Useful Mobile Apps for Vegetarians
Need your vegetarian fix on the go? From apps that are 100% vegan to apps that provide detailed insight into those strange ingredients listed on food labels, we are loving the availability of information to help us with our veggie queries. I have found these apps to be immensely helpful in my vegetarian journey, and I hope they are helpful to you too!
1. I’m Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes (Free) Android
It is no wonder as the app is so highly rated as it features intuitive visual interface that encourages users to eat with their eyes first. Recipes are carefully selected and include influences from around the world. Browse through beautiful pictures and tap to link to recipes from carefully selected blogs.
2. HappyCow VeginOut Guide FULL ($2.49) Android
HappyCow calls itself a compassionate eating guide and helps users find nearby vegetarian, vegan, and veggie friendly restaurants, stores, and related businesses. It is an indispensible tool for travelers as it lists businesses in over 100 countries. In addition, real vegetarians and vegans have written over 50,000 reviews to make the choice easier.
3. Animal-Free (Free) Android and iTunes
This app is a pocket reference for common yet sneaky animal derived ingredients. It is immensely helpful as it decodes ingredient labels. This app is helping people learn what they are eating as well as helping budding vegetarians make informed decisions about the food they buy.
4. VeganYumYumMobile (Free) iTunes
This app is immensely popular as it is tied into the popular website. It makes it simple and intuitive to search, view, and organize vegan recipes. Over 3,000 reviews and the 4 star prove this is a must-have for a budding vegetarian.
5. Cruelty-Free (Free) iTunes and Android
This app works by listing companies that are dedicated to cruelty free practices. It helps vegetarians stay true to their principles and choose cosmetics, personal products, and household products that do not test on animals.
6. Whole Foods Market Recipes (Free) iTunes
While this app is not 100% vegetarian, it is an excellent resource for proven vegetarian recipes. Users can also search for recipes by dietary preference, course, and up to three on-hand ingredients. Recipes can be converted to an intuitive shopping list that includes quantities so that there is little waste. Every recipe also includes nutritional breakdown.
7. Epicurious (Free) iTunes and Android
This app is one of the most popular recipe apps on the marketplace. Recipes come from Epicurious’ extensive database of tested and expertly written recipes. Budding vegetarians love this app because it is easy to sort by ingredient, course, cultural influence, and dietary restrictions. Users enrich the app by providing rankings and reviews.
8. Nutritionist ($3.99) iTunes and Android
One of the challenges of a vegetarian or vegan diet is getting enough nutrition. Nutritionist helps herbivores stay healthy by tracking the nitty-gritty details of their diet. The app is also helpful for people who want to manage weight or accomplish other diet-related objectives. Users do not need a data connection to use the app!
9. What Additives (Free) Android
This app decodes those mysterious ingredients. Searches can be performed by name or the numbers preceded by an “E.” Listings include crucial information such as whether it is animal derived, safe for children, and other facts. It is not just for vegetarians, but vegetarians love it!
10. Fooducate (Free) iTunes and Android
Fooducate features an intuitive bar code scan and search function that helps users to find real food. Each listing calls out calories, benefits, and hidden red flags such as tricky trans-fats, additives, and more. Fooducate also suggests alternatives and allows users to rank the food. Includes an option to call out whether an item is truly vegetarian or vegan.
If you are loving an app that is not listed here, please leave a comment and let us know why it is incredible!