The best Food Alexa Skills
Food skills are where the dream of ambient computing is realized by busy and lazy alike. You can enable numerous cooking and recipe skills to follow along with while making your next big meal, and you can even take advantage of grocery list skills so that you know what to buy for that next kitchen session. If all of that is too much work, just order something yummy from a restaurant skill or reserve a table if you want a night out.
Food Network Kitchen
The Food Network Kitchen Alexa Skill brings your favorite Food Network stars to the small screen of your Echo Show for live and on-demand cooking classes and over 80,000 recipes. You also get commercial-free access to Food Network shows and live Q&A tutorials with Food Network chefs.
Amazon has an interesting partnership with the Food Network and has been offering the Food Network Kitchen Skill and channel for free for a year with new Echo Show devices. In fact, this is a skill that works best with screened Echo devices. To enable this video skill, you will need to go to the TV & Video section within your Alexa app's Settings menu.
Food Network Kitchen
Bring the best of the Food Network to your Amazon Echo Show for cooking tips and guidance and recipes from your favorite Food Network shows and stars.
OurGroceries is one of the most popular shopping list apps on iOS and Android, and it's also one of the most popular Alexa food skills. You can ask Alexa to add items to your shared grocery lists, which are instantly synchronized on all of your devices, which have the OurGroceries app. It's a convenient way to keep your family grocery lists in sync while cooking or remembering a new item to add.
Keep your family's grocery list in sync with the easy-to-use Alexa Skill.
Interactive recipe skills and grocery lists are great, but what if you have no idea what you want to cook? That's where the Meal Idea Alexa Skill comes in to play. You can ask Alexa to give you a random meal idea or for more specifics based on the ingredients you have. Alexa will then push the idea to your Alexa app's home screen so you can decide if you want to go grocery shopping or plan for your next get-together.
Ask Alexa for your next Meal Idea so that you're not stuck trying to figure out what to cook at the end of a long, hard day.
This is one of my most-used Alexa Skills because of the effort to reward ratio. I can just ask Alexa to start a Domino's order and have my yummy pizza in hand shortly, or I can ask Alexa to order a saved order from my Domino's pizza profile. I can even ask Alexa to track my order's status when I'm getting impatient and hangry.
Start your next pizza night off right with the Domino's Alexa Skill. Reorder a favorite or start a new order, and then keep track of it all with Alexa's help.
Like the Domino's Alexa Skill, with the Starbucks Reorder Skill, you can ask Alexa to reorder your favorite caffeinated beverage or pastry and have it ready and paid for when you arrive at the store. That's just about as convenient as it gets! In fact, you can actually order from between your last five previous orders. Just ask Alexa to "tell Starbucks to start my usual order."
If you've never had a human assistant get your "usual" coffee order, now you can have your favorite virtual assistant handle it for you.
We may not be going out to restaurants nearly as much during pandemic times, but there are still places where you can go out, practice social distancing, and enjoy a safe and healthy meal at your favorite local restaurant. You can use the OpenTable Alexa Skill to search available time slots and make a booking for you. Support local businesses and feel like a high-powered executive thanks to Alexa.
Now Alexa can search restaurant availability and make you a reservation through the OpenTable Alexa Skill.
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