As you know, OpenTable acquired Foodspotting in 2013, not only for its amazing content, but also for its incredibly loyal and engaged community. Since then, you’ve been instrumental in how friends and experts alike discover the best dishes across the world, and for that, we just want to say thank you.

But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After much deliberation, we have chosen to discontinue the Foodspotting app and website in early May. If you’d like to keep all the photos you’ve captured over the years, we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to download your content. Click here for details

On behalf of our entire team, thank you again for using our product and for all the feedback you’ve provided along the way–we couldn’t have done it without you. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know and we’ll be sure to follow up directly.

2009年より運営してまいりました Foodspotting ですが、2018年5月上旬をもちましてサービスを終了させていただくこととなりました。

OpenTable は Foodspotting のコンテンツの素晴らしさ、コミュニティの絆を高く評価し、2013年に買収いたしました。以降、皆様のお陰で地元や旅先での美味しいものを発見、共有するお手伝いを続けていくことができました。これまでご愛顧いただきましたこと、心よりお礼を申し上げます。

お客様がこれまでに投稿された画像につきましては、パソコンから一括ダウンロードする機能を提供させていただきます。詳細については、 こちら でご案内させていただきます。

サービス終了に伴い、皆様には多大なご迷惑をおかけいたしますことを深くおわび申し上げます。本件に関するお問い合わせは こちら より、お願いいたします。長らくのご利用、誠にありがとうございました。

  • Good coq au vin takes a while to cook, and our lovely site sometimes takes a while to load, like today when we were revealed as iPhone’s Featured App of the Week! While we’re over the moon, the sudden spike in traffic slowed our server down a bit. Here are some things to consider doing until Foodspotting returns online:

    • Actually eat your food :)

    • Go for a walk or jog in place to earn more calories for the next meal to be spotted

    • Give some attention to the other photos in your life. (Remember that trip to Paris?)

    • Talk to the person you’re with, you know, instead of looking at your phone. (But we’re all guilty of that here. See the above pic of us on a recent outing in NYC.)

    Can you think of others? Share them with us.

    And a huge thanks for your patience as we work on it!

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on October 06, 2010
  • Food events abound, but few make quite the mark that Food Network’s Wine & Food Festival does every year. We’re talking about the mass convening of celeb chefs and food personalities who became household names long before loving food and cooking it well was something to brag about. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that we’re practically falling out of our seats with excitement to tell you we’re giving away tickets to this week’s NYC Wine & Food Fest to two exemplary Super Spotters who will join me and savvy Foodspotting business lead, Soraya, as we spot up a storm - and stalk Alton Brown - at the festival.

    The way to win is to be yourself, which means…

    1) Keep foodspotting

    2) Ask your friends to nominate you as a Super Spotter. The number of votes count as much as a thoughtful reason why. For more info, click here to read the post in which we announced our Super Spotter program.

    We’ll be announcing the winners starting tomorrow, but the nomination window officially closes this Friday, October 8th at midnight Pacific Time. For our friends who can’t make it to the event, keep spotting your way to those top spots. We haven’t forgotten you and appreciate all our loyal spotters from Thailand to Tallahassee, so we’re working to bring rewards to you too.

    In the meantime, don’t forget to follow our South Beach Wine & Food Festival Hunt for Rare Ingredients Guide for a chance to take home the South Beach Festival’s signature cookbook. Start your search for green almonds, yuzu juice, and sugarcane sticks here.

    With that, I sign off. Hope to see you at the NYC Wine & Food Festival this week.

    Posted by Amy Cao in News on October 04, 2010
  • It’s been a record month for us here at Foodspotting - almost 140,000 foods have been spotted and we had more than 200,000 visits last month. That’s HUGE!

    It’s all thanks to you and the great foods you’ve been sharing, so it’s about time we started recognizing our users for making Foodspotting what it is.

    Starting today, we’re asking for your help to nominate those within the community who should be inducted into our first class of Super Spotters, a rewards program for our top users.

    To nominate a Foodspotting Super Spotter, just go to the user’s profile page and click on the nominate button. There are no restrictions to your nominations - you can vote for as many people as you like, even yourself! We simply ask that you provide a brief, thoughtful reason why you think you and/or others deserve the vote. :) Stay tuned for more fun and exciting perks for the program.

    The nomination window closes a week from now at midnight Pacific Time, Friday, October 8, 2010. Thanks in advance for your help and for all the foods you’ve shared with us!

