Dec 08 2011

25 Delicious Food and Drink Related Websites

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The internet is a fantastic resource for anyone who has a passion for food. There are thousands of recipe websites available for those who want to try something new, and photo blogs where users simply share a picture of what they are eating. Ordering food through the internet has become very popular too as it allows people the opportunity of purchasing obscure foods they can’t find locally. There are some great discounts for those who purchase bulk orders too.

So foodies the world over, love turning to the world wide web for all their food related needs. Today we will be looking at 25 interesting food and drink related websites that are sure to inspire you.

The Showcase

1. Big Oven

Big Oven is one of the most popular food related applications for devices such as the iPhone and iPad. It also works with Android and Windows Phone devices.

The main website also displays their 170,000+ recipes. Members can see their recipes through their mobile device or through the main website.

Big Oven

2. Food

One of the largest recipe websites on the web with over 400,000 recipes. Food.com has a minimalist design that packs a lot of information into a page.

Food.com

3. Chocablog

Chocablog is a regularly updated chocolate blog that features news, reviews, recipes and a shop. It has a mouth watering design that boasts a featured slider post on the home page and a traditional blog sidebar.

Chocablog

4. C & C Coffee Company

An interesting design that features a flash based navigation header that shakes menu items around as if they were hanging by string.

C & C Coffee Company

5. Mealeo

An easy to use website that walks you through how you can place a food order and have it delivered to your home.

Mealeo

6. Burger King

Burger King has a design that is both fun and practical. The site features 3 sliders at the top of the page: Fun, Food and BK®. By moving a slider from – to + the main content changes accordingly. For example, by moving the fun slider to the right you will see information for the BK Facebook page, BK Club for kids and frozen drinks. Moving the food slider brings up hamburgers and fries etc.

The great thing about the sliders is that you can include 1, 2 or 3 sections. The icons simply get smaller to make room for more information.

Burger King

7. Ben & Jerry’s

As you would expect from Ben & Jerry’s, their website doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s fun, colourful and animated but is still packed with lots of information about their ice-cream.

Ben & Jerry's

8. FoodSpotting

A great service that lets mobile users take pictures of their food and share it with the world. Other users can then search through the FoodSpotting website or mobile application by location or by type of food. One of the more inventive ways that a developer has integrated Google Maps into their service.

FoodSpotting

9. Wokitokee

The Wokitokee noodle shop has to be one of the strangest designs we have seen. It’s probably a little confusing to customers, but there’s no disputing that this flash based design is unique.

Wokitokee

10. Catered By Kate

A simple yet elegant design that has a personal touch. Catered By Kate is a great example of a small 4 page website.

Catered By Kate

11. Serious Eats

The Serious Eats community has a fantastic looking blog design that uses images throughout the site to promote new articles.

Serious Eats

12. All Recipes

A huge recipe community that has dedicated versions of the site for countries all around the world. It uses a clean design that makes browsing the thousands of recipes they have in their archives a breeze.

All Recipes

13. BrewShop

The New Zealand BrewShop is a fantastic looking online shop that sells a wide range of products to people who want to make their own beers at home.

BrewShop

14. Jamie Oliver

TV chef Jamie Oliver’s website has a clean design that manages to squeeze in information about him, recipes, his foundation, his restaurants, his products and much more.

Jamie Oliver

15. Just Eat

Just Eat is a food ordering service that is popular in Canada and most of Europe. To order food all you have to do is enter the post code of your area and Just Eat will list all restaurants in your area. Results can be filtered by the type of food you want too.

Just Eat

16. Giraffe

The website for the family restaurant chain Giraffe is big, bright, colourful and easy to navigate.

Giraffe

17. Marie Catribs

A great looking design that rotates images on the home page of some of Marie Catribs tastiest dishes.

Marie Catribs

18. Domino’s

A simple easy to use flash based website that promotes the latest deals from Domino’s.

Domino's

19. Meal 2 Go

Another food ordering service that lists restaurants in your area. Menus are completely integrated into the site so you just need to choose what you want and click the buy button.

