MealPal gives you access to the best food near you, for just $5.99 per meal.
From salads and sushi to spaghetti and sandwiches, choose and pick up delicious meals from hundreds of local restaurants with just a few taps.
How does it work?
Discover new restaurants and select your weekday lunch (or dinner) with easy-to-use filters and a hyper-local map.
Arrive at the restaurant and head straight to the cashier - skipping the line never felt so good!
Enjoyed the food? Lettuce know and we’ll serve up recommendations that we think you’ll love.
MealPal is available in Auckland, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Wellington -- plus, more coming soon!
various bug fixes
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Convenient and just the right portion size
Absolutely love this app. It makes lunch choices easy (just pick a restaurant in the morning) and let’s you skip the line when you pick up your food. It’s so convenient I’ve stopped bringing lunch and in fact end up cooking more at home as I only have to worry about breakfast and dinner.
The portion size is perfect, it’s not too big and not too small. Overall, I feel it’s healthier than ‘normal’ lunch from the same businesses. It’s true that some businesses cheat and give you a subpar meal. I usually one star them to warn other users and don’t go back there. And it’s not a big deal because cost through MealPal is lower than the usual price anyway.
It’s also not a good choice if you have diet restriction (especially vegan/vegetarian) as every restaurant has just one dish of the day.
Was once a huge fan until they pulled a fast one
I just want to say I loved using MealPal for a while. I reached out to so many friends to use this service. Then they pulled a fast one on me and I’m sure I’m not the only one but I hope people are checking their bank statements to realize they AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED EVERYONE INTO THEIR MORE EXPENSIVE ROLLOVER PLAN FOR THE NEW YEAR. I emailed them and their response was laughable “an email was sent out telling you about this change back in December” first off they send an email every other day... Idk who has time to read all those emails since they’re usually irrelevant/trying to get you to have someone you know sign up. Second off nowhere in the title does it say “your plan is changing” it was at the very bottom of a paragraph that says we will automatically enroll everyone into this new service at the end of the year. That’s such a shady business practice, it may have only been a $10 increase but you really made what felt like a sincere business model feel like a cash grab, that doesn’t care about their users. I put my account on hold and will probably end up canceling if they can’t find a way to persuade me to keep it which at this point seems unlikely since I already reached out. Not to mention it even shows on my account I referred friends and received nothing for it and now I’m being charged MORE for a rollover plan I will not use.
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Unhealthy low quality food and deceptive marketing
This app and their business model suffer from two very glaring problems, as a former user of this app for over two years.
First off, you often receive food from the restaurant that is almost entirely carbohydrates, and very little protein. Meaning, the restaurants get away with giving you the cheapest food options available, which is often an empty calories in the form of bread and grains and other generally unhealthy food. So when you get a six dollar lunch, the restaurants get away with giving you low quality food. And it may look like a lot at first but you often get a large amount of low-quality food, and/or a very small amount of good quality food.
Secondly, they engage in deceptive marketing with their email marketing program and promotions to get you to resubscribe. Again, tonight I got a 30% promotion from their email marketing list, and when I clicked on the ad it took me to MealPal and there was no 30% off promotion. Just because they’re a stupid start up doesn’t mean their absolved from deceptive advertising laws, this is highly illegal. This should be reported to the FTC, the federal trade commission, because deceptive marketing is illegal, even for cutesy start up’s. These start ups take tens of millions of dollars in funding from banks and investors, and they can’t even follow the laws of marketing. Someone should report this.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.