If you're what can be classically referred to as a "foodie," you don't just like food — you love it. You live for it. You want to marry it, if it were legal. You love food! So, why shouldn't you boost your foodie lifestyle into the 21st century? Answer: You should. There are tons of apps in the app store that are literally dedicated to food of all sorts, and the people who love it — you'd be silly not to take advantage of that considering you have a smartphone! So, here are the best apps for "foodies" everywhere that any self-respecting food-lover needs to download immediately.
Now, the word "foodie" itself is, uh, a bit fraught. Say it enough times and it begins to sound all kinds of creepy. Aziz Ansari agrees with me! In an interview with Vogueon the subject, the comedian and creator of Netflix's Master of None shared his intense distaste for the word: "People that like food shouldn’t get this weird fetish-y sounding thing," said Ansari. "Call the people that don’t care what they eat 'food bozos.'"
Regardless of what you call it, the food-loving lifestyle is one to be celebrated. And aided, with the help of these handy apps.
Listen, even foodies have dietary restrictions. Tasteful helps you narrow down restaurants in your area with good ratings and compliant menus. Never again will you be met with a blank stare from the wait staff when asking whether your veggies can be cooked in "EVOO."
This is the only one of two apps on this list that aren't free, and yes, the cost is a doozy. But if you've seen the print version of Mark Bittman's classic How to Cook Everything, which clocks in at 1,056 pages, then you know that it's the ultimate resource.