Best Apps For Foodies

Are you a foodie, looking out for the best places to eat out, or easy-to-follow recipes for your favorite chocolate cheesecake? Well, here are some apps that you're sure to love.
Tastessence Staff
To the sheer delight of every foodie, some of the coolest and most amazing food apps out there are free!

Most of us love to experiment with different types of food, and discover new food plazas in town. But how do we know which restaurants to visit, and which ones to avoid? After all, nobody wants to land up at a food joint where the food is so-not-good. Where can we find reviews and ratings for restaurants, or authentic recipes for exotic the dishes that we've been looking for? Well, this, and more, is possible with the numerous food apps out there, some of which are truly innovative, to say the least.

These apps can make life a lot easier for the foodie in you, as you get everything, including the location of the best eateries, restaurant ratings and reviews, the choicest of recipes, and even the latest issues of popular food magazines, all at your fingertips. What's more, now you can even book tables at your favorite restaurant using your smartphone. What else can a foodie want, really?

Top 7 Apps for Foodies

Here are some of the must-have apps for foodies, who want to make the best use of their smartphone when it comes to catering to their desire for good food. So, here we go!

Yelp

Developer: Yelp
Compatible With: iOS and Android

Yelp is an app that brings you reviews and ratings of food plazas and restaurants in your city. In fact, this app is a smartphone version of the famous site of the same name. It is one of the most popular apps among foodies who use a smartphone, and has tons of beautiful and tempting images of food that you can browse through. Many consider it to be the best guide to eating out at any city.

Bonus: The fact that it has such a huge user base, makes the app all the more useful.

Download From Google Play
Free
Download From iTunes
Free


OpenTable

Developer: OpenTable, Inc.
Compatible With: iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry

Stuck in traffic while on your way to a restaurant celebration with your loved ones? This app can be used to book tables in one of the 28,000 registered restaurants, on the basis of location, date and time, and the number of people. You can also search by the name of the restaurant. It's quick and easy to use. You can choose a location and find out which joints have free tables at that particular moment.

Bonus: You earn dining points that can be redeemed for dining checks at the restaurants registered with the site.

Download From Google Play
Free
Download For Windows Phone
Free


Seamless - Free Food Delivery & Takeout Service

Developer: Seamless North America, LLC
Compatible With: iOS, Android, and Blackberrry

If you're in a big city, then this app is a must-have for you. It has 11,000 restaurants registered, and you can use it to get food delivered at your doorstep anytime during the day or night. It's that simple and easy! The app also allows you to save your orders, in case you're one who loves to order pizza with the same toppings every time.

Bonus: If you're not at home, you can receive the delivery wherever you want!

Download From Google Play
Free
Download From iTunes
Free


Locavore

Developer: Hevva Corp. for iOS and Local Dirt for Android.
Compatible With: iOS and Android

This is the best app for foodies who are travel buffs as well. When in a new city, this app tells you what to eat and what to avoid at all costs! All you need to do is select the region you are in, or planning to visit soon. The app also tells you where the nearest farmers' markets are.

Bonus: The app also has interesting recipes for an in-season menu.

Download From iTunes
Free


Harvest - Select the Best Produce

Developer: Sean Murphy
Compatible With: iOS

Dunno how to tell if a peach is ripe, or for that matter, a watermelon? This app tells you how to identify ripe fruits, and how to store them so that they last longer.

Bonus: This app provides information about the general level of pesticides for most fruits and vegetables, helping you to decide whether it's worth to spend extra bucks for organic produce.

Download From iTunes
$1.99


Pair It! - Food and Wine Guide


Developer: Bandar Interactive
Compatible With: iOS

This app is a fun and easy way to find the right wine to go with the food on the menu. It includes tips from experts and wine connoisseurs, and lots of pairing suggestions. Get ready to savor and experience new combinations of food tastes and wine flavors.

Bonus: With over 20,000 food and wine pairings, the app ensures you always make the right choice!

Download From iTunes
Price: $3.99


Zagat


Developer: Google, Inc.
Compatible With: iOS and Android

This app is famous for its quality reviews. Its GPS feature enables you to choose from over 30,000 restaurant rankings and reviews, depending on your location.

Bonus: This app also allows you to reserve tables at your favorite restaurants.

Download From Google Play
Free
Download From iTunes
Free

So, now that you are aware of the best food apps out there, go ahead and download some. Your taste buds are sure to thank you for it. Bon App├ętit!