10 Awesome Specialty Food Apps Slideshow
February 14, 2012
Best Frites in Brussels
The Fritkots Bruxelles app is a guide to the city's best fry shops, complete with GPS positioning and the story behind each chosen shop. Works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Best Doubles in Trinidad and Tobago
The Trinidad & Tobago Doubles Directory app was created by Triniberry.com, a mobile guide to Trinidad and Tobago. Who better to chronicle more than 250 doubles vendors by GPS positioning as well as common opening times? Works on BlackBerry OS5 and up.
Best Hot Dogs in Chicago
Vienna Beef (aka "Chicago's hot dog") created an app to guide the hungry to the best Vienna Beef Chicago-style hot dog vendors in Chicago, and beyond. Not only can you find the best, but they are keeping everyone honest with their "no ketchup" police section. Works with iPhone and Android.
Best Pizza in Napoli
Locals will point you in all sorts of directions to find the best pizza in Napoli, but theGuide to the Best Pizza in Napoli app does it with GPS capabilities and ratings on not just the pizza, but the atmosphere and wine selection, as well (in Italian only, for now). Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Guide to the Best Pizza in Napoli
Paris-based pastry chef and author David Lebovitz created iPhone apps to go along with his book, Paris Pastry Guide. The apps (a free "Lite" version and a more complete one for $4.99) showcase the 300 pastry shops from his book with GPS, opening hours, contact info, photos, and some context for each (like what to try there). Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Best Street Food in Penang, Malaysia
More! Penang Street Food is the definitive app for combing through endless stalls of mouthwatering street food in Penang. Including more than 160 vendors, the app guides you with step-by-step directions, photos, descriptions of the 15 truly must-eat street foods, and the chance to share your own experiences and photos on social platforms. Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Best Kebabs in Sydney, London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, etc.
The Dirty Kebabs app was made for all those late-night cravings of shawarma, kebab, and souvlaki no matter where you are. It features GPS positioning, directions, contact info, and reviews. Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Best Ramen Shops in Tokyo
Be warned, shop information on the Ramen Map app is only available in Japanese. But we still think it's fantastic, considering it shows the way to the best ramen shops in Tokyo. It'll show the closest ones to your location, you can search them on a map, and can share the shops' info with, say, a friend who's coming to meet you for some delicious noodles. Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Best Fish and Chips in the U.K.
The Fish & Chips — U.K. app uses GPS to show where the top 10 closest fish and chip shops are, no matter where you are in the United Kingdom. It also gives contact info and map directions, simple as that. Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Best Hamburgers in the U.S.
George Motz, resident hamburger expert, created the Burger GPS app to go along with his book Hamburger America: A State-by-State Guide to 150 Great Burger Joints. The app shows the closest burgers, has lists of the best burgers across the country, includes Motz’ own photos, and guarantees no fast-food chains or restaurants that use frozen meat. You can even keep a diary of your own favorites along the way.