Shmeal 4+

Personal chefs near you

Shmeal, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.1 • 55 Ratings
    • Free

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Use Shmeal to connect with personal chefs in your neighborhood, so you can have amazing food experiences every day.

PLEASE NOTE: Shmeal is only available in Chicago at this time.

When you open Shmeal, you see the personal chefs in your neighborhood on a map. You tap on chefs to see their menus and send orders. After you're approved, you pick up from the chef's place, and enjoy!

"I am so impressed with the concept and functionality. I will definitely be using this app a lot more and am excited for it’s growth." -Woody (App Store Review)
"Meals by people who actually care. Seriously makes my life 100 times easier." -Nathan (App Store Review)
"I have ordered MANY unsatisfactory meals/food from UberEats and the like. I have never had a Shmeal I regretted buying." -Dan (App Store Review)
"Delicious and brilliant... I'm ready for a Shmeal revolution." -Chellinchen (App Store Review)

• Connect with personal chefs in your neighborhood
• Have amazing food experiences every day

What’s New

Version 4.0.6

• Cooks can now add taxpayer ID in order to receive future payments

• See suggested meals on the map when you open the app

• Updated cook profiles to better showcase your meals

• Can now enter referral codes from the "REFER" screen

• Fixed issue with tapping on suggested meals

• Only meals available for preorder will now show up in suggested meals

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

PointsHuntr ,

Great idea, looking forward to seeing this take off!

This app connects you to great food from local chefs all around you. I've had some of the best meals since moving to my city thanks to this app. As someone who doesn't cook, I'm constantly paying high delivery fees for cold food that underwhelms- this solved all of that! I'm looking forward to this growing in popularity, both for more meal availability in my neighborhood as well as to giving me the opportunity to try many different cuisines. I love it.

Woody Burns ,

Awesome concept! Excited to see it grow.

My good friend recommended I download this app because he got approved as a cook for it and the concept seemed awesome. I just completed my first transaction (with a stranger) and it went very well. There are a few areas for improvement but I didn’t let it dock my rating because I am so impressed with the concept and functionality. The ordering process was easy, the channels of communication between myself and the cook were available and clear. The food I received was very good and the post-sale flow was easy and, theoretically, seamless. The one hiccup I did encounter was that there seemed to be some lag in the order fulfillment during the food exchange and immediately afterwords which left me a little unsure about whether the transaction went through correctly. I’m chalking it up to growing pains of a new app. It could very well have been user error since it was my first time using it. I will definitely be using this app a lot more and am excited for its growth.

Developer Response ,

Hey Woody! Awesome, we're glad you're enjoying Shmeal! ❤ Thanks for the feedback. After the cook gives you your meal, they have to go into the app and confirm that the meal was served. They don't always do this immediately after service. Hope that explains the lag! We'll look to improve this in future versions.

SabJuddah ,

Such a great app!

I get super busy a lot of times - between being a mom, working, taking care of home, running errands and all those other things - life gets crazy. As much as I would love to be in the kitchen every day, it’s just not reality. This app gave me the ability to still have good home cooked meals, from all over the world, and not feel guilty about having to “eat out.”Each day of the week there are different things being offered in different parts of the city; there is so much to choose from and getting a chance to meet the cooks is always a pleasure! I’ve had the opportunity to try so many good international dishes! The best part - the prices are reasonable as well! Love Shmeal!

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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