When you first sign into Yummly, it asks about your age, how many people you cook for, what cuisines you like (from barbeque to Cuban to Japanese), what foods you dislike, and what your cooking skills are (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). Then, Yummly displays a personalized sets of recipes based on your answers. The app includes beautiful pictures of meals that will make your mouth water. You can view recipes that are popular in the area or explore recipes that are trending.


There are several categories, from quick n’ easy to diets, such as paleo, vegan, and pescetarian. Users can search for certain recipes and apply filters like prep time, nutrition, tastes (spicy, salty, sweet), and techniques. The app is basically like Pinterest, but solely dedicated to food. Users can save a recipe by tapping “yum.” Your “yums” are then stored under your account and separated into categories such as drinks, sides, breakfasts, dinners, and desserts.

Each recipe displays how many ingredients are needed, how much time it takes to make, and how many calories are in each serving. Users can add ingredients to their shopping list by tapping “add to list.” The recipe also says what nutrients are included, along with similar recipes. You can also easily text recipes, add to Pinterest, or share on Facebook.

“I’ve been using this app for a few months and it’s my go-to for all things paleo, gluten, and sugar free,” said user Glutensugarfree on Yummly’s review page. “I’ve found so many great recipes that I either leave as is or make a few changes to, depending on what I have on hand.”

Whether you’re looking to make some balsamic-glazed salmon or just watch videos of people preparing chocolate-chip peanut butter cookies, these apps will inspire your inner college-student chef.