Feel like feasting on a batch of sweet potato fries and a thick soy milkshake? Maybe a tempeh sandwich from the best vegan cafe in your ‘burb? Yelp’s updated, personalized mobile app makes finding a vegan restaurant near you easy.
For example, if you follow a strict vegan diet and need to know the ultimate spot for a meatless sandwich, Yelp’s app can be tailored to meet the specifics for whatever you’re craving as well as your dietary needs, whether you are following a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. diet. It can also provide recommendations, such as where to take Mom for her birthday, find a fun kid’s activity or grab lunch at a dog-friendly cafe.
“As Yelp turns 15 this year, we’re embarking on one of our most significant product updates with the introduction of a new, personalized experience,” Vivek Patel, Yelp’s chief product officer, told CNN. “Yelp has always been a helpful discovery platform that surfaces great local businesses based on your search. By making it more personalized, we’re saving people time and giving them an easy way to find the right business for them. Now, Yelp will help you discover businesses and activities based on who you are and what you like to do.”
After you set up your preferences, you won’t have to change them each time you launch the app; it’s customized to your own needs and wants.
With a vast number of followers already, Yelp has experienced steady growth from 2016 to 2019, according to Statista. Its unique mobile app visitor numbers have reached more than 36.74 million in Q2 2019.
As people search for better food choices that address climate change and animal welfare, more sustainable restaurant options continue emerging. Currently, vegan-focused website HappyCow.net lists 33,253 options for vegan, vegetarian and veg-options throughout North America. The updated Yelp app will help consumers navigate this growing field of plant-based restaurants across the nation to find the juiciest veggie burger, the best plant-based pizza for a party and the most impressive vegan brunch for a weekend feast.