5 Romantic Comedies with Food to Read

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, foodie romantic comedies are a delight to read. This has been a big genre journey for me. It has a been a lot of fun to explore and learn what I like and what I do not like. Not ever romantic trope is what I like to read but I tried to compile a good mix of tropes and sub-genres for you to enjoy!

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Here is a list of some of the most popular foodie romantic comedies. My full list is here


NOT LIKE THE MOVIES by Kerry Winfrey

Lights, Camera, and Pies?

If you like books with a little bit of movie magic, you're going to love Kerry Winfrey. She also has a book involving Tom Hanks! Ah!

So this book is perfect for the jaded grump in us all because our protagonist Chloe is a optimist but a realist. She doesn't have time to worry about love when she's got other things on her plate.

I think this book can be a little bit bittersweet and be careful if you are easily upset by those who are struggling with mental health or Alzheimer's. Still, I adored this book and I hope you enjoy it too.

Description from Bookshop.Org:

What happens when your life is a rom-com . . . but you don't even believe in true love?

Chloe Sanderson is an optimist, and not because her life is easy. As the sole caregiver for her father, who has early-onset Alzheimer's, she's pretty much responsible for everything. She has no time--or interest--in getting swept up in some dazzling romance. Not like her best friend, Annie, who literally wrote a rom-com that's about to premiere in theaters across America . . . and happens to be inspired by Chloe and her cute but no-nonsense boss, Nick Velez.

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

Okay, hands down this is my favorite romantic comedy of 2021. Just YAS YAS YAS!

Trope: Friends to lovers

The Great British Baking Show romantic comedy with a bisexual female single parent? Can I get a hell yeah? It was hilarious. I loved every second of this book and apparently it is only the first in a trilogy/series from Alexis Hall. The second book is slated for a tentative release in Fall 2022 as part of the Winner Bake All series!