Finding a great place to eat can be time consuming and even stressful.
To eliminate stress you could always visit your favorite places to eat.
Sometimes though we get tired of eating the same places all the time.
So how do you go about picking a new place to eat without becoming overwhelmed by all the choices?
You could always ask your friends and family if they know if they know a great place to eat, but that may result in an argument amongst your friends and family members who may express strong opinions on which places are the best and which ones are best avoided.
Turning to the phonebook provides an overwhelming amount of places to eat and many people are really not interested in combing through the phone book for one meal.
Especially when new businesses are opening their doors to customers every day.
There is always the option of going to a place that you are familiar with and feel secure in knowing that the food is predictable in style and tastes.
While the security is comforting, sometimes trying new foods will awaken your senses.
Instead of asking friends and family were the best places are to eat you could turn to help of technology to provide answers on where to eat that would appetizing and won’t break the bank.
Technology has produced the ability to have information at the tip of your fingertips in just a few clicks away.
The Internet offers lots of information to viewers who are looking for information but want it quickly and don’t want to use books to find the information.
Google Maps will not only provide you with directions about how to navigate around your town or city smoothly, but it can also help you find an amazing place that has been rated and reviewed by other consumers like you.
If you own a mobile phone and have access to applications, you may want to consider downloading a couple of apps that will help make picking a place to eat less time-consuming and less stressful on your part.
Best applications for finding a great place to eat
Local Eats- is a well-established application that caters to finding only local places to eat within driving distance of your home.
This application quickly eliminates all but local restaurants and diners from the selection.
That means you won’t be seeing how to get to the closest McDonalds or Burger King.
After selecting how far you are willing to travel, the application will then allow you to pick from the top 100 in your city or browse in the “best of” categories.
If you think you know where you want to eat, the application will then show you photos, the price range, and how to get there in the least time possible.
Foodspotting- if you enjoy being tortured by pictures of mouthwatering food, then Foodspotting may be right for you.
The developers of this application encourage their members not only enjoy their food, but also take pictures of their food.
For some it can be overwhelming to pick from the many amazing dishes to choose from but it may also help you make your choice.
Zagat Survey- the company of the application has been around since the 1970’s. They’re passionate about collecting customer feedback on restaurants, diners and even bars.
The Zagat app doesn’t stop there. You can even find a great place to rest your head when you are traveling in an unfamiliar territory. Unlike the other two applications to this one is quite expensive.
You will have to fork out $10 for just one year worth of use. For people that like to eat out frequently, the price tag may seem like a bargain.
For people that eat out infrequently, they would be better finding cheaper or even free application that will meet their needs.
Urban Spoon- This fascinating app will provide you with a random choice after you shake your phone. If you’re not interested in shaking your phone just push the spin button to get a random recommended restaurant close by.
If you want to narrow the selection, toggle the slot machine wheels to help narrow your selection based on your personal tastes.
Now that you how an arsenal of tools to help you find your next favorite place to eat, no longer will you have to spend hours trying to decide what sounds good to eat. If you ever get stuck one or more of these apps can quickly help you decide.
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