written by Michelle Murray | March 19th, 2013
I’m a Foodie, plain and simple. I know what I like and how I want it to taste, and I want to know where I can get the best of what I like – thankfully in this social world there’s an app for that (well quite a few). They can lead you to fantastic restaurants, farmers markets, and delicious recipes – all to make food accessible and fun. Here are five food apps for the foodie in all of us.
Android, iPhone, Web, Windows
Yelp is the quintessential restaurant app for all food lovers. Reviews, events, tips, photos, and maps, this application will let you find that five star restaurant, bypass the one star spot on your travels, and allow you to play tourist in your own city, and explore something new. Yelp is complete with a check in status, a chat option, and with enough reviews, Yelpers can gain “Elite Status” allowing them access to private events and perks.
2. Carrot Lines
Currently only available for iProducts, Carrot Lines is a Vancouver based company that is making eating healthy easy by encouraging consumers to learn what ingredients are in their food with a simple scan of a product code. Now powered by Tommy Europe, it has the added bonus of a fitness app, sharing videos and tips on becoming the best you, you want to be. CarrotLines will be launching their app for Android hopefully by summer or fall.
This is a very simple click and share app that allows users to see what’s cooking in their area. Instead of writing reviews, the user can take a photo and post; other foodies can see the quality of through imagery. You can see what other people in your neighbourhood are enjoying; find the particular food you are craving, and base decisions on photos and likes.
4. Eat St.
Did you know that Vancouver has over 110 Food trucks? The Eat St. app will let roadside foodies find the best (and the worst) street food in North America. Find local food easily and watch clips from the show as well. The app features a map with marked locations, their ranking (according to popularity), and whether or not they are open. This app is a must have for everyone that’s hopped on the food truck bandwagon.
Another delightful Canadian app that allows users to locate restaurants based on what they want to eat, this app differs from Yelp in such a way because it allows users to search for menus. This app also allows users to track the food they are craving, browse by cuisine, and of course – what’s closest to you; enabling you to keep track of your favourites by adding them to the list option.
There you have it. Five apps that I like to better a consumer’s food experience.
What is your favourite food app and why?