Looking for a great food WordPress theme? If you’re a food blogger, chef, food critic, foodie, or a food lover wanting to build a recipe and food blog, food magazine website, or restaurant review site, these beautiful food oriented WordPress themes are just what you’re looking for.
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 20+ premium and free food WordPress themes that will inspire you to start a blog food today. Bon appétit!
Cook’d is an appetizing food WordPress theme for the Genesis Framework. The premium child theme has a super clean, crisp and minimalist design that’s very easy on the eyes and ensures your food photos really stand out. The theme is perfect for foodies and food bloggers to build a website to share their food creations and culinary discovers for content hungry visitors. Some of the key features and benefits of the theme include: large hero section for featured images, widgetized homepage for a flexible layout, recipe index filter, flexible grid archive options, areas for ads and opt-ins, WooCommerce ready, styled sharing buttons, featured posts widget, easy newsletter subscription integration, theme customizer and more.
Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper is a food and recipe WordPress theme from Tesla Themes. The premium theme is designed for sharing your recipes and cooking tips with style and ease and is ideal for chefs, foodies, home master chefs and other food lovers. It includes a handy recipe filter, ingredients list and cook methods, plus a heap of other great features and options.
Kale Pro is a beautiful blogging WordPress theme specifically crafted to help you create a stunning recipe and food blog. It would also be ideal for fashion, lifestyle, parenting, or any other type of online publication. The premium theme from LyraThemes has an elegant minimalist design with good use of whitespace and emphasis on your photos. It also has some great areas to showcase some of your most important content. The theme is lightweight but loaded with handy features.
Some of the key features and benefits of the Kale Pro theme include: built-in recipe short code for structured data Google friendly recipe cards, special category templates, recipe index template, built-in ads, front page banner or slider, features and highlighted posts on the homepage, three blog display options, custom colors and fonts, lots of sidebar widget options, responsive design and more.
Meridian Recipes is a beautiful food and recipe WordPress theme designed for food bloggers. The responsive premium theme from Meridian Themes has a clean and minimalist white design so it’s easy to read and your food photos will really stand out. The theme allows you to display recipes as well as articles so you can built the perfect recipe website and a magazine to compliment it. The theme has 4 different homepage layouts but comes with 19 flexible modules so you can build your own homepage layout.
It also has a heap of great food and recipe specific features such as: recipe ingredients and preparation steps, a distraction free cook mode (that only shows you the important stuff for when you want to cook and follow the recipe), ready for print recipe styleheets, sharing functionality, rating and bookmarks system, newsletter popup module and more.
Clean Food Theme
The Clean Food Theme is a beautiful food blog WordPress theme designed specifically for food bloggers, recipe sites and food bloggers. The premium theme from cre8d design has a clean and minimalist design that’s fully responsive and ideal for showing your food photos with large featured images. It has all the features you need to easily create a professional food blog that will keep visitors coming back.
Some of the key features include: custom homepage layout with featured recipes, large photographs with lots of white space, flexible recipe index (use grid and or lists for categories, alphabetical list by ingredient etc), nice recipe layout that’s easy to read, print and pin, works with Easy Recipe Plus, featured and favourite recipe sections, social media and Pinterest pin buttons on images, plenty of ad options, shop template, “as seen in” media logos grid, FAQ, 2 different mobile menu options, customization options and much more.
Foodica is a beautiful food and recipe WordPress theme designed specifically for foodies. The premium theme from WPZOOM has a very clean white design with great typography and large featured images to show-off your food creations. While Foodica was created for food related websites it’s such a nice looking and versatile theme you could use for any type of blog or online magazine website if you wish.
Some of the key features of the theme include: a mobile friendly responsive design, 6 color scheme options, touch enable slider, carousel widget, featured categories, visual customizer (to easily customize the theme – colors, fonts, background, logo, menu, widgets and more), recipe shortcodes (for Ingredients and Directions), WooCommerce integration, 4 ad zones for banners or Adsense, 2 layout styles for posts (list or grid), Instagram scroller in the footer, JetPack support, newsletter integration with MailPoet Newsletters Free Plugin, easy translation for localization and more.
