9 Travel Apps To Guide You To Destination's Best Eats

You know where to find the best coffee, cheesesteak, pizza, and cocktails in your own city — but what about when you're on the road?  After all, we know how terrible food while traveling can be: greasy airport food, stale continental breakfasts, and unhealthy roadside fast-food. Your newest foodie compass may be sitting in your pocket — your smartphone.

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Thanks to the influx of travel apps, new ones are pointing the way to hidden culinary secrets that you may never have heard of. Whether suggesting new dishes to try (like MyCityCuisine), planning a food tour of the city you're in (with Rama Food), or letting you record where you ate the best ramen / cupcake / falafel you've ever had (with Trip Journal), these apps only enhance the food you eat while exploring. Many of these apps (i.e. Gogobot) use your social networks to find recommendations best for you. Some even help you eat well at the airport, a tough challenge.

The best part: most include maps (both GPS and off-line) to help you navigate. So put down the touristy map (you stand out more than you know) and pick up your phone — you'll achieve both local status and delicious bites. With the help of these apps, you'll never be hungry on the road again.

Download these apps and see where they take you: from Portland's best coffee to crepes in Paris, you can't go wrong. After all, what is traveling without good food on the way?