Support
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 Patreon supporter for $2.
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 apply for a key a production API key via email if releasing publicly on an appstore.
The test key may be revoked at any time if abused.

API Production Key Upgrade
All Patreon 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 Patreon then email us to get the upgraded.

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

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

Search meal by name
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/search.php?s=Arrabiata
List all meals by first letter
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/search.php?f=a
Lookup full meal details by id
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/lookup.php?i=52772
Lookup a single random meal
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/random.php
Lookup a selection of 10 random meals (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/randomselection.php
List all meal categories
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/categories.php
Latest Meals (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/latest.php
List all Categories, Area, Ingredients
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/list.php?c=list
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/list.php?a=list
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/list.php?i=list
Filter by main ingredient
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/filter.php?i=chicken_breast
Filter by multi-ingredient (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/filter.php?i=chicken_breast,garlic,salt
Filter by Category
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/filter.php?c=Seafood
Filter by Area
https://www.themealdb.com/api/json/v1/1/filter.php?a=Canadian

Images
Meal Thumbnail Images
Add /preview to the end of the meal image URL
https://www.themealdb.com/images/media/meals/llcbn01574260722.jpg/preview
Ingredient Thumbnail Images
https://www.themealdb.com/images/ingredients/Lime.png
https://www.themealdb.com/images/ingredients/Lime-Small.png