This app is wonderful. Disabling comment replies is not. 4/5
I really love this app and I use it all the time...On iPhone iPad and Apple Watch. One of the things that makes it so wonderful is the comments or notes made by other users that allow for crowd-sourced improvement on each recipe. You used to be able to reply to someone’s comment or note; that ability has been removed, I don’t know for how long. This makes the community feeling much less and makes the app at least one star less valuable, maybe two. For now, I take away only one, in expectation that there will be some answer given as to why this ability was removed. Thanks again for the great app!
Recipes from the web 4/5
You can indeed save recipes found elsewhere on the web to the NYT Cooking recipe box (something I’ve been looking for), but the app doesn’t allow you to “file” it into a category. It only shows up in the “all” section. I can see how if I accumulate many recipes, it will be difficult to find the non-NYT Cooking ones.
Search function frustrating and 4/5
I love the recipe collection and am happy to pay for the subscription. My only complaint is the search function doesn’t auto correct, and won’t bring up recipes containing the basic search term I enter. Seems like the search program is set up like Goldilocks - I have to put in just the right term after a couple of tries in order find what I’m looking for.
The recipes are incredible, the app not so much 1/5
By Garol Northbrother
The recipes are so worth the money but the app is annoying to use. Anytime your phone screen goes into rest mode (dark after x minutes, whatever your setting), or you are in a different app for too long, the app refreshes you back to the main landing page. Which means you have to search for the recipe you are cooking every time you turn away from the phone. Not helpful when you may only have one finger not dirty and just want to see what ingredient goes in next.
Also the saving feature is horrible. I wish they would use the same touch/responsiveness options as Pinterest say, where you can hold down on a recipe and a menu of which recipe box to save it in appears. As it is now, the first time you tap on the save button, no matter how long you hold it down, you can’t save it to an individual recipe list, just your general bookmarks. You must then press and hold on the tiny banner for it to then ask you if you want to save it onto a recipe box, then you go through to find which one. Makes creating quick recipe lists really laborious.
I love these recipes so much, that’s the only reason I’m begging for some UI changes!
Huge movie ad in a paid app? 1/5
Seriously? I was swiping down to ingredients and accidentally tapped a giant ad for The Farewell... is this a joke? You are charging us to use the app and you have the balls to start putting advertisements?
Nice when it works 3/5
Usually does, but I’ve also encountered ‘freezing’ now and then. Also, sometimes have to re-enter my email and password. Frustrating when it happens.
Refuses to acknowledge paid subscription. 1/5
App refuses to acknowledge paid subscription. Canceling. Please refund.
Good App, poor integration with NY Times 4/5
I like this app. The recipes are interesting and the steps are clear. Once you get to the recipe, all is well.
A couple of versions ago, the App stopped working seamlessly with the online version of the Times. I used to click on a recipe in the Times and it would get me into the app. Then it wanted me to add my ID and password to open the App even if the App was already open. Like another used it then would get stuck in a loop. The advice from the Times tech people (reinstall) produced no results. Subsequent updates have produced no change. So now if I see a recipe in the Times I go to the App and search. The search features is not great. It may take 2 or 3 tries to find the recipe shifting from names to principal ingredients. Sometimes I don’t find it. I assume it has yet to be posted on the App.
The sign in problem 2/5
By Dr Nora J
I dislike having tho sign in repeatedly
What could you be thinking????.
NYT cooking 5/5
I love the NYT cooking app-great recipes!
I CANT USE THIS APP!! 1/5
By Kakashe 98
I wanted to see one recipe and I payed for the annual subscription and the app is still asking me to subscribe!! There’s no way to navigate the app or exit out of that page! I can’t see the recipe I bought the app for! I thought this was a recipe app??
Holds my fave recipes hostage 3/5
This app is moderately frustrating, but the payoff is worth it (said through a clenched jaw).
One feature enhancement I beg of the product team: It’s intuitive to tap the stars and expect to navigate to the reviews section TO READ OTHERS’ reviews. Alas, this isn’t what happens. You tap on the stars, and you rate the recipe — and there’s no undoing it.
