The 8 Best Food & Cooking Apps

For many students, after leaving the dining halls college is their first experience cooking for themselves. And oftentimes being a rookie in the kitchen combined with having a tight budget can lead to some pretty interesting meals. Scrambled eggs and Spaghettios anyone? But don’t let yourself get stuck in a cooking rut just because of a few dinners gone wrong. Her Campus is here to show you which great cooking apps you need to download before attempting your next meal!

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

Perfect for: Beginners

Price: Free

A straightforward design with more than 30,000 recipes to choose from, the Epicurious app is perfect for collegiettes just beginning their cooking careers. You can save all your recipes in your recipe box, and even share your favorites with friends through email, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Whole Foods Market Recipes

Perfect for: Vegetarians, vegans

Price: Free

If you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or on a special diet, Whole Foods is perfect for you. Along with plenty of healthy recipes to choose from, the app also provides nutritional information, and has an “On Hand” feature, which chooses a recipe based on ingredients you already have in your kitchen.


Perfect for: Takeout lovers

Price: Free

For those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking, download Grubhub to help you find the takeout you’re craving. Enter in your location and it’ll pull up all the delivery places nearby, plus it lets you order online through your app. They also offer occasional discounts and coupons for those looking to save a couple bucks. 

Meal Planning by Food on the Table

Perfect for: Multitaskers

Price: Free

If you’re looking to do a lot of things with one app, Meal Planning by Food on the Table has you covered. It has searchable recipes along with a weekly meal planner, and helps you budget your grocery list. The coolest feature is that it shows you what discounts and sales the grocery stores in your area are offering. So not only does it help you plan your meals, it helps you budget too!