Here are some of my all-time favorite food bloggers the internet has to offer- those from whom I draw inspiration for my own cooking, photography, and food blogging practice. In this list you’ll find Black bloggers that share vegan/plant-based recipes, African cuisine, air fryer, Instant Pot, and slow cooker recipes, Caribbean and Jamaican cuisine, Southern soul food, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and more all-around delicious healthy, wholesome recipes.
Food blogging is an industry, just like other industries. And Black bloggers face barriers in it, just like with other businesses. In reflecting on my business practices this week I realized I had a striking lack of inclusivity in the way I run my blog.
This week, I’m pausing all food content and creation. Instead, I’m focusing on an actionable plan for inclusivity and anti-racism as a permanent pillar of how I run my business, alongside continued activism in my personal life.
I invite you to reflect on your own internet browsing to uplift Black bloggers and their businesses. Sustained, small acts like this can help change larger, systemic issues faced by the Black community for truly meaningful change.
- Visit these websites and subscribe to their email lists.
- Follow and engage with these bloggers on their social channels.
- Make their recipes. Then, comment on their posts and give them five-star ratings if you enjoyed the food.
- Share their recipes with your friends and family. Be sure to direct them to their actual websites, rather than sharing screenshots of recipes.
- Pin their recipes to pinterest.
- If you have your own website, link to their recipes on your own platform.
- Buy products through their affiliate links, or purchase their cookbooks or courses they offer.
- Or do whatever you normally do to support and engage with influencers and bloggers!
Together, we can do this. Today, tomorrow, next week, next year, and forever.
Without further ado, here are some of the most amazingly talented Black Food Bloggers the internet has to offer!
Note: this list is not exhaustive. To search a database of hundreds of Black Food Bloggers’ sites, please visit this Black Food Bloggers Custom Search tool!
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Jessica from Jessica in the Kitchen cooks up delicious, easy, and balanced vegan recipes. She also shares guides, tips, and tricks related to her eating philosophy and her cheerful personality and love of food permeates through her entire blog!
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Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes shares classic recipes made accessible for modern cooks. She specializes in baking and soul food and has been featured on multiple media outlets including The Today show, The Food Network, and more. You’ve got to check out her decadent desserts and savory soul food!
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You’re going to want to visit Brittany Cooper’s website for delicious recipes, but also make sure not to miss her AMAZING food videos on YouTube and drool-worthy instagram photos. On Coop Can Cook, Brittany shares mostly Cajun and Creole cuisine inspired by her Louisiana roots, as well as other cuisines.
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Dani from Sweet & Sorrel shares Caribbean-inspired recipes that are healthy, delicious, and mostly meat-free. If you’re looking for flavorful recipes for meatless Monday and beautifully photographed food with fresh ingredients, check it out!
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Eric Jones, a self-proclaimed “country boy,” cooks up recipes that don’t skimp on flavor but are simple, made with clean ingredients, and don’t include pork or shellfish. His recipes are inspired by his roots in Louisiana and his knowledge about cooking from his grandmothers and mother. His recipes are a perfect balance of decadence, comfort, and wholesomeness!
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Andrew and Larisha work together to run Make It Dairy Free, a vegan and plant-based blog that’s a wonderful resource for anyone looking for dairy-free, egg-free, and other allergen-free recipes, or just wants to eat fewer animal products! The photography is gorgeous and the recipes are unique and accessible.
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Marrekus and Krysten are a husband and wife team bringing scrumptious, fresh recipes on their blog, Cooks with Soul. You’re going to have a hard time resisting cooking every single one of their drool-worthy, beautifully photographed recipes, ranging from Southern, Louisiana-inspired cuisine to seafood and BBQ to all kinds of other food.
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Zainab from A Classic Twist shares classic, seasonal recipes with bold twists and flavors from all types of cuisines. Her recipes are inspired by travel and global flavors and range from sweet to savory to everything in-between. From sides, main dishes, desserts, appetizers, snacks, and more, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for on her blog!
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Amanda from A Cookie Named Desire not only wins the award for the BEST blog name in the history of all blogs, but runs a beautifully curated, easy-to-navigate website packed full of delicious recipes. You’ll find a lot of baked goods on her blog, along with savory meals and decadent treats, and most of her recipes are suitable for beginner cooks and made with accessible ingredients. And her Kitchen Cheat Sheet is a lifesaver for ingredient conversions!
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Nicole from Brown Sugar Food Blog shares simple and easy recipes using common and affordable ingredients. She also writes about love, marriage, and her experience as a mother. You’re going to want to check out her blog for tons of fresh and easy recipes and recipe videos!
