App is great until... 2/5
I love that the app makes it easy to access recipes. Everything is right there and easily to follow and definitely comes in handy for cooking. The only problem that I'm having is every time I'm reading through a recipe or click out of one to go to another one, it keeps taking me out of the app and into safari. The web addy is weird and it's just a blank page. I can't read through a recipe without being taken out of the app. If I click back to search more, it takes me out of app again. There's a glitch and it's driving me nuts. I just ended up deleting it.
Love food network, but not the advertisements! 2/5
By Love Dr Seuss
Explain to me why I have advertisements on an app that I've paid for? I mean, the free versions-ya gotta deal with that but isn't that usually the benefit of paying for the app! But there is advertisement after advertisement on the entire recipe page and it's truly annoying! It should be free if I have to stare at huge advertisements the entire time I'm on an app.
Integration with internet poor 2/5
I would use this app a lot more if when I clicked the "open in app" button while viewing a recipe online, if the app brought me to the page with that recipe. Instead, the app brings me to the home screen of the app. I don't want to have to search twice to find the recipe I'm looking for.
My go to recipe finder! 5/5
Love this AP! Use it almost every day....
Almost great 4/5
If one could move an already saved recipe to a collection this would be perfect. Sadly one must search for the recipe again, un♥️ it, then re♥️ and add to collection.
By Katie Fritz
By far my favorite recipe app. Very easy to use and search for what I want.
Badly placed ads 4/5
I enjoy the app, but don't like having ads in the middle of an article or recipe. It makes using it difficult, and when you scroll through sometimes you can accidentally tap on an ad and it pops up. I realize Food Network gets paid this way so we can have a free app, but can't they put the ads before and after? Or cone up with a better solution. Also, it looks ugly and poorly laid out.
Pretty good. Needs work. 3/5
Please add the ability to search the "My Stuff" section.
While I really love skimming through the recipes and have used this app while cooking, it's a royal pain that it restarts every time you leave the app. If you are cooking your meal or, even worse, shopping for your ingredients and you answer a text or need to look something up, the app will exit your selected recipe and completely restart.
Needs work 3/5
I DO love this app, however, I don't know if anyone else is having this issue, but there are some recipes that give me a network error every single time I've tried to save them. I don't know if they're aware of it, or how to even notify them about it, except maybe hope they see this. It doesn't matter what time of day or night that this happens. To me, the error is on their end and not mine, so it's not something I can fix.
Past issues were better. 2/5
The content is the same quality but gone is the functionality that allowed you to tap on an image in the recipe contents and jump straight to that page. And other similar functions.
Not good enough 2/5
You need to develop this app more
Fix that server issue 2/5
Good app but Must fix the recipe saving section.
I LOVE this App! 5/5
This is my go-to App when looking for a good recipe. I really like the fact that you get to see recipes from all the great Food Network chefs. My favorite feature in this App are the tutorial videos that some of the recipes have where it shows them giving tips or doing the actual recipe. I also like that you can add recipes to "Collections" and name them which makes it easier to find the recipes you save later on. The only feature I wish it had was being able to save the ingredients for a grocery shopping list but that's not a big deal.
If not broke, don't fix it 1/5
I loved this app when it first came out but like so many apps they try to "improve" and now I'm so disgusted I'm ready to give up. I can't save most recipes because of the server errors that come up. I've been told they are working on this. The problem came up overnight but yet 3+ weeks later and still not fixed. The grocery list USED to be often but it has changed now and it's more of a hassle now. Time to find an additional app. Hopefully someone will figure out the issues with this one soon
Doesn't work 1/5
I wanted this app to work so bad! The videos simply do not play.
I had to change my review! It has been just awful!!! Every time I try to add a recipe to my collection, it keeps telling me, whoops! Problem with their server. Wth?! I'm sick of using it!
Love it! 5/5
Love the huge variety of recipes and videos. superb!
Bring back the grocery list! 1/5
Why did you get rid of the grocery list? It was so handy and you went quite a while with nothing only to replace it with a notes function that crashes the app and isn't even very user friendly when it actually works. Who's running this show?
Great app 5/5
By User female
I love the look and feel of the app. I absolutely love being able to pull up all the recipes that are currently being featured in an episode or on tv! Only thing I would want in the next update is to search by ingredient. You should also be able to search in your saved recipes too by name. Also with that being said, it'd be nice if it didn't automatically alphabetize the recipes either and instead just sorted them by last added.
Edit: love they've added a breakfast tab! I struggle figuring out what to make for breakfast all the time.
Poor search options 3/5
By Spring pad
Should be able to search by episode.
Good app but difficult to find an old recipe I used about 10 years ago. Lucky I printed it but it has a few mistakes.
Saved recipes disappeared 1/5
I was at first happy about this app as it gives many easy and tasty recipes. However, after several weeks, 3 of my favorite recipes by Emiril Lagasse just disappeared out of thin air, as a matter of fact, all of his most reviewed recipes just vanished. I don't know what happen between the chef and the app that got him turned out, but obviously you have to print out every recipe you like since you don't know when they will just disappear.
