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Love sharing food? Us too! Use Shmeal to connect with home cooks in your neighborhood, and eat their delicious homemade meals.

PLEASE NOTE: Shmeal is only available in Chicago at this time.


Shmeal cooks post a picture and description of what they're going to be cooking and when. Eaters can see the Shmeal and its approximate location, and submit requests. When the request is approved, the eater gets the pickup address, and picks up the Shmeal at the appropriate time. Payment is integrated in the app and is processed after the Shmeal is served.


"Like Uber but for home cooking." -Chicago Magazine

"Delicious and brilliant... I'm ready for a Shmeal revolution." -Chellinchen (App Store Review)

"Home cooked meals by people who actually care. Seriously makes my life 100 times easier." -Nathan (App Store Review)

"I have ordered MANY unsatisfactory meals/food from UberEats and the like. I have never had a Shmeal I regretted buying." -Dan (App Store Review)


• Connect with home cooks in your neighborhood
• Eat delicious affordable homemade meals
• Share the joy of home cooking with your neighbors and friends

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What’s New

Version 1.3.10

Fixed on my way button issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Aumcderm ,

Impressive, very cool original app

Saw an ad for this on Instagram and I wasn’t sure what to make of it. But wow, I tried a Shmeal and I was quite impressed. They give you your first one for free which got me past my initial hesitation. I got a salmon, baked potato, Brussels sprouts meal. It was really delicious. It reminded me of a meal you would get at a steakhouse for like $20. And here it’s only $6. The only drawback is that you have to go pick up your food from the cook who made it. They don’t deliver. But I was only a couple minutes from this guy in Humboldt so it worked great for me. I’ll be back Justin! 🙌

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback Aumcderm! We're glad you liked Justin's Shmeal! The reason we don't do delivery is because we want Shmeal to be affordable, and doing delivery would about double the cost of a Shmeal. Maybe someday we'll add it if the cost of delivery comes down!

Doofendoofer ,

Love the concept, but looking for improvements

Surfing through the week’s list of things being cooked up is a mouth watering experience. I think the food looks great and the concept is a great way to try new foods. Shmeal asks about food allergens when setting up the app, but there’s nothing about being Vegetarian/Vegan/Pescatarian. I have to scroll through days worth of menus to find something without meat which is something you’d imagine would already be cooked into the app. For an app developed in Chicago, you would expect the developers to have some foresight about this.

Developer Response ,

Hey Doofendoofer! Thanks for the feedback! We haven't added any filters to the Menu yet, BUT we are looking to add these soon! In the meantime you can Follow cooks near you who make the kind of food you're looking for, and we'll notify you when they post!



My favorite part of using Shmeal is knowing that a neighborhood person is preparing my meal, in their home, and i get to go to their home and meet them one on one. It has a much more personal feel than an eaterie-along with being much more affordable. If a meal is home cooked, it tends to be delicious or at least close to. I have ordered MANY unsatisfactory meals/food from UberEats and the like. I have never had a Shmeal i regretted buying.

Developer Response ,

Hey Ugh! That's awesome, we're glad you're enjoying Shmeal! ❤


Shmeal, LLC
69.3 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Shmeal, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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