Promoting your food blog – 17 alternatives to Foodgawker and Tastespotting

Food Photography

I’m sure you’ve heard of Foodgawker and Tastespotting, and if you haven’t get yourself over there and check them out because they will have you salivating in minutes. Definite food porn indeed!

These sites are the big daddies of the food photo sharing sites in the world.  Sure, they both have a specific look that they are going for, and in order for your photo to grace their pages you need to comply, but if you are lucky and your post is approved at the right time and manages to stay on the front page for a length of time it can lead to a substantial amount of traffic.

While Foodgawker and Tastespotting are the most well known of the food photo sharing sites did you know there are others that you can utilise to help promote your food blog?

Sure, they might not have the traffic that Foodgawker and Tastespotting have, but every little bit helps right? And you never know who is reading these sites and stumbles across your fantastic recipe. They could become a dedicated reader!

So here are 17 food photo sharing sites you may not have heard of.


And if you’ve every been frustrated by your photos not being accepted by Tastespotting and Foodgawker check out Tastestopping, which prides itself on accepting the food photos that they reject.

So, do you have any others that you use? And is it worth your time submitting for the amount of traffic they provide?

About Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer is the author of Delicious Everyday and is one of the co-founders of Food Bloggers Australia. You can learn more about Jennifer here and connect with her on Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.


  1. Casey from TasteStopping says:

    Thank you so much for including TasteStopping in this wonderful group. I have met so many fabulous and talented food bloggers through that site and love being able to give their rejected photos some love. I call it group therapy for food bloggers! Thanks again.


  2. There is Chowstalker too. It is geared for the paleo diet and has strict submission guidelines.

  3. Have you heard of yet? We’re really new, so I know not many people have heard of us yet, however all our users seem to really enjoy Fridgg (plus we accept everything, and let our users decide which photos they like best.) I’d love to have you and your readers try Fridgg out and let me know what you think! :)

  4. Tasty Kitchen has been a big help to me.

  5. Thanks for this list. Do you recommend a couple over any of the others. I do get some photos accepted on the big 2, but wold like to try submitting to others.

  6. Wonderful compilation, much appreciated! :-) …Susan

  7. Fabulous, thanks for this. Now I have some New Year work to do :)

  8. You can submit your Foodgawker worthy photos and recipes to my site if you wish! I blog here too, but I also accept photos and recipes from other food bloggers. Check it out!

  9. You can submit your photos and recipes to as well!

  10. Hi, we have just started to share video recipes.

  11. Great list of beautiful food websites :) Got the job to post my food pictures up on these sites :) Thanks a lot for the list.

  12. Thanks for this list, I look forward to trying them out, since my composition is just to lovely for tastespotting. :-)

  13. Here you can include new recipe sharing website that is . just upload your recipe and it will be published without any editorial review so I really hope you come and join us.

  14. Thanks for the useful tips. After RecipeNewz closed, I had to find different alternative, as it was bringing a lot of viewers. I don’t know if there are some others that are not on your list. Great post!

  15. Well I had no idea! I’m feeling like a *very* green food blogger right now!
    So glad I found your site, think I might learn a bit here, will try out some photo posting now :)

  16. Hey thanks a bunch for sharing this information. I haven’t heard about any of these food photo sharing sites and blogs sites. Just checking them and I am sure most of them would be helpful in promoting my organic food blog.

  17. Thanks for the Comprehensive list.
    Please also add to your list.

  18. You might want to take Tastefix and off the list. They both seem to be permanently down…

  19. Thanks a lot for the info. You can submit your food photos at .

  20. Great list. Thanks.


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