Apps for the Foodie In All of Us

by Robyn Wright on June 29, 2015

in Food,Tech

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I know I am not the only foodie out there. Not only do I love cooking and experimenting at home, but I also love finding new restaurants to try out here in St. Louis and when I travel. Today I have gathered a ton of great apps for my fellow foodie apps to try out.

  • Chef’s Feed
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Good guide curated exclusively by chefs. Reviews from nearly 100 chefs in 24 cities. Find out where the chefs are eating in your town!
  • Untappd
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry
    Discover and share your favorite beers
  • OpenTable
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows, Blackberry
    Get reservations for open tables at restaurants all over. Great in your own city and when traveling.
  • BigOven
    Platforms: iOS, Kindle, Android, Nook, Windows
    Over 350,000 recipes! BigOven is a complete tool that has recipes, your grocery list, and meal planner all in one app.
  • Kids Recipes!
    Platforms: Android
    Lots of kid friendly recipes divided into categories like breakfast, dinner, chicken, veggies, etc.
  • Foodspotting
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry
    Take pictures of your foods at restaurants and rate them. Rate other folks finds as well. You can also see real food pics at places you are thinking of dining.
  • Yelp
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows
    Find restaurants near you and get real reviews from regular people who have eaten there.
  • Bring!/app
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Simply grocery shopping for your family or even for a party or office event.
  • Chef Collection
    Platforms: Android
    This app, by Samsung,l is a curated publication of resources for cooking and improving culinary skills and knowledge. It includes content from Saveur, Chefs Feed, the CIA, and Samsung’s own Club des Chefs. Has tutorial videos as well.
  • Food Planner
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Import recipes from you favorite sites and blog and build them into your own custom meal plan. Includes nutritional data, grocery lists, and inventory management.
  • ChefTap
    Platform: iOS, Android
    Collect and import recipes from any blog or website including Pinterest, Foodgawker, and more. Edit recipes and add notes to suit your own tastes.
  • Food Network apps
    Platforms: Android, iOS, Kindle
    Food Network offers several different apps including Food Network In the Kitchen, Food Network On the Road, and Instant Access to watch Food Network shows.
  • TVFoodMaps
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Find restaurants featured on TV food and travel shows all in one app and plan your road trip!
  • grubHub
    Platforms: Android, iOS
    This app gives you access to online ordering, delivery or pickup from over 28000 restaurants in 600+ cities. My friend @geekbabe loves this app!
  • Personal Foodie
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Keep track of what you like or don’t like when you go out to eat.
  • Allthecooks
    Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows
    Community app where people post recipes and pictures. Other members can post their own pics of your recipes that they try to make.
  • AllRecipes
    Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Kindle
    A few apps including the Allrecipes Dinner Spinner, Allrecipes Video Cookbook, and Allrecipes for Windows 8. Great collection of recipes, photos, ratings, and reviews
  • RecoveryRecord
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    For anyone suffering with eating disorders, this app helps you with your recovery and records your meals as well as feelings. There are also ways to share your logs with your treatment team and send/receive encouragement messages from others.
  • Fooducate
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Scan a food product barcode to what is really in your food and it will also offer healthier alternatives. Not just counting calories.
  • Humane Eating Project
    Platform: iOS, Android
    Identifies vegan/vegetarian and humane friendly restaurants near you so you can make choices you feel good about when dining out.
  • I’m Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes
    Platforms: Android
    Curated vegetarian recipe collection from around the world.
  • MSN Food & Drink
    Platforms: Windows
    Not only a huge collection of recipes and cuisines from around the world but you can also use the hands-free mode and just wave your hand over device to go from step to step and avoid getting your device messy. Includes a meal planning, shopping list, and cooking school to learn tips and techniques.
  • Hungry Now
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
    Find the nearest fast food restaurants around you!
  • Epicurious
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Nook, Kindle
    Several apps available on multiple devices containing the best of Epicurious recipes and includes a shopping list app.
  • Cocktail Flow
    Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows
    The perfect app for those who like to try out different cocktails and drinks. Beautiful pictures, browse by base drink, type, event, or even color.
  • Vivino
    Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
    Take a photo of any wine label and and get reviews, rankings, and pricing plus add your own reviews and ratings of wine. Also has an app for the Galaxy Gear wearable!
  • Sara’s Cooking Class
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    This is a fun cooking class for kids. It gives you real recipes and instructions, plus the game portion lets the kids chop, stir, and cook the recipe as well. Great practice before they actually make the recipes.
  • Pepperplate
    Platforms: iOS, Windows, Android, Nook, Kindle
    Manage all of your recipes including importing them from sites by simply pasting in the URL. Plan menus, share your favorite recipes, and make shopping lists.
  • Crock-Pot Recipes Official App
    Platforms: iOS
    More than 250 recipes to make in your Crock-Pot
  • Weber Grills
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    Recipes and guides, tips and techniques for using a grill.
  • Perfect Produce
    iOS, Android
    Get tips on determining ripeness of fruits and vegetables, preparation hints, nutritional information and recipes.
  • Kitchen Timer
    Platforms: Android
    Two timers, custom presets, easy to use, and a widget option all to help you keep track of cooking times.
  • The Pit Pal
    Platforms: iOS, Android
    An App to help backyard cooks get more consistent barbecue. You can export data, get cook and food notifications for time and temperature, add detailed notes, rate your cooks and much more.

