Going vegan doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be effortless with the right tools. This blog post covers the best vegan apps to make life easy for you.
We’ve included restaurant finders, recipe apps, nutrition trackers, fitness programs and barcode scanners. So whether you’re transitioning to veganism or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone here.
Under each description, you’ll see if the app is available on Android, iOS and web-based, the average Apple rating and the price (USD) — some of which are free.
Let’s start with recipes.
The Food Monster app is the ultimate destination for plant-based and vegan recipes.
Whether you’re a full-time vegan or just trying to incorporate more healthy and delicious meals into your diet, this app has everything you need to satisfy your cravings and keep your taste buds happy.
With its extensive search capabilities, you can easily find 8,000+ recipes based on calorie content, cooking time, ingredients, and nutrition. And with 10 new recipes added every day, you’ll always have plenty of inspiration for fresh meals.
Additionally, the app provides a meal plan feature that allows you to create customisable plans based on the types of foods you enjoy eating.
Platforms: Android & iOSPrice: Free (with limited access). Premium is $1.99 per month or $19.99 per yearAverage rating: 4.4
Founded in 1999 by Eric Brent, HappyCow has amassed a community of 860,000+ reviewers who have posted 1,000,000+ photos of their dining experiences.
Users can easily search for food options via filters, connect with others in the community, and get inspiration for their next meal.
HappyCow is also a great way to connect with like-minded individuals worldwide, as you can create your profile and participate in the community.
Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant to try or want to explore different cuisine, HappyCow is the perfect app for you.
Platforms: Android, iOS & webPrice: Free on the website or $3.99 for the mobile app.Average rating: 4.9
A fine alternative to HappyCow is abillion. Whether you’re a vegan looking for a local restaurant that serves cruelty-free options, or a sustainability enthusiast searching for an earth-friendly product, this app makes finding what you need convenient and easy.
By simply posting reviews on abillion, you’ll be automatically donating US$1 to help support one of over 60 charities that they partner with.
Whether it’s HappyCow or abillion, you can’t go wrong with either option.
The Feel Better by Deliciously Ella app is an excellent resource for vegans looking to get fit and stay healthy.
Based on the principles outlined in Ella Mills’ best-selling cookbooks, this app provides users with information and tools to support their plant-based lifestyle.
With over 700 plant-based recipes and 250 different fitness classes, there’s something for everyone, from yoga and pilates to barre, stretch, and cardio workouts.
The app also offers self-care content for mindfulness practices and tips for getting a good night’s sleep. Overall, those who prioritise a healthy diet and a holistic approach to health will enjoy this app.
Platforms: Android, iOSPrice: $5.50 monthly, $10.99 quarterly, $38.99 annually.Average rating: 4.9
If you’re looking for a comprehensive vegan app that makes grocery shopping easy and convenient, look no further than Fussy Vegan.
This top-rated app is the #1 choice for vegans in Australia and New Zealand, providing you with an extensive database of over 100,000 different products.
All you need to do is scan the barcode on any product, and Fussy Vegan will instantly tell you whether it’s vegan-friendly or not. There’s no need to painstakingly read through ingredient lists or make guesses about what might be animal-derived.
To our friends outside of AUS/NZ, we couldn’t find a highly reviewed vegan barcode scanning app. If you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments.
Platforms: Android, iOSPrice: 7.99Average rating: 4.8
Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen app is a simple and efficient way to keep track of the foods recommended by Dr. Michael Greger in his bestselling book, How Not to Die.
The app displays a comprehensive list of the healthiest foods and how many servings of each food are recommended per day. The app also features a 21 Tweaks feature, based on Dr. Greger’s newer book, How Not to Diet, which provides users with simple tips to help them lose weight and improve their overall health.
Additionally, the app includes a weight tracker that can be used with HealthKit-enabled scales to track weight data automatically.
It’s worth noting that all proceeds from Dr. Gregor’s books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are donated to charity.
Platforms: Android, iOSPrice: FreeAverage rating: 4.9
If you’re searching for the best vegan alcohol app, look no further than Barnivore. Brewmasters, winemakers, distillers, and other alcohol producers may use various animal-based ingredients in the production process.
These ingredients can come from animals directly or be used as processing and filtration aids and often do not appear on the product label. To find out about these hidden animal-derived ingredients, you’ll need to contact the producer directly.
Fortunately, with Barnivore’s comprehensive database of over 55,000 entries worldwide, you can quickly identify which alcoholic beverages are vegan-friendly and which ones to avoid.
Barnivore doesn’t have a mobile app; however, you can simply enter the site into your web browser to get started.
Platforms: WebPrice: FreeAverage rating: NA
Whether you’re a longtime vegan or just starting your plant-based journey, the Facebook Groups app is the best choice for finding communities of like-minded individuals.
With easy access to a wide range of vegan groups, this app makes it fun and straightforward to connect with others who share your passion for living healthfully and ethically.
Plus, you can browse posts, questions, and discussions from members of different groups, allowing you to quickly find relevant information on all aspects of a vegan lifestyle.
We want to make an honourable mention of Reddit. It’s an excellent app for finding vegan content and connecting with other vegans from worldwide.
You can browse through the different communities to find one that suits your interests or search for specific topics to get started.
For example, if you’re looking for information on plant-based nutrition, you can search for “vegannutrition” to find the subreddit dedicated to that topic.
If you’re new to Reddit, don’t worry – it’s easy to use and navigate. Just create an account and start browsing.
Best vegan apps: final thoughts
So there you have it – our top picks for the best vegan apps of 2022. We hope you find them helpful and that they make your plant-based journey a little bit easier.
Do you have any other favourite vegan apps that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below.