recipe and grocery list api

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Fee Structure

While we all love "free" on the Internet, operating an API costs money: bandwidth, support, servers, monitoring, development, design, testing and more. We are currently in closed beta -- available to a very limited number of private parties while we refine the technical and business specifics.

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Max Requests/Hr Nutrition[a] PowerSearch[b] Commercial Use Price
Developer 100 --- --- --- Free
Bronze 1000 Yes --- Yes $199/mo
Silver 5000 Yes Yes Yes $399/mo
Gold 10000 Yes Yes Yes $699/mo
Platinum Unlimited Yes Yes Yes Contact us

[a] Recipe-specific nutrition facts include calories, protein, fat, carbs, sodium.
[b] PowerSearch is the ability to exclude ingredients, search by vegan, gluten-free, red meat free, etc. Regular search gives you access to title, keyword, ingredient and tag search.

Do I need a paid plan?

You will need a paid plan if:

  • You plan any use of the content beyond personal experimental or educational work
  • You plan any commercial or revenue-generating use
  • You need recipe nutrition information in your application
  • You need more than 100 requests per hour

Paid plans help BigOven offset substantial design, development, bandwidth, and operations cost.

Billing via Credit Card

A credit card is required for API access at any of our paid levels. This credit card is billed on a monthly basis.


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