Needs work 2/5
By Grandpa John65
Still needs a lot of work. Sign in is very difficult and often just loops.
I have trouble printing or saving to PDF
Not worth it! 1/5
Do not pay for this app. This app was okay as a free app, but it is not with paying for recipes. The are more talented chefs who post their recipes for free.
Best cooking stuff ever! 5/5
By J Norti
The NYT has it going on!
Delicious App ! 5/5
By College weather girl
One of my go-to resources since I’m always saving recipes from the paper. Love the photos and collection of recipes. A real reliable resource.
First rate 5/5
My major source for new recipes. Rarely disappointed
Love it! 5/5
We use this app all the time and have adopted some recipes as weekly staples
If you use nothing else . . . 5/5
. . . this app is all you’ll ever need to cook for the rest of your life.
Fingertips chef 5/5
Clear directions to excellent international cuisine
Beautiful app - the best recipes and advice 5/5
This beats everything out there - the food runs the gamut from exquisite to down home. All delicious and expertly communicated. The comments from other cooks are smart, helpful, and (bonus!) occasionally hilarious.
Great. Worth the price. 5/5
Huge library of recipes that include comments from people who have cooked them. Lots of variety. I cook seafood and veg recipes frequently and I believe I could cook a year’s worth without repeating.
For those who complain about the price, consider the number of cooks and staff writers employed by NYT to create, test, and write up these recipes. The app itself is ad free! You think Melissa Clark and Mark Bittman work for free? I know I don’t. Good content costs money.
Too pricey for too few updates 2/5
By M. Noro
I would love this app if it were free, or maybe $10 a year. But it is closer to $40 a year, and during my month free trial there were approximately 10 new recipes and no new editor’s collections. That’s too few updates for the price.
By Khatcher Orbeli
This app used to be great--I would use it to formulate ideas about what to cook on a given night. However, they've started to charge $40/year for mediocre-at-best recipes, and now this app is a useless scam as far as I'm concerned. And the fake 5-star reviews aren't fooling anyone. (No sane, consenting human adult would compliment Sam Sifton's recipes, as per the first review I read before writing this.)
Great app - could use a bit more to make it better 4/5
I love NYT recipes! I love reading the forum commentary and definitely read the comments about each recipe I am interested in. Here are some suggestions though. I would really like to be able to vote whether or not a comment is helpful within the app (option only available on desktop version). I would like to be able to comment back directly to a comment (like to ask a question to a commenter). I would like the option to save a specific comment to my recipe box (Allrecipes does this. Very useful.) Lastly - if you accidentally click on the “stars”, which is a common place to click to view comments on many other websites, you can’t back out of the mistake - you are forced to rate a recipe that you probably have not even made. This has happened to me multiple times! Ugh. (Note this last comment may be in the phone and not desktop or app version. Cant remember. But it is most definitely a flaw).
NYT cooking is great 5/5
Best online recipe box out there. Gorgeous pictures without being excessive
Plethora of great recipes at your fingertips 4/5
By Literary Fan
Great app—makes cooking easier in many ways: (1) sort through recipes for ideas on the go; (2) check ingredients when shopping to make certain nothing is forgotten; (3) easy to follow directions; and (4) helpful and practical comments from others about what works, what doesn’t, and what can be improved, streamlined, etc.
I’m always finding inspiration and the sorting into easy, fast, etc. categories is super helpful.
Would’ve given 5 stars but some recipes call for ingredients that are hard to find outside of Manhattan or via gourmet mail order stores and work-arounds aren’t offered.
Updates aren’t always for the best 2/5
I lost all my non-NYTCooking recipes for a while, they’re now visible again. Every time there’s an update, something goes south. The recipes themselves are excellent, I hope the app itself improves.
Reliably delicious! 5/5
The NY Times Cooking app is my go-to cookbook for everything from inspiration to fast meals with what’s left over in my fridge. It keeps getting better as it grows with new recipes being added all the time. I also enjoy the collections and cooking guides.
