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5 Food Websites to Bookmark

While we are not quite at the point where we can print out our food direct from the internet, there are still a lot of handy resources out there to help us figure out our next meal. Here is a list of some handy websites the foodie in us can’t live without!

Urban Spoon

Great for discovering new restaurants. The site runs on user reviews, so you can get a vibe of the atmosphere, service and quality of the food before dining out. They also categorize restaurants by location, cuisine, and price range to help you find the perfect place to eat. If you have a smart phone download the app, which has a nifty shake slot machine feature that randomly recommends restaurants.

Skip The Dishes

The new way to order takeout and delivery from local restaurants!  A homegrown business, through SkipTheDishes you can make a takeout or delivery order from some of your favourite Winnipeg restaurants online or via mobile devices confidently and securely in a matter of seconds. You then receive  email confirmation of your order and an estimated delivery/pickup time. It’s free to place orders on SkipTheDishes, and the prices are the same as ordering in person or over the phone (however, there is an extra charge for delivery). The best part is the menus for the restaurants are online, making it easy to discover something new. Goodbye paper menu flyers!

Food Pair

A fun and easy way to find new recipes, Food Pair is awesome because it allows you to search the internet for recipes filtering by keywords, ingredients, course, diet, # of ingredients, and even by website (such as Epicurious, Food Network, AllRecipes, etc.). When you find a recipe you like, simply click on the little heart button and it saves to your “My Recipes” board for easy access to your favourites. The website also has social share buttons to conveniently share recipes with all your friends, spreading a little more delicious around the world.

Self’s Nutrition Data

A great source of unbiased nutrition information, this website allows you see for yourself what’s in the food you eat. The typical nutrition facts table is included for thousands of foods (whether from the grocery store or restaurant), plus a much larger breakdown with help deciphering what it all means. Whether you just want the basics like sugar and sodium content, or are looking for more in-depth info such as estimated glycemic load, inflammation factor, and protein quality, this site is great for doing away with buzzwords and getting down to the facts.

All Recipes

Exactly what it sounds like, this site lists more recipes than one could possibly go through. A search for “chocolate chip cookies” brings up over 1,000 results! Sound a little overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can narrow down results by ingredient, dietary needs, cooking time, and more. Plus, the rating system and comments are incredibly useful. Many users even offer up suggested substitutions based on their experiences, preferences, and dietary concerns; they come in handy when you’re wondering whether that chocolate cake made with chickpeas actually tastes better than it sounds (hint: it does!).While we are not quite at the point where we can print out our food direct from the internet, there are still a lot of handy resources out there to help us figure out our next meal. Here is a list of some handy websites the foodie in us can’t live without!

Urban Spoon

Great for discovering new restaurants. The site runs on user reviews, so you can get a vibe of the atmosphere, service and quality of the food before dining out. They also categorize restaurants by location, cuisine, and price range to help you find the perfect place to eat. If you have a smart phone download the app, which has a nifty shake slot machine feature that randomly recommends restaurants.

Skip The Dishes

The new way to order takeout and delivery from local restaurants!  A homegrown business, through SkipTheDishes you can make a takeout or delivery order from some of your favourite Winnipeg restaurants online or via mobile devices confidently and securely in a matter of seconds. You then receive  email confirmation of your order and an estimated delivery/pickup time. It’s free to place orders on SkipTheDishes, and the prices are the same as ordering in person or over the phone (however, there is an extra charge for delivery). The best part is the menus for the restaurants are online, making it easy to discover something new. Goodbye paper menu flyers!

Food Pair

A fun and easy way to find new recipes, Food Pair is awesome because it allows you to search the internet for recipes filtering by keywords, ingredients, course, diet, # of ingredients, and even by website (such as Epicurious, Food Network, AllRecipes, etc.). When you find a recipe you like, simply click on the little heart button and it saves to your “My Recipes” board for easy access to your favourites. The website also has social share buttons to conveniently share recipes with all your friends, spreading a little more delicious around the world.

Self’s Nutrition Data

A great source of unbiased nutrition information, this website allows you see for yourself what’s in the food you eat. The typical nutrition facts table is included for thousands of foods (whether from the grocery store or restaurant), plus a much larger breakdown with help deciphering what it all means. Whether you just want the basics like sugar and sodium content, or are looking for more in-depth info such as estimated glycemic load, inflammation factor, and protein quality, this site is great for doing away with buzzwords and getting down to the facts.

All Recipes

Exactly what it sounds like, this site lists more recipes than one could possibly go through. A search for “chocolate chip cookies” brings up over 1,000 results! Sound a little overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can narrow down results by ingredient, dietary needs, cooking time, and more. Plus, the rating system and comments are incredibly useful. Many users even offer up suggested substitutions based on their experiences, preferences, and dietary concerns; they come in handy when you’re wondering whether that chocolate cake made with chickpeas actually tastes better than it sounds (hint: it does!).