Best Android Apps to Find Recipes

android apps for recipes

In an effort to save money, more and more people are having fun preparing their meals at home instead of dining out all the time. And as the old saying goes, the more you do it, the better you get.

Cooking at home can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. There may be days where you are short on time and just want to whip up something quick and easy, and there may be days where you have more time to spend in the kitchen.

The one thing that I find about cooking at home more often is that I sometimes I struggle to come up with new ideas and we often have the same dinners over and over again.

But in the last while so many apps have been developed for recipes, and I find that when I take advantage of them, it just makes life in the kitchen so much easier.

When it comes to our tablets and my husband’s cell phone, we are an Android family. Hence why I write about Android apps occasionally, and today’s topic is all about the best Android apps to use when you are searching for recipes.

6 Best Android Apps to Find Recipes

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Allthecooks is my favourite Android app for recipes. I installed it on my tablet last year and love it. It is free to download and it allows anyone to submit their own recipes along with pictures. The recipes are then shared out with everyone. You can comment on the recipes and rate them, as well as save the ones you like under your favorites. has over 150,000 recipes available on their website. One unique feature of the app is access to the site community where people can discuss dietary suggestions, cooking techniques, and even swap recipes with each other.

android apps for recipes

Chef Tap

Why is Chef Tap one of the best Android apps for recipes? Because it allows you to grab your favourite recipes from any site on the Net as long as it is written in English. You can grab recipes from your favourite food bloggers, as well as sites like or Epicurious.

You can even grab the recipes from Pinterest.

Once you have grabbed your favourite recipes you can easily view them even when you do not have a network connection.

chef tap Dinner Spinner

dinner spinner appHave you heard of the Dinner Spinner? had a cool new app built for Android known as the “Dinner Spinner”.

Dinner Spinner has a free version and a Premium version that you can purchase for only $2.99.

In Dinner Spinner, you can select what food you want, what ingredients you want (pork, chicken, etc.), and how long you want to spend on cooking. The app gives you several matches to choose from. The matches are sorted by popularity and rating so you’ll also know what others think of the recipes.

And get this, it also has a very cool Shake to Spin option. Just open the app, shake your Android tablet or phone, and watch random selections of ingredients and recipes fall into place.

Healthy Recipes – Spark Recipes

If you are extremely conscience about cooking healthy meals at home, you should try SparkRecipes for Android.

This free Android app gives you access to dietary recipes with a touch of your fingertips.

If you’re on a special diet and are looking for appropriate recipes for your diet, then this Android app may just be for you.

This app also includes nutritional information about the dish and the ingredients so you’ll know how many calories and carbs you are eating. It also allows the user to download the recipe and view it offline.

spark recipes for android

Campbell’s Kitchen

Campbell’s Kitchen for Android has thousands of easy and delicious recipes to choose from.

It has a very user-friendly interface. You can find recipes by keyword or products you have on hand.

This app is a great tool for amateur chefs as well as experienced cooks who want to speed up and improve their technique. You can download this app for free and use it when you make dinner tonight.

campbells kitchen for android

Jamie’s 20-Minute Meals

Fans of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver can now access his twenty-minute recipes through this paid app. The app gives you access to videos on meal preparation and recorded recipes as well. If you like learning visually and love fast meals, then you might enjoy this app.

Do you enjoy cooking? Where do you find new recipes to try for dinner? 


    • DC @ Young Adult Money

      DC @ Young Adult Money 04/26/2013 7:21 a.m. #

      My wife is the cook in our house, though I feel guilty sometimes at how much time she puts towards it and then I make a frozen pizza when I "cook" :/ I will ahve to check out these apps and maybe I can find an "easier" recipe that I am willing to tackle. I think she'd appreciate it!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 04/26/2013 3:07 p.m. #

        That sounds like a wonderful plan DC! Easy recipes can be just as delicious as extravagant ones.

    • Shannon @ The Heavy Purse

      Shannon @ The Heavy Purse 04/26/2013 11:19 a.m. #

      I enjoy cooking and try to cook most dinners at home, but it can be hard pleasing a number of different palates - of course I'm picky too, so I can't grumble too hard! :) Those look like some great apps and I'll have to check them out.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 04/26/2013 3:10 p.m. #

        Fussy eaters....I can see why you said Tacos are a hit in your house ;-) Another suggestion might be mini-pizzas where everyone puts on their own toppings - if your family likes pizza, of course.

    • Corina Ramos

      Corina Ramos 04/26/2013 7:56 p.m. #

      First, the image you chose for this post looks delish :)

      I love these apps. I'm going to get AllTheCooks and Dinner Spinner for sure :)

      I've been trying to cook more but now that the kids are teens and doing their own thing with work and practice, it's hard to get everyone to the table at once during the week.

      Thanks for sharing these apps!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 04/27/2013 4:45 p.m. #

        Thanks Corina! I love Black Forest Cake too :-)
        I can only imagine how difficult it is to find a time that works well for dinner for your large family when everyone has their own commitments. Good luck trying out the apps.

    • CarolB

      CarolB 04/28/2013 7:33 a.m. #

      Yum! Almost makes me want to cook more! We don't eat out a lot, meaning I do prepare most meals at home - they just happen to be very simple meals.

      I do use the AllRecipes Dinner Spinner app on my iPad. I don't have an Android device of my own but I could "borrow" my son's Kindle Fire to load these onto. Or I can just look for similar ones on the iOS platform.
      Thanks for sharing.

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