Bing Food & Drink Beta app now available for Windows Phone 8

Bing Food and Drink, which was one of the six apps that debuted alongside the Windows 8.1 update back in October, is finally available for Windows Phone. The only setback, it’s a beta.

“The Bing Food and Drink app makes it easy to explore recipes, choose wine and cocktails, and learn how to make your next meal a taste-tempting success.  You’ll enjoy beautiful photos, easy to follow instructions and helpful tools such as a shopping list and collections,” the app description says.

The Windows 8.1 app has pretty good ratings, scoring an average of 4 out of 5 stars with 367 reviews. What’s nice about the Windows Phone app is that everything is synced across your devices, if you’re using the Windows 8.1 app, you can easily switch to the Windows Phone app and continue your work.

 Bing Food & Drink screenshot 1 Bing Food & Drink screenshot 2

If you’re trying out a new recipe but not sure if it’ll taste good, each recipe has its own “Tasting Notes & Scores” list, allowing you to read reviews of others who tried this recipe already. Also, before starting the recipe, it states the difficulty, which can be helpful for those who are in a hurry looking to eat something fast, or for someone cooking a quality family meal.

A nice feature that is included in the Windows Phone app, which is included in the Windows 8.1 app as well, is the ability to share a recipe you’re following with family and friends. If you’re planning on doing a recipe, but if you realize you’re missing some of the ingredients, you’re in luck because you can add them to your groceries list on the Windows Phone 8 app, reminding you what to buy instead of manually putting in those specific ingredients.

Have you used the Bing Food & Drink Windows 8.1 app? Tell us your experience in the comment section and grab the Windows Phone app via the download link below!