Family Friend 5/5
By Awake in Los Angeles
Love this app. It’s like having an extended network of aunts who share their best recipes and advice every day.
Love the recipes! 5/5
I’m not the best cook in the world and I’ve been very successful with these recipes. They end up tasting good and are, for the most part, easy to prepare.
This app has made me a culinary explorer 5/5
By Anne in DC
I love cooking, but even so it’s so easy to get in a rut and cook the same things over and over again. This app allows me to try great new dishes. The notes section is a real value too, because I can read how others altered a recipe to make it work better or them.
Holding me hostage 1/5
By global nn
I'm fine with you charging from this point forward, but you should have made a new app!!! Changing the app and denying access to old recipes bookmarked is a new low. This is not what you offered when I downloaded the app!!!
Good Recipes, Bad Organization 3/5
Doesn’t allow me to create my own folders, no option for sorting saved recipes, no option for viewing recipes you have marked as “cooked” without scrolling through all my saved recipes. Very inefficient.
Best of the web 5/5
This is by far the best of the recipe apps . I have enjoyed expanding my rotation of preparing meals for my family and challenging myself to become a more competent cook while using it. I have recommended it to friends and family .
not synched with main NYT cooking features 2/5
this app is ok to use as reference but it’s frustrating that when i click a NYT link in a FB post or NYT newsletter that NYT doesnt know to open my app and that im a paying subscriber.
Great recipes & clear directions 5/5
I’m not a fussy cook, so I appreciate recipes that have good, clear directions.
Also, one can find trending recipes, as well as classics—and stories that go with them.
Annoyingly incomplete 2/5
It's easy to save recipes from sites outside of NYT, but only the URL is saved. If the outside source abandons the page, you've lost the recipe.
Also, no way to annotate outside recipes. Better to download them to Evernote, Keep, or DevonThink, where they can be arranged by folder and/or tags.
I’m a subscriber, but can’t use this 1/5
I can’t even get this app to download to my iPad, what’s up with that???? Too bad I really enjoy the recipes in the newspaper, but this is ridiculous, can’t help but wonder if this is a case of Apple making downloads harder for older devices. Rotten apple if that is the case, can’t even make cider from it.
Apple Watch app crashes a little 4/5
Would be a 100/100 (app and subscription) if the Apple Watch app got polished up a little
Best cooking app EVER! 4/5
Great recipes, and useful search filters. I save recipes from other sites to it as well. One potential improvement: my saved recipes from other sites do not show up using the search function—don’t know if that could be changed, but it would be amazing if it could. In the meantime, I should be more disciplined about organizing my recipes into folders, that would help.
Used to love it, but not any more. 2/5
I've used this app for a very long time and loved it, but now it won't allow me to organize any of my recipes into my collections. It asks me to sign in, and when I enter my NY Times subscription ID and password it just gives me the eternal circling wheel. I've written twice to customer support. They replied the first time with a "solution" that showed they did not understand my problem. When I replied clarifying my issue, they simply ignored me. A few months ago I would have given this app 5 stars, but now I can only give it 3. Very disappointing.
I wrote the above review a few months ago and today when I tried to write a new review it made me re-send the prior one. So, since I now have a new complaint I’m adding it to the old review. The above problem was resolved after my initial complaint. But now, for the past few weeks when I receive my regular email from NYTimes Cooking and I want to view one of the recipes from it, I am required to sign in EVERY TIME. Once I do that, view and save the recipe and then return to the email to continue looking through it, and I select a different recipe FROM THE SAME email, I am forced to sign in ALL OVER AGAIN. Clicking on the Remember me button is worthless. I do not have this issue with my computer, nor with my iPad. It is only on my iPhone where I have been successfully using the app for years until now.
So I’m dropping my rating to two stars.
Used to be good 1/5
This app used to be my go-to for recipes after it was referred to me by Evernote after Evernote stopped supporting the ‘Food’ app. Then it started getting progressively worse, and now it hides behind a paywall. A round of applause for NYT and their brilliant Program Managers and app developers for figuring out how to kill an app. Great job!
