To celebrate all the amazing food blogs out there, we've rounded up the ultimate food blogs that we could browse all day long!
There are hundreds and thousands of amazing food blogs about, but, how can you filter through them to find the top food blogs that you’ll be able to rely on for tasty recipes, week in, week out? That’s where we come in!
We’ve been looking through an array of food blogs, from baking to slimming, gluten-free, dairy-free and speciality to find the best ones out there. The best food blogs won’t just leave you thinking that you should make a particular dish; they’ll give you the inspiration to get in the kitchen, right then, and whip up the mouth-watering recipe they’ve tempted you with. So, after much searching, we have rounded up our ultimate list of food blogs (and we can tell you, it wasn’t easy!). We could browse through these all day long!
Some of the food blogs we’ve picked to feature are big names that you might have heard of and others are little gems that we’ve come across and think that you need to know about. They are in no particular order, so start clicking and discover some tasty new recipes and blogs that you’ll be surprised you ever managed to live without.
Browse through goodtoknow’s top food bloggers…
Theme? Kate admits to having the ‘sweetest tooth of anyone’ that she knows – and she loves baking. So what better way to combine the two than with her very own baking blog! ‘What Kate Baked’ strives to satisfy the sweetest tooth out there with plenty of tempting recipes and pictures.
Why we love it: This blog is packed full of tasty looking desserts that make us feel a little bit less guilty about our love for a pudding. Plus, there are plenty of savoury bakes that’ll get you in that kitchen, promptly!
Visit it: whatkatebaked.com
Follow Kate on Twitter: @whatkatebaked
Theme? Galina Varese started her blog (that is named after her little one) thinking it would be a baby blog. But now her posts are mainly tasty recipes that she’s cooked up for her family, general posts about being a busy mum to her two boys and some reviews.
Why we love it? We love the array of different dishes that Galina cooks up and the step-by-step pictures make it really visual and super easy to follow the recipes at home.
Visit it: chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk
Theme? Jodie is a dentist and now a newly-qualified doctor – but, most importantly, she loves baking just as much as the rest of us! She admits it’s ‘slightly perverse that I have a cake-driven blog whilst doing what I do for a living’ but she just ‘adores to bake’ – well, how can we argue with that? The blog is bursting with recipes for comforting cakes and the odd savoury recipes that scream ‘cook me right now’!
Why we love it? Stunning food pictures, creative ideas and ultimately really tasty recipes. Plus, the layout of the blog is great as it shows thumbnails of each post which makes it easy to navigate to what interests you.
Visit it: joblogsjobakes.wordpress.com
Follow Jodie on Twitter: @JoBlogsJoBakes
Theme? Michelle from Utterly Scrummy describes her blog as ‘food for families that is budget friendly, tasty, easy to prepare and nutritious’ – and that’s exactly what you get (with the odd treat thrown in there for good measure).
Why we love it? The recipes are exactly what you expect from a blogged named ‘Utterly Scrummy’ – not only is it delicious, it’s real family food that all normal mums have time to prepare and all kids will eat too. The ‘Meal Plans and Budgeting’ section is also really helpful as it proves you can eat delicious and healthy food even if you’re on the tightest of budgets.
Visit it: utterlyscrummy.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Michelle on Twitter: @utterlyscrummy
Theme? The Pink Whisk is written by Ruth Clemens, who came second on The Great British Bake Off in 2010. If you’re in need of some baking inspiration then look no further, as Ruth confesses to having an ‘obsession with baking’. Whether it’s biscuits, cakes, bread, pies or tarts you’re interested in, you’ll find mouth-watering recipes (and plenty of them) here.
Why we love it? Recipes from someone that managed to impress Mary and Paul enough to finish second on GBBO? We can’t think why we wouldn’t love it!
Visit it: thepinkwhisk.com
Follow Ruth on Twitter: @thepinkwhisk
Theme? Jenny’s blog is packed full of tasty dinner ideas for every occasion, from quick recipes for busy week nights to gorgeous dishes that you can spend time over on the weekends. There are plenty of savoury dishes and Jenny isn’t afraid to be experimental with the meats she uses – don’t miss her desserts that make the perfect sweet for afters.
