Feeling hungry? Many restaurant chains now offer free mobile apps to make it easier to find locations near you, and some of them now even allow customers to pay with their iPhone as well. It's time to start whetting your appetite with the best and brightest of eatery-related apps, and thankfully we've rounded up eight of the best that can be downloaded from the App Store right away. Bon appétit!
For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year — but it can also be the longest. Even if your favorite team doesn't have a shot at immortal glory, waiting for the 6:30 p.m. EST kickoff can feel worse than being a five-year-old forced to watch the clock on Christmas Eve. But you needn't spend the day twiddling your thumbs. Whether you're hosting a party or watching the game alone, we've got eight apps to keep you occupied until the big game starts.
Eating great food has become a hobby, like sports, games, or needlecraft, and its lovers take their passion very seriously. Often referred to as “foodies,” food fanatics seek new eating and dining experiences, fresh flavors and aromas, and above all, great food of all stripes. There are thousands of iOS apps for finding restaurants and recipes, but relatively few meet the exacting standards of a discerning foodie. So we’ve gathered together 10 delicious apps that are sure to get your mouth watering with beautiful photos, tempting testimonials, and succulent recipes.
Everyone agrees that eating healthy is important. Problem is, it can be really hard to do, especially if you have a busy life. One of the secrets to making healthy eating work for you is to have a solid plan in place. That way, when you’re driving home from work and the McDonald’s drive-thru is calling your name, you can avoid the temptation. Whether you’re an accomplished cook or a restaurant regular, these eight iOS apps can help you make a plan and stick with it through the cravings.
Pizza may be the delivery food nonpareil these days, but there remains a certain charm in exploring an unfamiliar city and stumbling across unforgettable pizza parlors hidden on side streets known only to the natives. Pizza Compass wants to introduce you to these parlors, and it usually manages to do so. Under the right conditions, it's a fun little novelty app that delivers a few smiles and new culinary experiences for less than the usual price of a slice.
True foodies love to document each chapter of their culinary journies to enjoy later, which makes a service like Evernote a match made in heaven. The developer also recognized the potential for just such a marriage and the result is the slick, if occasionally inefficient, Evernote Food. It's a customized mobile solution for organizing recipes, saving favorite restaurants, and keeping a mealtime journal, all powered by the company’s popular cloud-based “second brain” service. And now it runs natively on iPad, in addition to iPhone and iPod touch.
It's not always easy being vegetarian or vegan -- especially the latter. Many people just don't understand it, and most popular cook books feature meat-based recipes, though that's starting to change. While most of us eat well despite this, iOS takes vegetarian eating to a whole new level. Luckily, there's a whole slew of apps in the App Store that cater to both vegetarians and vegans alike. Whether you're looking for a few new recipes, traveling to a foreign country, or just looking for a good vegetarian restaurant around town, read on -- we've got 10 great apps for you to check out.
Apple’s App Store just added a new category to its selection, “Food & Drink”. It just feels right reviewing an app from this section for this week’s Free App Friday.
The food truck business has grown substantially over the past few years, and we have social networking to thank for that. Knowing where your favorite truck is parked is so easy when you use Trux Map Lite. Trux Map tracks food trucks in 34 US cities and two from Canada.
I love food and I love cooking, but I know that not everyone appreciates it when I broadcast photos of even the most mundane dishes to all of my social networks. Well, I've found a way to make memories of the food I eat without infiltrating your Instagram feed. Evernote Food helps me keep track of all the exciting dishes from restaurants I enjoy frequenting, as well as any at-home cooking experiments that've gone right by enabling me to archive it into my Evernote account.