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How Mobile Technology Is Changing the Way We Dine Out

The past decade has seen many tech innovations when it comes to dining out, but no truly life-altering advancements—until now. Mobile technology is revolutionizing the way diners interact with restaurants, for better and worse. While new apps are expanding, accelerating and streamlining the dining experience, the ubiquity of smartphones can eclipse some of the very reasons we eat out: relaxation, discovery, camaraderie and a fleeting escape from our machine-driven lives.

In certain respects, mobile devices are also tipping the balance of power from restaurants to consumers—from "Take it or leave it" to "Do what we want, or 1,232 friends will hear about it right now." To be sure, before…

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 How Mobile Technology Is Changing the Way We Dine Out

Mobile technology is changing the way we eat out–from how we choose a restaurant and make a reservation to the way we order, pay the bill and share the experience with others. But are diners really better off?

10 Best Apps Every Foodie Must Have On Their Phone

Food apps are probably one of the most important apps any foodie can have on their phones. Whether if you love to have thousands of recipes at your fingertips, or the ability to virtually wait in line at a restaurant so that you can come in once your wait time is up, food apps are incredible.

9 of the Best Food Apps and Sites for Travelers

For many of us, food and travel are inextricably linked, and there’s often nothing better than stumbling upon a small, inconspicuous restaurant jam-packed with locals. If you’d rather do a little research before hitting the streets for dinner, however, you’ve got plenty of options. A number of useful apps and sites let you check out what options are available, make reservations, and get discounts around the world.


Join dining experiences, cooking classes and food tours with locals in 130+ countries.

Fork It

Discover new dishes and cuisines, and embark on cooking quests. See what dishes are trending!

Traveling Spoon

Book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks around the world.

Chefs Feed

Discover where famous chefs are eating around you and what they’re ordering.


Eat better. Lose weight. Be healthy. Use the free Fooducate app to achieve your diet, health, and fitness goals.

My Daily Plate

Eating right is hard, but Cooking District's My Daily Plate makes it easy and fun. Inspired by the USDA ChooseMyPlate icon and complete library of food, Cooking District's My Daily Plate helps you make more informed, nutritious and rewarding decisions throughout the day. Start thinking about what goes on your plate before your next meal.


Paprika is an app that helps you organize your recipes, make meal plans, and create grocery lists. Using Paprika's built-in browser, you can save recipes from anywhere on the web.


SideChef makes cooking easy by giving you photos and instructions for every step of a recipe, so you always know what you're doing even if it's your first time trying something new.


Every vegetarian knows that eating out can be a difficult task. VegOut makes this task easier by providing you with the world's largest international listing of vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants at your finger tips.


Yummly is your smart cooking sidekick, offering personalized guidance every step of the way. From recipe recommendations just for you, to handy tools and helpful videos, Yummly has everything you need to improve life in the kitchen.


Food, drinks, groceries, and more available for delivery and pickup.


Shop our complete grocery and selected aisles, choose home delivery times, view past purchases and place your order quickly and easily. Enjoy convenient ways to shop for groceries, including search and browse, and barcode scanning.


DoorDash brings you food from your favorite local restaurants, hot and fresh, within 45 minutes. We have amazing restaurants and amazing people who will do anything to delight you. Well, almost anything.


Foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you're out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you're looking for inspiration for what to do next, we'll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.


Hungry? The GrubHub app can help. Enter your address or search your current location and be treated to all of your nearby delivery or pickup options from our massive restaurant network — 20,000+ eateries in more than 500 of America’s best cities. Once you find what you’re hungry for, you can easily place your order right through the app.


Order food delivery you’ll love.


Groceries delivered in an hour without a trip to the store! Order from local grocery stores like Whole Foods or Costco and get your groceries delivered when you want them!


OpenTable is the only app that helps you make reservations at over 20,000 restaurants in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Explore great restaurants, find available tables, and earn reward points for every reservation.


Seamless is simply the easiest way to order food for delivery or takeout. Whatever you’re in the mood for, wherever you’re in the mood for it, you’ve got it. No menus, no phone calls, no repeating yourself.


Tabbedout is your answer. Our free app for iPhone and Android lets you take control of your tab and pay securely with your phone. Stop dealing with the hassle of waiting, leaving your card at the bar, dealing with coupons, or a pile of cards when you split your tab with friends.


Say goodbye to pen and paper lists! Manage your wait list and reservations, all through a simple, single app.


The free Yelp mobile app is the fastest and easiest way to search for businesses near you. Download it now to get started.

Yelp Waitlist

“They have a great system: You give them your phone number and they text you when the table is ready! Why doesn’t everywhere do this? Courtney C | As featured on


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