How it works
Figuring out what to eat has always been a bit of a social activity. We trust our friends and family to tell us about what they ate or how a diet worked out. Influencers recommend a product or recipe, while our coaches and doctors guide us toward a healthier lifestyle. Sharing a story or review about what worked for you might just help someone else on their food journey. It also grows your following and brings exposure to the places and brands that work so hard to cater to our needs –a triple win! We want to foster community, a place where people can find support and share their stories. Piicked is where you can not only discover food and places, but also make meaningful relationships with likeminded people, the folks who make up your food tribe.
As much as food is social, it is also intensely personal. By “piicking” what you like and dislike, you can teach our food robot about what you love, hate, and can’t tolerate. Over time, it’ll get better at learning your preferences, so it can not only recommend places to go, but also what to eat or how to make it. Gluten-free and allergic to peanuts? Or love chocolate but can’t tolerate dairy? We’ve got you covered.
Back in 2016, chronic digestive problems from auto-immune disease forced me to go on an elimination diet which cut out inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, corn and soy (full story here). When I dined out at restaurants, each visit required scrutinizing the menu with (a usually impatient) server as we went through the items I could or could not eat.
Cooking was a whole new experience too as I suddenly analyzed labels and tried to navigate the noise of often contradictory (mis)information about healthy eating on the internet. I thought to myself, “there has to be a better way to figure this out“.
That’s when we decided to create Piicked as a trusted place to learn from influencers and experts about where, what, and how to eat for health. If you would like to be a founding member of Piicked, drop us a line here.