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 3.7.4


* Fixed: white screen when saving a shopping list from meal plan
* Fixed: recipe added to meal plan saves default serving size, not selected serving size
* Fixed: recipe not saved immediately to a cookbook

Thanks for supporting our small team! Love it, hate it? Email for any feedback on this patch.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
517 Ratings

517 Ratings

lmackert ,

Beginner or Experienced Download!!!

This app is AMAZING!! It’s easy to use, beautifully designed and super convenient. The timer, voice instructions and ability to email the shopping list to yourself is super helpful. Download it. You won’t be disappointed!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for the 5-star review, our small team appreciates it :) We're glad you find our app easy to use! If you ever want to hear about new features we're adding or want beta access to them, feel free to shoot us an email at

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?

megbrass ,

Love the app!!!

This app is great for recipes, meal planing, and food budgeting. It has changed how I plan for the week and my daughter is getting involved too!

I would love to see a private notes section added to a saved/favorite recipe for any adjustments I have made or will make for next time. It will be nice to have these notes the next time it makes it into the rotation.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review! We want to make the app a better experience for you so we will add your notes idea to our wishlist :)


SideChef Group Limited
142.5 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2019 SideChef Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Ultimate Salads $0.99
  2. Japanese Fusion - Pickled Plum $0.99
  3. Game Night Snacks $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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