Food apps not only feed a foodies digital soul, they also provide very useful information to help save you time and give you fresh ideas with cooking, places to eat, and saving money. I am a geek at heart so these iPhone food apps had me all giddy when researching each one. It’s a long list but one worth browsing through because I’m absolutely positive that you’ll find apps that will quickly become favorites that you’re reaching for daily.
I hope you enjoy the list and would love to hear your favorites in the comments about apps that didn’t make the list, or perhaps your thoughts on any listed here.
Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner Pro – Recipe app fans asked for more help in the kitchen, and Allrecipes.com answered. With Dinner Spinner Pro, every cook can have full access to the world’s #1 recipe site from their iPhone.
epicurious Recipes and Shopping Lists – Recipes from the award-winning food site Epicurious.com are available on your iPhone. Search over 27,000 delicious, easy, professionally-tested recipes from Bon Appétit and Gourmet, plus renowned cookbooks and chefs. Create shopping lists and save and email your favorite recipes. When you’re ready to cook, turn your iPhone on its side to view recipes step by step.
McCormick Recipe Finder – Never again be stumped for a delicious recipe idea. The McCormick Recipe Finder has a collection of over 1,000 trusted recipes, developed and tested by our kitchens. It’s so easy to use. You can browse by recipe category, or by keywords like chicken, pasta, or fish, for plenty of options to ensure you find the dish you really want. McCormick recipes are easy to follow and are always full of delicious flavor. Each recipe has complete ingredient and nutrition information.
Martha’s Everyday Food, Fresh & Easy Recipes – Get thousands of Everyday Food magazine’s quick, easy, family-friendly recipes, as well as powerful shopping tools.
iFood Assistant LITE – Delicious Inspiration Anytime: We’ll deliver ideas for Dinner Tonight and a Recipe of the Day, along with the thousands of simple but mouthwatering recipes you find on kraftfoods.com. Even smarter, check out our BudgetWi$e section for scrumptiously affordable meals and the secrets to restaurant-style faves you can make at home. Comes with recipe box, shopping list, and more!
Simply Organic – The Simply Organic iPhone app is a key to a simply healthy way of life! Browse hundreds of recipes to find an irresistible new dish, or a simple recipe for an old favorite. Use the full-flavored, wholesome ingredients we’ve highlighted to make each recipe a resounding success. Save on a variety of Simply Organic products by accessing the latest Simple Savings coupons. Find a store that carries Simply Organic products by entering your ZIP code, or use your iPhone’s geo-locator to get directions to the nearest retailer. Touch an ingredient on the screen to add it to your “My List” section.
Coupons(dot)com – Print coupons for grocery items. I actually print coupons from the actual website all the time. Saving money on your favorite brands has never been easier. Just select the coupons you want and save in the store. Choose from over a hundred manufacturer coupons to save on groceries, household goods, personal care items and more. With the Coupons.com app, you can access printable coupons, Savings Card coupons, and local coupons. Printable coupons can be redeemed at the store just like the ones you find in the Sunday newspaper. Add coupons to your grocery store Savings Card and have your savings automatically applied at checkout. Find coupons for local businesses to save on goods and services while supporting your community.
Convert – Change the quantity of any recipe using this handy converter! VERY useful to have on hand.
Food Network Nighttime – Easy access to their recipe database where you can save and email recipes, as well as, see what shows are coming up.
Cooking Time Recipe Manager – CookingTime is a recipe manager for iPhone that let’s you keep all of your favorite recipes on hand. CookingTime is built from the ground-up to handle large recipe books quickly and let you pick and choose them to make a meal. Your recipes are more than just web pages saved on your phone; with just one tap, CookingTime can put together a shopping list for you and keep track of what you’ve bought. CookingTime has 5 built-in timers to keep track of your food so it’s done perfectly every time.
Munch – Even on the move, Munch is finding you and the restaurants you want. Munch is a must have for those who love eating out. Quickly find restaurants located near you, which serve the kind of food you will like. Our OneTap® search technology organizes your search results based on the type of food you want to eat like Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Pizza, and many others. And best of all, you can view consumer ratings making your decision a lot easier. Enjoy!
Yelp – Looking for a burrito joint open now? An Irish pub nearby? A gas station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for your iPhone is here to help. Use us to search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.
Urbanspoon – Can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. Shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will pick a good restaurant for you to try. Keep shaking until you find a restaurant you’re happy with.
Restaurant Nutrition – 35 will includes the previous restaurants plus Boston Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, Potbellys, and Smoothie King. 35 will also include the following which were added in version 1.34: Firehouse Subs, Fatburger, Johnny Rockets, Which Wich?, Update to KFC, IHOP, Hooters, Taco Cabana and a large update to Bob Evans’s, Koo Koo Roos, Buffalo Wild Wings, Soft Drinks, Taco Johns, Daphnes Greek, Tim Hortons, Newk’s, Whataburger, and zpizza, Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and Baja Fresh, CiCi’s Pizza, Green Burrito, Krispy Kreme, Planet Smoothie, TCBY.
