I’ve been into YouTube since the days of 'Charlie Bit My Finger' and 'Numa Numa. Got no idea what either of those things are? Well, then consider yourself lucky. All you really need to know is that YouTube has changed a great deal over the last 15 years. It’s transformed from "that website with lots of cat videos" into a bonafide entertainment platform where careers can be launched and six-figure livings can be earned.
The way that YouTube has embraced the world of food and cooking and provided a genuine alternative to mainstream media pathways is nothing short of impressive. You no longer have to have an expensive, well-produced show on the Food Network to launch a successful career in food media – you just have to have a half-decent camera and an understanding of what the internet wants to see. I often find myself turning to YouTube when I want to learn something new in the kitchen but, even then, I find that the sheer range of cooking videos and how-to instructionals out there can be a little bit overwhelming. So who should you trust when it comes to content and how can you avoid the unhelpful clickbait? That's where this round-up of the very best YouTube food channels should hopefully come in handy.
There's a heap of exciting and entertaining YouTube food channels you should be subscribed to. Some are capable of making you a better cook while others might simply provide you with some light and frothy food-related entertainment to watch while you scoff your dinner. There’s a YouTube food channel out there for pretty much every mood and every food. From Maangchi’s hugely popular cooking channel to the city food tours from TOPJAW, these are my pick of the best YouTube food channels. Don’t forget to like and subscribe.