A love of food is not indulgence, it is self-care.

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen with a love of dining out, or a chef in the making on the lookout for the next trend in fine dining, “there’s an app for that”. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite apps for foodies, so you can have a little culinary guidance wherever you go.

Love to cook? Well then, Kitchenbowl could be perfect for you. Share your favourite recipes while also learning to cook new recipes with step-by-step guides, complete with photographs and GIFs to make things as simple to follow as possible. In addition to the plethora of new recipes on offer, there’s also a seasonal recipe contest where you can test your best recipes against other users and compete to win foodie prizes.

Next Glass
Along with food, we also love wine, and we’ve blogged here before about some of the great apps for wine lovers. But what about something for the beer lovers out there? Next Glass could help you find the perfect beer by cleverly building a personalised taste profile. Scan the barcodes on your beer bottle, or search for a specific drink, and Next Glass will offer up ratings, reviews and even nutritional information on your favourite tipples.

Deliciously Ella
For health conscious foodies, Deliciously Ella is a book turned blog turned app, which is all about the world of natural, healthy food. If you’re looking to explore the world of vegan, paleo, or even dairy-free diets then this could be your saviour. The app features over 200 recipes, with easy to follow directions, all of which are plant-based, gluten free and low in sugar.

Mixology Drink & Cocktail Recipes
If you want to learn how to mix a drink with the best of them, give Mixology a try. With a vast archive of classic cocktail recipes, as well as a filter that provides recipes based on the ingredients you have at home, Mixology is a great app for any budding bartender.