Top 10 Best Cooking Channels on YouTube From professional chefs to hobbyists and your drunken roommate, these YouTubers cook

According to studies, 90 percent of us hate to cook. Our laziness causes us to eat out more, which, in turn, costs us over 300 percent more than just cooking at home.

Delivery or shipping adds even more to the food costs.

If you want to save money, food is the best place to tackle the problem. We already covered the top recipe blogs and websites, and now we’re covering YouTube chefs.

Thanks to video home assistants, we can connect to videos to watch and learn while in the kitchen. Going step by step is my typical way of learning a new recipe I’ve not made.

One quick tip – follow directions and measure your ingredients carefully, or you’ll end up with a Pinterest fail. Watch how these cooking pros do it.

10. Bon Appetit

This Conde Nast publication has been around since the 1950s, and the brand’s YouTube channel is surprisingly approachable. Learn to cook everything from the basics to high-end meals with the confidence of a professional chef. It’s a great fallback if you’re trying a new recipe, appliance, or style (or you just want to impress someone).

9. Serious Eats

Created by Ed Levine, Serious Eats takes a scientific approach to cooking. What’s great about these videos is you learn why things are done the way they are, which really helps make the lessons stick. Understand when to add salt, flip, stir, and everything else with the context you need.

8. Tasty

Tasty is Buzzfeed’s food-focused brand, and despite its shallow, clickbaity parent company, the team is great. These polished videos cover all sorts of cooking basics, trends, and everything in between.

7. Food Wishes

Chef John Mitzewich is easily the most infectious personality of all the YouTube chefs. His wit alone is worth keeping up with this channel, but he also understands how to put together a mouth-watering meal. Don’t sleep on this chef.

6. Cooking with Dog

It’s a little different than you’re probably used to (especially if you don’t like animals on the counter), but Cooking with Dog is a must-see. A nameless chef prepares delicious Japanese cuisine while the dog explains the steps in English voice-over. It’s a pothead and Japanese addict’s wet dream.

5. My Drunk Kitchen

Ever wake up drunk and wanted to make something to eat? Hannah Hart (known affectionately as “Harto”) made a living out of it. Her bubbly personality will make you instantly fall in love, and her recipes are halfway between gourmet meals and prison spreads.

4. Rosana Pansino

Nerdy Nummies is one of the coolest cooking shows on the planet. Learn to make all sorts of geeky meals inspired by your favorite pop culture themes. She also mixes it up with non-cooking videos and guest appearances by some of YouTube’s biggest personalities.

3. Munchies

Vice has been growing for years, and its dedicated food channel, Munchies, takes us places nobody else will. Food is a lifestyle, a culture, and the sustenance we all need. Munchies understands this and attacks the subject from every angle. Learn to cook (and the boundaries of food in general) on this cutting edge cooking channel.

2. You Suck at Cooking

Honesty is appreciated, especially online, where fake news is rampant and facts don’t matter. You Suck at Cooking is brash, funny, and to-the-point. You’ll never get tired of watching these hilariously entertaining videos. Not only are they fun, but they’re also as educational as everything else on this list but with a focus on the food, not the cook.

1. Binging with Babish

Binging with Babish takes things a step further than Pansino. He scours popular TV, movies, books, video games, and more to find the tastiest recipes. He then painstakingly recreates said recipes and teaches them to us. Andrew Rea nails your favorite recipe, guaranteed.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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