The nearest, the latest, and the best foods around you!

Foodspotting began in 2009 when cofounders Alexa Andrzejewski (Adaptive Path), Ted Grubb (Get Satisfaction) and Soraya Darabi (New York Times) realized that while there were many restaurant review apps, there was no easy way to find or rate specific dishes. We set out to create a new kind of local guide that is unique because:


Foodspotting helps you decide what to eat, not just where, by enabling you to find whatever you’re craving, see what’s good at a particular restaurant and discover the best foods around you wherever you go.


When you’re out and about and hungry, you don’t want to read long, snarky reviews. You just want to see what’s good nearby. By showing you photos of nearby foods and keeping our rating system simple (If you love it, nom it!), we’re making decision-making easier.


Because we know that even a “one star restaurant” can have one amazing dish, we want to know what you love, not what you hate. We encourage spotters to share only the foods that they like and to “nom” the foods that they love.


We believe that good food can be found anywhere, and built Foodspotting to work in any city, small town or country from the start. We want to encourage exploration and enable you to discover new foods and find them locally.

Our goal is to cover the earth with amazing food sightings, and since launching Foodspotting in January 2010, over 553,288 foods have been spotted around the world.

Foodspotters share where to find their favorite foods using photos enabling Foodseekers to find whatever they’re craving, see what’s good at a particular restaurant and discover new foods wherever they go.

As a foodseeker, you can…

  • Explore your city or neighborhood to see the nearest, latest and best foods around you.
  • Look up a restaurant and see what’s good there.
  • Find a particular dish that you’re craving.
  • Bookmark foods you want to try by clicking (“Want it!”)
  • Vote up foods you’ve tried and loved (“Nom it!”).
  • Access guides from experts like the Travel Channel to see the nearest recommendations to you.
  • Follow people and guides that you trust, and places and foods that you love.


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