Cook IT Allergy Free Food & Drink App Review (iOS, $4.99)


Languages: English

Seller: My Allergy Free Recipes, LLC

App Description updated so users understand that allergen ingredients in recipes can be replaced in recipes with SAFE SUBSTITUTION options. Some have been confused about this.

Update fixed issue of iOS requirement.
Now compatible with iOS 3 or higher.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
22 Ratings
All Versions:
73 Ratings
Food & DrinkPaidIOS


Named by Bon Appetit as one of 8 Best Healthy Cooking Apps/Best App for Food Allergies.

As Featured in the App Store's "New and Noteworthy" & "What's Hot" Sections:

This is the essential tool for anyone dealing with food allergies. If you are allergic to Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Nuts, you no longer have to search for a recipe that does not contain your allergens.


Any ingredients that appear IN RED within a recipe can be TRADED OUT with a correctly-calculated allergen safe substitution option that will work with the recipe.

Perfect if you have Celiac Disease, Food Allergies, or are dealing with challenges of Autism and the Gluten Free Casein Free Diet (GFCF Diet).

Cook IT Allergy Free will take any of these great gluten free recipes and make them safe for you and your Food Allergies or Sensitivities.

Perfect for Parents dealing with the challenges of allergy-friendly Cooking.

Customize Any of the Gluten Free Recipes to meet your allergy needs:

•200+ Recipes, with MORE recipes being added all of the time. Beautiful images of all recipes.
•Find substitutions within the recipes for: eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, buttermilk, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, cheeses, nuts, nut butters, corn syrup, and soy.
•Customize your recipes and then share them through Email, Facebook, and Twitter.
•Also find the best tips and tricks for gluten free and allergy free cooking that will help to give you delicious results in the recipes.

“Save Your Customized Recipes to your Grocery List”
•Saving your recipes to your Grocery List will allow you to have all of the ingredients you need, including your substitutions for your allergens, at your fingertips for easy shopping.
•Your list will be organized By Aisle or By Recipe. Add items from your daily list as well.
•Check off items as you shop →clear single ingredients, entire recipes, or your entire list with simple taps.
•Email Grocery list to yourself (or whoever is doing the shopping) or use the list directly from the phone

“Keep your Allergy-free Recipes Organized in your Recipe Box - It makes Cooking so easy for busy Parents trying to get that allergy-friendly meal on the table quickly.
•Save your customized recipes to your category-organized Recipe Box
•Have offline access to them anytime.
•Keep your own notes within each recipe to remind yourself of what you liked or did not like about a recipe.

Cook IT Allergy Free is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: All, Parents
Categories: Parents

Customer Reviews

  • A Lifesaver!

    by Jule.S.P.

    I was recently diagnosed with Egg, Gluten and Dairy allergies. This app has been a LIFESAVER! It's also a wonderful reference in understanding substitutions (and products) in your cooking or baking. As a newbie it's overwhelming trying to learn how to eat again. This app has been my best resource. Well done!

  • Love this app!

    by Carol SGF

    This was the first app I bought when getting my iPhone - I just love it!!! This app does EXACTLY what it promises it does. It is a must have app for anyone trying to navigate the sometimes Ricky road of an allergy free diet. I love that this gives you options! Makes life so much easier. A real bargain!

  • I love this app!

    by SimplySugarAndGlutenFree

    This app has a wealth of recipes. It makes it simple for anyone who needs to eat on a special diet to customize a dish to meet their needs. I've made many different recipes and they all turn out beautifully. It's well worth the money and will make your life in the kitchen much easier.

  • Saves my sanity

    by Deep Fried Canadian

    My son is allergic to wheat, soy, nuts, fish, milk, and eggs. This app helps me keep my sanity by offering me great substitutions for these ingredients. Not every recipe is a perfect fit (I've come to accept that this is impossible), but I am very pleased with the selection. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for allergy free solutions.

  • Makes Cooking Fun

    by LeashyLeach

    This is an amazing app, so helpfull in meal planning when taking tough allergies into account. It is great, I would recommend it to anyone. Even for the person who just wants to eat healthy:) Great job!

  • Amazing

    by elanaspantry

    This is a super well designed app; it is the best one I have seen in the food allergy/gluten free space, and also one of the best apps overall in the entire category of food apps. With features such as a grocery list and many others this app is well worth the price and a total winner!

