The 11 Most Soothing Cooking TikTok Accounts

Some people choose wine or bath bombs to relax after a stressful day. Some people cook themselves a nutritious meal. Others turn to the classic "Page for You" scroll. Still others seek a combination of the three—comfort food TikTok accounts, where videos of rhythmic chopping and food preparation take the video into ASMR territory.

While much of the app will keep you up at night, this trend has the potential to lull you to sleep, or at least give you some ideas for what to make for lunch tomorrow. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, a calm, almost tingling sensation you get when you listen to someone whisper or comb your hair—or prepare the perfect pâté. While many #Food Tok videos feature story time and combos like bell pepper sandwiches, indie music, and smoothie bowls, a small part of the food world is decidedly quieter. There, you can watch chefs prepare intricate dishes while enjoying classic ASMR thrills.

Videos tagged #ASMRfood have been viewed more than 4.5 billion times. The post begins with silence, accompanied by the satisfying carving sound of a knife tearing through a pile of crispy cabbage, Or the sound of chicken legs being prepared is just the sound of rustling parchment paper. The kitchen is very clean. Ingredients are neatly arranged. Every shot is intentional. As the kids say, the vibe was perfect. You don’t have to be a brain-chasing person to appreciate the sensory delights of ASMR Food TikTok. Here are 11 accounts to keep an eye on:


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The videos shared by the reigning queen of your “Recommended For You” page are appetizing, educational, and fun to listen to. Emily Mariko specializes in connecting sounds like boiling, plastic crinkling, dicing, and splashing in seamless shortcuts.


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Lindsay prepared everything from soup to salmon and filmed the entire process with quick cuts and plenty of crunch. Her audio captures the grinding of pepper mills, the slurp of olive oil and the sound of bread crust peeling off. Sometimes she pairs recipes to classical music, sometimes she lets the ingredients sing on their own—but she never speaks, except to name the dish.

3. @deanedwardschef

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If you don't care about learning new recipes and can settle for some brain-tingling and epic #sostatisfying vibes, this account will light up your senses. Edwards works with single ingredients at extreme temperatures, such as slicing frozen blueberries with a razor, or cooking fish in slow motion. His videos are both charming and clinical, if that's your thing.


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“Let’s make some food,” Sam Way says at the beginning of each video. What follows is a series of delightful kitchen sounds, such as the clanking of pots, the spinning of lids, and the sound of tinfoil unwrapping. His videos are fast and tightly edited, and they'll make you believe you can cook a pasta meal from scratch in 30 seconds.


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This account is literally all popcorn. It is made in a pot, sometimes still attached to the corn cob, always immersed in oil, salt or sugar, eggs or candy mixed together. The combination of metal scraping and tapping mixed with the slight vibration of popcorn is a real treat for the ears.


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Chef Melissa—yes, her little cupcakes—has surprisingly delicious knife skills that can make preparing cole slaw like a lullaby. Watch as she cuts into the brightly colored foods at the farmers market and bites into perfectly chopped pieces. It's both appetizing and relaxing.


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There's nothing sad about this tattooed chef wearing a backwards hat as he cooks up delicious meals in a restaurant. When he speaks, his voice is soft; when he chops, his inked hands dance gracefully and fluidly. His soothing presence makes difficult dishes seem easy to follow, and his kitchen voice is very tinkling.


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The self-proclaimed "King of Crunch" does a lot of satisfying chewing on his pages. In his videos, he tests out new menus at fast-food restaurants, takes on food challenges like eating Burger King all day, or only accepting Korean food submissions from fans. Although he doesn't cook for himself, it's fun to watch and listen to him eat around the world.

9. @elenamdin

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@Elenamdin doesn't speak in her videos in which she bakes a variety of comfort foods like stuffed bread and gnocchi, but she sets them to music that makes her technique look like a dance. She kneads, rolls, stirs and mixes a variety of mellow tunes that produce serious calming effects.


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Before using Candy Tok, you didn't know you needed to listen to videos of cutting candy, and then there was no looking back. Enjoy this Australian hard candy company's surprisingly satisfying video showing the candy being stretched, sheared and cut into shape.


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While you won't find much cooking or chewing content on this account, you will find a variety of delightful food organization videos that are both wrinkle-free and steady. The world may be on fire, but this woman and the refrigerator are both intact and you can get a good night's sleep tonight.