Best Food Apps of 2014 | Year in Food 2014 | PBS Food

The Year in Food 2014: Food Apps

Smartphones and tablets have become incredibly useful tools in our modern kitchens. Remember when you had to actually write a recipe? For many, those days are gone. But there are food apps that do way more than just show you recipes. Take a look at our list of favorite apps from 2014. What apps do you use in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments.

NYT Cooking


The New York Times relaunched their cooking section this year to much acclaim. Accompanying it was this wonderful app, which features gorgeous photos, recipes and instuctional videos.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

Foodie TV


Looking for some inspirational food videos? Foodie TV presents five new videos each week that explore the story behind how we get our food.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

Beer Citizen


Attention beer fans! You need this app! Discover new beers, leave reviews and share your beer collection with the world.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Grocery IQ


Grocery shopping just got much simpler with the Grocery IQ app. With the help of barcode scanning, predictive search tools, and category checklists, you can create and organize your shopping list more quickly than ever.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android



The latest trend in larger cities is grocery delivery right to your doorstep in as little as an hour. Pre-select your items online from your participating grocery store of choice and forget the hassle of leaving your home!

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android



Create your own digital recipe book complete with mouthwatering photos with the Basil app.

Price: $2.99

Available on: iPad



Dietary restrictions or allergies holding you back from making that delicious-looking dish? The Substitutions app has you covered with straightforward answers about ingredients of all kinds.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS



This indespensible app helps you do everything from manage recipes to plan meals to create menus to customize shopping lists.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows, Nook, Amazon

Joy of Cooking


The iconic cookbook and kitchen reference guide is now available as an app. Much as any foodie should would have the Joy of Cooking on their shelf, you need this app on your tablet.

Price: $6.99

Available on: iOS

Green Kitchen


The Green Kitchen App contains unique recipes from David and Luise, the bloggers of “Green Kitchen Stories.” Their blog was featured in our 2013 list of favorite blogs.

Price: $4.99

Available on: iOS


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