Cooking shows have been a staple of entertainment, and YouTube is home to a bright mosaic of cooks and food that offer a diverse selections of deliciousness. No matter your diet or preference, YouTube’s got you covered. So here are 17 mouthwatering YouTube channels every foodie must follow.
Byron Talbott’s channel is excellent if you’re looking for a more traditional cooking tone. He narrates his cooking beautifully in a minimalist kitchen as he creates incredibly photogenic dishes for every meal. His videos are hypnotic to watch, and he makes it easy for beginners to follow along.
2. Fit Men Cook
Kevin Curry is a man that reached his fitness goals through hard work and exercise, but more importantly, with healthy eating. To combat the generalization that healthy food is boring, he started a blog called Fit Men Cook. Since expanding to YouTube, his channel has exploded with delicious, budget-conscious eats that can you get in shape too.
Hannah Hart is quickly becoming a household name, and for good reason. She’s known for her “My Drunk Kitchen” series, in which she drinks as she cooks. Her eclectic personality will keep you coming back, adding a side of humor to her recipes.
4. Chef Steps
Chef Steps is famous for offering new and inventive approaches to popular dishes, as well as taking time to explain parts of a recipe that other channels may gloss over. This includes making your own pasta or how to properly prepare rice for sushi. It’s very detail-oriented and the set is beautiful, which makes each video distinctly mesmerizing to watch.
Hosts Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams have covered everything from Doug to the Lord of the Rings, as they bring fictional food to life and dress up like characters from each series. The food they create is gorgeous, but sometimes takes a backseat to the novelty of what they are doing. If you’re looking for some fun recipes to share with your friends or bring to a party, this could be the channel for you.
Laura Vitale is like one of those school teachers who was so passionate about their job, they made the subject fun for you as well. With an incredibly genuine personality, Laura has a knack for finding one-off recipes for popular dishes. This is surely the channel for you if you’re in search of recipes you can hold onto for years to come.
Rosanna is extremely fun, exciting, and simply watching her cook is a treat. Her recipes are expectedly sweet and colorful, making dessert the highlight of her channel. She ‘s also great at bringing in special guests and themes her videos. With more than 8 million subscribers, it’s a must-watch for anyone interested in food, YouTube or both.
8. Sorted Foods
For anyone unfamiliar with cooking series, Sorted Foods is a great way to get initiated. Four friends in a kitchen makes for an entertaining group, but the recipes aren’t sacrificed for the sake of banter. The group offers variety in the form of weekly challenges and mystery ingredients, making it outwardly intriguing.
Host Cobi may not spend as much time on screen as others on this list, but her recipes are almost all vegetarian or vegan in nature. She keeps her videos short and to the point with bright colors, visuals that pop, and accompanying music. It’s a delight for both binge-watchers and veggie fanatics, with plenty of unique recipes you can try at home.
10. Laura Miller
If you’re interested in a purely vegan experience, check out Laura Miller’s series “Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.” Laura specializes in remaking popular dishes into vegan counterparts, which is perfect for anyone having issues sticking to the vegan lifestyle, or interested in it but has yet to fully take the leap.
TasteMade is a YouTube channel that boasts three rotating hosts, each with a different weekly series. Each host offers their own recipes and unique style of hosting, which diversifies the channel without compromising its charm. Variety is the spice of life and TasteMade has that in spades.
12. Hilah Cooking
Host Hilah is extremely relatable and genuine. As a mother, she includes lots of healthy alternatives to her dishes, making her channel a great destination for anyone in need of easy, healthy snacks for groups or picky eaters.
If you’re looking for something a bit off the cuff, check out Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. The channel is dedicated to life in the 18th century, and does extend beyond food, yet food is clearly the focus. If you’re interested in trying things like first-generation donuts or whitepot pudding, this could be the channel for you.
Elise had a dream of starting her own bakery, skyrocketing her Youtube career with inventive, mouth-watering desserts. Although she’s expanded well beyond the realm of YouTube, her channel surely hasn’t fallen to the wayside, and if you’re looking to impress with delicious desert, this is a great place to start.
15. Tipsy Bartender
Sure, food is important, but if you are looking to get the party started this summer, Tipsy Bartender is your guide to colorful cocktails. Each drink looks gorgeous and takes less than a minute to mix. Clearly, your Instagram followers will love you almost as much as your party guests.
16. Cooking with Dog
This popular channel features a mysterious chef accompanied by a dog that narrates her cooking. The recipes are all easy to follow, but the weirdness of the channel is something to write home about. And with more than a million followers, it’s surely a hypnotic approach to food.
17. Cupcake Jemma
If you want your desserts to pop with color, then Jemma’s channel is the place for you. She operates it out of the back of her popular bakery, Crumbs n’ Doilies, and her deserts are her specialty with an emphasis on cakes. In addition, she teaches the fundamentals of baking, such as how to stack cakes, along with plenty of helpful advice on dying fudge and other necessary techniques.