Nobody wants to cook all the time. Some days, you just want to relax and enjoy a delicious meal at a great restaurant near you. But how do you know where the best places to eat are? Sure, you can ask your friends or take a chance and try somewhere new, but sometimes you could use a more focused help. We take a look at 10 of the best apps to recommend great places to dine.
Another powerful giant, Foursquare has been hugely successful in recent years. While you'll be forgiven for thinking it's so you can half-harass your friends and compete to become “mayor” of various places, it's also a great tool for finding new places to eat. You can follow the people whose likes you trust to have their advice come first, along with tips on what to ask for. You can also tell the app what your favorite things are and it will adapt its results to your needs, making sure you only see the places you want to see.
I'm sure a good taco has never been easier to find, right?You don't always want to go to a restaurant. Sometimes, you just want to stay home and have the food come to you, saving you the effort of dressing up (or not at all).
EAT24is the application you need in this case, which allows you to order food in more than 25,000 different restaurants in more than 1500 different cities. You can search for specific cuisines, but what is more impressive, you can search for particular dishes, before browsing photos of delicious meals to see what seduces your taste buds.
EAT24 will even allow you to securely store your payment details so you don't have to worry about remembering your credit card numbers. It's ideal for that Netflix binge. By allowing you to compare dining options by rating, distance, cuisine and popularity levels, Urbanspoon is a big help, especially when you're in a new city. You can explore menus and photos of the food on offer, as well as consult online restaurant guides from critics and other food fans. You can even make reservations through the app, making sure it's the Swiss army knife of gastronomic apps.
Covering more than 4,500 destinations in more than 150 cities and towns, it even includes restaurants in Mexico and the Caribbean. Recommendations come from a network of professionals, including top-notch chefs, butchers, food suppliers and waiters. It's also quite easy to make personalized lists, which is ideal for when you're planning an exciting vacation soon. In addition, integrating an online ordering system for restaurants and takeout options into your business model could help you overcome the challenges of COVID-19 by increasing your bottom line and increasing your customer base. For an industry with very tight margins and suffering from the challenges of COVID-19, third-party applications could be doing more harm than good, so much so that New York City imposed a temporary cap on commissions at 15% and marketing contributions or other related fees at 5%.
Grubhub, after acquiring Seamless, Eat24, and its own acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway has become an online and mobile food ordering powerhouse with more than 22.6 million users worldwide. They have also established the Grubhub Community Relief Fund which allows customers to round up their order to the nearest dollar.
The additional virtual “change” is donated to charities that support local restaurants and drivers affected by the pandemic.
DoorDash, the fastest growing food delivery app in the country has more than 310,000 restaurants located in 4,000 cities around the world. DoorDash isn't as available as Grubhub yet but it's coming.
ChowNowhas commission-free online ordering for restaurants which is a welcome tool during the coronavirus pandemic. Their approach works for restaurants in two ways: first by pushing online ordering systems for more than 14,000 restaurants in North America through their own websites; an increasingly popular choice for food delivery applications. Accepting orders through our own site means that you keep 100% of the profits because there are no middlemen.
You can also make more use of your own team allowing them to be trained in new skills such as preparing food packaging to go and keeping them employed as delivery drivers and collection coordinators. Many of the apps offer restaurants a menu of options at different prices. DoorDash noted that it offers a basic plan in which restaurants are charged 15% for delivery; a fee that covers insurance plus background checks and payment to their delivery people. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide closure of restaurant dining rooms; online ordering and food delivery in New York has been critical for both New York restaurants and their customers.
Restaurant Finder, with its simple name doesn't just cover U. S., Canada but many restaurants all over Europe as well as Australia; Brazil; Malaysia; and other countries. It would be very helpful if we could somehow link this list with a reservation system so that we could directly book a restaurant from the app or even check which restaurants are available on a particular day for X people. This bill also.
From getting free food at restaurants to discovering delicious restaurant recommendations from your favorite top chefs; you'll find the perfect app waiting for you help you master your next dining experience.