Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s LocalEats – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: Exploring a new city can be both exciting and frustrating, especially when looking for a noteworthy meal. And while chain restaurants are likely to deliver a familiar experience, it's not the same as finding a locally-owned dining establishment. LocalEats editors consider ratings from magazines, newspapers, and dining sites along with suggestions from locals, top food bloggers, and their own personal dining experiences to pick and choose the restaurants travelers should know about. The result is the best curated lists containing the best restaurants, including the best offbeat local finds, wherever you are in the US.
What it actually does: The app shows you the Top 100 picks by city, hundreds of other local favorites, dining savings, menus and more. Filter restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, features, price range and hours. LocalEats uses your location to find great restaurants nearby. You can also search restaurants alphabetically or by category. And if you're only interested in the best of the best, you can choose "Best in Category" to see the town's top restaurants for each cuisine.
You can browse restaurant’s menus before you go, you can make quick reservations, get driving directions or reference a map on the app, and you can share your picks with friends.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The information is extremely useful for traveling or just finding the best of the best restaurants in your area.
Ease of use: The app’s is very easy to use, and has a variety of features that make finding and booking a restaurant a breeze. The map function is also a plus.
Who would best benefit from the app?: The app would be great for just about anyone who loves food or a great meal and wants to feel like a local when traveling. The app even features a variety of popular international cities from Lisbon, Portugal to Mumbai, India.
Rating: 4 of 5