Here Are the 9 Best Phone Apps for Vegans
Here Are the 9 Best Phone Apps for Vegans

Here Are the 9 Best Phone Apps for Vegans

  • Sarah Von Alt
  • Sarah Von Alt

It’s 2018, and our phones have become not only an essential device to connect with friends and family but a resource loaded with useful tools. And for many new vegans, having a simple mobile app that can locate the nearest vegan restaurant is crucial. But finding restaurants is just the beginning. Wondering what to make for dinner? Plant-based recipe apps can help. Want to eat healthier? There’s an app for that too. We’ve compiled a list of the best apps for vegans or people trying to eat more vegan food:

Happy Cow

The original vegan travelers guide, Happy Cow’s website (and corresponding app) has been an invaluable resource for years and remains one of the best ways to find vegan food around the world (covering 183 countries), with helpful info on restaurants, markets, and more.

Forks Over Knives

This must-have recipe app comes from the makers of the critically acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, which details the health benefits of a plant-based diet, including reduced risk and even reversal of many chronic diseases.

Vanilla Bean

This two-year-old mobile app from Germany recently made its way to the U.S. and already lists over 16,000 restaurants and cafes across America with great veg-friendly options. You can even filter for gluten-free or raw!

Food Monster

This recipe app from the folks at One Green Planet is totally free and features over 8,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes, with new recipes added daily!

Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

The companion to Dr. Greger’s groundbreaking book How Not to Die, this app lists the healthiest foods and how many servings we should try to eat each day!


Designed by Lil B for Follow Your Heart, this app features adorable emojis of vegan foods, slogans, and more!

21-Day Vegan Kickstart

This fabulous meal-planning app from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine provides tons of amazing plant-based recipes!


The Yelp app is great about listing the vegan-friendly restaurants in your area. Just specify the location and voilà! Since Yelp is a review site, you can also see recommendations and honest feedback on a restaurant’s menu items.


Meetup is a great way to meet new people, including vegans! Look for a vegan, vegetarian, or animal rights meetup in your town. If you don’t find one, consider starting your own—it’s easy! Get the app here

Want more? Here are some tips for new vegans who don’t know WTF they’re doing.