SideChef: Recipes, Meal Planner, Grocery Shopping

In-app purchases
4.5
6.04K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

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.

INTEGRATED GROCERY SHOPPING
Easily create a grocery list, and shop ingredients directly through Walmart and Amazon Fresh (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
“Favorite cooking app” – New York Times

”Best App of 2017” – Google Play

“It’s not just recipes, it does everything for you” – The Today Show

”SideChef has become a game-changer in the crowded space of cooking apps” – Forbes

”Best Cooking App” – Tom’s Guide

OPTIONAL SIDECHEF PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION
SideChef is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to SideChef Premium, we offer an auto-renewing subscription option at a price of $4.99 USD / month or $49.99 USD / year.

By downloading and using this app or purchasing a SideChef Premium subscription, you are agreeing to the SideChef terms of use and service: https://www.sidechef.com/terms

For more information about how we use your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy: https://www.sidechef.com/privacy-policy. By downloading this app, you acknowledge the terms of our Privacy Policy. App icon
Updated on
Jun 20, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.5
6.04K reviews
A Google user
April 27, 2020
5-star features, like the meal planning calendar and the step-by-step recipes, make this a super helpful & useful cooking app!...but it's slowness is frustrating. It takes longer than it should for each new screen to load and the transitions in general are way too long. In a vacuum it's doable, but when actually using the app it just feels really sluggish. Also, I can't figure out how to remove meals from a plan? It's features keep it at 3*, in hopes that the issues will be ironed out soon.
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SideChef
April 28, 2020
Hi Bryen, thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback! We are always looking to improve the app experience so we will note the app speed. In terms of deleting meals from a plan, simply swipe left on the recipe and the DELETE option will appear. Hope that helps! Please feel free to reach out to us at support@sidechef.com at any time :)
Linda Arredondo
January 28, 2021
Truly one of the best recipe apps I have used and during stay-at-home, I have tried a lot and none come close to sidechef. So many great recipes that can be curated by levels of difficulty, ingredients, cuisine, dish type, diet, etc. I've only used the free version and it's impressive. My only minor suggestion is if you could customize your grocery store. Currently it only offers Walmart, which is not my preferred store. Shout-out to HEB!
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A Google user
February 8, 2019
There are quite a few good recipes on SideChef and the feature set is rich. However, the Android client is so buggy I frequently find myself unable to access my saved recipes and shopping lists. Even when it's working, the shopping list feature is an absolute pain in the neck. It's a shame, but I have no choice but to switch to a more reliable app.
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SideChef
February 26, 2019
Hi, we just updated the app which includes performance improvements. Please update and try it out! More improvements to come for Android 9. Email us at support@sidechef.com to get access to early release features, we'd love to hear from you and find out what you need! Thanks for the support.

What's new

[NEW] My Orders
We’ve added the My Orders feature in your SideChef account. Once logged in you can now see all of your previous purchased recipes making it even easier to shop for your favorites!

Happy cooking,
Team SideChef

Reach us at:
Email: support@sidechef.com
Instagram: @sidechef
Facebook: facebook.com/SideChef