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These Savvy Smartphone Apps Will Make Every Foodie’s Life Easier

Whether you’re searching for a smart way to grocery shop, the latest cooking tips or some dinner party inspo, you’re going to want to download these apps ASAP.

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Apps are all about making life easier, even when it comes to food! Looking for a recipe idea with the ingredients already in your cabinet? There’s an app for that. Are you in desperate need for a new Starbucks drink to sip on the next time you’re out for a coffee run? There’s an app for that too. 

No matter your interests or goals, from becoming a better cook to planning a dinner party to gaining a new skill, tech has your back. Here are some foodie apps that are worth sacrificing some phone storage for.

For aspiring food influencers: Foodie

If you’re proud of a dish or dessert you whipped up in the kitchen, allow the Foodie app to earn you major bragging rights on social media. This nifty photography app goes one step further than Instagram – it’s made for food photography. As a result, Foodie will guide you to effortlessly shoot, edit and share your food creations on social media. There are over 30 filters to choose from, as well as user-friendly editing tools that will make your dish look like it’s straight from a magazine photoshoot. 

For potluck planning: Potluck Party

Planning a potluck with friends and family? Then you’ll definitely want to download Potluck Party on your mobile device. Hosts can utilize the app according to their party needs, and it can seriously streamline your planning process. 

You can assign items to guests, allow them to choose from a pre-selected menu or give them the freedom to assign themselves any dish of their choice. With Potluck Party, you can have as much (or as little) control over your get-together as you’d like. It’s designed to help you avoid any duplicate food items from those joining the party and have everything you need in one place, whether you choose to create a menu or let guests bring their fave dishes.

For wannabe artists: Food Drawing Tutorials

Take your love of food to the next level by learning how to draw it! The Food Drawing Tutorials app teaches you how to create your own foodie masterpieces with a pen and piece of paper. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie artist or someone with some experience; the app provides tutorials for people of all skill levels. This hobby can become your go-to way of expressing your food obsession outside of the kitchen.

For Starbucks lovers: Secret Menu for Starbucks!

Anyone who’s been to Starbucks knows every single drink on the menu can be customized however you please. That being said, there are endless drink combinations that you probably don’t even know exist! Enter the Secret Menu for Starbucks! app. 

You can get experimental on your next trip to Starbucks since this app has hundreds of new drink recipes for you to try out. From a burnt marshmallow macchiato to a cinnamon toast crunch frappuccino to a gummy bear refresher, the app will tell you how to order unique drinks with ease. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to recreate the trendy “secret” drinks you see popping up on your social media feeds, this app will walk you through exactly what to order so you, too, can get a stunning photo.

For busy parents (and picky kids): My Little Food Critic

Meal time isn’t always the easiest for parents, which is why the My Little Food Critic app could be worth downloading. This handy app shares a ton of kid-approved recipes that parents will also love. You can easily search for foods based on diary and allergy restrictions, plus you’re able to make grocery lists directly in the app.

Another useful feature? The app includes plenty of articles from industry experts that cover common parenting questions like cooking with kids and other lifestyle topics. There’s even a Play & Learn section that shares creative and fun ways to include your kids in the kitchen.

For grocery shopping: Listonic

Have you ever completed a huge grocery shopping haul but still forgot to pick something up? Yeah, same here. Never forget a must-have item ever again by organizing your list with the Listonic app. This nifty tool is perfect for busy families planning their shopping trip or party hosts who need to get organized.

You can collaborate with family members on shopping lists and get notifications when changes or updates are made to the grocery list. Over time, the app gets to know your shopping habits and suggests products relevant to you. You can also use Listonic to stay on budget by calculating the total of your shopping list before heading to the store.

For party planning: BigNight

Allow the BigNight app to be your virtual assistant the next time you’re hosting a dinner party. What’s nice about this smartphone tool is you can compile recipes from your favorite sites, like Pinterest (and Clean Eating, of course!), and store them all in one place. From there, you can curate your menu and write a shopping list to kick off your planning.

Another fun way to engage with your guests is by publishing the menu you design on social media. On the day of the party, take advantage of the reminders function to avoid any forgetfulness on important tasks. 

Bonus party planning tool: Potluck

If you’d prefer to plan a party or foodie themed event on your laptop, then another great option is Potluck. It’s not a smartphone app; instead, you’ll use it on the web. This app works as a step-by-step planning tool that will assist you with tracking guests, assigning party duties and more. There’s even an in-event chat function that conveniently keeps all party planning discussions in one place.

Once your dinner party, potluck or foodie event gets underway, there’s even more functionality available. Guests can upload unlimited photos onto the Potluck Moments Calendar to help you remember all your favorite moments from the party. This keeps all the memories in one place and eliminates the need to chase guests for any photos they captured during the event.

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