What are the best cooking anime?

Anime is widely known around the world. But you probably don't know any that are entirely based on food nor cooking. Good thing, we have compiled a list of the best cooking anime. Before you check this out whatever you do, do not watch these cooking anime with an empty stomach. 

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    #1Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

    Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

    Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma originally began as a manga series and was adapted into an anime on October 2014 by Shueisha. It was directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani under J.C. Staff studio and has more than 61 released episodes.

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    María Acevedo
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "I have watched this when my brother got a DVD copy and i was hooked. Not usually a fan of these kinds of anime but this is the best. Hands down great cooking anime"
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    #2Yakitate!! Japan

    Yakitate!! Japan

    Yakitate!! Japan is a Japanese anime television series about 16-year old Kazuma Azuma. It was produced by Sunrise and aired on TV Tokyo and other local stations from 2004 to 2006. It had a total of 69 episodes.


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    Harry Ramirez
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "I read the Yakitate Japan manga and then went on to watch the cartoons a few years back. This anime is so fun to watch. Kazuma is just one of a kind"
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    #3Yume-iro Patissiere

    Yume-iro Patissiere

    Yume-iro Patissiere (Dream-Colored Pastry Chef) is a Japanese manga adapted into two anime television series by Pierrot and Studio Hibari. The series was licensed by Crunchyroll for online streaming with English subtitles. 

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    Ann Zhao
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "Saw a review of this on an anime site and checked it out. Now i've finished all episodes. Must watch"

DID YOU KNOW?

If you're a lifelong Japanese culture fan, then you're aware that anime will never be complete without their scrumptious traditional dishes! Years and years of social, political, and economic changes had cultivated their cuisine into what it is today. Food is so vital in their culture that it has made its way into their media. Heck, they even made a whole new genre dedicated to food! Cooking anime shows have been so popular these days and it took the streaming world by storm. But instead of flaunting and animating their most delectable dishes, did you know that the most commonly seen food in anime is a plain onigiri? That's right, among thousands of choices, they still decided to showcase the good-old rice ball!

Onigiri is a food staple in Japan that can be eaten as a meal, a snack, or even as a side dish! It mainly consists of sticky rice and dried seaweed, but other variations feature other ingredients as well. Onigiris can be easily found in every convenience store and market around the country! Popular anime series like Pokemon and Shokugeki no Soma made onigiri look so good that fans can almost taste it. Even though it might seem like a plain snack, admit it, your stomach grumbled while watching!

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    #4Restaurant To Another World

    Restaurant To Another World

    Restaurant To Another World, also known as Isekai Shokudo, is an anime television series adaptation. It centers on the restaurant Western Cuisine Nekoya which opens in secrete on Saturdays for unique guests from a parallel world. 

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    #5Ben-To

    Ben-To

    Ben-to is a Japanese manga series which was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series produced by David Production aired in Japan between October and December 2011. Funimation has licensed the anime in North America.

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    Guo Hu
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "Bem-to is not your typical cooking anime but it has lots of elements that would make you binge-watch"
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    #6Ristorante Paradiso

    Ristorante Paradiso

    Ristorante Paradiso is a Japanese manga series that was adapted into an anime aired on Fuji TV's late night in 2009. It was officially streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. It was also subsequently licensed for North American release.

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    Xiang Pan
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "Was in Japan a few years back and I stumbled upon this. It had no subtitles. When I got back home I got the box set with English subs. Cool cooking anime!"
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    #7Gourmet Girl Graffiti

    Gourmet Girl Graffiti

    Gourmet Girl Graffiti, known in Japan as Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Gurafiti), is a comic strip manga that was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Shaft aired between January and March 2015.

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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "Not a fan of cooking anime shows but this one's quite different and refreshing"
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    #8Moyashimon

    Moyashimon

    Moyashimon, also known as Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, is an anime television series adaptation released in 2010. It centers on the life of agricultural college student Tadayasu Sawaki who can communicate with microorganisms. 

