Deliveroo has announced it is launching its service in Taipei in the coming weeks meaning it will now operate in 13 markets, in over 500 towns and cities across the world.

At launch, Deliveroo will be operating in Taipei, with plans to further expand across the market. Local favorites including beef noodle soup, Taiwanese fried chicken and Gua Bao will be available from Deliveroo at launch.

Will Shu, co-founder and chief executive of Deliveroo said: “Deliveroo aims to bring people amazing food whenever and wherever they want it and it is incredible that we are now able to do this in Taiwan. We’re focused on becoming the definitive food company and our launch in Taipei brings us that one step closer.

“We look forward to working with our new Taiwanese restaurant partners helping them reach new customers and expand their businesses. Deliveroo will also create flexible-well paid work for local riders in Taipei.

“Our launch in Taiwan is also a personal milestone for me, my parents were born in Taiwan and much of my family still lives in Taipei. Taiwan is the market with my favourite food in the world - my personal favourite is a big bowl of 牛肉麵 and a huge piece of 炸雞排. From a personal standpoint, It’s an amazing feeling to launch Deliveroo in Taiwan.”