The Best Cooking Games All Aspiring Cooks and Avid Foodies Must Have on their Mobile

Dec 14, 2016
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As it is with most things in the world, cooking is heaven for some, hell for others, and absolutely neutral for a few. Cooking might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the common ground we can find in this regard lies in the fruits that cooking bares and the consumption of said fruits – meaning food and eating. In their own way, everyone can be considered a foodie, though some certainly raise the level of their foodie game to lofty heights. Regardless of how much you’re into the peculiarities of fine cuisine and how much you enjoy or despise cooking, the virtual version of preparing deliciously delicate meals will surely enchant you and will, perhaps, inspire you to take on the challenge of real-life cooking. Bon appétit for the best cooking games you must have on your mobile!

Order Up!! To Go (iOS, Android)

Order Up!! To Go, clocking in at over 9 million downloads, is an immensely popular cooking and restaurant empire building game spiced up with cartoon-like visuals, multiple courses of fun, and an innovative, hand movement-based control system. The main objective in Order Up!! To Go is to cook yourself up to the mountaintop of fine cuisine by acing cooking duties in several restaurants. Thanks to the game’s innovative and carefully designed gesture controls, you have to chop, flick, stir, and slice similarly to how you’d do it in real life. Kitchen maintenance duties also add a dash of reality to Order Up!!, as you have to fight of fires, safeguard your kitchen against rat invasion, and ensure that pesky health inspectors do not find anything suspicious. As you advance in the game, you can boost your restaurants by purchasing new, better-quality equipment, and when the time comes, you can even purchase up to 6 restaurants to become a cooking mogul.

Cooking Fever (iOS, Android)

Boasting nearly 100 million downloads, there is no Android cooking game that has the numbers to triumph over Cooking Fever in the popularity contest. Cooking Fever’s gameplay is based on a time-management concept, although it is so addictive that once you get hooked, you can instantly say goodbye to efficient time-management IRL. In Cooking Fever, you can hone your chef skills in 16 distinctively different settings including a dessert bar, a fast food joint, an oyster bar, a pizza place, a bakery, and a Chinese restaurant. Hundreds of ingredients and kitchen appliances  – including pizza ovens, coffee machines, rice cookers, and even popcorn machines -are at your disposal, and you can attract new customers by sprucing up your place with eye-pleasing decorations and by preparing yummy freebies. In this addictive game you have to make use of your cooking skills in 16 distinctively different locations, preparing all sorts of delicacies from Asian cuisine and seafood through corn dogs, pizzas, and juicy BBQ dishes all the way to ice cream and waffles. Cooking Fever features more than 400 levels and heaps of upgrades, so it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll spend time in the game’s many kitchens then in the real kitchen, but you can always order a pizza, right?

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Cooking Dash (iOS, Android)

In Cooking Dash, another time management game-cooking game combo, you play as Flo, an up-and-coming chef striving for destined for TV chef superstardom – although the road leading to success and fame is full of crazy customers, hard-to-prepare exotic dishes, and of course plenty of hard work. The key to getting ahead in your chef carrier lies in providing an impeccable service, spending your profits and the tips you collect on better-quality ingredients and kitchen appliances, preparing special dishes to attract new customers who will make you more famous and give you special powers to further boost your revenue, and also in cooking your way up to the top by impressing VIP guests at a variety of special-themed cooking shows.

World Chef (iOS, Android)

World Chef is another tasty mobile cooking game in which you start out with a rather humble restaurant, but as you attract more and more hungry customers and broaden your cuisine selection, business starts booming, and your once-little-known eatery becomes a sacred site of fine dining. To climb the ladder of gastronomical success, you have expand your restaurant so that you can fit in more tables, employ international chefs capable of preparing the finest dishes of cuisines from all over the globe, stylishly decorate your restaurant as to ensure that the form is on-par with the content, and buy and trade fresh ingredients to increase the overall quality of the items on your menu. If you’re doing a good job, VIP guests will soon start attending your exclusive dinners, and who knows, one day you might even get a hold of the gold mine that is the Beach Bar.

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Rising Super Chef 2: Cooking Game (iOS, Android)

Rising Super Chef 2: Cooking Game blends the most mouth-watering features of two Android cooking game genres: the ever-popular and super addictive time management and the equally captivating restaurant empire building variety. In Rising Super Chef 2, you play as Emma, an ambitious chef employed by a food truck chain restaurant who has to make use of the ingredients and kitchen appliances at her disposal to prepare the dishes her diverse customer base demands. To reach your goal and to avoid leaving any customer hungry or dissatisfied, you have to be time-efficient and keep your focus laser-sharp at all times. Rising Super Chef is a fun, frantic cooking game for mobile, though after a while, it gets somewhat repetitive, so if cooking games are your thing, make sure you have other go-to apps on your phone.

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