We travelers LOVE local food apps while on the road. Whether you’re checking for directions, a restaurant review, or how to live like a local, apps can assist you in reaching your final destination. These high-tech food apps will be ready to help you whenever you need them to save time, money and your sanity next time you travel! Before your next adventure, give these food apps a download and let us know what you think!
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TripAdvisor’s new food apps TheFork, allows travelers to discover the top rated restaurants around the world. The app also features great deals and discounts, and each listing has photos, menu items, and a map.
Spotted by Locals
Spotted by Locals is an app, which handpicks locals to write about their favorite spots in their own city. These city guides offer the ultimate insider tips! The best thing about this app is that is always up-to-date, and only local favorites are highlighted and not just the usual tourist traps. Users get offline maps and tips and are able to save favorites to the map.
TripAdvisor is a crowd-sourced guide for restaurants and attractions worldwide. Browse through millions of reviews, images and videos. You can also access contact details, search for nearby establishments, explore restaurants by food type, and price range or rating,. Additionally, you can provide insight by posting your own reviews, images and entries for the places you visit. There are multiple features contained in offline mode making it a useful app for many situations.
Restaurant.com is an international restaurant review app to help you catch some of those hidden gems you may want to add to your list. Discounts are often available which is an added plus.
I have to admit I’m partial to Yelp. I’ve attempted many similar food apps and can say that Yelp provides superior local crowdsourcing. From a street corner use your GPS to find where those delicious food smells are coming from. Check out user reviews to see which restaurants and local amenities are the best, and to see what tips and photos people have shared before you decide where to go.
When abroad, it’s really helpful to have a couple language apps handy. Google Translate has saved me more than once, especially when I need to find a bathroom! Not only can you translate text by manually typing it in, it can instantly translate a conversation, or translated text from your cameras picture. Google recently switched to translations based on machine learning, improving results for difficult translations.
The best way to avoid getting overcharged and making costly mistakes while traveling is to be aware of the exchange rate all the time. XE Currency works offline, helps calculate conversions and downloads live exchange rates when requested.
Locavore helps you locate local and in-season produce. It offers in easy to follow recipes, which are fantastic for doing your own cooking on the road.
If you’ll be in Paris, this is the go to food and Pastry apps to guide you to all things sweet.
The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris
If you’ll be in Paris, this is the go to food apps to guide and tailor your city foodie tour.
In South America, most restaurants aren’t on Yelp and a lot aren’t on TripAdvisor, but already in over a dozen major Latin American cities, nearly all are on Restorando. If you book a table through the Resorando app, a good discount 20-40% off may be available.
NearMe Comer & Beber
NearMe Comer & Beber is designed to find restaurants and bars in Spanish speaking countries. By using the desktop version on a CPU you can easily translate into English.
Kekanto is like the Brazilian equivalent of Yelp. Recently they have begun adding content in major cities of the neighboring countries.
OpenRice originated in Hong Kong but is available throughout Asia. The food apps is a local alternative for finding restaurant reviews and making reservations. The desktop version translates, which can help us travelers.
For finding the best ramen, sushi, and curries throughout Japan, Teriyaki is an excellent gourmet guide food apps.
Chope! for restaurant reservations in Singapore
Burrple and let it lead you to the newest and hottest restaurants in Singapore.
Wongai is a useful app and resource for finding the best restaurants and spas in Thailand.
Burrp helps you find restaurants and discounts like happy hours, across all major Indian cities.
Zomato gives you restaurant reviews and currently supports India, UAE and Lebanon.
Timescity, in addition to finding and booking restaurants, also has an app for films (and obviously, you’ll want to catch a Bollywood film while in India!)
Do you seek out local food when traveling? I want to know your tips for success!