This article compares 7 online image recognition services in the context of food recognition. In particular, my goal was to find out which service is best suited to recognize and classify the dish you ordered in a restaurant based on a picture you took.

For context, I am the co-founder of the spoonacular recipe API, an online service all about food. We have recently built our own food image detection algorithm and this article is a product of our research into the competitive landscape.

There are plenty of services out there, but I decided to compare the following as they…

David Urbansky

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