Either add to this intuitive process to the navigation flow, or, even easier, just prevent users from adding stars if they haven’t checked off “Cooked.” This way the rating of a recipe won’t be tainted by users (like me!) who accidentally “rate” the recipe while trying to navigate to the reviews.
Why are there ads? 4/5
I love this app and use it frequently, but why am I seeing ads on an app for which I’m paying a monthly subscription?
This is my sole recipe source 5/5
This application and the recipes are fantastic. I have found so many favorites here. This app is easy to use. You can save recipes and learn how to cook. I'm just discovering the Editor's Collection and it looks promising!
The watch app is nearly perfect. I was so excited when I realized it had a grocery list that you can check off items. What would be really fun is if 2 people could view a list on their watches that stays synced so they can split up the shopping effort! Or does that already exist? I also have a bit of trouble with the watch orientation. For some reason it always rotates the screen when I put my arm down.
Also, the "Rate on the App Store" doesn't work for me because I think Apple limits the number of times apps can prompt it.
AppYork apps 5/5
This app has changed my cooking & life for the better 5/5
I’ve subscribed to NYT Cooking app for about 3 years now. In that time period, this app has changed how I think about cooking, the types of recipes I make, and how much I enjoy cooking. The interface is gorgeous and everything (even ingredients!) is easily searchable. There are videos that show you how to do the basics (I was clueless!). I cook nearly every night with NYT Cooking recipes because they are so well written and easy to follow. When I was in France on vacation, I used the app to translate market finds into French dishes.
This app has made cooking a source of joy and passion for me. I recommend it to everyone I know. Thank you, NYT.
Of all the no-good, annoying, money grabs! 1/5
By Learning Curve
I’ve had a subscription to NYT for ages and used to like one recipe I bookmarked. Now they want to charge me $49.99?! Wow.
Have to contact customer support to cancel 2/5
Yikes. You gotta contact customer support to cancel a $5 per month subscription.
Definitely wouldn’t recommend unless you like being hassled for the price of fast food meal or like 5 candy bars. 🤷♂️
The time estimates are a joke. You basically need to double them as a rule of thumb. I know all cooking guides do this to an extent but NYT is the worst offender that I’ve found. I do enjoy the collections and find inspiration daily. The price is high but I bundle with the other times Apps.
So buggy 1/5
By Renn Orenn
Content is great. App is janked. So hard to stay logged-in across devices. And why would you perform ‘site maintenance’ on a cooking app... from the New York Times... on a Sunday afternoon... in New York City... ?
Epic failure 1/5
By Quark Gluon Plasma
I log in with my nyt I’d, but get no content. Deleted. Back to old-fashioned web browsing
Best cooking app I've used 5/5
I love this app. The photos, the searching, the blurb at the start of each, the ability to save... it's beautiful and well laid out.
One request to the developers: can you make the Apple Watch app not rotate when you move your wrist? I love the shopping list functionality, but when I’m at the store it keeps turning the screen 180 degrees and then back and so on.
The App is Okay but the editors are asleep 3/5
Recipes occasionally are missing an ingredient in the ingredients list that appears in the recipe. List of “x” number of favorites have fewer recipes. Selecting filters can jump you to your favorites instead of whittling down the general selection you’re trying to work with.
I read previous review. Used to use this app All the time. Loved it even though I have nyt cookbook! Got too difficult getting in,staying in, so don’t use now. SAME with nyt paper! I put in name and password and 3-4 minutes later wants me to sign in again! Sometimes it then lets me in, sometimes Not! Hooey
Great cooking app for beginners and advanced 5/5
I am so grateful to this app because it’s taught me to cook delicious and healthy food. If you want to know both the basics (how to cook a good pot of rice) and the more elaborate (stupendous capanada) it’s here for you. I use this to plan my week’s meals. Worth the subscription price. Recipes easy to follow and the comments section is super helpful.
No longer user friendly 2/5
By Ugh No More Ads
This app is no longer user friendly. You are not able to filter recipes down to find a recipe to use. It’s not worth paying for.
