New App Helps Vegetarians Find Good Eats Anywhere in Israel

Go Vegan, a new app for iPhones and Androids, helps vegans and vegetarian find restaurants in their vicinity dishing out animal-free fare.

Hungry, vegan, and have a smartphone in hand? A new app from the organization Anonymous for Animal Rights has got you covered.

Called Go Vegan, this location-based application tracks the user's location and finds vegan entrees in restaurants nearby. Developed for Anonymous by volunteer Yehuda Goldner, Go Vegan maps as many as 2,500 vegan entrees near the user in all sorts of restaurants, including ones that are not vegetarian or vegan.

“People who want a good meatless meal don’t have to get footsore anymore looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant," Anonymous said in a statement. "More and more restaurants have entrees for vegetarians, vegans, partial vegetarians and Meatless Monday observers.

“The new smartphone application Go Vegan finds vegan entrees in restaurants and cafes according to the user’s location. The application already includes 2,500 entrees arranged by appetizers, main dishes and desserts, and according to the kind of restaurant – Italian, Asian, Indian and so on.

“Users can search for entrees in a radius of 250 meters or expand their search to greater distances, up to 5,000 meters from the user’s location. Besides the restaurant’s exact location, the application shows its telephone number and opening hours and a map that shows how to get there.”

Goldner hopes his invention will make it easier for people to find dishes that don't make use of eggs, meat or dairy.

"Although there’s a large supply of vegan entrees in almost every part of Israel, they’re not always easy to find," he said. “Go Vegan helps make them accessible by offering a wide variety of tasty alternatives. I hope people will share entrees and rankings with the preliminary database we’ve created, and that together we’ll keep the information high-quality and up to date for the growing number of people who want tasty vegan food.”

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