Skip The Dishes vs. UberEats vs. DoorDash in Canada
Food delivery services like Skip The Dishes, Uber Eats, and DoorDash are more popular than ever with Canadians, who love the convenience of having almost any type of cuisine delivered to their front door. But with so many options, you may be wondering which food delivery service is best. In this head-to-head comparison, I’ll let you know what each company has to offer and cover their similarities and their differences.
Food Delivery App Comparison
|Quick Facts||Skip The Dishes||Uber Eats||DoorDash|
|Head Office||Winnipeg, MB||San Francisco, CA||San Francisco, CA|
|Over 100 Canadian cities||100+ cities |
(not available in Sask, NB, PEI, NFLD
|50+ Canadian cities|
|Delivery Fee||Up to $5.99||Up to $5.99||Up to $5.99|
|Minimum Order||No minimum||No minimum||No minimum|
|Membership Benefits||Skip Rewards: Free, earn points on every dollar you spend. Points can be redeemed for discounts on food orders.||Uber Rewards: $9.99/month, no delivery fees & 5% off orders over $15||DashPass: $9.99/month, no delivery fees, exclusive offers, 10% off eligible orders, first 30 days free.|
|Referral Bonus?||Yes. $5||Unknown||Unknown|
|Payment Options||Apple Pay, credit card||Apple Pay, credit card||Apple Pay, credit card|
|Website||Skip The Dishes||Uber Eats||DoorDash|
Uber Eats vs. Skip The Dishes
The obvious difference between Uber Eats and Skip The Dishes is where the two companies are based. Uber Eats is a US company headquartered in San Francisco. Skip The Dishes is Canadian and headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Skip The Dishes food delivery is available in all 10 Canadian provinces and in more than 100 cities, including some smaller cities off the beaten path – Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Miramichi, New Brunswick are good examples. The delivery fees are similar, and there’s no minimum order amount.
Both Uber Eats and Skip The Dishes offer loyalty rewards programs on their respective food delivery apps. The Skip Rewards program is free and lets you earn points on every dollar you spend. You can redeem your points for food discounts on future orders. The best part is that your earning potential increases when you place more than two orders per month (10 points per dollar vs. 5 points per dollar.)
On the other hand, Uber Eats charges $9.99/month for their loyalty program, but it’s arguably more valuable. You get free deliveries and 5% discounts on orders over $15. On the downside, Uber Eats is only available in 6 Canadian provinces at this writing.
DoorDash vs. Skip The Dishes
Like Uber Eats, DoorDash is based in San Francisco, California. The largest food delivery company in the US has a smaller presence north of the border. They deliver to more than 50 Canadian cities, which is fewer than Skip, but their service covers all major cities.
Neither DoorDash nor Skip The Dishes have a minimum order requirement. DoorDash’s rewards program closely resembles that of Uber Eats in that they charge a monthly fee for free delivery (orders over $15).
Uber Eats vs. DoorDash
If you live in a city served by Uber Eats and DoorDash, both are solid choices. The basic delivery fees range between $2 and $5, and free delivery is available for less than $10 monthly. There is an option to tip the driver in the app with both services. Neither app measures up to Skip The Dishes for available locations, but that’s not surprising since they are playing on Skip’s home turf.
One thing that’s unique about Uber Eats is that it’s an offshoot of the Uber ride-sharing service. Uber also operates a grocery delivery service, called Cornershop by Uber, which is available in the GTA and other major Canadian cities.
The Bottom Line on Canadian Food Delivery Apps
With so many features available on each food delivery app, you may be wondering which food delivery service is the best. The correct answer comes down to where you live and how often you order food for delivery. Skip The Dishes remains the largest food delivery service in Canada, delivering to more than 100 cities in all ten provinces. Skip is your best bet if you live in a smaller city not served by other food delivery services.
On the other hand, if you live in a major centre that’s served by all three companies, the membership benefits offered by Uber Eats and DoorDash are potentially worth more. There is a $9.99 monthly fee, but you’ll make that back quickly through free deliveries and order discounts if you order out frequently.