5 Great iPhone Apps for Vegans

Being Vegan has plenty of health and environmental benefits, from a healthier diet to a lower carbon footprint. But being vegan can be difficult, particularly when you’re just starting out. The good news: Vegan iPhone users can get a little help with a variety of apps gears toward people who don’t eat animal products.

Everyday Vegan
Looking for a vegan recipe while you’re grocery shopping? Just turn to Everyday Vegan, an app featuring recipes from Jeani-Rose Atchison’s book of the same name. You can browse individual recipes or mealtime themes, or search by keyword.

Vegan Recipe Finder
Another great app for recipes is Vegan Recipe Finder from VegWeb.com. The app contains more than 13,000 recipes submitted by users, which means you can submit your favorite recipes for the app as well. The app features a grocery list for each recipe, which makes shopping (especially last-minute shopping) a whole lot easier, and you can share recipes via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Have you ever looked at an ingredients list in a store and wondered if some item was in fact an animal product? Well the Animal-Free app takes the guess work out of vegan grocery shopping. The app lists common and hidden animal ingredients, as well as vegan ingredients.

Vegan Is Easy
Being vegan can make a beer with pals a little tricky. But the Vegan Is Easy app contains a searchable database of beer, wine and spirits. The app rates how vegan-friendly brewers, wine-makers, and distillers are, and it also lists product lines, identifying which particular items are vegan and which aren’t.

iLocate - Vegan Restaurants
This app is awesome for vegans who like to try new restaurants but don’t want to have to spend a lot of time researching vegan options. You can search my zip code or city, and a map will show you all the vegan eateries nearby. It’s also great if you travel a lot and want to be able to have a list of vegan restaurants in any city at your fingertips.

There are plenty more apps for vegans and vegetarians to choose from – choose the ones that best fit your lifestyle to help you (almost) effortlessly live vegan.