8 Essential Cooking Apps for iOS and Android

Cook like a chef today! Discover the best applications that will show you how to improve your cooking skills.

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What’s cooking today? A fresh supply of apps for cooks! Some of them have in-app purchases, usually for extra bundles of recipes. Find the best free and paid apps for chefs on iOS and Android and reinvent your kitchen!


Take simple steps to better health by reducing fat, salt and sugar in your diet. Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, saturated fat, added sugar and kilojoules. Use FoodSwitch for healthy grocery shopping and to make better food choices for you and your family. Take three simple steps to better health by reducing high levels of fat, salt and sugars in you and your family’s diet. The app is free.
Download FoodSwitch on iOS / Download FoodSwitch on Android

Kitchen Stories

Loved by millions of users, Kitchen Stories adds the whole world of cooking to your pocket. Find delicious recipes with beautiful pictures, easy to follow step-by-step photo instructions, recipe videos, and clever how-to videos. Learn how to cook with executive chefs and expand your cooking wisdom by trying out new, mouth-watering dishes every week. The app is free and offers in-app purchases.
Download Kitchen Stories on iOS / Download Kitchen Stories on Android

How to Cook Everything

This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go. This app is optimized uniquely for both the iPad and the iPhone, making the most of the size, shape, and capabilities of each. (Some features are specific to the iPad only.) The app costs $9.99.
Download How to Cook Everything on iOS / Download How to Cook Everything ebook on Android

Yummly Recipes + Shopping List

View 1 million+ unique recipes based on your taste preferences from top sites like AllRecipes, Epicurious, Food52, as well as smaller niche blogs and community submitted content. Yummly is your smart cooking sidekick, offering personalized guidance every step of the way. From recipe recommendations just for you, to handy tools and helpful videos, Yummly has everything you need to improve life in the kitchen. Experience what millions are enjoying on the web, free on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Download Yummly on iOS / Download Yummly on Android

Jamie’s Recipes

Jamie Oliver’s recipes app for iOS. The free version offers lots to savor, including an enticing selection of recipes and a handy shopping-list feature, while paid subscribers gain access to an enormous library of recipes and helpful video tutorials. Beautifully organized and full of stunning step-by-step photos, Jamie Oliver’s Recipes deserves a spot in every kitchen. The app is free.
Download Jamie’s Recipes on iOS

Hippie Lane

The original healthy recipe app that covers all the current most sought-after recipes. Originally a treat only app, with 50+ innovative sweet treat recipes, the Hippie Lane app has been a favourite since it’s launch in 2015. Due to customer demand, creators added savoury recipes and in-app purchases that include Breakfast, Lunch and Party options, as well as Insta Faves – that showcases the best of recipes from The Hippie Lane Instagram page. With well over 100 unique and delicious recipes, you won’t regret your purchase! The app costs $2.99 and offers in-app purchases.
Download Hippie Lane on iOS / Download Hippie Lane on Android


The all-new, redesigned BigOven makes cooking simple. Take over 350,000 recipes, your grocery list, and menu planner anywhere. With more than 12 million downloads, BigOven is the most complete tool to help home cooks get inspired and organized in the kitchen and on the go. The app is free.
Download BigOven on iOS / Download BigOven on Android

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

Allrecipes’ Dinner Spinner has been reinvented as the most popular food-focused social app with a community of more than 30 million home cooks who play a part in helping cooks discover and share the joy of home cooking. Search by keyword, ingredients to include/exclude as well as by dietary need & ready in time and swipe right on recipes, to quickly view more recipes you will love. The app is free.
Download Allrecipes Dinner Spinner on iOS / Download Allrecipes Dinner Spinner on Android

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