The App Review: Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List App

January 24, 2013

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Epicurious– find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Get recipes from the award-winning food site at your fingertips on your iPhone and iPad. Search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Self, and renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save your favorite recipes, and sync your Favorites list in the app with your online Recipe Box at You can also create shopping lists and e-mail recipes and lists to yourself and friends. Plus get access to authoritative recipe reviews from Epicurious members.

What it actually does: Epicurious app is like having a virtual cookbook with over 30,000 recipes at your fingertips you can browse, the most popular featured recipe collections, from Weeknight Dinners to Cool Cocktails. You can also search food and/or drink recipes by keyword or swipe through icons on the search screen to filter by what's in your fridge, what's healthy, what's in season, what holidays are coming up, and more. The app even provides an easy-to-use shopping list, allowing users to check items off as they shop. 

How useful is the information for target audience?: The information is very useful for those interested in food and recipes. With so many recipes and recipe themes to choose from users will never get bored. The instructions are easy to follow and ingredients simply spelled out. It’s a great simple app for any type of cook. 

Ease of use: Epicurious is easy to use, well organized and there are plenty of recipes to browse. Most recipes have images which makes picking what’s for dinner or any meal that much more fun. 

Who would best benefit from the app?: Recipe lovers, this is the app for you! Love cooking or just browsing food recipes? This is your app. User reviews make recipes even more user friendly as substitutions and additions are shared. 

Cost: Free

Rating: 4 of 5

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