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7 Must-Have Apps for Vegans ...

By Jennifer

As more and more people make the switch to a vegan diet and lifestyle, there are more and more apps for vegans on the market. But which are truly helpful, and which are a waste of a download? I can help. I’ve scoured the iTunes Store and Google Play, and have tried dozens of apps for vegans and veges. And after tapping til I just can’t tap no more, I’ve compiled this list of the must-have apps for the non-carnivores among us.

1 VeganXpress

VeganXpressFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
If you’re a veggie girl on the go, then this is one of the apps for vegans you’ve just got to try, stat! Why do I recommend it, especially to my hustle-and-bustle vegan readers? Because it finally makes fast food accessible to us! Simply choose a local fast food or quick-dine restaurant, and you’ll see a list of their menu items that are vegan-friendly. There’s even a very long list of vegan foods at the grocery store, from candies to beer and everything in between; some might even surprise you! It’s well worth the $1.99 download fee.

2 Animal-Free

Animal-FreeFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
For Android: play.google.com
If you’ve ever read the list of ingredients on your cereal or shampoo, and wondered what in the world some of those crazy, unpronounceable items were, and whether or not they’re vegan-friendly, well, my dear, there’s an app for that! Scroll through the alphabetical list til you find the ingredient you’re curious about, and you’ll see whether it’s plant or animal derived. Best of all, this app is free!

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3 SayHi Translate

SayHi TranslateFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
Are you traveling abroad and worried that you might eat meat by accident? This marvelous little app can help! It will provide a translation in 40 languages, so no matter where your travels take you, you can easily explain your vegan diet, and NOT end up eating bull testicles or something.

4 21 Day Vegan Kickstart

21 Day Vegan KickstartFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
Whether you’re a die-hard carnivore wanting to make a change, or a proud vegan who just wants to expand her culinary horizons, this 3-week program will help! It’s literally loaded with vegan and vege recipes to get you started, all with colorful step-by-step instruction photos. Splendid!

5 PETA

PETAFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
Being vegan isn’t just about food. It’s about a lot more, like living as cruelty-free to animals as possible, and to help, PETA offers an app that will help you be nicer to our animal friends. This app replaces their fun “Be Nice to Bunnies” app, which iTunes pulled when they thought some users might be offended by a related ad featuring a nude Stephanie Pratt. I love that you can see what issues are happening near you, so you can take action… you can even send your legislator an email from the app! I also adore the cute badges you can collect.

6 Happy Cow Veg Travel Guide

Happy Cow Veg Travel GuideFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
If you’re a fan of the Happy Cow website, then you’ll love their iPhone app! It contains the same helpful information on which of the eateries and markets in your neighborhood have vegan-friendly items on their menus or stock on their shelves. It comes in handy when you’re traveling, too!

7 Lapka

LapkaFor iPhone: itunes.apple.com
To use this free app, you’ll have to spend about $220 for the Lapka environmental monitor, but hey, if you’ve got a little cash to spare, it might just be worth it to make sure your food really is vegan or organic, as labeled. It’s much more than that, of course: it also monitors air quality, radiation levels, and more. Think IKEA gone truly scientific, and vegan-friendly. It’s pretty amazing.

Now that you’ve read my list, full of so many handy apps, which one will you download first? Or is there another vegan app you use, and can recommend, so I can add it to my list? Do tell!

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