When life throws you rainbow coloured bagels, gluten-free chickpea flour, and the next new water tapped from some random tree, the gastronomic saturation point can get real. Foodie or not, how are you meant to choose where to eat with that many options?
We call this special brand of indecision, known well amongst Yelpers, #foodiesblock. Don’t panic: we’ve got six solid ways to solve those long hours of agonising over dinner options. Down with hanger — check these top Yelp tips.
1. Hot and New
You’ll always have your favourites — no one can take those away from you — but a change of scene can be inspiring. It’s not worth the time trawling the streets looking for new places… even if your pedometer says it is. Hit the “Hot and New” tab on the Yelp app to scroll through the latest places people think are worth yelping about.
2. Open Now
Not all of us are meticulous planners. Here’s to you, spontaneous foodie adventurers! You shouldn’t be punished for last-minute adventures. We got you: Click “Restaurants” on the app and filter by “Open Now”. Bonus: You can refine the results further, if you’re not too hungry to concentrate.
3. Activity, Nearby
If you require visuals, you can always trawl through individual business listings. Oh, but that means choosing one first! Not a problem: Hit up “Activity” on the app, filter by “Nearby”, then check out photos, tips, and reviews, all in real time. You never know what might catch your eye…
Want to make sure you’ve got a table? Battling your way across town is no fun without a guaranteed seat. Tap “Reservations” for all the available options. Pro tip: Hungry right now? Got a big group? Saving cash? Optimise your options using the filters!
5. More Categories
From the home screen, click “More Categories”, then “Restaurants”, to choose from all the worldly, foodie cuisines your city has on offer! All right, so you still have to pick a food style, but we can’t do everything for you. Well, not yet.
6. Check Out The Local Yelp
Hot on the trail of the latest foodie trends, recent openings, and well-loved local hot spots, Community Managers across the globe compile this handy go-to for all things happening in your ‘hood. Sign up for the Local Yelp, get inspired every Wednesday, or read it on the go from the Yelp app. Bonus: check out the featured events for inspiration beyond dinner.
Ready to battle your foodie’s block?
Now that you know the ways, here’s a handy link. Good luck in your foodie quests and hanger battles!