Going out to eat may be a welcome departure from your nights of cooking (or let’s be honest, ordering in), but if you’re really looking for some culinary adventure, you may need something more. And here to help is a new app called GoEat, which uses Foursquare, Uber, and Apple Maps to find users a top-rated restaurant, but doesn’t reveal the destination until they’ve arrived. So if you’re willing to play Russian Roulette with your stomach, get ready for some excitement.
Branded as an app that can help anyone looking to “explore and taste a new city,” GoEat hopes to provide a solution to the age-old dilemma of actually choosing a restaurant. Think of it as a blind date, but with a restaurant instead of a person. Set your own requirements for distance, price range, and cuisine, then let GoEat take care of the rest. You’ll be connected with an Uber to bring you to your restaurant, or if you’d prefer to take a walk, you’ll receive turn-by-turn directions from Apple Maps.
It’s not until you’ve arrived that the app will reveal your final destination, and because eating has become such a social experience, you can immediately post about your experience and have your reviews sent to Facebook or Twitter. Currently, the app can’t make reservations on your behalf, so you’ll have to take a chance and just hope that your restaurant destination accepts walk-ins. But then again, that’s all part of the fun, right?
“GoEat takes a spontaneous adventure and combines it with good food,” app creator Evan Laird told Digital Trends. “There’s nothing better than that combination.”
So if you’re looking to spice up your restaurant-going life, it may be time to check out GoEat, and introduce some mystery into your dining habits.