Is There DoorDash in India?

Food delivery apps have never been more popular. Since the pandemic, people have gotten used to ordering their meals online. This encouraged more people to become delivery drivers for well-known companies. One can deliver wherever the app is available. In this article, I’ll answer a big question – is there DoorDash in India?

No, DoorDash is not available in India. The app can be used only in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany. However, there are other applications available in India that function entirely the same.

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Is There DoorDash in India?

Unfortunately, just like there is no DoorDash in Spain, DoorDash cannot be downloaded and used in India. Even though the company has rapidly expanded since its launch in 2013, it has yet to come to India.

For now, the app can only use DoorDash in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan. However, the company is present in other countries as well through Wolt. Since it has joined forces with Wolt, people from the Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Denmark, and Serbia can enjoy the features of this delivery app.

Therefore, one can say that DoorDash has a global presence under a different name as well, which serves as proof that one day it will start operating in India as well.

DoorDash logo displayed on a phone

Are There Any Delivery Apps From the USA in India?

DoorDash is not the only application that is not present in India. Other applications that you cannot deliver for are:

The only application that worked for some time in India was Uber Eats. It didn’t manage to become successful, and it faced pressure from investors to turn a profit. In the end, Uber Eats sold its business to Zomato, which is one of the leading food delivery apps in the country. Uber Eats drivers and customers were transferred to this successful Indian platform.

Uber Eats delivery man riding a bicycle

What Should You Use Instead of DoorDash?

The best substitute app for DoorDash is Zomato. It was founded in 2008 by Pankaj Chaddah and Deepinder Goyal. The company has become one of the most popular in India. Today it is available in as many as 24 countries, and one can use Zomato delivery services in approximately 10,000 cities. The application provides customers with details about particular restaurants they can order from, menus, and food reviews left by other people.

How Can You Make an Order on Zomato?

If you are new in the food delivery world but love traveling, it’s essential to learn how to use a delivery app in a foreign country. Follow my step-by-step guide on how to order on Zomato, and you won’t face any issues:

  • Download the Zomato app,
  • Open the application on your phone,
  • Click on the search bar,
  • Enter the name of the restaurant you want to order from,
  • Select the option “Order Delivery” that will appear on the right side of the restaurant’s page,
  • Select the meals from the menu,
  • When you add what you’ve wanted, go to the cart,
  • Type in the address where the food should get delivered,
  • The last step is to pay with a credit card, online payment method, or opt for cash.

These instructions apply to the main Zomato application. In case you use the Zomato Order Food Delivery App, you will be able to skip a few steps. This app is designed to make ordering even faster.

Zomato delivery man sitting on a bicycle

Instead of a Dasher, Become a Zomato Courier

If you’ve been searching for DoorDash in India in order to become a part-time Dasher outside of the USA, you can instead apply for the same position at Zomato’s. All you need to do is read the instructions on the company’s website and apply. It’s necessary to verify some basic information such as an address and ID.

Anyone who should be considered for a position doesn’t need to pay any fees. However, even though the application process is free, there is a fee of Rs 1,000 to 1,500 that needs to be paid once you get selected.

Once you get selected, you will be allowed to start delivering for the app in about 5 to 6 hours. On the first day, you are obliged to go to the company’s recruitment center and deliver your documentation which includes a PAN card, Bike RC, driver’s license, Bank passbook, and Aadhar card.

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Make Use of Other Less Known but Cheap Applications

Apart from Zomato, there are other cheap and new applications that have become increasingly popular in India. In the last few years, India has seen numerous food delivery apps that are being used on a daily basis. Have a look at all the applications you can choose from in the table below.

Name of the appYear it was foundedHeadquartersHow many cities does it cover?
Swiggy2014India, BangaloreApproximately 300 cities in India
Travelkhana2012India, New DelhiAbout 500 cities in India
Box82012Indian, BangaloreMumbai, Bangalore, Pune, and Gurgaon
FreshMenu2014India, BangaloreMumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi
EatSure2020India, MumbaiAbout 75 cities across India (including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune)
Dunzo2014India, BangaloreDelhi, Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, and Mumbai
Magicpin2015India, HaryanaDelhi, Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai

Even Though DoorDash is Not in India, There Are Still Many Other Options,

For now, one must stick with applications that are available in India, such as Zomato, Swiggy, FreshMenu, EatSure, and Magician. Working for DoorDash is possible in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, and Australia. But, considering how the company has continued to grow, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes available in India. I’d like to point out that Zomato is the closest to Uber Eats as well as DoorDash, so if you’ve been preparing to work as a Dasher in India, it’s best to pick Zomato.