Our Favorite Food Sharing Sites (2024)

Do you submit your blog recipes to food sharing sites? These recipe aggregator sites help recipe creators by amplifying their content to new audiences and driving traffic back to their blogs.

The Pinch of Yum page on Foodgawker with the title of this blog post ('Our Favorite Food Sharing Sites (2024)') across the top.

As a recipe creator, you can submit your recipes to these food sharing sites, and then these sites will display and feature those recipes. These food sharing sites are all a little different, but submitting your content to them can be part of an effective traffic-building strategy, especially when you’re just starting out.

One quick note before we dive in — over the years, many food sharing sites have come and gone. Even Foodgawker isn’t the most reliable anymore (the site is often down). These days, many social media platforms (like Pinterest) perform similar functions to the food sharing sites of yesteryear.

That being said, before you start submitting your recipes to a food sharing site, it’s important to check when the most recent posts on the site are dated. If there aren’t any recipes posted within the last month or so, don’t waste your time!

Let’s dive into some of our favorite food sharing sites!

Foodgawker

Note: As of June 2024, the Foodgawker site is down and is listed as ‘for sale.’ We will monitor the situation and update this post as we learn more!

When you think of food-sharing sites, Foodgawker probably first comes to mind. It’s one of many “gawker” websites, but Foodgawker is where you’ll want to submit your recipes.

The homepage of Foodgawker.

Foodgawker needs to accept your recipe before they actually post it, and they review each photo to make sure that the food looks appealing, that the white balance looks natural, and that the composition is tempting.

We like Foodgawker because content creators submit links to their recipes, rather than the full recipes themselves. This means that if a Foodgawker user wants your recipe, they’ll need to go to your site to get it.

Pro Tip: When you submit your recipes to Foodgawker, make sure you include an enticing description to help encourage clicks through to your site! Your description will be shown directly under your photo on Foodgawker’s feed.

Yummly

Yummly is a unique food sharing site-meets-personalized recipe aggregator. Users can save recipes, plan meals, and more all on the site, so it’s essentially a recipe collection app for readers.

Screenshot of the Yummly homepage.

You can add your recipes to Yummly by adding a Yum button to your site (more details here), so if your readers are already using Yummly, it could be a really great way to get your content on the platform.

FoodYub

FoodYub is another option amongst the user-submitted recipe sharing sites. You can sign-up for FoodYub for free and submit your own recipes to the site. Each recipe image links directly back to your blog!

Screenshot of the FoodYub homepage.

Recipes on FoodYub can be sorted by category or by ‘most clicked’ or ‘most recent’ etc.

Trivet Recipes

We are also big fans of Trivet Recipes (and not just because it was actually founded by one of our FBP members)!

Screenshot of the Trivet Recipes homepage.

After signing up for Trivet Recipes, submitting your recipes is super simple, and users can filter recipes by category or even search to find exactly what they’re looking for.

Spillt

We had one of the Founders of Spillt on The Food Blogger Pro Podcast in 2023 and immediately fell in love with their mission to build a recipe-sharing app designed to drive traffic to food blogs.

Spillt is a social app that allows users to save, rate, review, and share recipes. There is also a plugin that automatically shares newly posted recipes to Spillt and also adds the recipe reviews and ratings back to your site! You can read more about why food bloggers like the app here.

Sreenshot of the Spillt app home screen.

Punchfork

Last but not least, Punchfork! The site (and/or app) displays ingredients for each recipe, but not the directions (so users need to click through to the food blog for the full recipe).

Screenshot of the Punchfork homepage.

While you can’t submit individual recipes to Punchfork, you can submit your food blog to be considered for the site using this form.

An important note…

All food sharing sites have different sizing and editing recommendations that you should consider before you submit your recipes to each site.

Question: Do you have a favorite food sharing site? Let us know in the comments!

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137 Comments

  1. How do I link my blog to a Tasty Kitchen Recipe Submission? The form only asks for my name, email address, recipe, and photo. How will viewers know it’s from my website or be able to click to it?

  2. Wonderful artice! Thank you.

    I’m however wondering how do you register for submitting photos with Healthy apperture?

    When you click on Submit button there’s only login page, not create new account for example. If you know, that would be wonderful 🙂

    Thank you 🙂

  3. I could use some help. I’ve been submitting my recipes to the aggregators you recommend and I know that several of the recipes are now on their websites, but when I use my backlink checker tool, none of these submissions are showing up as backlinks. I do see traffic coming from them in Google though. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi Kate,

      What backlink checker tool are you using? I’d be interested to look into this!

      Also, when you go into Google Analytics, are the websites showing up under Acquisition –> Referrals?

