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Become a food delivery driver in Manhattan, NY

You can get paid to deliver in Manhattan using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.

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Searching for courier jobs in Manhattan?

Instead, try delivering with Uber, which offers more flexibility than traditional courier jobs. Here are some of the benefits to being your own boss with Uber Eats.

Your wheels

Grab your car, bike, or scooter to be a delivery driver—or get around on foot.

Your time

Deliver whenever you want—for an hour, on the weekend, or throughout the week.

Your earnings

Before you accept any order, you’ll see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it.

Preparing to deliver with Uber Eats

Learn about becoming a top-rated delivery person with Uber and how to earn more throughout the day.

Delivery driver

Manhattan, NY

Part-time, flexible hours

An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Manhattan.

If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Manhattan, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.

Delivering with Uber Eats in Manhattan offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time delivery jobs, part-time delivery jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a food delivery driver using the Uber Eats platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around. .

Uber offers part-time delivery job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities

Delivery drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. You must meet certain requirements to drive with Uber depending on where you will drive. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services, such as Bridj, Curb, Lyft, Via, and Wingz. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.

Requirements to be a delivery driver in Manhattan

  • Delivery by car

    • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
    • Have a 2-door or 4-door car
    • Have a valid driver’s license in your name
    • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
  • Delivery by scooter

    • Be at least 19 years old
    • Have a motorized scooter under 50cc
    • Have a valid driver’s license in your name
    • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
    • When signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by scooter under transportation method
  • Delivery by bicycle or on foot

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a government-issued ID
    • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
    • When signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by bicycle (and in certain cities, Delivery by bicycle or foot) under transportation method
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Frequently asked questions

  • Different delivery driver jobs in Manhattan offer different advantages. With some courier jobs, a person might be required to work certain hours on a rigid schedule and have previous delivery experience. With Uber Eats, no previous experience as a courier is required, and you can decide when you want to deliver, and for how long.

  • No. With Uber, you can get paid to deliver as little or as much as you want. You have the flexibility to be a food delivery driver in Manhattan whenever you choose.

  • It’s easy to track your earnings from deliveries. A monetary amount at the top of your app screen will show how much you’re getting paid to deliver in Manhattan. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.

  • When you become a delivery driver in Manhattan with Uber, you must be at least 19 years old (unless you’re delivering by bike or foot) and have an eligible mode of transportation. You must also submit some required documents, such as a valid driver’s license, or another government-issued ID, should you choose to deliver on foot or a bicycle. And you need to pass a background screening.

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