Are you writing about food or want to share recipes and food related products with like-minded people?
If so, you’ll need a high-quality WordPress theme that supports specific features and makes your recipes stand out.
Regular WordPress themes can do the trick but we recommend looking for themes that make your food images pop, are translation-ready, have a recipe building module and are responsive so your mobile and tablet users can enjoy your site and recipes.
If your WordPress food theme is pleasing to the eye it’s much more likely that your visitors will be inclined to stay on your food blog and visit it often.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best WordPress themes for a food or recipe blog to get you started!
Cookely is a beautiful WordPress theme designed exclusively for a food and recipe blog. It comes with a built-in recipe card and index that allow you to organize and display your recipes with a nice layout. Cookely comes with six different color schemes and a customization panel so you can unleash your creativity. It supports the Gutenberg WordPress editor, so you can quickly add blocks to your posts and pages. The homepage is clean and has a lot of space where you can showcase your best recipes with stunning featured images.
Florentine is another theme specifically designed for a food and recipe blog. The theme has built-in social sharing, layout choices, and various styles that you can adjust using the WordPress Customizer with live preview. What sets this theme apart is a distraction-free cooking mode that allows your visitors to focus solely on following your recipes. Florentine comes with a custom post type that will allow you to add properly formatted recipes to your website. Florentine is fully responsive and has an integrated newsletter module.
Lahanna is a powerful and beautiful WordPress theme for food blogging with a robust admin panel that allows you to customize all aspects of your website. There are three included demo versions you can import using a one-click importer to get started, and each demo comes with large feature images that are perfect for displaying your recipes. It’s effortless to add your recipes, and since the theme integrates with WooCommerce (the WordPress Ecommerce plugin) – you can even sell them!
Lahanna is fully responsive, SEO optimized, translation-ready, and comes with several layout options you can use.
Foodie Pro is a minimalist, lightweight theme that comes with three different color options, six layout options, dedicated ad space, and a fully widgetized layout for your recipes. The theme provides feature images, custom header, menus, supports HTML5 markup, and is fully responsive. It’s very optimized for speed and performance and includes a stylish footer with social media integration.
Daily Dish Pro
Daily Dish is another stylish theme built on the Genesis framework (by StudioPress), and it comes with beautiful typography and a custom landing page. It has plenty of white space, which allows you to showcase your images in full glory. The theme has six page layouts, a custom background and header, HTML5 markup support, and several widget-ready areas. Daily Dish is optimized for eCommerce, so you can use it with WooCommerce to set up your online store.
Salt and Pepper
Salt and Pepper is a modern WordPress theme created specifically for food blogs, and it sports a fashionable fullscreen layout that will catch your reader’s attention. It has a custom logo and social media icons in the header and is translation-ready. Custom Instagram widget allows you to add breathtaking food photos to the sidebar or footer widgets. The theme comes with custom page templates, built-in SEO optimization, sections for recipe filters and ingredients and fully integrates with the Visual Composer plugin.
Food Recipes is a free, minimalist theme designed for chefs, food enthusiasts, and recipe blogging. It sports a responsive design with four color options, two recipe page designs, five slider options, custom widgets, shortcodes, and more! It even comes with PSD files, so you can properly customize designs. The theme has a social media integration; it’s SEO-friendly and includes a food recipe submission tool.
Sprout & Spoon
Sprout & Spoon is another minimalist theme with advanced features and its own twist on how a food blog should look. The theme offers seven blog layouts and several widget-ready areas to display your contact information or social media links. You can use the provided Instagram widget to show a slider with images from your account. It also includes an email subscription module to collect your visitors’ emails, so you don’t have to use an additional plugin for that. The theme provides a flexible recipe indexing engine and a custom recipe card feature that allows you to whip up a recipe quickly and deliver it to your visitors.
Foodica is all about monetizing your food blog. It allows you to integrate your theme with WooCommerce and offers several ad and banner zones to sell to various advertisers. The theme sports a stunning slider carousel to showcase your best images to your visitors. It’s fully responsive, SEO optimized, compatible with the Gutenberg editor, and comes with a theme options panel and six different color schemes.
The standout feature is recipe shortcodes, which allow you to implement ingredients and instructions without designing recipe layouts yourself.
Ranna was designed to provide you all features and options you need to create a beautiful website. The theme provides:
- 2 homepage variations
- 2 recipe pages
- 2 recipe details pages
- 10+ header styles
- 5 footer styles
- 25 custom Elementor addons with 50 layouts
- 800+ Google Font options
- Multiple ingredient support
- Drag and drop interface when using Elementor or Gutenberg
In addition to all these, the theme is fully responsive, optimized for speed and search engines. One standout feature is the recipe rating system, which allows your visitors to rate your recipes and engage with your content more.