20+ Best New Food WordPress Themes for bloggers 2017
If you are a food lover, you’ve probably shared a lot of delicious dishes on Instagram. Sounds good but why don’t you start the food blog of your own to share your special recipes, reviews, and secret ingredients? All you need to get started is choosing a right theme for your WordPress site.
Thankfully, if you use WordPress, many high-quality easy-to-use themes are designed especially for food niche.
We put together a list of best food WordPress themes that offer beautiful responsive design and functional features for food blogs. Using these themes you can easily create and share your recipes as you normally do for blog posts which is the key feature of these themes.
In addition, this list is only focused on those that are new or at least get updates regularly in 2017 so we’re sure they are the best choices at the moment. Also, we have excluded multipurpose themes with subpages for food blogs because we think it’s not an optimal choice for food blogs to load tons of unused features.
P.S. In our other quick roundup, we listed food-related themes released in September 2017.
One of my favorite food WordPress themes is Good Food released by cmsmasters. It’s a magazine theme with an outstanding layout best suited for a food magazine, blog, or recipe website.
You have the freedom to choose between Home blog or Home recipes layouts, providing better focus on what your blog is about.
If you take a look at the recipes page on the demo, you’ll find it simple and functional, offering a featured recipes section with a tabbed interface that brings a modern yet minimalistic approach to browse the recipes.
The theme also packed with lots of handy shortcodes, from buttons to recipe shortcodes.
Good Food includes a dedicated custom post type for recipes with a wide range of functionality letting you create recipes that look just yummy!
One good news is that the theme supports WooCommerce very well which allows you to think about selling related products too.
Another cool feature of Good food is its event calendar which you can use to schedule culinary events and workshops right inside your own site.
As you know one of the most used plugins for multilingual content is WPML, which is supported by Good Food, allowing you start your website in multiple languages.
Overall, I highly recommend Good Food for those who are in search of something new, clean, and easy to use.More Info / Download Live Demo
Oblique pro has an outstanding design and great functionality which will impress your visitors. Its layout is something rare among other blog designs. So if you need a unique design for your food blog, don’t hesitate to give it a try.
The menu is opened by clicking on a hamburger icon which located at the top left of the page where you typically see the logo, instead, the logo resides on the hero banner.
The theme uses the easy-to-use visual customizer which is the standard way of customizing a theme such as colors, fonts, and design details without touching any code.
For Persian, Arabic and Hebrew users, the good news is it’s RTL ready, meaning that every element on the page will look perfect in those languages too.
Finally, the standout feature of Oblique pro is its design & the serious company support it.More Info / Download Live Demo
RecipePress is new theme recipe WordPress theme released in March 2017 packed with tools and features for sharing your recipes in a modern way.
This theme makes it easy for anyone to start food and recipes related websites without much effort, offering various features prebuilt into the theme such as 15+ homepage independent sections, 4 unique demos, recipe listing, beautiful recipe detail section, chefs listing, and nicely-designed layouts.
The theme is all about providing great user experience for both recipes makers (bloggers) and lovers. Sections for “cooking measurements”, special design for rating, ingredients list, nutrients, step by step method, special tips, and countdown timer.
One cool feature that RecipePress offers is the ability to submit recipes by users, allowing your visitors to submit recipes using a beautiful form. Users can also edit their own recipes easily.
Using this theme you can also run a multi-user recipe blog or invite several chefs to share their awesome recipes on your site.
Don’t worry about the SEO because it’s optimized for search engines, offering professional responsive layout, great HTML markup, quality code, and schema/microformats support.
Finally, if your goal is to build a recipe blog or website and looking for something new and modern, this one would be one of the winners.More Info / Download Live Demo
Goody is brand new WordPress theme designed for a lifestyle, food, and fashion blogs. It’s released in August 2017 which means it should have more modern trending design.
The theme has a classic minimalistic layout which gives a feel of a very clean magazine. It’s responsive and flexible, offering predefined layouts for your blog.
If you browse the five available predefined homepages, you will fall in love with its simplicity.
The best part is the new themes come with standard WordPress features for customization which is definitely the awesome visual customizers, allowing you to take the control of everything from category layout to fonts, Adsense settings, and enabling/disabling post meta options.
Using the One Click Import plugin which is integrated with Goody, your site will be similar to the demo with just one click.
The last point I like to mention here is about the smart location of the ads which will increase the visibility of ads while not annoying the users.More Info / Download Live Demo
Foodbook is a professional recipe, community, and restaurant WordPress theme for those who are looking for elegance and features at the same time.
It offers limitless customization options, offering unlimited header options, layouts, several custom post layouts, and unlimited colors.
It has a dedicated custom post type for recipes to keep the visitors engaged with the details. Also, you can easily mark some of your desired posts as featured and give them a special view.
Without using an extra plugin, you can use the built-in like system, and recipe slider is another special tool made for showcasing recipes with all the details and information out of the box.
Foodbook allows you to receive your users’ recipes through a front-end submission form.
It also covers the recipe searching by offering an advanced filtering option that makes looking for something specific very easy.