  4. thanks for sharing this valuable article! can I submit my blog articles here, so I have just started my blog for my restaurant business. your feedback and suggestions are most welcome

  5. I am one of the co-founders of a food sharing site called Trivet Recipes. One thing that makes us different is that there is no submission-and-waiting process. Once you sign up for a free account, you can start posting your material right away!

  6. Thanks for this article. I’ve been trying to learn more about back linking for food bloggers and this post is very helpful and informative.

  7. Do you happen to know if Tasty Kitchen has an approval process that takes some time? I ask because I signed up and took quite a long time submitting a few recipes (it takes a while to input all the ingredients! Phew!) and now there’s no sign of them anywhere! Any thoughts? Am I missing something? They don’t seem to have a place to go for support or I would ask them directly. TIA!

    1. Joni did you ever find out what happened to Tasty Kitchen ? It was my favorite place. I never found out, and I also lost a bunch of submitted recipes. -Trish

  8. I’m a brand new food blogger, this article was immensely helpful!! I’ve been blogging about pets for years but I had no idea that there were so many different communities for food bloggers – life is getting so much tastier.

  9. Wonderful artice! Thank you.

    I’m however wondering how do you register for submitting photos with Healthy apperture?

    When you click on Submit button there’s only login page, not create new account for example. If you know, that would be wonderful 🙂

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi, Nelson! We’re so glad you enjoyed the article. 🙂

      I did a bit of digging, and it looks like the Healthy Aperture site might not be active anymore. Are you able to access the link on your end?

      https://healthyaperture.com/

      If that is the case, we’ll make sure to update the blog post accordingly!

  10. thank you for the such a wonderful blog by sharing unique food sharing site-meets-personalized recipe aggregator and experience more tasty food by this sharing we will learn to make new food. i request you to please continue more.

  11. We have launched new recipes every week on our website but want to share our recipes on third party websites. I googled some websites then I found this blog. This is a great valuable post for me and I got listed my recipes in Trivet.

    Thanks for sharing this blog. Extremly Helpful

  12. I am really impressed that you put together good and useful information on favorite food-sharing sites for free that demand our attention. Thanks, Keep sharing.

  13. Thank you Leslie. I am happy to find 3 sites for submission. But there are many more sites where you can submit your original food recipes and food photographs. I came to this page in search of such sites. I understand that you have mentioned only those which are your favorite.

    Pls also consider including sites like – Dishfolio, FindingVegan, RecipeLion, Foodyub, etc. in this list. It will certainly enrich this post and will be much more helpful for your audience.

    I want to thank you very much for this article and hope you will consider my suggestion. Cheers!

    1. Thanks so much for all the suggestions, Ananvita — this is awesome! We’ll keep these in mind and potentially add them in the next time we update this post. 😊 Thanks for reading!

    2. Oh wow Ananvita! Thanks for adding those ones.

      I did some research on those sites. It turns out RecipeLion is the only one that gets lots of traffic, although Foodyub is growing. The design of both Dishfolio & Foodyub are great. RecipeLion has multiple email subscription pop-ups, so I bounced like most people would.

      When you check for

      1. Thank you for this list! I used to visit food gawker daily but it’s not been functioning in recent months. Happy to have alternatives.

  14. Also there are https://yummyrecipe.co
    Registration is completely free, after completing the registration process, members can add their recipes to the site. Recipes on the site lead directly to the full recipe on the site where they are posted. All the details of the recipe do not need to be included.

  15. Hello FBP team,
    I just launched my website on 1/1/23, and so far, I only have 8 posts up. I really want to start building backlinks and all that. Will these food-sharing sites help with building backlinks for my site at all? It is hard to do backlinking as a new blogger because who would trust my site with a DA of 1?? My other question is should I wait on posting on these food-sharing sites until I build larger collections of posts (like 30 to 50 posts) before I even dip my toes in backlinking and posting on food-sharing sites? Please advice. You guys are God send… I really don’t know how I can ever start a food blog without your guidance. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Janice! Great questions. I’d recommend listening to this podcast episode, which chats more about DA. I’d also suggest reading this article for more info about backlinks. But I do think that, in general, you’re right to focus on quality content creation right now – that’s the most important thing!

  16. Thanks for sharing these amazing and informative list of food sharing sites. It’s always great to discover new sources of inspiration in the kitchen. Your effort in compiling this list is appreciated, and I look forward to exploring these sites. Keep posting more, and thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us!

  17. Sure, here are five popular food sharing websites:

    1. Cookpad: Cookpad is a user-generated recipe sharing platform where people can upload and browse recipes, as well as connect with other food enthusiasts.

    2. Allrecipes: Allrecipes is a popular website for finding and sharing recipes. Users can access a wide array of recipes, cooking tips, and can also submit their own recipes to the platform.

    3. Food52: Food52 is a community-driven platform where users can share their favorite recipes, engage in food-related discussions, and participate in cooking contests.

