If you’re looking for a foodie, recipe creator, or baking genius, there are dozens upon dozens of these talented influencers online. Many of them reach the masses through a blog that houses their favorite recipes. These top food blogs deliver savory content.
Food blogs have come a long way since the ’90s. Aside from focusing on a niche and being highly organized, today’s blogs also incorporate the founder’s story into the brand.
Top food blogs with mouthwatering content
Take a look at the top ten food blogs that every brand hungers for. And remember, you can work with some of these food influencers on Shake.
Pinch of Yum
A former fourth grade teacher, Lindsay Ostrom is the mastermind behind Pinch of Yum. This Minnesotan gave up her teaching career when her food blog, which started as a hobby, turned into a full-time career. It’s not hard to see why people follow the blog, with its great recipes, step-by-step instructions, and professional photographs that make your mouth water. This snap of chicken pot pie is a great example of recipes showcased on the blog and Instagram account.
Iowa Girl Eats
Looking for gluten-free recipes? Kristin, the writer and creative mind behind Iowa Girl Eats, morphed her food blog into a gluten-free recipe depot after being diagnosed with gluten intolerance (aka Celiac’s disease). Now the lifelong Iowan has an entire library of gluten-free meals and treats on her site. Her Instagram is full of cooking inspiration too, like these gluten-free pizza rolls.
A relatively new blog, Pretty Plates launched in 2020 under the direction of foodie and North Carolina resident Liz Phillips. Visitors will find tempting recipes on the site that cover everything from blueberry French toast to bang bang shrimp. Liz and her husband share their love of food, along with kitchen hacks and travel excursions on Instagram, too. The duo is available to work with brands through Shake.
Easy Family Recipes
With simple ingredients and great flavor, Kimber Matherne creates and shares recipes that are easy for busy parents to put on the table. Her blog, aptly named Easy Family Recipes, includes recipes like one-pot chicken salsa soup, a dish that can hit the table quickly after soccer practice or a piano recital. The Utah resident is also a Shake influencer who shares pantry favorites on Instagram, like this classic chicken noodle soup.
I Am a Food Blog
A husband and wife duo from California post unique recipes on their site, I am a food blog. Visitors are drawn to Steph and Mike’s blog for its visual recipes, but also for curated lists like five easy baked brie recipes. Don’t visit their Instagram page if you’re hungry. You’ll end up bookmarking everything from dumpling recipes to creamy pasta salad.
Budget Bytes was a project born out of necessity for its creator, Beth. After finishing college, she had a low-wage job and needed to cut her food costs to get by, so she started tracking grocery bills and creating inexpensive meals. Fast forward 10 years and she’s still creating budget-friendly meals for her followers. Recipes like Beth’s gooey artichoke dip or homemade biscuits and gravy might be light on cost, but they’re big on flavor.
Boasting easy, carb-conscious recipes, Kalyn’s Kitchen focuses on healthy recipes. Its creator, Kaylin Denny, lost 42 pounds back in 2005 and documented her journey online. That experience transformed into a food blog, where recipes like green apple salad and zucchini noodles are the norm. Her blog is highly organized and has a recipe index that helps visitors find what they’re looking for.
The Food Gays
Jeremy and Adrian, two Vancouver-based foodies, launched their food blog back in 2012 to show people just how easy it is to make meals at home. Their blog features recipes for every occasion, from simple lunch and dinner recipes to extravagant cocktail concoctions. These Shake influencers have a knack for stunning food photography, like this shot of a waffle that looks more like art than breakfast.
With a 10-year-history of developing recipes, Cheryl Malik creates paleo and whole food recipes for her blog, 40 Aprons. This Memphis mother of three and Shake influencer started eating “real food” after she had her first child, when she was struggling with health problems and weight gain, and now she swears by it. Her paleo cranberry bliss bars and three-ingredient peanut butter cookies are popular with her Instagram fans.