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15 Grocery Shopping Apps Food Experts Recommend

Do you want to simplify your trip to the grocery store? A grocery shopping app could help you save time and money, find offers and discounts, get the most extensive range of products and brands and much more.

Below, we’re going to list the top grocery shopping apps so that next time you can use your phone as your grocery shopping assistant and avoid the dreaded moment when you realize you left your grocery shopping list at home.

The majority of the grocery list apps listed here are free to download; however, some of them charge a small fee for premium service options.

Grocery Pal

Want to save money? Are you in a budget? If you answer is ‘yes’ to those questions then Grocery Pal is for you. It’s free to download on both Android and iOS. This app provides you with the best available deals (on sale items) on products from your local supermarkets and discount stores. You can use this app with stores such as SAFEWAY, Kmart, Dollar General, H-E-B, Target, Rite Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, ALDI, and many more. Kiss coupon clipping goodbye.

Out of Milk

Out of Milk is another free grocery shopping app that is available on iPhone and Android. This app lets you create a personalized grocery shopping list that you can take wherever you go. It also allows you to create a home pantry inventory tracker that alerts you when you’re running out of a certain item. Its range of interactive features makes creating a grocery shopping list fun and easy to use. Out of Milk is for those who want a fun spin on traditional grocery lists and pantry inventory tracking so you never run out of milk again.

Bring! Grocery Shopping List

Bring! Grocery Shopping List is a full-featured grocery shopping app that lets you plan, manage and share your grocery shopping list with other people. This app is perfect if you’re planning a meeting, party or a big gathering that involves people bringing specific items. With Bring!, you can create a shopping list and send it out to everyone who is assigned to bring an item from that list. This makes it simple to keep track of who is bringing what item to the party, which eliminates any ty confusion and give you more time for planning or partying.

The app also provides cool graphic depictions of the food you may regularly need along with other cool interactive features.

Mealime

Need help meal planning? Mealime makes it easy to create weekly meal plans and diet regimens based on specific nutritional goals you want to achieve.

This app lets you search for healthy recipes and provides you with a grocery shopping list you can find in your local supermarket. Mealime even lets you create a custom meal plan and will recommend you recipes (along with their corresponding grocery shopping list) based on the nutritional information you enter. Mealine provides in-depth nutritional information including calorie amount, micro carbs, macro carbs, fat, sugar, sodium, and more.

Mealime will allow you to cook meals for any lifestyle including vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. If you’re someone who wants a full intuitive meal planner, grocery shopping assistant, and meal tracker, Mealime is the best option for you.

Favado

Favado is a cupon-skimming app that will find all of the latest coupons and saving at local stores and supermarkets in your area. With Favado you can easily save more than 50% on your grocery bills The app has partnerships with over 65,000 leading grocery store chains and retail outlets including Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Publix, Lowes Foods and several more.

Once the app has been installed on your phone, type in your zip code, and you can begin to discover the best grocery deals and compare prices across your local stores. If you’re looking to score huge savings on your grocery items, then Favado is the perfect grocery shopping app for you.

Grocery iQ

Want to be a smart grocery shopper? If you agree, this app is for you. Grocery IQ lets you create and sync a grocery shopping list using product barcodes, texts, and even voice search. A neat feature of Grocery iQ is that they will alert you when products on your grocery shopping list go on sale or if there are any coupons you can use on these items.

This app allows you to build an extensive database of grocery products you want to buy. When the app is running on your phone, snap a picture in the app of the product you wish to add to your list and start building your grocery shopping database. Grocery iQ is free to download on iOS and Android OS.

MealBoard

MealBoard is a comprehensive app that combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries shopping lists, and pantry management into a single app.

MealBoard makes it easy for you to stay on top of what you do (and don’t) have in your pantry so you can avoid buying unnecessary groceries or forgetting to buy the ones that you need.

MealBoard is a free app that is available for download on Android and iOS.