    4. Tasty: Tasty is known for its engaging recipe videos on various social media platforms and also has a website where users can access recipes, cooking tips, and share their own culinary creations.

    5. Yummly: Yummly is a food recommendation and recipe sharing platform that offers personalized recipe suggestions based on users’ preferences. Users can also save and share recipes with others on the platform.

  18. Hello FBP team,
    I just launched my website on 21/1/24, and so far, I only have 3 posts up. I really want to start building backlinks and all that. Will these food-sharing sites help with building backlinks for my site at all? It is hard to do backlinking as a new blogger because who would trust my site with a DA of 1?https://jasmineskitchen.com

    1. Hi Jasmine! Great question. Food sharing sites will help with building your backlinks (though this will mostly come with time)! I wouldn’t worry to much about your DA at this point. Focus on optimizing for SEO and creating good content above all else right now!

  19. Hi Leslie,
    Thank you for the valuable info! Do you have an updated list including all the great recommendations from the comments? I think this would definitely benefit your readers.

  20. Hi there! I saw that you posted your favorite food sharing sites and that Foodgawker is number one. I have been tryinbg since November 2023 to reach Foodgawker support with no luck! Since mid-October, none of my new recipe submissions have been seen. And now, every time I go in it says they’re “Power is Out.” Any recommendations on how to reach someone there? I’ve tried every avenue I could think of! Thank you!
    — Lesli

    1. Hi Lesli! I wouldn’t say Foodgawker is our #1 recommendation — it’s just first on the list! First off, I’d highlight this part of the blog post:

      “One quick note before we dive in — over the years, many food sharing sites have come and gone. Even Foodgawker isn’t the most reliable anymore (the site is often down). These days, many social media platforms (like Pinterest) perform similar functions to the food sharing sites of yesteryear.
      That being said, before you start submitting your recipes to a food sharing site, it’s important to check when the most recent posts on the site are dated. If there aren’t any recipes posted within the last month or so, don’t waste your time!”

      Food sharing sites definitely aren’t what they used to be. If your time is in short supply, we’d usually recommend focusing on something like SEO or Pinterest instead to drive traffic. That being said, we get questions all the time about food sharing sites and they can still be a traffic driver for some. We are particularly big fans of Spillt (which we added to the post this year) because it’s new, run really well, and is focused on driving traffic back to blogs. If you don’t have time to post to any of these, don’t sweat it! But since these sites are a FAQ for us, we like to have resources for those interested and keep it as up to date as possible.

      Hope that helps!

  21. Is Foodgawker active? I have some submissions from recent and from almost a year ago that are sitting in limbo. I also reached out to their support a couple weeks ago and haven’t heard anything back.

    1. Hi Kaeleigh! Foodgawker is notoriously unreliable. That’s why we added this bit to the blog post:

      One quick note before we dive in — over the years, many food sharing sites have come and gone. Even Foodgawker isn’t the most reliable anymore (the site is often down). These days, many social media platforms (like Pinterest) perform similar functions to the food sharing sites of yesteryear.

      I wouldn’t waste too much time on Foodgawker, just because it is unreliable. Food sharing sites definitely aren’t what they used to be. If your time is in short supply, we’d usually recommend focusing on something like SEO or Pinterest instead to drive traffic. That being said, we get questions all the time about food sharing sites and they can still be a traffic driver for some. We are particularly big fans of Spillt (which we added to the post this year) because it’s new, run really well, and is focused on driving traffic back to blogs. If you don’t have time to post to any of these, don’t sweat it! But since these sites are a FAQ for us, we like to have resources for those interested and keep it as up-to-date as possible.

      Hope that helps!

  22. Foodgawker has not been active for a long time. I have recipes I submitted a couple years ago that are still sitting in the que. When it was active, all my recipes were accepted. You should probably take that out.

    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for the feedback and thanks for reading. Foodgawker is currently active (just checked this morning and the most recent recipe is from April 2024). It is absolutely not as active or consistent as it used to be. But that’s exactly why we included this note:

      One quick note before we dive in — over the years, many food sharing sites have come and gone. Even Foodgawker isn’t the most reliable anymore (the site is often down).

      It definitely isn’t the most reliable! But it is one of the most well-known, so we wanted to include it in our list.

  23. This is a really useful list, thanks! I’m particularly interested in trying Spillt since their mission to drive traffic to food blogs aligns with my goals.

  24. Is Foodgawker permanently down? I submitted recipes after reading this post earlier this year. I keep checking to determine if it made it, but now I understand it is for sale.

    1. It looks like it is down as they try to sell the site. We added this little blurb earlier this week:

      Note: As of June 2024, the Foodgawker site is down and is listed as ‘for sale.’ We will monitor the situation and update this post as we learn more!

      And will keep the post updated as we learn more!