Ckbk (Version iOS 1.1.13)

Ckbk (Version iOS 1.1.13) -Synopsis: A digital cookbook subscription service, ckbk offers cookbooks from all over the globe in one platform.

Price and Platform: Free with paid option. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 3/5


  • Ckbk offers a collection of more than 100,000 recipes from a variety of cookbooks from all over the globe. Search the ckbk library by book title, author or recipe details such as name, ingredient and cuisine.
  • Explore regional cuisines by adding in the country or region’s name.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? Exclude it or other ingredients from recipe results with one click.
  • Use the ckbk filters to set dietary preferences such as pescatarian, vegan and vegetarian and gluten-free.
  • Explore the author pages and discover new recipes and authors based on those most recommended by others in the community.
  • Create and use personal collections to plan meals or for easily recalling favorites.
  • Want a print copy? Ckbk links out for easy shopping.
  • Attend live cook-alongs and explore food features and stories all within the app.
  • Offers three free recipes a month and a 14-day free trial for plans that start at $3.33 per month.


  • The database is not complete, and your favorite chef or cookbook author may not be included.
  • Many of the books and photos appear dated.
  • Diet filters are limited to pescatarian, vegan and vegetarian and gluten-free.
  • Logging into the app for the first time automatically subscribes you to the app’s email list.

Bottom Line: Ideal for cookbook lovers who might be running out of shelf space, ckbk is an affordable way to access a large number of cookbook recipes in an easy-to-search platform.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.