Tired of the takeout apps?
Sure, delivery apps make it easy for you to collect orders online, but they also cost you.
If you tell customers to order directly from your site, you can make your sales without paying the app fees. That’s more revenue in your pocket.
Of course, if you want customers to use your site, your ordering system needs to work as well as the apps.
With the plugins listed here, that’s no problem.
WooCommerce restaurant plugins
In this collection, you’ll find a variety of WooCommerce plugins that will let you:
- Add your restaurant menu to your site
- Accept takeout and pick-up orders
- Make ordering on mobile devices easy
Your customers will browse a beautiful, one-page menu that works just like Grubhub and DoorDash (even on mobile devices). You can add food options like spice level and toppings, create printable invoices, collect extra tips, and more.
Here are my top picks for the best WooCommerce food delivery plugins.
Restaurant Ordering is the perfect WooCommerce plugin to let your customers order food online from your restaurant. It has every feature you need in a neat, easy-to-use package and works just as well as any modern food ordering app, like Grubhub.
With Restaurant Ordering, you can design your restaurant’s menu with a simple drag and drop system. You can display each item’s photograph, price, title, and a short description if you’d like. You can even add food options like extra toppings and spice levels, which show in a popup after a customer selects an item. Customers can easily add new dishes to their order and checkout without leaving the online ordering page, and it works wonderfully on mobile devices too.
If you want to accept takeout and delivery orders online, Restaurant Ordering is the best plugin around.
WooCommerce Food has a nice style and includes a huge amount of features. At $49, it’s also one of the most affordable WooCommerce food ordering plugins available.
The WooCommerce Food plugin includes tons of menu styles, so make sure to check out the demo. For the most part, you’ll probably want to use the list or grid layout. When a customer arrives at the food menu, you can display a popup that asks them to choose delivery, takeaway, or dine-in first. If ordering delivery, they’ll select the restaurant location to order from and enter their address before selecting items to add to their order (great for local deliveries).
WooCommerce Food includes food options, so patrons can customize their dishes after selecting them and before adding them to their cart. This is great for offering the best service and also collecting additional revenue from your dishes.
This plugin has a lot of handy additional options too. For example, it’s the only plugin listed here that allows you to add a tip field at checkout, set minimum and maximum quantities for items, and change the menu based on the date and time. All of these settings can be extremely useful depending on your restaurant’s needs.
This is the most robust restaurant plugin for WooCommerce, making it an excellent choice if you need extra options like location selection, order invoice printing, and shipping radius.
Orderable is a brand new WooCommerce plugin that gives customers a smooth ordering process for pickup and takeout.
Orderable has flexible menu layouts that adapt well to all screen sizes, without any extra configuration. It also supports product add-ons, so customers can purchase additional toppings and sides when they add a dish to their cart. When they complete an order, you’ll get notified immediately so your chefs can get to work.
On top of these features, Orderable also includes time slots, holiday schedules, and full control over the delivery fees and tip suggestion.
YITH Easy Order Page is a great plugin for simplifying your checkout process. WooCommerce automatically creates a Shop page with all of your products, but while this is great for clothing and other items, it doesn’t function well for restaurants. This plugin by YITH changes that by giving shoppers a single page where they can view and order all of your dishes.
Each dish will display its title, price, and a small image. You can display your menu items in a single list or in a grid layout. Customers can quickly add items to their cart and then proceed to checkout when they’re ready to order.
While this plugin works great for simplifying checkout and adding a restaurant menu to your site, it is missing food options. For example, letting customers choose the type of crust and toppings for a pizza after adding it to their cart. If you need this feature for your restaurant, you should go with the Restaurant Ordering plugin featured above.
Restaurant for WooCommerce is a full-featured plugin for adding your restaurant’s menu to your site and accepting pickup and takeaway orders online.
With this plugin, you can convert your Shop page into a menu-style layout with all your dishes. The style is a bit basic, but there are a lot of customization options included. It also includes food options in a popup, but these are added from a separate WooCommerce Product Add-Ons plugin. You may want to couple it with a food delivery service theme for more style options.
One downside with this plugin is that it converts your shop into a menu, which means you can’t sell merchandise on your site too. The plugins listed above let you embed your restaurant menu into a separate page, so you can accept online food orders while still using your Shop to sell t-shirts and other merchandise. That said, this plugin does include shortcodes for embedding multiple menus on different pages.
Overall, this plugin is fairly good for adding a restaurant menu and online ordering to your site but lacks in style and mobile-friendly design.
The plugins featured above are all great for creating your online menu and accepting takeout and delivery orders. This last plugin is a bit different.
WooCommerce Food Labels is a simple and cheap plugin for adding labels to your dishes. When selling dishes with WooCommerce, you’re certain to have some that are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free. Most likely, you’ve got these qualities marked on your menu already, so your online menu should display them too. This plugin makes that simple.
All you have to do is enable the display of icons on your product pages and then add the icons you need. WooCommerce Food Labels comes bundled with lots of pre-made icons to choose from, so you won’t even have to upload your own images.
Which restaurant plugin for WooCommerce is best?
With all these options, picking just one plugin can be hard.
Restaurant Ordering gets my top recommendation because it’s so smartly designed. It’s easy for you to customize and just as easy for your customers to use.
WooCommerce Food is my runner-up because it includes so many features. While Restaurant Ordering is great, it could be missing a feature you need; that won’t be the case with WooCommerce Food. The only drawback is that the complexity means it will take a bit longer to set up.
I hope this collection of the best WooCommerce restaurant plugins helped you find the perfect solution for your site.
Thanks so much for reading!