The Best 50 Food Blogs in the US in 2024
Food bloggers are creative, passionate individuals who work hard in the kitchen and are generous enough to share their work with us online. Without these blogs, some of us would be doomed. Takeout and Top Ramen containers would fill our kitchens without warming our hearts the way only a home-cooked meal can.
Today, there are almost over 600 million food blogs online. One amazing thing about these blogs is that 75% of food bloggers claimed to have created their blogs merely for personal satisfaction. These bloggers share their favorite recipes for us to read because they enjoy it. So, we were inspired to put together this list of our top 50 food blogs in 2024.
In this article, we’ll explore 50 different food blogs made up of different cuisines. Hungry yet? Let’s get started.
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The 50 best food blogs
Half Baked Harvest
This beautiful blog will inspire you to try new recipes and create flavors you didn’t know existed. Half Baked Harvest is a blog by Tieghan Gerard that’s been around since 2012. Since then, it’s been featured on The Cooking Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Crate & Barrel, Shape Magazine, Self Magazine, the Huffington Post, and PopSugar, among others. Check out her Weekly Meal Plan section to find a week’s worth of meals conveniently written out for you.
David Lebovitz has been working in restaurants since he was 16. Having been a professional cook and baker for most of his life, he launched this website in 1999 to coincide with the release of his first book, Room for Dessert. This site was intended as a place to share recipes and stories, as a “blog” hadn’t existed yet. Therefore, this blog is considered to be one of the very first of its kind! David has an immense amount of recipes to choose from, but we highly recommend checking out his French cooking section.
The Woks of Life
If you’re looking for some serious eats that’ll make your mouth water, take one look at The Woks of Life. Started in 2013 and written by a family of four, The Woks of Life has been recognized as the online authority on Chinese cooking in English. If you’re interested in taking your Chinese culinary knowledge to the next level, this is the blog for you. Check out their Chinese Takeout category to learn how to make all your favorites at home. Many of these recipes also come with YouTube tutorials!
101 Cookbooks is a website that, in short, celebrates cooking! This blog was inspired by the concept of owning over 100 cookbooks, with the purpose to stop buying and start cooking. This is a wonderful resource for vegan and vegetarian recipes. 101 Cookbooks is written with the home cook in mind, making these recipes quite practical and quite doable. Make sure you check out their premium membership that’s ad-free and includes printer-friendly recipes.
If you’re looking for easy-to-follow recipes that won’t break the bank, Budget Bytes has got you covered. This blog was started by Beth Moncel when she was struggling with student loan debt. She started calculating how much each meal was costing her and was able to build out a budget. You can spend less and enjoy more with these amazing recipes, that are broken down by both ingredient and price. For example, their Three Pepper Pasta With Crispy Pepperoni costs inly $8.41 recipe / $1.40 serving.
The Smitten Kitchen
The Smitten Kitchen is a 16-year-old food blog written by Deb Perelman. In her own, well-written words, “What you’ll see here is a lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes fewer than five minutes to make.” The Smitten Kitchen is a beautiful blog that’s filled with recipes you can tell are crafted with effort and care. Do yourself a favor and check out her Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe ASAP.
Daryl and Mindi Hirsch started their travel adventure and food blog, 2foodtrippers, in 2012, after quitting their corporate jobs. Now, they travel the world and try new food everywhere they go, visiting some of the best foodie destinations in the world. Check out their extensive city food guides, you won't be disappointed.
Dish Miami is a digital media company that was founded to shed light on new and different restaurants. They share all sorts of important restaurant news with the public and keep them up to date with new restaurant openings. If you love to try new restaurants, Dish Miami has you covered. Check out their article, The Best Restaurants in Miami Beach.
Plant Based with Amy
A registered dietitian, Amy Gorin, MS, is the voice behind Plant Based with Amy. She is an award-winning dietician and media spokesperson with a goal to help everyone eat plant-based. As a pescatarian, Amy focuses on inclusive ways to eat plant-based to help her readers find the right plant-based diet for them. What makes her blog stand out is her combination of knowledge as an RN and dietician with her media experience to help showcase that everyone’s body is different, which means everyone’s diet will be different. Amy truly wants to help each individual find the right plant-based meal plan for their body.
Black Allergy Mama
Creator Renia uses her blog, Black Allergy Mama, to share allergy-friendly recipes and to spread awareness about food allergies and eczema. Her vegan and gluten-free banana bread looks especially amazing – you can check it out on her blog.
Calling all hungry girls! Hungry Girl is not a nutritionist- she's just hungry. Lisa Lillien is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She considers herself a “foodologist,” simply because she is obsessed with food. Hungry Girl publishes weekly recipes and recipe “makeovers”. Check out this blog for all kinds of recipes from smoothies to brownies and everything in between, as well as a podcast and videos.
