Social media can be a great way to connect with all kinds of people throughout the world and learn new things every day. Once the pandemic hit in 2020, TikTok quickly became one of the most used social media platforms among all age groups.
One of the most popular types of content on TikTok is, you guessed it: Food!
TikTok is packed with tons of at-home chefs at all different experience levels who share recipes, food inspiration, and tutorials in a short, easy-to-follow format.
So, we’ve rounded up some of the best TikTok foodies on the platform right now that you can turn to for recipe inspiration. Let’s get into it!
Food Content on TikTok
The great thing about at-home chefs on TikTok is that there is such a wide range of expertise. Most of the content is super easy to follow, so you’re able to find foods and recipes that best match your experience level and lifestyle.
Here are some of the different types of content you’ll see on foodie TikTok:
- Food hacks
- Restaurant reviews
Popular Foodies on TikTok
Shereen Pavlides is a TikTok chef with over 15 years of experience. She has hosted cooking shows on live television and has even developed recipes for food magazines. She is most commonly known for cooking in her Italian roots. Pavlides worked in restaurants for over 10 years before finally going to culinary school in New York in 2008.
@cookingwithshereen PopOvers with a fancy festive, holiday Cranberry Butter. If I added beef or fat drippings, I’d call them Yorkshire Pudding. #cranberrybutter #foodies #cookingwithshereen #popovers ♬ original sound – Shereen Pavlides
With 4.7 million followers, viewers love her straight-to-the-point, easy-to-follow recipes. Known for her motto “because you can”, she does an amazing job of breaking all of her recipes down into simple steps that are easy for everyone to understand.
Check out her Autumn Penne Pasta recipe here.
Gabrielle Williams is most commonly known on TikTok for her Disney-inspired dishes. She is the founder of the “Disney food series” where she takes foods from various different tv shows and movies and brings them to life.
@gabby.jaye Replying to @obamassournipplehair Truly the ugliest cake I’ve ever made, but don’t focus on that. 🤣 I literally decorated it in 15 minutes! #coraline #coralinefood #laika #othermother ♬ original sound – LAIKA Studios
Through her recreation of these dishes, her goal is to bring back the magic and happiness in people’s lives that these Disney movies have provided for so many years.
Check out her recreation of the iconic dish from Ratatouille here.
Jeremy Scheck is a student at Cornell University double-majoring in both Italian and Spanish, and he also is educated in nutrition, food science, and culinary science.
In 2020, Scheck started his TikTok account to teach people how to properly make iconic dishes. In 6 months, he quickly grew his following to over 1.5 million followers. Now, he has 2.1 million loyal followers on this page.
@scheckeats I had an amazing day with @American Express and @Resy at this year’s New York Times Food Festival! Amex Card Members had access to a pop-up restaurant by world-famous chef Gabriela Cámara — my dad and I loved the tasting menu and now want to try the original restaurant in CDMX! Dining is better #withAmex. #AmexAmbassador #ad ♬ original sound – ScheckEats
He utilizes his education in both Italian and Spanish to inspire the dishes he creates. He also has recently started dabbling in being an at-home mixologist.
Check out his take on authentic Fettucine Alfredo sauce here.
Tabitha Brown, known as the world’s favorite mom, is a vegan at-home chef on TikTok. Viewers love her for her comforting voice, southern charm, and comedic qualities. She also has the ability to make intricate recipes look easy. Even if you aren’t vegan, she shares recipes that people from all walks of life will love!
@iamtabithabrown Listen the holidays ain’t holidays without the Mac-n-cheese, and yep vegan cheese be melting!!! 🙌🏾. Let’s make some!!! I used chickpea noodles for those looking for a gluten free option❤️ And this recipe is also in my cookbook❤️ #vegan #foodie #tabithabrown #macncheese #happythanksgiving ♬ original sound – Tabitha Brown
She has grown her following to 4.9 million followers on TikTok, but she also is a two-time New York Times Bestselling Author for her debut book, Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business!), and vegan cookbook, Cooking from the Spirit.
Check out her take on vegan shelled seafood here.
Ana M. Regalado
Ana M. Regalado, also known as @saltycocina, is a mother and grandmother who loves to cook for her entire family. Most of her recipes are rooted in her Hispanic culture, but she also posts a lot of basic cooking tutorials for beginner at-home chefs.
She initially began her TikTok account to create a visual cookbook for her own children to reference. Viewers from all around the world started to love her content, and now she has grown to a following of 2.5 million followers just on TikTok. She even now has her own cookbook!
Check out her take on Creamy Chipotle Enchiladas here.
Ahmad Alzahabi, also known as The Golden Balance, makes a variety of different dishes, but he mainly focuses on foods rooted in his middle eastern culture. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Alzahabi started cooking when he was a young boy, and now he has one of the biggest followings on foodie TikTok at only 25 years old.
@thegoldenbalance Brazilian Lemonade 😮💨😈 #thegoldenbalance ♬ Puff – Hany Beats
Additionally, earlier in 2022, he started a series on his page called “The Ramadan Chronicles,” where he takes viewers through his journey of fasting and what he ate when he wasn’t fasting.
Check out his Shirazi Salad recipe here.
Robert Lucas, also known as @thesweetimpact, is a self-taught baker and cake artist. He is known for recreating iconic pop culture designs including Space Jam, Nike Air Jordans, and Beauty and the Beast.
@thesweetimpact A Gingerbread House made of cake instead of cookies #cakedecorating #christmascake #gingerbreadhouse ♬ original sound – Robert Lucas
Believe it or not, Lucas only got started in 2019 with no artistic background. Before he got started in cake decorating, he was an IT technician in Statesboro, Georgia. Now, he has 2.3 million followers, and he is one of the most well-known TikTok cake decorators. Viewers love him for his realistic take on cake design, as he also keeps bloopers and mistakes in all of his content.
Check out his Nike Air Jordan cake design here.
Newton Nguyen makes everything from instructional cooking videos to food hacks to restaurant reviews. He first started his account in the midst of the pandemic where he taught himself to cook just from YouTube videos.
Korean Short Ribs! Newtie’s Hot Sauce releasing this Friday 💜 ٩꒰｡•◡•｡꒱۶♬ original sound – newt
Now, he has 10.2 million followers on TikTok. Viewers love him for his youthful, energetic personality that inspires many other young at-home chefs to try creating their own dishes or replicating his.
Check out his Korean Short Rib recipe here.
Violet Witchel started her TikTok journey when she was finishing up college during the pandemic. Her content focuses on having a healthy lifestyle and relationship with food even while being at college. Some of her most popular posts are dorm-room recipes.
@violet.cooks Steak with chimichurri and whiskey #chimichurri #kingenergy ♬ Forever – Single Version – The Little Dippers
With over 2.1 million followers, viewers love Witchel for her realistic take on making food. She breaks down all of her recipes and tutorials into simple step-by-step instructions that are easy for everyone to understand.
Check out her gluten-free french onion soup recipe here.