Crityk - A new app that lets you focus on food and eat like a local anywhere!

By Christina Uticone | January 18, 2017
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Be a local anywhere by using Crityk

Apps and food websites can be a double-edged sword when you’re seeking an exciting meal, at home or on the road. Choosing a restaurant is one thing, but what about the food? When you’re poring over online reviews you can get bogged down in details about the restaurant’s décor, or the rude wait staff, when what’s important—the food—gets lost in the shuffle. Don’t waste time parsing Yelp and Google reviews when you could use Crityk, the new app that lets you focus on food, and allows you to eat like a local anywhere.

Crityk puts the spotlight directly on food via your photos. Instead of asking for a total-restaurant experience, Crityk asks you to rate individual dishes at restaurants and upload with photo so that other users can quickly find the best food in the area, wherever they are.

Photo 1: Shoot the food and rate it, simple
Photo 2: Get the stories about the local food scene from Edible Houston

With an Instagram-esque social interface, Crityk allows you to upload a photo, assign it a one-five-star rating, and a geo-tag. The app then uses that geolocation to introduce all users to high-rated dishes in their area, no matter where they are in the world. You can further tailor searches by dietary preference (e.g. vegan, paleo, etc.), and of course you can bookmark favorites and connect with friends within the app. Another cool feature: when you open a photo you can get directions and/or call the restaurant right from within the app.

“Crityk goes beyond sharing and rating dishes,” says the company’s Chief Operating Officer Hitesh Ambalal. “It creates an online community where users can connect to their fellow food lovers near and far.”

Crityk partners with restaurants and food-focused publications around the country, offering behind-the-scenes content from local chefs and culinary personalities curated exclusively for the app. 

Crityk founders

Edible Houston is excited to be Crityk’s exclusive media partner and give app users insight into our locavore community with our stories about the local food movement. Edible Houston provides opportunities to food and beverage businesses to highlight their favorite dish, new menus, chef insights, and more, giving our readers a fresh way to interact with the culinary community in Houston.

Download the app and start using it today to find the popular dishes around you, and to connect with other Houston food-lovers. Add your voice to the growing community of Crityk users, and don’t forget to visit the Discover page to read in-depth articles from Edible Houston, too!

Crityk is now available on Android and iOS. 

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