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Posted on November 13, 2018

We wanted to present a holistic view of the current food delivery situation in Columbus, Ohio. We developed this guide and included examples of great local eateries where Ohio State students love to order from. In addition, we develop a snapshot of the food delivery market in the city.

If you’re a student at Ohio State or just visiting for the weekend, take advantage of this guide to use for all your food delivery needs.

Food Delivery Services

Before we can talk about the best places to order food from, we have to discuss the platforms available in Columbus you can order through. Here is the complete list of your options:

  • DoorDash
  • Uber Eats
  • Postmates
  • Amazon
  • GrubHub
  • Beyond Menu
  • Direct Order from Restaurants

There are more than a few options when it comes to picking a platform for food delivery. You’re probably wondering how you can decide which app to download and use. If you are worried about getting the best price available for your food order, make sure to download the FoodBoss app. FoodBoss compares all the food delivery fees for each platform in one place in real time. To save the most money on food delivery, FoodBoss is the only option.

Some Popular Food Delivery Locations

1. OH Pizza and Brew Delivery

OH Pizza and Brew Delivery is the quintessential college restaurant. They have fantastic, delicious apps like stuffed potato skins, which are loaded with cheddar jack cheese, onions, bacon, sour cream, and some incredible homemade sauce. 

If you want some ‘za, you’ve gotta check out the buffalo chicken pizza, which is made with homemade buffalo sauce, cilantro, celery, ranch, and cheddar jack. It’s the ideal meal to gorge on if you can't decide between wings and pizza.

2. Katzinger’s Delicatessen

Katzinger’s Delicatessen is the place to order sandwiches from at OSU if you’re interested in ordering classic deli sandwiches with big flavor. And what’s a better classic deli sandwich with big flavor than a reuben? The reuben is known as Katzinger’s Delicatessen’s best sandwich, and for a good reason. It’s got hot corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, a homemade Russian dressing, and it’s all grilled on freshly baked rye bread.

If you’re in the mood for something else, Frank’s Reincarnation is an excellent choice, as it’s a gourmet BLT. It’s got thick applewood smoked bacon that’s abundant and crispy. They then add fresh, crunchy iceberg lettuce and some mayonnaise, all of which is nestled on toasted rye bread.

3. Pat and Gracie’s 

 Pat and Gracie’s is a great spot to order food delivery from if you’re craving a burger in Columbus. When you order a burger from Pat and Gracie’s, the Bacon Cheeseburger is likely your best choice if you like bacon, burgers...and cheese.

It’s got two smash-cooked patties topped with American cheese, thick-cut cherrywood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade pickles on a butter-toasted bun with house-made Gracie Sauce. It’ll satisfy your carnivorous cravings, and it’ll be enough food for two meals, which is always nice on a student budget.

Make sure to order some of Pat and Gracie’s tots with your burger to complete the meal. They’re russet potatoes fried to golden brown perfection and seasoned with salt, onions, and garlic. They’re served with garlic aioli as well, which heightens the initial delicious flavor of these tasty tots.

Food Delivery Tips for Cheaper Food

In addition to using the FoodBoss app or website to save money on food delivery, here are some other easy ways to get your delicious food for less.

1. Avoid Surcharge Pricing

Ordering food at peak hours can drastically increase the price you’ll be paying for delivery. Odds are ordering food immediately after a Buckeye football game will put a significant dent in your wallet. Ordering an early or late dinner will help keep costs down.

2. Order with Friends to Split the Cost

This is an obvious solution. The delivery fee is almost always constant from each service no matter the amount of food you get. If you are going to pay $6 for delivery, it will be cheaper if you’re splitting that extra charge amongst other friends.

3. Pick the Right Delivery Service

Not all delivery services are equal. Sometimes there are cheaper options for the same food in the same city. Likewise, ordering directly from the restaurant and using their food delivery couriers is the cheapest option. To avoid spending tons of time trying to figure out the best option for food delivery, use FoodBoss and let them aggregate and determine the best option based on your needs.

Concluding the Guide

Food delivery is a hot topic issue for college students. Unfortunately, it is also usually pretty expensive. FoodBoss is here to get you your food delivery at a reasonable price so you can enjoy a great meal knowing you got the best price for it. You won’t go wrong picking from this list of restaurants in Columbus, and you will certainly not go wrong ordering through FoodBoss where you can confidently know you paid the lowest price possible.

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