If you consider yourself to be a real foodie there are some amazing apps available that will enhance your enjoyment even more!
Food glorious food! If that’s pretty much how you feel about food this article is for you as we’re rounding up some of the best food apps available. These cover anything to do with food including restaurants, food delivery services, recipes, healthy eating, grocery shopping and more. Maybe you already consider yourself a gourmet cook or want to simply improve your cooking skills. Perhaps you want to know the best food delivery outlets wherever you are or want help with a weekly meal plan. Wherever your food interest lies, there’s a tasty app for you!
One of the greatest conveniences of an Android smartphone or tablet is their portability, meaning you will be able to find out about virtually anything relating to food that you’re looking for with just a few taps on your device. That also means that you’ll be able to use food apps on your device wherever you are, whether you’re on holiday looking for a decent restaurant or at home wanting to bake a cake in the kitchen.
The Google Play Store is jam-packed with Android food apps to take advantage of. In fact, you could say the larder is full! However, choosing the ones you should try first isn’t easy because of the vast choice. That’s why we’ve spent time sifting through them to produce this list of the best food apps for all foodies on Android. All of the apps that you’ll see below are free and just one offers in-app purchases for additional features. If you check out this selection you’re bound to find at least a few that will get your juices flowing so why not take a look.
10 best apps for foodies
1. FOOD NETWORK IN THE KITCHEN
Price: Free with ads
As you might expect, this app contains popular recipes from Food Network chefs such as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, and Ree Drummond. As well as containing recipes of what’s on TV at the moment, there are more than 70,000 other recipes to browse through as well as videos showing how it’s done. You can search categories from a wide variety of collections that includes healthy eating, quick and easy, desserts, and kid-friendly, and the app allows you to save your favorite recipes so you don’t have to keep searching for them later.
A bonus of this app is the easy ability to share recipes through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Notes, text, and email. It’s a nicely laid out app that contains recipes for beginner cooks through to more accomplished ones, and a novelty factor is augmented reality fun via a virtual bakery where you can let loose with your finest creations.
2. OPEN TABLE: RESTAURANTS NEAR ME
OpenTable is a great must-have app for those who eat out a lot. It’s reliable and easy to use and helps you to find the best local restaurants, not just where you live but also if you’re on vacation or a business trip. You can search by party size, date, time, type of cuisine, distance and more, and also check out restaurant menus as well as photos and diner reviews. If you decide you want to visit you can make your reservation right there and then through the app and also make changes or cancellations.
Additionally, you can use OpenTable invitations to plan a meal out with friends and add the reservation to calendars. Once you’ve had your meal out you can leave a rating and review to help others who are looking. OpenTable users can also earn reward points and access various benefits and this makes using the app even more appealing.
3. COOKPAD – HOME COOKING RECIPE MANAGER
Price: Free/ Offers IAP
If you’re an enthusiastic home cook you’re likely to get huge pleasure from this app. It provides a unique community space where you’ll be able to engage with other people who enjoy cooking and share or find recipes. You can search recipes by title or the type of meal, or simply enter the ingredients you have at hand to get some ideas. A nice feature is that if you cook someone else’s recipe you can send them a photo of your result (although that might depend on how it turns out)! If you have friends and family who are also avid home cooks you can chat with them about what you’re all cooking, and the app provides a handy place to keep a cooking diary with photos or bookmark recipes that you can come back to later.
It’s a free app though some features require in-app purchases. Cookpad has been downloaded more than 10 million times and has a high user rating of 4.5/5 stars and now we’ve used it we’ll be coming back for more.
4. FOODIE – CAMERA FOR LIFE
Over recent years there has been a growing trend to share pictures of food you’ve cooked or are eating at a restaurant. Many of us have drooled over these kinds of images and this app aimed at social foodies makes it easy to join in the fun. You can use Foodie to create meal memories and benefit from more than 30 live filters for your photos (Yum, Picnic, Sweet, Fresh, BBQ are just a few).
