Lunch Oracle is based on a script I wrote years ago at an office job.  We would always have trouble picking someplace new to go for lunch so the script would pick a random place for us from a list.

You can tweet/ dm the bot your location (optionally with a modifier) and it will respond with a random selection from the FourSquare Places API meeting your search criteria. Results are limited to a citywide area (800 Meters/ 1/2 Mile Radius).

Tweet location can be in the following formats:

    1. zip / postal code ex: 90027
    2. Neighborhood Name/ City, State/ Province ex:  Los Feliz
      It can help to add state, province, even country: Los Feliz, CA USA

You can also add a modifier to search for specific cuisines, ex:  90019 african

Full list of search modifiers:

  • asian
  • chinese
  • falafel
  • glutenfree
  • greek
  • halal
  • indian
  • italian
  • japanese
  • korean
  • kosher
  • mexican
  • pizza
  • thai
  • veg (Vegan / Vegetarian)

Launched: March, 2016

Platforms: Twitter , Mastodon