When you’re starting your own food blog, the very first thing after installing WordPress is, finalizing the best WordPress theme for your food blog.
For that, you need a great food blog theme.
And I am sure even bet that you already had tried a lot of WordPress themes for your food blog. But you can’t finalize what is best for you.
Honestly, I know that pain.
In my initial days, I am just like you. I can’t finalize the best WordPress theme for my personal blog.
But the sad part, it takes a lot of time and effort to find the theme that makes your eyes brighter and your heart fulfilled.
So, in this post, I am going to give you a very detailed list of WordPress themes that could be your next love.
I divided this post into two sections. In the first section, I am gonna give you a list of 11 Premium themes and in the second, 11 free WordPress themes for food blogs.
I try to keep it simple with some metric data related to SEO and page optimization.
So, let’s start.
With the clean and minimalistic design, the CheerUp theme offers a lot of possibilities with fast loading page speed.
The theme itself is coded flawlessly to make every aspect of it awesome.
The codes are designed in such a way that all scripts are loaded at the end of the page that prioritizes written content to load first.
That’s the reason why the theme itself hits 99 scores in google page speed score. Moreover, you get up to 93 scores in GTmetrix without any tweaking.
But what makes it best is, its customizing ability.
CheerUp theme comes with 1000+ possible layout combinations with a luxury textured design. This all together makes your imagination come true.
It comes with prebuilt templates for your food blog or magazines.
But what makes it the best WordPress theme for a food blog is, it’s aesthetically pleasing customization plugin.
If you’re looking for a simple theme for your WordPress food blog which is full of customization then Florentine is the best-recommended theme.
The theme promises a simple design to showcase your recipes and blog articles.
Despite its simpleness, the Florentine theme promises visual complement elements that every eye, loves to see.
Apart from this, it has inbuilt templates and layout options that are far from your imaginations. Moreover, it has 19 different pre-built templates that can cover every food blogger’s needs.
But the best part of the Florentine theme is its add-ons such as a 4-star rating, bookmarking system, and a special cook-mode (a unique feature).
Florentine comes with a beginner-friendly module where you don’t need any shortcodes to customize your post.
That’s just a glimpse of what you get from this theme. And I am sure, you’re going to love this theme the most— if you like simplicity.
This all sums up why I choose it to be the second best WordPress Premium theme for your food blog.
#3 Neptune – Theme for Food Recipe Bloggers & Chefs
Neptune— another premium theme with more than 2.5k sales and with thousands of active installations in various food blogs.
Neptune is one of the most selling themes by themeforest.net. The developer solely dedicated all the elements of the theme to fulfill the needs and expectations of food bloggers.
Here, you can find exclusive features related to cooking with a simple and clean layout.
Neptune theme comes with the greater styling, sliding featured recipe section, ingredient builder, and nutritional data box.
At last, its informative step by step elements along with images makes it a perfect way for sharing your recipe with people.
If you are looking for a contrasting theme for your food blog, you have to give a shot to the latest and newly designed Recipes theme by myTheme.
Unlike others, customization is super early because of its supper- beginner-friendly control panel.
Moreover, the recipe section is not like other themes, it places post lists in a beautiful way to make people’s mouth-watering.
In spite of all these features, the theme script is backend with a nicely coded system to make content appear first, with the initial byte loading from the server.
Without hitting a single code, you get one of the most manageable and responsible premium WordPress themes for your food blog.
Blossom Recipe Pro is made with stunning, eye-catching sketchy templates with a 100% responsive design.
The theme is full of adventurous design with numerous page building options for your food or recipe posts.
With this theme, you can deliver the most polishing creativity not only from the images but also with its customizable elements.
But the other most highlighted feature is its inbuilt SEO friendly rich scripts that make your recipe post rank much higher in the search result.
Clean and freshly drafted theme with all necessary facilities and elements that are needed to start your first WordPress food blog.
From the post template to the elements and widgets, all are neatly designed to present your food recipe or your blog, in a very tasteful manner.
The combination of colors is chosen wisely and gracefully to enlighten the content’s value with glossy finished templates.
Moreover, with the TinySalt WordPress theme, you can easily create guided recipes with rich snippet optimization.
The theme is compatible with popular plugins such as WooCommerce, MailChimp for WordPress, Contact Form 7, and more.
With the theme customizer, you can easily change colors, fonts, and theme appearance with a live preview.
If you’re a baker and want to start or have a WordPress blog then forget all the above listings, and just go for the Dolcina theme.
This is just awesome and works like a charm for you. It’s inbuilt features and decent design can give your blog a new life.
The theme itself has a group of combos i.e. 9 home pages that give a viable way to present your top bakery products such as cakes and desserts on the home page.
Moreover, it comes with elements for your sweet recipes along with a full customization module for your pages, author sidebars, post, and category pages.
Talisa is one of the lightest themes in our list of best WordPress themes for food blogs.
With its large windowed home page, you get ample space to state your work in your own words or you can share something interesting on it.
Just like some of the other premium themes, Talisa also has a central customizable panel that makes the editing smooth.
Recipe favoriting and a Front End Recipe posting form are some other highlighted features that address your readers in a comfy way for showing recipes and getting feedback.
The theme is designed and gives a bakery feeling.
With the paid variant of Bakes and Cakes WordPress food blog theme, you get ample customization options that make this theme one of the favorite themes for bakers.
The theme has dedicated scripts to make the customization flawless without doing any coding stuff by yourself.
The home page of the theme looks very appealing with a hero image section. Each element and template of the theme gives a very detailed finish just like decorating a cake.
So, if you have a bakery website or going to own one, this is one of the themes that give an expert look to your food blog with the capabilities of online reservation, map, pricing, and review.
