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Selling Food on Shopify | 30+ Subreddits to Share your Recipes content & boost traffic

A while back, we created a Shopify App to make blog content discovery easier for Shopify stores.

200 customers + 36 reviews (avg. 4.9 stars) later, I realized a lot of my customers are using it for their recipes blog. They want to let people easily discover recipes with different criteria like flavour, experience level, cooking time etc. and our app allows them to do just that.

As I refined our mission to focus on making content discovery easier for Shopify merchants (and added blog search & featured articles along the way), I realized many customers have no idea there are places on the internet they can share and distribute their carefully crafted recipes (for free), and build new customer base and followers – as long as it is done tastefully.

Some of these places are the different subreddits for different food niches. I have spent some time to compile them below, and hope these can help anyone running food business on Shopify better distribute your recipes content.

Healthy Eating & Lifestyle

1. r/EatCheapAndHealthy

Followers: 4.4m

Description: Eating healthy on a cheap budget.

2. r/SlowCooking

Followers: 3m

Description: r/Slowcooking is a food-related subreddit for sharing ideas, recipes or pictures in which a “slow cooker” was used in the preparation of meals. Many people think a slow cooker is named a “crock-pot,” however this is a trademarked name of just one manufacturer. Slow cooking is an ideal method for cooking less expensive portions of meat to make them more tender and tasty than by other forms of cookery. Vegetarian and vegan dishes can also be made via slow cooking. – crockpot, slowcooker, crock.

3. r/KetoRecipes

Followers: 586k

Description: A community for sharing recipes for meals, drinks, snacks, and desserts that fit into a ketogenic diet. Questions about keto? Also check out /r/keto!

4. r/GlutenFreeRecipes

Followers: 47.4k

Description: Easy everyday gluten free recipes!

5. r/Salads

Followers: 16k

Description: For all salad fans and now without the spam! Cooked, chopped, hot, cold, meaty, vegetarian, green, pasta, olive, shrimp, broccoli salads and more. Recipes and tips.


Burgers & Sandwich

6. r/EatSandwiches

Followers: 315k

Description: The greatest sub on reddit

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7. r/Burgers

Followers: 148k

Description: A community for discussion about Burgers. Share recipes or photos of burgers you have recently enjoyed.

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Drinks

8. r/Cocktails

Followers: 292k

Description: Welcome to cocktails

9. r/Wine

Followers: 180k

Description: A place to share all the latest happenings in the world of wine… the beverage, not the software.


Quick & Easy

10. r/MealPrepSunday

Followers: 2.5m

Description: /r/MealPrepSunday is a subreddit dedicated to meal prepping. This is a space to discuss all things about meal prepping. Whether you’re looking to prep to save time, money, or to get in those gains, this is the place to ask questions, get answers, and share your meal preps with the world of Reddit! Happy prepping!

11. r/FoodHacks

Followers: 2.8m

Description: Food hacks is a place to share quick and simple tips on making food that has more flavor, more nutritional value, or both!

12. r/15MinutesFood

Followers: 765k

Description: A sub for sharing food that can be made in around 15 minutes or less! Share recipes, links and experiences. Be nice to each other and have a good day!

13. r/BudgetFood

Followers: 621k

Description: Food on a Budget

14. r/InstantPot

Followers: 433k

Description: A place for Instant Pot owners to discuss, debate, divulge, digress and digest.

15. r/OnePotMeals

Followers: 79.8k

Description: Are you a new chef? A lazy chef? Or just someone looking for new recipes that cut down on prep and clean up in the kitchen? Well you are in the right place! Our focus is on meals that are cooked in one pot.

16. r/EasyRecipes

Followers: 317k

Description: A community for sharing and finding your tastiest, easy recipes! Individuals of all skill levels, tastes, and talents are welcome!

17. r/RiceCookerRecipes

Followers: 43.1k

Description: Do you have a rice cooker? Want to learn how to use it for things other than rice? Then this is the subreddit for you!

18. r/AirFryer_Recipes

Followers: 29.3k

Description: A place to discuss all things air fryer! Share your favorite recipes and tips and gain some inspiration.


Pastry, Cakes & Desserts

19. r/Baking

Followers: 843k

Description: For all your baking needs! Recipes, ideas and all things baking related. Cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins, scones, short- rye- wheat- and naan breads welcome!