Now, calling all vegans! VegOut has all kinds of guides for vegan eaters, such as The Best Vegan Menu Items Across Los Angeles, According to VegOut Staff. VegOut was started to inspire change-makers, leaders, and trendsetters to adopt a more sustainable and plant-based lifestyle, and they’re not talking about influencers. VegOut wants to reach everyday trailblazers—parents, school teachers, college students, and anyone out there trying to make the world just a little bit better. VegOut has guides for everyone, including family-friendly content like 10 Kids Supplement Brands to Add to Your Little One’s Morning Routine. Start your sustainable lifestyle today with VegOut.
Eat Your World
Eat Your World is a guide to regional food and drinks around the globe, with a focus on the principles of culinary preservation. They believe tasting the locally grown, sourced, or made food and drinks of a destination are absolutely essential to experiencing it – check out their newly redesigned site for recommendations for 130+ cities.
Bites of Boston
Discover Boston, one bite at a time, with Bites of Boston food tours. Bites of Boston offers walking food tours so you can experience Boston’s most vibrant and delicious neighborhoods. A food tour is a great way to discover different cuisines while sightseeing a new area, all on the same day – we 10/10 recommend it. If you prefer touring on your own, their blog also features extensive food guides.
The Urben Life
At The Urben Life, you will find endless amounts of easy and healthy meal ideas, all of which are dairy-free and egg-free (and a majority end up being accidentally vegan as well). With several food allergies and being a former picky eater, Jenna understands the struggle of getting nutritious and satisfying meals on the table every day. The purpose of her blog is to help people like herself cook delicious, allergy-friendly recipes.
Founder Jared Koch had struggled for years with chronic IBS, low energy, and poor immunity. He then discovered the proper foods that made him feel great and was inspired to write about them. What started as a personal journey has evolved into a successful blog, Clean Plates. This entire website is filled with great ideas- our personal favorite right now is their article on 7 Low-Sugar Snacks Nutritionists Always Buy From Trader Joe’s. Clean Plates has something for everyone. If you don’t take it from us, take it from Oprah:
"Jared Koch and Jill Silverman Hough, co-authors of The Clean Plates Cookbook, are experts at using produce and other intrinsically healthy ingredients in ingenious ways." - Oprah.com
Grilled Cheese Social
Of course, we have to include the world’s largest grilled cheese blog. MacKenzie Smith, the brains behind Grilled Cheese Social, infuses dairy goodness in all of her recipes. Keep Lactaid on hand while enjoying her amazing recipes – from ham and swiss sliders to jalapeño cheddar pretzels.
A Taste of Koko
A Taste of Koko is one of Austin's top food and travel blogs, featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways since 2010. While this blog has tons of restaurant recommendations, we particularly love A Taste of Koko’s article on The 43 Best Restaurants in Austin.
Written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Elana Amsterdam, Elana’s Pantry is a blog about wellness and healthy eating. She includes recipes that are dietary restriction friendly. From keto to paleo and nut-free to gluten-free, if you struggle to find tasty recipes due to food restrictions, Elana has your back.
Veggies Don’t Bite
A food-lover and food photographer, Sophia is the writer behind the lens at Veggies Don’t Bite, a quirky, fun, plant-based food blog that wants to avoid overwhelming those looking to eat healthier. Sophia focuses on teaching her readers small habits that they can start daily that will help them work toward a bigger shift in their health goals. Her rule of thumb is, “remember to balance out the salad and the fries.”
12 Tomatoes is a leading online food destination for home cooks. This blog provides kitchen tips, cooking advice, and thousands of food recipes, offering so much more than your average website. With content on lifestyles, crafts, and diets this is your one-stop shop for anything you may need. 12 Tomatoes also posts often on social media, so you can follow them to see when they post new recipes.
Chef Zee Cooks
Xenia Zee is an NYC foodie who has a passion for rice and beans. Chef Zee learned how to cook from her grandmother, and she continues to spread her legacy with this blog. You can check out her website for recipes from different cuisines such as Cuban, Dominican, and more. If you’re searching for Hispanic recipe inspo- this is it!
Kalyn Denny is the author of this blog which started as a result of her losing 42 pounds. She shares healthy recipes that consider all different types of dietary restrictions such as low-carb, keto, gluten-free, and more. Try filtering your recipe searches to discover good food options for your specific diet!
