Here, our top picks for three downloadable mobile food apps.
Credit: Courtesy of Urban Spoon

Price: Free

Pro: Easy-to-access ratings by fellow users.

Con: The gimmicky “shake”feature—you literally have to jostle your phone to get a listing.

Price: 99 cents

Pro: Avoids national chains in favor of more authentic spots across the U.S.

Con: Alimited selection—only 100 choices per city.

Price: $9.99

Pro: Maps and directions link up through your device’s built-in GPS.

Con: Distracting pop-up user quotes (“Cat food tastes better”).