Posted August 14, 2009 by Jennifer Lam in Product Reviews

5 must-have iphone apps for Aussie foodies

1. Food Watch NSW (Free)
Fresh from the developers hands, this app uses data from the NSW Food Authority list. Maybe raising more awareness of the name and shame list will help restaurant owners realise just how severe their breach of food safety standards is! This smart app can pick up your location and show you nearby restaurants to steer clear of.
2. UrbanSpoon (Free)
What’s more fun than a pokie slot machine style app that helps you decide where to eat, what cuisine to try and how much to spend.
3. Sky Burger ($2.49)
A bit like Tower Bloxx, in this instance, you work your way up the corporate ladder by catching and stacking ingredients. This is my current obsession after Sally’s Spa and Restaurant City. (That is, Restaurant City on Facebook -the iPhone game doesn’t exist yet?)
4. FastFoodFinda Australia ($1.19)
On a roadtrip and desperately need to gorge on a burger and fries? FastFoodFinda can locate your nearest Hungry Jacks, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Oporto, Red Rooster and Subway! It would be nice to see some independent fast food joints appear in here, but this app is sure to be handy when in an unknown territory.
5. Food Additives ($2.49)
An useful app for anyone with or shopping for someone with allergies or reactions to food additives. It’s a visual dictionary detailing the additive number, substance origin, general use, adequate daily intake, known side effects, dietary restrictions and countries unapproved for use. Handy as hell.

Jennifer Lam

Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.