Nicely done 5/5
Nice, quality app. Tons of great recipes. I like how I can search and filter for exactly what I’m looking for.
It’s unfortunate a lot of the low reviews here seem just because of the price. To me the cost is worth the high quality. Plus, if you have a New York Times subscription, this is included at no extra cost.
Not worth the cost 1/5
I loved this ap when it was free. I already have a NYTimes subscription, which is expensive, I am not paying for this.
Great cooking and recipes app 5/5
So useful. Good, well explained recipes, plus the Learn to Cook session. My go to cooking app.
Use this app daily 4/5
I find recipes clear, photos invaluable and tips from fellow users/cooks an added bonus.
Great App 5/5
The best cooking App available!
Love it 5/5
Love the app for meal planning and saving recipes
I use it all the time 5/5
It’s good food, generally easy to prepare, generally healthy. The app is searchable and easy to use.
Great app, worth the money 5/5
I love this app, I have used it almost every day for more than a year. I’ve become a much better cook overall as a result. One issue: what happened to the “previously cooked” listing? I’d like to be able to see that list again!
Bait and switch 1/5
This app used to be free, when I went to open it today, it wouldn’t load without paying.
I downloaded this app when it first became available years ago and now the NYT wants to make it a for pay app. I never would have downloaded it in the first place. I had recipes saved, favorites and now I can’t access. Advanced notice of this change would have been the correct way to handle the change. This is terrible customer service NYT and you should be ashamed. It’s one this to editorialize your opinions of how others conduct their business while providing a terrible level of customer service.
Recipe box 5/5
The recipe box feature is great for saving possible recipes.
So helpful 5/5
I love this app in conjunction with the daily emails containing recipe suggestions. Made my first dish - chicken paprikash - and it was delicious. I also like the feedback and suggestions from other users.
Love it! 5/5
By Forty Beads Girl
I’ve gotten so many new faves here. It has become my most trusted resource for inspiration in the kitchen!
Nice app 5/5
Great app. Very reliable and good content
Can’t print out recipes 2/5
I print out recipes. I have a farm that doesnt have internet, and I hate scrolling down the iPad to see entire recipe. Also can’t add notes. So. No ability to print from app? Really? I can from the NYT Cooking newsletters. How difficult is it to add a Print button? From experience, not so difficult. Hence 2 stars.
Love it 5/5
By Curly boys
I love the NYT’s recipes and it’s super easy to use this ap.
Makes cooking less of a chore!
This app is so great. I NEVER pay for apps but the second this one went subscription I ponied up. The recipes are great and timed perfectly. And the screen doesn’t go dark in the middle of you cooking! Thanks NYT!
Great app 5/5
Has great content and does a good job organizing content from else where online
My Go-To Cooking App 4/5
Out of any cooking app, NYTimes Cooking is second to none. Unbelievable variety, detailed instructions, great photos (for most foods) and there are even some videos! I’ve found many recipes here that have become the base for a delicious home-cooked meal.
My only gripe with the app is that there is some inconsistency within the recipes in that some are more detailed than others. I realize that could be because of different authors, I just wish they all had some sort of picture or a similar layout. Also, my recipe box is a mess. I wish there were a way to organize it.
Other than that, I would DEFINITELY recommend this app to anyone who enjoys cooking, wants to improve their health, or simply wants more variety in their meals. 4/5 stars.
A Wonderful Resource! 5/5
By Holly Tawil
This app is great!! I needed low sodium, low fat recipes for my mom who just had a heart surgery. It was very easy to plug in different search criteria to find a ton of recipes that tasted great! The comments below the recipes are very helpful too. As for me, I love having a quick resource for all sorts of recipes and being able to save them to use for later. So far, every recipe I’ve used has been amazing. They also hav a good number of slow cooker recipes. Highly recommend!