- 10 of the best vegan apps to download for Apple iPhone and Android-powered smartphones.
- Get the best vegan apps to help you create delicious meals and discover inspirational recipes.
- Connect with others in vegan communities and shop vegan with confidence on the go.
Whether you’re a committed vegan or have just adopted a vegan lifestyle, there are vegan apps that can make life as a vegan more enjoyable.
From navigating shopping aisles and choosing recipes, to finding places to eat out and connecting with others who share your diet, the best vegan apps provide a treasure trove of information. Vegan apps mean that going vegan has never been easier.
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Top 10 vegan apps to download
Apple iOS: £3.99
Happy Cow’s website and vegan app makes finding vegan and vegetarian food easy – wherever you are in the world. The original vegan traveller’s guide offers helpful information on vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, shops and markets and covers over 180 countries. Use the app to search for places to eat either by location, restaurant or food category or browse by popularity. The app includes directions, telephone numbers and websites and user reviews – you create a list of your favourite places.
Forks Over Knives
Apple iOS: £4.99
Looking for inspiration on what to eat? This vegan recipes app makes preparing plant-based meals easy with more than 400 delicious and nutritious recipes. Each recipe has clear photos, step-by-step instructions, a built-in shopping list and the ability to add notes. With recipes covering everything from hearty main courses to decadent desserts, this app is a must-have for any whole-food, plant-based eater.
Veggie Alternatives – Vegetarian & Vegan Foods
Trying to create a vegan version of your favourite meal or recipe? Need to know the best alternatives to animal products such as cream, milk, eggs and bacon? The Veggie Alternatives app suggest more than 300 animal-friendly substitutes for over 40 meat, dairy or other products. Not only does it list top vegan brand alternatives, but it also provides recipes for some dairy products alternatives you can create from scratch. It’s also packed with useful information on the benefits of a vegan diet.
Vegan Amino for: Veganism
Apple iOS: Free
If you’ve just adopted a vegan lifestyle, there’s no need to feel like you’re going it alone. The Vegan Amino app connects you to a friendly community of fellow vegans and offers tons of useful advice, tips and inspiration to help keep you on track. You can chat with other vegans, keep up with the latest vegan news and even share your content, recipes and tips for others to enjoy.
Apple iOS: £0.99
Sticking to your vegan diet and lifestyle can be a challenge when it comes to having a drink. Few people are aware that most wines, beer and spirits are produced using animal products. Wine is often clarified using egg white or milk protein while beers can be filtered with fish bladders. Powered by the Barnivore database, the Vegaholic app makes it easy to check if your favourite tipple is vegan-friendly, so your next hangover is guaranteed cruelty-free.
Is It Vegan?
Apple iOS: Free
The Is It Vegan? app is a significant timesaver when shopping for a meat-free diet. Trying to find out what’s vegan and what’s not can be tricky when it comes to packaged food and drink. This is especially true if you haven’t time to read through long ingredient lists or you’re unsure about the origin of ingredients such as casein, xylitol, and carminic acid. Use your phone’s camera to scan the barcode of any packaged food or drink to see if a product is vegan, vegetarian, or neither. You can then scroll to see a detailed analysis of the ingredients.
Vegan Additives is another super handy shopping app, especially for vegans who have food sensitivities. It allows you to check whether food and drink additives, including E numbers, flavourings and colourings, are vegan or not. The app also gives the chemical breakdown as well as what foods these additives are commonly found in.
Apple iOS: free trial plus in-app subscription plans.
Android: free trial plus in-app subscription plans.
One Green Planet’s Food Monster app claims to be the biggest vegan recipe app. It provides free access to hundreds of vegan, meatless and dairy-free recipes. You can also choose to pay for a monthly or yearly subscription plan, giving access to more than 8,000 recipes at your fingertips.
Finding recipes is simple with Food Monster’s advanced search options. You can look for recipes by diet, cuisine, meal type, occasion, ingredient, season, and cooking method or browse specially curated collections such as Decadent Desserts or American Fusion. Favourite recipes can be saved to your profile and shared with others via email and social media.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Apple iOS: Free
Those in search of a healthy vegan diet plan should check out the Physicians Committee’s free 21-Day Vegan Kickstart app. It provides three weeks of plant-based meal plans, recipes and advice from chefs and experts in nutrition. Recipes come with step-by-step instructions and list of ingredients that can be ticked off as you shop. The app claims you’ll see the positive results of a healthy vegan diet in just 21 days.
Apple iOS: Free
This free vegan app from the Vegan Society is designed to encourage healthy vegan habits. Essential a food diary app that allows you to record your daily diet; it provides insightful analysis to ensure a balanced, healthy diet.
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