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A WordPress food blog theme should really be mouth-watering. And we’ve compiled a list of 20 food WordPress themes for you, to make the choice easier.  

Let’s go!

  1. Pathway
Pathway's food demo site

Pathway is a recently-launched multipurpose WordPress theme. It was created to work perfectly with Kubio builder. Kubio is a new generation WordPress website builder that levels up the Block Editor. It has 30+ ready-made starter sites. One of them is a great fit for a food website. See the full preview here.

The Pathway – Kubio combo is very powerful, allowing you to design any site by drag and drop, starting from a demo site, or from scratch.

Here’s what we like about Pathway:

  • Drag and drop editor,
  • 50+ Gutenberg blocks that you can customize however you see fit,
  • Full control over fonts and color,
  • Predesigned content sections for a variety of purposes: portfolio, contact us, etc.
  • Sections can be saved and reused later,
  • Full site editing features, meaning that you can create your whole site in a single interface. In the previous WordPress experience, you would need to go back and forth from the Admin area to the Editor, to create a page.
  • Mobile responsive design, 
  • Great customer support.

Pricing: starts at $0 :).

  1. Kale
Kale WordPress food blog theme

Kale has more than 10,000 active users that love its ease of use, beautiful layout, and caring customer support. Customers describe it as “brilliant”, “fabulous”, “awesome”, or “cool”. My favorite review is this one: “Come for the theme, stay for the support”.

Kale review

Here’s what we love about it:

  • Various homepage layouts,
  • Multiple blog feed layouts,
  • Built-in menus for displaying your social media presence,
  • Special recipe index template – Drag/Drop sortable categories (in PRO),
  • Full WooCommerce integration (in PRO),
  • Unlimited color schemes (in PRO)
  • Great customer support.

Pricing: free plan included. For the PRO plan pricing is set at $7.99/month.

  1. Gourmand
Gourmand WordPress food blog theme

Gourmand is a stylish food blog WordPress theme. Its simple layouts allow your audience to focus on the actual imagery.

Uncluttered and versatile, Gourmand would make a great choice for your food blog. 

What we like about Gourmand:

  • An advanced Theme Options Panel that allows you to customize your designs in detail,
  • Multiple ad zones for banners available, if you want to monetize your blog,
  • Layout variations,
  • Gutenberg compatibility,
  • Responsive layout,
  • Translation-ready.

Price: starts at $69/year.

  1. Foodica
Foodica WordPress food blog photography

Uncluttered, breathable, and chic, this is how the Foodica food blog theme looks like.

Foodica is a great choice for food and recipe blogs, or magazine-styled websites. 

What we like about Foodica:

  • An advanced Theme Options Panel where you can customize every little detail of your website,
  • Easy to use by both WordPress beginners and experts,
  • Mobile responsive theme,
  • Gutenberg-ready. Recipe card blocks available,
  • Sticky main menu,
  • 10 pre-built color schemes, which you can quickly change from the Customizer,
  • Various slider styles,
  • Customize Colors, Fonts, Background, Logo, Menu, Widgets and more, all with a live preview,
  • Recipe Index page templates,
  • Child theme included.

Price: starts at $69/year.

  1. Superfood

Whether you want to start a site or blog about organic food, bakery, restaurant, ice cream or coffee shop, Superfood has a lot of exciting features that you’ll love. 

Here’s what we love about the Superfood theme:

  • 12 homepage designs,
  • Beautiful inner page templates,
  • Responsive design,
  • Extensive typography options,
  • Custom Post Formats: Audio , Video, Standard, Gallery, Link, Quote,
  • Multiple header types,
  • Multiple portfolio options.

Price: $85.

  1. Pluto
Pluto WordPress food blog theme

Pluto is a WordPress food blog theme that has more than 15,000 users. It works well for personal blogs as well. Its buyers are happy about the customer support they receive, its tons of options, and ease of use.

Here’s what we like about it:

  • Smart photo protection – never let others copy your photos,
  • Ad options, so that you can monetize your blog,
  • 8 post formats,
  • Various layouts available,
  • Advanced color, font, and background options,
  • Responsive design,
  • Ready-to-use color schemes,
  • Special features for recipe blog (ingredients, cooking directions etc).

Price: $69.

