10 Mega-Popular YouTube Cooking Channels By Cuisine

Jessica Cam Wong 14-08-2012

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Betty’s Kitchen

Betty’s Kitchen is a cool cooking channel featuring retired Mathematics professor, Betty, in more than 1000 cooking videos. She makes lots of entrees, desserts and even features a few vlogs about her family, including bloopers, which are always appreciated. She’s even been featured on ABC. Here is one of her more popular videos, a recipe for buttercream frosting.

Food Wishes

Chef John has quite a following, and with good reason: He has over 700 recipes on lots of different dishes, something which is apparent in his large and varied collection of playlists. One of the things I admire from this channel is the chef’s voice, which is very radio-friendly, so it makes trying and cooking his recipes sound kind of pleasant. I’ve actually tried (and loved!) one of his recipes (simple Spaghetti Aglio e Olio) so I absolutely recommend his channel. Here is his version of crispy onion rings.

Fast Food


Robjnixon has plenty of videos (419 to be exact as of the writing of this article) on various types of cuisines and styles, but one of the things that this channel is known for is its weekly Fast Food Friday segment, where the chef shows viewers his take on a popular chain restaurant item, such as the Big Mac, Krispy Kreme donuts and more. Here is one video where he makes some fantastic-looking chocolate Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers I love chocolate. I love it so much, I would live on chocolate alone it if were possible. The best present anyone can give me is a box of assorted chocolates, complete with a little... Read More cake.


I love, love, love this channel because the host has a great personality, the recipes are simple and the channel name represents what I dream of when I’m cooking (who likes washing a multitude of dishes anyway?). His style of cooking doesn’t really belong in fast food category in the sense that he makes burgers and fries (because he doesn’t), but it does in the sense that his recipes are meant to be made quickly (awesome!) Plus, he has some blooper videos that are always entertaining to watch and a cookbook released by popular demand. Here is a video of his where he makes some oven-baked chicken nuggets.



LauraVitalesKitchen’s collection of YouTube videos has gotten over 33 million views so if you haven’t seen this channel, you’ve been missing out! LauraVitalesKitchen has almost 500 videos on lots of topics, including pasta, desserts from scratch, etc. The chef used to live in Italy and work in her parent’s Italian restaurant (I know this from watching a lot of her videos!) so if you want Italian, you’ve reached the right channel. Here is a video of her cupcake recipe, which has reached 2 million views.



LeanBodyLifestyle has a large collection of video recipes for people that might be interested in bodybuilding or getting some low-fat versions of popular recipes. I’ve even shared Share Your Food With DishPal, The Sleekest Food Sharing App I Have Ever Seen [iOS] The iPhone and iPad have changed the way we share with each other. Everything that everyone is doing at all times seems to be shared one way or another. Whether we are posting the latest... Read More some of these recipes with my own friends as the channel owner has a few great recipes on healthy, oven-fried chicken. Here is a video where he makes some protein peanut butter cups.



I’m sort of cheating here since Vahchef isn’t strictly a vegetarian cooking channel, but it is certainly vegetarian-friendly. This channel contains over 400 videos, a lot of them clearly vegetarian with an Indian kick. There are also some non-vegetarian items for those that simply want to learn about Indian cuisine as well. Here is a recipe for onion samosa.



Wantanmien has over 100 videos on lots of Chinese (mainly Cantonese) dishes, some of which you can only find in restaurants. The channel also has some Western desserts (like German nut wedges or Nussecke) since the chef has lived in Germany. The videos are in Cantonese but there are English annotations in all videos. Here is a one on a popular Chinese breakfast item (my favorite!), ha gao or shrimp dumpling.



Maangchi has videos dating to 1997 so her Korean cooking show has been going on a while. That means you’ll find all kinds of recipe videos on Korean dishes, including updated videos on making kimchi, japchae and a lot of other Korean goodies. Here is a video of the Korean-style, twice-fried chicken.



I know Joshua listed a Japanese cooking channel (CookingWithDog) in his article Get Cooking With These 6 YouTube Channels Being a fast food aficionado, I recently recognized that it was high time for me to get back in the kitchen. I've spent way too long eating my meals on the run, and I'm sure... Read More , but Runnyrunny999 is another great channel with a large collection of Japanese video recipes. I’ve actually made his version of gyudon (thin beef slices with onions over white rice) so I encourage you to try his dishes as well. Here is the gyudon recipe for those interested.

So this is definitely an incomplete round-up of YouTube cooking channels. What channels would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Ace
    December 2, 2018 at 7:13 am

    How can Laura Vitale be so popular? She's like listening to Fran Drescher but without the comedy!

  2. Marley
    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I am not a big YouTuber YET. But I would love to be feature here next time. I teach Brazilian food recipes and much more.
    Check out my channel

  3. Philip
    December 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I'm a huge fan of ChefSteps. Lots of sous vide recipes, but not completely laden with that alone.

  4. Angela
    July 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

    I like CookingandCrafting. Easy stuff for me to follow.

  5. Sacha
    June 11, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I second Nerdy Nummies!! <3

  6. Scott
    April 10, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I really like Prep to Plate, it's one of the only channels that focuses on the food and all the videos are really easy to follow

  7. Neo
    March 14, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    What about Bubble Child or Nerdy Nummies

  8. Anonymous
    October 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I am a foodlover. There is a useful channel you have to check out "Helen Recipes" . It is extraordinary. Cheers

  9. David
    May 5, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Wow, thanks for all the great suggestions!

    I really like and her videos:)

  10. Bob
    May 3, 2015 at 9:19 pm
    Australian Food channel with 1,000 delicious videos on all aspects of food. All aspects and cuisines covered with plenty of tips and tricks too. More kitchen videos than any other Aussie youtuber, something for everyone. Cheeky is very helpful and knowledgable. You should check out their channel

  11. Ashley
    February 12, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Well done Jessica.....some excellent cooking clips with the best of the best demonstrating high quality recipes

  12. Katerina Giannakopoulou
    February 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    What about Greek Food? I've just started a cooking channel called KaterinalitleKitchen! I upload mainly greek recipes!Check it out!

  13. lauren
    December 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Entertaining with beth, honeysuckle catering and ochikeron are my favs!

  14. Burnout syndrom
    December 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Very good post. Thank you very much. I coming back again later.

  15. Love cupcakes
    December 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The up and coming! Just over a year old and millions of views decorating cupcakes and cake pops!

  16. REJOSH
    September 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

    all looking great.if any one intrested in indian cooking check this website

  17. Desi
    September 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Do you believe that cooking shows through Youtube influence/ or help people at home to cook on their own?

  18. Rhiannon
    August 27, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Wow I loved seeing that the top 5 are channels I am already subscribed to, will definately check out the other few

  19. Prabha Rani
    August 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I bookmarked this page. It's very useful. Thanks!

  20. Alejandro
    August 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Let's not forget about
    They are great for those that know nothing about cooking.

  21. joyce
    August 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm


  22. Marie
    August 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hilah is pretty awesome too!

  23. Andrea Kosteli?
    August 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    one of my favorite channels is channel of Chef Todd Mohr ( he's really great in explaining, I get his newsletter and I talked to him through e-mails about some cooking stuff...

  24. fatin
    August 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Awesome list!!!! I would add joyofbaking channel for superb dessert

  25. Igor Rizvi?
    August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    My gf is gonna love this,she loves cooking.Thanks alot :)

  26. lance burn
    August 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    al have a curry

  27. Saikat Basu
    August 14, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Super list Jessica. Even though Indian cuisine is missing. There are some great Indian cooking channels too like Show Me The Curry

    I like StartCooking too which is a very basic channel (not Indian) -

    • Jessica Cam Wong
      August 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Cool suggestions, Saikat! I did have Vahchef whose focus is Indian food by the way. :)

  28. Charles Babb
    August 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

    This is a must bookmark page!

  29. Kar
    August 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Don't forget yoyomax12!

    This woman is flipping awesome at making baked goods and decorating cupcakes with things you find in your grocery store, like fruit roll-ups and gumdrops.

    She also occasionally posts a cooking video.