102 Divine YA Books About Food, Cooking & Restaurants to Devour

102 Divine YA Books About Food, Cooking & Restaurants to Devour

Young Adult (YA/Teen) books about food, cooking, baking, and restaurants are some my favourite reads. The best YA food books are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen food books is better than a romantic dinner! If you are looking for a fun contemporary to read, there is bound to be one here for you to enjoy. So get ready to drool over one of our favourite Young Adult food novels.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2023

YA Books About Food

  1. Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee

2. Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma

3. Love From Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill

4. Where There’s a Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt

5. A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

6. Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

7. Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman

8. Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

9. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

10. Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

11. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman

12. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

13. Better Latte Than Never (unforgettable Summer) by Catherine Clark

14. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

15. Pizza, Love, and Other Things That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams

16. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

17. Taste Test by Kelly Fiore Stultz

18. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

19. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

20. My Cup Runneth Over (Life of Angelica COokson Potts #1) by Cherry Whytock

21. The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises

22. Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor

23. What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

24. Dear Julia by Amy Bronwen Zemser

25. Bloom by Kevin Panetta

26. Batter Royale by Leisl Adams

27. The Slice by Greg Taylor

28. Girls Dinner Club by Jessie Elliot

29. Crush du Jour by Micol Ostow

30. Icing on the Lake by Catharine Clark

31. Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

32. Banana Splitsville by Catherine Clark

33. Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw

34. Death by Latte by Linda Gerber

35. The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante

36. The Esspressologist by Kristina Springer

37. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

38. My Saucy Stuffed Ravioli (The Life of Angelica Cookson Potts) by Cherry Whytock

39. My Scrumptious Scottish Dumplings (The Life of Anglica Cookson Potts) by Cherry Whytock

40. Fake Dates and Moon Cakes by Sher Lee

41. North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

42. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laeken Zea Kemp

43. French Kissing in New York by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

44. The Secret Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer

45. If it Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

46. Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

47. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

48. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

49. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

50. Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

51. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

52. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

53. It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill

54. Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

55. Love, Lies, and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon

56. A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis

57. Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared ROck

58. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

59. The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

60. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

61. Food-Related Stories by Gaby Melian

62. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

63. 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen

64. The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar

65. Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success by Jessica Parra

66. With or Without You by Eric Smith

67. Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge

68. The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

69. The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

70. Faking Reality by Sara Fujimara

71. From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan

72. Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas

73. The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

74. Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes

75. The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana

76. Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

77. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

78. Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin

79. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

80. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith

81. Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho


83. good Enough by Paula Yoo

84. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

85. The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

86. The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

87. PumpkinHeads by Rainbow Rowell

88. Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

89. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

90. Lessons in Fusion by Primrose Madayag Knazan

91. My Fine Fellow by Jennie Cohen

92. The Redwood Palace by M.K. Hutchins

93. Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen

94. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

95. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

96. Relish by Lucy Knisley

97. Stir it Up by Ramen Ganeshram

98. The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

99. The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier

100. Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood

101. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

102. Begin Again by Emma Lord

YA Books About Food

YA books about food are such enjoyable reads. There are quite a few here to check out and we hope that there is one that you love. If you are interested in adding any of these YA books about food, cooking, baking, and restaurants to Goodreads, we have a YA food books shelf as well. What are some of your favourites from the list?

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