Why we love it? There is such a wide range of recipes – and the recipe index makes them easy to find too. Every time we look at this blog we are inspired to try something new.
Visit it: jennyeatwellsrhubarbginger.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Jenny on Twitter: @JennyEatwell
Theme? This New York-based blog promises comfort food at its best.With tutorials on the simple techniques that aren’t actually that easy to master and recipes for someone that wants to create tasty dishes from basic ingredients, this blog is a winner.
Why we love it? Deb, who runs the site, is full of knowledge about all different kinds of foods and that really comes across in the recipes that she posts. The dishes look impressive yet the step-by-step pictures make them really easy to follow so you can get it right. The pictures on each post will leave you in a mouth-watering state wanting to eat that dish, immediately!
Visit it: smittenkitchen.com
Follow Deb on Twitter: @thesmitten
Theme? Fishfingers for tea is a real family food blog – if you’re after a recipe for tea then this is where to head. Sian is married and has a little girl so her dishes aim to fit into a busy schedule and be affordable, all while satisfying the different members of the family along the way.
Why we love it? Sian doesn’t claim to be a ‘foodie’, but what she will say is that she loves food. The food is simple, easy to make, delicious and exactly the kind of thing that we love to see on our plates each night for dinner.
Visit it: fishfingersfortea.co.uk
Follow Sian on Twitter: @fishfingers4tea
Theme? Slimming Eats blog aims to provide low-fat recipes for delicious home-cooked meals – and the site is full-to-bursting with just that! What’s great is that the site is run by someone who has lost weight and kept it off by following these tasty and healthy recipes.
Why we love it? This blog is the ultimate place to head if you’re on a diet. What we love most is that each recipe has a nutritional information section underneath it which makes it so easy to keep track of calories. Plus, if it’s a Slimming World diet that you’re on then it includes the syns for each recipes too.
Visit it: slimmingeats.com
Follow on Twitter: @SlimmingEats
Theme? Pig in the Kitchen is a blog run by Mel, whose fourth child was born allergic to milk, eggs, Brazil nuts, mustard and most pollens. This meant a complete overhaul in the way Mel cooked (and baked) for the whole family and this blog is there to help others who are living with allergies.
Why we love it? This blog is living proof that suffering from allergies doesn’t have to stop you from eating a delicious range of food. The majority of recipes on the site can be made gluten-free and/or vegan. Mel can whip up a tasty egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free cake and, for that alone, we think she deserves a little recognition!
Visit it: piginthekitchen.co.uk
Follow Mel on Twitter: @Piginthekitchen
Theme? Lisa is an American who now lives in England and (from the title of her blog, you can probably tell) loves to bake! Her blog is full of recipes that will seriously get your tummy rumbling – cakes, doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies – you name it, she’s got it. We bet you’ll be in the kitchen re-creating the recipes in a flash.
Why we love it? We love the variety on Lisa’s blog, from seriously impressive looking cupcakes, to tasty looking cookies and creative birthday cakes.
Visit it: unitedcakedom.com
Follow Lisa on Twitter: @unitedcakedom
Theme? Caroline will tell you that her blog is ‘pretty much a mish mash of food from everywhere’ – but, we couldn’t think of anything better. She was born in India, married a Scot and is now living in Qatar – so it’s not hard to see how her blog is a ‘mish-mash’. From baking to curries, irresistible desserts and breakfast to die for, the Patterned Plate really does have it all – and what a fitting name for the blog!
Why we love it? The range of dishes, the layout, how hungry it makes us (!) – we could go on… quite frankly, what’s not to love?!
Visit it: thepatternedplate.wordpress.com
Theme? Jessica’s Sweet Addictions is a blog by goodtoknow’s very own Recipes Assistant. Working for a recipes website might give it away a little, but, in case you hadn’t worked it out, she’s a baking addict! Chocolate, sugar and anything that looks pretty and Jess will be interested, so her blog is dedicated to writing about her experiments in the kitchen and bringing you the recipes to whip up some of her delicious treats in your own kitchens.