20. r/Dessert

Followers: 73.9k

Description: Post recipes, pictures, or discuss your favorite desserts. Have any great recommendations for bakeries/sweet shoppes/amazing ice cream parlors that you just have to make a trip to in your lifetime? Put ’em here! Yum 🙂

21. r/Pastry

Followers: 16.4k

Description: Post recipes, pictures, or discuss your favorite desserts. Have any great recommendations for bakeries/sweet shoppes/amazing ice cream parlors that you just have to make a trip to in your lifetime? Put ’em here! Yum 🙂


Cheese

22. r/Cheese

Followers: 112k

Description: Welcome to Cheese

23. r/GrilledCheese

Followers: 443k

Description: Welcome to /r/GrilledCheese! Home to mankind’s greatest invention: the grilled cheese sandwich of course! We are the National Geographic of bread, butter, and cheese. Give us your brilliant photos, recipes, and grilled cheese experiences. Melts go in /r/Melts, which is a great sub! If it’s awesome, post it. Except you, PIZZA GUY. U NO POST /r/GrilledCheese == the Greatest Sub in the Multiverse™! Pictures and discussion of Cheesy Grilledness. Good memes too.


Flavourful

24. r/Spicy

Followers: 194k

Description: Welcome to spicy

25. r/IndianFood

Followers: 125k

Description: Indian Food is your step by step guide to simple and delicious home cooking. From regional Indian cuisine to popular dishes from around the globe, our community’s focus is to make cooking easy. Come join us and learn!

26. r/AsianEats

Followers: 42.5k

Description: Welcome to asianeats

27. r/HotSauceRecipes

Followers: 28.9k

Description: Dedicated subreddit for all varieties of hot sauce recipes.

28. r/Curry

Followers: 11.9k

Description: Welcome to Curry

29. r/ChineseCooking

Followers: 11k

Description: If you want to learn how to cook REAL Chinese food, this is the place to share the wisdom!


Vegan / Vegetarian

30. r/VeganRecipes

Followers: 401k

Description: A place for your favorite vegan recipes! Please read the sticky thread before posting or commenting, thank you!

31. r/VegRecipes

Followers: 81.4k

Description: Welcome to VegRecipes


General

31. r/Cooking

Followers: 3.4m

Description: /r/Cooking is a place for the cooks of reddit and those who want to learn how to cook. Post anything related to cooking here, within reason.

32. r/Food

Followers: 22.7m

Description: The hub for Food Images and more on Reddit

33. r/Recipes

Followers: 3.3m

Description: Improve and share your cooking repertoire with recipes from reddit’s community.

34. r/CookingForBeginners

Followers: 668k

Description: Just moved into your first apartment and don’t know a thing about cooking or have lived on your own for years and have existed on take out and fast food? Then this is the sub for you! Learn how to cook simple recipes for yourself and find it isn’t as hard as you think it is. Post your questions about cooking and links to easy recipes and basic techniques. Come to learn or to teach.

35. r/AllDeliciousRecipes

Followers: 12.3k

Description: Home of Delicious Healthy recipes, the best place for easy healthy recipes from All over the world! A community for discussion about Recipes. Share healthy recipes or photos of healthy you have recently enjoyed!

36. r/RecipeInspiration

Followers: 34.9k

Description: Join Recipe Inspiration community for great collection of recipes across the internet. Get inspired by new or old recipe ideas for all kind of diets (vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, keto) as well as meal prep and meal plan ideas. Also, you are free to add the photos of your food and use a flair Food Porn.

37. r/TonightsDinner

Followers: 202k

Description: Welcome to tonightsdinner

38. r/TopSecretRecipes

Followers: 137k

Description: Welcome to tonightsdinner

39. r/MimicRecipes

Followers: 88.4k

Description: Mimic recipes! Recipes that mimic famous restaurant foods. The admins ruined our only useful native mod tool, so we are closed now. No point in having a subreddit we cant moderate. Bye! Try like twitter or instagram, this website sucks.

40. r/FromScratch

Followers: 44.2k

Description: A subreddit dedicated to going beyond traditional cooking recipes.


If you find this list useful, please feel free share with your colleague, communities or anyone you know that could benefit from this.

If you are running a recipe blog on Shopify and are looking for ways to improve the content discovery experience, feel free to try our app here. Love to hear your thoughts!

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