PlantEaters Partners with Veggie Bloggers

We’re very excited to be working with some great veggie bloggers from around the globe! Read the details in today’s press release. Look for meals rated by these excellent writers next time you’re trying to find a great veg meal, and click on the links back to their blogs to read more in-depth reviews. Here’s an example from one of our partners, Little Vegan Eats.

Little Vegan Eats

PlantEaters Partners with Veggie Bloggers to Offer Expert Meal Ratings

PlantEaters launches a partnership program with vegetarian bloggers to add high-quality meal ratings to the service, making it even easier to find great vegetarian or vegan meals when dining out.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 – PlantEaters, an iPhone app that helps you find vegetarian meals at restaurants around you, announced today that is has partnered with vegetarian bloggers from around the country to provide high-quality, expert ratings of vegetarian and vegan meals that they write about on their blogs.

When a blogger writes a review of meals at a vegetarian restaurant, or even just vegetarian or vegan meals they had at a non-vegetarian restaurant, they’ll also rate those meals on PlantEaters. The ratings will include a link to the original blog entry so that members of PlantEaters can click through to read a more in-depth review of the restaurant and meal.

With over 10,000 vegetarian and vegan meals, PlantEaters is quickly becoming the most comprehensive source of dining information for the veg crowd. Unlike other services, PlantEaters is focused on meals rather than restaurants. This opens up more dining options by uncovering all of the great vegetarian dining options increasingly being offered by non-veg restaurants.

As PlantEaters continues to grow, more meals are being added and reviewed by members of the community itself. The PlantEaters staff also continues to add meals from all over the globe. The partnership with veggie bloggers is a continuation of their commitment to helping vegetarians and vegans find great meals when dining out.

“With so many talented writers blogging about their vegetarian dining experiences, finding a way to bring that compelling content to the members of the PlantEaters community became a priority for us,” says founder David Hersh. “We’re truly excited about being able to include these expert ratings in the service, and are proud to support the bloggers in their efforts to expand the cause of plant-based dining.”

“We were very excited to discover PlantEaters. Their unique meal-focused approach is consistent with our own goal of helping people discover plant-based meals, wherever they may be,” says Danielle Bussone, co-founder of Veggin’ Out and About! “Our relationship with PlantEaters allows us to further our mission of helping travelers find plant-based meals while at the same time increasing our blog’s readership.”

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The Cows’ Approval

My journey towards a vegan lifestyle was born out of a desire to be healthier, but over time compassion towards the animals has become an increasingly important factor as well. Over the past year or so, my family has talked about wanting to hang a photo or painting of some animals on our dining room wall to make a statement about the fact that animals don’t adorn our dining room table. As a gift to my wife (and, really, the entire family) this holiday season, I bought this wonderful photo from the incredibly talented Lucy Snowe.


We like to think that the cows are looking down upon our dining table with approval. 🙂

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PlantEaters Tip: What if I’m avoiding gluten in my diet?

When you pull up meals in PlantEaters, Gluten-Free will be indicated for all menu items that are gluten-free or can be made gluten-free.

ImageTo help your fellow diners, when rating a meal, check the “Gluten-free (or can be)” box for menu options you know are gluten free.


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PlantEaters Tip: Adding a photo when rating a meal

When your meal first arrives at your table, discreetly take a picture using your phone’s camera. When you go to rate the meal in PlantEaters you can click the “Add photo” button, select the “From library” option and select that photo from your phone’s camera roll.


Submitting a photo when you rate a meal is always nice. That way other people can better decide whether or not it’s a meal they would like to try as well. However, if you’re half-way through that delicious veggie burger before you remember that you didn’t take a photo, don’t worry about it! You can submit ratings without a photo.

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PlantEaters Tip: What do I do if I am vegan and have no interest in seeing vegetarian meals?

That’s easy, just click on the magnifying glass at the top-left of the Map, which brings up the Search page. Check the “Vegan Meals Only” box. This will ensure that you only see restaurants on the map that have vegan meals available.



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We’re official!

Although we’ve been in the app store for just about a week now, it’s not official until there’s press release, right?


PlantEaters Makes Finding Vegetarian Meals at Any Restaurant Easy

PlantEaters, a new iPhone app, opens up a world of dining opportunities for vegetarians by helping them find meatless meals at any restaurant, regardless of whether or not the restaurant itself is vegetarian or vegan. Users can rate and share meals that they’ve had when dining out.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 – PlantEaters is a new iPhone app that helps you find vegetarian meals at restaurants all around you, regardless of whether or not the restaurant itself is vegetarian or vegan. This focus on meals, instead of restaurants, opens up a new world of dining opportunities for vegetarians, vegans, or those just looking to enjoy a meatless meal.

Finding a vegetarian meal at a nearby restaurant can often be a challenge. By leveraging the collective dining experiences of the PlantEaters community, vegetarians can dine out without having to settle for the house salad. Whether it’s a night out in a new city, or dinner with some meat-eating friends, PlantEaters can help make sure that vegetarians and vegans have a great dining experience.

Over time, the majority of meals in PlantEaters will come from the community itself adding and rating meals (including photos). To help get the ball rolling, the database has been pre-populated with thousands of meals covering a number of major metropolitan areas, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Founded by the husband and wife team of David and Tracy Hersh, PlantEaters represents a passion project for the couple, who have been vegan for four years. David is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in product design, having been a founder at pioneering efforts in the social networking, e-commerce and fantasy sports industries.

“In our hometown of New York City, we are fortunate to have a great selection of vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Even here though, the number of those restaurants pales in comparison to the thousands of other restaurants the city has to offer,” says David. “Increasingly, these restaurants are offering more meatless dining options and Tracy and I were struck by the fact that there was no easy way to find those meals. PlantEaters was created to fill that need.”

“Most of our friends aren’t vegetarians and until PlantEaters it has always been a challenge finding a place everyone would enjoy,” says Tracy. “We used to always sacrifice our dining experience because we didn’t want to inconvenience others, but now we can easily find a place that makes everyone happy.”

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We Are PlantEaters

Four years ago, as a family, we committed to a plant-based diet. We had dabbled with it for many years, but it hadn’t stuck. A confluence of events, including some not-so-great cholesterol numbers (me), reading Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet (Tracy), and the Thanksgiving “Turkey Incident” (sadly, me), led us to give it another shot. We haven’t looked back since.

At the time, a large part of going vegan for me was admittedly just going along for the ride with Tracy. As the months passed, and I read things like The China Study and Jonathan Safran Foer’s amazing Eating Animals, I became more committed to eating a plant-based diet as a way of life.

I’m surprised and excited by the fact that this way of life has now inspired us to build PlantEaters. It’s given us the opportunity to contribute to the community of vegetarians and vegans as well as reward the restaurants that so graciously accommodate us.

In our hometown of New York City, we are fortunate to have a great selection of vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Even in NYC though, the number of veg restaurants pales in comparison to the thousands of other restaurants throughout city, many of which offer wonderful plant-based meals. Tracy and I were struck by the fact that there was no easy way to find those meals.

PlantEaters is focused on meals, rather than restaurants, so you can find those great plant-based meals wherever they may be. Over time, we expect most of the meals in PlantEaters to come from the community of users. However, to get things started we’ve already added thousands of meals. The focus has been on some of the major metropolitan areas, so don’t be discouraged if there aren’t yet any meals in your area.

In fact, take that as an opportunity to contribute. Know about a great veggie meal? Share it with your fellow PlantEaters so that they can have a great dining experience. Restaurants will also see the value in creating these amazing meals and offer more! After all, we’re ALL PlantEaters!

We look forward to discovering new meals on our travels thanks to all of you!

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