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Can You Order GrubHub for Someone Else? (Yes, Here’s How)

GrubHub is a major food delivery service that many people use for food, groceries, and even alcohol. It is one of the earlier food service deliveries, establishing itself in 2004, and has been growing vastly in the U.S.

This is an age where you might want to gift someone a meal, especially if the distance is separating you. If that is the case, you might wonder if you can order GrubHub for someone else. 

You can order GrubHub for someone else. Ordering GrubHub and sending food to another person can be done through the app. You can include the recipient’s name, address, and tip amount while keeping your payment information and account intact. Afterward, you can switch back to your primary delivery address.

How to Send GrubHub to Someone Else

If you want to send GrubHub to a friend or loved one, you can follow these steps:

  1. Log onto your account. You can do this either through the app or on the website. 
  2. When you search for food options, input the address of the friend, family member, or loved one that you are sending the food.
  3. Choose the meal you want to send to someone else. GrubHub services are based on location and will show you the places closest to the address you input. 
  4. Place your order. Decide on the tip amount and the time frame you want the delivery, and make sure to have all of the correct information. The app will automatically have your address and name, so be sure to change it.
  5. Place the order.
  6. The next time you place another GrubHub delivery order, make sure it is going to your address. Or, if you are ordering for someone else again, make sure it goes there.

Something to remember – you can save multiple addresses onto your GrubHub account. Places such as Work or Home are likely staples.

But, if you are sending it to an address you frequent or want to send food to regularly, saving it can make things easier in the long run.

Can You Send a GrubHub Gift Card?

Yes, you can send a GrubHub gift card to someone. A GrubHub gift card works the same as a general gift card, such as Amazon. You can purchase a specific amount and then input the email address of the receiver. GrubHub will send it to their email and notify them of the gift card.

You can put a message as well as choose the gift card “look” in a way to personalize it more. Your account and card will be charged, and the gift card will be sent to the recipient. 

Sometimes, you may not know the taste of the person you want to send food to. Maybe you want to send them the meal as comfort, but you don’t want to pick something they will not eat.

The last thing you want is to send them a meal that they don’t like. A way to work around this is by sending them a GrubHub gift card.

Can You Change GrubHub Delivery Address After Placing an Order?

You cannot change the GrubHub delivery address after placing an order. The restaurant’s delivery availability and the driver accepting the order were based on the location. However, you can contact your GrubHub driver and ask if they are willing to deliver to another address.

If you have to change or cancel your order, you can do so. Adjustments to orders should be completed within 24 hours.

Many times, when people order from GrubHub, the order is placed for a delivery to occur within less than 24 hours.

As a result, an adjustment might not be possible. You can also cancel your order if there are major issues.

What Happens if GrubHub Delivers to Wrong Address?

If a GrubHub driver delivers your food to the wrong address, contact GrubHub immediately. They will contact the restaurant and the driver to see what is going on and try and reach a resolution. If they cannot get you your food, make sure you demand a refund.

Sometimes, a driver may deliver your food to the wrong address, but you can take some measures to be rectified. Human error is, unfortunately, very possible.

Consumers have mentioned in the past the frustration at having their food delivered to the wrong place and getting their money back once they contact GrubHub customer service.

While this is dependent on your comfort level, it is always good to demand that money back. Paying for something that you never received is not acceptable, so be persistent with GrubHub until you get your refund.

Hopefully, it will not be hard to get food quickly afterward!

How to Split the Bill on GrubHub

Splitting the bill on GrubHub must be done amongst the group that is ordering. There are money-sharing apps for that.

If you are ordering with other friends or loved ones and want to split the bill, you can do so. GrubHub only accepts one form of payment. Meaning if you are paying with a credit card, they will only accept one credit card.

If you decide to pay with cash, splitting the bill is a matter of collecting cash from everyone to pay the driver.

If someone is paying with a credit card, one person needs to get nominated as the primary card payer. Anyone else contributing will need to pay them some other way.

This can be done with cash or a payment app, such as PayPal or Venmo.

GrubHub also has a Venmo split payment option. You can place the order on GrubHub with Venmo. Once that is done, you can go over to the Venmo app and check out your recent payments in your feed.

You will notice a “split” underneath your GrubHub payment. There, you can hit Split, select your Venmo friends that are involved in the order, and split the bill.

Can You Use Gift Cards on GrubHub?

If you have a GrubHub gift card, you can always use it on the app by selecting to pay with a gift card at checkout. However, if you have a gift card through another restaurant, you will not be able to use it on GrubHub.  

If someone has sent you a GrubHub gift card, you have two options: you can add it to your account or redeem it when you order.

If you want to add it to your account, you can go into your account to do this. When you sign in, go to “My GrubHub” and the gift card section.

There, you can click to redeem your gift card and follow the prompts to add the gift card code. The gift card will sit in your account until you place an order. After which, it will draw from there. 

If you want to hold onto your gift card and check it out when you place an order, you can do that as well. In that case, you can go through GrubHub, fill up your cart, and get ready to place your order.

When it comes to the payment section, you can click “Pay with a gift card.” After entering the gift card code, it will be linked to your account and placed towards your order.


Ordering on GrubHub is an easy way to get food delivered to your door, and not you can do it for friends, family, and loved ones as well. The existence of gift cards and technology can allow you to extend a friendly gift to those you care about through the language of food.

If you’re interested in finding out more about GrubHub, check out the related articles below.

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About the Author

Joanna Smykowski is an attorney and marketing professional with over five years of experience writing for various industries, including food and drink. When she’s not working, you can find her traveling, reading, or dancing.

November 10, 2022