35 Delicious Food Inspired Website Designs

“Mouth-watering” probably isn’t a word you would think of using to describe web design, but that’s exactly the one that comes to mind when looking at these 35 sites inspired by and focusing on food.

Big Apple Hot Dogs
New York-style hot dogs in London. Their cartoony dogs are so adorable you might not even want to eat them!

Big Apple Hot Dogs

Woki Tokee
This site for what appears to be a Chinese/Mexican fusion restaurant features vibrant, cartoony images of their food all over the main page.

Woki Tokee

Gojee
So food-centric that when you go to this recipe site you are immediately treated to a gorgeous, page-filling image of a meal.

Gojee


Pro Foods
No, it’s not revolutionary for a food company to feature their product on the website, but Pro Foods nicely includes attractive images of the fruits each of their Pro Ade Protein waters are flavored with as part of the pictures.

Pro Foods

Foodspotting
This site for the food-recommending app is similar to Gojee in that it includes a big, gorgeous picture of a recipe on their main page, but they still manage to describe the product as well.

Foodspotting

Benito’s Hat
Ripe, red tomatoes, fresh green cilantro, golden tortilla chips, and a watermelon cocktail paired together on the main page? I’m sold.

Benito’s Hat

The Square Restaurant
How do you convince customers to shell out the big bucks as a fine dining establishment? Square’s amazingly vivid rotating food images on their homepage sure do help.

The Square Restaurant

G’Nosh
This UK restaurant’s site is designed to look like a chalk menu board, but also includes delectable images of foods they serve mixed in.

G’Nosh

Food, Inc.
One of the few sites on this list not selling food in some way, the site for the documentary Food, Inc. makes you think about food a bit differently (just like the movie) by immediately featuring an image of a cow stamped with a UPC label, and links to articles focusing on food.

Food, Inc.

Estates & Wine
With a name like that, you expect elegance and class, and that’s exactly what you get with images of foods, wines, and vineyards on a site dedicated to helping you pair food and wine together well.

Estates & Wine

Blush Organic Frozen Yogurt
You might be forgiven for thinking Blush’s product looks quite a bit like Pinkberry, but they get points in foodie web design by displaying the individual ingredients that go in their yogurt and pairing foods together in a way that’s visually appealing.

Blush Organic Frozen Yogurt

Yogoberry Brazil
Speaking of frozen yogurt, this site not only has pretty images of their food, but smartly uses colors on the site to complement the dishes.

Yogoberry Brazil

Flor Do Marcuja
The main image on their homepage is a gorgeous meal, and the sections you can click on are also all foods from their menu.

Flor Do Marcuja

Kraft Foods
Stunning images of perfectly made meals are all over this site, inviting you to click onward.

Kraft Foods

Culture Kitchen SF
They believe that food is about bring people together and learning about cultures as much as it is about eating. I believe that the site’s design, including beautiful food images and diagrams showing ingredients, will help them to spread the message.

Culture Kitchen SF

Jubble Bubble Tea
Who can resist a main page with an image of refreshing fruits and leaves splashed by water with their tea at the center?

Jubble Bubble Tea

Strawberryj.am
Finally, a site that has nothing to do with food. Strawberryj.am shows you what’s popular on social networks, but the site uses a jar or strawberry jam as a clever motif.

Strawberryj.am

Cake Sweet Cake
Talk about eye candy. This site is chock full of images of delectable-looking cakes for you to peruse (and hopefully order).

Cake Sweet Cake

KFC
Oh yeah. Who wouldn’t love KFC? Even just by looking at their site makes mouths water.

KFC

Porte Sainte Claire
Another high-end restaurant that gets it right. Just show us the food, people!

Porte Sainte Claire

Ness
The site for the Ness app is eye-catching with a giant background of food, as well as a number of smaller food images displayed on an iPhone screen. Better yet, they immediately state their case: it’s a food search engine. Nice.

Ness

Foodzie
The site, a food subscription service, really sells the product by including images of delicious-looking food everywhere.

Foodzie

Napoli Centrale
With pictures of food so vibrant it looks like it’s right in front of you, the only way this restaurant could make me more ready to eat their food is by somehow incorporating small.

Napoli Centrale

About Seafood
The big background picture of a seafood dish sets the mood on this site dedicated to information and recipes for seafood.

About Seafood

California Strawberries
Like strawberries? You’ll love this site that not only has incredible strawberry recipes, but amazing images of these dishes as well.

California Strawberries

Solegiallo
Is there such a thing as food porn? This catering company will have you wanting to call them up immediately with their stunning giant background images of catered meals.

Solegiallo

Orca Bay Seafoods
Feeling fishy? Head to this site to check out a color palate that brings the ocean to life.

Orca Bay Seafoods

Fundo Los Platos
A site for an organic food company that has an earthy and natural feel.

Fundo Los Platos

Oregon Food
Its simple, straightforward design houses a navigation system centered around food: food events, food trips, and places for foodies.

Oregon Food

Brew Shop
Brewing your own beer has never looked so good.

Brew Shop

Wholesome Bakery
The pictures of delicious goodies draw you in, and the text tells the story of good, sustainable food.

Wholesome Bakery

The Coastal Cupboard
See food. Learn how to cook food. Order ingredients. Enjoy!

The Coastal Cupboard

All Recipes
With images of amazing meals everywhere and a clear interface, Allrecipes.com is the go-to place for any kind of recipe you can imagine.

All Recipes

Pivo Kelt
Nothing says European beer like a screen-filling frosty pint, but this site goes further by letting you click on the beer to head to different sections.

Pivo Kelt

As you can see, there are many different ways that food can inspire site designs. The only limit, really, is your imagination.

About the Author:

Ferina Santos is part of the team behind Open Colleges, Australia’s provider of web design courses. A feisty nerd at heart with an obsession for media and vanity, she captures all her random musings with daily photographs in her blog, A Pink Banana.

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  • Michael, December 14, 2012

    Great examples of restaurant websites and other food companies. I’m a big fan of the G’Nosh site (their dips look delicious!) and the Strawberry Jam one is just fun.