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Cooking shows have been prominent since the early days of television. In recent years, though, YouTube has become a primary home for food and cooking content. Empowering nearly everyone with tools for high-quality content creation, YouTube allows everyone from amateur chefs to seasoned professionals to broadcast from any kitchen in the world.
With YouTube’s widely available platform and toolset, cooking shows have evolved into a genre of online entertainment with endless creative possibilities. To help you navigate the endless sphere of food entertainment, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 food YouTubers. Check it out, but be prepared to leave hungry.
Rosanna Pansino’s hit YouTube videos teach viewers how to make pop-culture-inspired desserts. Fans of everything from Frozen to Game of Thrones tune into Pansino’s weekly show, Nerdy Nummies, for fun and easy to follow D.I.Y. baking videos.
For the guys behind Epic Meal Time, the diet doesn’t start tomorrow — it doesn’t exist at all. Their mouthwatering videos ignore calorie counts as they show over 7 million subscribers how to make everything from bacon-wrapped-bacon burgers to 84-egg sandwiches.
On Tipsy Bartender, the great Skyy John shows that anyone can be an expert mixologist. After learning how to concoct inventive, colorful and delicious cocktails, viewers will be more than ready to host their next great party.
For Yolanda Gampp of How to Cake It, the cake is the canvas. Over 3 million subscribers watch as she expertly decorates her creations, transforming them into stunning works of art. From stormtroopers and BB-8 to dinosaurs and teacups, every cake has an identity of its own.
Before creating a YouTube channel with over 3 million subscribers, Anna Reardon launched the How to Cook That website in 2011. Her fame flourished as she inspired fans to have fun in the kitchen by baking imaginative desserts like iPad and SpongeBob cakes.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver took his star power to YouTube to create one of its most popular food channels, FoodTube. YouTubers flock to the channel for straightforward directions on how to cook both simple and elaborate dishes that never fail to please.
Have a favorite candy or sweet? Chances are that Elise Strachan of MyCupCake Addiction has turned it into a cake. Whether it’s a Skittles cakes, a jelly bean cake, or a Twix cake, MyCupCakeAddiciton can show you exactly how to make it.
Laura in the Kitchen helps viewers turn their homes into everything from Neapolitan pizza kitchens to Roman pasta factories. Her interactive YouTube cooking show specializes in Italian cuisine, proving that cooking delicious food can be fun and easy.
Being intoxicated has a way of making novice cookers feel like gourmet chefs — at least until the booze wears off. On her hit YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Hart channels her inner drunk expert as she prepares delicious dishes under the influence.
Chef John Mitzewich’s reputation is built on serving up sensational American staples. On his YouTube channel, FoodWishes, Chef John asks viewers for their “food wish” — a dish they’ve always wanted to cook — and then teaches them how to make it.
SortedFood was started by a group of childhood friends who turned their habit of talking about food into a massive YouTube channel. Working out of a studio space in East London, their videos focus on cooking the kind of food that brings people together for an unforgettable night around the table.
Who knew that dogs make pretty great sous-chefs? On Cooking with Dog, “Chef” is joined by her toy poodle Francis for amusing instructional cooking videos. Together, they teach viewers how to make delectable Japanese dishes and more.
Byron Talbott has become a fixture of the L.A food scene. He’s worked with stars like Gordon Ramsay and Thomas Keller and now shares the gourmet recipes and secrets he’s learned on his culinary journey through his popular YouTube channel.
Everyone salivates over the delicious food they see on television. Binging with Babish feeds your cravings by recreating iconic food dishes featured in movies and television. Soon enough you won’t just watch TV, you’ll get to eat what’s on it, too.
On HellthyJunkFood, Julia & JP create extraordinary renditions of their favorite junk food meals and snacks. Their most popular videos supersize some of America’s fast food staples — from McNuggets to Cheetos — into gigantic, decidedly not healthy meals.
Nicko’s Kitchen out of Australia teaches viewers how to cook restaurant- style comfort food. Using local produce and supplies, each of Nicko’s dishes has a homemade feel and a sense of Australian originality.
Peaceful Cooking taps into the serenity of making food. Chef Ryoya has amassed over 1 million subscribers using high quality video and atmospheric background music. Learn how to make Japanese cuisine and relax at the same time with his tranquil, and easy to follow videos.
Feast of Fiction turns fictional food delights like the Krabby Patties and Butterbeer into party staples. Hosts Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams show their audience of nearly 1 million subscribers that a dash of imagination is always a vital ingredient when preparing proper feasts.
Brothers Green Eats is a lively cooking show from brothers Joshua and Michael Greenfield. With each episode, cooking becomes less intimidating as viewers learn that each meal is an opportunity to bring something new to the table.
You Suck at Cooking combines imaginative food skits with instructional cooking to keep his more than 700,000 followers entertained while they cook. Viewers learn that sometimes, the only thing standing between them and great cooking is self-doubt.