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    Tang Hao
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "It's so weird that Moyashimon is included in this list of the best cooking anime. lol. But this anime fits the genre. Why? Because even though this is famously about bacteria. Those bacteria play major parts in creating the foods. "
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    #9Ramen Fighter Miki

    Ramen Fighter Miki

    Ramen Fighter Miki, also known as Muteki Kanban Musume, is a Japanese anime television series based on a manga of the same name. It follows the adventures of Miki Onimaru working on her mother's Chinese ramen restaurant.

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    Irene Villa
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "What i like about this food anime is that the fights between Miki and Megumi. LMAO. I really cant help but get amused with their quarrels all over the food. "
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    #10Wakakozake

    Wakakozake

    Wakakozake, also known as Wakako-zake, is a Japanese anime television series released in 2015. It follows Murasaki Wakako's journey who loves nothing more than going to various places to eat and drink. 

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    Keith Alexander
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "If you are looking for a Japanese anime about food then Wakako-zake is what you are looking for! Each episode of this show us some of the very delicious Japanese meals and it also introduces different methods of cooking. "
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    #11Bonjour? Sweet Love Patisserie

    Bonjour? Sweet Love Patisserie

    Bonjour♪ Sweet Love Patisserie, also known as Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie, is a Japanese romance anime series released in 2014 on Niconico. It centers on Sayuri Haruno who is attending an elite confectionery school on a scholarship. 

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    Mildred Boyd
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "Because of this cooking anime series I got interested with pastries and cakes. Now I am studying to become a pastry chef. Who would have thought that an anime would influence me on my future career eh?"
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    #12Poco's Udon World

    Poco's Udon World

    Poco's Udon World is an anime television series adaptation which centers on Souta Tawara who returns to his hometown following his father's death. Upon his return, he finds out their family restaurant had gone out of business. 

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    Emma Hou
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "Okay tbh i am surprised that Poco's Udon World was added here. Not so many people know about it eh. I remember when I watched this series it made me shed at least a couple of tears. "
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    #13Sweetness and Lightning

    Sweetness and Lightning

    Sweetness and Lightning, also known as Amaama to Inazuma, is a cooking anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment. It follows the life of Kohei Inuzuka who takes up cooking classes to learn how to cook for her daughter. 

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    José Antonio Espinosa
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "For a guy like me i have to be honest that i like this anime even though i am not really into anime about foods. So yeah i like how this showed food preparations that made me think those food are easy to cook/prepare lol"
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    #14Toriko

    Toriko

    Toriko is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro and is about a Gourmet Hunter and his search for diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. On 2011, Toei Animation created an anime television series version of it.

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    Thomas Jenkins
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "Toriko is epic. Aside from the fact that it's all about creating the best full-course meal, which I like. I'm also a cook so i find this funny and relatable"
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    #15Dagashi Kashi

    Dagashi Kashi

    Dagashi Kashi is a Japanese anime television series released in 2016 by Feel. It centers on Kokonotsu who does not want to take over Shikada Dagashi, which is a countryside shop selling cheap candy and snacks. 

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    Ni Zeng
    Written on September 2, 2019
    "This is a hilarious anime with some ecchi content!!! Everytime I finished watching this it will always leave me tempted to get some snacks. "
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    #16Cooking Master Boy

    Cooking Master Boy

    Cooking Master Boy is an anime adaptation of the manga series Chūka Ichiban! The anime series is directed by Masami Anno. The story is centered on a boy whose aim is to become the best chef he could be.

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    Liu Ma
    Written on January 19, 2019
    "I'm a cook myself and this anime really helped me relieve my stress every time. This is my favorite cooking anime ever"

Summary

Best What are the best cooking anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Food Wars!: Shokugeki no SomaTV Shows 19 Paid
2Yakitate!! JapanTV Shows 16 Paid
3Yume-iro PatissiereTV Shows 7 Paid
4Restaurant To Another WorldTV Shows 6 Paid
5Ben-ToTV Shows 5 Paid
6Ristorante ParadisoTV Shows 5 Paid
7Gourmet Girl GraffitiTV Shows 5 Paid
8MoyashimonTV Shows 4 Paid
9Ramen Fighter MikiTV Shows 3 Paid
10WakakozakeTV Shows 3 Paid
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