In these days of technology overload, there seem to be Smartphone apps for just about everything and it seems that veganism is no exception. Here are some handy vegan focused apps which are actually pretty cool and really useful.
Happy Cow ($4.99)
This is essentially a vegan friendly worldwide restaurant guide. The app enables you to search for vegan friendly spots whilst out and about and features an interactive map that zones in where you are, or a location of your choice, and then directs you from there. Contact information for each restaurant is included together with reviews.
This app is designed along similar lines to Happy Cow in that it’s a worldwide restaurant guide catering for vegans. Its scope is not quite as comprehensive as Happy Cow’s but it’s useful nonetheless – and it’s free!
Vegan Xpress ($1.99)
This app provides a comprehensive list of vegan foods which you’ll find at a good selection of mainstream restaurants. They also provide guidance on alcohol, snacks and sweets that you can pick up at any store. Simply enter what you’re wondering about and the app will tell you if it’s vegan or not.
This app is dedicated to that good old staple; tofu. It’s packed with tofu recipes for you to try or you can search for your own. There are also some videos; about tofu, naturally!
Vegan Yum Yum (free)
This app is based on the award winning blog of the same name. It offers loads of recipes with lists of ingredients to make shopping a breeze.
As you might have guessed from the name this app offers a really great selection of raw recipes right through from starters to snacks and deserts.
Go Vegan! ($4.99)
This app features recipes from Sarah Kramer’s best-selling cookery book together with videos and audios and an e-mailable shopping list.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart (free)
This is a brilliant app for those looking to convert to veganism. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner which are designed to see beginners through the whole three weeks. It’s actually created by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine so the recipes must be healthy too!
This is a great source of information whether you’re a newbie or already vegan. It features not just recipe sites, cookery and education stuff, but there are also blogs and even quotes by well-known vegans.
This is a brilliant app which lists all US and Canadian companies that don’t use animals for testing their products. It’s extremely useful for checking out cosmetics, household products and personal care items to make sure they’re okay to use whilst you’re out and about shopping.