One day, we dream of bringing you a First We Feast app that’s as critical to your food and drink adventures as Instagram. Until then, there’s an insane array of apps that can enhance everything from that cocktail bar that you hit up on Saturday night, to the hangover-friendly recipe that you cook for Sunday brunch. As a start, we’ve compiled the ones that absolutely deserve a place on your home screen. Here are The 10 Essential Apps Every Food Lover Needs, available on Windows Store.

Yelp

Yelp

Good for: Finding out where to eat and drink around you
Price:
Free

Love or hate its opinionated reviewers, Yelp is absolutely the most essential app for finding where to stuff your face. It literally has everything, including millions of business listings and reviews that cover everything from the finest steakhouses to the dingiest dive bars. Just make sure to use it as a force for good, not evil. (Photo: Windows)

Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon

Good for: Discovering critics’ picks nearby
Price:
Free

Urbanspoon’s sprawling 800,000+ restaurant database isn’t quite as expansive as Yelp, but it tends to dig a little deeper. Stories from popular dining publications and certified food blogs are cited on business pages, meaning that ratings are usually way more helpful. One notable bonus: the addictive shake-to-pick-a-restaurant feature. (Photo: Windows)

Epicurious

Epicurious

Price: Free

Want to cook a meal that won’t let you down? The Epicurious app combines recipes from tons of great publications like Gourmet and Bon Appétit into a pretty stylish format. Even if you don’t want to turn on the stove and would rather just stare at the tantalizing eye candy, this is a nice app to have. (Photo: Windows)

OpenTable

Open Table

Good for: Locking down that last-minute dinner date on the fly
Price: Free

Don’t worry—we forget to make restaurant recommendations all the time too. That’s what OpenTable is for. It allows you to book a table in real time, post special requests, and automatically add upcoming dates to your calendar. Did we mention that there is also a cool reward point system? (Photo: Windows)

Allrecipes

Allrecipes

Good for: When you can’t decide what to make for dinner
Price:
Free

The Allrecipes app is comprised using a gigantic library of more than 50,000 recipes paired with a neat little feature called Dinner Spinner. It selects a recipe at random after you specify ingredients, dish type, and dietary preferences. Just like a penny-slot machine in Vegas, just keep pushing the button until you hit a winner. (Photo: Windows)

Food & Drink

MSN

Good for: Keeping track of what’s hot in the cooking world
Price:
Free

MSN’s food app offers a lot of functionality: You can browse recipes from chefs and bloggers, access saved shopping lists, watch how-to videos, or swipe through the expansive wine and cocktails guide. If you’re looking for one app that allows you to access everything in one place, this is it. (Photo: Windows)

Tip Calculator

Tip Calculator

Good for: Splitting a check without breaking a sweat
Price:
Free

Math is hard. Why spend time doing arithmetic on the back of a receipt when you have a supercomputer in your pocket? This app has tons of features that allow you to easily figure out the tip for one person or a large group. It’s easy enough that even your elderly uncle (the one who doesn’t tip that well anyway) should have no problem figuring it out. (Photo: Windows)

Vivino Wine Scanner

Vino

Good for: Acting like you know something about wine, without actually knowing
Price:
Free

Vivino bills itself as your “partner in wine,” and while that might be a pretty terrible pun, any app that demystifies the stuffy and confusing world of wine is a nice thing to have when going out to eat. Scan any wine label and Vivino will tell you what you need to know: serving temperature, customer ratings, pairing suggestions, etc. (Photo: Windows)

Beer Me

Beer me

Good for: Having a personalized beer guide in your pocket
Price:
Free

Similar to Vivino, Beer Me works by either scanning a beer’s bar code or typing in the name. From there, you can learn details like ABV, brewery profile, and beer style. The massive database also contains lots of user-generated reviews, so you can pick out which brew you’re going to order even before you reach the bar. (Photo: Windows)

How to Cook Everything

Cook Everything

Good for: Condensing culinary school into a few minutes
Price:
$6.99

As your middle-school basketball coach once preached, it’s all about the fundamentals. That’s why this app based on New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s best-selling book is worth the cost. It doesn’t just share recipes, it teaches you how to actually cook, including techniques, how-to illustrations, and meal picks from Bittman himself. (Photo: Windows)