Dine on the Go: 3 Mobile Apps for Eating on the “Fly”
I’m not a huge fan of posting every meal I eat on Instagram or Twitter, but if anyone of you followed My Love on instagram you would know we eat out, ALOT! I’m frequently tasked with finding spots to go to because he’s one of those “I’ve been there, food is good, let’s keep going there forever” type of people LOL! Where I’m more inclined to find something we have not tried before.
Being the geek that I am, I frequently rely on my gadgets to help me find out where to go next or book a reservation. By gadget I mean grabbing my iPhone5 or Android while sitting in the car and using one of these 3 apps to make a reservation, order in, or save information for the next place
we I decide to hit up.
Hands down OpenTable is one of my “go-to” apps. The OpenTable a free app on both iPhone and Android and is designed to make it easier to make restaurant reservations. Approximately 15,000 restaurants are available to book reservations via the app. Along with making reservations, you can view menus and user ratings. The app also includes real-time table availability and in-app reservation functionality. OpenTable also offers email integration where you get a copy of your reservation to send to friends.
Unfortunately My Love is often is late for everything, you basically have to add 30 mins to whether time he gives to you. Luckily Opentable has an answer for that where you are able to modify your reservation right from the app. So it’s 8:20 and you know you will not make the 8:30 reservation, use the app to change the time or cancel even and you are “squared away.”
I’m a huge fan of Evernote after being introduced to Evernote and Evernote Hello. Downloading EverNote food was a no brainer for me. Evernote Food is a customized app that has a host of capabilities which includes organizing recipes, storing favorite restaurants, and keeping a mealtime journal for all those food bloggers and/or people who just want to put their meals all over the interwebs. All this functionality is powered by the Evernote’s uber popular cloud-based system. With a user friendly interface, stacking four cards (My Meals, Restaurants, My Cookbook, and Explore Recipes) with access to data in just a tap or two, Evernote Food makes it easy for users to catalog meals and then recall (or even share) them using email, Twitter, or Facebook. To add a new meal, tap the + icon and enter details such as Place, Cuisine, Tags, or even a photographic record of the food you’re about to indulge in, all without leaving the app.
For those nights we want to eat out, but don’t want the fuss associated with a “full” restaurant I reach for GrubHub. With GrubHub you are able to order take-out or delivery from a number of restaurants in your specific area. GrubHub finds the restaurant nearby using your phone’s GPS capability, or input the address or location of your choice. GrubHub aggregates menus and reviews in one place, so you can figure out where you want to go based on more than just what’s close. GrubHub also lets you order food from restaurants it determines are open and accepting online orders, and you can input your credit card info right to your device, making ordering delivery or take-out as easy as pressing a button.
Are you a fan of eating out? If so what apps do you use to make your life easy?