Top 50 Food Apps for Moms
Whether you're placating hungry kiddos, planning the week's menu, or getting ready for an all-too-rare date night, you're constantly answering the question: What's for dinner? Luckily, with its ability to keep you organized, map store routes, and gather reviews and recipes in seconds, your smartphone was built to solve this daily dilemma.
For Babble's roundup of the top 50 iPhone, iPad, and Android food apps for moms, we tried to cover the range of food-related thinking: from grocery shopping to meal preparation, all the way to food allergies and other dietary specifics that might be concerns for your family. In the end we were happy to find that many of our picks were available across not just the iPhone and iPad, but also the Android - because, unlike smartphone preferences, the love of a good meal is universal. We've broken down our top 50 food apps by category, price, and platform (iPhone, iPad, Android, or all of the above). We tried to find free versions of the apps wherever possible, but the truth is, many free apps either include ads or limit the number of features you can use. So if the paid version of an app felt stronger, then that's the app we recommended. We hope you have as much fun checking these out as we did testing them.
- Aaron Burgess
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Normally, asking friends for dinner recommendations results in a stream of general recommendations. That’s fine when you have a specific cuisine in mind, but what about for those times when you have a super-specific craving for just one dish? Foodspotting aims to solve that dilemma by letting you search by craving and then directing you to the restaurant that does it best – even if, say, Yelp, rates that place bad in every other category. Anyone using the app can share photos of their latest mouthwatering dish, and reviews use a simple “liked it/didn’t like it” system that makes it easy to scan search results. We like the diplomacy of Foodspotting and the ability to save foods we want to try later – because who knows? That hole in the wall our friends just complained about on Facebook might be the only place in town that serves what we’re jonesing for next weekend.