50 Top Food Bloggers of 2020 – The Best Recipe Sites Ranked

The internet is covered in amazing recipe websites – and I’ve read more than I probably should have. From master bakers and technical specialists, to home cooking aficionados and budget maestros. There are so many to great food blogs choose from.

With this in mind – and as a little thank you to all of those who I’ve taken inspiration from in the past, I thought I’d take this time to share my top picks. To make it onto this list, bloggers have to have a track record of creating breathtaking food, as well as offering something a bit different to anything else. Some are small sites run by individuals, others goliaths of the online food world. Quite obviously, this is an opinion piece. I welcome feedback on the list ordering, but also ask that you respect my completely unprofessional opinion.

I was going to write a little info for each site featured, but actually I thought who better to describe their work than themselves. For this reason, I’ve taken an excerpt from each site’s introduction below, as well as linking to them so that you can have a browse for yourself. 

    1. The Daring Gourmet:  I’m Kimberly and I share delicious originals, revitalized classics and authentic dishes from around the world.  Come travel the world through your taste buds! I love developing original recipes, revitalising classics, and demystifying the obscure.

      daring gourmet
  1. Sally’s Baking Addiction: I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. My dog, cookie, catches the crumbs. Addictive recipes from a self-taught baker. Baking has always been a welcome creative release for me (the warm cookies are a definite bonus!), and I’m blessed I can call it my career. 

    sally baking addiction

  2. Cookie and Kate: A healthy food blog that celebrates whole foods with fresh vegetarian recipes. I started this blog in 2010 and named it after my canine sidekick, Cookie. Now, we live in Kansas City and work on this blog full-time. I love my job!

    cookie and kate

  3. Damn Delicious: Simple Ingredients. Elegant dishes. Quick and easy meals for the home cook. Come join me in my culinary adventures where we’ll be using simple, fresh ingredients and transforming them into sophisticated and elegant meals for the everyday home cook.

    damn delicious

  4. Gimme Some Oven: A delicious food blog celebrating life around the table, with over 1500 quick and easy recipes. I created this little corner of the internet as a celebration of life around the table and the recipes that bring us all together.  Because really, most of my favorite memories in life tend to take place around one table or another.

    gimme some oven


  5. RecipeTin Eats: A food blog with hundreds of quick and easy dinner recipes. I believe you can make great food with everyday ingredients even if you’re short on time and cost conscious. You just need to cook clever and get creative!

    recipe tin eats


  6. Cooking Classy: From comfort foods to indulgent dishes. Hundreds of recipes your family will love. Here you’ll find a collection of delicious recipes, all tested and approved by Jaclyn.


    cooking classy

  7. Natasha’s Kitchen: A family food blog with hundreds of simple, tested and approved recipes. Here you’ll find delicious, trusted recipes with easy step-by-step photos and videos.

    natasha kitchen

  8. Pinch of Yum: A food blog with hundreds of simple, healthy recipes and food blogging resources. I am always sharing fresh, flavorful, (mostly) healthy recipes that I love to make and eat in my real, actual, every day life. If I wouldn’t eat it in real life, I won’t put in on the blog. 

    pinch of yum

  9. Budget Bytes: Easy recipes made with simple ingredients to keep you full, happy and within your budget. I’m a food lover, number cruncher, and meticulous budgeter. I love science and art, and the way they come together when I cook. I love to create, problem solve, and learn new things. I’m not a professional chef or financial expert, but I love learning by doing and sharing my experiences.


    budget bytes

  10. Just One Cookbook: A Japanese food blog with hundreds of authentic home-cooking recipes. You will find recipes for many of the most popular Japanese dishes, as well as a number of traditional Japanese recipes that you can explore. To help you on your Japanese cooking journey, each recipe has a detailed description and step-by-step instructions with pictures. 


    just one cookbook

  11. Love and Lemons: Recipes and tips from Jeanine Donofrio, writer of the Love and lemons cookbook. Creating & photographing vegetarian recipes from home in Chicago, while shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.

    love and lemons

  12. Foodie Crush: The food blog with mostly healthy recipes made with real, whole foods.  I cook real good, real food I hope you’ll love to make, too.

    foodie crush

  13. Chocolate Covered Katie: The healthy dessert blog. Katie has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, FOX, Dr. Oz, The Huffington Post, and ABC’s 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day!

    cooking with katie

  14. The Recipe Critic: I am Alyssa Rivers, the food blogger behind the recipe critic. Each recipe is Each recipe is tried & true, family-tested & approved.

    the recipe critic

  15. Ambitious Kitchen is a healthy food blog with wholesome cooking and feel-good inspiration. Here you’ll find healthy recipes to fuel your wellness journey.

    ambitious kitchen

  16. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe: Delicious + easy recipes from my kitchen to yours! I’m Mel, food is my love language, and my greatest desire in life is to share the best of the best recipes with YOU! I won’t waste your time with filler recipes, but I will give you all my tried-and-true favorites!

    mel's kitchen cafe

  17. Maangchi: Korean cooking, recipes, videos, food photos, and blog. I made this website to share my knowledge and for Korean food lovers worldwide who want to talk to each other and share advice, photos, tips & tricks. I stick to authentic Korean recipes because that’s what I was raised on and that’s what I know. 


    maangchi

  18. Half Baked Harvest: Family tested recipes to make everyone smile. From those with adventurous palettes to vegans to picky eaters, we’ve got you covered! HBH recipes are big on flavor and infused with love!

    half bakes harvest

  19. Simple Vegan Blog:Browse hundreds of nutritious and delicious vegan recipes that will help you stay healthy and happy! Going vegan has never been easier or more fun.

    simple vegan blog

  20. Smitten Kitchen: Fearless cooking from a tiny NYC kitchen. 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 less than five minutes to make.

    smitten kitchen

  21. 101 Cookbooks:A food blog focused on healthy recipes for everyday. It features over 700 vegetarian recipes, whole foods recipes, and vegan recipes, plus the occasional sweet treat. It is written by New York Times best selling author Heidi Swanson.

