Five Essential Food and Drink Apps Made in New Orleans

New Orleans has long been known as a top food destination with a heavy side of revelry. The Big Easy is also an emerging hub for innovation and technology. We’ve rounded up five food and drink apps made locally. Check them out below and let us know which you have used in the comments!


By BarNotes

BarNotes is all about connecting cocktail lovers to share recipes, photos, and tips and tricks about the craft. “You can connect with your friends, load drinks, like and comment on what they’re imbibing,” shared the creators. “Drinking is social, and so is BarNotes.”

NOLA Food Trucks

By Apptitude

As the New Orleans food truck scene is growing faster than ever, NOLA Food Trucks is your guide to them all. The app comes with pinpoint GPS locations on the map, detailed descriptions and menus on the list, and notifications when your favorites are serving.


By Michael Underwood

Scenehound, one of the newer apps on the list, collects user-generated data to let you know restaurant wait times and how busy bars are along with the girl-to-guy ratio. More recently, the app users can gain exclusive deals at bars and restaurants around New Orleans and its second market, Columbus, Ohio.

Tales of the Cocktail

By Touch Studios

The Tales of the Cocktail app is a must if you plan to attend any of their cocktails festivals and events locally and abroad. The app shares schedules, maps, recipes, ticket information and more to help you navigate all the parties, seminars, competitions, and tours.


By Chris Meaux

While not technically made in New Orleans, this Lake Charles-based company is as close as you can get. An alternative to Uber EATS and Postmates, Waitr delivers food to your door in the Big Easy and 16 other cities in Louisiana and Texas.