    Don’t forget to check out the great guides we have, and contests like the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival cookbook rare ingredients food hunt.

    Fiona & Team Foodspotting

    (Photo by LUNCH on Foodspotting.)

    • over 7 years ago.
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  • Hi everyone,

    Fiona here, writing my very first newsletter. I am excited to announce two amazing guides launching today on Foodspotting: One features hundreds of places in the US that you can get FREE DESSERTS, TODAY ONLY and the other is a fun way to win an awesome cookbook!

    Get free desserts today, 9/15, to celebrate Just Desserts Day! Follow this guide to find desserts near you. Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts premieres today at 11pm/10c. You can celebrate by enjoying sweet treats today from over 200 participating bakeries and retailers nationwide. Be sure to spot what you try!

    Win the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook by completing their photo contest. All you have to do is follow their guide here and be one of the first five to submit photos from the cookbook categories, and this mouth-watering cookbook AND 2 tickets to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting will be yours!

    New at Foodspotting HQ

    Our Android app is in the works and on its way. We know all our Android users have been anxiously waiting its arrival - appreciate your patience as we build a rocking app for you as quick as we can.

    In case you haven’t yet seen, we recently moved into our headquarters in San Francisco’s SoMa district - take a look at our brief tour video to see where we now live.

    This fun video couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for our lovely resident food blogger and smiles generator, Amy Cao of Amy Blogs Chow and creator of Stupidly Simple Snacks. Amy and I will be combining our powers to bring you more food-related fun in the near future.

    As always, keep spotting great foods around you, and do get in touch if you have feedback to share.

    Thanks so much!

    Fiona & Team Foodspotting


    • over 7 years ago.
      \o/ Fi \o/ ;)
  • Our New Home!

    Two weeks ago, the Foodspotting team moved into a new office in San Francisco’s SoMa district complete with huge windows, open kitchen area for our daily feasts - dubbed Cafe Foodspotting - and a cozy upstairs lounge area. It’s starting to come together and we’re absolutely loving it here. Check out Foodspotting HQ, our new home!

  • Our New Home

    Lately, it’s been week after week of great news here at Foodspotting, and this week is no different. The Foodspotting team just moved into our new offices. It’s a lovely live/work loft space in San Francisco’s SoMa district (3rd and Brannan) equipped with a nice kitchen - perfect for our future eat-ups.

    Yesterday, the team packed up our belongings from Ohai, where we have been living for the last several weeks, and moved a few blocks away into our new home. After our Co-founder and CEO Alexa’s six-hour IKEA expedition, assembly of all of our desks, and multiple other furniture/installation adventures, we were nearly close to being settled in yesterday - but not without some sidewalk vandalism first to announce our arrival (see below). This is an exciting step for us as a company: Just shy of our first birthday, we have an official headquarters!

    Stay tuned for our tour video. Very special thanks to Ohai for taking us under their wings while we were on our space search.

    Until next time,

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on August 30, 2010
  • How excited are we that we’re partnering with Travel Channel’s No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain? I can’t even put into words. Starting this week, No Reservations has unveiled a great promo (yes, we’re on TV!) for its guides on Foodspotting. Check out the video above and follow Anthony Bourdain’s recommendations on the Foodspotting guides:

    And if this wasn’t enough to celebrate, TIME Magazine placed Foodspotting on its 50 Best Websites of 2010 list. We’re so honored to be featured in the social media category next to companies we highly respect - Gowalla, LinkedIn, StockTwits and Tumblr.

    It’s certainly been an amazing month for the team here at Foodspotting. Three big cheers - hip hip hooray!


    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on August 24, 2010
  • As some of you may have seen if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, I’m Fiona and I just joined this week as the new Community Lead. I’m super excited to be part of such a great team. I’ve been following Foodspotting’s growth since they launched, love the team dearly and am really excited for all the fun stuff to come.

    Just a few things about me:
    - I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia
    - My favourite Aussie foods are the good old meat pie, and a chicken kebab with cheese, garlic sauce, hummus and tabouli
    - Foods I don’t ever want live without include bread, hot dogs, duck, and creme brulee
    - Fave meal of day is breakfast/brunch

    You’ll be hearing from me across the board, and hoping to get a chance to meet some of you over the course of the next weeks and months.

    In the meantime, feel free to follow me on or Twitter at @yayfiona.


    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on August 19, 2010