  • Very helpful app

    by thewholegang

    I love this app because it allows me to sub out what I can and cannot eat. When I need to change an ingredient it offers suggestions and then saves what I choose. Love that. I use this to make a weekly menu and then use the grocery list part of the app. Def worth having. 5 stars for sure.

  • Unbeknownst

    by SurferChic82

    Ok app, wish there were more recipes? Found the app link to the blog website, great recipe found online but not on the app? Why so few recipes? Come on $4.99, hefty price. Do Appreciate the lay out, recipe box and the features of helpful food allergy substitutions. This app rocks, just more recipes and connected to the blog please!

  • A must have app for families with allergies

    by Math Parent

    The best part of this app is that you can customize the recipes to avoid the ingredients that you must avoid. The app suggests substitutions and you can even add your own notes to the recipes and save the customized recipes in a 'recipe box'. Another nice feature is the 'grocery list' that lets you add ingredients from one or several recipes to a shopping list.

  • Love app - need more recipes

    by Chip Talbert

    I have found this app to be very useful. The layout and functionality is wonderful. In other words, this app was not thrown together to just make a quick buck. More recipes please!!!

  • Cooking helper

    by cejael

    Cooking with food allergies is a major pain. This app goes a long way to ease this pain! Love the substitutions. Helps, too, for other recipes in our collection. Looking forward to even more recipes & other food substitutions.

  • Great Allergy-Free App!

    by Nancy107

    This is a great app for celiacs, people with food allergies or sensitivities or those who avoid common food allergens. It includes a great selection of recipes and lets you easily choose alternative ingredients. It's quick, easy, and great to have on hand as you're planning meals or grocery shopping. Just love it!

  • Decent

    by Gfgurl32

    This is a nice app and shows you subs for dairy and egg if you are allergic or intolerant to them. However it would be nice to see vegetarian dishes on here as well. Every main dish includes meat. I hope it gets an update at some point and adds veg dishes.

  • Best app purchase to date!

    by mom2koh

    My daughter and myself are gluten free. I also have a son who needs to have as little dairy as possible. This app has helped us infuse yummy new recipes into our menu. It's easy to use and I have not had a bad experiene with a recipe yet! I also wanted to note that the customer service is fantastic! I had a glitch occur when I upgraded my phone and the creator of the app called me personally and fixed it asap. This is a must have if you are gluten free.

  • greatest app

    by Long Beach Nante

    Very helpful....My family loves the ease of using this app....well thought out and user friendly

  • Amazing Application. You did such a good Job!

    by Singing Jeannie

    Thank you for doing all the work for us. I love cooking for people, and now-a-days everyone seems to have allergies. This Application makes it easy to find a recipe, do substitutions for ingredients, and make a shopping list. I am so excited to try new things. This should be such a big hit with everyone. I can't imagine not having it at my finger tips.

  • Review

    by Brrrrrry

    Great app, recipes allow u 2 substitute ingrediants with ease & will guide u 2 websites that sell ingrediants for those with severe food allergies

  • It's all about the substitutions!

    by AllergyBird

    I am really impressed with how the author specfies which dairy substitutions or egg substitutions work better for certain recipes that call for those allergens. I love how the app lets you choose your substitution to customize the recipe according to your allergy, & lets you create a grocery list, sorting either by recipe or by aisle. Very cool!

  • Brilliant!

    by Mbhall99

    What a life saver and very easy to use. So many substitution suggestions.

  • Finally!

    by chefdadto4

    This is what I have been looking for. As the chef (dad) in our family that is plagued with food allergies, I am constantly trying to find recipes that can be adjusted to all of our allergies. This app is the tool that lets me pick any recipe and tailor it to all of us! And for the reviewer who was disappointed because you can't sort by allergies, they obviously did not read the description of the app. It clearly states that this app takes any of the gluten free recipes and customizes them TO your allergies. Tapping on any of the red ingredients lets you make it safe. I am impressed that there is finally something like this and that according to the website, a mom was the one who thought of it.

  • Not worth buying/ can I have my money back?

    by Lovelypatti

    I thought it would have a lot more recipes for gluten free, dairy free but it doesn't. Only a handful. And most recipes don't even have a substitution. Idea is good but if theres Only a handful of recipes this is a waste of money! Don't buy it, wish I had read the reviews before purchasing it.

  • Disappointed

    by iSeeUseeMe

    My daughter has milk, egg, and nut allergy and there just weren't enough recipes for us. Money down the drain.

