Best Cooking Apps for Android and iOS

If you’ve ever watched any cooking show, you know for a fact that Cooking transforms different tastes and combines them into a harmonious mixture that can both fulfill and satisfy. However, not everyone has the aptitude to cook. It might be that they’re terrified of touching a skillet or confused as to how ingredients should be blended together. But the dawn of the mobile age opened a lot of doors for those that want to learn how to cook, or just have difficulties remembering recipes – Cooking apps for Android and iOS.

Cooking Vegetables

Cooking Apps have solved this problem by being one-stop shops for the aspiring chef, the food lover, and the casual cook. However, not all cooking apps were created the same; you might just find yourself with an app that just says the recipes and nothing else. You might also find the ultimate cooking app with all the features that you’ll need, but it’s behind a massive pay wall.

Well, we’ve made it easier for you to choose the best cooking app by making a list of what we imagine are the best cooking apps right now in the Apps Store and Play Store, for iOS and Android respectively. We also made sure to label these apps as primarily vegetarian or a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes for easy reference. With these apps at your arsenal, your cooking capabilities will double in no time!


  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free

Yummly is amazing when it comes to tailor-fitting recipes for you. If you have a certain lifestyle when it comes to your food, this app would certainly be helpful. It boasts a robust search engine, and the results can be filtered based on your needs. You can filter it based on ingredients, calorie count and more.

You can download Yummly for Android here, and for iOS here.


  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free

SideChef is what it says in the name: it’s a chef that’s by your side to help you out. It’s an app built mainly for novices to cooking but also caters to the intermediate and the advanced cook. It has step by step instructions to its many recipes and has timers integrated in so you’ll know when to flip, simmer and let cool.

You can download SideChef for Android here, and for iOS here.

Oh She Glows

  • Vegetarian
  • $1.99

One of the things lacking in the mobile app landscape are vegetarian-focused cooking apps. Oh She Glows is a great answer to that scarcity. Boasting a recipe base of primarily greens, fruit and vegetable dishes, you’ll never run out of ideas with this app. And with its low price of entry, you’ll surely find yourself cooking up a storm once you download this.

You can download Oh She Glows for iOS here and for Android here.

AllRecipes Dinner Spinner

  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free

AllRecipes Dinner Spinner has been a staple in many kitchens for a long time now, and things have not changed one bit. With a community based recipe base, you’ll see family secret recipes and adventurous recipes alike. You also have options to filter by your preferences, so no guilt in using this app!

You can download AllRecipes Dinner Spinner for Android here and for iOS here.


  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free / $1.99 Monthly / $19.99 Yearly

If you’re looking for diversity in the food that you can cook up, BigOven surely takes the cake. It has over 350,000 recipes as of writing and is ramping that up daily. It has a clipper tool for you to save recipes from your favorite sites so you’ll have all your recipes neatly inside one app. The monthly subscription unlocks more features from the app, but you can keep it free as long as you want.

You can download BigOven for Android here and for iOS here.


  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free / $3.49

Social media is all the rage these days and Cookpad takes the best parts of social media and mixes it with food. The result is an app that you can use to share your recipes with friends and family, and even take a snapshot of your finished products for them to appreciate. Social media powered deliciousness!

You can download Cookpad for Android here, and for iOS here.


  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free

If you’ve ever gone on Facebook nowadays, you’ve most likely bumped into several posts made by Tasty. With the app, you’ll have access to all the mouthwatering recipes that you’ve seen in the Tasty videos. It’s very simple to use and straightforward to follow. If you follow the steps in this app, your cooking will be Tasty in no time!
You can download Tasty by following this link

You can download Tasty for Android by following this link.

My New Roots

  • Vegetarian
  • $5

My New Roots is another vegetarian app for iOS that can make your normal dishes to five star classes in no time. It rewards those that pay the price with a plethora of recipes and a supporting cast of features that will make you the master chef of the vegetarian realm. Hopefully they port this app to Android soon!

You can download My New Roots for iOS by following this link.

Kitchen Stories

  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free

The cleanest and neatest app in the cooking apps market has got to be Kitchen stories. It has all the basic features that you’ll need to create delicious food, while at the same time being free. It offers high quality pictures and HD videos of both the instructions and the finished product so they’re very easy to follow. You’ll find your mouth watering more than anything with this app.

You can download Kitchen Stories for iOS here and for Android here.

ChefTap Recipes

  • Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
  • Free / $19.99 Yearly

ChefTap Recipes is a smart tool to use if you have recipes bookmarked on a browser. It takes the webpage, clips the recipes only and saves it so you don’t need to struggle alternating between different websites. With a high price of entry though, some might veer away from it. But those who stay have a great app in their hands.

You can download ChefTap Recipes app for Android here and for iOS here.

Like food, these Cooking apps come in many flavors but we hope you were able to pick your favorite one. Now you can prove like in Disney’s Ratatouille that “Anyone can cook”. So the next time you walk into your kitchen, just whip out your phone and whip up something delicious!

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