Partner content: The food you didn’t know you needed

South Africa’s incredible diversity means an array of food types just as diverse, with a country that loves to eat. The best part? You don’t have to make any of it – you can enjoy a nationwide taste experience wherever you are, thanks to Uber Eats.

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With over 80 cuisine types available on the app and a staggering amount of over 400 000 menu items available locally, the options to make your taste buds salivate are unlimited. That many dishes may seem intimidating, but these are the foods you should look out for – with over 2,1 million local app downloads (according to App Annie), SA’s foodies can’t be wrong.

There’s never enough shisa nyama

The first and definite must is the much-loved braai, where the meat is tenderly marinated in a variety of spices and herbs before being cooked over an open coal fire. The rich flavours have brought families and friends together for years, but what really makes it worth the try is there being no admin involved. You can order your meat from available stores (location-dependent), get your side dishes delivered, or even top up on beers (only if you’re over the age of 18) if need be, all via the app.

SA likes it extra hot

The recent Uber Eats Cravings Report showed that the spicier, the better – especially when it’s on local cuisine, including kotas and vetkoek. The deliciously filled fluffy breads are stuffed with almost anything the mind can imagine, but it’s the condiments that make it. Who wants tomato or BBQ sauces when you can enjoy chakalaka and atchar? The hot sauces add in a kick and elevate the dish from just delicious to a definite must to order again.

Through Uber Eats, you’re able to add these kinds of requests while ordering, making it a tailored experience. With multiple food categories and the recent allergy filter, it’s simple and safe to enjoy a dish that could become your flavour of the day. Are you extra adventurous? Ask one of the restaurants available on the app to make you a pizza with a chakalaka base. 

Flavour at the tap of a button 

With burgers, pasta and fried chicken being among the most ordered food in South Africa in 2019, 2020 proves to shake up the fast-food favourites. With many locals focusing on healthy eating habits, the app, as per its annual FoodCast, predicts that flaxseed and jackfruit will be two of the most popular orders. In the mood for chips on pizza instead? That’s on the app, too. Plus, you have the ability to schedule an order up to a week in advance.

All this and more is available through one app – Uber Eats. No matter the occasion, whether it’s a day of treating yourself or a movie marathon with friends, a new experience is always in your pocket or on your desktop.

*Uber Eats does not condone the consumption of alcohol to those who are underage and will only be delivered to those over the legal drinking age of 18)

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