Best food television shows for summer, beat the heat and binge watch tasty TV


Looking for the best food television shows for the summer? When it is too hot to be outside, why not grab the remote and watch some tasty TV.

The best food television shows range from popular Food Network competitions to destination inspired foodie travel, the options for summer watching are many. Whether you are looking to be inspired by food trends or just trying to enjoy a lazy day on the couch, these food shows just might make you a little hungry.

Here are FoodSided’s top food television shows for the summer.

The Great Food Truck Race

The popular Food Network competition show returns for another summer competition. This season, the food trucks travel throughout the East Coast. What beach eats will they discover?

Best Baker in America

This Food Network show will crown its champion. These elevated, talented bakers are putting on a baking master class. What impeccable dessert will earn a baker a win?

MASTERCHEF: Host/judge Gordon Ramsay in the “Season Premiere” season premiere episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX.

MasterChef Season 10

Since it is MasterChef’s 10th anniversary season, everything is bigger in this season’s competition. From traveling to London to amazing celebrity chef guests, these home cooks will definitely get the all-star treatment.

Hosts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir during the Cake Round, Wedding Cake for Meilani and Kevin, Say Yes to the Wedding (Dress) Cake, as seen on Wedding Cake Championship, Season 1.

Wedding Cake Championship

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir return as hosts of this short summer series. Will these wedding cakes be classic or outrageous?

The Chef Show

Do you remember the Jon Favreau movie where he played a food truck chef? In this Netflix show, Favreau reunites with Roy Choi for a food-centric show. From celebrity friends to food trends, this show will be fun and possibly educational.

Host Kardea Brown, as seen on Cupcake Championship, Season 1. photo provided by Food Network

Cupcake Championship

Food Network brings this new baking competition to its summer line-up. Starting July 1, these cupcake artists battle for supremacy. The five week competition will show that the cupcake might be small but the artistry is impressive.

Host Casey Webb posing with the Frito Pie Challenge at Tin Roof in Charlotte, as seen on Man v. Food, Season 4. photo provided by Cooking Challenge

Man v. Food

Are you prepared for a new series of epic eating challenges? Casey Webb traverses the U.S. in search of the most impressive, gigantic and extraordinary menu items. Will food win or will mighty Casey prevail?


While not necessarily a “real” food show, the Starz drama brings entertainment to the restaurant world. From the drama between front of house and back of house to navigating the management, can everything be solved over a really good glass of wine?

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What are your favorite food television shows? What should be added to our list?