Need a food WordPress theme? If you’re a food blogger, chef, food critic or just a lover of good food wanting to build a cooking and food blog, food magazine website or restaurant review site, these beautiful food oriented WordPress themes will help. Many of these themes include food and recipe specific features required in a food website such as inbuilt recipe and ingredients post templates, menu templates and recipe plugin support. They also have clean designs, picture galleries and space for large pictures / video in your posts to showcase your tasty food creations.
Below is a collection of 10+ premium and free food WordPress themes that will make your hungry and inspire you to start blogging about food. Bon appétit!
A premium WordPress blogging theme from MintThemes designed for food and cooking blogs. The premium theme is ideal for food enthusiasts, chefs, food critics, and others wanting to blog about food or showcase their latest creations. Foodie has huge post images and video embeds to easily share and showcase your beautiful food pictures and videos. It also has a custom recipe and ingredients builder where you can just enter the ingredients and amounts to automatically create a beautiful recipe list in your blog post. The Foodie theme is perfect for food bloggers, but numerous inbuilt customizations options mean the attractive theme could be used for anything.
Example blog post showing the recipe and ingredients list, with video option
- Responsive Design – automatically responds and adapts delivering an optimised design for any screen size and device
- Custom Built in Recipe / Ingredients Builder – just enter the ingredient and amount, and a beautiful recipe list is automatically created
- 2 Page Templates (Full-Width and Archives)
- Custom Widgets
- Custom Logo
- Custom Background
- WordPress 3.4+ Ready
- oEmbed video features
- Post Format support (Standard, Gallery, Video)
- Documentation with video tutorials and how-tos.
Foodie WordPress Theme
Foodie is a beautiful mobile friendly responsive WordPress theme for foodies and food bloggers. The premium theme has a sleek and stylishly minimalist design that will really make your food photos and content stand out. Some of the key features of the Foodie theme include: 3 colour options, widgetized home, recipe index and recipe pages, spaces for ads, styling for the easy recipe pro and gravity form plugins, and more. Foodie is a child theme for Genesis Framework so also inherits all the other great features and options of the Genesis 2.0 Framework.
- HTML5 Markup + Mobile Responsive
- 3 colour schemes
- 6 layout options
- Recipe card styling
- Widgetized Home & Recipe pages
- Featured Images
- Landing Page Template
- Styling for 8 Supplementary Plugins
Plugin Support and Styling
- Easy Recipe Pro
- Genesis Responsive Slider
- Pinterest Pin It Button for Images
- Gravity Forms
- Genesis Featured Widget Amplified
- Genesis Enews Extended
- Genesis Latest Tweets
- Simple Social Icons
iCook WordPress Theme
iCook is a food and recipe WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design from Tesla Themes. The premium theme has a clean and modern white / minimalist design with large featured images that will really make your food photos and website stand out. iCook also includes some nice food features specifically for food and recipe websites and blogs. It includes a beautiful recipe gallery with filter functionality to easily showcase, categorize and find your recipes, custom shortcodes for recipes to easily list out all the ingredients and cooking instructions, and a popular recipe widget that displays the most popular dishes based on views. Some of the other features include: a number of custom posts (services, testimonials, team members, calendar, etc.), social media support, custom logo and background, 7 different portfolio options, ajax contact form and more.
Tasteful WordPress Theme
Tasteful is a beautiful child theme for the Genesis Framework perfect for food bloggers to show-off their food and recipes. The premium theme from Restored 316 Designs has a very clean, white and minimalist design that will make your food photos stand out. You could of course use the theme for any other type of website if you wish. Some of the key features of the theme include: 6 colour schemes, 3 layout options, recipe cards styled with Easy Recipe plugin, split sidebars, custom archives and category index page templates, landing page template, widget areas for messages or ads, HTML5 markup, a mobile responsive design and more.
