LQ: 7.4


Brain grade: 7
Fun score: 7.8

ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:

Foodspotting is an application that informs users of the most popular dishes at nearby restaurants, complete with photographs uploaded by satisfied diners. Users can choose to explore dishes nearby, organizing the offerings by popularity, distance, or nearby restaurant specials. Foodspotting also has a strong community aspect, giving users the option to “follow” their Facebook friends or Twitter followers that have Foodspotting profiles. This lets users keep track of friends’ recommendations, updates, and favorite places to eat. If users come across a particularly tasty dish at an undiscovered restaurant, they can use the camera on their phone to snap a picture of their meal and upload it onto the Foodspotting server, where other users can mark it “want,” “tried,” or “love.” Due to the app’s light social features and minimal reading and writing requirements, it is recommended to users ages 8 and up.

This app is good for kids who need help with:


Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations. Trying new things.

Foodspotting is an excellent way for your child to broaden his culinary horizons. Even a quick browse through Foodspotting's "nearby" or "best" tabs makes it easy to pick and choose the most popular, enticing, or unique offerings in your vicinity. Even if your child is a picky eater, the rating system, community feedback, and sometimes mouthwatering pictures, can go a long way toward getting him interested in meals that he would never order blindly from a menu. This sort of openness to new foods is very important in the development of healthy, varied eating habits and a  sensitive palate.


Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Dining is an important element of our social lives; from family dinners, to eating at a friend's house, to dating during teenage years, and beyond. Developing tastes and remaining open to new and different foods can facilitate social interactions, helping your child situate himself within communal and cultural traditions, while acquiring the skills necessary to adapt to communities and cultures outside of his own. These skills have positive ramifications later in life, making travel, social and geographical readjustment, and a healthy diet much easier to achieve. Food is one of the easiest topics to talk about, and through the use of the app users can share their interests, rate restaurants and engage with others to discuss their personal tastes and dining experiences.


Foodspotting encourages an openness to new foods and therefore, other cultures. Your child can write reviews for local restaurants, share favorite dishes, or blog about new experiences as he journeys through local and unfamiliar cuisine! With some encouragement, your child's new found love of taking chances on foreign foods will be an inspiration for writing practice.

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