Welcome to the sixth edition of Editor’s Pick Of The Week. This week, Rajesh Pandey, talks about Zomato, a restaurant listing service in India, and how it has helped him overcome his food related boredom.
I was, at one of time in my life, overweight and used to live on fast food and sweet, sugary drinks. After I lost oodles of weight and got back in shape, I keep a stern eye on what I eat. I completely stay away from oily Indian food, fast food and aerated drinks.
However, I have a day assigned, when I can eat whatever I want to, every week. Even though I keep my diet in check, I am a foodie from heart and ‘cheating’ once a week is no crime. I absolutely love gorging on chicken dishes.
The problem is that I don’t prefer to go out and eat, and it is not possible for me to know the menu card or the chicken dishes available at restaurants near my place or whether they offer home delivery or not. This is where Zomato comes in. I have tried at least 20 different chicken dishes every since I found out about Zomato. I have found some very nice restaurants that serve excellent Chinese food. Earlier, I used to eat the same chicken dish on my ‘cheating’ day, but now, I try a different cuisine altogether!
The ability to check the whole menu card of a restaurant or the expected bill for two people is something, which will be loved by many foodies and couples.
One major reason why I use Zomato in my daily life is because of their Android app. There are many similar services like Zomato in India, but none of them have a dedicated Android, or even iOS and WP7 app. The Android and iOS version of the app recently got a major UI makeover, which has made me love the service more.
For me, Zomato is the Google of restaurants. Whenever someone asks me for a restaurant recommendation, I tell them to “Zomato it”. I have even made sure that all my relatives and friend install the app on their phone, and use it whenever they are looking for a new place to eat.
Head over to Zomato.com, or download the Android version of the app and discover some absolutely excellent places to fulfill your near your locality.