Food recipe blogs are all the craze, but to start a successful one you need the right look and feel to help you compete with the competition.
Below we have listed only the very best food and recipe WordPress themes available to help you kick start your website. The themes are all fully responsive, and most have been built to ensure easy navigation between the recipe categories.
I was inspired to create this collection by the successes of the Pinch of Yum team. Pinch of Yum is a relatively new food & recipe blog started by a husband and wife team, and they now boast over $30k per month in income – check out their blog, and consider joining their food blogging mentorship program to ensure you get the best results.
In the meantime check out all the amazing recipe WordPress themes we have on offer below, some of them will really get your juices flowing.
You may also want to check out our restaurant themes.
A food bloggers theme for those that love to share recipes, favorite restaurants, or just like to blog about the finer dining experiences.
This WordPress template has been designed so your content is the main focus, which of course can include your original recipe photographs.
Some of the features include; a mega menu, slider for your recipe list, a custom designed search box, and numerous page templates to help you get your point across. Definitely one of the best food focused themes available.
Another theme with good design and just enough white space to give it a professional website feel.
The theme comes jam packed with numerous options to help you monetize the website, which in turn helps you pay for more damn good food recipe writers to come and join your team.
Fully compatible with WordPress 4.0, and has all the latest social sharing buttons implemented straight out of the box.
Whether you will be blogging about main courses, deserts, or just discussing snack to make cheaply at home this theme will ensure that your visitors come back time and time again.
Another smart food theme from Magazine 3, with a nice clean feel.
If you are looking for a professional design then this may be the blog theme that you have been looking for.
Sometimes you don’t want anything too fancy, and like the photography and content to stand out on its own merit. The Foodie Pro theme allows your blog content to do just that by giving your website a minimalist look but without forgoing modern sleekness.
Price: $129.95 (includes the Genesis framework)
Admittedly the iCook theme is one of my favorites on the list, and if you are to be taking your own photographs then it is certainly one that should be considered. The larger sized images make me hungry just looking at them!
No matter what cuisine you will be discussing you can be sure to get a reaction from this food based WordPress theme.
Another minimalist WordPress magazine theme designed with food writers, and journalists in mind.
A talented Genesis child theme that can grow with your website.
Price: $99.95 (includes the Genesis framework)
Now this theme company is new to me, but they seem to have done a splendid job designing what will definitely be for some – the ultimate food website theme.
Just add content and mix.
Another minimalist food based template.
This is now version 2.0 of this well received WordPress theme and I have to say it is pretty darn tasty.
The theme itself comes with a recipe editor that ensures that all your recipes are displayed in a pre-defined format – which will really help the readers when they attempt to make one of your dishes.
I must admit that this is one of my least favorite food themes on this curated list, but once I saw all the features (especially the ratings done with forks) I decided that it had to be included.
While it may not be the most visually compelling template on the list it comes with 4 different colored skins, has ten custom widgets, front end recipe submission, and is fully responsive on all devices.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.
This theme is different, and I think that is the main reason I like it!
A food theme that is modern, easy to navigate, with front end recipe submission – looks pretty neat.
Apologies for adding this massive screenshot, but I think to appreciate this cooking theme you really need to see it in its entirety.
Also has some pretty hot features: rich snippets (yep you get stars in the results), ability to add a video easily into any recipe section, mega menu, print friendly functionality (as who cooks with their laptop), and parallax design – oh did I forget to mention that it is also fully compatible with Woo Commerce?
Recipes is a fully responsive recipe theme that works well on any device whether it be a tablet, phone, or desktop.
This theme allows your visitors to sort recipes by date, title, rating, time, or even number of ingredients, while also have an intuitive search feature for finding that perfect dish.
So there you have it, our list of the very best food and recipe WordPress themes available in 2014.
If you have any other cooking based themes that you believe should have made the list be sure to get in touch in the comments section below and I will definitely consider them for future updates of the post.
But, all in all whether you are a food critic, food blogger, baker, cook or top class chef I hope you have found the theme that will make your next recipe blog a super success.
Also be sure to check out the Food Blogger Pro membership program as this could easily be the difference between your success and failure.
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