Flipp

Flipp has everything you need to save when grocery shopping. Kiss goodbye to paper flyers and coupons. This app shows you digital circulars (coupons and flyers) from more than 1000 retailers to find the best deals in your local grocery stores every week.

The Flipp app also sends you real-time deal updates while you are grocery shopping. The app has coupons from top retailers and brands that will help you save 20% to 70% on a variety of products.

Flipp is perfect for those that are looking for maximum savings, and it is free to download.

AnyList

This app has excellent reviews by users. This app makes it easy for you to create a super organized grocery list that you can share with friends and family. As you type on the app, AnyList’s auto-complete feature will suggest common items that are frequently bought together, and automatically groups items by category to help save time at the store.

This app is also great for organizing and finding new recipes. It’s super easy to add new recipes from other sources such as blogs, popular recipe websites and email messages.

The app is free to download.

Key Ring

This app lets you keep all of your loyalty and membership cards into one single app. Many other great features come with this app including, using the sales and coupons tab to find offers from your favorite stores, using your location to find the hottest local deals near you, searching for your favorite items across all local circulars and coupons, grocery shopping list capabilities and much more.

Key Ring is a free app that is available for both iOS and Android

BigOven

Are you looking for inspiration for your next meal? BigOven provides you with over 350,000 thousand recipes submitted by homecooks, family members and even your friends. BigOven also lets you type in what leftovers you have in your fridge, and it will provide you with recipes using those ingredients.

In addition to making cooking simple, this app has a super simple, easy-to-use grocery list organizer for your next trip to the grocery store.

This app is free to download for multiple platforms including iOS, Andoird, and Windows.

Specialty Produce

If you are a produce lover, this app is a must-have! With over 1400 produce items in their database, this unique app helps you identify a new or unusual fruit or vegetable.

For instance, if you don’t know the application of a certain vegetable, what it tastes like, what can it be used for, how to store it or any other inquiry you may have about it, the Specialty Produce app will give you this and additional useful information about it. Yes, even recipes.

Download the free Specialty Produce App today and start exploring the fabulous world of produce!

Opt Up

Are concerned continuously about the nutritional value of your food and your overall healthy eating? Kroger’s Opt-Up app makes it easy for you to get exact nutritional information about virtually any product that’s on the grocery stores shelves.

Opt-Up goes even further by automatically recommending healthier swaps and more cost-efficient grocery items based on your product purchase history. Purchases you make using Kroger’s loyalty card will be tracked automatically, but you can still get the nutritional score of any product at the retailer of your choice. Just open the app and scan a product’s barcode to get all the insights and healthier suggestions of that product.

Get it for free for iOS or Android.

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi Family Organizer makes it simple for the entire family to add their favorite and must-have grocery items. Forget coming home with everything but the one thing you or your kids need for school.

This grocery shopping app lets each family member create their shopping list so it can be later retrieved when you’re at the store and see items added by other family members when you’re on the go.

Cozi also makes it a breeze to transfer recipe ingredients to your grocery list. No more wondering ingredients to pick for your next meal.

The app will also send reminders for important family events, and it’s free to download.

Yummly

With Yummly you can snap a picture of the ingredients you have on hand to get recipe ideas. This smart grocery app offers cooking assistance by providing a plethora of dishes from hundreds of food sites. It also provides tutorials and handy cooking tips.

When you are ready to go grocery shopping, the app will have already added every item you need to your grocery shopping list so the question “what’s for dinner?” is answered before it’s even asked.

Grocery Shopping Should Be Fun

If you’ve been struggling to find the right grocery shopping app, pick one, two or more from this list and turn grocery shopping into a fun and convenient experience.

And if are having a lazy day and don’t want to cook a meal, check out our best food apps review. They will bring you deliciousness straight to your doorstep and much more.

Out of all of the apps reviewed here, which one is your favorite? Also, let us know if you think we forgot to mention an app that should be on this list. Happy grocery shopping!

About Anthony Guevara

Anthony Guevara is a social media and digital marketing professional with 7 plus years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for the companies he has worked for.

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