There is absolutely nothing in this world that food cannot bring together. Food is the way to someone’s heart, and that’s a fact anime justifies very well.
If you are someone who lives for food, anime can satisfy your appetite for sure. Food in anime is much more visually appealing than in reality and will make you crave for more food. Let’s begin the top 10 list for food anime.
10Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World
Isekai Izakaya is a show for those who enjoy deep-fried snacks with beer.
Isekai IzakayaAir Date: April 2018Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
In Kyoto, Japan, there is a bar called “Nobu,” which is connected to the bar in another world.
The visitors of the bar include various species from different worlds and the thing that the customers gather there is to savor excellent “Toriaezu Nama” ale and cuisine.
9Restaurant to Another World
Restaurant to Another World has a galactic set up with loads of food instead of robot fights in it.
Restaurant to Another WorldAir Date: July 2017Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Western Restaurant Nekoya is an eatery serving both traditional Japanese as well as Western cuisine. It is located on a street corner in a Tokyo shopping district and is popular among the residents.
The restaurant is also open for the inhabitants from other worlds on Saturdays. The enigmatic chef is known as “Master” serves up their favorite dishes to make them come back on Saturdays.
Silver Spoon beautifully portrays behind the scenes of the food industry.
Silver SpoonAir Date: July 2013Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 22
Yuugo Hachiken, a diligent, hard-working student, enrolls in Ooezo Agricultural High School, a boarding school in Hokkaido, to escape from the stress brought upon by his parents.
Knowing his ability in studies, he is convinced of doing well in the school. He was, however, proven wrong by his talented classmates.
Some of them have been living their entire lives on a farm and knows everything when it comes to food, vegetables, and even the physiology of livestock. Hachiken is a complete amateur and is trying to keep up with this new lifestyle.
Chuuka Ichiban is a Classic Chinese cuisine show you shouldn’t miss on.
Cooking Master BoyAir Date: April 1997Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 64
The 19th Century in China had a fictitious era called “The Era of the Cooking Wars” when Mao was born.
The story begins in Szechuan, Mao’s birthplace. After the death of his mother, Pai, Mao became a Super Chef to take back his mother’s restaurant as a Master Chef.
Before that, he travels throughout China to become a legendary chef as his mother. During this journey, he makes friends and faces fierce rivals who challenge him for cooking battles.
Yotsuiro Biyori will give you the mental calmness you are looking for through food.
Yotsuiro BiyoriAir Date: April 2018Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
A Japanese tea shop called Rokuhoudou is run by Gure, Sui, Tokitaka, and Tsubaki. These four men manage the tea shop together.
When someone visits the shop, those customers are greeted warmly and are served tea. They also help out those customers who may have any problem.
5Sweetness & Lightning
Sweetness & Lightning teaches us the importance of freshly cooked homemade food in this modern world.
Sweetness & LighningAir Date: July 2016Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi after her wife’s death. But being a school teacher, he ends up relying on ready-made meals for her daughter.
To provide Tsumugi with a fresh meal, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to have dinner in her family restaurant, which remains closed as her mother is always busy, and Kotori ends up eating alone.
After much pleading from Kotori, Kouhei decides to have dinner with Kotori along with her daughter at the family restaurant and share homemade food.
Yumeiro Patissiere is the perfect show for sweet-tooths.
Yumeiro PatissiereAir Date: October 2009Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 63
Ichigo Amano, who has a deep passion for cake, has been recognized by Henri Lucas, a famous patissier, for her amazing tasting abilities. Lucas offered Ichigo to attend St. Marie Academy, a prestigious culinary school specializing in desserts.
Due to Henri’s recommendation, she was placed in the topmost group with the “Sweet Princes” who are famous for their magical treats.
Ichigo and the Sweet Princes, accompanied by their “Sweets Spirits,” fairies who make patissiers’ dreams come true, all work together towards their goal in the competitive world of sweets.
There are some other series that may pique your interest in food. They are: Mister Ajikko, Gourmet Girl Graffiti, Ristorante Paradiso, Ben-To, Wakakozake
3Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family
Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family is the best fanservice a series would ever get.
Toda’s Menu for the Emiya FamilyAir Date: December 2017Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
This anime is an ONA from the Fate series. Fuyuki’s inhabitants can enjoy a time of peace as the threat of the Holy Grail War is no longer there. The master and servants have adjusted to a new lifestyle. Shirou has been cooking to give a taste of modern cuisine to Saber.
Shirou after buying ingredients walks through a step by step process to prepare meals like New Year soba with shrimp tempura, steamy foil-baked salmon, cheesy bamboo shoot gratin and many more dishes which are for grab on his menu.
Yakitate!! Japan is a fresh-baked show which drives on one’s passion for bread.
Yakitate!! JapanAir Date: October 2004Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 69
Yakitate means “fresh baked” and the word “Japan” is a pun, as pan means “bread” in Japanese.
Azuma had anything except bread for breakfast due to his grandfather. Frustrated by that, his sister introduces Azuma to a bread store where he instantly falls in love with the view of fresh-baked bread.
The owner of that store discovers that Azuma has the magical “Hands of the Sun” whose warmth is perfect for making bread. After that, Kazuma continues his bread-baking dream, and at the age of 16, he ends up in Tokyo to compete for a spot at the foremost bread store in Japan – Pantasia!
1Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Soma)
Food Wars is God’s gift to humanity.
Food Wars!Air Date: April 2015Status: Ongoing; Season 5 AnnouncedNo. of Seasons: 4No. of Episodes: 73
Since his childhood, Souma Yukihira has helped his father as a sous chef in his family restaurant. Souma has developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his culinary creations. He has a dream to become the head chef and own his family restaurant.
But his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant and sends Souma to Totsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10% of students graduate. The institute is famous for it’s “Shokugeki” or “Food Wars” where students face off in intense and high-stakes cooking showdowns.
Soon Souma and his friends struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Totsuki while greater challenges await them.