These days, eating out and seeking entertainment can be expensive — and we appreciate all the help we can get. There are some beautiful free food and restaurant discovery apps that you might be not aware of. And every meal tastes better when it’s free (or really cheap), right?
You’ll never believe the great meals you can have on the cheap, discovering other great foods all along the way. Take a look at some of the inexpensive foodie iPhone apps that will help you find great food and discounts.
Eat for free or try new restaurants in your area using 50% off deals. Every restaurant on Scoutmob reviews has been a delicious experience.
Why does the app score: This application gets points for its funny and well-written content, but also for its consistent, daily 50% off deals. For Eg you could find free belgium fries from Pommes Fritesand a free hot dog from Crif Dogs— both NYC staples. Another bonus, you don’t need to pre-pay for the deal before eating your meal.
Available cities:Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
What does it offer:50% off and 100% off deals.
Extra features: Within the app, Stache Cam lets you pick a mustache and smile for the camera.
Why does the app score: BlackboardEats emails and delivers deals some real classy restaurants in your city. Plus, it’s well-designed and easy to operate. BlackboardEats The app’s reviews and deals are by food editors and writers who know what they’re talking about. One of this week’s deals was one of the most expensive seen on the app: a very exclusive pre-show dinner at ellabassand a sold-out floor seat ticket to Coldplay’s concert at the Meadowlands.
Available cities:Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
What does it offer:Free deals, a complimentary bottle of wine and guacamole alla toscana at Matilda. Plus, regular 30% off restaurant deals and access to secret menu items.
Extra features:The Tip Calculator allows you to enter discounted total, pre-discounted total, tip percentage you want to leave and how many people will split the check.
Why does the app score: Poggled offers deals with the geolocation feature and the most popular deals of the day. You’ll find $10 for $20 beverage deals, $15 for $30 food and drink deals and classy wine tasting packages.
Available cities:Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee and New York City.
What does it offer:Daily drink and food specials. Plus, pre-admission packages to parties and events.
Extra features:Through the All Events tab, you’ll be able to search deals by category — bar night, bottle service, brunch drink deals and more. Yelp reviews are also available.
Tweat.It is the coolest app. If you love food trucks, download this app now. It will track your location and tell you which food trucks are closest. Some of the options are: Milk Truck, The Treats Truck, Taim Mobile, along with a couple others. You’ll know about the secret discounts and daily specials first.
Why does the app score:It sends real-time food vendor locations, which are very accurate, to your phone. The trucks appear as little labelled square icons on an interactive map of New York City.
What does it offer:Food Truck tweets and illustrates locations on a handy map of NYC so you can find your lunch easily.
Why does the app score: The Daily Gobble‘s graphics are funny, and the app makes the process easy to understand. Find a deal you like, eat your meal, then get the Discount. There are literally hundreds of deals available at a time.
Available cities:New York and San Francisco.
What does it offer:The app has a built-in camera and “My Gobbles” tab to track your meal deals.
Besides, Yelp— a social networking and review site available in most of the U.S. states and Puerto Rico — is a convenient way to look up restaurant addresses, dining details and really great deals. A lot of the time, you can find discounts to unlock once you check into a place. Same goes for Foursquare— a popular location-based social networking website — which also lets you check-in at different venues, earn points, badges and deals!
All these apps are free.