16 Best Free Food Clipart Websites (+ 7 Paid Sources)
Hey foodies, web and graphic designers! Looking for free food clipart sources to enhance your designs? We got you covered.
Chef’s Pencil has done the research and come up with the ultimate list of sites on the web where you can find free food images, so you don’t have to spend hours doing it yourself.
We have also selected a few fro-pay or subscription-based clipart sources to give you an idea of what you can get by spending just a few bucks.
We have filtered through lots of different websites and only selected those where you can find a sizable selection of food clipart. If a site is worth visiting, you can bet it made our list.
The criteria for selection was:
- free clipart,
- quality of images,
- variety of food clipart options,
- number of images
- overall user experience
We hope you find this useful so let’s get this started.
WikiCommons is a centralized archive for free images, clips, music, texts, and other forms of art. If you are looking for free stuff, this is the place to go as they are the largest database around.
Note: even if all the images are free, some of them require, and rightfully so, attribution to the author.
A great source for vector graphics in general, Freepik also offers tons of clipart and some great food ones, too. I especially like the quality that you can find here.
Check it out, it’s free as long as you give the attributions required.
They say there is beauty in simplicity and this site definitely proves it. You can go here if you are looking for free, simple, but beautiful clipart. There are a few thousand images of food-related things.
For some images, attribution are required.
A mix of paid and free, you can find a lot of great food clipart here. Intuitive and easy to browse, you can scavenge around not only for clipart but also for other types of pictures.
Here you’ll find a nice selection of pictures that have a cartoonish theme. The images range from chefs to veggie burgers to whole walnuts and even waiters. All are high quality and free to use as long as you give the attribution required.
Being part of the larger “Eezy” group of sites, Vecteezy, is one of the best sites for clipart and it offers images of all types. Among the millions of pictures that they store, they have tens of thousands of clipart related to food that you can choose from, most of which are high quality.
Although some of the stuff you will find on their site is paid, you can definitely get a lot of free images from here. For some images, attribution might required.
On this site, you will find a nicely selected lot of well-drawn clipart depicting the most common foods.
However, be careful as most images cannot be used for commercial purposes.
You can choose from a few hundred free options from this site and also some paid ones that look really good.
It’s worth giving it a look, especially if you’re looking for a more realistic type of image, as you can source plenty from here.
Culinaryschools hosts one of the most comprehensible galleries of food-related clipart.
The best part? They are all totally free to use, so make your pick as you wish! The site also provides other cooking-related resources, definitely worth checking them out.
A personal favorite of mine. All the images here are on the same theme and they all look, you guessed it, sweet. If you’re looking for clipart that fits this style, this is the best place to go.
For most images, attribution is required.
Also, a favorite of mine, as I have a soft spot for sweet, cute looking photos, this site also has a plenty of good looking free food clipart.
If you are using the clip arts on different websites, you must give proper attribution.
The clipart on this site is specially formatted to make editing easy. As with most semi-free sites, the best ones are only available with a subscription, but the others are not bad. However, you can only download for free 3 clip arts per day and you must give the attributions required.
A very decent source. Although the total selection is not so large, it is worth a mention as you can find some unique visuals here. Same as the previous Clip art source, you can only download for free 3 clip arts per day and you must give the attributions required.
A huge collection of just clipart offering anything you might want on, and foodstuff is no exception.
Although the layout of the site is a bit outdated, it still offers a pretty good user experience as the images look fresh – most of them, at least.
I would recommend this one for the big selection of great fast-food related images on their site. Free to use as long as you give the proper credit for the clip art.
Use of images for commercial purposes is not allowed.
Good quality, big selection, free, what more is there to say? You can get a lot of great clipart from here.
Here you’ll find 19 packs of free “finger-licking” food clipart offered by the guys at Icons8. Enjoy! If you want to use the cliparts for free, make sure you give the attributions required, otherwise you will have to pay a monthly subsription.
Note: Only the smallest size of the images are for free. For a bigger size you will need to have the monthly subscription.
17. Shutterstock (Paid Source)
Since 2003, this site has provided the internet with lots and lots of resources. It hosts so much stuff, it’s impossible to believe you won’t find whatever you are looking for.
Food clipart is easy to pick from here as there’s a great diversity of quality and styles. Priced at $125 per month or $99 if you get an annual membership, the site might not be for everybody but it sure offers the high quality that you pay for and the clipart you can find here might be worth it if you can afford it.
18. Dreamstime (Free Trial, Credit Card Required)
On this site, you can choose from over 72,000 absolutely royalty-free food clipart images. As a heavily community supported website, Dreamstime always strives to provide the internet with free images and they now have one of the largest databases out there.
However, there is a catch. You are only allowed to download 10 pictures for free after signing up for a trial (entering your credit card is required at registration).
19. AdobeStock (Paid Source)
As a gigantic company with branches in all types of software related media industries, it’s no surprise that they also provide some of the best clipart on the web.
It is also no wonder that you have to pay to be able to use anything you get from their site. But getting membership might be worth it if you are willing to spend the money as you get to pick from more than 160,000 high-quality food clipart. You decide whether the $200 monthly subscription is for you or not.
20. Clipartof (Paid Source)
On the opposite side of the free WikiCommons, there is the paid Clipartof, a great site if you need high-quality pictures. That’s not to say that you cannot also find good things for free elsewhere, but here you are sure to only find the best of the best. Although the food selection is not very large, you’ll find some really good ones.
21. ClipArtEtc (Paid Source)
Another thematic site, this one hosts drawings of all types.You can buy lots of great clipart here and even a few food ones. Worth a look!
22. Go graph (Paid Source)
Go here if you need compiled style food clipart. They offer a wide selection of free stuff but you’ll have to pay for the images you get from the website. Prices start from $3 up to $12.
23. GraphicsFactory (Paid Source)
One of the best sources when it comes to art quality. You’ll have to pay the price, though, as you can only access their images if you have a paid subscription.
Whoo, and there they are, all the best sites for food clipart you can find on the internet. As you can see, there is a big selection of places that host images of this type. We hope this list will be helpful for you. With such a wide selection of great sources, you might get stuck choosing the right picture for your project. Our advice? Don’t overthink it! Just go with what feels right and enjoy!
If this was of use to you in any way, leave us a comment and tell us. We’re happy to hear what you have to say, and we’d love to see what you have compiled using pictures from these sites.
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