You want to eat vegan, are looking for animal-free restaurants or are in the mood for new recipes without milk and egg? Our 3 best vegan apps for Android and iOS will help you.
Whether you already eat vegan, want to get started in a world without animal products or want to do something good for your health, we have tested the three best vegan apps that support you in your everyday life without animal suffering.
Happy Cow – The Culinary
The vegan app Happy Cow helps you discover restaurants, bars, stores, cafes and other vegan businesses. You can use a filter to set whether you are looking for purely vegan, vegetarian or veggie-friendly places. You can use the Radius function to limit the area in which the store should be located. Each listed location has its own profile, in which user photos, comments and the exact location are stored. In addition, you will find directions that will lead you directly to the restaurant.
What we like most about Happy Cow is the extensive filtering options to find exactly the restaurant or bar we like. In addition to the type of business, for example, bakery or café, you can set exactly which delicacies you would like to eat there. Even non-vegans will discover one or two culinary gems thanks to precise filters. The directions function works flawlessly and helps us to quickly find the previously selected locations. Despite, or perhaps because of, the wide range of options, Happy Cow is a bit confusing in places and requires a bit more time to set up and find everything, especially in the beginning. In addition, some filter options can only be used via the full version, which costs ~$4.
Pros and cons of Happy Cow App
Reviews and photos make the decision easier
Directions via Google Maps
Various filter options
Some options only available in full version
QUIT MEAT – The Motivator
QUIT MEAT is the perfect vegan app for everyone who wants to change their diet bit by bit. It doesn’t matter if you are a passionate meat eater or already a vegetarian. QUIT MEAT offers a suitable coaching plan for every need in order to remove meat and other animal products from the menu in the long term. With colorful graphics and statistics, the vegan app motivates you to live a sustainable and environmentally conscious life. At the same time, the application offers an extensive collection of recipes in which classic meat dishes are also interpreted in an animal-friendly way to make the switch easier.
What we like most about QUIT MEAT are the motivating graphics that remind us daily how much water and CO2 we’ve been able to save by avoiding meat. For even more precise figures, a food diary can be kept, which is an ideal supplement to the coaching plan. The integrated barcode scanner is very helpful for checking products for animal ingredients and finding vegan alternatives. The recipe collection is pleasantly diverse and is supported by additional tips that help replace eggs and milk with plant-based products. It is a pity that the statistics currently do not make a distinction between vegans and vegetarians, thus distorting the figures for the latter.
Pros and cons of QUIT MEAT App
Clear and graphically appealing
Integrated barcode scanner
Extensive recipe collection
Statistics are counted only for vegans, not for vegetarians
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
This simple app provides everything you need to start transitioning to a vegan diet. The app is trustworthy, too, as it’s curated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
In fact, it offers 21 days of full meal plans, a recipe library approved by expert dietitians, grocery lists, nutrition tips, and more. It features tasty recipes from all over the world.
In addition to providing the full nutrition facts for each recipe, it also contains step-by-step instructions and photos. Cooking demonstrations will help you get the details of the recipes right, and daily messages will help keep you on track and feeling motivated.
Features of 21-Day Vegan Kickstart
- Delicious, healthy, all-vegan recipes
- Preparation made simple with high-resolution step-by-step photos
- See the ingredients for each step you need with just a tap
- Ability to mark your favorite recipes to come back each time with ease
- View recipes full-screen, with step-by-step instructions
- Recipes from all over the world
- Daily messages to inspire you and keep you on track for 21 days!
Pros and cons of 21-Day Vegan Kickstart App
This app makes it fun and easy to try out a vegan diet, especially when you haven’t tried eating vegan before.
It offers nutritionally complete meal plans, and tips and tricks from nutrition experts to help you look after your health.
It’s free to download and use.
While this app may be great for people starting to explore a vegan diet, other apps may offer more in-depth recipes for seasoned vegans.