It’s tough being an out-of-towner, especially when you’re trying to figure out what’s good to eat. Thankfully, today there are at least tools to help you narrow down your options, but it’s still a challenge. Here, we’ll provide tips to the busy traveler who needs to answer the question: “what lunch restaurant is near me”.
Download The Must-Have Apps
Mobile applications like Yelp allow you to easily select what you’re craving and find “Lunch Restaurants Near Me”. You can scroll through photos, reviews, and quickly see what that restaurant is known for. TripAdvisor and FourSquare are two other amazing apps you can use to see what everyone’s raving about.
Look for a Line
If a restaurant has people waiting in line then you can pretty much guess that they have good eats. If you don’t want to be waiting in line, then look for a time where they’re less busy. Better yet, make a reservation!
Don’t Fall for the Tourist Traps
Often times, you’ll find restaurants near big tourist attractions, but are they actually good? Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren’t. If they’re hanging outside trying to hand you flyers to come in and eat, then it might be too good to be true. Check for restaurants in neighborhoods. Those are usually more promising.
What Are You Craving?
Sometimes the hardest part about eating out is deciding what you have a craving for. Do you want Asian food, American food, Mexican cuisines, or a Mediterranean dish? Maybe you decide ahead of time that you want a different type of food each day and go with that. That way, you can find the best of the best of each type of food. Of course, if you’re going with Mediterranean food and you’re in Orange County, then check out Zait Bistro Laguna!