Most of us love our grub, and our eating habits are - more often than not - not nearly as healthy as they should be (especially around the holidays). Yep, we are slaves to our stomachs alright. And as much as we'd love to spend each waking day in fancy restaurants treating our palates to new and exciting food experiences, the reality is that our purse strings just can't sustain our penchant for gourmet gluttony.
Then there's food allergies and intolerances to deal with; those nasty little creeps that try to stand between us and enjoying a great lunch full of the tasty treats we love most.
But never fear, Appszoom is here! We've picked out 6 perfect Android apps to help you self-indulge without you worrying about your wallet, waistline, or what you should and shouldn't be eating.
TheFork is one of the greatest discoveries in recent years, one of those apps that will make you question how you ever survived without it. TheFork lets you enjoy your favorite hobby (eating out) cheaper, mainly because of the huge discounts offered by each restaurant (in some cases, up to 50%), and the YUMS loyalty program (you collect Yums every time you book through TheFork, which can be used for further discounts on future meals).
Filter restaurants by most popular, best reviews, nearest to you, and discover tasty new eats for less! The app currently operates in in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland: so make sure you check it out, whether you're a local or a frequent visitor to Europe.
Download if you... love eating out but can't always afford it.
Sometimes you want restaurant-quality food whilst vegging out in your underwear in front of the TV. In steps EAT24, the app which lets you order take-out from 25,000 different restaurants across more than 1,500 different cities.
Browse specific cuisine and the app remembers your preferences, stores your payment details, and saves you big money.
Download if you... would rather Netflix & chill than leave the house, but can't be bothered to cook.
The market is swamped with recipe apps, but Yummly is still one of absolute faves. Make your tummy happy, whether you're looking for warm and comforting, light and fresh, or a roller coaster for your taste buds.
Yummly is a multi-talented recipe generator: as well as suggesting cooks based on the ingredients you have in the cupboard, its context based algorithm will offer recommendations based on day, season, and the weather outside your window.
Download if you... love to cook and you're the house chef.
If you are concerned about your figure and want to avoid weight gain like the plague, then it's best to plan your meals according to your calorie budget. Calorie Counter from MyFitnessPal is the perfect tool for keeping on top of those extra kilos you want to shed.
Keep track of your meals, create a personalized diet plan based on your tastes, and take heed when the app tells you you're eating too many or too few (yeah, right) calories. And because there's nothing like a happy ending, Calorie Counter provides you with a snapshot of the future, healthy you; encouraging you keep calm and carry on dieting, until you hit your ideal weight goal.
Download if you... are serious about eating a healthy and balanced diet for the long haul.
If you're serious about not eating animals or animal products, it can be tricky finding what to munch on while traveling. HappyCow approximates your current location and offers a list of restaurants and stores that can cater to your flesh-free needs.
The listings include vegetarian, vegan, veg-friendly restaurants, health food stores, and other types of vegetarian businesses, along with reviews, prices, and general useful info. An indispensable resource for vegetarians and vegans on the go.
Download if you... are committed to meat-free living, but could use a hand finding the best places to eat.
If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance - or suspect that you might - then meal times can be an understandably stressful ordeal. And potentially dangerous, too.
Food Intolerances is one of the most comprehensive and scientifically backed tools for helping sufferers of food allergies and intolerance to identify foods which may be a trigger. This rich offline database includes over 700 foods, rated for things like histamine, fructose, sorbitol, lactose, salicylate, gluten, milk protein, and egg content.
Download if you... you or a loved one suffers from a food allergy, but don't want it to stop you trying new foods.