WooCommerce is very flexible. You can use this e-commerce platform not only for selling standard, physical products. How about food delivery in WooCommerce? It's possible too! Start selling food, set up catering, and the food ordering in WooCommerce with a free plugin!
Are you looking for a WooCommerce plugin to make online food ordering possible? Do you wonder if you can use WooCommerce to sell configurable products (food) with delivery options?
Learn how to create a catering business & sell food online using WooCommerce. Let's use our free plugin as a WooCommerce Catering Plugin alternative!
Table of contents
- WooCommerce Catering Plugin Alternative
- Sell food in WooCommerce with product custom fields
- WooCommerce Food Ordering Plugin - Example
- Summary & more about the plugin
WooCommerce Catering Plugin Alternative - How to get ready
👉🏼 I want to show you a simple and easy-to-implement method based on the extra product fields. The solution will make use of standard WooCommerce products. There will be no need to implement overcomplicated plugins and systems.
1️⃣ First, you need the lightweight Flexible Product Add-Ons plugin.
You can download it for free from WordPress.org or install it right from your store's plugins section searching for flexible product fields:
Also, see the quick overview of the plugin features:
2️⃣ Once you have the plugin installed and activated, let's configure it.
Choose Products → Product Fields in your WordPress menu.
Then you need to add a new field group:
You need to specify the WooCommerce product(s) in which a customer will be shown the extra product fields for food ordering. Of course, you can select all products in the store.
Sell food in WooCommerce with product custom fields
Below the Settings section, you will see the Fields section.
✅ I have configured it this way:
✅ I wanted to let customers
- select when catering starts (the date field),
- decide if the catering should be lactose-free and/ or gluten-free and/ or vegan (a checkbox field),
- and how long the subscription should last (a radio field to select 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks).
✅ You can see an example configuration of the Subscription plan field below:
✅ Of course, you may use any WooCommerce shipping methods to sell food in your store. Read more about setting shipping methods →
✅ If you need any help with the configuration of fields check out the plugin documentation →
WooCommerce Food Ordering Plugin - Example
3️⃣ This is how it looks like in the shop - on the product page:
After you add the product to the cart, you will see the product on the list that looks like this:
Summary & more about the plugin
Are you ready to promote a healthy lifestyle in your store?
As you've seen, Flexible Product Fields is a multipurpose plugin. You've learned how to use it to sell food, offer catering, and set up food ordering in WooCommerce.
Let me know in the comments if you like this solution. I'm looking forward to your feedback.