The Best Recipe Apps for iOS and Android

Gone are the days when our grandmothers used to go to the local library to get recipe books to cook a delicious meal. Now smartphones and internet connections have taken over the place and instead of books, these gadgets have started helping us and making meals that we have always wanted to make. These days, you can use your smartphones, tablets, or laptops to pull up any recipe that you want or any cuisine, and that too without having to go through the hassle of going to the library and wasting time finding the perfect book. Whether it is Mexican food or Italian, you can find any website or an app that can guide you as to how you can prepare it perfectly.

Whether you are an android user or an iOS one, you can find plenty of apps that are either available for free or for a very reasonable price. So, to save you from the trouble of finding these apps, we have rounded up some of the best ones that you can start using today to make your favorite food.

Before we talk about these apps, first make sure that you have the basic tool needed to download them on your smartphone. Said tool is an excellent internet connection that should equip you with the super fast speed that makes it possible to download the apps in a jiffy. If you are not satisfied with your current internet service provider then don’t settle for it because we have just the right suggestion for you. Look for the availability of Spectrum in your area and get a subscription to one of its internet plans and packages.

With that being sorted, without further ado, let’s move forward and talk about cool apps you can use for cooking up exciting food.

1.     Tasty

Don’t you just hate it when your phone keeps sleeping while you are taking help from it in cooking meals because we do. Who even has the time to keep tapping on the screen to keep it awake to keep up with the recipe? Well, not anymore because while you are using Tasty you can leave it just as it is without having to keep tapping the screen.

Moreover, Tasty is a perfect app for all those of you who are looking for step-by-step instructions. The app is customizable which means that you can get a recipe that fits your requirements the most. For instance, if you are a vegan and don’t want to see any recipes involving meat then simply filter the app to provide you a list of those meals that solely consist of vegan items.

In addition to this, you can also pick out ingredient brands, get items that you need for your pantry and also adjust the right serving size for the right ingredient amount.

Also, can we just say that this amazing app is free for you to use? You don’t have to spend even a dime to get a recipe of your choice.

2.     BBC Good Food

BBC is not only responsible for bringing your great entertainment, but it also offers you a massive list of more than 10,000 recipes that can be accessed easily through the BBC Good Food app. The app makes it incredibly easy for you to prepare dishes without facing any mishaps in the kitchen.

The app also brings you all kinds of recipes. Whether they are submitted by users or have been tested by the experts like celebrity chefs or the team at BBC Good Food. Moreover, you can also create your account and save your favorite recipes into custom collections. Not only this, but you can also give ratings on the already existing recipes and then save them later.

The best part is that it gives you proper step-by-step assistance so you would know exactly what to do and how to go about making a meal. Also, it is very easy to use this app to share recipes with your friends and family.

Just like Tasty, BBC Good Food is also free to use. Simply download it on your smartphone (iOS or Android) without paying a single penny for it, and start cooking.

3.     Oh She Glows

If you are all about a plant-based diet, then here is the good news for you. Oh, She Glows provides you with more than 140 plant-based recipes including 120 gluten-free recipes. All these recipes are not only healthy but they are also absolutely gorgeous looking. You would be drooling just by looking at them.

All these mouthwatering dishes include dishes like cheesy lentil Bolognese casserole and butternut squash mac ‘n cheese. The thing that truly jumps out the most is that its interface is super easy and user-friendly, which makes it extremely easy for you to find your way around your desired recipes.

All the recipes in this app include a brief description of them, methods as to how you can make them, tips needed to get better results, and of course, nutritional information. Furthermore, Oh She Glows allows you to mark the recipes that you find delicious as favorites so you can go back to them whenever you feel like making them again.

You can also filter the search option to avoid any ingredient that you are allergic to or find the ones that are season specific. When it comes to price points, this app is highly cost-effective as it only required $2 for you to use it. All this combined makes Oh She Glows one of the best recipe apps you can get your hands on.

To Sum Up

Well, there you have it. The aforementioned recipe apps are highly helpful and super easy to use. What’s more, except for Oh She Glows, which is extremely reasonably priced, the other two apps are completely free for you to use.


Andrew is a professional writer with 7+ Years of experience. His style and uniqueness inspire and educate readers throughout the world.


Andrew is a professional writer with 7+ Years of experience. His style and uniqueness inspire and educate readers throughout the world.

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