This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Jimena Duran from Zomato, a new digital presence in the Toronto dining scene. She walked me through some of the features of the site while I sipped a latte and tried to control my mouth-watering reactions to the restaurant reviews she highlighted. I left our meeting buzzing with caffeine and enthusiasm for the foodie network, and eager to explore its offerings.
Zomato is an online and mobile restaurant discovery platform and social food network for foodies. The staff for each city in which Zomato operates (currently 113 worldwide) go in person to each and every restaurant to collect menus, verify opening hours, and collect all the pertinent information for each restaurant, which gets uploaded to their database.
Then Zomato users take their turn. You can browse the website or download the Zomato app to choose a place to dine out based on neighbourhood, cuisine or establishment. Other users rate and review restaurants, and you can follow users whose reviews resonate with you. Once you create a profile, you can publish reviews of the places you have dined, create a record of your food journey by tagging the places you’ve been to, and bookmark the places to like to check out next.
And one of the handy dandy collections is Healthy Eating. So you can have your (tasty rice) cake and eat it, too.
Look us up! 4mothers1blog has a profile on Zomato and we’ll be adding our reviews too.