Recipe Search API

Edamam's Recipe Search API lets you integrate recipes and faceted recipe search into your websites or mobile applications.

Developer Startup Enterprise
Monthly fee
Free for startups*
Paid - $29/month
Overage cost per hit Not allowed Not allowed $0.01/per hit
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API calls limits 5,000 month 20,000 50,000
Throttling calls/min 5/minute 15/minute Unlimited
Recipe data (image, ingredients, title)
Meal/Dish Type and Cuisine filters No
Diet, Health and Allergy filters 10 filters 30+ filters 30+ filters
Food name, measure and quantity for ingredients No
Food ID included No No
Recipe caching Not allowed Not allowed Custom
Shopping aisle for ingredients No
Full Nutritional Details Basic nutrition
Glycemic Index No No
Results per call up to 100 results up to 100 results up to 1000 results
Attribution Required** Required** Required**
Support Forum Email Email + Phone
Contract duration Month to month Month to month Custom
Search over 2.3 million English and 200,000 Spanish recipes
Search our large recipe database. We add new sites and recipes continuously.
You will also get access to over 200,000 recipes from top Spanish and Latin-American cooking sites and blogs
500+ top web recipe sources
Our search algorithm returns the most relevant recipes from the most popular and best recipes sources on the web. We order recipes by their cookability and quality, so your customer can always count on getting the best recipes!
Semantically organized database
The recipes in our database are normalized and can be filtered in the search by calorie and diet preferences.
Full nutrition for each recipe
We have the most accurate automated nutrition analysis on the web powered by our proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine. Customers get detailed nutrition breakdown of each recipe with 25+ nutrients and appropriateness for all major diets.
Filter by calories, diet or allergy restrictions
Edamam has developed over 80 diet and health filters for your customers to use. Now you can develop applications for virtually any popular diet or major health condition.
Recipe caching
Edamam allows recipe caching for those customers which sign-up for an Enterprise plan. Contact us for details.
*Edamam reserves the right to determine eligibility to free access at the Startup level. Eligibility is determined based on type of usage for the API and level of commercialization for the products in which the API is used. When Edamam determines that a customer on a Start-up plan has started generating revenue while using Edamam’s data the customer will have to switch to a paid Enterprise plan. At this time all future use of any recipe nutrition analysis data provided by Edamam under the Startup plan will be subject of the standard Edamam monthly licensing fees as agreed between Edamam and the customer. In the event when the customer chooses not to pay licensing fees to Edamam it will have to return all data received via the API to Edamam and stop using it.
**All Edamam plans require the following attribution by using the image provided here and a link to . For the Recipe Analysis API, such attribution should be placed right next to the nutrition facts. You can see the available image formats and examples from other customers here. Not providing attribution is considered breach of contract and is followed by immediate service suspension.