There’s never been more ways for foodies to find great spots to eat, nab a table at their favorite tapas place, get cooking tips or seek out food trends. We’re rounding up some of the best food-focused apps for anyone who loves to eat.
It’s one thing to get food recommendations from friends, but any foodie worth their foie gras knows that it’s the chefs who have the best insider secrets on where to eat and why. This genius app pulls together recommendations from more than 500 chefs (many of them high profile) on some of the best spots to satisfy your appetite. Search for food, proximity, neighborhood, type of cuisine and more. Free for iOS.
If you’re hoping to save money on your next restaurant meal (without having to compromise your taste buds), we suggest downloading this helpful app. Choose from 10 major cities (including Atlanta, New York, Miami and Philadelphia), the number of people in your party, the date you want to eat out and the type of meal (lunch, dinner), and you’ll get a list of restaurants offering deals (up to 40 percent off). Bonus: The app also allows you to make reservations. Free for iOS and Android.
Kind of like a virtual scrapbook for all of your favorite foods, recipes and restaurants, Evernote Food makes it a snap to discover (and document) new places to eat, browse and save recipes, store photos of meals you’ve made and notes on recipes that worked (or those that didn’t). Free for iOS and Android.
Since some foodies are also beer drinkers (and connoisseurs), we wanted to include this app that helps you discover the most popular local bars and beers in your area (or wherever you happen to be). You can also use the app to share beer reviews and photos with friends and get personalized beer suggestions. Free for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows.
Not sure where to get the best slice of pizza in a new neighborhood? Looking for the best tacos in your own neighborhood? Ness will help you find what you’re looking for (even if you’re not quite sure what you want). The foodie-focused app gives you personalized recommendations for whatever you’re looking to eat or drink wherever you happen to be. Free for iOS.
Make restaurant reservations on the go with the help of the mobile version of the popular reservation-making site. Secure a table at one of more than 28,000 restaurants by choosing your location, date and time and see what pops up, or search by the name of the spot you’re hoping to eat at — all on the go. Free for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows.
Hungry? Find what you’re craving with the help of Foodspotting, a visual guide to great food nearby. Search your location and what you’re looking for (fried chicken, chocolate cupcakes), or by restaurant to see what other people like to eat there to get visual recommendations from friends and fellow foodspotters. You can also bookmark foods you want to try and recommend dishes you love. Follow friends and experts to see what they’re eating and where. Free for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows.
Save money on great meals when you download this real-time dining deal-finding app. Get access to more than 50,000 restaurant deals in your area from places like Groupon, LivingSocial, etc. — all from your smartphone. Choose the deal you want and pay for it with one click. Free for iOS.