17 Best Food Documentaries on Netflix in 2021

17 Best Food Documentaries on Netflix in 2021

It’s time to feast for Netflix fans. If you’re looking for some shows or documentaries to watch about food, we’ve got your back. Here’s our list of 17 best food documentaries that you can watch on Netflix right now.

Unfortunately, Netflix has a broad range of content and titles. So everyone finds something to watch for themselves. This scale ranges from action series to interesting documentaries, and of course, some food shows. There’s a bunch of food content for eating fans on the platform’s wide library. Each one of them focuses on different topics – while some of those shows are competitions, some others are about street food or reality shows. Check out the list below to have a look at the best food documentaries on Netflix that you can watch in 2021.

Street Food

Street Food is a mouth-watering docuseries that focuses on the street cuisine and food recipes of Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. “Embark on a global cultural journey into street food and discover the stories of the people who create the flavorful dishes,” says Netflix about this particular show.


Cooked is a rather unorthodox documentary when we compare it to the others, but it’s sure good. It tells of our history with food preparation through the lenses of the four natural elements: fire, water, air, and earth. You can watch its trailer below to get a sense of this brilliant four-episode docuseries.

Chef’s Table

Chef’s Table is evident by its name: it’s about chefs. Each episode of it focuses on a different prominent chef, and how they run their kitchen.

The Chef Show

Writer, director, and food enthusiast Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi explore food in and out of the kitchen with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends in this show.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Chef David Chang, who’s accompanied by a celebrity guest, travels and explores a different city, its cuisine, and its culture in each episode of this show.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This one is a documentary on the experienced sushi master Jiro Ono, his famous restaurant in Tokyo, and his relationship with his son and future heir, Yoshikazu.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt Fat Acid Heat is a docuseries that inspects the vitals of a great dish, as we can understand from its name. It’s based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book of the same name.

Somebody Feed Phil

Phil Rosenthal hosts and stars in this food show, in which he goes around the world and tries tasty dishes while entertaining us.

Taco Chronicles

Guess what? This show tells us about tacos. Each episode of Taco Chronicles focuses on a different type of taco, exploring everything from its background to how it’s made.

The Final Table (2018)

This one is a competition that brings world-class chefs together to earn their places at the Final Table.

Ugly Delicious (2018)

In this show, famous chef David Chang travels around the world and tastes different foods from different cultures.

Flavorful Origins

This long-lasting docuseries explores some local Chinese dishes, their stories, and the local people who make them.

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

Chef Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries. Check out the trailer below.

Fresh, Fried & Crispy

Food critic Daym Drops travels all around the USA to find the best-fried chicken in all kinds of restaurants.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

This documentary – or biopic, if you will – focuses on an influential chef in American cuisine, Jeremiah Tower, and his influence.


Barbecue focuses on how barbecue is a universal ritual that brings us closer.

For Grace

This movie focuses on a dedicated chef who’s willing to sacrifice everything to reach his goals in the kitchen.

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