A list of cozy games like Cooking Simulator with spicy gameplay on Nintendo Switch.
Cooking Simulator offered a heated blend of creativity, challenge, and unlimited opportunities to experience that chef life.
Its realistic kitchen and dash of real-life physics struck a chord with gamers of all ages and I thoroughly enjoyed making a bit of a mess without having to clean any of it up.
As cooking games go this one stood out to me for the freedom of its sandbox mode. After a stressfully long day, I’d order myself a takeaway and pretend I was the ultimate chef as I let off some steam in the virtual kitchen and even throw kitchen knives at imaginary sous chefs.
Any game where I can actually play around with cheese and other dairy products makes me very happy.
I’m terribly dairy intolerant and cooking really isn’t much fun for me anymore, so when I can play with virtual ingredients and make whatever I want I have a lot of fun.
There are so many culinary adventures to expand your cooking game repertoire in the world of restaurant cooking which you can add to your Switch library, I’ve found 10 more cooking games that will turn you into one hot cooking mama.
So, don your virtual apron, grab your Joy-Cons, and get ready to add these top cozy games like Cooking Simulator on Nintendo Switch.
10 Cozy Games like Cooking Simulator on Switch
1. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
Take your culinary skills on the road in your food truck in Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
You’ll need quick reactions in this story-driven campaign set in a dystopian future USA with sassy robot friends, where you cook real dishes across multiple levels.
It’s fast-paced and hilarious at times when playing with friends, but if you’re more of a solo player who wants to take it easier you can toggle on Chill Mode at any time.
2. Epic Chef
Become an Epic Chef in a world inspired by the fantasy novels of Sir Terry Pratchett.
In this funny story-driven adventure game, you can farm, craft, and combine ingredients to make new recipes.
Experiment with thousands of different combinations to create a unique menu. You are free to explore the streets and fields of the town and meet the locals or take on an epic battle of skills to see if you can be crowned the cooking king!
3. Good Pizza, Great Pizza
It’s never enough cheese okay?
Experience the coziest kitchen experience in Good Pizza, Great Pizza. This restaurant simulator has a wholesome story at its core but I’m here for the ASMR.
You can earn money to upgrade your shop and make it the cutest pizza shop ever!
I found this game can be repetitive and a bit of a chore on occasion but as restaurant games go it’s very popular among other cozy gamers.
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4. Yum Yum Cookstar
Do you love rainbow foods?
In Yum Yum Cookstar you will stir, fry, chop and bake your way through 70+ recipes in an energetic new competition hosted by Chef Yum Yum.
Make unicorn-inspired foods with vegetarian variations including Rainbow Waffles, Unicorn Smoothies, Sushi Burritos and French Toast Cake.
Get ready to put your culinary skills to the test! You’ll be able to create a variety of dishes with the help of different kinds of utensils as you unlock appliance customization.
5. Lemon Cake
Restore an abandoned bakery and prepare pastries in Lemon Cake.
I live near a tiny bakery and the smell of baked bread in the mornings is heaven!
This is a great game for gamers who fancy creating their own slice of heaven – cook pastries in the kitchen, and serve baked goods to customers hankering after something sweet.
This cozy game has the prettiest graphics, I just feel so relaxed and happy whenever I play it.
Venba is a narrative cooking game where players restore lost recipes and step into the shoes of an Indian mother who relocates to Canada alongside her family during the 1980s.
Take part in the preparation of diverse dishes, rediscover forgotten recipes, engage in meaningful conversations, and embark on an exploration centered around themes of family, love, loss, and beyond.
7. Chef RPG
This Stardew Valley-style game is set in the beautiful ocean town of White Ash Harbor.
As a traveling chef, you’ve been given the task of reviving a once-famous restaurant to help revive the town as a tourist hotspot.
Hunt, harvest and shop for ingredients for your own kitchen. As an opened-ended adventure simulator, you can choose how to grow your restaurants, or not.
Releasing on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) in fall 2023.
8. Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator
If you want a similar real life experience to Cooking Simulator then get ready to bring your dream restaurant to life!
In a Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator you can create and manage your very own culinary haven.
From crafting mouthwatering menus to selecting the perfect décor, from building a top-notch team to mastering the art of cooking, every day will be filled with challenges and rewards in this simulation game.
The only puzzle game on this list!
Inbento is a food-themed puzzle game about arranging food in bento boxes!
In this Japanese-themed wholesome game, you explore tiny vignettes and enjoy culinary brain-teasers as you solve over 120+ puzzles in a heartwarming story about parenthood. It also has cats!
10. Overcooked 2 – Gourmet Edition
Satisfy your cravings for chaos in this hilarious sequel + the DLCs.
Overcooked 2 is a couch co-op for up to 4 players (online play also available) you’ll dash, chop and serve your way to success as you try to navigate tricky restaurants and fussy customers.
Probably the most stress-inducing game on this list and not to every cozy gamer’s taste but it’s one I thoroughly enjoy playing with my player 2. If you can remain calm long enough to communicate the orders correctly you’ll feel a huge sense of accomplishment.
If things get too heated there’s always the fire extinguisher to douse those flames.