Fasten your apron strings; it’s time to check out the 10 best cooking games for Nintendo Switch in 2023!
If you’re the kind of person that prefers to use a microwave than a wok but wishes that they weren’t a kitchen nightmare, then these games will feel like Christmas has come early.
Get into the kitchen and cook up everything from burgers to tourists. Flip, chop, sauté, and mix as you learn cool recipes and mess around with exciting new flavours.
Yes, I did just say tourists then too.
That’s enough waffling from me; let’s crack on discover which are the best cooking games on Nintendo Switch!
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Whoever thought that a game where you have to cook up tourists with veggies and fruits would be kickstarting this list of the best cooking games for Nintendo Switch.
The God Hoochooboo is hungry, and you have to make him a meal fit for… well, a god.
Weirdly, said tourists don’t want to be eaten, so you’ve got to use all the tricks under the sun to coax them into your cooking pot.
You know how tourists always get under your feet? Well now you can use voodoo powers or breathing fire to sort them out.
Challenge your mates to whipping up the weirdest recipes, and get embroiled in pure chaos.
Do you have what it takes to be a divine flavour maestro?
I know your parents always told you not to play with food, but Inbento throws all of those rules out the window and uses them as the main premise of the game.
This is a culinary puzzler like you’ve never experienced before… not that I’d ever experienced a culinary teaser until I played this game.
This is a game without words, a story about cats and lots of puzzles.
Prepare bento dishes in lunchboxes as you take part in 100 puzzles, listening to tranquil music as you follow recipes and learn about parenthood.
I bet you didn’t realise the best cooking games for Nintendo Switch games could be so deep!
Little Dragons Cafe could have one of the weirdest stories of all time. When a brother and sister open a cafe and their mother won’t wake up, they have to raise a dragon to save her.
Told you it was weird.
As well as running a fledgeling business, players have to try and save their mother and cope with the weirdness of raising a baby dragon.
Talk about having your hands full!
This is a colourful and fun title that enchants from the very opening sequence. It’s mad as hell, but an addictive game that you just can’t help but get hooked up in.
Cooking Mama: Cookstar takes the 7th spot in our list of the best cooking games for Nintendo Switch!
Cooking Mama doesn’t need any introduction; she’s a regular on Nintendo handhelds and a big name in the cooking world.
I reckon she could Nigella Lawson or Mary Berry a run for their money!
It’s a tried and tested formula with new ingredients that make the ultimate cooking game. You can even turn on a vegetarian mode and not cook with any meat products.
Now thats inclusive!
Make amazing dishes and share them over the internet. Work with motion controls when wielding pans and get hands on in touchscreen mode.
Ready, steady… COOK!
Overcooked 2 sees players returning to the Onion Kingdom for more culinary shenanigans!
I bet you didn’t realise that you could save the world through cooking, did you?
And I’m not talking about any five loaves of bread and two fish miracles here either.
This time you’ve for to defeat ‘The Unbread’ from conquering the kitchen and the world!
So, what happens in Overcooked 2?
Team up with mates as you do everything from preparing culinary classics to washing dishes, all to save the world from damnation.
The general idea of this game is to confuse the player into a crying mess too. Crash land in a kitchen, contend with moving floors, and throw items through the air into pans and at team mates in order to get ahead of the game!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild takes the 5th spot in our list of the best cooking games on Nintendo Switch!
Yes, you heard me right.
Cooking is such a massive part of this game. For the first time ever in a Zelda title, health doesn’t come from just finding a heart in the grass. By cooking, players can get extra abilities such as enhanced defence, speed, and stealth.
It takes more than just throwing a load of apples into a pot and hoping for the best too.
You’ve got to get creative, using meat, fish, herbs, and other ingredients. Adding the wrong ingredients will make a rancid mess that gives you nothing apart from a bad stomach.
You can even cook up monster parts with insects too to make the best elixirs. It’s a minefield out there!
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! is more of a traditional cooking simulator game. It’s set across the entire united states and sees you travelling to take part in food truck competitions.
Finally, my kind of nomadic cooking game!
The weird twist is that this is set in a warn torn version of the USA in the year 2042!
The Cook, Serve, Delicious series has thus far sold millions of copies in its lifetime.
In true RPG fashion, you can upgrade your food truck as you race to Nashville to become the best cook in the world.
Catalogue your recipes in a Pokedex-style recipe book and whip up the tastiest food known to man. You’ve got to be in it to win it… and eat it.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat takes the bronze medal in our best cooking games for Nintendo Switch list!
This is a bit of a cheat entry as it’s a compilation of the first two Overcooked games, but as we’ve already had Breath of the Wild, I think we can manage.
Complete with extra DLC all in one cartridge, this game has both Overcooked and Overcooked 2 crammed into one game.
If you’re looking for a safe bet when it comes to trying your skills at one of the best cooking games in the genre, then this is a great place to start.
Pokemon Cafe Mix combines a love of Pokemon and running a small cafe business where puzzles create dishes and drinks for your visiting critters.
Combine Pokemon faces and figures together to make different tasty treats. All the staff and customers are Pokemon; it’s as though the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon crew have just clocked off and come for a bite to eat!
Upgrade your cafe and get new Pokemon stomping in through the door. If only you could combine this with Pokemon Snap!
The best part is that as the cafe owner, you can befriend Pokemon and strike up friendships with them. Make friends with them in order to make them work at the cafe…
… sounds a little like using them for your own personal gain if you ask me, but they seem happy so it must be ok!
The results are in; Overcooked: Special Edition is the best cooking game for the Nintendo Switch!
Get ready for the best couch-coop cooking game you’ve ever experienced.
Ok, so I know that’s a very niche reference, but it’s still true!
Cook up dishes against the clock for hungry customers,
You’ll need to sharpen your skills and your knives if you want to get ahead of the competition in this game.
And the best part is that you can play in tabletop mode wherever the feeling takes you!
Play through tonnes of exciting kitchen locations in the Onion Kingdom. The Special Edition includes both game expansions too, no messing around required!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.