In today’s day and age, food shows have transcended traditional television and moved on to different platforms, such as Youtube and streaming services like Netflix. With Netflix, there are endless options of things to watch, whether it be a movie or a series. So what are the top 5 food shows on Netflix?
In the realm of food, Netflix does not disappoint. It has a multitude of shows and films related and dedicated to the universally loved category. Whether you’re a foodie and love everything about food or are just looking for an entertaining show to watch, these top five food shows on Netflix will keep you engaged and wanting to binge watch all the episodes in one night.
Top 5 Food Shows on Netflix #5 – Chef’s Table
Precise yet unrefined, Chef’s Table is one of the greatest food shows to watch on Netflix. So often food shows focus on the food itself, but not the individual for which the food came from; Chef’s Table seeks to do just that. Engaging and riveting, episodes of Chef’s Table feature a professional chef, their success story, and their most popular dishes.
The show is equally inspiring and intriguing as you, the viewer, are brought into the complex world of professional chefs. If you are a lover of story-telling and food, you’re going to love Chef’s Table.
Top 5 Food Shows on Netflix #4 – The Chef Show
You may be familiar with Jon Faverau as an Hollywood actor, but you may not be familiar with Jon Faverau the lover of food. In 2014, Faverau starred in and directed the film, Chef, which centers on Chef Carl Casper after he quits his job to start a food truck business with his son.
Following that success, Netflix collaborated with Faverau and his friend Roy Choi to create the Chef Show, a spin-off of the movie. In the show, Faverau and Choi have fun experimenting with recipes, enjoying food, and collaborating with fellow foodies in the entertainment and culinary industry. Light-hearted and humorous, you’re not going to want to pass up watching the Chef Show with some friends or family.
#3 – The Great British Baking Show
In comparison to American competitive cooking shows, the Great British Baking Show is like a walk in the park. Its delicate and fun nature makes it an easy show to binge on a weekend when you’re looking to unwind.
The hilarious hosts of the show along with the baking expert judges (Paul Hollywood and formerly Mary Berry, now Prue Leith) judge the contestants on their ability to create show-stopping, delicious baked goods on a weekly basis.
Each week has a different theme, such as bread or pastries, and at the end of the week, one contestant is named “star baker” (i.e. the top performer) and one contestant is eliminated. You’ll find yourself genuinely cheering for all the contestants because of the kind-hearted nature of the show.
#2 –Street Food
Street food has recently become increasingly popular among tourists and foodies, however, street food itself has been around for decades and even hundreds of years. The viral pictures we see on instagram doesn’t compare to the beauty and uniqueness of street food around the world.
One of Netflix’s newest shows, Street Food, centers on the individual stories of street food vendors in various Asian countries. The show is beautiful, tearfully sad at points, and all together mouth-watering. Whether its scrumptious takoyaki featured in Osaka, Japan or drool-worthy crab omelets in Bangkok, Thailand, I challenge you to not be hungry while watching this fantastic show.
#1 – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Eccentric, off-the-cuff, and unapologetically himself, Anthony Bourdain hooks you in with his knowledge of food and culture in Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Similar in style to his very successful show, No Reservations, Parts Unknown focuses on the unfamiliar, not-so-popular, lesser known areas and the specific culture and food linked to these areas.
Anthony Bourdain is and will always remain an icon of the culinary arts, travel, and exploring different cultures. His personal conversations along with his genuine respect and enjoyment of different foods and cultures is what makes Parts Unknown widely popular, even after his passing. Posthumously, the show is still successful and loved by fans of Bourdain and lovers of food/travel. Parts Unknown is #1 on our list of the top 5 food shows on Netflix.