    101 cookbooks

  22. Oh Sweet Basil: A food blog with a family-first focus offering simple easy-to-prepare recipes perfect for the traditional family dinner. We’re pulling from the favorite recipes we grew up with, reinventing some of the oldies but goodies and sharing new finds that are just too good not to post about. We love health and fitness, being together and a lot of good food.

    oh sweet basil

  23. My Food Story: Indian food blog with healthy breakfast, dinner, dessert and drink recipes for the busy cook. I’m Richa, the cook, writer and photographer behind this little blog. I’ve grown up in the kitchen along side my mum and grandmothers and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. I’ve picked up their love for food along the way, and with this blog, I share my food story with you.

    my food story

  24. Easy Peasy Foodie: With easy to follow recipes, neat tricks and shortcuts, I show how to make great tasting food without the hassle. I’m Eb – a professional blogger, busy mum and passionate foodie and it is my mission in life to make cooking EASIER and MORE DELICIOUS!

    easy peasy foodie

  25. Vegan Richa: Vegan Food Blog with Healthy and Flavorful Vegan Recipes. I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

    vegan richa

  26. Simply Delicious: A general food and cooking blog. I like to experiment and try all different types of cuisine and I have a passion for food photography and styling.

    simply delicious

  27. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: LCL is the go-to popular food & lifestyle blog for clean and delicious recipes & wellness content that shows readers that living a healthy lifestyle can be simple, fun, and above all rewarding.

    a lexis clean living

  28. Lazy Cat Kitchen: A food blog from sunny Greece with lots of simple, delicious, vibrant, colourful and easy plant-based recipes and cooking techniques from all over the world. It’s a space where I want to show you that creating delicious plant-based food isn’t actually hard at all.

    a lazy cat kitchen

  29. Alexandra’s Kitchen: A food blog with mostly simple, sometimes fussy, always seasonal recipes. This continues to be true, though more and more I value simplicity over anything else. I love bread, cook seasonally, and don’t follow any specific diet.

    alexandras kitchen

  30. Deliciously Ella: Make Vegetables Cool – We celebrate natural and honest food created from simple ingredients.

    a deliciously ella

  31. Delicious Everyday: A vegetarian recipe blog packed full of vegetarian meal ideas and easy vegan recipes to make every day delicious!

    a delicious everyday

  32. Eat Yourself Skinny:A healthy food blog with hundreds of easy wholesome recipes including gluten free, dairy free, paleo, low carb, vegetarian and vegan options.

    a eat yourself skinny

  33. i am a food blog: Celebrating the awesomeness of food.

    a im a food blog

  34. Naturally Ella:A whole foods, vegetarian recipe blog that has hundreds of seasonal recipes, information on produce, and a helpful guide to stock your pantry.

    a naturally ella

  35. Becky Excell:Gluten free blog with tons of wheat free, dairy free and low FODMAP recipes. Coeliac + IBS friendly!

    a becky excell



  36. The Last Food Blog:Hundreds of incredible vegan and vegetarian recipes that will help you live your best life! Make healthy delicious food with simple ingredients and detailed step-by-step tutorials.

    a the last food blog


  37. Green Kitchen Stories:Healthy, easy and modern vegetarian recipes from our green kitchen. Easy family recipes, inspiring food photography, travel tips and cookbooks.

    a green kitchen stories

  38. HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY: Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley use whole, organic, nutrient-filled ingredients to create delicious recipes free of grain & gluten.

    a hemsley hemsley

  39. My Moroccan Food: Moroccan recipes made easy

    a my moroccan food

  40. Local Milk Blog: A journal devoted to home cookery, travel, family, and slow living—to being present & finding sustenance of every kind.

    a local milk blog

  41. Anna Jones: Anna Jones is a cook, stylist and writer. Her first book, A Modern Way to Eat is packed full of over 200 vegetarian recipes and is on sale now.

    anna jones

  42. The Food Blog: Easy Healthy Recipes For Busy Home Cooks

    a the food blog

  43. Eat Like a Girl:A London Based Food Blog & Travel Blog – Always Cooking, Eating & on the Move

    a eat like a girl

  44. The Fit Foodie: Nutritious versions of your favourite treats, devised with your health goals AND taste buds in mind. Your #1 source for delicious, guilt-free recipes.

    a the fit foodie

  45. Once Upon a Food Blog: Plenty of great tasting recipes that are big on taste but not on time.

    a once upon a food blog

  46. Cooking and Cooking: A home cooking blog with step-by-step instructions and photos. Find the best homemade recipes and simple meal ideas and more!

    a cooking and cooking
  47. AnotherFoodBlogger: Cooking, recipes & a touch more cooking! About me, my journey in hospitality, the love & passion I have for cooking, food and to create new dishes for my family and friends

    another food blogger

  48. Browned Butter Blondie: A baker’s blog

    browned butter blondie

  49. Alla’s Yummy Food: Russian food, Latvian Food, Baltic dishes! Learn everything in one place, and get easy recipes. Become a member, or make amazing mirror glazed cakes.

    allas blog

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