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20 yummy sites that will make your mouth water

March 25, 2014 • By

Would you like to go to the restaurant? No, no, you don’t need an evening garment. You can leave your dressing gown on. Our trip will be virtual. We will visit some of the best food websites and admire their appetizing designs. During our travel we will try to reveal the secrets of their utmost popularity. Come on, join us, we are going to have a lot of fun and don’t forget about information aspect!

Beyond question, it is extremely important for a restaurant/cafe or any eatery, food store or supermarket to have a website showcasing its food, interior and staff. Most restaurant owners choose to overwhelm their websites with high-quality pictures of their meals.

On the one hand, they’re doing right. But on the other hand, there’s much more beyond a food website than just delicatessen photos. Of course, those images serve a great purpose – make customer s want to taste the highlighted food, but they are just a part of the whole, bigger thing – a money-making system called a website.

It needs much more than just HD pictures to be successful. For instance, social media aspects. With quick sharing options customers can tell of their experience and impressions about the restaurant to others, recommend it to them. Such small things generally cause the increase of customers and enterprise profit accordingly. Besides, visitors can communicate with the staff, the cooks, or even the owner himself, which creates warm, trustworthy and friendly atmosphere, making people like your food establishment even more.

Apart from going personal with your clients, there are other not less important factors that help you build your food empire. The right (appetizing) colors (like red, orange, turquoise, yellow) in combination with certain (clearly legible) fonts, mouthwatering meal descriptions, accurate products categorization and pricing as well as imagery do their job perfectly. The more eye-candy your website looks – the more people will notice it and pop into your eatery.

In your race for aesthetic appeal, please don’t forget that your website should also be easy to use, because no one will puzzle out how to navigate through the pages if it’s not user-friendly enough.

By the way, it’s a good idea to integrate an online shop into your website to enable people make orders without leaving their houses and walking a long way to your restaurant if it’s far away or the weather is nasty or they are just not in the mood of going out. At the same time there disappears a necessity to create a separate website for the shop.

As you understand, your website should be responsive to enable your customers view it from their mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices.

To summarize everything said above we can arrive at the conclusion that realistic, quality photography adds the “yummy” aspect to your website. When it is matched with colors that stimulate appetite, mouthwatering dishes descriptions, clean, legible fonts, friendly atmosphere, overall simplicity of website use, clear categorizing and pricing – all these may make customers buy even more food than they can actually eat. Isn’t that your primary goal?

Now, when we are over with our brief tips on how a good food website design should look, let’s continue with the list of websites possessing even more features than we have enumerated above.

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Gran Mestri

Gran mestri

This website makes good use of mighty photography power by means of appetizing images of splendidly presented dishes.

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Wild and Bare Co.

Wild And Bare

Spectacular background landscapes of this website changing from time to time simply enrapture tea lovers.

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Sao Cucar

Sao Cucar

Less words – more cakes! Do you think this can be the motto of this website? It’s really cute with all those bright colors and finger-licking goodies. Welcome back to the careless childhood!

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G’nosh

Gnosh

Very nice and uncommon concept of chaotically scattered ingredients mixed with large and small grungy fonts and skeuomorphic elements. In general, the website looks very stylish.

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Culuca

Culuca

Very pleasant, reserved and classy design with semitransparent text blocks placed over the background images.

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Minon

Minon

This site has a lot of white space that makes customers concentrate on the original part – the drag and drop interactive ingredients semicircle, where you can cook delicious pies of your own or buy the ones baked by pros. Mmm… don’t miss their creamy menu bar.

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Pastini

Pastini

Pastini conveys the feel of original Italian restaurant with combination of black and red colors and grungy vintage design.

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Ryvita

Ryvita

This modern design offers a large variety of yummy crisp breads showcased over simple white background. Visual effect with products hanging in the air is incredible! Fixed position menu boosts website usability.

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SbSalsa

SbSalsas

Their slightly blurred background slideshow and product shelves with salsa sauces on them make this website really unique.

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Quatro Fohlas

Quatro Fohlas

Cheerful juicy colors and flat design elements make this website contemporary and very-very appetizing.

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Tante Fanny

Tante Fanny

Very clean, cozy website, isn’t it? Wooden texture, decorative stitches, ribbons – this website has everything to stir the feeling of sweet nostalgia for your beloved aunt’s or granny’s cuisine.

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Pressels

Pressels

This website made an accent on visual story-telling. A winning strategy! Just look at these thin & crispy pretzel chips over the black background. They really look perfect.

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Cuvee

Cuvee

Do you like movies? Than you will like Cuvee website as they use videos as a background. Very nice, professional, appetizing videos…

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Mah Ze Dahr Bakery

Mah Ze Dahr Bakery

Sliders, sliders, sliders… all the way you scroll down, you can learn more info with their help.

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Lantidsmodnet

Lantigsmodning

If you like meat products, this website will reveal all secrets of how a raw meat turns into dainty items.

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Dolina Smakow

Dolina Smakow

Very warm, welcoming, domestic website with great scrolling effect.

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Eat Dink Inc

Eat Drink Inc

Uncommon vertical menu styling, image placement and hover effect make this website very interesting for viewing.

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Al Taglio

Al Taglio

One more peaceful Italian restaurant enchanting us by its romantic atmosphere and refined antique interior.

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East African Bakery

East African Bakery

Horizontal scrolling over the wooden table powdered with flour will tell you the whole story of this bakery. It’s worth your time, we are sure.

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At the end of our entry we would like to ask you one single question… Are you hungry? If your answer is “yes”, this means that you liked our yummy designs. Please, leave your comments on the best websites of our collection in the feedback section. If you have more practical tips on how to create a really delicious design, able to turn occasional visitors into constant paying customers, please share them with the community.

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Author’s Bio

Wyatt Welch is a freelance copywriter offering his stories to TemplateMonster when he has something interesting to tell. He is always in good humor for doing things and visiting places. He never parts with his acoustic guitar, playing which always helps him to tune to the inspirational mode.

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