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Food API and Recipe API



  • ⤷ nutrition data
  • ⤷ price data
  • ⤷ cooking tips
  • ⤷ health information
  • ⤷ substitutions
  • ⤷ conversions
  • ⤷ mapping to products



  • ⤷ nutrition analysis
  • ⤷ cost breakdown
  • ⤷ cooking tips
  • ⤷ related recipes
  • ⤷ scaling/converting
  • ⤷ semantic search
  • ⤷ wine pairings
  • ⤷ shoppable content



  • ⤷ ingredient analysis
  • ⤷ nutrition data
  • ⤷ nutrition visualization
  • ⤷ descriptions
  • ⤷ product comparison
  • ⤷ product search

Menu Items


  • ⤷ over 800 American restaurant chains
  • ⤷ nutrition data
  • ⤷ nutrition visualization
  • ⤷ images
  • ⤷ descriptions
  • ⤷ menu search

Use Cases

spoonacular case study

Special Diets/Intolerances

We automatically analyze recipes to check for ingredients that contain common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, etc. We also determine whether a recipe is vegan, vegetarian, Paleo friendly, Whole30 compliant, and more.

Nutritional Information

We compute the nutritional information for recipes automatically using a proprietary algorithm. With this information, you can find individual recipes or even create entire meal plans that satisfy your users' dietary goals.

Meal Planning

Plan your meals

Let your users plan their meals for the week using recipes or even your own brand of packaged foods. The daily nutritional information is calculated automatically.

Get your shopping list

Once your users are done meal planning, they can get their shopping list in a click of the mouse.

Shoppable Recipe

Shoppable Recipes

Finally! An all-in-one solution for cooking at home. Your users can pick their recipes and order all the ingredients from an online grocer to have everything delivered or ready for pickup.

Display recipes to inspire visitors when they browse your own packaged foods (whether dips, sauces, pickles, wraps, you name it!) Show them what they can make, and they'll be more likely to purchase.

Have another idea how you want your customers to interact with recipes? Let us help!

Something else in mind?

We are more than just a recipe API. We provide solutions to make any food-related vision a reality.

  • ✓ find recipes to use ingredients you already have ("what's in your fridge" search)
  • ✓ find recipes based on nutritional requirements
  • ✓ extract recipes from any website
  • ✓ classify a recipe's type or cuisine
  • ✓ generate an entire meal plan
  • ✓ generate shopping lists
  • ✓ UPC lookup of American grocery products
  • ✓ detect food in text (NER)
  • ✓ food trivia and jokes
  • ✓ create a chatbot
  • Request a custom solution






API Users

Our API is used by hundreds of universities, schools, companies, and hackathons all around the world. See some applications built with the recipe API and check out the map:

Don't be shy.

We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email to get answers to any questions you have or to set up a quick call. You can also check out our API FAQs or chat with the community in our Discord Chat.