me off and a rep responding. Guess what the rep said “oh just cancel and re-order” How the F am I supposed to do that? Rep offers to reach out to the restaurant. Ok, let’s try it...I wait another 15-20 mins with a “only thing I can do is cancel and get a refund. Want to do that?”. So now Chownow wants to screw the restaurant b/c of their own incompetence in design and operations.

At least Chownow ends the IM convo on a winning note “I am sorry you feel that way. Should you need anything else, please chat back in anytime...Have a good one!” “Have a good one”, are you serious? I felt like I was in the middle of a comically cruel scene from HBO’s Silicon Valley.

I give it 2 stars since creating the initial order is fine and I haven’t had issues with amounts charged to my card. Which is like giving credit for tying your shoelaces and not drooling on yourself.


ChowNow, LLC
129.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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