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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Urbanspoon uses your phone’s GPS to display nearby restaurants via a cleverly designed, easy-to-use spinner. Feeling particular? Spin different parts of the wheel to get recommendations on just the type of restaurant you’re craving. Or, if chance is more your style, just shake your phone to find a random restaurant in your area. While the sheer range of restaurant information accessible through Urbanspoon makes the app a great partner on date night, we love that the app also breaks down search results into kid-friendly restaurants and places that offer takeout. Places are organized by cuisine, geography, and price range, and a user-rating system makes it easy to make snap decisions without digging through tons of details. Foodies will enjoy the ability to share photos of their favorite dishes, and you can even get help ordering once you’ve found your restaurant by browsing Urbanspoon’s selection of popular items on its menu.