We will be talking about foodie apps and resources for mobile devices this week on the #VZWBuzz chat on a special Wednesday evening chat this week too. Be sure to join us!

Did you find any new apps on the list to try out? What are your favorite food related apps?


Robyn is a #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger

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1 Kelster June 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

I’m always looking for new ways to store my recipes. Trying to find the most efficient. Definitely going to check out ChefTap and Pepperplate

2 Robyn Wright July 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Let me know how you like those apps and if you have any others to share!

3 tannawings June 30, 2015 at 1:37 am

I like the sound of the BigOven app. I have tons of cookbooks and it seems I dont much use them when I am looking for a recipe or an idea to use something a different way. The internet has sure changed cooking and made finding recipes a breeze.

4 Robyn Wright July 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Agreed – I have gotten rid of most of my cookbooks at this point because I just search online now for recipes.

5 Robin June 30, 2015 at 6:59 am

I just don’t use a lot of apps….but I would like to try the TVFoodMaps and PersonalFoodie apps.

6 Robyn Wright July 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

The TVFoodMaps is so fun! Definitely give it a try!

7 Julie Wood June 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

There is a lot of good apps here. I like Open table app to let me know when a table is open. I have been wondering where to find an app for this, and I like the Big Oven app because it has tons of great recipes. I think this is a good list of apps to use!

8 Robyn Wright July 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

In your own city or when traveling, Open Table, is definitely a great app! I use it all the time!

9 Celia Wang July 3, 2015 at 5:26 am

I like the EAT NOW app. It recommends restaurants based on my taste, quick and good recommendations, very helpful.

10 Mark S July 23, 2015 at 1:27 am

Nice apps…. – G2T

11 Beth July 23, 2015 at 2:20 am

spoonacular is another great food app – you can save your recipes from anywhere, make meal plans, etc. but unlike most other sites you get the nutritional information for every recipe and can put store bought items on your plan too. Let’s be honest, who’s really cooking 3x a day and never buys Ben & Jerry’s? =P If anyone is interested:

12 Karma Dharmama July 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Okay Robin. I love this, muchly! Even without a GC hanging in the balance – ;) This is a wonderful list that I have now bookmarked! Thanks for continuing the authentic journey! #soulsister

13 Robyn Wright July 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Yay! So glad you found it helpful!!!!!!!!!

14 Monique July 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

I always have a hard time finding good kid recipes. As soon as I saw it on your list, I downloaded it! I’m in love with it. I am planning out things my kids can cook now. My daughter is 11 and she loves cooking so she is excited.

Grubhub is one of my favorite apps. I use it when we are in a different city.

15 Robyn Wright September 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm

AWESOME! I know my son always loved cooking when he was growing up and he still enjoys it now on his own! What is her favorite recipe?

16 Lisa Brown November 9, 2015 at 4:36 am

I do know about AllRecipes, but most of the others are new to me. Love to find recipes.

17 Robyn Wright November 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Glad you found some new resources!

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