Lettuce Celebrate Our Five Favourite Food Apps

By Lottie Hulme |
27th August 2019

Take it from us, trying to pick a restaurant for a casual meal with pals is a total nightmare. Especially when you have your finger on the restaurant pulse which, at The Handbook, we’d like to think we do! So, for foodies intent on getting the best experience (and the best snaps for the Gram) we’ve delved into the technological in order to pluck out some apps that might help us out. From an app that relays the wondrous restaurant knowledge of top chefs, to all the whimsical wine events one needs, here are our top five food app picks…

Grumble tummies are no longer!

Where Chefs Eat

Where Chefs Eat

We all want to know where Michel Roux Jr. butters his baps, where Clare Smyth folds a fajita and where Ramsay devours a doughnut, and, thanks to Where Chefs Eat, our weird prayers have been answered! The app organises things into neat categories, such as breakfast, brunch, dinner and gives professional chef recommendations spanning all price ranges and cuisines for over 70 different countries. Where Chefs Eat is also a book, so if you’re going incommunicado then you can grab the hard copy instead!

Website: Download The App

Eaten

Eaten

Eaten app has quite the backstory, bore from a situation that happens to the best of us. Tim Lui was in the back of a car travelling in France when he had a huge craving for raspberry sorbet, as ya do. After spending 30 minutes scrolling through restaurant rating apps the premise of the app was born, voila! Eaten basically allows users to rate any dish that they’ve had in a restaurant, from pizza to pavlova. They snap a picture and then add to a comparative list of the same kind of dishes in that area! This back of the car lightbulb moment has led to Eaten now being in 108 countries, 3200 cities and 25600 restaurants. So, next time you have a raspberry sorbet craving your wishes will be granted…

Website: Download The App

Local Wine Events

Local Wine Events

One for the oenophiles amongst us – Local Wine Events is the app that does just what it says on the bottle. The app is a diary for all things wine related happening around the city, including events, mystery wine evenings and talks on just about every major wine-producing country. Whether rose, red or white is your bag, you can fire up the app and see what’s going on in a five-mile radius. After all, why have less scato when you can mo’ scato?

Website: Download The App

No Wait

No Wait

How annoying is it when your tummy is grumbling and you have to queue for, like, ages, before you pull up a pew at your fave resto? Well, with the app No Wait your achy leg problems are solved. This genius app allows you to queue virtually instead of physically. Simply download the app and add yourself to the waiting list and Bob’s your uncle. Once your table is ready you’ll receive a text, so make sure airplane is off and WiFi is strong!

Website: Download The App

Dines

Dines

Dining meets altruism with this awesome app. Dines allows you to Dine with a conscience as for everyone who dines with it, the app donates a meal to a school child who needs it, around the world. Alongside this lovely incentive, the app additionally saves you money – cha-ching! The app will help you find the deals near you and pay for it, saving money on your food bill immediately. Once you’ve dined you request to pay using Dines and a four-digit code will appear supplied by your waiter. Plus, you can even earn Dines loyalty points that are equivalent to a cash sum.

Website: Download The App

DiscoEat

DiscoEat

What’s DiscoEat? Well, they’re an awesome new restaurant booking platform that allows users to discover the best restaurants in their city by offering discounts during off-peak hours. With their system, users can save between 10-50% on their bill (excluding drinks) all day, every day! The platform is completely free to use, user-friendly, and there are no annoying vouchers or pages to print to confirm. So, what are you waiting for?

Website: Download The App

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