Avoiding gluten isn’t always easy. But the right app can give you gluten-free recipes, offer helpful lifestyle tips — even find nearby restaurants with gluten-free menu items.

We chose the year’s best gluten-free apps for their excellent quality, high user ratings, and reliability. Whether your choice to avoid gluten comes from necessity or preference, they should be able to help.

Find Me Gluten Free

best gluten free apps

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Eating out when you’re gluten-free can be tricky — unless you have Find Me Gluten Free. Use the app to find restaurants filtered to your specifications, like pizza or breakfast. Check out locations on the map, and get directions or a number to make reservations. You can also bookmark your favorites and find gluten-free menus from popular chain restaurants.

The Gluten Free Scanner

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iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 3.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This simple app makes finding gluten-free foods a breeze. The barcode scanner provides an analysis on four levels for more information and greater accuracy. The app’s database has over 500,000 products and growing, so you can check for gluten in all of your favorite foods and beverages.

Cookpad

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Swap, share, and discover recipes in this huge, global community of home cooks. Find and follow other cooks, create your own recipes to share with your community, build and save your own cookbook, bookmark recipes for later, and search for inspiration by ingredient, dish, or recipe author.

Coeliac Australia

Android rating: 4.1 stars

Price: $10.14

Get specifics about more than 800 ingredients and 300 additives used in foods across Australia and New Zealand. Whether you’re traveling or you live in this part of the world, Coeliac Australia makes it easy to decide which foods from down under can be safely included in your gluten-free diet.

mySymptoms Food Diary

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: $2.99 on iPhone; $4.49 on Android

This app can help you identify triggers in your diet by tracking foods, symptoms, and bowel movements. It also provides insights into things like stress, sleep, mood, and medications — offering a comprehensive understanding of your digestive health and well-being. Plus, the multi-user platform means you can keep diaries for everyone in the family.

Sift Food Labels

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 3.8 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Overwhelmed by complicated, confusing ingredient labels? Use the barcode scanner in the Sift Food Labels app for accurate, simple information, including any ingredients that may be banned in other countries. The app is especially helpful in supporting gluten-free nutrition and other lifestyle diets.

Celiac Disease Diet Tips & Gluten Free Foods Help

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free

Learn the ins and outs of managing celiac disease or gluten sensitivity with this comprehensive app. It includes information about symptoms and diagnosis, treatment, foods to eat, foods to avoid, and common foods with gluten. Need more? Contact the app’s dietitians directly for answers to your questions.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.


Jessica Timmons has been a freelance writer since 2007. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady accounts and the occasional one-off project, all while juggling the busy lives of her four kids with her ever-accommodating husband. She loves weightlifting, really great lattes, and family time.