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Guide to Great iPhone Apps for Recipes, Restaurants and Drinks

written by: •edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 9/7/2011

The iPhone is a powerful device but it can’t cook us up a nice dinner or pour a glass of wine just yet. However, it can help you find a nice bottle or discover a great restaurant. Here are the best food and drink apps on iPhone.

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    Cooking nice food and eating out in great restaurants is a favorite pastime for many of us. Enjoying the odd tipple isn’t unheard of either. Now in the past we may have relied on newspaper critics, word of mouth from friends and family, or recommendations in stores to decide where to eat and what to buy. The iPhone offers us a new avenue of discovery.

    The convenience of food and drink apps on the iPhone can’t be understated. It is often a spontaneous decision to eat out or grab something nice for dinner and since your iPhone is always on you it is a great source of advice when you need it. You can find apps offering detailed recipes, complete with pictures, step-by-step instructions and even shopping lists for the ingredients. You can also find apps offering recommendations on restaurants, again with pictures and reviews from people who have eaten there recently. When it comes to booze you can find apps with top recommendations and for wine there are even apps that help you to pair your bottle with the meal you are planning to have.

    All of this great advice and help is at your fingertips so, sit back, relax, and peruse our offerings of the best apps in food and drink that the iPhone has to offer.

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    Ten Great Recipe Applications on iPhone

    Finding great recipes can be a real challenge and the top chefs charge top dollar for their books. With these recipe apps you can find some fantastic meal ideas at a reasonable price. You can also find instructions and photos to help you prepare them and even save your own recipes.

    Top Ten iPhone Cooking Apps

    Here’s another round-up of recommended recipe and cooking apps that will have you cooking up a storm in the kitchen in no time.

    Healthy Lunches for Your Children Recommended by iPhone

    Any parent will be familiar with worries about whether their child is eating right. Childhood obesity is a growing problem and if you don’t want your children growing too large then you need to think about their diet. These handy apps offer up some great ideas for healthy lunches.

    Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle by Eating 5 a Day

    We all know that we’re supposed to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables every day in order to stay healthy, but how many of us actually do it? This app can help you.

    Go Shopping with an iPhone Grocery App

    Once you have decided on the recipes you want to prepare, you’ll still need to get the ingredients. That’s where these grocery list apps come in. You can create a complete list of the groceries you need and these apps will help you find them cheaply and offer handy information about each item.

    Find Great Restaurants with Foodspotting

    This clever app is like a social network for foodies. You can check out photographs of the dishes at restaurants and read reviews from diners to help you decide where to eat out. The app also allows you to upload your own restaurant reviews, so why not unleash your inner critic?

    Find the Best Dining Deals with BiteHunter

    You might be feeling a little hard up in the current economic climate, but you can still enjoy the odd meal out with BiteHunter. This app is all about finding the best deals locally. You can discover special offers, find happy hour times, and enjoy all the best discounts with this app.

    What is the Best iPhone App for Finding Restaurants?

    Here are five great apps that can help you to find the perfect place to eat out. You can search for whatever type of cuisine you want and get suggestions, along with directions and user reviews to help you decide. Don’t chance it, get one of these apps and pick somewhere that is recommended.

    Make Your Reservations with Open Table

    The frustration of trying to find a table on a busy Saturday night can be extreme. Why not sign up for this app and get a real-time view of where there are available tables near you? Once you see something you like you can make a reservation through the app.

    Stay in the Loop with Localmind

    This app is all about helping you to find great spots for eating and drinking in your area. It even allows you to post questions so that other app users who are there can tell you how busy it is or what the wait time might be for a table.

    iPhone for Wine Lovers

    These apps are dedicated to anyone who enjoys a nice glass of wine at the end of a hard day. Whether you are an occasional wine drinker or a full on connoisseur, you’ll find some useful apps here. There are ratings, recommendations and information on wine lingo and great food and wine combinations.

    Bring Your Own Bottle with Gobyo

    The clever idea behind this app is to provide a listing of the restaurants in your city that allow you to bring your own bottle. You’ll be able to see detailed information for each restaurant, including the corkage fee.

    iPhone for Beer Lovers

    This round-up includes some light-hearted fun for beer drinkers. There are also a couple of really handy apps to help you locate the nearest liquor store or bar.

    Do you have any suggestions you’d like to add to this list? Please post a comment.