How to Install Mealie v1 on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Mealie v1 on Your Synology NAS

Do you remember my article on how to install Mealie on your Synology NAS? Today I will show you how to install the latest Mealie v1 version on your Synology NAS. Mealie is a self hosted recipe manager and meal planner with a RestAPI backend and a reactive frontend application built in Vue for a pleasant user experience for the whole family. Easily add recipes into your database by providing the url and Mealie will automatically import the relevant data or add a family recipe with the simple and user-friendly UI editor. Use Mealie this Thanksgiving, Christmas, for New Year or birthday celebrations to help you plan your menu and have all the recipes you’ve been eyeing and itching to try all in the same place.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Mealie v.1.0.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it mealie. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in mealie. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.7"
services:
  mealie-frontend:
    image: hkotel/mealie:frontend-v1.0.0beta-5
    container_name: mealie-frontend
    restart: always
    ports:
      - 9925:3000
    environment:
      - API_URL=http://mealie-api:9000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/mealie:/app/data/
  mealie-api:
    image: hkotel/mealie:api-v1.0.0beta-5
    container_name: mealie-api
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/mealie:/app/data/
    environment:
      - ALLOW_SIGNUP=true
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - MAX_WORKERS=1
      - WEB_CONCURRENCY=1
      - BASE_URL=http://192.168.1.18
    restart: always

volumes:
  mealie-data:
    driver: local

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for BASE_URL and add your own Synology Local NAS IP. http://192.168.1.18 is my own Synology Local NAS IP. You should add your own Synology Local NAS IP.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 2 new

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9925 Add the default Email address and Password, then click Sign In. You can change them later. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Warning: the default Email is changeme@email.com and the default password is MyPassword

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

At the top right of the page click the + CREATE then import a recipe by URL button to import recipes from the world wide web. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Import a recipe in Mealie by pasting an external URL for a recipe of your choice then clicking + CREATE. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Mealie!

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run the Mealie container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Mealie v1 Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Mealie container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / October 27th, 2022 at 4:33 AM