Meal2Go

20. Sibling Rivalry Wine

It’s not often you get Wine with a rock-n-roll design but that’s what wine makers Henry Of Pelham have done with Sibling Rivalry. It’s an easy to use and well designed website. Unfortunately, you can’t order the wine directly through the website :(

Sibling Rivalry Wine

21. Dilly Deli Tulsa

Another big and colourful restaurant design that is incredibly easy to navigate. Weekday and weekend specials are displayed on the home page and the top navigation menu lists the different sections of their menu.

Dilly Deli Tulsa

22. Little Cake Parlour

With beautiful typography and a simple wedding themed elegant design, Little Cake Parlour is a fantastic example of how to promote a niche food website. Check out their great looking lightbox powered cake gallery!

Little Cake Parlour

23. Pic Fresh

A simple yet effective design for the Australian catering company Pic Fresh. Details of all of their products can be found on the site.

Pic Fresh

24. I Love Sesame

A fun design that lets visitors download menus in PDF format, find details of their nearest shop and place an order online.

I Love Sesame

25. The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange has a traditional eCommerce style design. It’s very easy to browse products through the website, which is what is essential for a store that sells such a wide number of items.

The Whisky Exchange

We hope you have enjoyed this mouth watering slice of Noupe today. Please feel free to use the comment section to tell us some of your favorite places to turn online to feed your inner foodie. We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Author

Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog. He can also be found on Twitter: @KevinMuldoon.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Very cool, very inspiring too!

  • Bojan, 08 December 2011

    We have develop a unique recipes website where every recipe include detailed preparation instructions and photo of each step. We have about 100 recipes – every one with photos of preparation. Unfortunately currently is in our non-english language (http://www.becook.com/sr/recept/piroške.htm) , but you may try to use web-translator.

    As you may see, in right corner there are flags for English and Spanish, but not all recipes are translated (here is one http://www.becook.com/en/recipe/spanish-pie.htm), and maybe not all cooking terms are well translated, so we will work with my friend from USA who write a cooking book to help us.

    I hope that you will like our site. It is well accepted in my country and I hope that english version will be fully supported soon.

    Bojan

  • Darryl, 08 December 2011

    You missed out http://www.kitchengeekery.com, its all original content and has a lovely design too!

  • Darryl, 08 December 2011

    Oh and as a scot you might appreciate my soon to come haggis recipes – or the scotch egg recipes already on the site!

  • artfanvikram, 08 December 2011

    I feel that for food recipes color strategy should be as much warm as possible, in order to make the food items look more prominent. Unlike other subject under consideration, food is very tantalizing :)

  • Spooler, 09 December 2011

    Amazing collection! I suppose warm colors are much better to use for food sites. Thank you!

  • Urviho, 09 December 2011

    Great inspiriting collection :)

  • Saeed Neamati, 11 December 2011

    I got hungry. I need some real ones ;). Thanks for this fabulous collection. A friend of mine was designing a web site for a similar concept (celebration halls), and this article was very useful to him.

  • César Castro, 12 December 2011

    These are awesome! I took some ideas from a bunch of them, by the way… checkout mine, it’s about wine.

  • rrocco, 15 December 2011

    nice work ,thanks

  • Mat, 16 December 2011

    ohhh I fell hungry ;)

  • Sara, 25 January 2012

    Love this list! One of my favorite recipe sites is FoodGawker.com, awesome resource

  • Delicious list – I’d hope though that my blog (Mostly About Chocolate) much like Dom’s (Chocablog) is more delicious than Dominos! This is quite the sweeping and comprehensive list though, spanning a number of categories and hitting a personal fav – Ben & Jerry’s (but not a favourite of my waistline whose expansion is partially their fault!).

    The C & C Coffee site is especially beautiful though :-)

  • Rakesh Gupta, 30 April 2012

    Thanks so much for this amazing resourse list.

  • Andrew Smith, 22 July 2013

    It’s Awesome! All the preparation listed here is very attractive. These are really some nice sources about food and drink related website. Thanks for sharing.

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