  • Not worth it

    by New to allergy free

    Great concept but very disappointing. Not enough options if you are on a dairy, soy, gluten free diet. Wish I had not spent the $$

  • Needs more

    by petesurplus

    I wish this app had more to it. Good idea, but it is very limited. I was hoping for a lot of ideas for my son since he is allergic to milk and I only got maybe 6. 4.99 is way to much money to charge for what this app offers.

  • R u kidding me!¡!

    by Rascals Fan

    What a waste! Would it be too much to actually test the recipes? Gluten free ingredients are expensive and I just wasted a couple of hours and several $$ making pancakes that the proportions were not even close on. Please nobody buy this app!¡!

  • Vegan?

    by Loribear66

    Waste of my money. I'm a vegan, nothing for me here.

  • Register to use??!?

    by Vinylrulz

    can't use unless I register and log in??? Why and what for??? I want a refund

  • Not enough

    by majwanda

    Very disappointed in the amount of recipies. For the money I say it is not worth it. I would love a refund.

  • Useless

    by catfinley9

    Expected to be able to note food allergies and avoid those items. Not an option. Huge waste if money.

  • Useless

    by catfinley9

    Expected to be able to note food allergies and avoid those items. Not an option. Huge waste if money.

  • So grateful for this app!

    by jascoop2

    My 5 yr old has been a diagnosed celiac for 2 years, so we're not new to gluten free cooking. However, we were in a food rut. I love that each recipe has a picture, and it makes my shopping list easier!! Looking forward to more recipes, and hopefully a rating system for the recipes as well. Great app!!!!!

  • Great cooking tool!

    by Sarah0123456789

    I am so impressed with this app! My son has multiple food allergies and baking anything for him takes a while because I have to figure out all the substitutions for each new recipe. With this app, all wheat worries were already relieved for all the recipes, and I could quickly pick from a list of egg or dairy substitutes, with the new measurements being automatically calculated. I can save these changes within the app, email the recipe, or even tweet or post it to Facebook! Good variety of recipes and well worth it's price!

  • Great for my business

    by Tracy's Cakes

    I make custom cakes and cater to the gluten free community. Occasionally I get requests for other dietary needs that I'm not as familiar with. This application makes my life much easier, cutting down on research time! This app gets special placement on my home page!

  • Excellent Idea

    by Bunny Valentine

    I'm very conscious about the ingredients I use since I and my b/f don't eat dairy, and he happens to also be allergic to almonds. It's so convenient to have a resource that quickly and easily gives me alternative ingredients to "staple" recipes - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fantastic idea - can't wait to see more even more delicious recipes.

  • Great Work!

    by Aloha Kameron

    Allergies are not needed to benefit from this app. This is an awesome application for new and exciting ways to eat healthier. I do not have food allergies myself, but what a terrific platform for finding new and healthy recipes as well as organizing it all. Thank you.

  • Great!

    by Rhanea

    I would like to see some nutritional information, like carbohydrate content. Great for people who are just finding their way after being diagnosed with Celiac!!!

  • Great idea and app

    by renerocks

    Substituting ingredients in recipes is the best part of this app for me. Thanks!

  • Awesome App!

    by NutFreeSara

    This app is just what I needed! It is super user friendly and great for my daughter who has egg and nut allergies.

  • Great app!!!

    by BVial

    This is a great app that is needed for the many family members that have food allergies. I love the fact that I can find recipes for them without calling them or researching the subject. Kudos to the creator of this app.

  • A Must Have!

    by Well Life Living

    Allergens or not this app is a “must have” for anyone who is looking for some yummy recipes and healthy living. It’s user friendly with easy navigation and allows you to see that you have many options in creating one meal.

  • Fantastic App, works Great!

    by JJ Badman

    This is a really great tool for my wife who can't eat gluten!

  • Cook IT Allergy Free Awesome App

    by AveryH

    What a great idea. This app is perfect for our family. Son has dairy allergy and daughter has egg allergy. This app lets me customize recipes to each of their allergies without having to look for recipes that are already dairy and egg free. And it inserts safe substitutions in the recipes calculated to the correct amount! I don't have to do the work to figure it out. This app takes any of the gluten free recipes and makes them safe for most food allergies. It is super easy to use. I have not seen anything like it before. Great idea!

  • Great app!

    by Motta55

    Great app. Easy to use!

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