I tried to search for a side dish recently and rather than coming up with something it gave me 20,000 recipes. I love that I get lots of recipes but my search didn’t narrow anything down. The app limits you in filtering. I’m not vegan but maybe I want veggies so I’m not gonna select vegan. I want to cook stuff in bacon fat!
Love it! 5/5
I actually replaced my Cooks Illustrated subscription with recipes from this app. I am doing fine! Very happy.
Bad Advertising Even in Paid Version 1/5
By Erwin Dink
This is actually a decent app but it suffers from the same large, ugly and intrusive ads that the NYT web site and app have. I understand placing ads in a free version but for $40 per year the app should be ad free.
It would also be nice to be able to edit the keywords associated with the recipes.
Kristin Wolford Kramer 5/5
By Kristin Wolford Kramer
I LOVE this app. Great resource I cannot do without.
Shopping list missing 3/5
By MS in MC
Am I just not seeing it? I’ve created a recipe folder for the week but there is no way to get a shopping list that consolidates all recipe ingredients and adds up the common ingredients between them. Shouldn’t this be a common sense feature? The Grocery List button is just a copy paste of the ingredients list and not helpful.
Glenview, IL Journeyman 5/5
By Born in South Buffalo
I love the structure of the app and ease of use with practical features like grocery list export for recipes. Sheer breadth of recipes and search capabilities is impressive. Enjoy historical notes on a recipe when available. Explanations on why an ingredient is important, the how-to videos, etc. are really helpful. Very intuitive design. Well done NYT.
My favorite cooking app for easy-to-follow and gourmet recipes. Their recipes never disappoint!
Excellent app! 5/5
Love this app — super choices and great organization. Essential for those who love to cook.
Use this app at least 4x/week 5/5
By Restless Margin
A great resource!
The best app-etite 5/5
We refer to this app all the time - our go to recipes are @ NYT cooking
Top App that I use 5/5
The functionality of the NYTimes cooking app is unparalleled. The depth and breadth of the recipes in the times database is amazing by itself. The fact that you can also store your apps from other websites makes this pure genius. People thought I was crazy when I installed a computer in my kitchen many years ago, but the kitchen computer is invaluable and is the NYTimes cooking app. Bravo!
Best cooking app out there 5/5
Great recipes/easy search and save 5/5
By B'more Pepper
I love the quality, diversity and comprehensiveness of the recipes accessible on the app. The search function is excellent and I like being able to save and easily access my favorites. I also appreciate the curated collections which prompt me to try new recipes.
Excellent resource! 5/5
Love the app. Use it constantly!
Love the recipes & community, please do better w database maintenance 4/5
This is my primary source for recipes. The recipes and community feedback are great! My only complaint is that the number of database error messages is a little annoying. But, not so much that it isn’t still my go-to for inspiration and dependable recipes.
Best recipes online 5/5
Amazing recipes and always adding new ones. I love nyt cooking!!
Good app love the add recipe feature 5/5
Add recipes from other websites to have a combined app for all recipes is a great feature!
Buggy crashy 2/5
Even though I have a print and digital subscription to the NYT, the Cooking App insisted one morning that I had to buy a $39.99 annual subscription to access it. So I did. Ripped off by a bug in their platform.
NY Times Cooking App 5/5
I haven’t put my phone down since discovering this app. I am finding the recipes to be fairly simple and most require ingredients I already have on hand in the kitchen. Last night I made the turmeric pasta dish and today some of the Irish recipes. It’s very well done with beautiful photography inspiring me to want to have friends over for a feast.
Great variety! 5/5
Lots of healthy, vegetarian recipes along with a wide range of cuisines and cooking styles. Works best in tandem with a NYT digital subscription.
I have to pay and tolerate ads? 1/5
We now have to pay for access to New York Times recipes. And when we use the recipe app we have to endure in embedded ads? Unacceptable!
I have yet to make a bad recipe! 5/5
By Swag master373636
Easy to follow and when in doubt the comments are usually helpful.
Always great ideas to amp up my dinner routines! 5/5
By Twice bloomed
Even if I don't cook all of the recipes, I enjoy perusing the possibilities.
Great range, mediocre search capability 4/5
We should be able to search and screen contents of our private recipe box