Feeling like you need some energy to make it through the rest of the day? Can you hear your tummy rumbling a bit too loudly? All these symptoms are pointing to the fact that you probably need to go and enjoy your lunch break. If speed and price are priorities to you when it comes to going out and getting lunch, there are a number of apps available for your smart phone or tablet that can make your lunch break better. Whether it’s finding a quick meal, a cheap meal, or helping you prep your meals in advance, these 6 apps will help improve your lunch break.
Eat Club is a great way to get yourself a discount meal. This app allows participating restaurants to signal when they have free tables that they want filled. You open the app in a map-style view and any nearby restaurants with free tables will show up. The benefit for you is that in order to entice users to choose their restaurant, restaurateurs offer discounts up to 50%.
Liven offers up to 30% cash back on your order. All you need to do is select a participating restaurant, which is easy to find in the app. Pay with your phone and you’ll earn cash back into your Liven wallet, which (once you’ve saved up a bit) you can use to purchase meals through the app. With over a thousand Sydney and Melbourne restaurants on board, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Uber Eats / Deliveroo
Uber Eats and Deliveroo are two popular food delivery apps. If you’re pressed for time and don’t see yourself being able to leave the office to pick up lunch from your favourite eatery, then you can open up Uber Eats or Deliveroo and get it delivered straight to you. Food delivery apps are also perfect for less-thanideal weather conditions – if you didn’t prepare for the heavy rain or the cold, you won’t have to go outside and face it.
For anyone out there who prefers cooking at home and bringing prepared food into work, there are still some great apps to make your meal prep a little easier. MealBoard enables you to create your meal plans, save recipes from online, make grocery lists, and keep track of your food stock (i.e. how much you have left in your pantry). The Meal prepping features include notifications to remind you when you need to start working on your meals and the grocery list feature allows you to enter prices so you can track your spending.
FoodPlanner is an app designed to be the most comprehensive recipe book you’ll ever need. You can download recipes from hundreds of websites, sync your recipes to all your smart devices, and calculate nutritional information. It can be used to build up a generous collection of healthy recipes for your meal preparation. While MealBoard is a great option for anyone looking to be more conscious of their spending on food, FoodPlanner is best for those who are looking to be more conscious of their health.