Why we love it? We don’t just love this blog because it’s run by one of the team here at goodtoknow (although the sweet treats she brings us don’t do any harm in swaying us). We love it because Jess’s recipes are creative, fun, easy to follow and, we can tell you from personal experience, very tasty!
Visit it: jessicassweetaddictions.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Jess on Twitter: @oftenginger
Theme? The main purpose of this blog is to support anyone with coeliac disease – along with being a record of learnings and recipes for Laura, who runs the blog. After being diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2012, Laura has been learning how to live with the disease and you can follow that journey on her blog. From good shops and brands to try, places to eat out and tasty recipes, this blog really is a great source for of knowledge and support from anyone in the same situation.
Why we love it? As coeliac disease becomes more and more common, it’s essential that the right support is out there. Blogs like Laura’s, that show the whole journey and how living with the condition is possible, are great for other people diagnosed. Plus, the recipes that she whips up are so tasty that non-coeliacs can get inspiration and make their own versions too.
Visit it: littlemissedgluten.wordpress.com
Follow Laura on Twitter: @noomie82
Theme? The name might give it away a little bit, but this blog is all about cakes – cakes, cakes, cakes! If you have a sweet tooth, this blog is for you. It’s packed full of tasty treats that will make your mouth-water and your tummy rumble.
Why we love it? Cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, hot puddings and truffles (to name a few!) – what’s not to love!
Visit it: thediaryofacakemaker.com
Follow on Twitter: @diarycakemaker
Theme? Recipes from a Normal Mum is just that – recipes from a normal mum! Holly who writes the blog was a contestant on Great British Bake Off in 2011 (OK, we admit she’s probably got a bit more experience than some) but, her recipes are impressive, seriously tasty and most importantly completely do-able for normal mums at home.
Why we love it? The recipes vary greatly, as you can probably imagine from a GBBO competitor, one day you’ll see the latest post will be lemon animal biscuits and the next it will be beautifully decorated coffee and walnut cupcakes. We enjoy the variety and most of all we love knowing that we could give these recipes a good go in our kitchen too.
Visit it: recipesfromanormalmum.com
Follow Holly on Twitter: @HollyBellMummy
Theme? Anna is a Greek Cypriot mother of four who loves cakes and cook books (a girl after our own heart then!) Running a family business means that she’s very busy, but that doesn’t stop her making and blogging about her delicious creations in the kitchen, that entwine her Greek Cypriot background and her love for UK food culture.
Why we love it? The pictures (and of course the recipes behind the delicious creations)! But, the pictures are so good that the food looks too good to eat – well, almost too good!
Visit it: atannaskitchentable.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Anna on Twitter: @annauk1
Theme? Jenny, who writes Mummy Mishaps, is a mum of two who loves cakes and is a bit clumsy (she admits this herself!). The blog includes a range of things, from the tasty recipes that she’s whipped up for the family, to what her and the kids have been up to in the kitchen and general posts about her children. The recipes look mouth-wateringly delicious and there’s a range from sweet treats (the Malteser and chocolate finger cake springs to mind), to easy family dinners.
Why we love it? Mummy Mishaps blog gives readers a real insight into Jenny and her family’s life. As well as providing tasty recipes to try, the blog really allows us to get to know them and that’s why we like reading it so much.
Visit it: mummymishaps.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Jenny on Twitter: @JennyPaulin
Theme? Lexie’s blog is dedicated to her son as she tries to, through eating the right foods, help nurse him to health. He’s not been diagnosed with a particular allergy but through testing foods Lexie has managed to learn that particular things irritate him, they are: gluten, dairy, eggs, excess sugar/fruit and preservatives. And so the blog aims to provide recipes for people who are also restricted with what they can eat – but still want to eat tasty food!
