Save time, money and eat healthier with SideChef! Plan your meals for the week in less than 10 minutes with personalized recipes for your diet and tastes. SideChef also provides weekly meal ideas curated by our cooking experts. Don’t forget to add everything to SideChef’s shopping lists to have Amazon Fresh deliver all the ingredients straight to your door!

Personalized recipe recommendations now cater to your dietary preferences (Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Low-carb, Paleo), ingredient allergies and intolerances (Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish).

SideChef’s mission is to help you cook smarter, for you and your loved ones. More than just curating 15,000+ step-by-step guided recipes from top food bloggers, writers, and renowned Chefs - SideChef gives you the simple tools to plan, shop, and cook with confidence:

#### PLAN ####

* Meal Planner: Organize what to eat for the week using SideChef's recipes and weekly meal plans (free!) or adding your own.
* Be Inspired: Discover new recipe collections to impress your family and friends!
* Create Cookbooks: Organize your favorite recipes in one convenient place.

#### SHOP ####

* Order Groceries: Create one shopping list from our meal planner or recipes, and have everything delivered by Amazon Fresh.
* Share: Message or email recipes and shopping lists to your friends and family.

#### COOK ####

* Cook Better: Let step-by-step photos, video and audio instruction, and CookAssist technology guide you to tasty results.
* Search: Find recipes based on ingredients you already have. Or look up delicious, healthy and easy to follow recipes that you and your loved ones will enjoy!
* Filter & Sort: Select recipes for your diet, and sort them by time, dish or cuisine.

#### CONNECT ####

* Now with CookAssist technology! You can remotely control your compatible smart appliances with 2,000+ CookAssist enabled smart recipes. More CookAssist enabled smart recipes are added every day.
* We’ve already built partnerships with LG and GE, you can connect to their WiFi-enabled appliances and cook with SideChef’s step-by-step smart recipes. More appliance partners are coming soon so stay tuned!
* Link your LG SmartThinQ account and let SideChef CookAssist technology remotely control your compatible LG smart ovens and ranges.

#### Features to make cooking and meal planning easy ####

*An Initial 3 step survey to tell us your dietary requirements, cooking goals and favorite ingredients
* Personalized recommendations for recipes and meal plan ideas.
* Search recipes by diets (e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, low-carb), dish (e.g. dinner, lunch, seafood, drinks. soups), cuisine (e.g. American, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, French, Indian), and time
* Meal planner
* Shopping list
* Online grocery delivery
* Create your own cookbooks
* CookAssist to remotely control your compatible smart ovens and ranges

Featured by The New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, Wired, USA Today, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Business Insider.

“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

What’s New

Version 4.1.0

* SideChef's new AI-powered personalization engine will give you the best daily recipe recommendations on your home scroll based on your unique dietary preferences and favorite ingredients
* Add ANY ingredient to your custom recipes so you are no longer limited by the ingredients on SideChef's list

* Crash fixes and performance enhancements

Thanks for cooking with SideChef. Email for any feedback or bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
542 Ratings

542 Ratings

rtb0892 ,

Great for busy lives

I love the shopping list feature, and the step by step cooking instructions. It’s great to have a few recipes to throw into the mix of my normal routine. The search bar for recipes could be better like searching by ingredient- as of now it’s the name of the recipe which can be difficult when looking for ideas.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for providing your valuable feedback! We really appreciate the 5-star review. Please reach out to us at, if you have other suggestions :)

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!


SideChef Group Limited
173.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Colorful Smoothies $0.99
  2. Cookie Roundup $0.99
  3. Desserts Diaries $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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