When it comes to college students, time is of the essence. With busy schedules and sub-par cafeteria food, food delivery services have become the next big thing. Now that both Uber Eats and Postmates are at our disposal here in NOLA, there's only one question: which one is better? 

First Up: Uber Eats

kale, spinach, salad, vegetable, broccoli
Emma Sullivan

Discount deal: $10 off of your order when you use a friend's code (offer can be redeemed only once) and $5 off of your order whenever a friend uses your code 

Delivery time: About 45 minutes (during dinner rush hour) 

Service: 10/10, delivered directly outside of my dorm

Number of NOLA restaurants available on the app: Around 90-100

User-friendliness of app: Very user-friendly and accessible; has a clean layout, is advertisement-free, and is visually appealing 

Emma Sullivan

Availability: 24/7, but varies depending on the hours of each specific restaurant

Next Up: Postmates

vegetable, soup, noodle
Emma Sullivan

Discount deal: Free delivery for first-time users 

Delivery time: About an hour 

Service: 9/10, the delivery person was very friendly and came straight to my dorm. Some customers have said the driver actually got out of the car to deliver to a more specific location. 

Number of NOLA restaurants available on the app: Over 100 

User-friendliness of app: Similar to the Uber Eats app; very user-friendly, consists mainly of images, does not include advertisements or pop-ups, and has a clean design

Emma Sullivan

Availability: Varies depending on which restaurant you order from– Cafe Du Monde is the only 24/7 restaurant offered on the app, but they only deliver from there until 8:30 p.m. 

Overall Evaluation

Looking at them side by side, Uber Eats food delivery was quicker than Postmates by about 10 minutes. The general consensus I found when talking to others was that Uber Eats usually delivered the fastest between the two. A unique thing about Postmates is that you can make custom orders from places like Whole Foods or Walgreens– aka, no more frantically running errands. 

In the end, there is no clear winner. Both Uber Eats and Postmates food delivery have made our lives just a little bit easier down here in New Orleans. Next time you want to have a family dinner with your friends in your dorm while also wearing pajamas, both Uber Eats and Postmates will not fail to deliver.