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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Making dinner reservations before date night usually takes an Internet search, a phone call, and a few disappointing conversations before you eventually find a table. By packing the entire process into the smartphone you already use to stay on task, OpenTable makes it easy to reserve your space and get back to getting ready. The app connects you to more than 20,000 restaurants both in the U.S. and internationally, so even if you’re traveling abroad, you can easily find and reserve a seat without having to make a single phone call. It’s also easy to drill down the app’s choices to the location, price range, and cuisine you want. Because the app and the restaurants share information in real time, you can even get a snapshot of current table availability. Frequent diners can also earn OpenTable Dining Rewards, point-based perks that you cash in toward restaurant purchases simply by making and honoring reservations through the service.