Therefore, it is just like an online store with blog sections.
Superfood theme is all in one pack for your food blog. With this, you’re going to get a high quality designed theme whose creators are constantly updating and improving it.
The theme is dedicatedly designed to fulfill every requirement that you need in the food industry. This includes blogs, organic food, natural health products, natural medical products, for any bakery, restaurant, coffee shop, and many more.
Moreover, you can also select a wide variety of templates for your food blog, pages, author pages, and home page.
Superfood theme is like outlets, which make you showcase your top blog posts, products, and recommendations on one page.
With the tagline of “build a website literally in 5 minutes”, the theme developer states the easiness of using this theme for creating your dream food blog from scratch.
The theme has a simple yet powerful design with tons of features that ease your journey of making your food website different from the crowded online world.
Cookiteer theme comes with delightful elements that give you advanced features that help you in making a food blog website without any hassle.
In spite of this, you can also create a website for your restaurant or bakery shop.
And if you ask me, “why I had listed it as one of the best premium WordPress themes for food bloggers?” I would definitely say, “because of literally responsive and elemental features.
Even it has a 4.93 rating, still in 11th position. Why?
Because this theme uses some jQuery scripts that might cause trouble in future WordPress updates. Cookiteer’s creator may resolve this issue in future updates (I hope they did asap).
If you are still interested in this theme, you can install the JQuery plugin to resolve the issue.
I had already listed some of the major and best premium WordPress themes for food bloggers. Now, let’s have a look at the free alternatives.
I already state the most amazing features and elements of the Blossom Recipe Pro theme. But this doesn’t mean the free version is not good enough to start your food blog.
In its free version, you can get most of the necessary features that a food blogger needed. With some cuts to the editing, you can get a clean design with optimized scripts for better page speed and higher SEO rankings.
Bakes and Cakes— another free versioned theme with full of customization. The theme itself is just a duplicate of the pro version with less customizable features.
But don’t be said. If you’re new to food blogging, it is one of the best free WordPress themes that let you do all the basic to a little bit advanced customization without charging you any dollars.
Like its pro version, the theme is SEO friendly with rich snippets structures. However, if you know about search engine optimization, you can easily tweak this theme for a fully optimized website.
But the sad part is, they are built for bakers. So, if you are one of them, go for it. Otherwise, after some customization, it works fine even for your food blog.
“I just want a simple and minimalistic theme for my restaurant web”, if that’s in your mind, Foodoholic is a great alternative for you.
The theme has a pleasing design that copes with the necessary recommendation for restaurant based styling for free.
Foodoholic theme is not only simple but you can customize every element of it. Moreover, the creators had done their work well in terms of responsiveness.
In spite of building a food blog, if you are also looking for an eCommerce theme for free, then this is one of the best alternatives for you.
The theme is crafted majorly for selling online food such as online grocery, food store, supermarket, and so on….
One delightful pointer that I want to mention is, it comes with a theme customization panel from where you can indulge your creativity.
So, if you are looking for a free theme for starting an online food store, it is one of the best free WordPress themes for that.
Still, looking for a theme for restaurant websites? Try Catch Foodmania.
The theme provides effortless building blocks for creating a restaurant website from the food menu to your services.
There is much more with it.
Here you can also cannibalize your special dishes at the front as the showcase. In short, this theme provides all you need for a fully operatable online restaurant business.
A very simple yet gracefully designed free WordPress theme for your food blog. The creator of the theme has given a minimalistic approach to their elemental staking.
Apart from this, the theme is also suitable for WooCommerce.
You can use this theme for making your content to display in a very simple manner because of its aggressive lighthouse coding.
If you’re looking for a theme for getting a feedback-based food blog such as from Twitter, you can try the Food Recipe theme.
With the Food Recipe theme, you not only optimize your content for SEO but also for increasing your Twitter followings.
The theme itself is professionally designed with no extra elements that distract users from the main page.
And this is what makes it one of the best free WordPress themes for food bloggers.
Lighting fast and highly extendable themes for your food blog. Moreover, you can also use it for developing as a WooCommerce site.
Its multi-purpose design for the home page never ends with the customization and this is what makes it one of the professionally designed themes in the list.
Though this list of best WordPress free themes for food blogs has numerous designed themes, but only Foodylite gives you creative styling to your blog and recipe post.
Third-time blossom themes landed in our list of best WordPress themes for food bloggers.
The yummy recipe theme promises a perfect amalgamation between creativity and professionalism. The theme is built with a schema friendly approach to give your post a faster ranking.
Moreover, it works flawlessly with cache plugins without any unresponsive compression.
If you’re going to build a website that has just a simple design with a hero image slider then you can go with the Foodie Diary theme.
On GTmetrix score, the theme performs not that much awesome but a decent result. The Foodie diary theme looks professional but its clean design is what makes it more appealing.
You can also do live customization like most of the premium WordPress themes. In addition, the theme comes with 3 different layouts that can also be used in category pages.
Another theme for your restaurant business. For the sake of knowledge, it is a child theme of lzrestaurant.
Developers have done coding with the free stylings for your restaurants, coffee shops, cake shops, or your bakery. It comes with a versatile interface to fulfill the needs of every food business that you’re in.
LZ Food Recipe multipurpose restaurant theme can also be used for showing your creative foodery, or your grilling skills.
Nevertheless, it has a lot of customizations to make your blog contrast-full.
Let’s wrap this listing for the best free and premium WordPress theme for food bloggers into a short pointer list.
1. CheerUp – Food, Blog & Magazine
2. Florentine (Formerly Meridian Recipes)
3. Neptune – Theme for Food Recipe Bloggers & Chefs
1. Blossom Recipe (Free)
2. Bakes and Cakes (Free)
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