A new app called Treatmo does just that! Launched this week for iPhone and iPad, it let's users find restaurants in the app, choose a food item from the restaurant's menu, and then send a voucher to a friend in the app so they can redeem it at the restaurant for that item.
Basically, it is a way of treating friends to a meal at a restaurant, coffee shop, juice bar, or bakery through your mobile phone without having to be there. The friend receives the notification and goes to the restaurant at their convenience to enjoy the meal without having to pay for it.
The app is starting out in New York City and already lists a vegan restaurant, juice bar, and gluten free bakery with vegan options. Not all restaurants will be vegan, but there is no limit to how many can join. So if you want to encourage a friend to experience vegan food or if you know a vegan who you'd like to treat with food they can eat, this app makes it easy to do so! The app also has a social networking feature so you can chat about the experience!
If you can't find a restaurant near you or your friends, you can request that restaurant to be added to the app or ask that restaurant if they would sign-up on the website. As the user base and vegan restaurant list grows, it will be possible to share vegan food with friends and family who live anywhere in the world! You can read more about the app on its app page (click button below) or on its website: treatmo.com