The 13 Best Cooking Recipe Apps for iPhone in 2023

Our weekly iPhone apps folder is back on this snowy Sunday. Today is an update of the file dedicated to the delicacies and cooking recipes that we offer you. Because for the kitchen to be successful, it sometimes takes … a little help! And since you’re on, there’s no question here of leafing through old cookbooks… It’s indeed with your most faithful companion that we’re going to cook! Grab pans and utensils, here’s a selection of great cooking recipe apps. Most of these proposals are free to download. We warn you when this is not the case with the mention “paid”.



In Kitchen, there are no less than 45,000 recipes which are included. Classified in 13 categories, it will be easy for you to find the recipe you need. In addition, it is also possible to search for recipes by theme, by difficulty or even according to ingredients already chilled in your refrigerator. Once you have found your happiness, a simple click will allow you to easily find the recipe in the “my notebook” section. Once again, the recipes are easily achievable and as they are proposed by Internet users, a little preparation advice is frequently found there. You can also leave your opinion or advice on the recipe. The little extra: when you open the application, a menu of the day is offered with starter, main course and dessert, nice for finding inspiration. The application is free, in return a banner ad is placed at the bottom of the screen, suddenly it is not really annoying.


The essential cooking recipe site also has its iPhone application. In this application, these are more than 68,000 recipes that are offered. Of course, to find your way around a little, a search function is offered, by title or by ingredient, depending on the cost or the difficulty, it’s up to you to make your choice. Some functions like the favorites and the shopping list require the creation of an account… Too bad. The recipes are correctly explained and commented on by Internet users. You can often find good advice there. On the other hand, what is sometimes embarrassing is that some recipes do not offer a photo. I don’t know about you, but I like to see what I’m about to cook will look like.

Kitchen Stories

Here is another highly rated app on App Store (4.5 out of 5 stars). It is true that it is rather well done, with detailed recipes in photos and videos, arranged by theme (pasta, 20 minutes, vegan, etc.). Kitchen Stories even offers tutorials to learn some tips and tricks from the professional kitchen world. A function allows you to save your favorite recipes, while the app also includes a measurement converter. Practical and well made!


Youmiam has become a benchmark in the field, in short, it’s recipes for everyone, beginners, vegetarians, connoisseurs, etc., a search function to find recipes according to what’s left in the fridge, an app on the ‘Apple Watch, new recipes added every day by the large active community, personalized recommendations according to tastes and thematic selections of recipes to find good ideas when inspiration is lacking. Youmiam, a must have of its kind.


Another site well known to cooks on the web, 750g is obviously present on iPhone. On the app and design side, it’s minimum service. Tabs offer you to carry out a search, consult your bookmarks or find a recipe at random. On the recipe side, there, everything is there. Many choices and detailed recipes punctuated with tips and photos will help you find what you are going to cook. Reviews and user ratings can also help you make your choice. In conclusion, an app without frills, but which fulfills its objective well: to offer cooking recipes and there are still more 80,000 !

But also

There are many recipe apps on iPhone. Of course, it is impossible to test them all. On the other hand, I offer you my selection, the ones I use most regularly, because, yes, I am a geek who cooks…

The specials

Green Kitchen

Green Kitchen is a wonderful app that offers a series of recipes based on vegetables and starches, very numerous, illustrated, with detailed steps. The images are simply superb and the many recipes should delight vegetarians and those who like to feast on seeds, vegetables and other berries of all kinds.


Here is an application described here in detail, which gives food photography aficionados access to handy tools to quickly and easily improve their prints. To make the photos of food even more beautiful than in real life, the app offers several filters designed to highlight the dishes. These filters are categorized by family, for example some are best with fruit and others suitable for red meat etc.

An essential for any paparazzi on the plate.


OrganizEat is free and offers to enter its recipes by taking pictures of them. Thus, like a virtual notebook, the app allows you to find all the good ideas and good cooking recipes found here and there, in particular in grandmother’s cookbook, in one place.


The latest app of the day is not a cookbook as such. The aptly named Paprika is kind of the cookbook you’ve been looking for for years. Available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, Paprika is as useful for searching for a recipe on the web as it is for organizing your shopping list. Practical, easy to use with it, organizing your recipes becomes a real pleasure!

It only remains for me to wish you a good appetite!!! And finally, remember that this type of file cannot be exhaustive. You will inevitably have other applications to recommend because you appreciate them and use them on a daily basis. Do not hesitate to do so via the comments by indicating their strengths and your preferences!

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The 13 Best Cooking Recipe Apps for iPhone in 2023

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