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Order Food in Train: Best Apps 2024

Checkout the Best Train Food Ordering Apps for Guaranteed Delivery, Refunds, Hot & Fresh Food, Food Discounts, Timely Order Updates, and many more benefits.

by FighterMan Updated: 10 Apr, 2024, 18:22 IST
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There are many IRCTC official apps available for Ordering Food in Train. We have selected the best ones which provide Guaranteed Delivery, Refunds, Hot & Fresh Food, Food Discounts, Timely Order Updates, Hygienic Food Preparation, and many more benefits.

Order Food in Train: Best Apps

All the best train food ordering apps in this list will deliver food directly to your train seat. Moreover, if you are a beginner then you can go for the COD payment option as all apps support it. Besides, all follow the same process of ordering food on the train so it makes it hassle-free.

Things to keep in mind while Ordering Food in Train
  • You need to order at least 1 hour in advance for your food order to get accepted. However, it is recommended to start ordering 2 hrs prior to your station time because browsing the menu, applying offers, and payment takes time

  • Many train food ordering apps promise free cancellations, but it is valid only until the order is accepted which is done quickly. Thus, it is better to avoid ordering if you are not sure. However, if your order is way too in-advance (6-24 hrs) then chances to get free cancellations are high.

  • If your PNR has multiple tickets then only 1 train seat will be selected automatically where the entire food order will be handed over.

  • If it's a COD order then keep cash ready. Try getting the exact amount ready because at times food damage and payment issues are observed due to last-minute rush by delivery agent and receiver.

  • Most Restaurants have a minimum order value requirement so you need to fulfill this to order successfully. Also, delivery charges, booking fee, packaging fee, and other extra charges can be levied so check the bill beforehand.

  • It is better to order at a station during halt (to get order on upcoming stations) rather than while the train is in transit. This is because the internet keeps on fluctuating and may result in app issues like high loading time, payment failure, opening error, etc.

  • Different train food ordering apps will have different restaurants, menu, prices, and fees so check accordingly. 

Food on Track (IRCTC E-Catering)

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Food on Track is IRCTC’s official app for ordering food in train. It has individual restaurants as well as train food aggregators like Zomato, Swiggy (initial phase), Railofy Hotplate, Zoop, Relfood, Spicy Wagon, Go Foodie Online, Train Dhaba, InStore, Yatri’s, and Rail Recipe. Some of the top food brands here are Domino’s Pizza, Oven Story, Lunch Box, Behrouz Biryani, Zomato, Faasos, Eat Sure, Comesum, Garg Rajdhani, OLF, and Rajbhog Khana.

The Food on Track app covers 300+ railway stations and lists 2000+ restaurants covering every type of Indian and Global cuisine. You can also make a bulk order (15 or more people) for discounts and customized meals.

You can also order food in train via the IRCTC E-Catering website, WhatsApp (8750001323), or by calling 1323. Some other good things about this train food ordering app are timely order updates, 1-tap calling, PNR auto-pasting (just need to copy the PNR and open the app), low data usage, faster loading, and fluid animations.

On the savings front, you can apply IRCTC E-Catering Coupon Code at checkout to get a discount on your food. You can pay via cash, wallets, pay later, credit/debit cards, UPI, and netbanking. Make a note that every restaurant or food aggregator here will have a min order value requirement (starts from ₹99) to accept your order. There is also a low delivery charge starting from ₹19.

Railofy Hotplate

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Railofy Hotplate is an IRCTC authorized food-cum-delivery aggregator and principal service provider app. Its bulk food ordering in train service requires at least 20 people. Some of its top food brands include Haldiram’s, Subway, Bikanervala, Arabian Taj, Honest, and Arya Bhavan. Besides, it has its own cloud kitchen, Hotplate Express.

The Railofy Hotplate app is FSSAI certified, provides eco-friendly packaging, and ensures hygienic practices for food preparation. You can also order food in train via its website or can call/WhatsApp on 7441111266.

