T3’s Top Cooking Apps for iOS and Android

July 11, 2016

Be a master chef with these apps.

I have to be honest; my idea of cooking usually means something fried or something I can heat in the microwave. But my idea of cooking somehow changed when I tried installing a cooking app that gave me ideas on what to have every night after I arrive from work.

Since most of us already are on our mobile device most of the time, an app should let us appreciate cooking more. Gone are the usual books and recipes that take up space – in fact, a simple app can list you all the ingredients you need for cooking and even show you a video on how to do it.

So if you’re a seasoned cook or someone who’s starting to learn, read this list of top cooking apps for iOS and Android:

BigOven – This app’s aim is to make cooking simple. It offers more than 350,000 recipes and even includes a grocery list along with a planner. It’s the most complete tool for you to start cooking your favorite dishes.

Download Links:

iOS (Free)

Android (Free)

Allrecipes Video Cookbook – This app contains mostly videos on how to make the perfect dish and includes step-by-step instructions. You are free to pause, skip, rewind and forward any video as much as you want to get the perfect recipe.

Download Links:

iOS (Free)

Android (Free)


Yummly – This app’s awesomeness relies on search. It scours the interwebs for the best recipes available whether it is on a cooking site or food blog. You can then save, collect and organize these recipes to your heart’s delight. It even includes support for the Health app so that you can monitor what you are eating.

Download Links:

iOS (Free)

Android (Free)

Epicurious – Featuring more than 35,000 recipes, Epicurious lets you search and store your favorite recipes along with up to date information on which vegetables are in season. There is even voice control in the app’s Cook Mode so you can speak to it while you’re cooking – genius!

Download Links:

iOS (Free)

Android (Free)

SideChef – This app is the top choice of you are a beginner cook. If offers step-by-step photo instructions plus voice commands so you know what you are doing. It has more than 2500+ curated recipes with detailed instructions, perfect for the novice cook.

Download Links:

iOS (Free)

Android (Free)

Do you have any other cooking apps that we missed? Give it a shoutout in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.