20 Food Shows for Binge-Watching on Netflix
Whether you’re aspiring home cook, food blogger, or a foodie, we invite you to sign in to your Netflix account and go an on movie marathon with our hand-picked list of 20 food shows!
Nothing brings people together like good food. If you love to do some home cooking or simply enjoy eating a nice meal, then you’ll appreciate our list of 20 food shows on Netflix that we’ve hand-picked for a foodie like you. This might just be the spark you need to wake up your inner chef spirit and hit the kitchen, that is, if you don’t end up drooling all over your remote from all the goodness first.
This documentary series is widely regarded as one of the most popular food shows in the world. Each episode features the world of a professional chef where we'll get to see the journey since the beginning of their careers, their inspirations, all the way to the unique styles that make them who they are today. The magic happens when the chefs start to demonstrate their cooking and showcase their world-class talents that go behind each mouthwatering creation. Be sure to watch the show with a full stomach or have a few munchies nearby.
Star chef David Chang, the founder of the renowned Momofuku restaurant group, takes you on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt around the world from Houston, Texas, to Tokyo, Japan, all the way to Copenhagen, Denmark. Each episode highlights one dish or concept with David Chang bringing along a guest celebrity from all sorts of disciplines for the ride like Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, and Peter Meehan just to name a few.
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Chef and food writer Samin Nosat, author of the New York Times bestseller "Salt Fat Acid Heat", bring her cookbook to life as she explores each of the four elements of cooking set out in the title. Her itinerary includes Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.
This series starring American comedian Nicole Byer is a bake-off competition and reality television hybrid where amateur bakers with a terrible track record try their hands in replicating complicated cakes and confectionery recipes selected by the program. The baker that can best replicate the recipe wins a $10,000 cash prize and takes home a "Nailed It" trophy. While things can turn into a hot mess quick with their attempts, we can guarantee that it'll be a very entertaining and hilarious ride.
Somebody Feed Phil
This travel documentary follows Phillip Rosenthal, an American television writer best known as the executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, or also known as “Phil” on his food tour around the world. Stopping by culinarily-driven cities like Saigon, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Lisbon, New Orleans, and Bangkok, Phil takes in the local cuisine and culture while keeping you entertained with his charm and excitement.
This miniseries is based on the book of the same title by American author Michael Pollan. It explores the history and different aspects of cooking, including how the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water influence and connect humans to cooking. You'll also get to see Michael try his hand at baking, brewing, and braising while giving you a new perspective on food.
From the creators of the “Chef’s Table” series, each episode of Street Food takes you on a 30-minute journey to explore some of the best street food in the world including Singapore's food stalls to the food carts of India. The documentary features face-to-face interviews with street food chefs about their history and how street food influences the culinary scene of their respective country. The cities on the list include Bangkok, Osaka, Yogyakarta, Chiayi, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, and Cebu.
This 6-episode miniseries is all about Mexico’s favorite street food, tacos. Many popular taco styles have rich, little-known histories and this documentary will take you on an eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure to explore the history and culture behind each taco variety. The program also features in-depth interviews with food writers and street food stand owners that’ll give you an inside look into the ingredients of different tacos. If you're a big fan of Taco Tuesdays, this is the show for you.
Million Pound Menu
This British reality television series starring Fred Sirieix, general manager of Michellin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton, give restauranteurs a chance to pitch their new restaurant idea to a panel of potential investors. The selected ideas will get their pop-up restaurant in Manchester, England with 3 days to impress the investors. This not only includes showcasing the best version of their cooking, but also restaurant design, service plans, and menu development. After the 3 days is over, the investors will decide whether to invest in the restaurant or not.
Cooking on High
Cooking on High is the first-ever competitive cannabis cooking show where two chefs go head-to-head to create their best marijuana-infused dishes from a given theme and a selection of marijuana strains for a panel of celebrity judges.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Another food show from chef David Chang that’ll take you on a journey to different parts of the world to explore food and culture in the company of his fun-loving celebrity guests. In one episode, David takes Seth Rogan on a cannabis-fortified food tour of Seth’s hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Unlike any ordinary food shows, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is infused with the love and connection the guests have towards each of these cities around the world.
Restaurant on the Edge
This show features three food and design experts and their quest around the world to help revive failing restaurants. The team builds on the gorgeous views of each of these restaurant locations and does a complete makeover of the restaurant decorations, interior, service design, and recipes to better connect the establishment with the local culture.
The Chef Show
Star chef Roy Choi joined forces with Hollywood celebrity Jon Favreau for the 2014 Favreau film called Chef. In this spin-off, the two friends travel and experiment with their favorite recipes and cooking techniques with some of the best-known names in the entertainment and culinary world. This includes sharing a meal with the Avengers cast in Atlanta and smoking brisket with world-renowned pit-master Aaron Franklin.
Rotten is an American television show that focuses on the revelation of the problems hidden in the underbelly of the food supply process that'll get you to think twice before buying these food products. Each episode deals with one food product with interviews with the food manufacturer, distributor and many more while also shedding light on the criminal cases brought against these people. For example, it is revealed on the show that 20% of chicken meat in the United States comes from a Brazilian company where the owner is being charged with bribery. Also, did you know that the majority of the 22,000 million kilograms of garlic the world consumers each year come from China and the peeled version of this garlic is a product of forced penal labor? Find out more about the show.
The Final Table
Regarded as one of the toughest cooking competitions, The Final Table pitches 12 elite teams of chefs from around the world against each other to impress a panel of judges with some of the world’s toughest palates with iconic dishes from nine nations. The contestant's creations will then be judged by the world-class culinary experts and eliminated until two team remains. The last four contestants will then have to compete against each other as individuals.
The Game Changers
The Game Changers is not just another show about sports, it’s a documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating on strength, stamina, and power of athletes compared to regular animal-based proteins. It touches on the reason why several world-class athletes switched to a plant-based diet and the resulting exponential improvements on their performance. The film also features an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and got James Cameron and Jackie Chan as its executive producers.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, this documentary film explores the impact of factory farming and animal agriculture on the planet's natural resources. It looks at several environmental concerns including global warming, deforestation, and ocean dead zones while making a statement on how giving up meat consumption can help with these problems. The film also features interviews with vegans and vegetarians that reveals how over 30 years of non-meat diet have helped with their health.
What the Health
This 2017 documentary by Kip Andersen, the producer of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, critiques the health impact of meat and dairy consumption and examines the link between diet and disease by questioning the practices of those in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food industries and the billions of dollar at stake. The show's primary purpose is, however, to advocate for a plant-based diet.
This 2-hour documentary goes all out on the topic of barbecue. The show presents the beauty of this mesmerizing cooking technique while exploring the culture, tradition, and community behind the barbecue method. If you’re a meat-lover or a barbecue enthusiast, this is the show for you.
Sour Grapes is an American crime documentary about wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan. It dissects the fascinating case of fine-wine fraud that costs the investors millions. The film takes you down the dark side of fine-wine society and the famous fraud case that caught the attention of the FBI. You’ll have a chance to see the case from start to finish with footages of the investigation as well as interviews of those involved. If you’re a wine lover, this is something you wouldn’t want to miss.