Hanayu Ashitaba is the successor to a patisserie, but she wants nothing more than to become a sushi chef; Hanato Hyuga is the successor to a sushi shop, but he wants nothing more than to be a patissier. The two attend Oikawa High School where they're training to be chefs, and soon discover their mutual interest in marrying into each other's families just for the job opportunities! Given doing so won't accomplish either of their goals, Hanayu and Hanato resign to staying friends, and work their way towards becoming master chefs. Will the two ever manage to realize their dreams?
When Najika was a little girl, her parents died, and she nearly did as well until a boy saved her and gave her a flan so that she'd stop crying. Since then Najika has wanted to once more meet her ‘Flan Prince,' though all she has to go on is the silver spoon he left behind. Now a young lady, Najika is on her way to Tokyo to study at Seika Academy, the origin of the spoon and a prestigious cooking school. While there she'll hone her culinary skills, help transform a school eatery into something special and make new friends such as the brothers Daichi and Sora - but will she ever find her prince?
Kitchen Princess and Mixed Vegetables are two food-centric shoujo manga that involve a heavy dose of romance. If delicious recipes and romance are your thing, definitely check these two out!
Both manga involve food, though Kitchen Princess focuses more on the recipes. You're more likely to like both of these titles because they're both shoujo rather than the food connection, but it does create a connection between the two series.
Sixteen-year-old Miko Ousawa has just moved to Tokyo to fulfill her dream: to work at the famous bakery Saint Molly! She's quickly taken onboard by the bakery's assistant manager - a boy her age - and is pulled headfirst into the challenging and demanding world of artisans. From running the cash register, to helping knead bread, to giving suggestions on how to improve the store, Miko is in love with her new craft. However, soon, Miko finds herself falling for her employer, especially since the two live in the same apartment complex!
Kimi to Koi and Mixed Vegetables are two shoujo/romance titles that focus heavily on the act of making food. In addition, they both have a comedy streak and a similar tone. If you liked one, try out the other!