Take Your Cooking to the Next Level with These 5 Android Apps

Take Your Cooking to the Next Level With These 5 Android Apps

There are Android apps for almost every activity imaginable, and even kitchen shifts are not left out. In this article we will go over five of the best cooking and recipe apps for your Android smartphone or tablet.

1. Cookpad


Cookpad provides thousands of recipes for homemade dishes which include main courses, appetizers, desserts, soups and more. You can create your own cookbook with personalized recipes or simply search for recipes by specifying the food title or one or more ingredients. In addition, users can bookmark recipes for quick access, follow other users and share recipes with friends and family on social media. The app is well designed and is efficient, so it’s worth a look.

Price: Free + in-app purchases

2. BigOven


Bigoven is another recipe app with an amazing feature set that makes it one of the most popular apps in this category. It claims to have over 350,000 recipes, all of which are searchable via the app. One of the key aspects of the app is its grocery list section that enables you to plan your shopping and swipe items off the list once a purchase has been completed.

Price: Free + in-app purchases

3. Kitchen Stories


Kitchen Stories is a really well-designed app that is perfect for people who are just learning how to cook or those on the lookout for new and delicious recipes. It provides several hundreds of carefully made recipes and more are added on a weekly basis. The recipes come with a comprehensive description of the ingredients required and videos to demonstrate the steps involved in preparing a particular meal. A particularly outstanding feature of this app is its ingredient calculator which calculates the exact amount of ingredients you’ll need for a recipe based on the number of people you wish to serve.

Price: Free

4. Yummly


Yummly aims to provide a personalized experience while searching for cooking recipes via the app. All you need to do is set your nutrition preferences, dietary restrictions and allergies so that the app can filter out foods that do not match your tastes. You can add entire recipes to your grocery list and save your favorites into a special digital recipe box that can also be organized into collections for easy viewing. What’s more, Yummly allows you to sync your lists and collections across several devices as long as you are logged into the app.

Price: Free

5. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner


Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is yet another popular cooking app with plenty of good reviews on the Google Play Store. It provides thousands of recipes along with videos that feature step-by-step cooking instructions, and you can view seasonal recipes for occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween and more.

Price: Free

If we’ve left out your favorite cooking or recipe apps, do let us know in the comments section below.

Ayo Isaiah Ayo Isaiah

Ayo Isaiah is a freelance writer from Lagos who loves everything technology with a particular interest in open-source software. Follow him on Twitter.


  1. Yummy is free but it wants to know to much about you before it will let you use the app. I wanted to use the app via my Google account but it wanted access to all the people in ‘my circles’. I don’t think so. Uninstalled without ever being allowed to try out the app. Disappointed that this restriction on using the app wasn’t explained in the article.

    1. No one said you have to give any app valid, accurate information. I learned that the hard way.

      You can also edit the circles that apps can access on your Google profile to reduce or eliminate their intrusion on your contact list. For instance, I have a circle dedicated to Games that only games get access to. ;)

      I hope this helps.

    2. Unfortunately most android developers don’t care to set the correct access needed. I don’t see why this kind of apps need access to google circles.

      @Aden: It is a strange thing that I have to adjust an account that has nothing to do with this app just make things work. Those developers should take more care on what the try to build

  2. I wonder if one of these apps has the ability to calculate the needed ingredients to other weights.
    If these are UK or US apps they will show the volumes in ounces and pounds where I want to see grams and kilograms
    I always need a conversion app :(

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