DoorDash launches in Japan as food delivery war heats up

PALO ALTO, U.S. — U.S. food delivery giant DoorDash launched its Japan operation on Wednesday, a move that is expected to further intensify the already fierce competition for a slice of the country’s food delivery market.

Based in San Francisco, DoorDash provides delivery services in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Japan will be the first Asian country in which it operates.

Starting Wednesday, customers in Sendai, a major city in northeastern Japan, can order from hundreds of local restaurants as well as national chains via DoorDash.

“Japan is one of the largest delivery markets in the world, but it’s still very underpenetrated relative to the size of the population and the size of the economy,” DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu told Nikkei Asia in an interview on Tuesday.


The iOS version of the DoordDash Japan app. (Photo courtesy of DoorDash)

Nikkei Asia reported in January that the SoftBank-backed company

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Best healthy meal delivery services for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the immediate and lasting benefits of solid nutrition and keeping to a well-balanced diet. Those benefits are key as cold and flu season takes flight. If you’re looking for ways to zero in on cleaner eating habits this year, a meal kit company can help you eat better and learn to cook nutritious food at home, whether or not you’re making an official resolution to have a health reset.

As you’ll see from a quick glance, just about every meal kit company claims to be a “healthy” meal kit company. Slick marketing lingo and glossy images help argue the case, but some meal kit services are leaps and bounds ahead of others when it comes to the quality of ingredients, nutrition and overall healthiness. Nearly all of the meal kits I tested offer healthy meal delivery services week-to-week and provide nutritional information.

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21 Of The Best Food Delivery Boxes For Fine Dining At Home This Valentine’s Day

Eat like the Italians, with this Soho restaurant’s monthly-changing regional food box and allow yourself to be transported from Tuscany to Veneto.

Choose between ‘Campo’ (vegetarian), ‘Maccellaio’ (meat), and ‘Mare’ (sea) three-course menus. In February, boxes will be a hearty fare for one of the coldest months of the year. Expect baked scallops with parmesan, lemon, thyme and pumpkin ‘in saor’ to start, followed by warming mains of Maiale al latte – a signature northern Veneto dish where pork shoulder is cooked long and slow in milk and spices. For the veggies, there’s the restaurant favourite spinach and ricotta malfatti with brown butter and sage. To finish, a generous portion of Tiramisu, a household favourite and a dessert said to have originated in the Venetian city of Treviso.

For Valentine’s Day, their San Valentino feast has you starting in Venice with DIY white peach bellinis, before journeying south to

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Centre, Zomato pact on home delivery of street food

New Delhi: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has joined hands with Zomato for home delivery of street food in six cities. As a part of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, the MoHUA entered into MoU with Zomato, to bring street food vendors on its food-tech platform.

In a statement MoHUA said that initially MoHUA and Zomato will run a pilot program by on-boarding 300 vendors across six cities namely – Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Vadodara.

“The street vendors will be helped with PAN and fssai registration, training on technology/ partner app usage, menu digitization and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practices. Upon the successful completion of the pilot, MoHUA and Zomato plan to expand this initiative across the country in phases,” it said.

As per the MoHUA, this will give street food vendors online access to thousands of consumers and help these vendors

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