Feel like ordering in? UberEATS rolls out in Pittsburgh, officially, today.

The stand-alone UberEATS app, now live, connects users with nearly 100 local restaurants with plans to bring even more online soon. Customers pay a $4.99 flat fee for delivery and just like on the regular Uber app, watch in real time as food makes its way right to their doorstep.

“We’re excited to bring a delivery service to match Pittsburgh’s nationally recognized food scene,” says Casey Verkamp, UberEATS GM for Pennsylvania. “With the touch of a button, users get all the convenience, reliability and speed they’ve come to expect from Uber,” adds Verkamp.

UberEATS app. Photo: UberEATS.
UberEATS app. Photo: UberEATS.

The restaurants available in Uber’s delivery zone vary based on location, weather and demand. Users can browse and search by cuisine type. According to company reps, users may experience increases in delivery charges similar to surge pricing during some busy times in busy areas. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so depending on what’s open, users will have the option of ordering early morning breakfasts to late-night munchies.

The average wait is about 35 minutes, but the app offers some interesting perks. Users can “pre-order” by scheduling deliveries from an hour in advance to as much as a week out. The EATS app also links to the Uber app which already has user info stored, so there’s no need to re-enter all that information.

A few of the Pittsburgh restaurants available on UberEATS include Social House Seven, Joe & Pie, Franktuary, Il Pizzaiolo and the popular Lawrenceville go-to deli spot, Deli on Butler.

“With Uber making a big imprint on Pittsburgh, both Deli on Butler and Deli on North Avenue are excited to be partners on their launch of UberEATS,” says Gary Gigliotti, co-owner. Gigliotti is one of the restaurant pioneers in the revitalized Lawrenceville neighborhood.

The UberEATS app can be downloaded on iOS, Android and at ubereats.com. Be sure to use the discount code PGHEATS for $10 off your first UberEATS order.

Tom O'Connor

Tom O'Connor is a photographer and writer currently based in Pittsburgh.