5 Apps to Ease Meal Planning

Whether you’re hosting a small get-together, big celebration, or just a night in, decisions about food can be difficult to make. Not to worry, we have a great list of apps to ease meal planning! From recipes, to restaurant suggestion,s to food delivery apps we’ve got you covered! We’re excited to try EatWith and their private chefs for our next dinner party!

1. ChefsFeed

ChefsFeed is the inside connection to the best dishes and food culture. They offers chefs a platform to engage with guests, featuring reviews from more than 1,000 chefs in 24 cities. Who doesn’t want the inside scoop from the chefs themselves? Users can read up to date reviews on food and restaurant reviews, check out chefs recommendations and search for reviews by chef, dish, cuisine or keywords.

5 Apps to Ease Meal Planning

2. Grubhub

GrubHub is an online and mobile food ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. You can order directly from approximately 35,000 takeout restaurants in more than 900 U.S. cities and London. If your hosting a get together, but don’t feel like cooking, just order in. With Grubhub, food for everyone is just a click away!

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3. EatWith

EatWith is a community marketplace offering authentic dining experiences in people’s homes in over 150 cities around the world. Through EatWith guests can not only connect with amazing hosts, and enjoy delicious homemade cuisine, but you can also hire a chef for your very own custom private event! You team up with a chef to create an intimate event and personalized menu your guests will not forget!

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4. Yummly

Yummly is the ultimate kitchen tool and recipe discovery app that combines beautiful pictures with recipes from around the web to make it easier for you cook, eat and share. You can filter recipes by the ingredients you have on hand, create different recipe boxes, and build shopping lists for the week based on the recipes you choose. It’s perfect if you’re hosting a dinner party and plan to cook!

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5. Evernote Food

Evernote is a great event planning tool we often talk about to stay organized, but there is also food version? Whether you’re organizing recipes, looking for a good place to eat, or just want to lifelog meals, Evernote Food is an ideal companion app. You can save recipes from the web just like Evernote, and so much more!

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What food apps do you use? Let us know with a comments below or message us on Facebook and Twitter!


Life Made Simple: 3 Food Delivery Apps!

Planning a party? Celebrating the Warriors NBA championship this weekend? ABCey encourages you to stress less and celebrate more! Get your favorite foods delivered with apps like Postmates, Caviar, and Crunchbutton for your next hosted event!


 

But wait… What is a food delivery app?

A delivery app allows you to choose your favorite eating spot (from participating restaurants), place an order via smart device, and get it delivered right to your door! It’s as easy as one, two, three… Less worry about hiring a caterer and more time to enjoy your party!

1. Postmates: This app is versatile and easy to use. Looking to order lunch or even make a grocery run? Postmates has got you covered! In under an hour you’ll have what you need to make for a great meal for one or ten!

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2. Caviar: This service delivers from a wide range of restaurants, commonly used from all corners of the city! Lunch and dinner breaks are made simple. Use it for quick take-out or catering your next event/ business meeting!

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3. Crunchbutton:  They let you know what restaurants deliver around to your area and simplify your hunt for food. Nobody likes meal-time rush hour. Let someone else do the hard work for you and get your favorite foods delivered to your doorstep with the push of a “Crunchbutton”.

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In this day and age, we aren’t limited to just pizza deliveries. Take advantage of these apps for your lunch, dinner, or hosted party events! Which app do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below or message us on Facebook and Twitter! Or, call ABCey Events and let us do the work for you!

 

 


Startup Monday: Plated

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events. 

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We all live hectic lives and anything that makes our day-to-day a little easier is always welcome at ABCey Events! Insert the latest and best meal delivery service, Plated, which uses the freshest local ingredients to create meals, and delivers straight to your door! The startup makes living a sustainable lifestyle more attainable for any busy professional.

How it Works: Essentially individuals can go online to the Plated website and check out which meal option they prefer, pick a date, and their food will arrive on their doorstep! Each week there are 7 chef-designed meal recipes available, which always include four meat and fish dishes and three vegetarian options. On the selected delivery date, all the ingredients necessary will be packaged together including a step-by-step instruction guide to cook up the delicious fare! 

Plated offers their delivery service to over 80% of the continental U.S. and prides itself on their network of specialized vendors! We also love that Plated provides several different payment options, such as subscription or individual meal plans. 

We can’t wait to try out Plated to plan a fun date night or dinner party! Let us know what you think of this great service in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!