Being a passionate supporter of all things flavor is now an enhanced experience with new food-inspired apps available at the tips of our fingers. Whether you like to flex some culinary muscle in the kitchen or prefer to let the masters perform their craft, here is a list of five apps sure to please the dedicated food connoisseur.
BigOven can guide any amateur foodie to cooking glory, featuring more than 350,000 recipes to jump-start motivation. The recipes are divided into concise categories, such as holiday, lifestyle and diet, and also include reviews from other cooking enthusiasts. Store all of your important must-have dishes in one place and allow BigOven to convert these recipes into easy-to-follow grocery lists. This app is free and available on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
When you don’t want to cook, the dreaded question is inevitable: “Where do you want to go for dinner?” Instead of saying you that you don’t care when you really do, use the app ChefsFeed to consult professional reviews from more than 500 chefs across the country. These experts are brutally tough on the industry, so you can trust that you’ll be dining smart. Reviews of restaurants in major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Miami, are included, as well as those for our friends across the pond in London. This app is free and available on iOS and Android devices.
If you are seeking a more expansive list of the best of the best, look no further than LocalEats. This app gives viewers a guide to independently owned restaurants across the world, covering the hippest dining scenes from Pittsburgh to Prague. Restaurants are filtered by cuisine type, price, neighborhood and awards. A comprehensive list of 100 top restaurants is dedicated to each of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, while the listings in smaller cities are more limited. This app is free and available on iOS and Android devices.
You’ve found the perfect restaurant in a great neighborhood - now it’s time to make sure you can get a seat with your family and friends. With just the tap of a button, OpenTable allows you to make a reservation at over 24,000 restaurants in the United States, as well as a number of hot eateries across the globe. In addition to letting you quickly snag a reservation, OpenTable features user reviews, as well as links to menus and photographs of restaurants’ most mouth-watering dishes from app Foodspotting. This app is free and available on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices.
When you finally have the chance to sit down and enjoy the meal of your dreams, it’s only natural to want to share your experience and inspire food envy in all of your social media followers. Evernote Food not only helps you find recipes and restaurants that fit your taste, it lets you document all of your best dining experiences in the “My Meals” section. You can edit your home-cooked meal or dine-in feast for brightness, saturation and other features, and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email. This app is free and available on iOS and Android devices.