The Foodspotting website and mobile apps make it easy to find and share your favorite foods: Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can recommend your favorite dishes using photos and see what others have recommended wherever you go.
Foodspotting launched in January 2010, and allows you to find good food not just from foodspotters and friends, but from experts like the Travel Channel and Zagat.
Foodspotting has received attention from Techcrunch, Mashable, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and CNN blogs and was named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2010 and a “Top Travel Application” by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Foodspotting is backed by Felicis Ventures and a syndicate of angels and early stage funds, including High Line Ventures and 500 Startups (Dave McClure’s new fund).
Foodspotting has offices in both San Francisco and New York.
Foodspotting adds a sensual dimension to restaurant search—it gives you the look and feel of the food and its setting, which is both delightful and incomparably useful.
-Amanda Hesser, The New York Times
I love knowing what to order any time I eat out somewhere new—making sure I don’t miss the “must-order” soup dumplings, the “best-ever” sandwich or any restaurant’s best dish. Foodspotting helps me decode menus both in New York City and when I travel.
-Emily Fleischaker, Online Editor, Bon Appetit Magazine
Foodspotting is the omnivore’s Wikipedia
-Randy Reddig, Co-Founder of Square
Unlike some of the location-based check-in applications like Foursquare and Gowalla that are really only valuable for users who participate, Foodspotting caters to both content producers and more passive consumers, which instantly expands its potential reach. -David Berkowitz, Senior Director of Emerging Media and Innovation at 360i