The proliferation of apps for sharing recipes, checking-in to restaurants, and capturing pictures of delicious dishes has given rise to “the foodie culture.” So whether you’re a casual Yelper or a passionate FoodGawker, here’s a short list of fun apps for your smartphone that will surely make your stomach growl.
Foodspotting – One of the most popular for mainstream foodies, this app is a treasure trove of dish pics. Want inspiration for a meal, or just feeling hungry? Spend a few minutes on Foodspotting to work up that appetite. Available for Android and Windows Phone.
Foursquare – This premier check-in app has had a big impact on the food industry. Part discovery tool, part advocacy filter, Foursquare gives users a variety of tools to play with that amplify their restaurant experience. Available for Android and Windows Phone.
Eat St. – Food cart popularity has exploded over the last few years (coincidentally with mobile device usage!). Eat Street attempts to tackle two of the most pressing issues with food carts: where are they, and which ones are the best? It’s a must-have app for anyone daring enough to get their daily sustenance out of Airstream trailers. Available on Android.
Evernote Food – One of the better apps for serious foodies looking to document their meals, both at home and in the restaurant. Evernote does a great job with recipe discovery, and filters results from other food blogs for you. We also love that it syncs your content across all your devices, unlike other big food apps. No self-respecting food blogger should be seen without it. Available on Android.
GrubHub – Sometimes you just want to order in, especially this time of year when it’s cold and grey for many of us. GrubHub to the rescue! This app pulls all the local food deliverers and matches them to what you’re craving. Available on Android.