Overall, if you’re looking for a serious theme from a serious company, give Foodbook a try.More Info / Download Live Demo
Foodie Pro is a well-known tested WordPress template for food bloggers, used by thousands of bloggers for a long time.
The minimalistic and clean design is the key characteristic of Foodie Pro, but her success was not only for its beautiful design, it has many features to offer you when it comes to functionality.
The theme is based on the popular Genesis framework (which you should purchase separately), so all good features of Genesis are included here too.
Foodie Pro comes with six layout options, custom header, responsive design, various layout options, and support of WooCommerce plugin for your online shop.
I like it because of its design especially the typography and the simple approaches used for the functionalities, making it easy for both blogger and reader to enjoy working with it.More Info / Download Live Demo
Foodica is all about helping out food based bloggers to start their online blog, magazine or recipes website in a modern beautiful way.
The design is another minimalistic approach with great attention to details, typography, and user experience. When you look at the homepage for the first time, the featured slider and sections grab your attention and as you scroll down you feel the consistent design with a great focus on latest posts.
There are several add locations considered, making it easier to make money for your efforts.
Some other features you can expect from Foodica:
- Responsive design
- 6 color schemes
- Multiple ad zones
- Visual customizer to get the color and font choices which match your branding
- Recipe shortcode helping you create recipes
- WooCommerce support
- Instagram Widget
One important point about Foodica is that the author company releases new theme updates regularly and you know it’s a very important factor when you choose a WordPress theme.More Info / Download Live Demo
Sprout & Spoon
Sprout & Spoon is a clean and minimalistic theme for food bloggers who are interested in designs with the focus on content.
The featured area grabs your visitors attention, directing them to your best blog posts. The navigation menu has a strong typography with proper white space which creates enough contrast without using colors.
For your recipes, you have the recipes index and a powerful custom-made recipe card feature which will show off your creations in a nice and modern way.
The design is responsive for mobile devices, and it’s optimized for high-resolution screens. The blog comes with 7 different layouts including a full-width version of each layout.
And finally, it offers a couple of functional widgets such as About me, social icons, latest posts, ad, Facebook, and promo box.More Info / Download Live Demo
Recipe is a theme for publishing recipes and somehow it’s a recipe management tool.
The main goal of the theme is providing all functionalities that a recipes website might need including advanced search features, member management, recipes management, and blogging.
Using Recipe, you can create a directory of recipes created by different users and keep it organized and easy to explore for end users.
The design is somehow simple and it seems the author tried to focus on functionality as the first priority. By the way, the design is relatively good for such recipe site.
The standout feature of Recipe is the features it provides an all-in-one solution for a multi-user recipe website.
Here are some of its cool features:
- Advanced search by category, cuisine, ingredients, and custom value
- Advanced ordering by ratings, date, title, views, favorites, etc
- Member recipe submission, review, notification
- Member levels
- Member registration
- Member social registration
- Recipe video, gallery, nutrition, cuisines, print, like system, much more
More Info / Download Live Demo
Chow has a magazine-style design built specially for blogging about foods.
The first eye-catching feature you see on the homepage is a wide solid slider that features five recipes or articles.
The next part of the design shows off the recipes with a grid-based layout comes along with a sidebar for various custom widgets. Of course, you’ll have the freedom to choose between the default three-column grid or a list grid.
Chow provides integration for Woocommerce, which allows you to sell your products as well. Also, the theme has an advanced Recipe search where your users can search for their favorite recipes by category, ingredients, and allergens.
Furthermore, the theme comes with a user dashboard feature, letting your user save their favorite recipes and even submit their own recipes to the site.
Chow comes with Schema.org support. It means that your blog will be understood not only by people but also by search engines.
Overall, Chow theme is a great choice for those who crave functionality and great support (4.51/5 average rate on 67 ratings)More Info / Download Live Demo
Basil is a functional WordPress template that provides a powerful set of features for you to build a community around food blogging.
Recipe features including recipe browsing, recipe submission, members directory, shop, rating system, and social media support.
Basil includes a free license of the premium Cooked WordPress plugin which provides a drag & drop recipe builder, making it easier to create new recipes.
If I want to write a few words about the design, I should emphasize on the featured slider in which your recipes will grab attention very well. But I think the design needs more improvements by the way and the features definitely win over the design.More Info / Download Live Demo
Culinier is another feature-rich food WordPress theme that offers very powerful recipe management tools with many options such as front-end submission, advanced search, and tools for showing ingredients, nutrition, etc.
Culinier comes with a modern filterable recipes grid where your users can instantly filter the recipes based on pre-defined categories.
The navigation menu design made the theme seem unique compared to other designs in this niche. The logo is centered and the menu splits to the left and right side. Also, there’s a little tiny search icon at the very top right of the screen which opens up a full-screen search box.
The theme includes a feature for highlighting your events as well as a dedicated page for browsing past and upcoming events.
Take a look at the other cool features of Culinier:
- 3 Homepage variations
- 2 Slider styles
- 2 Navigation styles
- Recipe front-end submission
- Bookmark system
- Recipe review system
- Translation ready
When I checked the SocialChef demo for the first time, its eye-catching clean design became the first standout of this theme in my opinion. Very nice use of color combinations with a primary color that repeats throughout the design in different tints and shades.
