YouTubers do a lot of things. They stream themselves playing video games, show you how to make your hair, teach you how to lead better lives and make you laugh. And yet many the world over choose to make videos about that which is as old as humans themselves – food.
From humble kitchens to fully equipped professional studios with staff and camera-crew these food video bloggers take our most basic need and transform it to an art right in front of our eyes. Ok, some just want to stuff themselves with junk food, but if you’re looking for some inspo for your next meal, want to build up an appetite or just appreciate a well-crafted burger, give these top YouTube food bloggers a view.
And if you’re looking to get your brand or product recognized by some top YouTubers & food bloggers, Insenser got you covered.
The 15 Best YouTube Food Bloggers Right Now
While there are some mega-channels like BuzzFeed’s Tasty (the largest food channel at 19M subs), First We Feast (9M), Bon Appetit (6M), Travel Thirsty (5.5M), celebrity chef Jamie Oliver (5M) and the godfather of them all Gordon Ramsey (15M), for this list we’re going to focus on individual YouTube food bloggers who got their start and earned their chops (pun intended) on the very platform they now dominate.
Without further ado, here are the most popular food bloggers on YouTube making the world hungry in 2020.
- Rosanna Pansino – 12.4M
One of the biggest food personalities on YouTube. The Nerdy Nummies cooking series Pansino started in 2010 went on to become one of the most well-known baking shows on the internet and has grown into a powerhouse with books and a line of baking utensils.
- Binging with Babish – 7.5M
Created by American filmmaker Andrew Rea (alias Oliver Babish) in 2006, but the series didn’t get its proper start till much later in 2016, from where it shot up to become what it is today – a mega-popular channel recreating recipes from film, TV, and video games.
- Epic Meal Time – 7M
A couple of Canadian friends started a cooking YouTube channel in 2010, and ten years (and millions of calories) later it’s one of the most recognizable names in the food content world. Powered by lots of meat, bacon, alcohol and manly beards.
- Mark Wiens – 6.5M
Delicious street food from around the world (especially Asia) is Mark Wiens’ specialty, and what makes him one of the most famous food and travel vloggers in the world.
- Best Ever Food Review Show – 5.4M
Sonny travels to unique parts of the world on the hunt for the best food each country has to offer and shares these meals and stories with millions of viewers (nearly 900 million views to date).
- Maangchi – 4.9M
Emily Kim (Maangchi) teaches you how to properly cook, eat and enjoy Korean cuisine. Described by The New York Times as "YouTube's Korean Julia Child," her sweet demeanor and upbeat attitude makes her one of the most popular personalities on the site.
- The Food Ranger – 4.5M
Another hugely popular travel and food vlogger, Trevor James covers street food and local cuisine from around the world and especially his home base of Asia. For the noddle lovers everywhere.
- How to Cook That – 4.4M
For everyone with a sweet tooth, Ann Reardon shares her creative recipes for dessert, cake and chocolate that won’t leave anyone unimpressed.
- How to Cake It – 4.3M
Yolanda Gampp loves baking, and she wants you to love it, too. Every episode takes you through the A-Z process of turning eggs, sugar and butter into crazy novelty cakes.
- Tipsy Bartender – 4M
Food is not the only treat on the menu today, there are also tasty cocktails and booze-infused treats, which is what expert bartender Skyy John brings in spades.
- Village Food Factory – 3.9M
Here’s something a little different from the others on the list. This unique food channel brings authentic village foods from India to a world-wide audience, sometimes in very large portions – enough to feed an entire village.
- Laura in the Kitchen – 3.7M
Started in 2010 to share her passion for cooking with the world, Laura’s food channel has now grown to over half a billion views from people who love to watch and learn along. Laura shares yummy and accessible recipes with a little bit for everyone.
- Food Wishes – 3.6M
Chef John (John Mitzewich) started making foods people wished for and has since shared thousands of fun-to-make and easy-to-follow recipes with millions of subscribers looking to improve their culinary skills.
- Strictly Dumpling – 3.2M
Mike Chen shares his love for food (and dumplings!). Chen runs nearly a dozen YouTube channels with a combined viewership of over 10M.
- Cupcake Addiction – 3.1M
Each week, Elise Strachan uploads videos that embrace the sweeter side of life to her hugely popular channel and becoming a household name in the world of sweets and publishing a cookbook in the process.
Cooking with Dog – 1.5M
There’s a dog. Need we say more?
How to Become a YouTube Food Blogger
Feeling like you can give your own cooking show a go? If you have the passion and the drive, joining the ranks of the best food bloggers on YouTube can be a very fulfilling, although challenging, undertaking. You can even get paid to do it! Brands look for content creators to collaborate with and represent their product or service all the time, and if you can serve up delicious dishes with a dash of a captivating personality, you can quickly build up a following that nets you both a loyal viewership and a steady income (check out photography tips for taking mouth-watering photos here).
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And if You’re a Brand Looking for Food Video Bloggers
With so much variety and something-for-everyone flavor, it can be hard to navigate the thousands of food bloggers on YouTube to find ones that reflect your brand’s taste, and fit your budget. Insense has taken care of all the nitty-gritty so you can save time, effort and money in connecting with the perfect creators and jumping straight to the action – creating awesome content that gives you the relevant audience and brand awareness you need.
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