12 Best Grocery Shopping Apps to Make Your Grocery Run Easier

Simplify your trip to the store with the right grocery shopping apps.

It’s the weekly errand we all love to hate: grocery shopping. From not being able to find a perfectly ripe avocado to juggling your list, keys and coffee while simultaneously pushing a cart, it can be a tough task to tackle.

But fortunately, there’s an app for that, and we’ve rounded up our top 12 tech faves below. Thanks to these shopping apps, you can say goodbye to that dreaded moment when you get to the store and realize you left your list at home. (We’ve all been there!)

1. Flipp

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Flipp matches coupons from popular brands with the weekly ads from your local store—covering over 2,000 retailers. You can sort coupons by store, item, brand, or coupon and cross items off your list as you shop.

Flipp makes it really easy to learn how to coupon for groceries, especially since they’ll find deals for the groceries on your list in the app.

2. Instacart

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Just can’t bear to leave the house? Instacart will deliver not only food, but pet food, some beauty products and drugstore items from places like Walgreens and CVS. Whether you desperately need that late-night pint of Ben & Jerry’s (they deliver until midnight) or are craving a box of mac and cheese, Instacart has you covered. Find out the best day to go grocery shopping and save money.

3. MealBoard

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Consider MealBoard the ultimate all-in-one app: It does everything from managing your recipes to storing your grocery list to keeping track of what you do (and don’t) have in your pantry.

You can scan recipes from cookbooks or import them from your favorite websites, so you don’t have to dig through your search history to find that one recipe you planned to make this week. This grocery shopping app syncs between devices, so you can go from the grocery store to your pantry with all of the updated information in one spot.

4. Ibotta

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Get cash back for shopping at stores like Walmart, Sam’s Club, H.E.B., Albertsons, The Container Store and more when you use Ibotta. Add offers for products you plan to buy and submit your receipt when you’re done.

5. AnyList

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The best part about AnyList (besides the fact that it helps you keep a super-organized list) is that you can share it with anyone. Plus, you can add items with Siri if you’re digging through the fridge or pantry and don’t want to pause to write something down. AnyList isn’t limited to groceries—keep gift idea lists, chore lists, all of your lists all in one spot.

6. ShopWell

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ShopWell helps simplify nutrition labels, so you don’t have to wonder if any particular item is a good source of protein, carbs or fiber. If you create a profile and enter in your nutrition goals, it will help you identify if certain foods are helping you meet that goal, simply by scanning the barcode at the store. They’ll also provide better matches for your nutrition goals if a product you find isn’t quite right.

7. Buy Me a Pie!

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Make your shopping much more efficient with Buy Me a Pie! Our favorite feature of this grocery shopping app? The fact that you can sort your list by aisle so you don’t have to double back for forgotten products.

Easily cross things off your list by clicking on them instead of digging out your pen and paper list. You can even specify the amount of each item that you need, so you don’t have to check your recipe to see whether it calls for a 16- or 28-ounce can of tomatoes.

8. Out of Milk

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Aptly named, the defining feature for Out of Milk is the pantry list, which lets you know when your stock of certain products is low so you never, well, run out of milk.

The app makes it easy to add from your historic purchases for ease and convenience. You can also scan items so you know exactly how much they cost last time you bought them, to double-check that you’re getting the best price.

9. Key Ring

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Streamline your key ring (and avoid accidentally losing one of your cards) by organizing all of your loyalty and rewards memberships in this grocery shopping app. Key Ring can also use your location to find deals nearby, so if you’re out of town on vacation and are trying to pick up some groceries for the week, you can still save just as much money as you would at home.

10. BigOven

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Not sure what you want to make for tomorrow’s family dinner? BigOven can help with that. You can connect with friends to see what they’ve been buying and making (to get some inspiration), or you can type in what ingredients you have in the fridge already to find recipes that will use them up.

11. Specialty Produce

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Kumquats are on sale this week… but you have no idea what to do with them, how to store them or what they taste like. That’s where Specialty Produce comes in. It gives you all the info you need on unique finds, including popular recipes from food bloggers. With this app at your fingertips, you’ll be empowered to eat more adventurously.

12. Drizly

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Need a bottle of champagne, but don’t have time to run to the store? With Drizly, you can have it delivered to your door. The app allows you to browse multiple stores at once—whether you need any old bottle of bubbly or prefer a specific brand from your local Total Wine.

You can also schedule deliveries of champagne to your friends in advance for their birthday or engagement. How fun!

Lauren Pahmeier
Lauren has spent four years in digital and print publishing since earning her professional journalism degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As an editor at Taste of Home, Lauren spends her days leading SEO-focused projects and collaborating with the Test Kitchen to develop new recipes. She also writes daily about her favorite recipes, building seasonal charcuterie boards and more. Lauren previously pitched, wrote and edited content about event planning, catering and travel, but discovered her passion for food journalism in particular while she served as the editor and co-founder of her school’s chapter of Spoon University. After exploring the restaurant scene in Minneapolis for almost eight years, Lauren moved to Milwaukee where she continues to try every seasonal latte and scoop of frozen custard she can. No matter where she goes, she loves to share her finds with her friends and family on Instagram. When she’s not writing or posting about food, she’s either making it at home or deliberating where to dine next.