Miami Food Pug
This food blog is written by two food (and pug) lovers, Geoff and Dianne. One great thing about this blog is that it only features restaurant reviews from places they’ve enjoyed. They don’t waste time posting about their not-so-favorite restaurants. They’re keeping it real over at Miami Food Pug and we respect it! Check out their blog to discover all the must-try spots in Miami.
Love and Lemons
If you’re looking for easy-to-follow “how-to” guides, we highly recommend Love and Lemons. They post plenty of useful content, but their simple articles such as How To Make Pickled Red Onions are super helpful.
Love and Lemons was started by Jeanine Donofrio, a New York Times best-selling cookbook author. Her goal is to inspire readers to try new vegetables or try cooking vegetables in a new way. Beyond useful “how-to” guides, this blog also produces an immense amount of recipes using whole foods, and lots of vegetables. This is one of those must-read blogs you have to check out!
Something about the name “Ambitious Kitchen” piqued our interest, and the blog doesn’t disappoint. The author, Monique, puts it best, “Having ambition is about being brave. It's about having the confidence to do what we were made to do. By fueling your body and honoring your journey you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.” Ambitious Kitchen shares a mix of globally-inspired recipes with a healthy twist. Inspired by her Puerto Rican mama and her father, a man who made his baked goods, there’s something for everyone here.
Mike Bakes NYC
Cookies ‘n cream babka? Sign me up. Mike Johnson is a NYC-based baker, recipe developer, author, photographer, and lawyer, who started his Instagram and blog back in 2016 to share his favorite comfort foods and desserts. From homemade versions of grocery store classics to chocolate peanut butter pretzel macarons, Mike is a must-follow for all those with a sweet tooth.
Frances Largeman-Roth is a nutrition expert, author, and mom. She enjoys writing recipes that help her stay fit, but are also convenient. One thing we love about her blog is that she has a breakfast category so you don’t get tired of eating the same meal every morning. She also offers super discounts to those who register on the site, so make sure to subscribe!
Blue Mountain Belle
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we’re pretty sure it’s actually brunch, and Channing, the Blue Mountain Belle, agrees. Brunch is a wonderful dining experience typically filled with mimosas, sandwiches, and glorious breakfast foods. Check out their article on Where to Eat Brunch in Denver to satisfy all your cravings.
This aesthetically pleasing website shares recipes that require only 10 (or less) ingredients, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. Now this is the kind of minimalism we can get behind! And don’t be fooled by the name- this blog shares a lot more than just baked goods. Every week the Minimalist Baker shares desserts, breakfasts, entrées, sides, snacks, and more. This blog has grown to write recipes for those with different dietary restrictions and preferences such as their tasty Italian Herb Tofu Wraps with Garlicky Hummus Sauce- a must-try for lunch!
Looking for a new recipe that’s damn delicious? This just might be your blog! Damn Delicious was started by Chungah, who originally started posting her recipes on Tumblr making 30 cents a month. Today, she connects with readers all over the world and uses her Korean heritage to inspire some of her recipes, like her Korean Instant Pot Beef recipe.
One of the most attractive features of a food blog is its food photography. Kimberly Motos is a professional photographer who has been featured in Eater, San Diego Magazine, and Bon Appetit. Her Instagram is made up of her beautiful work that captures interiors, people, food & drink, travel, and more. If you’re looking for some inspiration, make sure to check her out. Pro tip: we enjoy her New York City Instagram story highlight reel with scenic views of the city and the incredible restaurants that reside there.
Sally’s Baking Addiction
It’s okay Sally, we’re also addicted to baking delicious goods. Sally is a baker, blogger, cookbook author, and food photographer. Before sharing a recipe online Sally tests it in her own kitchen dozens of times. In addition to the hundreds of recipes on the site, you’ll also find helpful kitchen tips, lessons on baking basics, step-by-step photos, and video tutorials that will help you gain confidence and expertise in the kitchen.
Jessie Sheehan Bakes
Jessie is bringing vintage desserts into the 21st century. The queen of the icebox cake, Jessie focuses on “unfussy” sweets and desserts. The buttermilk bar doughnuts and chocolate mousse are two of our favorites – check out the rest of her recipes on her blog.
Chef Travel Guide
When it comes to Chef Travel Guide, the more niche the request, the better. Whether you’re looking for the best food in Oaxaca or the best beaches in South Lake Tahoe, Gabriel has the perfect curated list.
With a focus on seasonal recipes and options for gluten-free readers or those looking for refined-sugar-free recipes, the Resplendent Kitchen offers a mix of different recipes. From appetizers and side dishes to the main course or dessert, the Resplendent Kitchen has ideas that are 100% plant-based with substitutions for those who need them.
