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Top 10 iPhone Food Apps


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Yelp
Yelp will even help you find businesses based on the discounts and deals they offer.
Yelp will even help you find businesses based on the discounts and deals they offer.
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Yelp is Urbanspoon on a grander scale. Since Apple launched the App Store, Yelp's been there with a free and exhaustive list of restaurants in cities big and small, from Albuquerque to Washington D.C. The app focuses on community interaction, encouraging users to review and rate the restaurants they've been to. Restaurant ratings on Yelp don't come from critics: Scores are based entirely on regular restaurant goers.

Now here's where that grand scale comes in: Yelp doesn't just cover restaurants. The first page of the app allows you to search and check your bookmarks and user page, but the most important icon is called "Nearby." This feature lets you search for businesses in your vicinity, from a wide range of categories: restaurants, bars, coffee and tea, as well as non-food businesses like banks and drugstores.

You can run a search for locations that are nearby or anywhere in your city. Like Urbanspoon, restaurant/business pages contain information like hours of operation, price range, dine-in or take-out and links to menus.