Gastronomy is present in human life. We eat to live, to celebrate, when we are sad ... no matter the moment. In anime, this need is portrayed with passion. The spirit of competition and overcoming is seen in these shounen as well as in any shounen. Be the best chef, seek the best ingredient. The best, always! Strive, always! That's the shounen spirit in the kitchen!
Shokugeki no Souma (2016)
Yukihira dreams of becoming as good a chef as her father, but her plans are frustrated when her family's restaurant closes. Encouraged by his father, he joins the Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite school where only 10% of students graduate. It has 13 episodes.
Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter who lives in a world where eating well is vital. Your goal is to create the perfect menu. For that he must seek ingredients that are difficult to access, traveling and fighting (literally) for the best products. It has 147 episodes.
Cooking Master Boy (1997)
Mao is a 13-year-old boy who grew up in his mother's restaurant in China. After his mother's death, he goes on a journey to become the best chef in China. It has 52 episodes.
Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)
Miki works at her mother's restaurant as a delivery girl. It is energetic and explosive. Always in her deliveries she gets involved in some confusion, either because of her personality, or because she is saving people from bandits. It has 12 episodes.
Mister Ajikko (1987)
Youichi is a prodigy who works at his mother's restaurant. One day, a great critic eats the young cook's food and is amazed. Youichi has since entered a culinary competition at the Aji-oh Building, recommended by the critic. It has 99 episodes.
Yakitate !! Japan
Azuma Kazuma has a great talent for baking. Since he was a child, he has been on a journey to create the perfect bread and represent Japan internationally. He now plans to enter the famous Pantasia Bakery and thus achieve his dreams.
Another anime we recommend is the Ben-to, which despite not being culinary, shows a great fight for lunchboxes ...