Food delivery service Wolt launches in Haifa

The courier-based food delivery service has taken its first step into Israel’s northern region.

 A Wolt courier takes flight before the fabled Baha'i Gardens. (photo credit: Wolt Israel PR)
A Wolt courier takes flight before the fabled Baha'i Gardens.
(photo credit: Wolt Israel PR)

The ties that once bound Israel’s workers to the nation’s hi-tech hub – the ever-crowded and always congested Tel Aviv – are slowly eroding. Indeed, working from home opened a window of opportunity for Israel’s tech workers to spread throughout the country and still contribute to its primary export. Another card has been played from the hand of fate: Hi-tech Haifa residents – or any Haifa residents, for that matter – can now order food from the application-based meal-delivery service Wolt.

On Monday, Wolt launched its service in Haifa. The service will include about 100 restaurants throughout the city and more than 100 couriers – out of around 1,000 who have already applied. After three-and-a-half years in which Wolt operated in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Netanya, Binyamina, Beersheba, Jerusalem and other cities around the country, Wolt has now reached the North, with its first stop being Haifa.

Wolt’s Haifa delivery area will encompass every Haifa neighborhood, from downtown to Carmel, the city’s industrial centers, the factory area in Haifa Port, the Matam area and the campuses of the University of Haifa and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Wolt’s couriers will also reach Rambam, Assuta, Carmel and Bnei Zion hospitals, the Baha’i Gardens, Eli Cohen Park, Hecht Park and a host of beaches. Hours of operation will be every day from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., with plans to expand those hours.

The selection of available foods range from falafel to coffee to prescription medication, with deliveries available from establishments such as Falafel Orion, Italiano, McDonald’s, Arcaffe and Be Pharm.

Wolt Israel CEO Lior Eshkol expressed her pleasure with the service’s launch in the country’s northern region, which she said was a long time coming.

 A Wolt courier scooting toward a hungry Haifa resident. (credit: Wolt Israel PR) A Wolt courier scooting toward a hungry Haifa resident. (credit: Wolt Israel PR)

“Haifa residents deserve to enjoy an excellent service experience and the revolution of instant shipments that we lead, which many Israelis already enjoy.”

Lior Eshkol

“Haifa residents deserve to enjoy an excellent service experience and the revolution of instant shipments that we lead, which many Israelis already enjoy,” she said. “After three-and-a-half years in Israel, we are already looking forward to coming to Haifa, and we are all excited and ready to serve the local businesses and the residents of the city.”