This app is invaluable if you’re cooking for someone with a food allergy. Pull up the recipe and watch as all the ingredients with allergens appear in red, with substitutes beside each one. It also keeps a grocery list so you won’t forget to purchase allergen-free goods during your next trip to the store. Available for $4.99 for iPhone.
Dining Deals—Food Coupons
Get food and restaurant coupons and deals delivered to your phone daily to save. Coupons are for use in store or online, and you can browse all available deals by brand. Available free for Android.
The food truck craze has really taken off, and this app will help guide you to the most popular trucks near you. Search vendor listings by proximity, popularity, and cuisine type. You also can view hours of operation, location, menu, and directions. Available free for iPhone.
Kitchen Calculator PRO
Kitchen math is made simple with this converter. Scale up (or down) the number of servings the recipe yields and let this tool do the conversations for you. Available for $3.99 for iPhone.
The renowned Zagat guide books have gone mobile. For less than the price of a single hard copy guide, this app will provide you with one year’s worth of restaurant reviews and ratings for more than 30,000 eateries. Available for $9.99 for iPhone and Android.
Forget about finding your food-splattered cookbook and just tap this app. It comes with more than 30,000 food and drink recipes, shopping lists, and a “Recipe of the Day” feature. Available free for iPhone and Android.
HarvestMark Food Traceability
Ever wondered where the food in the produce aisle came from? Use this app to find out. Type in the HarvestMark Code found on some fresh foods to trace your food to the farm to learn where, when, and how it was grown. Available free for iPhone.
Snap of a photo of your meal, upload your pic, rate your meal, and share your review with the world. Using this visual guide, you can read other reviews and scout meal recommendations from friends, family, and fellow gastronomes alike. Available free for iPhone.
Not sure which wine to pair with your next meal? This app will help you narrow down your selection. You can search for wine based on food, occasion, region, and your personal preferences. Snap a picture of a wine label to receive tasting notes, food pairings, and professional and consumer ratings. Available free for iPhone.
Don’t worry about reaching for your calculator next time you have to split a check. Type in the total cost of the meal, how many people you dined with, the percentage you’d like to tip, and let this app do the math for you. Available free for Android.
Compiled and written by Teresa Tobat.