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At your fingertips: Street food more accessible through food delivery apps

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, January 15 2020   /  02:22 am

Bearing fruit: Naim, a pineapple seller on Jl. Madrasah, South Jakarta, has been a GoFood partner for the past two months. Online food delivery services have not only created thousands, if not tens of thousands of jobs, they have also widened our dining options while providing convenience. From high-end restaurants located in shopping malls to street-food vendors, thanks to app-based delivery companies like Gojek and Grab, these are all readily available to us with only a few scrolls and a touch of our smartphone screens.Street vendors have especially benefited from their services by being more accessible to customer near and far.Many food carts offering such delights as gorengan (fried snacks), gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce), pempek (fish cake), fruits and es cendol (iced beverage with rice flour jelly, palm sugar and coconut milk) now boast the logo of app-based food del...