Are you a food blogger looking for an ideal WordPress website theme? You came to the right place. We cover themes extensively and always try to look out for multiple types of users. In this case, food-related blogs can focus on recipes, step-by-step instructions, colorful pictures, videos, and animations. Some do it as a hobby and never plan on making any money. Others want to prepare for future profits by reserving space for ads and affiliate links for equipment, cookbooks, and ingredients. We think each application has certain benefits and deserves a suitable look and feel. Therefore, our list of the best WordPress themes for food blogs will be diverse. Let’s start.
We sound like a broken record mentioning Astra, but it’s undeniably one of the leading WordPress themes to use for food blogs. More precisely, the base one is the most popular theme of all time and supports hundreds of custom website templates including cooking, recipes, restaurants, chef portfolios, and so on. That means you have versatility in choosing the home page, inner pages, and how you implement things such as product placement, call to action, pop-ups, and ads. The best part is that Astra has a free version. Only when you feel like the premium one makes sense should you pay $49 and more.
2. Foodie Pro
Foodie Pro is a paid open-source theme that uses StudioPress page builder and features and Genesis Framework. It is minimalistic, clean, fast, and looks great on mobile devices. Plus, Foodie Pro is translation ready and optimized for showcasing recipes, step-by-step cooking instructions, and even opening a bakery or a food-related business. The theme lets you edit the header and footer to make it unique and choose one of 3 different homepages and 5 distinct widget areas that persist across your website. If you purchase it from creators, Feast Design Co., you gain access to in-depth tutorials and professional support for a year.
Although Savory focuses on showcasing physical restaurants in their glory, it is one of the most popular food blogs themes for WordPress. That’s because it ships with over a dozen vastly different home pages. It also provides premium images and inner page demos, including several types of blog structures. The best part is that it comes with tens of shortcodes you can enter to add or remove elements. Some examples include social media pages, typography changes, multiple header and footer types, and reservations and booking. You also get shortcodes for portfolio/business information and contact forms, image and video gallery, newsletters, online shop, icon overhauls, Google Maps, and more.
Florentine is a clean, modern, mobile-friendly, and easily customizable theme thanks to 19 inbuilt page modules/page layouts that include several designs for headers. Not only lets you blog about your favorite food but also adds areas such as social media sharing, newsletter offers, and featured recipes, products, and blog articles (neat for sponsored dishes!). The best part? It comes with a custom user profile page that lets them see recently shown recipes and rate and bookmark them. The page also lets users follow cooking instructions distraction-free and mark ingredients they own on a checklist.
5. Café Pro
Are you a food blogger that plans to open a business or has one? If that is the case, you should consider Café Pro, It’s a StudioPress theme that combines the best part of the aforementioned Foodie Pro theme and another theme they offer, Parallax. Not only will it let you post cooking recipes with eye-catching pictures, but also include details about your restaurant or café, or any brick-and-mortar location. That includes pricing for each meal, online booking, working hours, address, cooking information, delivery restrictions and costs, and so forth.
It’s now time to please readers who can’t afford to pay a dime. Foodica is one of the top free WordPress themes for food blogs. It brings all you need to start a food-related website, whether for blogging, posting recipes, taking pictures or videos, or even a foodie online magazine or newspaper. It’s lightweight, utilizes cute self-hosted fonts, includes WooCommerce, and is compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). There’s an optional PRO version that brings visual and functional improvements.
7. Hestia Pro
We sometimes forget that some food bloggers prefer simplicity. If you’re one of those, Hestia Pro provides the tools to build an amazing one-page food or recipe blog. It is packed with a lot of templates you may import and customize via Elementor, Beaver Builder, and other page builder plugins. It is also mobile and translation ready, optimized for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and permits you to start a WooCommerce food-oriented online store in seconds. The theme stands out for offering mega menu, sliders, and video headers from the get-go, too.
Cookely is ideal for food bloggers and online magazines, restaurants, cafés, and anyone that cooks delicious food and provides a recipe. It’s minimalistic and comes with 4-6 color schemes, plus fast, responsive, and Retina-ready for Apple desktop, laptop, and mobile users. Cookely also sports a custom page builder, Theme Options Panel, and adds a visual customizer tool for live nuanced adjustments. Perhaps most important for some, it includes unintrusive 4 ad spots for Google AdSense by default.
Ultra should’ve landed a higher spot as it lets users create any type of blog or website. That includes several starter templates for nutrition, restaurants, recipes, cafés, sushi places, and cookbooks. However, other themes either specialize in this niche or offer a larger choice of demo templates for each subcategory. Additionally, although easy to work in, the custom Themify page builder may be unfamiliar to many website owners. Outside that, templates are all fast, lightweight, and look great across all devices. They all support adding or removing elements such as menus, widgets, footers, headers, sidebars, and sliders.
Spoon is a restaurant-oriented WordPress theme but comes with features necessary to turn it into a personal or company food blog. You start with a mobile-ready one or multipage layout, or a combination of both. Besides posting recipes, you can add a food and drink menu with pricing, an “About Me/Us” section, and host events physically or online. Menu items are adjustable, and you can add floating content boxes to showcase new foods, recipes, or blog posts. The theme also supports Theme Options Panel and over 600 Google Fonts. Plus, it offers an image light box effect that links previews to full-size images.