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.
PERSONALIZED RECIPE RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
ONE-CLICK GROCERY SHOPPING
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.
GREAT FOR BEGINNERS
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.
EASY MEAL PLANNING
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.
AUTOMATED CONTROL OF APPLIANCES
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.
RECIPES FOR EVERYONE
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.
PRAISE FROM MEDIA
“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
SIDECHEF PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & TERMS
SideChef is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to SideChef Premium, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options:
* Monthly SideChef Premium subscription: $4.99 USD. Cancel anytime.
* Annual SideChef Premium subscription: $49.99 USD. Cancel anytime.
These auto-renewing subscription plans renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period.
Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.
-- What’s New
[NEW!] Nutrition Information now available on all recipes
You asked and we delivered! We have now included basic nutrition information on every recipe on SideChef.
[NEW!] Shoppable Meal Plans
We made your weekly grocery shopping EVEN easier! Add ingredients for curated meal plans to your Grocery List in just one click. For those in the US, you can check out with our grocery partners too!
[NEW!] Add to Cart button on recipes on app Home screen
Found a recipe you can’t wait to make while browsing? Easily add ingredients to your Grocery List on recipes you like the look of on the Home screen.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate further?
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 email@example.com!
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- Food & Drink
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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- SideChef Premium - Monthly $4.99
- SideChef Premium - Annual $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.