You are out and about, shopping or having a bite with some friends. You need to know if the product you are looking to buy is vegan friendly, or if there is good place with veg eats close by. You’re in luck, the research has been done for you! The availability of vegan apps on the market has quickly expanded and is constantly growing. Here is a list of some valuable vegan resources to download and keep at your fingertips:
This app is offered by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This is the company that created the Leaping Bunny Program (you know, the picture you see of the leaping bunny on products?). It is this logo that lets consumers know, without a doubt, that the product they are looking at is not tested on animals and vegan — aka cruelty-free. Now the company has an app which provides a very detailed list of products that are in partnership with the Leaping Bunny Program.
The app provides a list view by company name or viewable by product type. This is a handy app you will want to have on your phone and it’s FREE!
Happy Cow App
Brought to you from Happy Cow.net is your go-to guide for vegetarian and vegan restaurants worldwide. You can search by location or food category. Wherever you are, Happy Cow will pinpoint your location and map out veg-friendly venues near you. The Happy Cow App is available for $2.99 on the iphone.
Vegan Yum Yum App
If you are familiar with the blog or the book, then you know all about the great recipes inside! This app provides fabulous recipes with the touch of a screen. Each recipe includes a photo, list of ingredients, and directions. You don’t even need to make a list, just browse through ideas on your phone while you are shopping, and drop those ingredients into your cart! Free!!
Do Eat Raw App
For those who are on a raw diet, or attempting to be, this app will come in very handy. The list of recipes available range from dressings and snacks to smoothies and entrées. Each recipe offers a list of ingredients which you can add to your shopping list within the app itself. Additionally, Do Eat Raw has a timer installed right onto the app! Prep your foods, place them in the dehydrator, and set the timer on your phone. How great is that? No more forgetting and wondering how long until you can indulge in those kale chips. $.99
Vegan Xpress App
You are in an unfamiliar location, with very limited resources and you are starving! Well, one thing is for sure: you are likely to find a fast food joint within your immediate viewing distance. Vegan Xpress provides a very specific list of vegan options available at popular restaurant chains. Additionally, the app lists vegan alcohol options and snacks that you might not even know are vegan! Cost is $1.99
What are your favorite vegan apps (or non-vegan apps that make your life as a vegan easier)? Share them here – and watch for Vegan Mainstream’s FREE app coming soon!