Adam Garrett-Harris

How to Use Paprika and AnyList Together to Grocery Shop for Meals

February 03, 2019

tl;dr Use a list called “Paprika” to export grocery items from Paprika to AnyList with the Reminders app.

I use AnyList for my grocery list, and I use Paprika for recipes, meal planning, and cooking. I wanted an easy way to export my grocery items from Paprika into AnyList so that I have one source of truth for shopping.

AnyList has a great feature where it can import items from a Reminders list.

Paprika has a great feature where it can export items to a Reminders list.

The problem is that Paprika doesn’t give you an option about which list to export to, it always exports to a list called “Paprika”. And AnyList doesn’t seem to have any options about which list to import from. Instead, AnyList will import from a list that has the same name as the list in AnyList. So for example, if you have a list named “Groceries” in Paprika, then it will only import from a list named “Groceries” in Reminders.

My workaround, is name my list in AnyList, “Paprika.”

Now, when I export from Paprika in to Reminders, and then open up AnyList, it has all of the items.

Downsides

One downside is that AnyList doesn’t import from Reminders until you open the app.

Another possible downside is that it renames the list for anyone that you share the list with, so that could be a little weird, but if your spouse is using Paprika and AnyList as well, that could be what you want.

Siri

To use Siri to add items to my list, there are a couple of options. I can use Reminders and say: “Add eggs to my Paprika list in Reminders.” Or I can use AnyList directly and say “Using AnyList add eggs to my Paprika list.”

How to set it up

Turn on “Reminders App Import” in AnyList.

AnyList settings screen

Export your grocery list from Paprika by selecting “Export to Reminders”.

Paprika menu

Then the next time you open AnyList, those items will be get pulled in from the Reminders app.


Adam Garrett-Harris

Written by Adam Garrett-Harris who lives and works in Silicon Slopes. You should follow him on Twitter