Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PlantEaters Unite!

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If you're on the vegan twitter-sphere you may have already heard about this app. But if you haven't (or if you have and haven't actually downloaded it yet!), you should check it out!*

PlantEaters contacted me a while back to ask if I would be interested in featuring some of my restaurant reviews on their app. I was really excited about this project, because I think it's a brilliant way for vegetarians and vegans (or those interested in eating a veg meal) to find a great meal, wherever they are (and whatever restaurant they might be going to!).

Here's how it works: you download the app (for free!) and you can use it to easily find restaurants in your area (or whatever area you'd like). Any restaurants that have been reviewed by a PlantEaters user will pop up with their brief description (and photo, if they included one) of a meal they've had at that restaurant. It takes the guess-work out of finding veg*n options at non-veg restaurants, and also highlights restaurants you may not have realized are veg*n.

The catch? Not much. I think the real trick will be user involvement. Especially if you live in a non-metropolitan area, getting on there and letting people know what the options are will really make this app worth using while people are on the go!

It is so super-easy to use. You just open the app, and it lists most of the restaurants in your surrounding area, and may already have some specific meals listed. If the restaurant or meal you want to review is not listed, it's simple to add, and literally takes a couple of seconds. Snap a shot on your phone of your meal (if you'd like), write a sentence or two about how it was, and you're done! Now your review can help others who are interested in eating a veg*n meal in your area, or at that specific restaurant.

And, they've just started featuring some restaurant reviews from veg*n bloggers, like me! It's a great way to instantly link to more information about the restaurant in which you're intrested.

So check it out! I'll be working on increasing my restaurant reviews, to include on the app (and on the blog!).

*Please note, the opinions in this article are my own, PlantEaters is not endorsing me in any way.

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