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5 YouTube Food Channels You Need to Watch…Like Right Now

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Utah chapter.

YouTube is one of the world’s greatest creations. It allows everyone to learn things that they couldn’t before, explore things about the world, and most importantly, avoid all other obligations. Many people end up watching countless videos and learning nothing. So instead of following yet another dog videos twitter page, you should subscribe to these incredible food channels and put your procrastination time to good use. Whether you enjoy cooking, watching others cook, learning about foods of different cultures, or watching your favorite celebrities interact with food, all of these channels are very entertaining, and are worth your subscription.


Binging with Babish

Binging with Babish is a cooking channel created by American chef and filmmaker Andrew Rea. In each beautifully shot episode, Andrew (or Babish) reverse-engineers and recreates recipes from popular televisions or films. He then rates the meal, and often creates his own interpretation of the recipe that is more palatable. The recipes include Pasta Aglio e Olio and Cubanos from Chef, Burgers from Bob’s Burgers, Cinnamon and Chocolate Babka from Seinfeld, the Krabby Patty from Spongebob Squarepants, and so much more. This channel is full of dry humor, will make you want to watch countless tv shows and movies, try the food from everything you watch and will make you very hungry. It is an all-around great channel, and I seriously recommend that you tune in. 


First We Feast (Hot Ones)

This is the channel with “hot questions and even hotter wings.” In this channel, the host, Sean Evans, interviews beloved celebrities including Kevin Hart, Logic, Jay Pharoah, Key and Peele, Shawn Mendes, Chrissy Teigen, and many others. However, the thing that makes this show great is the wings. During the interview, Sean and his guest eat a platter of ten increasingly spicer wings, and the guests are asked a question or two after each wing. The wings range from a heat level of something like Sriracha (2,200 Scoville ranking) to the shows homemade sauce, The Last Dab (2,000,000 + Scoville ranking), and those who do not eat all of the wings are put on the Wall of Shame. As the guests start to suffer from the heat of the wings, they become much more candid, and start to sheds the filters and modes of defense that they put on during traditional interviews. I highly recommend this channel, because it offers a glimpse into the authentic selves behind some of the world’s greatest celebrities–and is very entertaining overall.


Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit is a cooking channel with flare. It keeps its watchers up to date with everything having to do with food. The channel follows several chefs as they demonstrate their skill and passions for their art, and it does so in a very comical and informative way. Each chef has their own specialties: Claire constantly makes gourmet versions of America’s favorite snacks: Skittles, Twinkies, Twizzlers, Cheetos, and Oreos; Brad makes off the wall things that most people are interested in, but don’t have the patience or skill to make themselves; while other chefs challenge celebrities like Gordon Ramsay, Natalie Portman, Alessia Cara, and Miz Cracker, to take on highly-requested cooking challenges. This is a very informative and fun channel that can help any person who wants to grow as a cook. This is also a perfect series for those who find it relaxing to watch others cook, and it is extremely worthy of a subscription.



MUNCHIES is a channel dedicated to food and its global purpose, and it offers a signature perspective on the intersection where humans and food connect. Each episode teaches its viewers to make incredible dishes and treats that sound delicious and could elevate any meal. Also, the chefs in each episode bring their own unique humor and flair to their dishes, and the channel as a whole. The episodes include recipes like the perfect skirt steak, icebox cake, and cheeseburger fried rice. Overall, this is a very entertaining and educational channel for anyone who enjoys cooking or watching others cook. I highly recommend it to anyone who, like me, wants to make fabulous meals, but ultimately resorts to watching others do it instead.


You Suck At Cooking

This is the perfect channel for anyone looking for a good laugh, a simple meal, or even just a way to procrastinate. This show is all about the aspects of being a terrible cook. It discusses roommate problems, cooking without money, and accidentally cutting off fingers. The narrator helps his viewers learn how to make basic meals that could change the way they eat forever. He accomplishes this while simultaneously comforting viewers about their unfortunate cooking talents or (lack thereof), and making his audience laugh. You Suck At Cooking teaches its viewers how to make coconut macaroons, artichoke dip, breakfast burritos, elevated top ramen, and so much more. This is a very good channel for anyone who loves food, humor, and everything that is good about YouTube.


I hope you found at least one channel on this list that you enjoy and watch regularly. I promise if you give them all a chance, you are sure to fall in love with at least one. Happy YouTubing!


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Ry Iverson is a transgender sociology alum of the University of Utah. He grew up in Apple Valley, California and moved to Utah to be closer to family. He enjoys listening to music, reading, cooking, drawing, traveling, and helping others. He enjoys writing about his favorite TV shows, cooking, LGBTQ experiences, and advice, and in his free time he can be found laying on the ground outside taking in the world. Enjoy Ry's articles and everything he has to offer!
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