  1. Cake Bakery
Cake Bakery WordPress food blog theme

What we like about Cake Bakery:

  • 7 beautifully designed demo sites: Bakery, Food blog, Coffee bar, Sweet, Bakery Shop, Creative Pastry, and Sweet Cake.
  • You can customize the theme with the colors you like in an easy and fast way using the color picker for select colors,
  • The theme comes with many predesigned sections: About Us, Services, Prices, Archive and Single work, contacts page and Team section.
  • The revolution slider allows you to create slides, carousels, slideshows and more,
  • Integration with popular plugins: Contact Form 7, Yoast, Events Calendar, WPML (multi-language plugin), WooCommerce,

Price: $54.

  1. Sitka
Sitka food blog WordPress demo site

Sitka is a versatile theme that makes it a good fit for a food blog, lifestyle, fashion, or travel website. No matter if you are a WordPress connoisseur or not, Stika is intuitive and easy to customize.

Here’s what we like about Sitka:

  • Gorgeous 1-click demos available, in different styles, from airy to dramatic,
  • Beautiful post layouts,
  • 5 attractive blog feed layouts, many which offer further alternative styles,
  • Full control over color and typography,
  • Gutenberg-ready,
  • Responsive design,
  • Great customer support.

Price: $59.

  1. Cookely
Cookely food blog theme

Cookely is a WordPress food blog theme that provides flexibility for organizing your recipes in a compact, functional and stylish layout.

Here’s what we love about Cookely:

  • Multiple posts layouts,
  • Integrated with a Recipe Index feature, Cookely makes it easy to organize your recipes in one place,
  • The possibility to decide the structure of your posts. Choose to show/hide or rearrange the post details directly in the Customizer and preview the changes instantly,
  • The homepage of Cookely is completely widgetized, which means you have full control of how your homepage looks,
  • Responsive design,
  • Gutenberg-ready,

Price: Starting $69/year.

  1.  Elara
Elara food blog theme

Elara is a WordPress food blog theme with a sleek design and lots of features. Its setup is fast and intuitive.

Here’s what we like about the Elara theme:

  • Built-in ads, 
  • Recipe shortcode builder,
  • Special category template,
  • Special recipe index template,
  • Pre-built color schemes, as well as full control over the  color options,
  • Translation-ready,
  • Mobile responsiveness,
  • Clean code and faso loading.

Price: $7.99/month. Free version available as well.

  1. Neptune
Neptune food theme

With the Neptune food blog theme you can really make your recipes stand out. You can play around as much as you want and tailor the design to your exact needs. 

What we like about Neptune:

  • Custom built meal planner,
  • Drag and drop builder,
  • Searchable recipe ingredients,
  • Recipe nutritional information,
  • Users can review and rate recipes,
  • Recipes that can be bookmarked by users,
  • Easy to use color customizer,
  • 8 layouts for index pages,
  • Great documentation and support.

Price: starts at $69 for the regular license.

  1. Pepper +
Pepper+ WordPress theme

Pepper+ is an elegant multipurpose WordPress theme. It works with modules that cover various functionalities, and this is what makes it versatile. The ease of use of Pepper+ is very praised.

What we love at Pepper+:

  • Unconventional grids,
  • Stunning portfolio layouts,
  • Ready-made sites that can be installed right from your WordPress dashboard,
  • Beautiful modules (carousel, carousel gallery, testimonials, slider, leadbox, modules tabs, and more) that help you create any layout you want.
  • Custom font upload,
  • Multiple header layouts,
  • Translation-ready,
  • Mobile optimized,
  • Gutenberg-ready.

Pricing: starts at $129.

  1. Biscuit
Biscuit WordPress food theme

Biscuit is an amazing minimalist and stylish WordPress theme. It makes a good choice for food and lifestyle bloggers, designers and photographers. 

What we love about Biscuit (besides its crunchy name 😛 ):

  • Dynamic grid layout for the blog,
  • Responsive design,
  • Shortcodes available (snippets ready to copy and paste in your posts and pages like columns, recipe, buttons and more),
  • WooCommerce integration,
  • Translation-ready,
  • Great customer support.

Pricing: EUR 39 (this is a bundled package with more themes by PanKogut).

  1. Foodie PRO
Foodie PRO

We might be biased, but we totally love minimalist design. And Foodie PRO enters this category as well. We think that clean and sleek designs make a site look elegant, and let the visuals speak for themselves, without unnecessary clutter around them.

What we like about Foodie PRO:

  • Lots of color and typography options,
  • Pre-made templates,
  • 3 homepage and 5 site wide widget areas that you can customize to fit your brand,
  • Mobile responsive,

Pricing: $75.

