Want to get rewarded for stuffing your face? Tired of joining dozens of people in line just for a smoothie fix? Want to make reservations on the go?
We present to you the answers to all those questions – five apps that will shorten the journey to your food. Best thing is - they're all free.
Quandoo impresses with state-of-the-art customised tablets and its premium reservation system. Each restaurant has an assigned tablet with its floorplan on it, allowing staff to easily record, remove, and check reservations. The system can also automatically assign available tables to newly-placed reservations online, saving lots of time as well as giving an instant confirmation to the guest. No more long-winded telephone calls, phew.
Aside from that, you will be rewarded for dining. Get awarded a hundred points three days after dining at a restaurant you made a reservation with via Quandoo online or its mobile app. A thousand points can be traded for a S$15 voucher and then used at any of its participating restaurants! The app is also available in 11 other countries, such as Italy and the United Kingdom, for use when you're traveling.
If you’re picky, you’ll definitely find a place in your phone for this free mobile app. This staple has stocked up tens of thousands of food establishments in Singapore. The more you use Picky, the more personalised its recommendations become as the smart app will suggest places to eat based on your preferences and previous selections.
You can also browse categories, such as ‘Cheap Eats’ and ‘Fancy Schmancy’, all with a flick of your finger. No more waiting till dinnertime to ponder your food preference when there's this app to curate choices for you.
There’s something for the foodstagrammers too – its ‘snap & share’ function allows you to share your photos instantly, with eight mouth-watering filters to choose from. You can also expect well-written reviews and beautiful photographs by magazine partner Epicure, instantly book tables through reservation app partner Chope, or have meals delivered to your doorstep with Foodpanda.
Skip ahead of snaking queues in Singapore’s first takeaway application, CutQ. Simply browse through a line-up of partner establishments, such as Smoothie King and Sacha & Sons, check in, pay for your order, and pick it up at its location. Your order will jump next in line, hassle-free and on-the-go!
The clever app also saves your previous orders, sparing you that headache of trying to remember where you had that wonderful fried delight. You can also save yourself the trouble of repeating that complicated yet necessary order of medium-rare steak with extra sauce on the side and no vegetables with less oil in your fries over the phone!
Get into the best-kept secret cafes before the hype begins and a snaking queue starts forming at the door. With so many cafés popping up in Singapore, you’ll need Café Experto to catch wind of fresh establishments and keep track of them all. This understated app is dedicated to helping you discover cafés old and new, with reviews, customer ratings, and photographs to keep you well-informed.
It streams articles written by journalists and food bloggers, such as ladyironchef and rubbisheatrubbishgrow. If you’re up to it, you can write a review through the app, giving your food blog some exposure. The app is minimalistic in design, and easy to navigate.
Whether you’re planning a group gathering, looking for a chill place to unwind after work, or need a serious setting to discuss some business, Hungrygowhere is your one-stop mobile destination for everything food. Hungrygowhere also has its own in-built reservation system, so you can browse and book at the same time.
The free app is polished and user-friendly. It’s constantly updated every second with the latest food trends, reviews and guides written by its large and growing community of foodies and heartlanders. In addition, it features local establishments and hawker fare, such as roti prata and biryanis.
Its dominating presence in the food industry and enormous database of restaurants and eateries all over Singapore will help you make an informed decision. You’ll never run out of places to eat!