How to use Fooodie the Tinder for Restaurants app?

Learn How to use Fooodie the Tinder for Restaurants app? It’s Fooodie with three ‘Oh’s. 

Opinion: This app is quite useful to me on a personal level. I’m often faced with the dilemma of choosing where to dine or place an order. It becomes an endless loop. Oh, the anxiety! The app is simple, there’s no Artificial Intelligence involved. It does what it says, matches you with a restaurant quickly when there are too many options to handle. I quite like the utility of it.

What problem does the Fooodie app solve?

If you are one of those people who are spoilt for choice and can’t make up your mind about picking a place when you are given the responsibility to do so in a group. This app can come to your rescue. Currently available to users in the U.S, Fooodie by Jorde Guevara uses your location to recommend restaurants on its platform. The restaurants are obtained through Yelp’s restaurant listing API.

You will have to choose the type of cuisine, the ratings, etc to get recommendations. Then you can select the ones that you like and don’t by swiping right or left. It doesn’t end there. From the list of places you have liked, the app can randomly suggest one place you can go to right now too.


  • Filters

Filters let you choose a variety of criteria that can be set to help narrow down the search for restaurants you are interested in. The main filters are location, proximity (how close the restaurants should be), cuisine it serves, and ratings. Setting the filters would allow the app to show the restaurants in the related category.

  • Swipe 

You can swipe left (dislike) or right (like). When you swipe right on a restaurant it gets added in the ‘Roll’ section.

  •  Roll 

The ‘Roll’ feature helps you pick out that one restaurant from all the ones that you have ‘swiped right’ on. Roll uses a randomization algorithm to pick one place that you can go to right now. It also takes away the onus of choosing.

  •  Favorites

Favorites section houses the ones you would have marked as a favorite while swiping right on a restaurant.

How to use Fooodie the Tinder for Restaurants app?

Step 1: Download the Fooodie for the android app here and iOS app here

Step 2: Install and register for an account on the app.

Step 3: Fooodie app would then ask you if you’d like to enter the Zip code of your location or choose to use your current location from your phone.

Step 4: Once you enter the location, you will have to choose your preferences like cuisine, ratings, opening hours, etc. from the filter section.

Step 5: Next, go to the Swipe section by tapping on Swipe from the bottom menu.

Step 6: You would see a list of restaurants from the ones that are available. Swipe right on the ones that you like.

Step 7: Tap on Roll from the bottom menu, depending on the liked restaurants, the app will randomly choose one restaurant from the ones that you have liked.

Happy dining! if you have any questions related to the app, please let us know in the comment.

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