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New App Alert: Food Tripping

Written on April 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm , by

Last week, we got a chance to sit down for a dinner with Adrien Grenier (aren’t we lucky!?) to get the scoop on his brand new healthy food app, launching today in celebration of Earth Day!

The Entourage actor has a big passion for eco-initiatives, and teamed up with Ford to create Food Tripping, an app that helps foodies like us find healthy and environmentally friendly options—from fresh, local and seasonally-focused restaurants to farmers markets—on the go. You can search near where you are or pick a destination, then narrow down your categories based on what you’re looking for—from a taco stand to a grocery store. Then, all of the points of interest pop up on a handy-dandy map for you. (Bonus: If you have a Ford car with Sync voice commands, you will be able to run this app from the road!)

The Map View

The map view color-codes hot spots based on the type of establishment: Restaurant, seasonal, sustainable, farmer’s market.

The app has a list, as well as map, view.

The app has a list, as well as map, view.

The app has more than 100,000 hot-spots already programmed in, and will expand based on user-generated feedback. As you travel across the country, suggest your favorite spots—but have no fear that you’ll end up with restaurants that don’t live up to the Food Tripping “healthy food” standards. Each suggestion is carefully vetted by their hungry, but picky, team.

And if you love Foursquare, take it a step further and check-in on Food Tripping so other users can see where you’ve stopped and what you’ve enjoyed.

And just for fun, here’s the gorgeous Adrien Grenier, teaching us to use his app!