Meal ideas for Valentine’s Day – the apps that can decide for you

Do you have a perfect night in planned this Valentines? Are you in charge of whipping up a romantic meal for two but you’re a little unsure as to what to cook? Well fear not, we have tracked down the mobile apps that make rustling up that perfect dish all the more fun and simpler.


The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and helps customise your browsing experience to match your personal taste. Whether you have allergies, nutritional needs, or you simply want to start at the beginning stages of cooking in the kitchen, this clever app provides it all.

It doesn’t stop there, Yummly’s unique filtering system allows you not only to breakdown your choices by cuisine but also cooking time, dietary requirements, occasion and much more! So, if you’re unsure what to cook this Valentines Yummly could be the perfect match for you.


How many times a week do you have the same conversation with friends or family asking what is planned for your evening meal? Well, we bring you Mealime who pride themselves on the app that can ‘take the thinking out of what’s for dinner’. Making meal planning, food shopping and cooking easier than ever from their simple easy to use application.

A study by YouGov showed 1 in 8 of us in the UK avoid cooking from scratch because we simply don’t have the time or know how to do it. Mealime can help buck that trend and could make the next Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry of you yet!


HappyCow was founded in 1999 for vegan / plant-based individuals travelling the world looking for healthy foods. According to The Vegan society, there are over 600,000 people who have a vegan diet in the UK, and this is forever on the rise.

HappyCow is the perfect restaurant and health food store guide to help you seek out the best places to eat, find foods you love without a limited menu on hand. With millions of members worldwide, you’ll never be short of inspiration whether you’re spending Valentine’s day in the UK or somewhere more exotic.


BigOven is the creation of a software engineer who just loves to cook. Founder Steve prides this application as the place to store all your culinary delights. With BigOven, you can take your recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share your favourite creations with your friends, family or just save for some inspiration another time.

This handy app gives the ability to plan meals, manage your shopping list, be part of a community, reduce your food waste and the best part is it is absolutely free!


The official home of all things tasty. With their easy to follow recipes, short videos to show you exactly how it is done using items in the cupboard we all own, Tasty is perfect for the beginner chef just starting out.

With hundreds of ideas for breakfast, dinner, snacks and more across their app you are in good hands with Tasty. Priding themselves as the cookery coach at your fingertips you’ll be full of inspiration this valentine’s day.


Cookpad is the technology hub for food lovers to share all their tips and tricks in the kitchen. The ethos behind Cookpad is to build a better world by teaching people to cook, for the growers and producers we buy from, and the wider environment.

Now on average, 100 million people around the world use Cookpad every month and over 5 million recipes have been created on the platform in 70 different countries, so you are sure to find something that tickles your taste buds.

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