Do you happen to be one of the one billion plus smart phone users with an addiction to your oh-so-convenient device? You are? Great! You’ve come to the right place. Feed your addiction with The Vegan Woman’s guide to the hottest and most exciting vegan smartphone apps out there.
Follow this guide and your addiction might just wind up feeding you!
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Vegan apps for eating out
These apps will give you the flexibility and choice for dining out vegan wherever you are:
1. Happy Cow
A great vegan and vegan friendly restaurant guide, developed by happycow.net. The app version allows you to search for vegan noms while on the go. It features an interactive map that uses your location (or a location of your selection) to show you where to find local vegan friendly places. It also includes reviews, and contact information for each of the restaurants. It’s an excellent app if you are travelling or moving to a new city, as its scope is worldwide.
2. Vegan Xpress
Well worth the $1.99, especially if you are living in North America and enjoy dining out with your omnivore friends. Vegan Xpress has done all the work for you by creating a comprehensive list of vegan options available at a wide variety of mainstream restaurants. They’ve also got you covered in the alcohol, candy and snacks department, as well as food you find the supermarket that is questionably vegan… not sure if that Sara Lee Cherry Pie is vegan? Vegan Xpress will tell you that indeed, it is.
Similar to Happy Cow but free, Vegman is another global restaurant guide app that caters to veg*ns. Its list of restaurants is not quite as extensive as Happy Cow’s but it’s still a great way to scope out some of the vegan friendly places in your area or for your next travel destination.
Vegan apps for eating in
If you feel like getting creative in the kitchen or are looking for inspiration in the grocery store then these apps are for you:
Adapted from the award winning blog, this free app contains an array of recipes that you can view and organize on your smartphone. Great for picking up ingredients for your favorite yum yum recipe while on the go.
If you’ve ever been stumped on what to do with your block of tofu, Nasoya has your answer. This app will show you how to ace any tofu dish. You can peruse their list of tofu recipes or search for your own for free. It also has some sweet videos all about…..you guessed it, tofu!
6. Do Eat Raw
Sundry delectable raw recipes can be found on this app. From dressings to salads, appetizers to main courses, and smoothies to desserts, Do Eat Raw is a great go-to for raw recipes whether you follow a raw diet or just want to incorporate more raw food into your vegan diet.
7. Go Vegan!
Sarah Kramer has been dubbed “the world’s coolest vegan” by Herbivore magazine and her app is definitely a reflection of that. The $4.99 price tag will give you access to recipes from her best-selling cookbook in addition to some new ones. The app also includes videos and audios from Sarah plus an emailable shopping list.
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- The Vegan Woman’s 2013 Vegan Food Blog Guide
Apps for the vegan newbie
New to veganism and looking for some guidance? Look no further:
New to veganism? Looking to drop meat from your diet? They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, and this app is the perfect way to kick your ‘meat habit’ to the curb. With recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire three weeks, transitioning to a vegan diet suddenly becomes less daunting. This free app is created by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is worth a download, if only for the yummy healthful recipes.
This app is a great resource for vegany things such as blogs and recipe sites, quotes by famous vegans, vegan books, and cooking and nutrition education programs. Useful whether you’re a vegan newbie or a seasoned vegan.
Vegan shopping apps
For your cosmetic and beauty needs:
This free iPhone or iPad app provides a list of all the U.S. and Canadian companies that do not test their ingredients, formulations or finished products on animals. Published by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, it’s a convenient way to look up cosmetic, personal care and household companies while you’re out shopping.
Know any other hot vegan apps that we didn’t mention? Share them with us and others in the comments section below!