Also, the feedback button in the app doesn't work, seems like the app developer doesn't really care about customer review.
Trisha Yearwwood 1/5
What happened to her pic and recipes???
Ads on an app that cost $4.99, no thanks! 1/5
No longer can I find the recipes I once used...but now there are ADS ON A PAID APP?!?!? Shame on you!!!! DELETE!
10/10 would recommend 5/5
By ❤️food network 🍛🍮
When I see the desserts I say"I have to make that."
Worthless app 1/5
Don't bother with this app. It never seems to be able to contact the server to save recipes. And, the "feedback" link conveniently doesn't work. You are better off just visiting their website on mobile. Works very well.
Nice little cook book app.
Good update 5/5
I like being able to use the notes app on my phone - I usually keep my list in notes since there are often things I get at the store that isn't food and I can easily collaborate with my husband.
Why did you break the grocery list 3/5
By Frustrated user in FL
The the change is absolutely senseless and makes the list irrelevant. Thanks for making things harder!!!!'
New (not improved) grocery list function to Notes is not great 3/5
It is now a pain to manage the grocery list through Notes. Before, you were able to tap on the item and it would be removed or hidden from the list. Now you have to manually delete the whole line as you collect ingredients.
Videos won't load 1/5
I have a fast wifi but I am having a problem watching videos. It will only load ads but after that nothing shows up.
Must have 5/5
I've had this app for several years now. It's amazing. Simple helpful easy to use interface and the best recipes from all of your favorite food network stars. If you're going to use a recipe app this is the one to use.
This app is so cool! I get to save all my fave recipes from my fave food network stars. Yummy!!
Lacking calories and nutritional info 4/5
Many great recipes but should list calories and nutritional info. That's a huge lack.
Annoying app 1/5
Love the content but who ever designed it doesn't use the app at all. If your screen turns off or you switch screens, the app refreshes to the home screen and now you have to go and find the recipe again... so annoying. Why wouldn't you be able to stay on the same recipe?
I love this app it is awesome 5/5
By Mr. Cooker
I love this app because there are free cooking ideas.
Love it 5/5
I simply love this app. I'm a fan of the chefs. The recipes are easy to follow. And some have video stepByStep. I'm a fan.💞
Great app 5/5
Nice recipes great for kids
Great App 5/5
This app is awesome to get great recipes from. Love the videos in here to
Please fix 3/5
By Can jog 98
I would give it 5 stars if the videos played. Many good recipes but not one video will play it just brings up a gray screen that doesn't load or anything.
My Favorite Food App 5/5
When I downloaded this app originally a while ago, I was skeptical because it was super buggy. Now everything has been revamped, and I love using it to access my favorite recipes for when I meal prep. Food Network did a good job on this one!
Great app easy to follow simple to use
Once upon a time this was a great app. I used it all the time and had over 60 recipes saved in the "my stuff" section. Unfortunately with the latest update all those recipes I had saved are now gone and in order to save a recipe you now have to create an account or use a social media account. Ridiculous!!!
Good app diverse recipes 4/5
By Miss Midwest
Use for all my dinner parties and have some go to recipes now
Easy to use
So instinctive and easy!!! 5/5
I was watching Giada Entertains and was drooling over her drunken berry frozen yogurt, so naturally I wanted to find the recipe ASAP. I opened the app, and because it was airing, all of the recipes were on the home screen. What's even better is that when I clicked on the recipe, the Pin button was right at the top! It took 3 seconds total to save this recipe. THANK YOU!!!
Not up to the standards of Food Netwok 3/5
By Mohawks 07
First, I'm an avid mobile user (I develop mobile apps for a living) and I've never felt the need to write a review until now. I've been a huge Food Network (FN) fan for years. I've been using recipes off your website for years. When the app came out it made sense to install it. However, it's lacking in many areas. The two biggies are recipes and grocery list:
1) The app should sync with the website. If I add a recipe from the web it should show in my recipe box in the app. It's truly not a difficult task to pull off in a mobile app. Imagine my disappointment when I dropped a recipe in my box from the website and got to the store to discover it's not there. That's bad business.
2) The grocery list inside the app shouldn't push me out to the website. You're wasting my time in the grocery store by pushing me out to the browser from the mobile app forcing me to log into the website when I'm already logged into the mobile app with the same credentials. What you should be doing is (as mentioned in issue #1) syncing the list to the mobile app on app launch and storing the grocery list to core data (the onboard database).
Again, I absolutely love Food Network. I use alot of recipes from your site (and my family thanks you for that). But...if you make it so difficult to use the mobile app I'll eventually lose interest and stop using it.
Mobile Apps are supposed to be convenient, not a hassle. If it's easier for me to add my grocery list from the website and copy it to my Notes app (which DOES auto sync and is available in the store without additional login) then that's what I'll do and just delete the app. I'd prefer you just fix these issues (bugs in my opinion), but my patience with this app is reaching the end.
Food Network! 5/5
I love how this is divided by chefs and favorites. I use this app for ideas every day