On the Hunt for Good Food? Try One of These Apps

May 5, 2018
Kerry Lengyel

Whether you’re traveling or just looking for a delicious new experience, these five food finder apps can point you to the best eateries in town.

You’re hungry, but you don’t know where to eat. You’re famished, but you’re sick of going to the same old restaurants. You’re "hangry" in an unfamiliar city, and you need to eat pronto. Been there, done that, right?

It can be tough to figure out the best places to eat when you’re traveling to a new city, and it can be even harder if you have certain dietary restrictions.

If you’re visiting Atlantic City for this year’s Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC) in October, you’re definitely going to want to map out where to grab the best bites to eat after a long day of learning. Luckily, there are services out there created to make things much simpler for you — no matter what city you find yourself in.

Get yourself some good grub with one of these five food finder apps.

Find Me Gluten Free

Wondering what this app can do? It’s all in the name. Whether you’re traveling, socializing or just need a quick bite to eat, Find Me Gluten Free finds restaurants that offer gluten-free options. It can be challenging to scour the internet looking for a place to eat when you have dietary restrictions, but this app uses the experiences of those in the gluten-free community to help make the search much easier.

Good morning, Atlantic City! If you’re looking for a great place to grab breakfast before you sit in on sessions at ACVC, Find Me Gluten Free recommends Hannah G’s and Agnes Café for great gluten-free options.

Happy Cow

This app was created to help people find plant-based, vegan and healthy dining options. Staffed by vegans and vegetarians, the app can help you find the best and greenest grub in town. While it does cost $3.99 to download, the app gives you access to more than 65,000 vegan-friendly businesses that you may have never been able to find before.

It's mid-afternnon at ACVC, and you know what that means — brunch! Happy Cow recommends Lisa’s and Enlightened Café for delicious vegan choices while you’re in Atlantic City.

Local Eats

Local Eats is a curated dining guide created for those who prefer patronizing local businesses rather than chain restaurants. Isn’t that just about everyone?

Only the best restaurants are hand-selected to be featured in the app, taking ratings, suggestions and reviews into consideration. This app will point you to the best independently owned restaurants as recommended by those with some authority — such as travel writers, restaurant critics, respected bloggers and food editors.

Stomach grumbling? Sounds like lunch time in Atlantic City after a full morning of lectures at ACVC. Local Eats recommends Tony’s Baltimore Grill and White House Sub Shop.

ChefsFeed

As the only food media company powered by real chefs, ChefsFeed helps you find the best of the best restaurants. Explore chef-recommended restaurants and dishes within the app — information you can’t find anywhere else. With more than 1,000 chefs adding their favorite dishes, you have personal access to a treasure map scribbled by the best chefs in town.

Time for dinner in the bustling Atlantic City area! ChefsFeed recommends Il Mulino New York and Izakaya for a tasty meal.

Zomato

While the name of this app might be new to you, it’s been around for quite some time. Previously called UrbanSpoon, this food finder is one of the best to use no matter what city you find yourself in.

You can search for restaurants by location, name or cuisine in over 10,000 cities across the United States and several countries worldwide. View photos of each restaurant along with their menus, and use the built-in map feature to find the way to your delectable destination.

Ready for a night on the town after a long day at ACVC? Zomato recommends Cuba Libra Restaurant & Rum Bar and Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery for drinks and nightlife.