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Self-proclaimed foodies should prepare to indulge themselves when visiting Thailand, home to some of the best cuisine in the world. With so many options, types of cuisine, and restaurants to choose from food apps can come in handy. Here, the best apps for food lovers in Thailand.
Locals and travelers alike to Thailand will be happy to hear that the Land of Smiles is one of eight countries Food Panda is found in. Food Panda is a delivery service, but instead of only having one menu to choose from, users are overwhelmed with hundreds. First, users type in their address in order for the food to be delivered to their doorstep. Then, Food Panda brings up restaurants in the area, hungry patrons browse the seemingly never-ending menus, and select one that particularly appeals. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Thai: Food Panda is sure to have a restaurant serving it up. Bypass the crowds at busy restaurants during popular dining times and instead have the same delicious meals delivered right to your door.
Step one: type in your address. Step two: browse restaurants in the vicinity until you find one to match your cravings. Step three: order and enjoy whatever delicious meal it is you want from the comfort of your hotel or hostel. UberEATS is one of the most popular food apps in the country. The app allows users to view past orders and upcoming ones, as well, making it easy for diners to remember that amazing dish they last ordered, however long ago. Users also have many of opportunities to take advantage of promotions through the platform at some of the best restaurants, as well as browse restaurants based on recommendations, popularity, the expected delivery time (for those in a rush), pricing, and dietary needs.
With hundreds of thousands of downloads under its belt, foodies must be sure to download Eatigo before making their way to Thailand. Eatigo came to be in 2014, and since then it has been allowing visitors to book reservations at their favorite restaurants with delicious food and discounts in mind. The app helps users reserve tables at some of Bangkok’s most exclusive (and oftentimes packed) restaurants. Essentially, the app connects hungry users with empty tables at nearby restaurants, all the while giving amazing discounts for doing so. It is a win-win for all parties involved. Restaurants receive hungry customers during off-peak times and visitors get to dine for a reduced price.
Those looking for exclusive deals and discounts at some of Bangkok’s most favored restaurants should look no further than goloco. Having just launched in Bangkok in the beginning of 2017, goloco is working hard to gain traction in the capital’s already thriving foodie scene, and it is certainly holding its own. The restaurants found on the platform are hand-selected by the app’s team, ensuring that only the best and most delicious of eateries make their way onto goloco. The app has two major functions: nearby and recommended restaurants for each user. All of the most noteworthy deals are available at the bottom of the page, allowing users to easily scroll through them until they find a discount and restaurant that appeals to their taste and their budget. While goloco already has a number of restaurants available for users to browse through, founder Thomas Diamond is working hard to bring more and more delicious places on the platform every week.
“Our central goal is that anywhere people go with Goloco, they will always find something awesome, whether it’s amazing food, fantastic cocktails, first class service or a vibrant atmosphere,” Thomas Diamond, founder of goloco, said. “We’ve already teamed up with some incredible bars and restaurants around Bangkok, but we’ll always be searching for even more of the amazing places that are sometimes just around the corner.”
Bangkok in mypocket is so much more than a food app. In addition to informing users of some of the best cafes, bakeries, and restaurants, it also gives visitors the lowdown on hotels, resorts, activities, attractions, and bars in the capital. The platform allows users to search by featured restaurants, the areas in which restaurants are located, as well as those offering special discounts, giving users a great variety of different dining options. Bangkok in mypocket also helps users select eateries based on their budgets. The app is ever-expanding and is available in French, English, and Thai, and plans for a Korean and Japanese version. The app also has a version for those traveling to the island of Koh Samui.