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LaKita has been cooking her whole life and shares her beautifully photographed and scratch-made recipes on her blog, Simply LaKita. Her approach to comfort food made in a modern, fresh, way will have you wanting to cook every single recipe on her blog!
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Monique from Peaches 2 Peaches draws her recipe inspiration from her grandmother, and shares delicious decadent baking recipes and treats. Her frosted cakes are almost too beautiful to eat (almost!), and her colorful photography will make you want to get baking ASAP!
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Evi is the recipe developer and cookbook author behind the blog Ev’s Eats. Her passion for food is evident in every scrumptiously photographed recipe. She’s not afraid of using lots of flavor and spices, and loves taking old recipes and simplifying them. Check out her site for more about her cookbook, Flavors of Africa, delicious recipes of all kinds, and restaurant and travel adventures as well!
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Quin from Butter Be Ready shares her love of food and photography on her blog with easy, simple, seasonable recipes for home cooks with accessible ingredients. She describes food in this way: “food is more than nourishment; it’s a way to get to know someone different from you and it’s a way to show love.” You’re going to be so inspired by her beautiful photos and simple, unique recipes!
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Michelle from Healthier Steps shares vegan and (mostly) gluten-free recipes made with natural ingredients and no refined sugars. Her recipes are full of flavor and globally inspired, and she loves taking recipes from all different countries and “veganizing” them!
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Ashlea from All The Healthy Things shares gluten-free recipes packed with flavor with accessible ingredients you can easily find. She specializes in real food recipes you can make in one skillet, 30 minute meals, and healthier versions of favorite desserts! Her philosophy is all about balance, so she also shares information about natural beauty, non-toxic household cleaners, and more.
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Jehan from the blog Jehan Can Cook is originally from Guyana, and began blogging about cuisine from Guyana and the Carribean after realizing there was a lack of authentic recipes online. She loves sharing both truly authentic recipes as well as modernized versions!
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Erika from Black Girls Who Brunch is a Houston-based blogger who mostly shares food finds from around Houston, but also other food-based city guides and some unique recipes as well! If you’re based in Houston or close-by, this blog is a must-follow.
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On her blog Low Carb Africa, Tayo Oredola shares mouth-watering African recipes that are packed full of spicy flavor, as well as African fusion recipes with spices and flavors from other global cuisines. You’ll find gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb recipes, written with the philosophy that no matter what kind of diet you follow, it’s so much easier to maintain if the food tastes delicious!
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Davinah from Dr. Davinah’s Eats shares keto and low-carb comfort food as a way to enjoy nostalgic, comforting recipes without the guilt! From keto desserts to mouthwatering main dishes, if you enjoy a low-carb diet you’re going to want to check this blog out ASAP.
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Vallery Lomas from the blog Foodie in New York competed, and WON, season 3 of the Great American Baking Show! She shares recipes on her blog, has a cookbook scheduled to be released in 2021, and has a beautiful instagram feed involving all her delicious baking recipes.
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Wendy and Jess from the blog Food Heaven are both Registered Dietitians with Master’s degrees in nutrition (as well as BFFs). Alongside sharing colorful, healthy, and delicious recipes, they dive into issues surrounding food and health such as health at every size, food and culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. Follow along for a lighthearted and holistic approach to nutrition!
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Natasha from the blog Natasha Cooked shares her passion for whole foods that are packed with flavor in her recipes. She loves thinking holistically about food as it relates to health, tradition, culture, and accessibility. On her website and especially her Instagram account, you’ll find plant-based recipes that are simple and delicious!
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Angela from The Kitchenista Diaries is very active on Instagram and posts recipes of all kinds that are made with fresh ingredients and packed with flavor! Whether you’re looking for a main dish, side, dessert, or appetizer, you’ve got to check out her page for some delicious inspiration.
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After seeing a striking lack of healthy slow cooker recipes made with unprocessed ingredients on the internet, Shannon from the blog Fit Slow Cooker Queen set out to share delicious and healthy crockpot recipes! She has branched out into other gadgets, like air fryer recipes, and you’ll find a little bit of everything on her blog- from breakfast, to appetizers, to main courses, to desserts.
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Darius from the blog Sugarless Crystals posts keto and low carb recipes, including recipes you would not expect to easily be able to make keto or low carb (from cookies to pancakes to fries and everything in-between!). Follow him on YouTube for easy to follow and detailed recipe videos.
Do you have any favorite Black food bloggers that aren’t on this list? Please share their websites in the comments below!