With the advent of the latest apps, a
whole new world of halachic scenarios has arisen. These
include shailos about using food delivery services, working
for a food delivery or ride app, and even calling and using a ride service. These
various situations will be addressed here.
Ordering from Meal Delivery Apps
Meal delivery apps like Uber Eats,
Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates have seen tremendous growth over the last few
years. For our discussion, we will use Uber Eats as our example, but the concerns
raised apply to the comparable apps.
A customer orders from a restaurant that
has contracted with Uber Eats. When it is ready, an Uber Eats driver picks it
up from the restaurant and delivers it to the customer. Here are some points to
consider when ordering from a kosher restaurant:
Is the food properly sealed?
Delivered food must be properly sealed. Many restaurants do not seal take-out food, unless the restaurant itself
arranges the delivery or sealing is […]