UberEats Is Coming to Boston

The new app will deliver Toro, Saloniki, Union Square Donuts, and more local favorites to your door.

The Despena at Saloniki Greek

The Despena at Saloniki Greek. / Photo by Ken Rivard

Aspiring office heroes: Soon, you won’t even need to stop by a Union Square Donuts location to pick up a box of coworker-approved treats. The beloved local brand is one of 150-plus Boston-area restaurants that will be available through the UberEats app when the service launches locally this week.

The delivery service operates similarly to the company’s ubiquitous ride-sharing app: Download the iOS or Android app, log in, select a restaurant and order, pay with a card on file, and watch the little car icon as it makes its way to you. The service can also be employed on a web browser.

UberEats launched in its current form—a separate, standalone app—in 2015 in Santa Monica, Barcelona, Chicago, and New York City. It has since expanded to more than 70 cities across the globe. Locally, it launches in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Everett, Chelsea, Medford, and Brookline, and has plans to grow into Arlington and Belmont. At this point, Uber’s definition of “Boston” includes parts of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain, and a rep for the company says that will likely expand as the app gets some use.

A full list of participating UberEats restaurants isn’t yet available, but expect to see offerings from Toro, Little Donkey, Saloniki, B. Good, Regina Pizzeria, and Dudley Cafe. Once UberEats lands in Boston on Thursday, April 27, it will join services like Foodler, GrubHub, Caviar, and Peach in bringing restaurant fare to your dining room table—or kitchen counter, or couch, bed, etc.