Savory is a beautiful child theme for the Genesis Framework. The premium theme from Restored 316 Designs offers great flexibility and functionality in a fresh and unique design. Savory is a theme ideal for food bloggers wanting a clean and modern design. Some of the other key features and benefits of the theme include: flexible homepage area (add as many or as few widget areas as you want), category index (for easy post navigation), custom categories, unique and customizable newsletter widget, WordPress Customizer (to easily change colors and styling), WooCommerce ready, footer widgets with ad spaces, custom backgrounds, HTML 5 markup, plugin styling (WooCommerce, JetPack, Genesis Responsive Slider, Easy Recipe, Instagram Feed, and more), and all the other great features and benefits of the Genesis Framework itself.
Veggie is a beautiful blog / magazine WordPress theme from Anariel Design. The premium theme has a modern, stylish and minimalist white design that ensures your images and content is what stand out. The Veggie theme is perfect for foodie blogs, food and recipe magazine websites and other food related websites. Of course you could use it for any other type of online magazine or blog and would work well for a travel blog, fashion and lifestyle site, celebrity blog, health and fitness blog, mummy blog or anything else. Some of the key features of the theme include: a mobile friendly responsive design, custom page templates, premium Soliloquy slider included, WooCommerce support for ecommerce, WordPress Customizer options, widgetized areas, various front page and blog layout options, nice typography, translation ready and more.
Example blog post showing the recipe and ingredients list, with video option
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.
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.
MH Magazine – D5
MH Magazine is a highly flexible WordPress magazine style theme with lots of great functionality for easily creating a modern and professional online magazine, blog, news site or other editorial project. The Food Magazine version of the theme shown below would be ideal for food magazine websites, foodie blogs, recipe and cooking websites, health and lifestyle sites and others. The premium theme is fully mobile responsive and SEO optimized and includes lots of great features such as: advanced layout options with full control over your layouts, easy to use theme options, custom widgets, color pickers with unlimited color options, Google fonts, content sliders and carousels, custom logo and menus, advertising areas, social ready and much more.
Example Recipe Page
Yumblog 2.0 is a fantastic mobile friendly food WordPress theme for food bloggers, foodies, food enthusiasts, recipe bloggers and others wanting a powerful and fully featured CMS quality food website. The responsive premium theme from UpThemes has a beautiful clean and modern design and integrates with a few select plugins for advanced page layout building and food and recipe functionality.
Yumbblog includes Cooked WordPress plugin (a $25 value), a powerful recipe plugin that adds a lot of great functionality and makes it easy to set up a community powered recipe website. Some of the key features include: front end user recipe submission, 10 responsive recipe layouts, recipe search (with filters for category, cuisine, cooking method, and more), built in review system for user reviews, star rating system, full screen recipe view (users can easily prepare recipes by tapping the full screen view button, great for iPads and tablets in the kitchen), recipe videos (easily add recipe videos by adding a URL to a YouTube or Vimeo video), and more.
The Yumblog also supports drag and drop page layouts with Beaver Builder plugin integration. The Beaver Builder plugin is an innovative new drag-and-drop page builder for WordPress that allows you to build amazingly simple, beautiful full-width pages in moments. You can build a page in a matter of seconds and customize text and images that are dropped into the page, even adding image galleries, parallax sections, and stunning video backgrounds.
Food Blog is a very clean and minimalist blogger style WordPress theme ideal for foodies, cooking blogs, food and recipe blogs, or any other lifestyle blog. The premium theme from Nimbus Themes combines a minimal design with large high impact image layouts so your content and images always stand out and stays the focus. The Food Blog theme comes with the popular Recipe Card plugin so you have a powerful recipe builder in your site. Some of the other notable features include: a fully responsive design, typography options, shortcodes (buttons, columns etc), Font Awesome icons, versatile colour options, social media options, powerful options panel (to change design colors and fonts, sizes, choose layouts, or add or remove sidebars etc), and more.
