Living vegan is one of the best wellness decisions a person can make. Getting involved isn’t always easy, however, especially if you live in a small town. Fortunately, there is a vegan app for this.
In fact, many apps on iOS and Android can help you find vegan ingredients, recipes, alcohol, and more.
Here are our top free vegan apps for newbies and veterans alike.
HappyCow is a vegan app with a long and celebrated history on the scene. It was one of the first of its kind to offer vegans everywhere their one-stop spot to find the best local vegan cuisine again.
This app is perfect for vegans, but vegetarians and flexitarians will also get their money’s worth here. You can even exclude chains from your search results. Search by restaurant type, area, seating and WiFi arrangements and also by other categories, such as raw, organic and gluten-free food.
There are also social features in the HappyCow app. You can meet other vegans in your area and follow your favorite restaurants with the app putting each review into a single, central news feed. Who knows? Your next take away night could bring you a brand new plant-based friendship.
2. Cruelty Tailors
Cruelty Cutter is the most effective vegan scanner app on the market right now. It’s our vegan checker of choice for many reasons, including its outstanding performance. Another important benefit is that it includes not only food and groceries, but also cosmetics and beauty.
Grab a product, scan its barcode and be amazed. Even some popular ânaturalâ lines of self care products failed this test. Cruelty Cutter is one of the best apps for vegetarians who want to tidy up their closets and clean up their lives. It’s also perfect for new vegans to have on hand when shopping, just in case.
If you find an objectionable product, the app gives you two options: boycott and “bite back”. These buttons only invite you to share your discovery on Facebook and encourage you to keep fighting for the good fight.
With a simple user interface and valuable information, Cruelty Cutter is a useful resource for tracking down sneaky products on the go.
3. 21-day vegan kickstart
21-Day Vegan Kickstart is the perfect vegan meal planning app for anyone looking to make a change for now or forever. If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of ââa vegan detox, this is a great place to start. One of the most helpful features for new, budding vegans is the food planning feature of this app.
This unique approach will help you rediscover every aisle in the grocery store. It gives you a huge list of popular vegan ingredients and simply prompts you to pick what sounds good.
Before making your own list, however, be sure to check out the 21-Day Vegan Kickstarts first Recipes Tab. You can choose from dozens of incredible doctor-approved prescriptions with step-by-step instructions. These vegan recipes vary and range from simple and satisfying to full-blown weekend projects.
You will have so much fun, these 21 days will fly by. Before you know it, you’ll officially graduate from mortal to vegan.
4. Vegan calculator
Living vegan is one of the most environmentally friendly decisions a person can make. If you’ve always wanted to know how much influence you have, Vegan Calculator is a way to get an idea.
All you have to do is tell the app how long you’ve been vegan. You can also use the Vegan calculator website. You can see how many pounds of C02, how many square feet of forest, and how much water your lifestyle saves the world on average. It’s a way of maintaining morale, especially when you’re just starting out.
Download: Vegan calculator for Android (For free)
Veggly is your everyday, average, everyday dating app, with one exception: it’s dedicated to vegans and vegetarians. Yes, you read that right: this is the vegan dating app you’ve been waiting for.
Veggly allows you to add all of your stats to your profile and it covers pretty much everything – how long you’ve been vegan, your political affiliation and activism, and even your character.
Once in, it works like any other dating app. On local vegan singles, swipe left or right to connect or continue. Love is truly in the air.
6. Vegan additives
There’s a reason vegans keep scouring the labels for hidden ingredients of animal origin. It is not always that easy to find the milk powder, so to speak.
Vegan Additives is a handy little paperback full of ambiguous or unusual ingredients that stick out over the fence and may not necessarily appear on a product’s branded packaging. All of them are rated either Vegan, Can be vegan, or Not vegan.
Tapping into any of these listed ingredients will give you a quick look at how the call was made.
Vegan Additives is a really interesting trawl, especially for new vegans.
Download: Vegan additives for Android (For free)
Gonutss is the ultimate vegan recipe app for everyone who already enjoys cooking and baking. It is able to take any of your favorite recipes and instantly turn them into vegan ingredients and proportions.
The app also offers shopping suggestions and recipe ideas to get you started. You can convert by nutrient content or baking requirement by scrolling through various binders, raising agents, or fat boosters. Those on a strict diet can calculate exactly how much tofu, tempeh, or spirulina they will need to meet their nutritional goals.
Gonutss also offers The magic list. Essentially, this is the app’s best roundup for vegan pantry staples – vinegar, spices, legumes, ground flour, shelf-stable lipids, and more.
We encourage anyone who has yet to build their vegan arsenal to revise this list. With a well-stocked pantry, you’ll be ready for anything in no time at all.
Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is never a safe bet when you are a vegan. For example, many wine brands actually use animal by-products such as ingredients from eggs and fish during the refining process.
Vegaholic is an app that helps vegans find good wine and other alcoholic beverages and check that a brand they discover in the wild is safe to eat.
It’s a simple app, but the answers we found shook us to the core. Nothing in this world is guaranteed, especially if you are a vegan. We will surely drink to that.
Download: Vegaholic for Android (For free)
Free vegan apps: Going green has never been easier
These apps are perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who has ever thought of making the switch themselves. Whether you try any or all of the apps, you are sure to learn a little about veganism and a lot about yourself.
It’s getting easier and easier to make vegan-friendly choices, but can you really buy vegan electronics?
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