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Munchem is an interesting Windows Phone app that lets you search for nearby restaurants, check out their menus and order food for pick-up or delivery (if available).

The Windows Phone app comes across as a convenient way to order food on the go. I can see it coming in handy on those nights you don't feel like cooking and want to grab some grub on the way home from work.

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For many, pizza is a staple food item and the Windows Phone app Pizza Pointer is designed to help you seek out the nearest Pizza Parlor (and yes, technically Little Caesars is a pizza parlor).

Pizza Pointer has the ability to map out all the pizza places in your area, generate driving direction and, if available, provide you with phone numbers, websites and other details on the pizza joint. In using Pizza Pointer over the past few days, it comes across as a handy Windows Phone app to help satisfy your pizza cravings.

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Tim Hortons app lets you pay for your coffee

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has just released the official TimmyMe app that lets you pay for your coffee with your Windows Phone. Similar to how the official Starbucks app in the U.S. works for iOS and Android, TimmyMe allows you to store your Tim Hortons gift cards on the phone to pay for coffee and snacks. When you're ready to pay, a barcode displays on your Windows Phone and your barista can scan the code for payment.

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Zomato is a popular restaurant finder Windows Phone app that gives you recommendations for restaurants in your area and lets you look at menus, pictures, contact info, and directions. The app allows you to check ratings and reviews of restaurants which you can search for by location, cuisine, or name.

Available in 41 cities across the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, the UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Portugal, the Philippines, Qatar, and Sri Lanka, the Windows Phone app was recently updated to version 5 with a complete design and user experience refresh.

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Zomato is a popular restaurant finder Windows Phone app that gives you recommendations for restaurants in your area and lets you look at menus, pictures, contact info, and directions. The app allows you to check ratings and reviews of restaurants which you can search for by location, cuisine, or name.

Zomato is currently available in 41 cities across the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, the UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Portugal, the Philippines, Qatar, and Sri Lanka.

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It is four months into 2014, and there is a good chance that some of us who have set our New Year’s goals to be healthier have fallen off the track a bit. If you are looking to get healthy and in shape, or simply want tips to improve your current routine, we are going to check out some of our favorite health and fitness apps within the Windows Store. So sit back, grab some water, munch on a rice cake, and let us explore the Windows Store.

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Faaso's is a popular fast food chain in India that primarily sells wraps. An acronym for Fanatic Activism Against Substandard Occidental Shit, Faaso’s operates over 50 outlets in Pune, Mumbai, and Bangalore and their chic branding and youthful identity has got them countless loyal customers.

Faaso’s has introduced their official mobile ordering app for Windows Phone. The app allows you to order fresh, hot, desi wraps, biryani, and more with few taps on your phone. The app arrived along with the Android version, with the iOS one coming up.

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Food and Dining Apps

We all have been there. It is time to eat and you have no clue what you are in the mood to cook or cannot think of a place to go. Luckily, there are plenty of Windows Phone apps to help point your appetite in the right direction. The Windows Phone Store has a large assortment of apps that will help us locate restaurants or find a recipe that will hit the right spot.

Today we have tapped four of the top rated Food and Dining apps for this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup. These apps mainly deal with finding a place to grab a bite to eat on the go or selecting the right place when you are in the mood for a sit down meal. However, for good measure, we do toss in one Windows Phone app to help you find a tasty recipe for those times you prefer to stay home and cook in.

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Launched in 2011 and conceptualized by celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, Food Food is a popular food and food lifestyle channel in India.

The Food Food Official app just landed on the Windows Phone Store last week. The app is published by Zenga Media, a premium mobile TV service in India. Surprisingly, the app is not region locked, so fans of diverse Indian cuisines across the world can learn about the food and culture in India.

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There is an appetizing selection of cooking apps sitting in the Windows Phone Store and you can add Cook with YumvY to the list.

Cook with YumvY is a Windows Phone 8 app that walks you through the cooking process with step by step instructions to make your time in the kitchen as painless as possible.  Cooking with YumvY is packed full of tasty recipes and the cooking directions are presented much like your turn by turn directions are with Windows Phone navigation apps.

