Our Favorite Food Sharing Sites (2022)

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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.

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.

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

Foodgawker

When you think of food-sharing sites, Foodgawker probably first comes to mind. It’s one of many β€œgawker” websites (Weddinggawker is another example of a post aggregate site!), but Foodgawker is where you’ll want to submit your recipes.

Screenshot of the Foodgawker homepage

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. You can read more about Foodgawker’s criteria and submission guidelines here.

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.

Trivet Recipes

Last but not least, we wanted to mention Trivet Recipes! And Trivet Recipes is near and dear to our heart because it was actually founded by one of our FBP members. (How cool is that?)

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.

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.

Luckily, we have a course on Food Blogger Pro all about food sharing sites! It covers best practices to increase your chances of getting your photos accepted to food sharing sites, caption tips, and tagging guidelines.

Want to get access to our full Food Sharing Sites course?

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

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  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 πŸ™‚

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. Hi, Nelson! We’re so glad you enjoyed the article. πŸ™‚

      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 β€” 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!