What if there was an app that got you half-off food at some of the best restaurants in town, and all you had to do was place an order earlier in the day, and pick it up a bit later than usual? Well, there is, and it’s called Food for All. Even better, the grub you grab was destined for the trash can, so you get to feel good about helping decrease food waste too.
Food for All is only being tested in Boston and New York, for the time being. At the time of writing, the app worked for a bit over 50 restaurants between the two cities. The Android app came out a couple weeks ago, and iOS was a couple months back. It’s currently in a closed beta, but you can sign up for a chance to try it here. But keep in mind that you’ll need to be in one of the test markets.
The app is quite easy to use. When you fire it up, it drops you onto a list of nearby participating restaurants. You can see which venues still have food available, and even check a map to see how far away they are.
The layout is straightforward and just a bit fun, with modern use of color and gradients that even I, the gradient-scrooge, can accept. When I saw the app was in beta, I assumed that there would be some rough edges to it, but it’s a very polished product and pleasant to navigate. Everything is clearly marked and intuitive to use.
It wouldn’t be much of a “hands-on” if we didn’t place an order, right? Android Police’s Martim and I were only too happy to oblige.
The process was very clear. Once I was logged into the app, it was as simple as choosing the