Summer is better with food. And food—glistening fresh produce, ice-cold cocktails and grill-seared meat—is better during the summer.
To maximize your food life this summer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best iPhone food apps. Bon appétit!
Come summertime, it’s time to ditch the produce section at your local big box grocery store. Why? Because it’s farmers market season. Farmstand, a free iOS app, helps you find nearby markets (as well as displaying their hours, and user-submitted photos).
On 90-degree days, there’s nothing quite like nursing a quality cocktail. Mixology is a 99-cent, elegantly designed app that features recipes for drinks suited to all of summer’s special occasions (try the Strawberry Bourbon Fix).
Have an upcoming dinner party? Whip up something especially summery with Epicurious, a free recipe and shopping list app. Though it has a range of meal offerings, its summer desserts, cocktails and dinners special section are particularly tasty (we’d like to try the Abiquiu Smoked Chicken Sausages, for starters).
If nothing else, summer is a loose collection of road trips—to the beach, to the lake, to visit friends in a different city. Along the way, the location-based Urbanspoon app can help you find the best places to eat—local favorites—so you can avoid the humdrum chains. The popular app’s “Discover” feature aggregates user reviews to show you what places are the talk of the town.
If you’re a die-hard foodie, you snap photos of every Instagram-worthy meal you eat. Evernote Food helps you keep track of your favorite finds and meals. The app can also help you store your favorite summer recipes.