With so many bars and restaurants on offer in Hong Kong, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing one. Luckily, there are a plethora of food and drink-related mobile apps that can help us out. Whether we want to organise a romantic dinner for two or a huge birthday blowout, these trusty apps offer plenty of options with just a few taps on the phone.
Don’t think we need to explain much with this one. As one of the most popular apps in Hong Kong for eating out, OpenRice has everything you need to know about where to go and what to eat – from basic contact info and food reviews, to price range and menus, plus images to help you decide. You can even make reservations through the app, and get a special discount on your meal depending on your booking time. Not overselling this app or anything, but you definitely need this one on your phone.
Delivering meals from all your favourite local restaurants straight to your door, foodpanda helps you find the best restaurants near you. Whether you’re craving some spicy Thai food, or in need of a healthy salad fix, foodpanda’s wide selection of eateries means you’ll easily find something that can help tame your growling stomach. Best thing is, you can pay however you like – credit card, Paypal, or even cash on delivery.
Similar to foodpanda (but yet so different), Deliveroo allows you to search for restaurants around the area based on cuisine, location, delivery time, and even tags such as “Perfect for Sharing”, “Local Gems”, and “Guilty Pleasures”. Before you place your order, be sure to make a note of any food allergies for the restaurant to be aware of, as well as delivery instructions for the riders.
Whether it’s a birthday celebration, anniversary dinner, or just a regular meet up with the squad, FeedMe Guru can help you find the perfect restaurant and make a booking in advance. Inside the app, you’ll find exclusive set menus from over a hundred top restaurants around Hong Kong to choose from. Not only that, you can book tickets for F&B events such as Taste of Hong Kong, Marco Polo Bierfest, Hong Kong Wine & Dine, and other various wine tasting workshops through the app too.
With just a few taps on your phone, Chope helps you make an instant reservation at whatever restaurant you fancy, for whatever the occasion. Not only can you browse through a large range of restaurant recommendation guides, you can also earn loyalty “Chope-Dollars” with each reservation and redeem them for an exciting array of deals and promotions. So the more you use it, the more you’ll get rewarded!
Dining out in Hong Kong can often be expensive, but with eatigo, you can get time-based discounts of up to 50 percent off your whole meal when you make a reservation through the app. From small-scale local eateries to fine dining, simply select the restaurant you would like to dine at, pick a time, date, a discount on offer, and you’re good to go.
Instead of waiting for hours queuing up at a restaurant, get your phone to do it for you! THE GULU app allows you to remotely get yourself a queuing ticket with real-time queuing status, and push notifications to remind you when it’s almost time for your ticket to be called. You can even see restaurant menus and place your meal orders in advance. So you can use the app to get a ticket while you’re still at home, and have your table and food ready for you as soon as you arrive. Brilliant.
For all you coffee addicts out there, we’re sure this app is no stranger. For those of you who aren’t so familiar, Beanhunter is more or less like OpenRice, but strictly for cafes and coffee shops. With this app, you can browse and discover the best coffees around town, see photos, menus, and reviews for each location. Available in over 180 cities worldwide, you can guarantee you’ll be able to find a great cup wherever you are in the world.
Grocery shopping can be a real chore sometimes, that’s why honestbee is your best friend when it comes to stocking up your cupboards without the hassle. Simply add whatever items you need to your shopping basket, make a payment, and your personal honestbee shopper will pop down to the shops and handpick the best products for you. Once that’s done, all that’s left for you to do is wait for your goods to arrive during a one-hour time slot previously chosen by you. Easy Peasy.
Whether you run out of wine at your dinner party, or want to stock up before the guests arrive, Hong Kong’s first one-hour wine delivery service will come to your rescue. With no minimum order or delivery fee, a speedy driver will deliver delicious European wines to you wherever you are, in under 60 minutes. Trust us – we timed them!
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