Best Food and Drink Apps

Your smartphone is a valuable kitchen tool. From timing meals to providing measurement conversions, it’s almost hard to imagine cooking without a smartphone. Sure, Julia Child managed to make do. But why should you? Aside from the basics, there are hundreds of apps on the market that claim to make shopping, cooking, eating and drinking better. Most apps serve a very specific purpose. But whether you love cooking, beer, wine, cocktails, oysters or all of the above, there’s an app for that. Here are ten of our favorites:

    The Kids Meals: Recipes & Guides is an app and a great resource for parents who want to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for their children. The app provides a variety of kid-friendly recipes that are easy to make and tailored to children's taste buds. The app also includes step-by-step instructions and photos to guide parents through the cooking process.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Easy Bites is a recipe app designed for people who are looking for quick and easy meal ideas.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Recipes for Kids: Easy Guides is an app designed to provide parents and caregivers with easy-to-follow recipes for kids.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    BigOven is a recipe app from the BigOven.com community. You'll need to register (free) on the website to get full use of the trial version, as the program features a browser specifically to check out recipes from the site and add them to your collection. Apart from that, you'll be able to use the program's meal planning, shopping and nutrition functions to make sure that every dish you prepare is perfect. BigOven also has a good selection of configuration options that will allow you to play around with the way the program is displayed and other settings.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Too Good To Go is an app that assists individuals and organisations in reducing food waste by providing "Surprise Bags" of additional food at the end of the day to prevent it from going to waste. Retailers of the surprise packages include bakeries, cafes, grocery stores, and restaurants, with a value of around one-third of the standard retail price.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Cooklist is an app to help you buy groceries more efficiently, manage your kitchen ingredients more effectively, use what you have less wastefully, and learn some new recipes. You link Cooklist with your favourite store loyalty cards and let the app do the work. You can link Cooklist to your favourite grocery store with a loyalty card and use it on your iOS or Android device. After a seven-day free trial of the free-to-download app, you can continue to use Cooklist with a monthly or annual subscription.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Pepper app is the primary way of interacting with Pepper's food and recipe-based social media platform. The platform is built for sharing, finding, and appreciating great recipes and, of course, the meals that result. At the moment, Pepper is available only on iOS devices as a free download. After you've created an account, the app will be fully functional. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Fair Food Maker is a cooking game for kids. The fair is like a festival where people celebrate and have a good time. An important part of any fair or festival is the food. In Fair Food game, you must recreate various fair food favorites like Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, Snow Cones, Candy Apples, Ice Pops, Milk Shakes, Fries, Funnel Cakes and many more right in your iPhone. You can also pick your flavors and decorations. This game also features carnival game favorites for you to play and win prizes like Whack a mole, Water Guns, Bottle Toss, Balloon Pop, Fish Bowl toss and more. Fair Food Game is available for free to download on iOS devices.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad