Cooking, food, chefs, and restaurants (cheaper or luxury), these are the words that gives us a lot of happiness. Throughout the history of media and merchandising cooking has been a very popular and interesting theme. We are all in love with different cooking shows whether reality shows or anime shows it does not matter for a very long period of time. In the Anime world, especially for the people who are both food and anime lovers, the pleasure of food is even more when it is portrayed through a good anime. Many cooking themed anime has been produced for the past few years and has become a trend that we all like. The Anime series which are mentioned in the list below will have top class chefs or maybe even not so top-class chefs in them, who will be making some delicious food which will be like a buffet for your eyes. But you should be prepared from the very beginning, so that you don’t suffer from hunger while going through these top anime cooking series in details.
22. Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
The story revolves around Sayuri Harunu who dreams of becoming a top-rated chef, which is why she joins Fleurir Confectionary Academy. When she is busy trying to make a name for herself she finds herself being surrounded by a bunch of charming boys who are unique in their own way. As the story progresses you will find Sayuri trying to make her dreams come true by pouring her heart and soul and a lot of hard work in her dreams, and on the way she encounters a lot of incidents that makes a difference in her life.
21. Tetsuya Kuroko
He is the sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles.” In the beginning, he seems below average but is quite a strong and powerful opponent. He has the power of circulating the passes without getting seen by anyone. Due to his powers he considers himself to be the shadow who is trying to help his light to achieve great success in life.
Murasaki Wakako, is a 26 years old girl, who in order to deal with something bad that has happened in her work goes out alone to enjoy herself by eating and drinking. In this anime, you will be able to see many of these outings where Wakako went alone and had fun alone eating different foods and drinking by herself.
19. Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan
After the threat of a looming war is blown over from the near future of the Fuyuki city, all the inhabitants of the city are trying to live a healthy and peaceful life. Shirou is one such inhabitant who wants to serve his household a good meal, and this is the reason why he goes to the marketplace, in order to buy unique ingredients to make delicious dishes. But he is quite well known for his legendary dishes which attracts continuous attention and thus there is not a single dull moment found in the Emiya household. You can be a witness of a number of various drool worthy dishes which will be shown in this anime, prepared by none other than our great chef extraordinaire.
18. Koufuku Graffiti
Ryou Machiko is lead to believe by her grandmother that a girl gets to be with a good husband only if she can show her prowess in the culinary field. So when Machiko could not seem to be able to make recipes that would make anyone drool, she starts believing that she will be alone for the rest of her life. But everything changes when her cousin comes to live with her. She finds out that it is not her talent which was missing in the making of her food, but the sharing of experience that is needed in order to make her food tasty and legendary.
17. Silver Spoon
Yuugo Hachiken is a teenage boy who unable to take on more stress from his parents gets enrolled to a brand-new school- Ooezo Agricultural High School. He does it to escape his parents who criticize him day and night. He believes he will do well at this new school but later discovers hos classmates have been more acquainted with farming and agriculture and already what is there to be known. The anime follows Yuugo attempt to fit into his new environment and be at par with his classmates. This attempt gives rise to a comedic story of coming to age.
16. Cooking Papa
In this story you will be able to experience the difference in character that Mr. Araiwa shows when he is being a role model employee in his office and when he is becoming a completely different character at home. He likes cooking a lot and does not let any occasion to cook delicious food for his wife, who is a journalist and is very busy with her work, pass. He also cooks delicious food for his young son who appreciates it a lot.
15. Yumeiro Pâtissière SP Professional
The anime is a sequel to that of Yumeiro Pâtissière, which shows the return of Ichigo after a study break. Upon return she finds out that her team has broken apart, and the members have gone away to pursue their own dreams. Henri has a new project that he wants her to fulfill and he assigns other members of the school as part of her team. There will be a budding romance that you will enjoy in the anime. In the end, when Amano will think that she is closer to fulfilling her dreams, she will understand that it takes much more to become successful than just talent.
14. Muteki Kanban Musume
Miki Onimaru is a very obedient girl who does everything that is necessary to be done, and works under her mother in her Chinese ramen restaurant. But she can become very violent and aggressive if provoked, and this is the reason why she is always having a fight with her mother, and her other acquaintances, which results in different bad situations that takes place in their otherwise peaceful and happy life.
The world of Toriko is like a glutton’s delectable dream with Hamburgers is a rare delicacy that grows from the found, ranges of hills made of ice cream and volcanoes bubbling with mac and chees. The world just offers so many wonders that chefs and citizens decide to set on an exploration to taste all the delicacies that the world offers them.
Gourmet Hunter Toriko embarks on journey with his friend Komatsu to find new and ingenious ingredients to make their Full Course Menu of Life. However, like any other voyage of exploration, this one is also not going to be easy as Toriko and his friend will have to battle with deadly monsters and evil organizations to reach their destination.
12. Mister Ajikko
Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary expert who manages the eating house along with his mother. But one day when another person named Murata comes to his place and tastes delicious dishes made by Ajikko and then he invites Ajikko to the Aji-oh building. Here Ajikko competes with the in-house chef and defeats him, and that is the beginning of the journey for Ajikko, of him defeating his rivals in cooking matches.
11. Antique Bakery
This anime is full of a lot of romance and unrequited loves in the beginning. Here you will come across Ono, who in the beginning is just a high school boy who confesses his love towards Tachibana. Then the story changes to a scene that happens after 14 years, where Ono is a world-renowned chef and gay playboy. He will get a job under a man named Tachibana. Now no man can resist Ono’s charms or his skills, so you will have to wait to see whether this Tachibana will be able to turn him down. This story follows the life of Ono who changed a lot in his life and became a successful chef.
10. Ristorante Paradiso
A very unique story where Nicoletta a little girl will get abandoned by her mother, but after 15 years this girl will grow up and will travel in search of her mother so that she can take her revenge. She is successful in finding her mother, and reaches a fancy restaurant in the process. As soon as she reaches the place everything changes as she finds herself being surrounded by men wearing suits and spectacles. Nicoletta will find herself forgetting all about taking revenge as she is too busy enjoying her Italian romance.
9. Isekai Shokudou
This anime is based on a western restaurant named Nekoya which serves both traditional as well as western dishes. The restaurant has its list of extensive clienteles because it offers high-quality dishes and has made a name for itself in the business. But the restaurant has a secret of its own. Every Saturday, when the restaurant is close for its clients, it opens its doors for another realm. Creatures from the other world turn up demanding dishes that the talented chef delivers with a smile.
Just as the name suggests, the anime is all about a bar located in the Hidden backstreets of the Ginza district is Eden Hall, operated by Ryuu Sasakura, who is a very famous and good bartender who is said to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. But it is no easy task to find Eden Hall, and to be very frank it is the Eden Hall that will find its customers. These customers are of different background has their own different sets of problem. But no matter what the problem is Ryuu always knows what to serve each of them in order to console their distraught sole.
7. Yumeiro Pâtissière
Ichigo Amano has never been anything in her life, aside from her love for eating cakes. But everything in her life changes when her gift of tasting is revealed and she is sent to an elite culinary school. There she is given the chance to study with the ‘Sweets Princes’, which happens to be a big deal. Through this anime you will be able to be a part of Amano’s journey to be successful in her life.
The anime deals with the life of Tadayasu, a freshman college student who can see and talk to cute, chibi bacteria and other microscopic organisms. This ability is not always fun and games, as it sometimes makes him face different kinds of problems. Here you will be able to be a part of his life when he becomes the first year student of an Agricultural University and all the crazy problems that he faces.
5. Yakitate!! Japan
The name of this anime on itself is very funny. Yakitate means “fresh baked”, and the word Japan is actually used as a pun. Ultimately the meaning of the name is that Kazuma, the main character of the anime is out there to make a Japanese bread for Japan, and to present it to the world. Kazuma has always been obsessed with bread and it was because of his sister who kidnapped him one day in order to show him the wonders of fresh baked cakes. After this incident it is not only Kazuma who has a change of heart regarding bread, but the owner of the store also finds out that Kazuma is really good at baking bread. So after this revelation the owner closes his shop and goes out to make Japan, and Kazuma continues his dream of baking bread himself. He later goes to Tokyo to compete for a spot in a well-known bread store named Pantasia.
The story is about a high schooler named You Satou, who is thrown in a battlefield in a convenience store, where war breaks out as soon as the unsold bento boxes go on sale at night. Friends become enemies and everyone is fighting everyone as there is not a single trace of human but only dogs and wolves, who are fighting for pride, honor, and dinner. When an upperclassman wolf notices his uncompetitive battle skills he gets invited to join her club, where he gets to distinguish between dogs and wolves. And together they learn the meaning of what fighting for food means.
3. Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
In this anime you will find supernaturalism. Though the beginning looks quite normal with a bar named “Nobu”, but soon you will find out that the bar is connected with another door which connects it to another world. With the help of this door many denizens from this other world comes to this bar and enjoys themselves with its excellent variety of ale and cuisine.
2. Chuuka Ichiban!
The background of this story is 19th century China during the Qing Dynasty, where the country was close to chaos because of its emperor’s sudden weakness. It is also happens during a fictitious era called “The Era of the Cooking Wars”. Here you will find top chefs of the country fighting each other with different cooking styles and trying their best to improve themselves so that they can become the best chef in China. In this country it is very important to respect a chef otherwise they can lose everything as they are given a lot of power and authority which they have to gain after a lot of hard work. The story revolves around Mao, who in the process of taking his mother’s title as the Head Chef of China faces incidents where he met great friends and fierce rivals who always challenges him in the field of cooking.
1. Shokugeki no Sōma
Souma Yukihira was a 15 year old boy when he started working as a sous chef to help his father who owned and ran a restaurant. Through the years while doing his job he fell in love with the creative ways he could entertain his customers. This made him start to dream about owning his father’s restaurant and becoming the head chef one day. Then everything went downhill when his father decided to close his restaurant and go to different restaurants around the world to test is cooking skill. He was sent to an Elite culinary school where only 10% of the students could graduate. He is trying to live his life in the school,and in that process he and his classmates will face different situations and challenges that will put years of his training under his father to test.