If cooking is your game, Cooking with YumvY is a fantastic recipe app to add to your Windows Phone cooking library.

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We’ve all been there. You’re out for dinner or drinks with a group of friends and the check comes. Everyone takes a peek at it and it drops whatever bills they think will cover their portion. You get it last and after putting in your piece notice that somehow the total is short. You spend the next minute or two figuring out who underpaid and it’s just a pain. DivvyUp for Windows Phone will help split checks, calculate tips, and save friendships. Let’s check it out.

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Hungry Now is a simple fast food finding app for your Windows Phone. It's an app that can come in handy when you're traveling or when your stomach is growling and you need to find fast food fast.

Hungry Now will help you locate worldwide locations for McDonalds, Quick, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, In-N-Out Burger, Burger King, Carl's Jr., Dominos Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, El Pollo Loco, Fatburger, Jack in the Box, Johnny Rockets, Pizza Hut and Wendys.

Hungry Now is designed fairly simple with your main view being a map of your current location with details about your preferred fast food restaurants along the bottom sides of the map. Along the bottom of the screen you can access the app's settings and view the about screen.

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Should you be looking for something to order in for dinner, you might want to check out a number of apps available for Windows Phone: Takeaway Lieferservice, Thuisbezorgd and Pizza. The apps individually target a specific region. Takeaway supports the UK, Lifeservice is for Austria, Thuisbezorgd is for the Netherlands, and finally Pizza for Belgium.

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With February being fitness month around here, everyone is counting calories and dusting off the exercise equipment. Calories_Check is an easy way to check the calories of what you're ordering off the fast food menu from your Windows Phone.

Calories_Check not only provides you with menu calories from McDonalds, KFC and Subway but it also taps into Indian cuisine as well as the more healthier options such as fruits and vegetables.  Calories_Check is a nice reference app for those looking to count their calories a little closer.

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Cooking Apps

Okay... so yesterday was Thanksgiving and many of you are dining on leftovers for the next week (or longer). The last Windows Phone Central App Roundup some may want to see if one on cooking. Still this roundup may give you a few ideas on what to do with all those leftovers or help you get a jump on cooking for the upcoming Holiday dinners.

Regardless of the Holidays, you can always find a reason to prepare a great home cooked meal. The apps in today's roundup will help you find recipes, walk you through preparing the meal, find an appropriate beverage and even help you when you really don't feel like cooking.

We picked five apps from the Windows Phone Store that stood out but realize that we might have missed one or two worth mentioning. If so, feel free to share your favorite cooking app in the comments.

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Over the past few years, as consumers have become more concerned with how and what they eat, the number of people choosing to lead a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has increased dramatically.  And while being vegetarian has become much easier since I first started over 13 years ago, it can still be a challenging road to navigate, be it grocery shopping, traveling, or just trying to keep things new and different when cooking at home.  Thankfully, with Windows Phone it's that much easier, whether you are a seasoned veggie veteran or just starting out.  With February being Fitness Month here at WPCentral and Mobile Nations, we thought we take a look at several vegetarian apps.

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Good news Domino's Pizza lovers, the fine establishment has released a Windows Phone app (for the UK & Ireland) that conveniently allows users to order their favourite pizzas from the comfort of their handset. The Domino's iOS app is as aesthetically pleasing as they come, so our expectations are high with what can be achieved visually with the Metro UI. We have not been failed, as (can be seen above) the app is very good looking.

Should you be after drinks, sides, desserts, deals, or just the 13" beasts themselves, the Domino's Pizza app allows one to achieve this with style:

  • A Full Menu
  • Store Locator
  • All Meal Deals available
  • Ability to Customise Your Pizza with extra toppings or special requests
  • Payment via credit card, cash or on collection

The next version is already in the works that will introduce voucher usage, so we expect to see an update soon. You can download Domino's Pizza from the Marketplace for free, enjoy!

Thanks Carl for the tip!

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