The Top 25 Greatest Foodie Shows Ever!

Look, we know you love food. We also know you love TV. Why not sit back and binge watch some of the most delicious programming the ‘tube has to offer. We’re counting down the Top 25 greatest foodie shows ever!

 1. Barefoot Contessa, Food Network

The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

This show is relaxing, has nice color palette and it’s fun to twist the perfectly innocent dinner parties and lunches Ina throws into “why are there so many men when Jeffrey isn’t home” discussions.

2. Unwrapped, Food Network

Unwrapped

Unwrapped

It’s something to hold your attention while you wait for Barefoot Contessa to come on. Plus, all of the talk about quality control makes you believe that the junk food you eat won’t kill you one day.

3. 30 Minute Meals, Food Network

30 Minute Meals

30 Minute Meals

Rachael Ray is polarizing. You either think her meals are homey and delicious and her kitchen adorable, or her dishes sloppy and her kitchen garish. Whatever your stance, she’s made it this long. Credit is due.

4. Raw, Vegan, Not Gross, YouTube Channel Tastemade

Raw Vegan Not Gross

Raw Vegan Not Gross

Host Laura Miller is relentlessly charming even when she’s cutting herself and dropping things.

5. The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Food Network

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

This show will make you ravenous and disheartened that your dinner will not compare, but it’s glorious nonetheless.

6. Amazing Wedding Cakes, WE tv

Amazing Wedding Cake

Amazing Wedding Cake

The cakes are impressive and look like they wouldn’t taste terrible once the fondant comes off.

7. Food Network Challenge, Food Network

Food Network Challenge

Food Network Challenge

The contestants build the biggest, grandest showstoppers with fireworks and sugar flowers, only to risk dropping them on the perilous walk to the judges table. Oh the suspense!

8. My Drunk Kitchen, YouTube channel MyHarto

My Drunk Kitchen

My Drunk Kitchen

Alcohol and puns.

9. You Deserve a Drink, YouTube channel Mamrie Hart

You Deserve a Drink

You Deserve a Drink

Alcohol and dirty puns.

10. Original Iron Chef, Fine Living Network

Iron Chef

Iron Chef

This magnificent program filled with exotic ingredients, incredible chefs and subtitles used to air on the Food Network. Iron Chef America may have been enough to placate the masses, but it can’t hold a candle to the original in our hearts and our minds.

11. Sweet Genius, Food Network

Sweet Genius

Sweet Genius

This confection is delightful up until the end, and then Chef Ron has nothing left to do but gaze affectionately at the winner while they try to maintain the excitement of winning. It’s awkward.

12. Everyday Italian, Food Network

Everyday Italian

Everyday Italian

We don’t think sweet potato is the same thing to us as it is to Giada De Laurentiis, but she relishes food like no other.

13. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Travel Channel

No Reservations

No Reservations

Bourdain’s biting personality is charming (to some), and you can travel vicariously through him.

14. Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel

Bizarre Foods

Bizarre Foods

With no more new episodes of No Reservations, Bizarre Foods will keep you warm at night.

15. Kitchen Nightmares, Fox

Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares

If you only watch one episode of this show, watch the Amy’s Baking Company episode and let the train wreck soothe your sadistic soul.

16. RRcherrypie, YouTube

RRcherrypie

RRcherrypie

Watching unidentified hands meticulously assemble animal shaped treats from Japanese candy-making kits will put you in a hypnotic trance.

17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Heroes in a Half Shell

Heroes in a Half Shell

Pizza appears on the show often, so it counts.

18. Golden Girls

Golden Girls

Golden Girls

Or more aptly titled “Cheesecake solves the romantic relationship problems for four vital middle aged gals living in Miami.”

19. My Virgin Kitchen, YouTube channel Barry Lewis

My Virgin Kitchen

My Virgin Kitchen

He made a giant Reese’s peanut butter cup — enough said.

20. Yoyomax12, Youtube

Yoyomax12

Yoyomax12

She has an entire playlist devoted to rainbow food tutorials. Everything on it is beautiful and can make a grown man weep.

21. Chopped, Foodnetwork

Chopped

Chopped

This show will make you feel like the greatest chef/food critic there ever was when you declare all of the ways you would have handled the items in the mystery basket better than the professionals.

22. Cupcake Wars, Food Network

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars

The cupcakes are darling and you’ll get some aggression out yelling at the screen when the contestants wait too long to get their cupcakes in the oven. And you’ll feel quite smug when they don’t have enough time to cool their cupcakes and the frosting melts and slides off. They should’ve listened to you.

23. Man v. Food, Travel Channel

Man v. Food

Man v. Food

Your inner glutton will finally be satiated.

24. Restaurant Impossible, Food Network

Restaurant Impossible

Restaurant Impossible

There are enough filthy kitchens, petty fights and clueless, arrogant chefs and owners to make the touching moments and happy tears worth sitting through.

25. Good Eats, Food Network

Good Eats

Good Eats

The best food show ever (don’t argue). It’s infinitely more entertaining than science and history classes, and you’ll probably learn more from the show anyway. It also has the only Thanksgiving turkey recipe. That bird is everything.

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