18 Recipe Submission Sites – Submit the FAST way!
18 Recipe Submission Sites – Submit the FAST way!

18 Recipe Submission Sites – Submit the FAST way!

If you’re a food blogger, chances are you know how important recipe submission sites are in driving large amounts of traffic to your website

By using these sites you can get your blog in front of a large audience FAST! Even if you’re a brand new blogger you have potential to be seen by 100’s of 1,000’s of people.  BUT, if you’ve ever been rejected by Foodgawker I’m sure you’ve wondered if you should even bother to submit to other sites.

my foodgawker gallery

My thoughts are ABSOLUTELY you should! Foodgawker can be finicky, and a recipe submission that gets rejected by Foodgawker may be accepted by some or all the other recipe submission sites. So you need MORE recipe submission sites in your marketing arsenal. These sites are an important part of promoting your content.

YUM GOGGLE - Recipe Submission Site

YUM GOGGLE – Recipe Submission Site

Before we get put off by a rejection from the big players I guess we just have to remember that some of these recipe submission sites recieve thousands of submissions per day.  They can afford to be picky about the images they choose to accept. Whilst your honing your photographic skills it pays to submit your recipes to a wider range of sites.

my finding vegan gallery

I have been blogging and photographing food for nearly 6 years and I still only achieve a 70% acceptance level from Foodgawker! This doesn’t bother me because my traffic from all the recipe submission sites is good! I have also noticed that when my images are accepted Foodgawker, it doesn’t drive as much traffic as it used to.

my healthy aperture gallery

Perhaps this has something to do with the emergence of more ways of finding delicious foodporn on the web.  Plus sites like Pinterest Instagram and Yummly are becoming more prominent.  Check out my article on getting traffic from Pinterest and Yummly. Whatever the reason for the traffic changes, it means that we now have lots of promotional tools to use when we are promoting our stories.

my foodepix gallery

I thought I would share my favourite recipe submission sites with readers. The top 11 are my favourite sites.

I also have a nifty way of submitting to the all the sites quickly. Take a look at the instructions at the bottom of the story.

Recipe Submission Sites

  1. Foodgawker
  2. Tastespotting
  3. Eat365
  4. Finding Vegan
  5. FoodEpix
  6. Healthy Aperture
  7. Dishfolio
  8. Yumgoggle
  9. Whole Yum
  10. Recipe Lion
  11. Tasteologie
  12. Resepiz
  13. eRecipe Cards
  14. Foodspreading
  15. Food Porn Daily
  16. Tasty Query
  17. RecipeNewz
  18. Liqurious
  19. Recipe Hubs
  20. Table Feast
  21. Dessert Stalking
  22. Open Source Food

Want to know how to submit your recipes to all these sites fast!

    1. Set up an account with each of these sites. Select “remember me” so your automatically logged in next visit.
    2. Return to this site and click on any of the 18 website links that a relevant for your recipe. Wait for them all to open.
    3. Complete all the details for the first recipe submission site but don’t submit. On my list the first recipe submission site is Foodgawker.
Foodgawker Recipe Submission Form

Foodgawker Recipe Submission Form

  1. Copy the first field from Foodgawker ( the URL of the recipe) and paste it in the appropriate field for all the 18 open submission forms.
  2. Go back to Foodgawker and copy the second field (the name of the recipe) Move along to all the open pages and paste the name.
  3. Repeat the process with all the subsequent fields until all the submissions forms are complete.
  4. Check that you have uploaded an image.
  5. Go through and hit submit on each of the forms.
  6. Final submit your Foodgawker form.
Recipe Submission Sites - Pin for Later

Recipe Submission Sites – Pin for Later

Some sites also encourage you to tag them into your social media. In response to being tagged they will quite often promote your image on their social media platform too. I have been featured on the Yummly and Yumgoggle Instagram accounts.  So make sure you follow the recipe submission sites social media accounts and tag them into your relevant images.

If this has been useful please bookmark the page and feel free to use the list.

Oh and, yes I know there are more than 18 Recipe Submission Sites but I just keep updating the list when a new one comes along.

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  1. Great info Julie! You always save me from having to research 🙂

  2. Thats a great time saving tip you have there. i was just thinking OMG I dont even have time to write on my blog let alone go to all those sites and you offered a pearler of a shortcut 🙂

  3. This is such an informative post. I have never submitted any of my recipes to any site. I somehow have never felt confident enough 🙂

    • You really should submit your posts Tandy, the traffic increase is a nice
      boost? Try Yumgoggle and tasteologie first to gain confidence. They give me good results and their not super strict.

  4. You are so smart!!! Great post and I will share it with foodie folk I know. You have such wonderful images, it’d be a crime not to share the love, and also get the recipes in front of as many readers as possible.



  5. Oh this is awesome! Thanks Julie! I’ve never submitted a recipe to another site before but I might have to start now!

  6. Great tips, Julie! I may try a couple of your site suggestions—I tend to only submit to the same 4 🙂

  7. Alesah Villalon :

    Great sharing, Julie! I’m sure all the bloggers out there that are just starting out would appreciate helpful and handy tips from successful bloggers like you. Two thumbs up xx

  8. Hi Julie, great post and tips. I will definitely be trying more sites. Bookmarked for use later, thank you for sharing. Have a great week-end! Cheri

  9. Really helpful Julie, thanks for saving all us food bloggers a lot of time! X

  10. This is very helpful, Julie. I also submit to Foodgawker and while a few years ago the traffic I received from having an image accepted was fantastic. However, like you, over the last year the traffic has been minimal and I’ve been wondering if Foodgawker is really worth the bother xx

    • Hi Charlie,
      It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has seen a massive drop in traffic from FoodGawker. It used to be that I could expect up to 10 times the visitors to my site in a day if a recipe was accepted, now its a fraction of that number.

  11. This is so helpful I had tasked myself this month with working out where & how to submit recipes and you have just put it all in this post. Thank you so much!

  12. Thank you so much for this! Super handy! As a new blogger I’ve submitted to a few of these sites here and there (mainly Yumgoggle), but reading this has made me want to get organised about it all!
    Appreciate the sharing of the knowledge! x

  13. I never knew about this until yesterday! did one to foodgawker and guess what got accepted! Thanks for the list, super useful.

  14. This is great, thank you. I’m a dessert blogger myself, so cannot submit to the healthy submission sites – boo!

    I wanted to ask you which you’d recommend submitting to in terms of return traffic? I know Foodgawker is a good one, and I’m already registered to those, but FoodEpix and Dishfolio seems to return little to none back traffic, and therefore doesn’t seem worth it to me.

    As for your method, I do something similar myself. I open up my blogs page, go to edit, and go down to the SEO section where title, description, canonical link, and keywords are, then just copy and paste those into the submission sites. It does make everything so much faster to get them all done. But there’s so many submission sites these days that it still takes a while. I’m wanting to cull down my list a little.

    Here’s some of the other submission sites I have too…
    – FoodiePortal,
    – Frigg,
    – Cookiehound,
    – Tasty Kitchen,
    – Recipes Gawker.

  15. Thanks for the awesome list. So many I didn’t yet know about.
    A site I recently started using to submit my vegan-friendly recipes to is http://www.vegrep.com
    It seems like it’s growing fast.
    Just thought I’d mention it 🙂

    Best regards

  16. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us. Your audience is well educated too and learn tips from them also.

  17. bookmarking! Cheers, have been looking for a list like this x

    • My pleasure! I keep the list up to date by dropping the more tedious or worse performing submission sites to the bottom of the list and adding new or better ones towards the top.

  18. Thank you so much for the list!


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