Photographer and recipe developer Shashi started Savory Spin as a recipe journal for her daughter, eventually transitioning into a full-blown food blog. Her recipes are heavily influenced by her years living in Sri Lanka and the Middle East – make sure to check them out.
Cookie + Kate
Cookie + Kate is a Kansas City based blog that was started in 2010, by a self-taught photographer and cook. Kate enjoys food photography which can be seen throughout her website. All of the recipes on Cookie and Kate are vegetarian and delicious, like her Asian Brussels Sprout Slaw with Carrots and Almonds recipe. If you’re curious who Cookie is, she’s Kate’s four-legged assistant who has the very important job of catching all the crumbs!
Maangchi is all about Korean cooking! Maangchi was born and raised in Korea and lives in NYC now. Through this blog you can learn about more than just recipes- you can become educated on Korean ingredients. There are so many flavorful roots, spices, and grains you could be using in your cooking and Maangchi is your guide to learn how.
Get on my Plate
Casey, the author of Get On My Plate, lives in the suburbs of San Francisco and enjoys cooking and helping other food bloggers. The goal of this blog is to uncomplicate cooking for busy parents. She has a whole category of easy, air-fryer recipes, like her Best Air-Fryer Broccoli recipe.
The Pancake Princess
The Pancake Princess was inspired by what’s truly the best version of a popular recipe. This led Erika, the author, to start the bake-offs, where she tests popular internet recipes head-to-head, collects data from tasters, and analyzes the crowd favorites. For each bake-off, she tests 8-16 recipes that claim to be the best. Beyond Erika’s bake-offs, she also shares plenty of recipes such as celebration cakes, healthy everyday recipes, vegan baking recipes, and more!
In Good Taste Denver
What started as a column in a college newspaper has now grown into this vast, informative website. In Good Taste Denver is your one-stop shop for all things entertainment, food, and travel. They feature lots of recipes, even ones from the Denver restaurants you love. For example, you can learn how to make Earl’s pumpkin pie at home.
Two Peas & Their Pod
Two Peas & Their Pod is written by a couple, Maria and Josh, who find great joy in cooking, baking, and entertaining. They even catered their own wedding! Two Peas & Their Pod share sweet and savory recipes, indulgent and healthy recipes, and recipes for every meal and occasion. Check out their Hunan Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles and Vegetables recipe, which was inspired by their time in the Bay Area and all the incredible Chinese restaurants located there.
Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum has been around since 2010 and has been featured in several news sources and digital food magazines. Written by Lindsay, she shares recipes that she cooks in her own life, with the goal of inspiring readers with food that is both approachable and exciting. You’ll find comfort in her recipes, like her Best Sunday Chili or Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup.
Sweet Potato Soul
On Sweet Potato Soul, you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes. This blog also shares lots of cooking videos and healthy eating tips. The author, Jenné, is a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles who discovered healthy eating in college. We recommend checking out her article on the 16 Best Fall Vegan Recipes- yum!
Healthy Nibbles provides well-tested Asian recipes that have been around since 2014. Author Lisa Lin learned how to cook from her mother, Mama Lin, and has been a food lover ever since. We highly recommend her blog if you’re looking for a new appetizer recipe or want to start cooking Dim Sum!
If you’re looking for new cocktail inspiration, look no further than Creative Culinary. From raspberry and chocolate valentine cocktails to summer Campari drinks, Barb has you covered. Check out her article on her 20 favorite margarita recipes.
Living Locurto’s mission is to share easy recipes and fun party ideas to help spark more creativity in your life. Amy’s blog is filled with tips for entertaining, delicious recipes to make, and DIY projects to indulge in. Check out her “snacks” category for charcuterie board inspiration and party-themed bites!
MiamiCurated’s author, Karen Escalara, has a taste for the luxurious things in life, including food. She enjoys the finer things, and her reviews and recommendations reflect this taste. We recommend checking out her Best Dishes of 2023 to discover Miami’s best conch fritters, chicken wings, and more!
We Are Not Martha
We Are Not Martha was started in 2008 by Sues, who has been living in Boston her entire life. The focus of this blog is to create a more affordable version of Martha Stewart’s recipes and lifestyle. Sues also features plenty of Starbucks “copycat” recipes, so you can enjoy your grande Pistachio Cream Cold Brew without the long drive-through lines.
All the cooking inspiration you need
There may be over 600 million food blogs online, but these are the best ones. Use these unique online publications to spice (or sweeten) up your cooking this year. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Let us know which blogs and recipes you like the most by emailing us at [email protected]. Your insights and preferences matter, and by emailing us, you become a part of a community of people excited to exchange ideas. Lastly- don’t forget to subscribe to these blogs to receive new recipes right to your inbox. Happy cooking!
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