Why create a food website with Drupal: reasons and examples
Delicious food is able to inspire people even if they just see it on a website.
That’s why food industry companies greatly benefit from well-built sites. The platform choice also matters. Drupal suits websites in all industries — e-commerce, real estate, education, or any other. In this post, we will explore why you should create a food website with Drupal. And get ready for tasty examples — colorful Drupal websites for restaurants, food products, recipes, and more.
Why create a food website with Drupal
The reasons to create a food website with Drupal include useful tools and the characteristics of the CMS. We will name at least a few of them and spice it up with website examples.
Contributed Drupal tools for food websites
The Drupal community has prepared a varied menu of free tools for food industry sites. Among them:
- Modern Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 themes like Restaurant Lite, Restaurant Zymphonies Theme, YG Restaurant, and more.
- Distributions, or ready Drupal builds to quickly create a website. They include the Restaurant distribution for Drupal 7, Open Restaurant for Drupal 8, and even a new Drupal 8 installation profile — food website demo Umami Food Magazine.
Users may want to order food, find a restaurant, or get a recipe on the go. Food images that are very attractive by themselves should display well on mobile devices with minimal scrolling or zooming, and still retain their quality.
Drupal 8 has mobile friendliness as a priority. Its powerful tools easily make websites responsive. On D7, responsive design can also be created smoothly by an expert Drupal team.
See an example of a responsive Alervi website with recipes that is built with Drupal:
Let your food website be understandable to users across the globe. They will appreciate being able to use your recipes in their language. If you offer food products for sale, this will open new markets to you. Finally, if you own a restaurant, you can welcome tourists who have learnt about your online.
Drupal 8 supports a hundred languages that can be quickly added to websites. It offers ready interface translations, RTL (right-to-left) support, flexibility in deciding what to translate, and much more. On Drupal 7, multi language features can also be easily created by a good Drupal team.
See the multilingual Drupal Paysan Breton website with food products and recipes:
Content presentation opportunities
Food is very magnetically appealing content by itself. A CMS should help you make the best use of it. One of the best features of Drupal is that you can organize and structure your content so users admire its look, can easily find what they are looking for, and complete their goals.
For this purpose, Drupal offers Views, taxonomy for content categorization, display modes, powerful page builders, and much more. This will be useful for all food industry websites — those for restaurants, for food products, or for recipes.
See how content is presented at Davis website with food products and recipes that is built with Drupal:
At The Laughing Cow website with food products that is built with Drupal:
At Drupal-built Higgidy website with food recipes:
Unlimited website functionalities
Drupal has 42,000+ contributed modules for all imaginable features. What is not offered by them can be created as custom functionality. Whatever is needed for restaurant sites, recipe sites, or food product sites, can be created with Drupal. See just a few simple examples.
Product locator at The Laughing Cow website with food products that is created with Drupal:
Step-by-step cooking at Drupal-built Jules Destrooper website with recipes:
See the San Genesio website restaurant Drupal website that offers table reservations:
Finding recipes by multiple characteristics at Drupal-built Paysan Breton website:
Choosing dishes by multiple ingredients at The Boss Cafe website built with Drupal:
Google map for every restaurant at Drupal-built Le Comptoir du Malt website for a chain of restaurants:
Drupal has powerful e-commerce features represented by two platforms: Drupal Commerce and Ubercart. So your users can buy food products from you online.
Any imaginable features are possible here — integration with payment systems and shipping providers, promotions and discounts, product customization, order management, and so on.
See e-commerce with coupon codes at Jules Destrooper website:
See e-commerce with dynamic shopping cart flyout at Eldum Rétt website:
Here is an example of decoupled Drupal Commerce and React Native App at Eldum Rétt website:
Let’s create a food website for you!
This has been just a brief review of the reasons to create a food website with Drupal. Hopefully, you enjoyed these examples. So let your food business flourish with the help of a well-built website — contact our Drupal development team!