It’s not hard to find a great cooking channel on YouTube, but there are a few that are so much better when you’re stoned. So kick back, light up, and satisfy your cravings for YouTube munchies with our picks, in no particular order.
1. Cooking with Dog
Cooking with Dog is a channel you don’t want to miss. What is it?
Well, it’s just like it sounds: cooking. With a dog. More specifically, a mysterious Japanese chef and her dog Francine. Imagine the narrator as the voice for the dog and it gets way more entertaining.
We can’t decide if the dog or the chef is the real star here, but it’s worth a lengthy conversation with your friends while you all munch together.
The recipe we’ve shared here is Yaki Gyoza, more commonly known as fried dumplings. Sure it’s a bit of work to make all those little dumplings, but the payoff is so worth it.
2. You Suck at Cooking
You Suck at Cooking is a hilarious look at cooking. The description of the channel says it best: “No bullsh*t. Just cooking. (except for all the bullsh*t).
The channel has something for everyone – from how to chop an onion to the Game Day Artichoke Dip that features chopping with a knifesketball.
The video above features a munchie staple: mac n’ cheese. Quick, easy, and delicious. This modified mac and cheese features many different ways to change up your macaroni. From adding hot sauce to making something called shallomoni and peppreese. We love the off the wall methods to time your noodles. It’s a must watch!
3. Binging with Babish
No YouTube roundup would be complete without a little Binging with Babish. Babish teaches you how to cook by showing you popular recipes from movies and TV.
The Krabby Patty from SpongeBob Squarepants is the most requested dish on the channel. Babish takes a stab at it – even with the secret ingredient you’ll have to watch to find out what it is.
The perfectly cooked burger is assembled with the works – we’re sure SpongeBob would approve. Once he bites into the Krabby Patty, Babish shows you a way to enhance and hack the recipe for healthier eating.
4. Epic Meal Time
Epic Meal Time is another one of those musts to have on any YouTube chef roundup. Epic Meal Time features recipes that dreams are made of like Nutella pancakes and Italian Sushi.
Fast Food Lasagna starts off with a purchase of 15 Big Macs with a liter of Big Mac sauce. It continues with 15 more burgers from 2 more fast food joints. It’s pretty funny to see how these crazy orders trip up the fast food staff.
The 45 burgers are combined with bacon, Jack Daniels, and a few other ingredients to make an epic Fast Food Lasagna that will have your mouth watering for more. This is probably one of the most unique recipes we’ve seen.
5. How to Cook That
How to Cook That with Ann Reardon features creative sweets you won’t see anywhere else. To make it super easy to binge watch your secret obsession, Ann has playlists full of her main categories: cake, chocolate, dessert, and macarons and sweet snacks.
Her Magic Chocolate Lava Cake video shown above had our mouths watering in a big way. Be prepared, you’ll probably need a chocolate fix after watching this video. There’s something hypnotic about Ann’s voice and mixing skills that makes this a great video to watch.
6. Alex French Guy Cooking
Alex French Guy Cooking is just like sounds: a French guy named Alex, cooking.
His channel features cooking DIYs, equipment hacks, and recipes. One of his more popular series was the instant ramen videos. He covers DIY ramen broths, noodles, and the full DIY ramen soup.
The video we’ve shared features 4 instant ramen hacks to upgrade your ramen. Alex shows step by step how he takes his ramen to the next level.
The video is full of words you won’t be able to pronounce and bacon. You may not be able to grab a bowl of Alex’s upgraded ramen but thankfully, there’s nothing easier than a package of instant ramen.
7. Souped Up Recipes
Souped Up Recipes is a smaller channel, but definitely one you don’t want to miss. The channel features Chinese and Asian recipes prepared by a chef named Mandy. She shares some of your favorite Chinese take-out recipes as well as some you’ve probably never heard of before.
Mandy’s way of making fried rice is simple and delicious. Many people cook fried rice by starting with cooking the rice and onions in oil, but Mandy has a unique approach. She starts with an interesting combination: oil and egg whites. She then mixes the rice with egg yolks before cooking.
We’re sure you haven’t seen fried rice prepared like this before, but you’ll be ready to get into the kitchen and try it by the time you’re done watching it.
8. Felicitas Pizarro
Felicitas Pizarro features authentic South American recipes in fresh and exciting ways. Felicitas is full of personality and excitement that makes her videos fun and easy to watch.
We loved her take on Pizza a la Parrilla aka Pizza on the grill. She walks you through making the dough, preparing the pizza, and cooking it right on the grill. Yum!
9. Just Eat Life
Just Eat Life features chefs Jen and Leo making all sorts of dishes in an approachable and enjoyable way.
It was hard to choose a favorite, but we finally decided on the Sticky Chicken Meatball bites because they are quick, easy, and pack a flavorful punch. You can serve this as a snack or just make a batch to binge on just because.
Alla at AllasYummyFood features Latvian, Russian, and Eastern European foods and desserts. She’s fun to watch and her recipes are not only delicious but explained very well.
Her Fried Cheese Balls combine the love of cheese, fried foods, and even sweet jam. It’s an addictive ooey-gooey combination that you can enjoy stone sober or, you know, otherwise.
We think it would be downright criminal not to include Vice’s Munchies channel on this list. Learn how to make beef tongue nachos with Action Bronson, sausage with Seth Rogen, and baked fish with Chet Faker. Guy Fieri even drops by to take you to flavor town. And if you can’t find something to love here, maybe the kitchen just isn’t for you.
That’s All for Now
So there you have it: 11 YouTube cooking channels that will provide you with hours of entertainment, drooling, and hopefully a few ideas for what you want to cook next.
Don’t see your favorite YouTube chef or cooking channel? Let us know in the comments below!