The API and site will always remain free at point of access. If you love our service and want extra features you can sign up as a Paypal supporter
You can cancel anytime. This allows us to pay for the servers and bandwidth and develop new features.

Test API Keys
You can use the test API key "1" during development of your app or for educational use(see test links below)
However you must become a supporter if releasing publicly on an appstore.
The test key may be revoked at any time if abused.

API Production Key Upgrade
All supporters have access to the beta version of the API which allows mutiple ingredient filters.
You also get access to adding your own meals and images. You can also list the full database rather than limited to 100 items.
Please sign up on Paypal and we will email you the upgrade.

Email: [email protected] (please state if you are a Paypal Supporter)

API Methods using the developer test key '1' as the API key

Search meal by name
List all meals by first letter
Lookup full meal details by id
Lookup a single random meal
Lookup a selection of 10 random meals (only available to Paypal supporters)
List all meal categories
Latest Meals (only available to Paypal supporters)
List all Categories, Area, Ingredients
Filter by main ingredient
Filter by multi-ingredient (only available to Paypal supporters),garlic,salt
Filter by Category
Filter by Area

Meal Thumbnail Images
Add /preview to the end of the meal image URL
Ingredient Thumbnail Images