20 Must-Download Apps for Foodies
Whether you’re the queen of whole foods, a wannabe food photographer, a bit of a wino who aspires to become your own personal sommelier or you just love knowing which local food trucks and new restaurants to hit up next, we’ve compiled a rad roundup of the latest and greatest apps to feed your love of food wherever you go.
1. Food Network, On the Road: If you’re roadtripping or traveling, this handy little app shares Food Network’s favorite places to dine. The picks come from shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Barefoot Contessa and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. (Free on iOS and Android)
2. Matchbook: Never lose track of that cool new spot your friend told you to try out with this easy-to-use app. Whether it’s your favorite go-to restaurant or the hottest new place in town, this app helps you keep track of all the restaurants and bars on your radar. (Free on iOS )
3. Appetites: If you are a foodie-in-training, Appetites is a one-stop shop to becoming a culinary superstar. In one app, you have access to cooking classes and are able to order fresh ingredients to make your new food creations. (Free on iOS)
4. Evernote Food: Technology allows us to save and share all our favorite memories. Evernote Food helps you to save and share foodies’ favorite memories. Long gone are the days of jotting down the ingredients for your aunt’s famous cookies or snipping out (then subsequently losing) a square of a magazine. Now, Evernote Food can help you organize all your favorite recipes in one place. (Free on iOS and Android)
5. Martha Stewart Everyday Food: Look to Martha for fresh and easy recipes to make on any and every day. This app lets you bring all of your favorite Martha Stewart recipes with you on the go for easy reference while you’re shopping or sharing with friends. ($0.99 on iOS )
6. OpenTable: Want to know one of our least favorite things? Waiting for a table. OpenTable solves this dilemma by helping you reserve a table at over 20,000 different restaurants across the nation. (Free on iOS and Android)
7. Big Oven: This app is like carrying all your favorite cookbooks around in your pocket. Easily organize all your recipes or search for new cooking inspiration with this expansive collection. (Free on iOS and Android)
8. Hoppit: Sometimes eating out is all about the ambiance. Maybe you’re into a dimly lit romantic cafe or your friends love gathering at a fun joint filled with music. Whatever your style, this app helps you search for restaurants in your area based on the kind of environment you like. (Free on iOS and Android)
9. Foursquare: The latest updates to this longtime favorite smartly track locations that you like and lead you to more places like that. The app continues to be the perfect way to check in and share your favorite restaurants and bars with friends, too. (Free on iOS and Android)
10. RipeNearMe: Find the best produce for your next dish by researching what’s being grown in your area. This app (currently in beta) can help you decide when and where to buy produce from local people and farms around you for the freshest taste.
11. Feedie: You’re at the latest restaurant opening and blown away by the presentation of your salmon. Whats the first thing you do? Snap a photo, obviously. Now you can turn your love for food photography into a way to give back. The Lunch Box Fund’s new app donates food to children with every food photo you share. (Free on iOS and Android)
12. Bon Appetit: Your fave foodie magazine is now available in digital form. Easily access all the articles, recipes and features from your phone or tablet for a culinary resource you will love. (Free on iOS)
13. The Fridge: You bought a lemon six days ago, and now you want to know if it’s still okay to use as a garnish for your cocktail. The Fridge helps you keep track of the status of perishable foods so you can save money by making sure you use it before it goes bad. ($1.99 on iOS)
14. Harvest: If you stand in the produce aisle staring at fruits and veggies with absolutely no idea how to check if the pomegranates are ripe or if the peaches are good-soft or too soft, this app gives you the know-how, so you always leave with the most delicious and fresh options. ($1.99 on iOS)
15. ZipList: Forget the days of scribbling your grocery list on the back of your dry cleaning reciept and losing it in the depths of your purse. Now you can add your grocery needs to a digital list. You can even organize items by store aisles to make your shopping trips a breeze. (Free on iOS and Android)
16. Yelp: This is the app we all know and love as a local’s guide for finding places to shop, drink, eat and more. Reviews and directions help make finding somewhere (good) to go as easy as 1, 2, 3. (Free on iOS and Android)
17. Farmstr: There is nothing foodies love more than fresh, local produce. This online marketplace connects people to farm fresh produce near them. From wheatgrass to organic eggs, this is your one-stop shop for high-quality ingredients for your next recipe.
18. UrbanSpoon: This tried and true app is dedicated to helping people find the best dining experience in cities across the nation. Navigate through the variety of top lists to find the perfect place for your next night on the town. (Free on iOS and Android)
19. Wineglass: The next time you find yourself overwhelmed by the expansive wine list at a restaurant, have no fear; Wineglass is here. Snap a picture of the wine list and instantly be updated with reviews for every option to help you make your selection. ($4.99 on iOS)
20. Delectable: Finding the perfect wine pairing to go with every dish is an important part of being a food-lover. Delectable lets you snap a photo of a wine label to instantly provide you with a variety of reviews or to share your favorite bottle to remember for later. (Free on iOS)
Do you have a favorite food-focused app you like to use? Share in the comments below!