Are you an aspiring chef, or just hungry? We’ve listed 5 of our favourite food channels on YouTube that you should be subscribing to in 2021!

Attempting things after reading books, having instructions passed down, or just trial and error is kind of a thing of the past. Sure, it’s nice to challenge yourself to pull things off with as little help as possible. But as soon as we find ourselves in the unknown, we tend to turn to YouTube.

It’s no different when it comes to cooking and food prep. YouTube is full of fantastic cooking channels that can help you up your cheffing game. However, there are also plenty that focus heavily on the entertainment factor as well as the food. With so much competition out there, it’s important to carve out a niche in order to promote your channel.

As such, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite food channels. From the informative and instructional, to the weird and wonderful and just loosely food related. Based on both general popularity, amount of subscribers, but also what we enjoy, check these out…

Babish Culinary Universe

Formerly known as Binging With Babish, this channel is hosted by Andrew Rea (aka Oliver Babish). The channel is famous for recreating iconic meals and dishes from popular movies and TV shows. Babish is a big hitter amongst the YouTube food community, often appearing in collaborations on other channels.

Watching this channel will see you learn the fundamentals of cooking, via Basics With Babish. But, you can also take a peek behind the curtain and see how some of the best fictional dishes are created (even if some of them are animated).

Matty Matheson

Pretty much everything on this channel is written in caps lock, which should tell you everything you need to know. Canadian chef, Matty Matheson hosts this high octane, straight up silly food channel. Shows include Just a Dash and Cookin’ Somethin’, and a whole lot of shouting.

Mad edits and off the wall tangents give this channel its distinctive whacky character. Not only will you learn how to cook delicious dishes like sticky toffee pudding or Cincinnati chilli, you’ll also laugh and end up with a shouty internal monologue after you’ve binged videos.

First We Feast

First We Feast started life as a food culture blog in 2012. It has now become a hub of super cool food shows and the home of the chicken wings challenge interview format, Hot Ones. Watch all your favourite celebrities answer questions around their life, career and Instagram, whilst struggling through increasingly fiery wings.

You can catch series like Pizza Wars and The Burger Show, seeing different chefs compete or collaborate to create twists on some American favourites. It’s just not possible to watch this channel and not crave something smoky or with a solid cheese pull.

Bon App├ętit

It may sound exclusively fancy, but this New York based food magazine channel ranges brilliantly from the accessible to the silly to the gourmet.┬áBon App├ętit┬áfeatures an eclectic selection of chefs who really know their stuff, but differ enough to create a broad and interesting channel. Learn native cooking techniques from around the globe, or how to create high-end versions of childhood snack classics.

Series, It’s Alive looks closely at the natural and organic living nature of food, and how this plays a large role in cooking. You can also watch a blindfolded chef reverse engineer famous chefs’ dishes just using taste, smell, touch, and I guess sound.


Food by Vice, Munchies is the food channel aimed at young-adults and online culture. The channel chronicles the global culinary experience, through a diverse range of voices and chefs. Take a look at the politics and policies of food, traditions and trends.

Check out how to videos that will teach you to create tasty meals yourself, or learn about the psychology and history of why we eat certain foods.

Now that you’re suitably salivating and inspired, why not have a crack at sharing your foodie creations on YouTube too? Start up your own food channel and even potentially earn money through YouTube!

Just make sure you add some awesome music to your videos. Sign up to Synchedin today and start browsing a huge catalogue of amazing royalty free music you can add to the background of your YouTube videos. All tracks have the sync license covered, and subscriptions comes with full claims control, so no copyright bother for you!

Subscribe for just $4.99 per month now, to begin your delicious vlogging journey.