9 Apps Every Foodie Should Have Downloaded

Save money, find new restaurants, buy better wine, and do lots more with these top foodie apps.
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Food apps are some of the most popular downloads—and for good reason. They can help you find new restaurants, save money, keep track of your favorite places to eat, and more. But with so many apps out there now, it can be hard to know which ones are really deserving of your storage space. We narrowed down the list to the nine apps you should keep on deck. 

HappyCow

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HappyCow allows users to find vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free restaurants all around the world. This app is perfect for travelers or those looking to discover new places in their local area. It's got everything from bakeries and grocery stores to catering companies and farmers markets, so no matter what you're looking for, the app's got something for you. 

Rating: 5 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Vivino

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Vivino wants to help you buy wine confidently. Whether you're at the wine shop or out at a restaurant, you can use the app to get ratings for any wine in an instant. Vivino uses an expert-based 5-star system to rate wines. Simply scan a wine's label while you're shopping to get its rating, reviews, and prices at a variety of retailers, or scan a whole wine list at a restaurant to find the best one on the menu.  

Rating: 5 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Mapstr

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Have you ever tried a new restaurant, loved it, but then forgotten the name of it? Mapstr prevents that from happening. This app allows users to tag their favorite places around the world and easily find them again on a personal map—without all the unwanted recommendations. Plus, it even works with your Apple Watch to give you access to your fave places (and directions to them) on the go! 

Rating: 5 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Find Me Gluten Free

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Find Me Gluten Free has a huge database of gluten-free-friendly restaurants worldwide. Plug in your current location or your destination to find tons of celiac-friendly restaurants along with their ratings, reviews, price points, and more. The goal is to raise awareness for celiac disease and other food sensitives by helping diners eat safely and comfortably without having to comprise travel or eating out.

Rating: 4.9 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Open Table

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Ready to pull up a chair for a dinner out? If so, Open Table is the app for you and your crew. This app helps you find the perfect place to eat based on location, date, time, party size, and taste preferences. Just plug in all your information to get recommendations for places that have open seats, and then RSVP—for free! Even better, by using the app you can build points and redeem them for coupons and cash back. Bonus: Open Table isn’t just for when traveling within the United States. If you are planning a trip to Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, or Australia, you can use the app there, too!

Rating: 4.9 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play 

Ritual

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Ritual's goal is to save you time while helping you enjoy more of the food and drinks you love. Use the app to place your order at your favorite local restaurant or coffee shop and skip the line when you're ready to pick up. And if you're not able to get away from your desk to grab lunch, you can piggyback on a co-worker's order (just make sure to return the favor later on!) All orders earn points that convert into Ritual dollars—which means you're saving time and money!

Rating: 4.8 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Moonshine

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Party people, if you need help finding the best bars, lounges, restaurants, and nightclubs on a budget, Moonshine is the app for you. It's partnered with tons of venues to offer a complimentary drink every day, and it provides access to thousands of events and offers to help you save money while enjoying your night. 

Rating: 4.5 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play

Zagat

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Heading to a big city and not sure how to wade through all the restaurant options? Live in a big city and looking for a new spot? Either way, Zagat has a guide to help you. Using a mix of user-generated content and employee expertise, Zagat produces guides for nearly 40 major cities around the U.S. to help you find the very best restaurants. Cities with Zagat guides include New York, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, San Francisco, Kansas City, Denver, Miami, and tons more. 

Rating: 4.5 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play 

LocalEats

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LocalEats is made for people who prefer local businesses over chain restaurants. The app lists only the best restaurants—ones that have been vetted by the company's editorial and research staff. You can search for restaurants within a specific radius of your location and filter based on cuisine type, price, rating, neighborhood, whether the restaurant has a patio, and tons more. 

Rating: 3.3 stars

Download: iTunes, Google Play