SideChef’s 18,000 step-by-step recipes help you get from “what’s for dinner?” to cooking your next meal in just minutes. Filter by diet and preferences, search by ingredients, create a grocery list, and instantly shop ingredients on Walmart and Amazon Fresh. Called “best app” by USA Today and the New York Times’s “favorite cooking app,” SideChef empowers you to eat healthier, save money, and live your most delicious life.

Quickly find recipe inspiration tailored to your specific preferences. Filter by dietary requirements, allergies, food preferences, and ingredients you already have at home to find a recipe you like in less than one minute.

Easily create a grocery list, and shop ingredients directly from Walmart and Amazon Fresh (the U.S. only). Ingredients are intelligently matched to in-store products, and updated with real-time prices and availability. Make smarter decisions by seeing the percentage of each ingredient used in a recipe – an easy way to plan for leftovers and minimize food waste, while also saving money.

New to cooking? Our step-by-step recipes include an image or video at every cooking step so you know exactly what to do. Built-in timers ensure you never overcook anything again, while how-to videos teach you valuable culinary skills – from how to properly dice an onion, to how to press tofu. Rate recipes, upload photos, exchange tips, and share cooking fails and successes with the SideChef home cooking community.

Use our meal planning tool to select recipes for the week, or save appealing recipes to your cookbook. Browse thousands of curated recipe collections and meal plans for more inspiration and ideas on what you’ll cook next.

Remotely control your compatible smart appliances with 2,000+ CookAssist-enabled smart recipes. Compatible brands include: LG, GE, and Bosch Home Connect brands including Thermador and Gaggenau. Simply link your devices and start cooking.

Personalized recipe recommendations for these diets and allergens: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Low-Carb, Paleo, Keto, Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish
Recipes cover a variety of cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, French, and more! Browse recipes from your favorite culinary influencers – top food bloggers, writers, and renowned chefs.

“If you’re always scorching the stew and you just can’t seem to achieve perfectly puffed chocolate chip cookies, let this free app serve as your new cooking companion.” — Real Simple

“If you’ve ever ruined an entire meal because of a seemingly tiny mistake in timing or ingredient proportioning, then we have an app for you.” — Business Insider


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What’s New

Version 5.11.0

We’ve been working on some exciting updates to the app!

[New] Reorganized the App
We have made some changes to how we organize the app:
1. The navigation bar now has been updated so it has 4 tabs instead of 5. The 4 tabs are: For You, Search, Saved, and Meal Plan.
2. Grocery Cart and My Profile have been relocated to the header.
3. (US ONLY) Store Selector has been added to the header so you can easily select your nearest grocery store for delivery or pickup.

[New] Updated Recipe Card Design
The design of the recipe cards has been updated so they match the same design update on our website. This new design allows you to easily see total ingredient prices.

Happy cooking,
Team SideChef

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

dadavis12 ,

What’s not to love?

I’ve had the app for a few months now, and I really love it. I’ve found recipes for just about anything, if not everything. Some of the recipes may require a premium subscription, but most of them don’t. But overall, the app is great. The recipes are good. The presentation and the layout of the app is great, especially how simple it is to look at the ingredients.

thebutterymuffin ,

Instructions clear but images repeat

First off lots of great recipes and very clean design on the app. Love it save for the images in the step by step instructions. Most of the time an image from the previous instruction will display for the current one. For example, one step may be to slice some mushrooms and it’ll show an image of slicing mushrooms. The next instructions would say slide an avocado or pull the husk off an ear of corn and it’ll still show that slicing mushroom picture. Must be something wrong with your image cacheing or the table not updating properly.

If it were fixed I’d for sure give this five stars as I’ve found some great recipes on SideChef

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! Do you mind emailing us the name of the recipe to so we can investigate further?

Justinr9999 ,

Doesn’t have much function to limit based on allergy

I set it to no dairy and low carb. First recipe is a cheesy buffalo wings and nearby is a recipe for Coca Cola ribs. On top of not limiting based on my set preferences, it doesn’t have near the limit/filtering function necessary to be useful and differentiate from other apps.

Like ginger - I need to remove that, but I could easily substitute for something else in most recipes. So at the database level, each ingredient almost needs to have a field for “substitutable” so it doesn’t so drastically limit the number of recipes.

While this may be a niche, it would be an excellent functional addition to an app with regular recipe and shopping function.

Developer Response ,

We’re really sorry you had a negative experience, our goal at SideChef is to make cooking easier and it looks like we had the opposite effect. We will add your suggestion to our Wish List. We also really want to build something that you will love, please reach out to!


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App Privacy

The developer, SideChef Group Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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