Food apps are probably one of the most important apps any foodie can have on their phones. Whether if you love to have thousands of recipes at your fingertips, or the ability to virtually wait in line at a restaurant so that you can come in once your wait time is up, food apps are incredible.
Below are some awesome apps that I truly believe every foodie must have on their phone. From getting free food at restaurants to discovering delicious restaurant recommendations from your favorite top chefs, you’ll find the perfect app that’s just waiting to help you dominate your next dining experience.
So with that being said, here we go!
The Best Food Apps Every Foodie Needs
Here are all of the best restaurant apps every foodie should have in their arsenal.
1. Trip Advisor
This “travel app” has possibly some of the best, most spot on, restaurant reviews around. Trip Advisor also features restaurant rankings by location, which shows you what some of the hottest, highly rated restaurants in town are. It’s definitely a great app for anyone who prefers reading restaurants before actually committing to a dining decision.
There’s no better way to order food from your joint and have it delivered to your room, with just a swipe of the finger.
3. Open Table
Wouldn’t it be great if you could make restaurant reservations from your phone, while also getting cashback? Well with Open Table, it’s possible! Just sign up for an account and start making reservations at your favorite restaurants using their app. With every visit to an eligible Open Table restaurant, you get points which can then get redeemed for cash back and coupons.
Although not a food app, Acorns is a great app that you must check out especially if you use your debit card a lot when eating out. Basically how it works is that when you make a purchase, you’ll be able to invest the difference. So, if you make a purchase at Starbucks for $5.30, Acorns will round up and invest the $0.70 for you. It’s an awesome way to potentially make some money just for eating out.
Frankly, who doesn’t love playing with the restaurant slot machine? All you need to do is set your parameters, and hit spin. From there, you’ll get a delicious restaurant recommendation with reviews, directions, and even photos.
6. Chefs Feed
Chefs Feed is really starting to grow on me. What this app does is that it shows you delicious dishes in your area recommended by some of the top chefs in the country. I mean seriously, there’s nothing better than getting restaurant and dish recommendations by Michael Mina himself.
7. Fork It by Kitchenbowl
Fork It is a great app for anyone who wants to cook more at home but just doesn’t have the motivation or consistency. Thankfully this app helps turn cooking into a game through daily check-ins as dishes (like making gluten free vegan roasted red pepper pasta.). Plus you get to join cooking challenges with friends which ultimately helps you build healthy habits through motivated home cooking.
8. Starbucks App
If you’re addicted to Starbucks, this app is an absolute must. First of all, having a Starbucks apps gives you access to free iTunes music, games, and apps, as well as Starbucks drink info. Second, and more importantly, having a Starbucks account and registered card through the app allows you to get free coffee refills and even free drinks, as long as you meet the criteria.
I’m going to be honest about Yelp. It’s hard for me to trust some of the reviews. Like don’t get me wrong, some of the reviews are spot on, but others are highly critical. However, with that being said, their directory of restaurant reviews is huge so it’s always a great resource to check out when trying to find some place delicious to eat at.
10. Yelp Waitlist (NoWait)
My newest best friend. Yelp NoWait allows you to virtually wait in line at your favorite restaurants. Just download the app and you’ll be able to add yourself to the wait list. Once your table is ready, you’ll receive a text or push notification telling you to come to the restaurant. It’s so cool!
If there’s one app that anyone who eats out a lot absolutely needs, it’s Foursquare. You see, Foursquare gets no love. People hate checking in and frankly, it seems like people just don’t care. However, if you love free food and discounts, you absolutely need Foursquare. By checking in at certain restaurants, you can receive a special discount, or better free food. For example, if you check in at Chilis, you get a free coupon for chips and salsa. All you have to do is show your waitress the code that pops up. It’s that simple!
Sign up for an account here.
Are there any food apps that you absolutely can’t live without?
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