You can also shoot dining videos and features include easy editing, a timer, and mute option (good when you’re in a hushed restaurant). Of course, once you have your pictures you’ll want to immediately share them and using this app you can do so to Instagram, Facebook, WeChat, LINE, Weibo and more.
5. EATEN – THE WORLD’S DISH GUIDE
This is a recent app that already shows a lot of promise and we look forward to seeing how it develops further. The idea behind it is to create a community for food lovers across the world where users can share reviews of what they’ve eaten. The app is more focused than many we’ve seen, as you can become an expert on particular dishes and the best place to eat them and share that knowledge with other enthusiasts.
You can create lists of where you’ve eaten along with the dates or make a wishlist of places you still want to eat or dishes you still want to taste. We particularly like the “Eaten Map” where you can easily view all of the restaurants where you’ve eaten. The Eaten app will, of course, be more useful over time as the amount of users grows.
6. RUNTASTY – EASY HEALTHY RECIPES & COOKING VIDEOS
We’ll admit that being a foodie and healthy eating don’t always go together, but there’s no reason why healthy food shouldn’t be delicious. This app could be the answer as it contains dietician-approved healthy recipes for all kinds of diets including gluten-free, low calorie, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free.
The recipes are simple to make and come with a breakdown for calories, protein, carbs, and fat. As well as step-by-step recipe videos there are additional videos showing kitchen hacks. Go on, try a healthy eating recipe, you know it makes sense!
7. SIDECHEF: PLAN, COOK, SHOP
As well as thousands of step-by-step recipes this app offers more. For example, you can use it to plan your weekly meals and build a shopping list from the different recipes you choose, and then get a grocery delivery straight to your door if you can’t wait to start cooking. This app has a whole host of features and the latest update also added CookAssist enabled smart recipes for compatible smart ovens and ranges.
8. DELIVEROO: RESTAURANT DELIVERY
There’s nothing nicer when you’re cozy at home and don’t want to venture out than to order a take-out meal, and the name of Deliveroo has become synonymous with this. It provides a hub so that you don’t have to trawl through the takeout services in your area as you can do it conveniently through this one app. Deliveroo covers national brands as well as local restaurants and you can search by postcode, restaurant categories, or types of cuisine, or if even choose by the fastest delivery time when you’re really peckish. You’ll find menus with details of the dishes and can order what you fancy, either for delivery straight away or for a set time.
You can also pay from your phone and track the progress of your delivery with live updates and notifications. Being able to see your food delivery coming closer to you on a map brings a lot of pleasure when you’re waiting.
9. OUT OF MILK – GROCERY SHOPPING LIST (FREE)
Price: Free with ads
We all know how frustrating it is when deciding to make dinner and missing one vital ingredient. However, you need never run out of the basics again with Out of Milk. You can use it as a shopping list and to-do list, and it also has a great feature in the form of a pantry list. We’ve often racked our brains trying to remember if we need a particular spice or type of flour and the pantry list acts as an inventory that will keep track of those items.
Further features include a shopping list history, the ability to scan items, grouping items into categories, and syncing and sharing of shopping lists. A paid pro version of this app was available previously but is currently being worked on. Nevertheless, we found this free version includes more than enough for our needs.
10. RESTAURANT GURU
Price: Free with ads/Offers IAP
The Restaurant Guru app may not be as well known as many others on our list but there’s a great idea behind it. You’ll be able to find food and restaurants for wherever you are in the world and conveniently compare ratings from leading agencies including Michelin, Trip Advisor, Foursquare, Zomato, Frommer’s, Yelp and more, all from one convenient place.
Whether you think of yourself as a gourmet who enjoys fine dining or whether you want a cheap and tasty meal, Restaurant Guru will help you to pin down the right location you’re looking for.
Just writing about food has made us hungry and we’re now off to cook up something delicious! We hope you enjoy looking at these best food apps for all foodies on Android to work up your appetites too! The sheer number of food apps available means that it’s inevitable we will not have included everyone’s favorites. If that’s the case you can recommend your preferred food apps by sending a comment. Happy eating!