Best of Philly

Best Delivery Service

2020 Best New Delivery Service

Black and Mobile

David Cabello, founder of Black and Mobile, is both incredibly ballsy and a little bit crazy. In a delivery economy dominated by behemoths like Caviar and Uber Eats, his idea was to launch a small, local delivery service that focused exclusively on Black-owned restaurants. He tried a Kickstarter campaign (which failed). He got hit by a car. He launched an app (that he designed himself) in Philly in October, with the goal of keeping jobs and money inside the Black community, and it worked. In March, he expanded to Detroit — right before coronavirus hit. And now he’s looking at Atlanta, too, with his biggest challenge being managing the speed at which his business is growing. All of this in under a year. Oh, and also? Cabello is 25 years old, so he’s just getting started. Read More »

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2019 Best Way to Ward Off Porch Pirates

PackagePost

Though still very much in start-up mode, PackagePost connects you with a nearby business that will keep boxes safe while you’re not home. Don’t yet see your ’hood in their area of service? Make a request via their website. Read More »

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2016 Best Delivery Service

Caviar

Look, we know that now you can get pretty much anything delivered. What makes Caviar special is that it has allied itself with some of Philly's best restaurants, so you're not just getting any pizza/grilled cheese/shumai dumplings delivered; you're getting the best iterations thereof. And they'll bring it to you fresher and faster than any other service in town. Read More »

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2016 Best Way to Accessorize Your Stoner Sesh

GoPuff

Everything is available on demand these days. Thanks to two Drexel grads, you can even get rolling papers, pipes and grinders delivered in 30 minutes — with munchies and beer, of course. Read More »

, Philadelphia, PA | 855-400-7833 | Website

2014 Best Office Meal Delivery Service

Fooda

Think of Fooda as your own culinary assistant. The start-up service connects you to local restaurants for big-meeting catering or just lunch delivery for one and all you have to do is click on menu items in an email that's sent right to your inbox every day. Read More »

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2014 Best City Delivery

Instacart

Sign on, pick out whatever you want from Whole Foods, Super Fresh, Green Aisle Grocery or even the liquor store, and have it in your hands at the office, at home in about an hour. It sounds indulgent, but it's not — free to sign up, and just a few bucks a load, plus tip. Read More »

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2013 Best Package Delivery

Timecycle Couriers

I find bike riding in the city perplexing. I know people do it all the time, but the combo of swerving taxis and buses that share biking lanes provides enough excuses to keep me firmly on my feet. Jorge Brito, a veteran messenger for TimeCycle, understands. It's things like this, he says, shaking his head as we maneuver around a car illegally parked in a bike lane. Our first pickup: GreenStreet Coffee Roaster in Point Breeze, whose owner serves us java as he gives instructions for out drop. From there we bike to Rittenhouse Square, then two jobs in Kensigntown assignments Brito gets via smartphone or the radio strapped to his chest. Brito is among the two-wheeled, tattooed, messenger-bagged concrete crusaders at TimeCycle who have long kept the city's daily commerce (Stephen Starr's latest menus, an architect's plans, important legal contracts) reliably moving, at the fast pace that life and Philadelphia demands. We cut through gritty neighborhoods, ride against the occasional one-way street seasoned bike messengers know how to get around. Brito, 31, used to work as a teacher in North Philly. He says the key to delivery is keeping tabs on your packages, and on the errant car doors and oblivious drivers. There was a time when he didn't wear a helmet, and got a shattered collarbone and a brain hemorrhage in return. He wears a helmet now. Keeping up with him is literally an uphill battle. My legs burn as I flip through gears; I battle a bat-out-of-hell driver; a miniv<pan cuts me off. Brito just glides along. He'll cover anywhere between 25 and 50 miles on a typical day. Not many people get to do a job that they love to do, he says. I don't wake up and say, 'Oh I gotta go to work.' I wake up and say, 'Yeah, let's go.' Read More »

230 North 2nd Street, Suite 1C, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-7874 | Website

2010 Best Last-Minute Deliveries

Timecycle Couriers

You're running late for the game. Your friends are waiting for you at Citizens Bank Park. You're stuck in your office ... with everybody's tickets in your wallet. What do you do? You call TimeCycle, which guarantees 15-minute door-to-door delivery service in the city. A courier will pick up the tickets and drop them off to your pals at the stadium, so even though you may be stuck at work, at least you'll still have friends. Read More »

230 North 2nd Street, Suite 1C, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-7874 | Website