This train food ordering app has lots of offers available from its various restaurants. Also, you can apply Railofy Coupon Codes like HPORDER150 (₹150 cashback), EARLY30 (30% discount to first 30 users), FIRST99 (highest priced dish’s price is reduced to ₹99), and FIRST20FREE (first 20 users get order amount upto ₹150 cashback). Make a note that the cashback amount can only be used to book train tickets (confirm ticket or 2-3X refund).

The Railofy app promises guaranteed food delivery on your train seat. If it fails to do so then you will get a full refund and ₹100 in Railofy wallet. Delivery charges here start from ₹30.

RailRestro

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The RailRestro train food ordering app is FSSAI Approved. It covers almost all IRCTC trains along with their railway stations. The best part here is zero booking fee and free delivery. You can also order via its website or call/WhatsApp on 8102202203.

RailRestro app has offers like 20% discount on pre-booking, ₹150 off on family food order, and ₹100 off on cakes. To avail these, RailRestro Coupon Codes will be required.

Comparatively, RailRestro app’s restaurants have lower priced food items because of non-popular food brands. However, the packaging and food quality is top notch, and it also promises hygienic practices. It is popular for jain food in train.

Zoop

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The Zoop app lists many multi-cuisine and premium restaurants which makes it a costly but worthy train food ordering app. Here you get Free Delivery but ₹10 Gateway Platform Fee is levied.

Zoop Coupon Codes include PARTY10 (10% off on ₹350 order), ZOOP50 (flat ₹50 off on ₹400 order), ZOOP100 (flat ₹100 off on order above ₹650), and BULK (₹200 off on ₹1200 order). It also has payment offers like the one from Simpl Pay Later for upto ₹100 cashback.

Zoop app has also got many Jain food restaurants, but yes price is on the higher side. Some of its popular cuisines are Mexican, North Indian, Maharashtrian, Chinese, Mughalai, Hyderabadi, South Indian, Italian, Continental, Bakery Confectionery, Punjabi, and Fast Food.

Swiggy

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Swiggy just a month back partnered with IRCTC for food delivery on trains. It has started servicing Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada railway stations. Moreover, it promised to add 59 city stations soon for ordering food on the train.

To order food from Swiggy in train, you need to use the Food on Track (IRCTC E-Catering) app because the Swiggy app has not yet integrated the ‘order food in train’ feature. It is expected to do so by the end of this year.

Since these are early days for Swiggy on IRCTC, you can enjoy free delivery, zero restaurant charges, offers, and Swiggy Coupons. You can opt for a cash-on-delivery payment option or save more via online payment offers. Besides, what differentiates Swiggy is insulated bag packaging to keep the food warm and fresh.

Zomato

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Zomato Food Delivery in Train promises Free Cancellation, Full Refunds, Food Discounts, and many more benefits. You can order directly from the Zomato app or use the Food on Track app where it is a food aggregator.

On Zomato, you need to order 1-48 hrs in advance. Also, cancellations are allowed upto 2 hrs prior. Besides, the Zomato app has pre-discounted meals specially curated for train food ordering. Moreover, you can apply all the Zomato offers you use to order food at home/office/party/etc.

These were the best IRCTC authorized apps for ordering food in train. Don’t forget to use offers and apply coupons as they can get you free meals effectively.

FAQ's

1. Can we order food from Swiggy in train?

Yes via Food on Track app, but currently it is servicing in Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada railway stations and soon will expand to more city stations so keep checking the app.

2. How do you order food on train itself?

Simply enter your PNR, select station, restaurant, food items, and make payment on the train food ordering app. Make sure to order at least 1 hour in advance.

3. Can food be booked in train?

Yes, via train food ordering apps like IRCTC E-Catering, Zomato, RailRestro, Zoop, Railofy, and others. Food will be delivered directly to your seat.

4. How can I order food in train without PNR number?

You can enter train number, coach & seat number, select station, restaurant, and order your food from any of the best train food ordering app.

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