Why we love it? We love that this blog could help so many different people with different allergies. The recipes are clearly labelled ‘non-dairy’ or ‘gluten-free’ so it makes finding things that are relevant to you really easy. Lexie is clearly so dedicated to helping her son get better by eating the right foods and the recipes genuinely look delicious.
Visit it: lexieskitchen.com
Follow Lexie on Twitter: @lexieskitchen
Theme? Becky is a food, parenting and travel writer who has a husband and two teenage boys to feed (good job she loves to cook!). Her blog is a cocktail of different posts about travel, her home life and of course the recipes that she whips up for her family.
Why we love it? She’s a real mum who’s busy and has hungry mouths to feed. The recipes she posts about are tasty, quick and easy to make. We also love the step-by-step guide section of the blog that breaks down some seriously tasty recipes in a really simple way.
Visit it: englishmum.com
Follow Becky on Twitter: @EnglishMum
Theme? My Daddy Cooks started as a document of what Nick’s family were eating and as a side line project for him when he found himself as a stay at home dad. The family think it’s important to help Archie, their son, develop a healthy relationship with food and that starts with knowing how to make it and what goes into each dish. The video recipes vary from tasty desserts, to little biscuits and easy dinners and little Archie is involved every step of the way!
Why we love it? We love the originality of this blog and how it grew from something as a side line project to give Nick something to focus on, to a whole new career from him. And, when you browse through the recipes on the site, you can see why Nick is now a cookery pro – there are some seriously tasty dishes! Plus, we love how much Nick’s little boy, Archie, is involved!
Visit it: mydaddycooks.com
Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickcoffer
Theme? Baking! Claire lives in Oxfordshire and her ‘about me’ section says everything you need to know: “I love baking. From cupcakes, to layer cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and everything in between.” Well, we don’t know about you but, we’re hungry just thinking about it!
Why we love it? This blog is a like a little piece of heaven from sweet-treat land! The recipes are so easy to follow and you’ll end up with some seriously impressive bakes that we doubt will be around for long!
Visit it: claireebakes.co.uk
Follow Claire on Twitter: @claireebakes
Theme? Karen’s blog is all about using local and seasonal products to make the most delicious dishes you can imagine. Karen was born in South Africa, she then moved to England (where she’s lived all over), she lived abroad several times when she was younger and now she splits her time between the South West of France and North Yorkshire. So it’s fair to say she’s seen a bit of the world – and it shows! Karen grows most of her own vegetables and all of her own herbs and uses them to make everything from delicious pastry fillings, to desserts, and gorgeous main dishes.
Why we love it? We love that Karen really focuses on using local products, or ones that she has grown and her blog is so well established we would bet that everyone would be able to find a dish that leaves their tummy rumbling!
Visit it: lavenderandlovage.com
Follow Karen on Twitter: @KarenBurnsBooth
Theme? Thanh is Vietnamese, grew up in Australia, married a Frenchman and is now living in Switzerland – very varied! Whilst the blog features plenty of traditional dishes, there are also some great ideas using different ingredients that demonstrate Thanh’s varied life and the travel she has done.
Why we love it? Eat, little bird is a well organised blog that is easy to navigate – we like looking through all the different recipes and finding different ingredients to experiment. The food looks mouth-wateringly good and when she discusses her travels, we almost feel like we were there with her.
Visit it: eatlittlebird.com
Follow Thanh on Twitter: @eatlittlebird
Theme? Caroline used to hate food. But, one day, she ordered a cookery book that was entirely vegetable orientated and that changed everything. She now has a little vegetable patch so that she can grow some of her own fruit and vegetables too. This blog brings her adventures with food (some successes in the kitchen, and some mishaps too) and reviews of restaurants.
Why we love it? We love how important Caroline thinks it is to experiment with food. It means that her blog is jam-packed with a wide array of healthy, tasty, naughty and generally delicious ideas that we think everyone would be able to attempt in the kitchen.
Visit it: allthatimeating.blogspot.co.uk
Follow Caroline on Twitter: @AllThatImEating