The isekai genre may be a tried and tired one, but it becomes a bit fresher when combined with other subgenres. For instance, cooking or baking has become a prominent part of many isekai series. There are plenty of series that leave the “another world” part of the niche out and focus mainly on whipping up delicacies from slice-of-life to adventure.
10 Campfire Cooking In Another World With My Absurd Skill
For fans of The Rising of the Shield Hero, they probably know all-too-well when the main character is accidentally summoned to another worldーand not to mention with horrid stats than the other people who were summoned along with him.
However, Tsuyoshi won’t stop him from enjoying this new world with his special skilled called Online Supermarket. Although it’s useless in combat, he can buy modern goods in this fantastical worldーand what’s better than eating and selling modern food that happens to boost others’ stats during battle to ridiculous levels?
9 Food From Another World At Happiness Cafeteria
What’s a gal got to do when she’s reincarnated as a princess but rejected by her home country? Despite the cheerful title, this light novel heroine has a rough life. She can only rely on her knowledge of her past life and the Japanese food she cooked and ate.
After deciding to run a restaurant, she begins to see customers stream inside and enjoy the modern Japanese food she whips up for themーas well as gain the affection of two young men, creating a love triangle.
8 I Was Abandoned After I Reincarnated, So I’ll Cook With Animals
Animals, cooking, and isekai make a harmonious mix in this light novel series. After the crown prince decides he doesn’t wish to marry Laticia, the series’s heroine, she suddenly remembers her past life. She was an office lady, and she loved making delicaciesーbaked or cooked.
With the knowledge of her past life, she decides to abandon her role as the villainess and resume doing what she loved in her past life, along with a few furry friends and a new love interest: cooking.
7 I’m An Exiled Villainess, But It Comes With Animals!? The Beginning Of My Laidback Life
Airi was a simple office lady until she died and was reincarnated in the world of an otome game as the evil villainess, Irene Oakwood. After being expelled from the academy for the preconceptions already held against her, she doesn’t know what to do with her new life going forward.
However, she is able to open up a small café by the help she gains from the townspeople, but soon a fluffy creature appearedーand it seems to want a lot to do with the sweets she creates.
6 Delicious Veranda.
This wholesome light novel tells the healthy between university student Mamori Kurisaka and her next-door neighbor, Youji Agata.
She holds feelings of love for him in her heart, but he doesn’t knowーhowever, after she receives threatening messages in her mailbox, she unexpectedly becomes closer to him. It turns out Youji has a mini-vegetable garden that he tends to on the veranda. Will the two bonding over budding vegetables bring their hearts closer?
5 Treat Of Reincarnation: The Advent Of The Almighty Pastry Chef
This tasty tale has Japanese wordplay in the beginningー”okashi” can mean both “a treat” and “strange,” and concerning the main characters’ reincarnation, both fit extremely well.
When a genius pastry chefーnamed Pastryーis reincarnated as a boy in an impoverished land, he decides to make others happy by making sweets. Spreading happiness and delight is his goal, and he won’t let the environment he lives in or others stop him from achieving it.
4 Different World Hospitality Meals
This takes the term “laidback life” to a whole new level. This time, an office lady, her younger sister, and the family dog are summoned to another world where people show their gratitude with warm meals.
However, the guest that arrive all have high standards and are bound to expect Michelin star levels of meals when the heroine is a simple office lady. She decides to roll up her sleeves and show her gratitudeーwith some good old home cooking, of course.
3 Restaurant To Another World
Restaraunt Nekoya is a place that serves its customers both Western and Japanese dishes, to the people of Tokyo.
Although it’s a normal restaurant on business days, it holds a secretーon Saturdays, a doorway to another world where all sorts of fantastical creatures become patrons just like any other human customers. After all, creatures from another world need to eat, too.
2 Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World
This series focused on izakaya, otherwise known as informal bars in Japanese. Nobuyuki Yazawa is the owner of Izakaya Nobu after leaving his job in the normal world and now makes a living cooking food for customers from Aitheria.
Together with Shinobu Senke, a waitress working there, they make a living serving customers, making them laugh, and enjoying some good bar food and drinks.
1 Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast For Spirits
College student Aoi Tsubaki can see things other’s can’tーghosts, youkai, and otherworldly creatures. She gained this trait from her deceased grandfather who happened to speak to them when he was younger.
However, after she is kidnapped by an Ogre named Odanna and tells her she must repay her grandfather’s debt by marrying her, she refuses and instead decides to open up an eatery and cook at his inn, Tenjin’ya.
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