Rich Taste is a multipurpose blog and magazine WordPress theme from RichWP. The premium theme has a clean white minimalist design and ideal for food, fashion, lifestyle or any other type of online magazine or blog. The theme is fast preforming and easy to work with and also features handy theme options for simple customization, mobile responsiveness, custom page templates, useful widget areas, WooCommerce ready and more.
Devine is a stylish and minimalist multipurpose child theme for the Genesis Framework with WooCommerce support. The premium theme from Restored 316 Designs is versatile and customizable and can be used for any type of blog, website or even a web store. It has a hybrid blog magazine style homepage and would be perfect for a food blog, fashion and style blog, personal blog, mommy and parenting site or any other genre.
Some of the key features of the theme include: a mobile responsive layout, 6 color schemes and options to create your own, 3 layout options, category index, footer widgets, upload custom backgrounds and logo, HTML5 markup, plugin styling (WooCommerce, Easy Recipe, JetPack, Genesis eNews Extended, Genesis Responsive Slider, Simple Instagram, Simple Social Icons), and all the other features and befits of the core Genesis Framework (required and sold separately).
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 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 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 Restaurant 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.
Recipe Post Example
Showing the ingredients and directions sections (shortcodes), recipe ratings, and Instagram photos widget.
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.
Rich Box is a multi purpose minimalist WordPress theme that could be used for all different sorts of websites. The premium theme from RichWP has a clean and minimal box grid design that would make a stylish food or foodie blog, fashion and cosmetics blog, design site, affiliate site, personal blog or anything else.
Some of the key features of the theme include: a fully responsive layout, fullscreen mobile type menu, easy logo integration, sidebar-less design, header and lead colour customization options, WordPress post formats, HTML5 code, translation ready, widget areas, multi-site support and more.
Candid is a flexible “blank canvas” WordPress theme that can be used for all sorts of websites wanting to create beautiful photography driven stories and immersive content with images, galleries, video and audio. The premium theme from Array has a stylish and minimalist design with a masonry-style homepage and premium Typekit typography. It would be ideal for a photo blog, travel blog, a portfolio of your work, a food blog, fashion blog, online magazine or anything else.
Some of the other key features of the theme include: dynamic grid layout (choose from a one column, two column, or three column layout for your posts), photo driven content (create powerful galleries and photo captions to tell your story), Jetpack support for carousel lightbox full screen images, beautiful Typekit typography, Customizer support (change your site title, accent color, upload a logo, border and button colors, and more), mobile responsive design, infinite scroll support, getting started dashboard, ready for translation, valid HTML5 and more.
Simple Pro is a child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The premium theme would be perfect for food blogs with its trendy, simple and minimalist design that will make your content and food photos look amazing. Some of the key features of the theme include: customization options via the Theme Customizer (to style the colors of your text, links buttons, footer etc), a mobile friendly responsive design, easy logo upload, responsive slider, floating social media icons and minimal share buttons, plus all the other awesome features and benefits of the rock solid, search engine optimized and secure Genesis Framework.
Paperback is a great looking multipurpose magazine style WordPress theme from Array Themes. The premium theme has a clean, stylish and modern design that’s ideal for food blogs and foodie magazine websites. Paperback features multiple homepage layout options, a unique featured post carousel, some nice content discover features, category mega menu, beautiful premium Typekit typography for a great reading experience, infinite scroll option, Theme Customizer support (to easily change site title, colors, upload a logo and more), multimedia styling (for photos, galleries, videos, audio etc), a handy getting started dashboard, a dynamic mobile responsive design and more.
The Rich Grid WordPress theme from RichWP has a fast performing and timelessly styled grid design. The premium theme would be perfect for all sorts of blogs and has a heap of great features and options to help you easily create a stylish, professional and unique website.
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