A surge in the popularity of food and drink-related smartphone apps has seen apple launch a dedicated ‘Food & Drink’ category on its app store.

Popular apps include those for Starbucks, Waitrose, Jamie’s Recipes and Domino’s Pizza.

Apple said the new category would group together “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink.”