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Tap Grocer – Unlike other grocery list apps out there, Tap Grocer is designed to take the work out of building your grocery list. There is no need to retype your list each time. Just use it to keep track of items in your pantry or refrigerator. Items that run out are automatically added to your grocery list. Easily cross off items while in the store. The simple and intuitive interface means you’ll actually use it. You’ll never miss an item in the grocery again.
Pocket Cocktails – Hundreds of today’s most popular drink recipes, all with Full-Screen Photos. Featured in Food & Wine Magazine.
Locavore – Know the food in season near you. Eating local food when it’s in season is an increasingly popular goal amongst people who are interested in eating the tastiest, healthiest food while also being good to the environment. Knowing what’s available in your area at a given time of year is often difficult to determine, so we’ve taken on the task of collecting data from a variety of sources and presenting it all in the most understandable of ways. The Locavore iPhone app will come in handy next time you’re at the market and want to know what’s actually being grown near you, and what is most likely to taste the best right now.
iFarm Market – find farmers markets around you. Enjoy the highest quality food and produce while supporting local farmers! iFarmMarket gives you valuable information about thousands of farmers markets all across the US. Whether you are out on the road and want to find a market, or can’t remember when the farmers market in your area is open, iFarmMarket has the information you need.
Grocery iQ includes all the features you’d expect from an intuitive and powerful shopping list application. Build new shopping lists quickly by simply scanning the barcode for any product or using the predictive search feature. Share your lists with others by using the new List Sharing feature. Never buy the wrong item again.
Food Substitutes – Need to know how to substitute all-purpose flour for cake flour, or can’t find cream of tartar where you live and need a substitute? You can find food substitutes for recipes in eight different categories with this app.
Fromage – With over 750 cheeses, this is clearly the best pocket guide to cheeses made throughout the world. A “must have” for all connoisseurs of fine foods.
Betty Crocker – Wondering what’s for dinner? Or how to make your favorite cake? Turn to the expert who’s been answering those questions for decades. Betty Crocker is here to help you with this mobile version of the world-famous Betty Crocker Cookbook. This FREE application puts more than 4,000 tried-and-true recipes at your fingertips – and it’s fully loaded on your iPod Touch or iPhone, so it’s lightning-quick and doesn’t require a wireless or 3G connection. Breakfast or dinner, appetizer or dessert, you’re seconds from a great recipe wherever you are.
Big Oven – Ever want access to your cookbooks from the grocery store? Try BigOven 170,000+ recipe search. Find virtually any recipe, and build a grocery list that you can access on your iPhone and the web! With over two million downloads, it’s one of the most popular food applications on iTunes. Find out how to use up leftovers, see what other people are cooking up for dinner. Advanced search options let you refine your search to include or exclude specific ingredients. BigOven 170,000+ Recipes and Grocery List gives you free and easy access to a gigantic cooking archive.
Cellfire – Like to save money on groceries? Cellfire brings you coupons from your favorite brands, allowing you to save money on every trip to the grocery store. You can easily access deals across multiple grocers and brands— no clipping, no printing, no forgetting. View offers available in your area, select the offer you want to use, save it to your grocer’s savings card, and then just use that card at checkout to receive your discount.
Whole Foods Market Recipes – Looking for healthy and delicious food? Search Whole Foods Market Recipes for recipes featuring the finest natural and organic foods. You can search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every Whole Foods Market recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions. Use the App’s store locator to find Whole Foods Market stores near you. Each store page includes links to the store website and specials of natural and organic foods on sale at your local Whole Foods Market.
Mixology – The ultimate drink recipe and bartending guide.
Nat Decants – Ranked the #1 wine app on iTunes, this free app features 380,000 food & drink pairings, plus thousands of wine reviews, recipes, articles, glossary terms, winery directory and cellar journal from the World’s Best Drink Writer Natalie MacLean.
Little Cook - Now kids can plan and create a wide variety of meals in their very own virtual kitchen! Little Cook is an engaging game that helps children learn from and be entertained by their own decisions. No chef is too small in the Little Cook kitchen – select your favorite meal from pizza to ice cream sundaes, and add whatever ingredients appeal to you!
Starbucks – Want to find a store that’s open, with a drive through? Now you can do that and more with myStarbucks. Explore our whole bean coffees, find nutrition information, and build your own perfect drinks. Want to share? You can send your drink to friends by email, SMS, or directly to their iPhone or iPod
Pizza Hut – We’ve taken the coolest iPhone functionality and used it to make ordering pizza, pasta and wings from Pizza Hut easy, fast and fun. You can… Drag it. Tap it. Pinch it. Stretch it. Tilt it. Shake it. Play it. Order it. And enjoy it! It’s the killer app for your appetite.
Tip – Tip Calculator is the best tip app to calculate a tip or split a bill. Pay the right amount every single time and have fun doing it.
And finally, if you’re a fan of My Wooden Spoon and me, you can download the app! Here’s what it says about it. Lori Falcon shares her passion for cooking, family meal traditions, and food photography. Lori is food editor for Lifetimemoms.com and has been featured in the Taste of Home Magazine for her winning recipe, Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole, which can be found at her blog, MyWoodenSpoon.com. While Lori doesn’t consider herself a culinary expert, her expertise comes from cooking for her family of 5 and feeding up to 50 cowboys at a time.