This Genius App Basically Grocery Shops for You
Recipe app Manna makes grocery shopping effortless so you have one less thing to worry about
New York, N.Y. — I love flipping through recipes to find exciting new things to cook – if I didn’t, I probably wouldn’t work at a food magazine, right? – and I love actually cooking. But the stuff in between, all the steps from shopping list making to mise en place, can be kind of a drag, especially on busy weeknights when I would much rather spend any free window of time I can claim for myself chilling with a glass of rosé than braving the supermarket parking lot. Enter Manna. Already a very cool recipe-discovery app, it’s just added a shopping functionality that makes shopping effortless.
Here’s how it works: You log in to the app and swipe Tinder-style through recipes that it thinks you might like and meet your stated dietary needs. You can tell it you’re a vegan, for example, or gluten-free. Once you find your perfect matches, you can tap to add all the relevant ingredients directly to an Amazon Fresh shopping cart. You can modify brands or make swaps and then check out with Amazon to have your groceries delivered. Before you know it, you have everything you need to get cooking, and you’ve never left the house.