What are the best food blog examples?
Food blogs serve many purposes, from presenting a cook’s popular recipe to helping readers with specific dietary requirements. Food blogs often include DIY information, photos for artistic and practical benefit, and miscellaneous information pertaining to food (i.e. food replacements, allergy information, recipe origins, etc.).
The best food blogs typically include high-quality photos, writing, and layouts. Today I’m sharing my picks for the best and most beautiful food blogs—blogs that leave readers drooling over their whisks.
Best Food Blog Designs
Here we’ll take a look at 10 food blog examples that will provide plenty of inspiration if you’re starting your own blog.
Related: Blog Design Showcase
Pinch of Yum is one of my top drool-worthy blogs. Food bloggers Lindsay and Bjork keep a clean and classy site design, letting their beautiful foodie photos take the center stage (while inspiring much stomach-growling).
Not only is Pinch of Yum packed with gorgeous shots, but the blog also provides tips and resources to help readers produce their own high-quality food photos.
The archives of The Recipe Critic include a huge number of recipes in all different categories. Whether you’re looking for a dinner, breakfast, appetizer, or dessert recipe, you’ll find plenty of mouth-watering options here.
The site uses a clean layout and design, along with very high quality photos that are sure to make you hungry. One of my favorite sections of the site is the 30-minute meal recipes. These are great for anyone who’s pressed for time (aren’t we all?).
Minimalist Baker offers many filtering options that make it easy to find the exact type of recipe that you’re looking for. While there are many different types of recipes on the blog, there are specific links in the navigation menu for vegan and gluten-free recipes, making them super easy to find.
As you would expect, the photos on this site are extremely enticing. And when you’re browsing the site, you’ll see helpful tags that indicate some details about the recipe without needing to read all the details. For example, if you see a GF tag, that means it’s a gluten-free recipe.
The focus at Damn Delicious is quick and easy meals, but don’t let that fool you, they’re still amazing. There are all kinds of recipes on this blog, including some amazing Asian-inspired meals. You’ll even find dog food recipes.
You can browse recipes by category or search for what you want to find. My favorite section is the “take-out fake-outs” that are a budget-friendly alternative to eating out.
Great Kitchen Stories offers an amazing collection of recipes for all different types of food, snacks, and drinks. Their site includes some things you won’t find at most food blogs, like temporary tattoos you can purchase, as well as supplements. The site also includes some travel-focused content.
The design of Great Kitchen Stories really stands out. It has a clean layout that feature outstanding photos (no surprise there). Designers will also appreciate the typography that contributes to the aesthetic of the site. It’s also add-free, which is nice for the user experience.
Budget Bytes lacks the design flair of the other food blogs, but it is commendable in making even cooking on a budget look cool.
Beth makes even clearance cuisine look delicious, proving that you don’t need high-end ingredients to make a tasty and beautiful-looking meal.
Like the other blogs featured here, Food52 offers plenty of amazing recipes. You’ll also find some home-oriented content by clicking the “Home52” link in the navigation menu. The site also includes a massive shop with many products you can purchase, plus a community forum.
As far as design is concerned, the homepage uses a three-column layout, but individual pages have a single sidebar. The site also incorporates social media by displaying some photos from Instagram on the homepage.
Since it’s a large site with lots of content in many different categories and sections, Food52 uses a mega menu to make navigation easier.
Gimme Some Oven has a much brighter design than other food blogs.
While many other food blogs use counters, tables, and surrounding kitchen settings to add context to their photos, Gimme Some Oven uses stark white backgrounds in nearly all of its photos, giving it a clean, crisp look and a unique style.
Spoon Fork Bacon is another captivating food blog with beautiful hunger-inducing images that will have you running for the nearest kitchen.
Joy’s tasty baker blog features delicious foodie photos along with images that provide a snapshot into her every day life living in New Orleans (and it sure does look fun!).
She also adds a nice touch incorporating watercolor elements into her site design, from her colorful header to custom “pin it” overlay buttons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Starting your own blog is simple, and we’re here to help. You’ll need a web hosting account and we recommend Bluehost. Please see our article How to Start a Blog in 5 Simple Steps, which will walk you through the process.
While there are different strategies, many food blog make the majority of their revenue through display advertising. Many also make money with affiliate programs, and some sell their own digital products (like recipe e-books).
There have been many instances where food bloggers have been accused of stealing recipes. While most food bloggers use their own recipes, unfortunately, stealing recipes and presenting them as their own seems to be fairly common.
Recipes are generally not protected by copyright. However, the written description or the article that goes along with the recipe can hold copyright protection.
That concludes our list of drool-worthy food blogs. Do you have your own suggestions? Share your favorites in the comments!
For more of our favorite website designs – check out: