11 Best Vegan Apps of 2022

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It goes without saying that a smartphone isn’t complete without an app or ten. This is especially true if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or if you’re thinking about adopting a plant-based lifestyle. After all, from restaurant finders to ingredients databases, there are certain apps that can add major value to your everyday life.

If you’re not sure where to start, check out our list of the best vegan apps of 2022. These apps double as handy tools, whether you’re a veteran vegan or simply like to eat the occasional vegan dish. Each one is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, unless otherwise specified. Happy downloading!

1. ShopWell

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

The ShopWell App displayed on a phone, with the text: Know Your Food.
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If you’re transitioning to a vegan or vegetarian diet, you likely spend a lot of time reading ingredient labels at the grocery store. However, with the ShopWell app, you can easily determine what’s in your food. First, you make a “Food Profile” with your dietary restrictions, allergies, and dislikes — then scan barcodes on products. The app will tell you how well the product suits your needs, along with potential alternatives.

2. Cruelty Cutter

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

Cruelty-free facial tonic by Pixi Beauty.
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Cruelty Cutter is another barcode scanning app that can make vegan shopping a breeze. But instead of reporting on food and drinks, it provides info on the animal testing status of personal care items, along with cosmetics and household products.

3. Oh She Glows

Cost: $1.99+ | iPhone + Android

The Oh She Glows App displaying vegan recipes on a phone.
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Oh She Glows, created by Angela Liddon, is known for its beautiful photos and delicious recipes. So it’s no surprise that Angela’s app, also called Oh She Glows, is just as aesthetically pleasing. The recipe app, which features a library of 160+ vegan recipes, allows you to filter recipes by dietary needs and create a favorites list.

4. Happy Cow

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

A map displaying restaurant locations that sell vegan and vegetarian food.
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There’s nothing worse than trekking to a restaurant, only to find zero vegan or vegetarian dishes. Instead of endlessly scrolling through menus, use the Happy Cow app to find a vegan restaurant near you. With more than 7,300 listings in 180+ countries, this handy tool is especially perfect for road trips and vacations.

5. Vanilla Bean

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

The VegMenu app displayed on a phone.
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Thanks to Vanilla Bean, you can easily find vegan-friendly restaurants when you’re on the go. The app allows you to search for vegan restaurants by location in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. it also provides information on whether a restaurant is gluten-free, organic, and more.

6. BevVeg

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

Vegan and Non-Vegan beers.
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Did you know that alcohol isn’t always vegan- or vegetarian-friendly? Some wines are made with gelatin or animal proteins (like egg), while some beers are filtered with fish bladders. Play it safe and use the BevVeg app to make sure your booze is free of animal products.

7. Veggie Alternatives

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

A vegan Chicktastic Burger on a plate with fries and ketchup.
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With Veggie Alternatives, you can find vegan store-bought alternatives to practically any food. It’s especially useful if you’re new to plant-based eating, as it can help you discover new brands and products. The app also offers recipes for some built-in inspiration and ideas.

8. Food Monster

Cost: Free trial, $1.99/month for a subscription | iPhone

A stack of raw, vegan peppermint oreos dipped in chocolate.
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Food Monster is an app by One Green Planet, one of the top platforms for conscious living. The app features more than 20,000 plant-based, gluten-free, vegan, and meatless recipes. No matter your dietary lifestyle, we think you’ll love this app.

10. 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Cost: Free | iPhone + Android

Graphic with photos of a vegan breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner, with the text: Get healthy with the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.
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Aspiring and new vegans, this one is for you. Created by the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine, 21-Day Vegan Kickstart is an app that guides you through the transition into vegan eating. The tool not only includes an easy-to-follow menu, but tips and recipes from nutrition experts too.

11. Forks Plant-Based Recipes

Cost: $4.99 | iPhone + Android

Vegan macaroni and cheese with fire roasted vegetables in a bowl.
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Forks Plant-Based Recipes is created by Forks Over Knives, a popular plant-based platform. The app is also currently #2 in the “Foods & Drink” category in the Apple store — and for good reason. It offers more than 600 recipes from 50+ top chefs, along with a built-in shopping list feature. New recipes are also added weekly, too.

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