  1. Foody PRO
Foody PRO

What we like about Foody PRO:

  • Customizable fonts and colors,
  • Various blog layouts: Standard, List, List with featured post, Grid, Grid with featured post,
  • Sticky navigation,
  • Responsive design,
  • WooCommerce integration,
  • Translation-ready,
  • Exceptional customer support.

Pricing: EUR 39 (this is a bundled package with more themes by PanKogut). Buy Food PRO for only EUR 19. 

  1. Julia
Julia WordPress food blog theme

Julia is a food blog theme with unique aesthetics. It’s been built with a careful approach towards smooth user experience.

What we like about Julia (besides the fact that it reminds us of the Julie and Julia movie):

  • Drag and drop editor,
  • Works with blocks, meaning that Gutenberg-ready,
  • You can work with predefined color palettes or create new ones,
  • Intuitive style manager,
  • Powerful recipe index tool,
  • Recipe filtering by season, category, or course,
  • Ad placements available inside widget areas, allowing you to monetize the website,
  • Good documentation.

Pricing: starts at $70/year.

  1. Sprout & Spoon
Sprout & Spoon WordPress food theme

Sprout and Spoon is an elegant WordPress with a fresh look, great for sharing recipes and other tasty treats.

What we like about Sprout & Spoon:

  • Plenty post layouts,
  • Eye-catching Promo Widgets,
  • Custom recipe card, 
  • The ability to create a custom Recipe Index page,
  • Mobile responsive,
  • Gutenberg-ready,
  • Translation-ready.

Pricing: starts at $39/year.

  1. Tiny Salt
Tiny Salt WordPress food blog theme

Tiny Salt is a yummy and bold WordPress food blog theme with a stylish design and lots of customization options.

What we like about Tiny Salt:

  • 30+ blog variations,
  • 10+ single post templates,
  • 10+ homepage designs,
  • Instant Search Recipe Index,
  • Unlimited colors for most elements,
  • Built-in ads widgets,
  • Readers can rate, print, share recipes,
  • WooCommerce integration,
  • Gutenberg-ready,
  • Responsive design,
  • Well-written documentation.

Pricing: starts at $54.

  1. Social Chef
Social Chef - a WordPress food theme with a focus on community

Social Chef is a WordPress food blog theme with a focus on building a community of food lovers.

Here’s what we like about Social Chef:

  • 12 ready to use color schemes
  • 2300+ premium font icons,
  • Integrated advanced search,
  • Community features: groups, forums, member profiles, my recipes, my favorite recipes, etc.
  • Nutrition fact an metadata,
  • WooCommerce integration,
  • Responsive design,
  • Reliable support.

Pricing: starts at $59.

  1. Bridge
Bridge's demo site for food blogs

Bridge is another multipurpose WordPress theme that gives you full creative control over the design of your site.

Why we like Bridge:

  • Has full page builder functionality,
  • Huge library of pre-built website demos (600+!),
  • 200+ fully customizable elements.
  • Beautiful single posts and blog listing layouts,
  • Transition animations,
  • Infographic elements,
  • Prompt support, 
  • Detailed documentation.

Pricing: starts at $69.

What makes a good WordPress food theme?

You should know that your focus should be on your content: good copy and quality photography. No theme will do this for you if these aren’t eye-catching enough.

The theme would just complement the content you have.

Also, if you are taking online orders and WooCommerce powers your website, you could use Orderable, a WooCommerce plugin designed to help you manage your restaurant.

Now, let’s see what characteristics should matter when you choose your food theme’s style:

  • Control over colors and typography: you definitely need a theme that doesn’t lock you inside some predefined color schemes. If you want your site to have a unique fingerprint, this means you need to be able to choose your own colors and fonts.
  • Template choices: it would be great if you could choose from multiple homepage and blog layouts. 
  • Easy to use interface, preferably by drag and drop, like in the case of the Pathway – Kubio combo. 
  • Good customer support. No explanation needed here :).
  • Predesigned sections. Such a feature can save you lots of time, because you won’t need to reinvent the wheel.
  • Recipe filtering options, like in the case of Julia WordPress theme.
  • Nice to have: nutrition facts features (like in the case of the Tiny Salt theme), review options, user login, social sharing options, etc.

Wrap up and our top 3 picks

You have now seen our selection for WordPress food blog themes. 

If we were to make a shortlist, this wouldn’t be easy.

But, here we go, our top 3 picks are: Pathway, Bridge, and Pepper+. They all strike a beautiful balance between stunning looks, customization options, and ease of use.

Your turn now to get creative with images and content, for the rest you can totally rely on these WordPress food blog themes.

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