12 Apps for Navigating the San Francisco Foodie Scene

Get restaurant recommendations, decipher wine lists and locate food trucks in the city.

San Francisco often presents foodies with a delightful dilemma: too many great places to eat! Luckily, the city is as obsessed with technology as it is with eating, and homegrown food and wine apps will help you sort through the vast culinary scene. Whether you’re looking for the hottest new dish from a celebrity chef or a nearby midnight snack, these helpful apps make sure you won’t go hungry (or thirsty).  

Tablehopper's Top Late-Night Eats in SF

Find restaurants that are open late with the Tablehopper app.

Local food expert Marcia Gagliardi's GPS-enabled app recommends nearly 100 San Francisco restaurants that serve food past 11 pm, dishing details about the vibe and must-order menu items. $2.99 for iPhone 

Chef’s Feed

Find out where top chefs eat with the Chef's Feed app.

This mobile, chef-powered food and restaurant guide provides a credible list of where to eat and what to order. The database includes recommendations from over 1,000 contributing chefs, and users can follow top toques’ updates and create shareable profiles that keep track of dishes they’ve eaten. Free for iPhone and iPad  

HeyLets

Discover restaurant recommendations with the HeyLets app

This new SF-made app lets you discover restaurants and hot spots via locals’ recommendations. Explore users’ favorite spots, filter by category and discover trending restaurants—then, upload your own recommendations. Free for iPhone and Android

Trucksome

Find food trucks with the Trucksome app

San Francisco’s mobile food trucks are a thrill to dine at—if you can find them. To simplify the experience, the team behind Trucksome built a straightforward app, which maps out local food trucks, their hours, proximity to your current location, Yelp rating and more. Free for iPhone and Android

San Francisco Wine Lover’s Guide

Use the San Francisco Wine Lover's Guide app to find the best wine bars, wine-focused restaurants and wine stores.

This guide lists destination wine bars and restaurants with a focus on wine as well as retail stores with onsite bars. Venues get tagged by the types of wine they serve, so whether you’re seeking a California Cab or a French Pinot, this app has you covered. With insider information about value bottles and happy hour specials, along with tips for how to get into a booked restaurant by way of its bar, this app has everything you need to enjoy the city's constantly evolving wine culture. $1.99 for iPhone

Sosh

Find things to do with Sosh

This sleek San Francisco-born app curates a hip selection of activity ideas, and in this city, most of them involve great food. Bookmark the things you’d like to do and check them off one by one. Free for iPhone and iPad

Delectable

Delectable is a social networking site for wine drinkers

This San Francisco–based wine app allows you to share and rate what you’re drinking and follow friends, vintners and top somms for recommendations. Snap a photo of your bottle, and it identifies the details, like maker and vintage. Free for iPhone and iPad

Gratafy

Gift food and drink credit to your friends instantly with Gratafy

Perfect for celebrations, this app lets you instantly gift (and receive) food and drinks from a great list of top restaurants and bars via Facebook. Free for iPhone, iPad and Android

WhereTraveler City Guide

Find restaurants and things to do with the Where Traveler app.

With hundreds of restaurant listings, this pocket guide literally puts the San Francisco dining scene at your fingertips. The integration with Google Maps even points you toward restaurants within walking distance of your current location. Free for iPhone

Drop

Cook more intelligently with the Drop scale and app.

This new app-and-scale combo goes beyond its digital recipe platform to empower bakers with an interactive, step-by-step coached experience that literally respond to every “drop” of ingredients added to the bowl. iPad app and Bluetooth scale, $80

Visit Napa Valley

Find your way around Napa's tasting rooms and restaurants with the Visit Napa Valley app.

This mobile guide through Napa Valley helps you plan your wine tasting trip before you arrive and once you’re there with GPS-enabled maps, weather updates and the ability to save your favorite locations. Free for iPhone and Android 

Wine Road

Find out where to drink and eat in Sonoma with the Wine Road app.

You’ll be sure to find your way around Sonoma vineyards with this GPS-enabled map of Northern Sonoma County that pinpoints your location and points you toward the nearest wineries, restaurants and lodgings. Free for iPhone