There's nothing worse than traveling to a strange new city and not knowing where to go for a quick bite to eat. You sit in your hotel room wondering, is there anything good nearby? Is there even anything open? Luckily, with these five apps loaded on your Android or iPhone, you'll never have to go lost and hungry again.
Yelp (free, iPhone, Android)
Yelp is one of the best and easiest apps for locating nearby restaurants quickly and without hassle, because of the quality of its user-submitted reviews and handy search categories like "open now" and "within walking distance". We're never without it.
Foodspotting (free, iPhone, Android)
Foodspotting is about more than just restaurants -- it's also about sharing specific dishes that users recommend, by taking and sharing photos in the app.
Urbanspoon (free, iPhone, Android)
Urbanspoon describes itself as "a kind of restaurant slot machine". It has three wheels, for neighborhood, type of food and price range, with the option to lock any of the three down. Shaking the phone displays results that fit into your parameters.
Locavore ($2.99, iPhone, Android)
This is the app to turn to if you're looking for fresh food from a famers' market, as it pinpoints your location and displays the locations closest to you. Also provides tips on what's in-season and what's about to come in.
LocalEats (.99, iPhone, Android)
LocalEats boasts a restaurant catalogue some 15,000 strong, all labeled on maps for your convenience. Search by GPS location or find locations near a particular address or city. And the best part is, it focuses on the best local restaurants for each city -- no chains, ever.
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