Are there any anime like food wars?
I don't necessarily mean just the cooking aspect of it, but a similar plot.
Can't say for sure. I don't know all the anime. If this would be about manga, one good example is Iron Wok Jan.
The Silent Hero - A man of few words.
Stephen Chow's God of Cookery is a blast, albeit not anime.
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Well, if you mean actual similar plot, there's Yakitate!! Japan, which is about bread baking competition/tournament, etc.
But if you meant plot, as in a taste of the food exploding women out of their clothing, not so much... although Gourmet Girl Graffiti has the occasional foodgasm, and Wakakozake (a short) has food appreciation.
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If you mean a similar style without cooking (as in underdog and friends fighting to survive against the establishment) ...
I'd suggest ...
My Romantic Comedy Snafu
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Aoharu x Machinegun
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Food Wars is kind of in a class by itself let me put some shows out there.
Waaaay over the top action
Kill la Kill
Competitive / Competition
No Game No Life
Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?
GIRLS und PANZER - Competitive tank battles
Ben-To - Martial arts battles over half price bento.
Kuroko's Basketball - Basketball with superpowers.
Saki - Mahjong with superpowers
Cooking / Food related
Doamygar-D - Short form anime retro mecha show involving Japanese confectionery (seriously).
Dagashi Kashi - You will learn more then you ever wanted to know about Japanese junk food with this show.
Funimation / Hulu
sweetness & lightning
Gourmet Girl Graffiti