I frequently peruse our lists of the best Android apps and best iPhone apps, trying to find new additions to my phone to play around with, but rarely do they bring such a big change to my life as Too Good To Go has.
I first heard about this app in lockdown, but when you hear me describe what it does, you’ll realize why I didn’t use it much when stuck indoors. However, someone recently re-introduced it to me, and I can’t believe I was missing out all the time.
Too Good To Go lets me combine three of my favorite things: saving money, helping the planet, and eating loads of really nice food – and I’d recommend you check it out too.
What is Too Good To Go?
Too Good To Go, according to its website, is an app that aims to help reduce food waste.
You use the app to find local and eligible stores, cafes, restaurants and similar businesses. Each one will offer you certain time windows – some will have lunch rush slots just after lunch, and some will have dinner rush ones in the late evening, for example.
You’ll pay a small amount of money via the app, and will show up at the store at the respective window – then, you’ll receive a goody bag depending on what you ordered. You might receive some leftover lunch items from a cafe if you ordered the lunch option, for example.
Why it’s great
‘So… you’re just buying food deliveries?’ I know what you’re thinking. Well, not quite – on Too Good To Go, you’ll usually pay between a quarter and a third of what the food is actually worth.
Why is it so cheap? Well, that’s because this is food that the outlet won’t be able to sell for much longer – maybe it’s at its sell-by date, or the internal rules of the place require them to only sell food prepared that day.
This doesn’t mean you’re getting gone-off food – it’ll still be fresh. But, for example,…