Also, the alignment of the elements is precise, the icon usage is creative, and finally, the design has more of a minimalistic and modern feel.
The recipes are categorized with icons which make the site fun and modern.
Besides design, the main goal of the theme is making it easy for you to start a community of your own food-related business.
I list the awesome features:
- Front-end recipe posting
- Sell anything by WooCommerce support
- Advanced search
- Rating system
- Nutrition facts & metadata
- Favorite recipes
- Social media sharing support
- Schema.org compatible
- Members profile
- bbpress support
KALE is a minimalistic food blog WordPress theme specially designed to help you start your food blog.
The theme is lightweight, fast, and easy to use. The video post format is useful if you’re interested in posting videos right in your blog. MailChimp integration gives you the option to collect your reader’s emails for promotions. The Instagram feed carousel tool comes in handy if you want to join your blog with your Instagram photos, and the support for Woocommerce makes it easy to sell some stuff or services.
This sort of minimal and clean design has many fans since the content especially the photos are in focus and the typography plays a key role in attracting visitors. Your blog will look professional if you choose Kale ProMore Info / Download Live Demo
If you’re looking for a clean unique design for your company or personal blog, Divine would be a great choice.
Actually Divine is a more general blogging theme, but it can be used for your food blog also because it supports Easy Recipe plugin. You can put your recipes inside the general posts.
The theme comes with multiple ads locations which are essential for blogs.
I like the design more than everything else. It’s unique, clean and functional. Give it a try and check the demo.More Info / Download Live Demo
Food Blog as its name tells is a dedicated theme for food bloggers. It comes with a minimal design trying to put your content center and set you apart from the rest of food blogs.
It’s photo-friendly meaning that images get the most attention because of the layout structure and you know for a typical food blog, dish images are the most interesting part of the content.
The theme is fully responsive to different devices. Even the frontpage slideshow looks great at all mobile sizes, from smartphones to tablets.
The SEO features are bound to help with moving up the search rankings faster.More Info / Download Live Demo
Epicurean is really elegant food and recipe blog WordPress theme with a magazine look and minimalistic design.
A good design serves the content in an interesting and effective way which Epicurean does very well. Showing off your photos, having great layout structure, good typography, and white space balance.
Epicurean offers three homepage layouts: standard classic, grid, and full-width grid. Each layout comes with a solid slider enabling you to place the most important content front and center.
You can include your Instagram feed at the bottom of every page and gain more Instagram followers.
Epicurean supports the WP Ultimate Recipe plugin which allows you create delicious recipes and put them directly into your posts.More Info / Download Live Demo
Gustos is theme best suited for community-driven recipe blogs.
Users can register and submit their recipes and communicate with other users and visitors, get feedback, participate in the forum, like recipes, bookmark them, gain scores, and even follow other users.
It’s more like a community developed around recipes with a great attention to what an online community needs to grow, from user management to gamification options.
You can choose from the three available homepages to get started. Your members can follow each other, submit recipes and gain points based on users feedback and you can list them on a special page like members directory.
Overall, this theme is mostly useful for community-driven recipe networks, and probably not a good choice for solo blogger or simple recipe websites.More Info / Download Live Demo
Tasty Food is another new release for foodies which tries to bring a unique feel for your visitors.
This food WordPress theme is more suitable for medium sized blogs with a lot of recipes and posts because the design structure allows you show off various contents in a smart and beautiful magazine style.
The theme provides a bunch of cool features for sharing recipes such as live search, recipe maker, and front-end submission.
The theme has a good monetization potential because of the advert locations which is done professionally in this design. Also no need to mention that Tasty Food is 100% optimized for mobile devices with its responsive layout.More Info / Download Live Demo
Parsley is a clean new blog WordPress theme for food lovers released in September 2017.
The design is clean, modern and comes with great typography, white spacing, tiny cool icons and optimal focus on photos which is essential for food blogs.
The slider layouts work very well, grabbing your audience attention to your most important recipes. It’s packed with four different feature post layouts: fullscreen slider, centered carousel, three columns carousel, and four columns carousel.
The clean seamless design along with multiple layouts are the standout features of Parsley.
No need to mention it’s compatible with the popular WP recipe maker plugin which is one of the best ways to create recipes in WordPress.More Info / Download Live Demo
Daily Dish Pro is a genesis framework based food theme designed to present your thoughts about delicious foods. The main goal of the theme is to serve your tasty content in the best way possible.
If you love a simple functional design, daily dish pro is yours. Give the demo a try. It may seem simple at the first look, but it’s not. I read somewhere that Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, which I think it’s true about making such designs.
There are no special features or functionality for recipes integrated into Daily dish pro which is part of the philosophy of these sort of designs, it has one goal which is providing the best way to showcase your blog posts about restaurants and dishes.
More Info / Download Live Demo
Note: we’re still looking for best food WordPress themes for bloggers. If you know one or think one of listed items is not a good choice, don’t hesitate to inform us using the comment form.