Best Android apps for foodies and food lovers

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Do you love food? We do. But there’s a thin line between people who love to eat and those who love to prepare them. If you’re on the latter side, then you are a foodie. Foodie is an informal term specifically intended for aficionados of food and drinks. Foodies are always on the lookout for new recipes, restaurants, ingredients, nutritional values and just about anything related to food.

But, did you know that you can use your Android device to help you become the certified foodie that you want to be? There are lots of apps on Google Play that you can use to keep you well grounded in your passion for food. Hence, we present to you the best Android apps for foodies like me and you. Enjoy!

Recipe Search

Recipe Search is one of the most popular food apps on the Google Play Store. It is brought to you by AllTheCooks.com, one of the Internet’s leading food websites. The app brings almost every conceivable recipe in the world at your fingertips.

Just to illustrate, there are over 70 thousand recipes in the database. The recipes are text-based, video-based, and are conveniently categorized so you can jump right into your favorite category without wasting any time searching. Just about every kind of dish, like main courses, appetizers, drinks, side dishes, desserts, exotic recipes, soups, stews, and diet recipes are covered, and no category is left unexplored. That means that wherever you are in the world, the app will always have something for you with its near inexhaustible collection of recipes.

You can also browse for recipes by ingredients and food titles. Bookmark your favorite recipes, share them with friends, create your own recipes and share them, create savable shopping lists, and a lot more. This app will keep your appetite ever increasing, so be sure to get it.

Food Planner

Food Planner is probably the best way to plan your meals, shopping frenzies, and cooking sessions on your Android device. But, the best thing about Food Planner is that you can sync all your collections between multiple devices, so you don’t have to start all over again.

The app allows you to schedule meals for the whole day and even for the week, so you know just what you intended to cook at a particular time. You can put in your own recipes or choose from the provided ones on the app.

The recipes are sourced from multiple websites, so you already have all the choices you need. You can also create shopping lists. This leaves you well-prepared for what you want to buy the next time you go to the supermarket. You can even plan on what days you want to go shopping. Food Planner is a must-have app on your Android buddy.

Meal Plans – Food on the Table

A top rated app on the Google Play Store, Meal Plans – Food on the Table app does two things. First, it lets you plan your meals. And second, it helps you save your money. Okay, so how?

It collects sales information from your local supermarket and brings the info straight into your Android device. Then, it searches for recipes that include the items on sale, so that you don’t have to buy the other expensive stuff. Plus, you can also create, organize and save grocery lists, thus saving you more time, energy, and money. Get the Meal Plan app right now and start saving and planning.

Fast Food Calorie Lookup

The Fast Food Calorie Lookup app lets you count the exact amount of calories found on the food that you are about to eat. We really think that it’s a very useful app, as people don’t really like being told how many calories they are getting from their food.

This app has a database of over 150 restaurants across the U.S. and the list is growing every day. So, each time you go to the restaurant and look at the menu, you can consult this app to check how much your favorite food is going to cost you in terms of calories. How cool is that? But, the best part is that the database is offline, so it does not require any Internet connection. Plus, you get to share the information with your friends as well, so they know how much they are going to consume, too.

The Fast Food Calorie Lookup app has a great and simple interface, and it has over 16,000 food items listed for your pleasure.

Food Trivia

Another wonderful app that lets you learn more about food is Food Trivia. Food Trivia is a definite must-have for all food buffs out there. The trivia is not just about American cuisine. It includes international cuisines as well.

This app is a prime example of a learn-as-you-go app. Even your aspiring Iron Chef kids will love it. Various topics covered are food flavors, cuisines, delicacies, food history, naming conventions, and delicious recipes. Also, the app includes food from countries that have the best taste including Italy, France, Mexico, Japan, USA, China, India, England, Scotland, Sweden, Spain and many more. In addition, you get to save your profile, as well.

Yahoo!7 Food

The Yahoo!7 Food app is brought to you by Yahoo! in coordination with many of Australia’s leading chefs. Essentially, this fascinating app will allow you to browse recipes from loads of categories and you can filter your searches by cuisine, meals, ingredients, occasions and more.

This can be the perfect app when you have unannounced guests for dinner and have no idea what to cook. Just open up the app and find a suitable recipe depending on the ingredients that you have at home. It’s that easy and the recipes are really comprehensive.

Additional features include making shopping lists, sharing your favorite recipes, video recipes, and measurement unit conversions.

Wine and Food Pairing

The Wine and Food Pairing app for Android is a one-of-a-kind app for foodies. The Wine and Food Pairing app will suggest the perfect wine for the food that you are serving. This app has been developed by some of the world’s best food experts, which means that you are in good hands.

This app can be especially useful for people who don’t have prior wine knowledge and are clueless about pairing wines with food. The various food categories covered are cheese, nuts, meats, seafood, veggies, fruit, herbs, and seasonings. Miscellaneous foods like pizza and chocolate are covered, as well. Impress your friends with the perfect wine pairings.

Raw Food Secrets

 

Raw Food Secrets is a rare app. That’s because there are not many apps out there that can help you find the best raw food. This app is perfect if you want to learn more about the benefits of a raw food diet and how it helps you in keeping your body healthy. Few benefits of raw foods include improvement in skin tone and a healthy digestive system.

There are lots of simple and easy recipes mentioned in this app. Special mention needs to be given to sprouts and juices, which are the best way to start your day. The app has been prepared by expert nutritionists, so you don’t have to fear about getting the wrong food in your mouth. If you’re aiming for a healthier lifestyle, the Raw Food Secrets app is for you.

Android is replete with apps for almost every type of person–including those who are enamored by food.  If you’re also a kitchen regular, you might also want to check our post on the best Android apps for cooks and kitchen use.

What food is on your mind right now? Do you find your Android device a useful tool for supplementing or complementing your food-eating habits? How does your Android device help you when it comes to food?

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