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Submission Sites for Food Bloggers

16
Oct

Food Submission Sites for Bloggers

I remember when I first starting blogging there was so much I didn’t know (still so much actually). I had no clue how I could even get people to know my blog existed.
Then I discovered photo submission sites. I only really knew of a couple of them, but soon I started finding other sites which also started to boost my traffic.

So today I decided that I’d compile a list of photo submission sites, with the new food blogger in mind. When I started, I wished that someone had made this list (I even googled for it!) so I hope it helps at least a couple of you out. For those of you who aren’t bloggers, you might enjoy checking out these sites for new recipe ideas!

In my opinion, FoodGawker and TasteSpotting are the two best. However, they only accept the best quality of photos, rating your photos on composition, exposure, sharpness, and appeal. I also like FoodBuzz (you’ll need to sign up to use it – but it’s a valuable social media tool for networking as well!).

There are also some sites which have a certain classification (only healthy food, paleo, low carb, ect) so I’ll put these here:

HealthFreak – This is a Tumblr site that I love. In a nutshell, it’s just a collection of fantastic, healthy food. I submit photos here, but I also go there just to get new ideas for recipes. It’s also a great way to get the “Tumblr audience” onto you. Your recipe has the potential to get hundreds of notes and reposts.

Healthy Aperture – Once again, this site specialized in healthy eats.

BKFST – This Tumblr site specializes in delicious and esthetically pleasing breakfasts.

ChowStalker – I love this one. I’m trying to eat lower carb/higher protein and this site focuses on the Paleo, low carb, and caveman type diet. The photos on this site don’t have to be good, but I’m sure the moderators appreciate the ones that are!

DessertStalker – This is a sister site to ChowStalker, but obviously it focused on desserts for a paleo, low carb lifestyle.

PunchFork – Emphasized on healthy food, this site will also allow you to search for food according to diet lifestyle such as gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo.

CookBookKarma – This is exclusively for recipes that have been tried from any kind of cookbook.

Other food photo submission sites:

PhotoGrazing

FoodEpix

Tasteologie

Makes and Takes (spotlight)

Refrigerator Soup

I don’t use all these sites because it’s too time consuming, but they are a valuable tool – just make sure to use the sites that work best with your site’s message. Personally, as far as traffic goes, FoodGawker and TasteSpotting are the best. One of my recipes got noticed on TasteSpotting and FoodGawker and from there, it got pinned virally (on Pinterest) – think over 50,000 times!! Food submission sites can be very valuable.

Also, since I mentioned Pinterest – pin your food posts! I love getting recipes from other people on Pinterest and people like to get good recipe ideas from YOU too!

Any submission sites you’d like to add to this list?





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26 Responses to “Submission Sites for Food Bloggers”

  1. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    thanks! I definitely didn’t know about any of these sites. I pinned it so that I can keep them in mind for when I get a good camera… and not have to use my iPhone!

  2. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    This is such a great list and super helpful! I’m going to have to check out some of these sites!

  3. Brea Giffin

    Thanks so much for this list! I’m a foodgawker freak & have just started my own little blog. Right now I’m mostly getting traffic from twitter & facebook posts but I broke into the world of pinning my blog images yesterday & will be looking into all of the sites you listed!!

  4. Chowstalker

    Noticed some traffic coming from your post and wanted to stop by and thank you for the link-love! We’re honored to be included in your list. And you’re right, we feel like we have hit the jackpot when we get recipes that meet our guidelines and include a beautiful photo, but we’ll probably never reject one because of lighting and composure. :-)

    I have another one for you that I really like (but am not associated with at all). Punk Domestics is a wonderful site for those that like to can, cure, preserve, etc. http://www.punkdomestics.com/

    Thanks again! Patty

  5. Miz

    wow.
    who knew there were so so many?!

  6. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    Wow – you definitely pointed out several I have not heard of before! One I also love if findingvegan.com — great for those who create vegan recipes. :)

  7. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    Awesome post, I didn’t know some of the smaller ones!

  8. Jessica

    There is also http://www.findingvegan.com! Thanks for the nice list too

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  10. Christabel - The Fat Camel

    As a new food photography blogger, this post was extremely helpful. I love pinterest, and think it’s a great tool to share posts, which is why I need to stop being forgetful, and use it every time I blog!

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  12. alittlebitofbritaly

    Thank you so much for this! It is exactly what I have been literally trawling through the internet for. I’ve been trying to think of ways to get my blog noticed for a while now – and this post is perfect.

  13. Jeffrey Foster

    There is also ChefKey.

    It’s a social media site (similar to Facebook), that has just about everything “Foodie” related. Recipe submissions, Completely free membership, food picture submission, contacts with Professional Chefs. Pretty sweet site :)

  14. Shundara@ SavyNaturalista

    Thank you so much for the list! I am looking to get my blog to get noticed so this is valuable information :) Thank you :)

  15. foodienewz

    You can submit your food photos at foodienewz.com . This is new website but at this website your photos will be published on website without any editorial review so I really hope you come and join us.

  16. Christine

    Thanks so much for this info. I have submitted many photos to foodgawker and haven’t had any success getting them approved. Food photography is definitely an art that I need to improve.

    I tried going to the PunchFork site but it looks like it has been acquired by Pinterest.

    I will definitely start submitting some photos to some of the other sites you mentioned. Thanks!

  17. Christine

    Hey! Again thanks so much. I started submitting my photos to Stalkerville and am getting quite a bit of traffic!

  18. Kevin

    Hi Charissa, Thanks for the list.
    Found this new site http://www.delishbook.com & it’s cool too!

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    great site love your blog as always clarissa !

  20. Linda E.

    Thanks a lot for the info. Recipe Graze is another: http://livefoodie.com

  21. Steve Guard

    Thanks so much. This is extremely helpful for a new food blogger like myself. I am having a great time creating recipes and improving my photography skills. This is just what I was looking for. Thanks again.

  22. Pooja

    Great piece of information, every new blogger need this. Thank You.

  23. Kim

    Thank you for writing this piece, it has been very helpful :)

  24. Louise

    Thanks for this great list – I was only submitting to a few of the ones you mentioned (I really like Chowstalker too!!). Gonna look into some of the others now :)

  25. Anna @ happycookinghealthyliving.com

    Thank you for your tips. I just keep having my pics rejected from foodgawker… it can be very disartening :( any tips?

  26. Charissa

    Anna – Keep trying! I think we’ve all been rejected a few times…I think as far as photography goes, cropping and lighting are the big thing. Natural lighting usually does the trick and I use a big window with diffused light. Also, with cropping, highlight the focused food/object without having it cropped too tight or by leaving too much room. Hope that helps!


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