SideChef: Recipes & Meal Plans

In-app purchases
4.4
7.36K 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
Feb 17, 2024

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, Photos and videos and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.4
7.14K reviews
Hilary Brown
November 22, 2023
The ingredients listed to add to shopping cart aren't the same as the ones in the recipe. I get that they want to partner with Walmart or whatever, but a pork loin chop isn't the lamb chop in the literal title of the recipe. Just let us make lists of ingredients instead of adding to a cart. I can do that on my own. You're making a convenience inconvenient.
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SideChef
November 23, 2023
Hello Hilary, thanks for the feedback. If you want to turn off the grocery shopping feature please open the app -> tap the cart in the upper right corner -> toggle between Online or In-Store mode in the upper right corner. Please let us know if you have any questions
Elizabeth Sizemore
July 16, 2023
Convenient to pull things together and send your grocery list over. I like that you can create different favorites folders. However, Mealimes ability to suggest plans with consideration to food waste is definitely a step up, but you will find a wider variety of recipes here. The recipe import is extremely annoying b/c I have to manually input instructions or it just links backs to a website that you have to fight blog posts and adds to view. The entire multipage print out ads are absurd.
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SideChef
July 21, 2023
Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your valuable feedback. We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!
A Google user
August 14, 2019
I do like the assessment phase of your app. where you choose a specific diet, and your food prefrences. Develop that further to include other diets. But when entering a recipe of your own creation, it does not allow a range of food choices. such as, "1 cup chopped ham, crumbled bacon or breakfast sausage". it only allows the selection of one ingredient. And there is no place to save the instructions for the recipe, which leaves the recipe incomplete. Only for a very basic list of ingredients.
61 people found this review helpful
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What's new


[UPDATED] Zero Waste Grocer

Plan better and waste less with our Zero Waste recipe inspirations. Discover new recipes based on unused ingredients in your grocery cart and reuse ingredients to maximize your meals and budget!

Happy cooking,
Team SideChef


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