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How To Order Starbucks From Grubhub [+ Alternatives]

  • Starbucks is not available for delivery through Grubhub.
  • You can order from other coffee chains like Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme on Grubhub.
  • Uber Eats and DoorDash are recommended for ordering Starbucks.
  • Remember to tip delivery drivers, especially for large or difficult orders.

Can You Order Starbucks on Grubhub?

Despite being available through several delivery services, Starbucks is not affiliated with Grubhub. You can’t order Starbucks through the delivery giant.

Nonetheless, the coffeehouse chain was previously available on Grubhub, but only in certain locations.

It used to deliver to college campuses like Rowan University and Miami University

Nowadays, you likely won’t be able to get a cup of your favorite latte macchiato through Grubhub, even if you’re in a major city.

Why Doesn’t Grubhub Have Starbucks?

Grubhub doesn’t deliver Starbucks because it’s not an official partner. The coffeehouse chain advises customers to order drinks on either Uber Eats or DoorDash.

How It Works: Ordering Drinks via Grubhub

Since Starbucks isn’t available on Grubhub, you can resort to other prominent coffeehouse chains. Those can include Dunkin’, Mcdonald’s, and Krispy Kreme.

Aside from the big names, you can check out specialty coffee alternatives like Gregory’s Coffee, Joe Coffee, and Blank Street Coffee, among other places.

If you’re not exactly a coffee drinker, the app has plenty of other beverage options to choose from, whether you prefer a refreshing minty smoothie from Juice Generation or some boba from Kung Fu Tea.


Your first step involves checking the availability of the restaurant or food chain in your area. You can do so by keying in your address on the Grubhub platform or mobile application.

It’ll then show you the restaurants available for delivery and pickup within your region.

Afterward, you can get more specific and filter your search for certain drinks, such as smoothies, coffees, teas, and other choices.

From the wide availability of beverages on the delivery app, you’re bound to find a place with the drink you’re craving.

After picking your restaurant or chain, it’s time to browse through the place’s menu. You’ll likely find a large selection of food options that’ll pair well with your beverage of choice.

For instance, you can order a Lavender Milk Tea from Spill the Tea and complement the fragrant drink with a hearty Banh Mi sandwich.

Alternatively, if you’re searching for coffee to replace your Starbucks fix, you can choose from a variety of local coffeehouses.

Places like ESP Tea and Coffee in the Old Town Alexandria region can deliver your daily dose of espresso, salted caramel latte, or iced americano.


Starbucks offers over 170,000 ways to customize your drink order.

While it may be challenging to top that, some specialty drink chains can provide you with some customizations. Plus, the good news is that Grubhub is custom order-friendly.

All you have to do is key in your order from the menu tabs. Then, you’ll find a Special Instructions option below the order where you can enter your customizations.

These can include adding less sugar, extra foam, more milk, and other requests.

How Much Does it Cost to Order Drinks Using Grubhub?

With Grubhub, you’ll typically be paying a service and delivery fee on top of your order’s cost.

In most cases, delivery fees range between $2 and $5 but can go as high as $12, depending on your location.

Meanwhile, the service fee is usually around 15% to 20% of the order’s amount.

So, if you order an Iced Tea from Dunkin’ worth $2.69, you’ll be paying an additional $0.54 for service and $2 for delivery. Altogether, your order will cost $4.23.

Other delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash incur similar service and delivery fees. Nevertheless, Grubhub gives you the cheapest option, particularly if you’re making large orders above $50.

Competitors aside, you can utilize Grubhub’s discounts and coupon deals. These promotions can give you free delivery.

You can find them by going to the delivery service platform’s deals tab and entering your location. It’ll pinpoint restaurants near you with these reduced prices.

Why We Suggest Always Tipping [& How Much]

While delivery drivers do get separate standard pay apart from customer tips, the amount goes a long way to show your appreciation for their service. Some drivers heavily rely on tips to make a decent wage.

It’s especially best if you apply these tips to high-volume orders where your delivery partner has put in extra work to ensure every item on your list is delivered in sufficient condition.

You’ll also want to be extra generous if your delivery driver is cruising through rainy or inclement weather.

Overall, Grubhub drivers exert effort, energy, and time to complete each order. You’re highly encouraged to compensate them for that.

In terms of tip amount, a good rule of thumb to follow is to give 20% of the order’s cost. You can increase or decrease based on each case.

If a driver arrives earlier than the given time frame, keeps communication open with you, and follows your instructions to the T, they deserve an extra amount.

On the other hand, your Grubhub delivery driver may have been late, misplaced your order, or was even rude over the phone.

In these cases, you can choose to tip less or avoid tipping altogether.

Alternative Delivery Apps for Starbucks Drinks

With Starbucks off of Grubhub’s delivery affiliate list, you can resort to other delivery services to get your caffeine fix. These primarily include Uber Eats and DoorDash.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is a prominent Starbucks partner. You can order your drink from plenty of locations across the country. Some areas like Albuquerque and Manhattan hold around 22 and 38 locations, respectively.


DoorDash is officially partnered with Starbucks. As Uber Eats, DoorDash is available in multiple locations, including major U.S. cities, like New York and Los Angeles.

You can also benefit from DoorDash’s DashPass when ordering Starbucks. You can earn deals like $0 delivery fees, a $5 credit back for Pickup orders, and reduced service fees.


Favor is not as popular an option as DoorDash or Uber Eats, but it still delivers Starbucks to certain locations. They include Austin, Waco, San Marcos, College Station, Corpus Christi, and other regions.

While you can rely on Favor to deliver your Chai Latte on time, it tends to cost slightly more in terms of delivery than other alternatives.

The delivery service applies a standard $6 charge on all orders.

Final Thoughts

The next time you’re craving Starbucks, we suggest looking at delivery apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, or even the coffee company’s mobile application or platform.

Starbucks is also available on other, lesser-known platforms, including Favor and Deliveroo in the UK.

Overall, you won’t find the popular coffeehouse chain available on Grubhub.

Instead, you can opt for plenty of other coffee or beverage spots available on the delivery app, including commercial choices like Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme or more local specialty choices near your location.

After taking your pick and completing your beverage order, don’t forget to tip the delivery driver.

Compensate them accordingly for their hard work, whether they delivered your food promptly or drove through stormy weather.

Additionally, drink orders are particularly more of a challenge to handle. Imagine lugging around six drinks on a scooter and trying not to spill them.

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