Don’t you love apps for your smartphone? Especially those designed to make our lives easier. There are many apps that make your life easier related to groceries, grocery shopping, mixing drinks and recipes.

Checkout51

Like saving money? This app provides coupons for those who enjoy coupon-clipping or have always wanted to give it a whirl.

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Pinterest

This popular social media site is FILLED with fantastic recipes. Trying to cut down on carbs? Search low-carb dinners on Pinterest. Want to find something very specific that you thought was delicious at a past event? Look it up on Pinterest.

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Fooducate

Trying to eat healthier? Trying to see if a certain food is good for you? It gives you grades for each thing you enter in the app and it explains why it has a certain grade.  It has a barcode scanning feature, so you can scan the barcode on your food products and it’ll tell you just how good or bad it is for you. Fooducate will suggest healthier alternatives to whatever you’re scanning on there, too.

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TrueFood

This app informs you what exactly is in your food. Trying to avoid Genetically Modified Ingredients? No problem.

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GroceryIQ

This app organizes your grocery list for you. It also has a feature that suggests food items as you type, which is good for those forgetful people who always forget that one item every time they go shopping. It will automatically use coupons for specific products you add to the list, which saves you money.

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How to Cook Everything

I’ve mastered the art of cooking for most meals, but I have friends who have cooking skills that will make you cringe and want to run away every time they start cooking a meal. For people who wish they knew how to cook something better, this is the app for you.

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Grocery Pal

This app searches local supermarkets and stores for the weekly specials and lets you compare prices between competitors. Great resource if you’re looking to save money. It also lets you make grocery list and ORGANIZE your shopping trip by aisle, so you aren’t walking back and forth because you forgot to get something from the first aisle you walked through.

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FarmStand

Locates nearby farmers’ markets, which you can save to a list. Who doesn’t love fresh fruits and vegetables?

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Substitutions

Need to replace an ingredient with something else? This app comes up with other suggestions to use if you’re missing an ingredient or can’t use one due to dietary reasons.

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Yummly

Need recipes? Yummly has plenty of them. You can also scan a product and the app will come up with recommendations of how to cook that certain product.

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Pizza Compass

Where are the local pizza places near you? Pizza Compass will locate them for you.

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Craft Beer New York

Who doesn’t love craft beer? This app tells you where the best breweries, bars, and shops are in New York City.

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Mixologist Drink Recipes

Trying to decide what to drink tonight? This app will tell you what you need to make each drink. Trying to remember a specific name for a drink? This app will help you out.

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Paprika

This app is really cool- it clips recipes you’ve posted online, like those recipes on Pinterest and it’ll even create shopping lists based on those recipes.

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myfitnesspal

Myfitnesspal lets you track calories that you’ve consumed throughout the day.

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Fast Paleo

I have friends whose families follow the Paleo diet, so this is a great recipe app for people who follow the Paleo lifestyle.

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Postmates

This app will find places that will deliver ANYTHING to you, not just food. (This app is widely used in NYC). Of course, you have to pay fees for delivery, but convenience > price, right?  Fascinating concept- I’ve never personally tried this app, but some of my friends have told me about this.

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