We’ve been chatting to so many amazing foodies in and out of the store – some of you travel around London, trying out lots of new restaurants and dining experiences, some of you have the most amazing Instagram accounts full of colourful, healthy foods! This blog post is for you.
We’re all guilty of spending too much time on our phones, but sometimes it’s just unavoidable; if you’ve got a long commute into work, you’re travelling in the car (not driving, obviously!) or you just find yourself enjoying a bit of downtime, it’s likely you’ll reach for your phone. So, this month, we wanted to give you some alternatives to trawling through Twitter and Facebook – here are our top 5 apps for foodies!
If you tend to just type aimlessly into Google and see what recipes come up, this app is for you. We like to describe it as an extension of your foodie brain – it knows what you’re looking for before you do – and we would expect anything less from Conde Nast. With more than 30,000 recipes for you to enjoy, you won’t be short of inspiration. The key features that helped it to make our top 5 are; it allows you to add ingredients into an in-app shopping list, all recipes that are added to the app and website are tested, the content is great; it’s not just recipes, they post about wine, lifestyle pieces etc.
This is a great app for those of you who are allergic or intolerant to certain foods. At Stolle London, we cater for a wide range of food intolerances, so we know how stressful it can be to find an alternative to what you’re unable to eat or drink. This app helps you to establish the ‘safe’ alternatives whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, allergic to nuts and various other food allergies.
Many say that this app has been taken over by the likes of Instagram, but we disagree. Food gawker has its very own place in the market. It allows foodies to scroll through reams and reams of photographs of food, when they see one they like, they simply click on it and are transported straight to the blog or website it originated on, enabling you to cook it for yourselves. As well as recipes on there, it has a range of great restaurant reviews to keep you updated with the best places to eat in your area.
4. Week Menu
If you’re into your food, and particularly health and fitness, the term ‘food prep’ won’t be anything new to you. This helps you to plan your week ahead and keep yourself prepared; an online (organised) recipe book, if you will. By planning your week in advance, it helps you to alleviate buying for the sake of buying. If you’re looking for a way to save time and money whilst still cooking healthy, wholesome meals each night, this app is for you.
Timing is key, especially in cooking! Whole meals can be ruined if the timing’s off, even by as little as a minute; enter Thyme! The interface of this app is designed to look like a kitchen stove. You can set a range of timers dependant on how long each part of your meal is going to take to cook, then you can sit back and relax – simple!