If you are a fan of food-themed manga classics such as Food Wars, Delicious in Dungeon, and The Devil is a Part-Timer!, you are in for a real treat. This article will present a wide array of manga titles for fans of Food Manga.
These mangas capture the magical essence of food – from classic cooking to fantasy worlds. They present magic and fantasy-infused, outright wicked tales that any fantasy lover would gladly indulge in. The article will navigate through She Loves To Cook and She Loves To Eat, Restaurant to Another World, Sweet Reincarnation, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, and Delicious in Dungeon.
She Loves To Cook and She Loves To Eat
This is a manga that tells the story of a young woman, Haru. She has an interest in cooking that swells from a personal hobby to a full-time profession. Following the passing of her grandmother, a skilled cook, Haru finds her home in preparing delicious food.
This story arc also has the opening of her very own café, in parallel. With each earned success, Haru manages to subdue the pain of her loved one’s departure, an emotional void that can be relieved by nothing other than sharing food with others. The art of cooking is shown to be an aesthetic practice, a remedy for suffering, and a form of communion delightfully compacted in bite-sized portions.
Restaurant to Another World
Restaurant to Another World is a manga about a restaurant in a fantasy world that opens up in other worlds on Saturdays. The manga (released in English in 2018 as a four-volume series by Seven Seas Entertainment) is about the owner of that restaurant, a fellow known merely as the Master, and the various magical creatures and folks who come to be enchanted by his dishes (each chapter is organized around a different weekly customer and one of their meals from our world). Restaurant to Another World shows off some ingenious world-building and dishes served with distinctive descriptions. If you’re a Food Wars-type manga fan, this is for you.
Perfect for manga fans craving a little reincarnation and an abundance of luscious confections, Sweet Reincarnation is a sugary-sweet tale about a great pastry chef, Olivia, who dies and is reincarnated into a world that worships her cooking skills, particularly her fabulous pastries. Olivia uses these sweet skills to charm and aid those who marvel at her mouth-watering morsels.
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer! offers anime comedy, fantasy, and fast-food culture rolled up in one treat. The manga depicts the Demon Lord Satan’s failed attempt to conquer the human world of modern-day Tokyo.
Having retreated to the city and taken a part-time job in a fast-food restaurant, he works hard to make ends meet and struggles with true demon-like concepts such as customer service and budgets. Both the story and the television show it inspired make great platforms for astute satire. However, its real flavor lies in the combination of fast-food restaurants and fantasy adventures, festooned with snack-friendly punchlines.
Delicious in Dungeon
Delicious in Dungeon combines the best cooks with the darkest dungeons in a culinary adventure that manages to be unique. The story follows a group of adventurers who are braving a massively perilous dungeon. They are in search of treasure, fame, and fortune. In this search, they get trapped and lose all their food.
The manga further shows them cooking the creatures of the dungeon to survive. It borders on slapstick, with just a hint of real danger, peppered with a variety of delicious recipes. Combined with some sword and sorcery adventure, it becomes much more interesting. Delicious in Dungeon is one of those manga that just got everything right in the most unexpected and sometimes hilarious way possible.