Foodspotting began in 2009 when cofounders Alexa Andrzejewski (Adaptive Path), Ted Grubb (Get Satisfaction) and Soraya Darabi (New York Times) realized that while there were many restaurant review apps, there was no easy way to find or rate specific dishes. While Twitter lets people know what you think and FourSquare tells them where you are Foodspotting combines the two with a nifty little photo app that allows you to easily upload pics of your favorite dishes to your friends. Foodspotting helps you decide what to eat, not just where, by enabling you to find whatever you’re craving, see what’s good at a particular restaurant and discover the best foods around you wherever you go. By showing you photos of nearby foods and keeping our rating system simple (If you love it, nom it!), we’re making decision-making easier.

Foodspotting adds custom guides so you can not only recommended your favorite restaurant and dish – but actually map out a culinary tour of your favorite city  Good food can be found anywhere, and Foodspotting works in any city, small town or country from the start. They want to encourage exploration and enable you to discover new foods and find them locally – since launching Foodspotting in January 2010, over 330,036 foods have been spotted around the world.

And Foodspotting is extending to the world of celebrity chefs with Mario Batali set to launch his out series of guides in the next few weeks.