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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

7 Incredibly Targeted Food Apps For Your Phone

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Now we can find the nearest brewery next to the nearest farmers market. Thanks technology! - FARMSTAND, UNTAPPD
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  • Now we can find the nearest brewery next to the nearest farmers market. Thanks technology!

As if our lives weren't already ruled by technology, Yelp, Grubhub, and Urbanspoon are just not enough anymore. Food apps have gone up and beyond from targeting specific foods for your pizza, burger, and beer cravings, to Craigslist for leftovers. While the concepts aren't entirely new, some are downright weird and surprisingly practical.

LeftoverSwap: The Tinder for leftovers. Find the nearest half-eaten bag of chips for your midday snack or give away the rest of your sandwich to whoever wants it. In case of any mishaps or foul play, the company bought $1 million worth of insurance. The goal is to eliminate food waste, which is great, but I'd rather give than take.

Burgerator: For all of your burger needs, this app will only find you the best and closest burger. Sharing, reviewing, and other social network musts are included.

Farmstand: For the freshest and nearest produce, farmers markets can now be found in your pocket. Whether you're on vacation (the app includes locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., and New Zealand) or doing your weekly grocery run, Farmstand will tell you where to go, deals, and more.

DrinkedIn: If you're tired of the usual bar, or new to the city, find the bar that'll cater to all your needs with this app. Maybe even find the best bar for a business outing; it's called DrinkedIn afterall.

Untappd: If you're more of a beer person, Untappd will help you find popular and near craft brews. Earn badges for visits, post photos, and connect with friends.

Pizza the App: Online delivery is already a miracle, but with the magic (or curse, you decide) of technology, you can now order a pizza with a series of taps on your phone. For the simpler pizza eaters, the app only offers pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms, and peppers as far as toppings go. Choose the pizzeria then wait for your pie. It's as close to downloading a pizza as we can currently get.

Foodspotting: Instagram meets Yelp (wait, aren't they already connected?). Mainly focusing on dishes, you can upload pictures of your meal and tag the restaurant for others to see. Don't think you can trash a place though, only positive reviews are allowed.

Other apps like EatWith, HomeDine, and Grouper allow you to eat with strangers and even play truth or dare for those whose comfort zones have few limits.

With the rate that this is going, we'll soon be able to order food telepathically or actually download food with the power of 3D printers (we're already printing candy).

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