Yummly app

Yummly app

  • Yummly is an app for people wanting inspiration for meals to cook to meet their taste and dietary needs.
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Yummly app By Yummly


  • Recipes.
  • Notifications.
  • Video tutorials.
  • Links to blogs of food-related topics.
Country of origin USA
Clinical review 

2 star review

Read a clinical review, including safety concerns, below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? Yes
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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Cost Basic is free, but there is a paid upgrade version.
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How to get the app

Yummly app is a recipe discovery and bookmarking database. It provides a central point to explore, discover and save recipes to meet dietary, allergy or taste preferences. Users can search recipes based on cuisine, dietary needs, allergy restrictions and cooking skills. Some recipes can be saved and feature articles accessed. The premium version provides access to nutritional information about the recipe, guided recipe videos, the ability to add recipes to a meal plan and receive personalised recommendations and have ingredients added to a shopping list.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below. 


Search functionality.

✔ Ability to choose recipes based on cooking skills.

✔ Some video recipes.

Allergy filter does not work sufficiently.

Some recipe directions only available on external webpages.

Clinical review

2 star review

: Frances Arenhold, Registered Dietitian
Date of review: July 2023
Platform: Android
Version: 7.7
Comments: Yummly is an which provides a starting point to explore a range of cuisines, food and recipes from within the app and across recipes blogs. It has easy to use search functionality and capability to save some recipes to favourites. Yummly is a good starting point for recipe inspiration.
Safety concerns: Allergy filter under dietary preferences does not work sufficiently. Foods listed as allergies still featured in recipes and recipe searches. This app provides access to a range of recipes which should be used within the context of a balanced healthy diet.
New Zealand relevance: Yes.
Concerns: Access to Premium not available on android in New Zealand.

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