Now that we are all stuck inside during this quarantine period, we are sifting through our favorite streaming services looking for something to watch. Netflix has a wide range of food documentaries that we have been enjoying in the meantime. When you are hungry and looking to take a deeper dive, this guide is here to help.
Without further ado, these are the ten best food documentaries that Netflix has to offer:
1. Somebody Feed Phil (2018)
Phil Rosenthal is perhaps best known as the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, but now he gets to be a globetrotter. Rosenthal travels to all sorts of locales and dines like a local. He’s been everywhere, from Bangkok to Tel Aviv.
2. Forks Over Knives (2011)
This documentary aims to explore the link between Western diets and the health problems that Western residents experience. Plant-based dieting benefits are also explored.
3. Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018)
Samin Nosrat is a food writer and chef that gets to travel the world, tasting various foods. The title refers to the four elements that are associated with making these foods truly delicious.
4. Sour Grapes (2016)
This is the story of a man who swindled investors into thinking that he was a wine savant. In reality, he was a con artist who took these investors for millions in ill-gotten gains back in 2006.
5. Street Food (2019)
The time-honored traditions associated with street food are explored here. This is one of the best ways to truly get to know the local culture and amazing street food vendors from all sorts of countries that offer a closer glimpse into their lifestyle.
6. Chef’s Table (2015)
We do not wish to ruin this documentary for you but we are going to warn you…you’ll want to have your tissues ready.
7. What the Health (2017)
What the Health offers a sobering look at the foods we eat, the diseases that we develop, and the links between the two.
8. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (2011)
This documentary is quite a wild ride. Jiro Ono is a 93-year-old sushi chef who has come a long way. Now, he is responsible for a $300 a head restaurant and is unsure about his middle-aged son’s readiness to take over the business.
9. Barbecue (2017)
Barbecue lovers from all over the globe are sure to appreciate this amazing celebration of their favorite dishes.
10. Rotten (2018)
Rotten is the sort of documentary that will have you questioning every aspect of the food supply chain. The truths that are exposed during Rotten are going to change the way that you eat going forward.