A stylish magazine WordPress child theme that runs on the Genesis theme framework from StudioPress. The premium theme highlights your content and has a beautiful, clean and fresh design ideal for a food blog or food magazine website. It has a mobile responsive layout meaning it will automatically adapt its design to any screen size and device to look great on iPads, iPhones and all other mobiles devices. Innov8ive has 3 colour schemes, 6 post / page layout options, custom header, menus and background options, featured slider, theme options panel and more.
A food magazine WordPress theme from ColorLabs designed for food bloggers, food lovers, restaurant reviewers, and others wishing to build a magazine website about food. The premium theme includes a mega navigation menu which allows you to include images, descriptions etc, a featured slider for your recipes, custom search box, 5 single post layout options, featured video box, theme options panel with colour picker to create your own custom colour schemes and more.
A food magazine WordPress theme designed for food bloggers and food websites. The magazine style theme from Magazine3 could also be used for any other type of magazine website. Features include automatic thumbnails, featured slider, integrated advertising placements (optional), WordPress menus, custom widgets, theme control panel and more.
A chic food business WordPress theme from BluChic designed for cupcake, bakery and other food business websites. The premium theme has a responsive layout to automatically adjust to mobile and tablet views, theme settings options panel, custom widgets and shortcodes, and 2 colour schemes: pink and blue.
A premium WordPress blog theme from Obox designed for food, cooking, clothes, craft and art websites. The theme includes a unique custom homepage layout, beautiful gallery template with pop-up images, advanced theme framework options, typography manager, custom page templates and more.
The theme has an elegant layout and design with specific features making it ideally suited for food blogs, restaurants, cafe’s, coffee and tea shops or other businesses within the food related industry. Features include a food and drink menu template, multiple homepage layout options, custom background and colour options, and a variety of other theme options.
A premium WordPress theme from ColorLabsProject designed specifically for food and recipe bloggers. The theme includes 3 built-in colour skins, banner ad management, theme administration panel and more.
A premium WordPress theme from Theme Fuse designed for restaurant, cafe or coffee shop websites. Alternatively is can also be used for pastry, catering, food blogs or recipe portal sites. Features include custom menu and recipe pages, auto thumbnails, theme admin options page and more.
A premium WordPress theme from Clover Themes designed for restaurant, cafe, cooking and other food and beverage websites. Features include a custom homepage layout with featured slider and featured posts section, 3 menu listing templates, 2 blog templates, theme options panel and more.
Tasty Food WordPress Theme
The Tasty Food theme from Magazine3 is a mobile responsive WordPress theme for food bloggers and others wanting a modern and professional looking blog. While being marketed as a foodie theme it doesn’t have any specific in-built features for listing recipes or ingredients etc. However that doesn’t really matter, and is actually probably better because there are lots of good WordPress plugins available for that functionality if you need it. The theme has a rating and review system, gallery management and range of other useful general features. It’s got a mobile responsive design, advertising options, a featured post grid section on the homepage, custom widgets and page templates, customisable thumbnail locations, admin control panel and more.
Petit is a WordPress theme for food and recipe websites, although it’s also versatile enough to be used for a variety of other blog and magazine style sites. The premium theme from WPZOOM has a nice organic colour scheme ideal for food blogs and has a fully responsive design so the layout will automatically adapt to fit on any screen resolution on desktop and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad etc).
The theme has a magazine style homepage design so it will stand out from all the other food bloggers with its big featured recipe slider as well as a vertical carousel slider under that. Besides numerous built-in shortcodes it has two custom shortcodes specifically for recipes: Ingredients and Directions. This allows you to quickly and easily create nicely styled sections for ingredients and directions in your recipe posts. Another interesting aspect of this theme is the fact it does not use custom post types for recipes like many other food WordPress themes, but rather uses just a standard post. This allows people with existing food and recipe websites to easily switch to this theme (or another theme later) and not have any hassle losing your content. However there is still an option that allows you to let the theme know which of your posts are recipes, and which are traditional blog posts.
Recipe Post Example
Showing the ingredients and directions sections (shortcodes), recipe ratings, and Instagram photos widget.