For the best food and lifestyle magazines in the Midwest, keep reading. We’ve compiled a list of the nine top publications in the region.


This Chicago-based indie food magazine may not be publishing new issues anymore, but Middlewest’s place on this list is more than warranted. Born out of a partnership between former Time Out Chicagodining editor David Tamarkin and photographer/designer Erica Gannett, the magazine was cleverly designed as a series of oversize recipe cards. By putting the design and aesthetic above all else, Middlewestbroke down stereotypes of what a food magazine should be, presenting content in a new, refreshing way.

Feast Magazine

Debuting in 2010, this large-format magazine covers the entire state of Missouri with a focus on St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as eastern Kansas and Southern Illinois. It also has a strong online and social-media presence. Those looking for a taste of their hometowns or seeking new places to explore will get instant access to all of the region’s best food and drink through Feast’s digital outlets. Feastalso runs an Emmy-winning half-hour television program, showcasing the people and places that define the flavor of the Midwest.

Midwest Living

This leading lifestyle magazine explores the Midwest’s unique flavors and the people who make the region special. The exploration unfolds with an insider’s view of the region’s hidden gems: places to go and things to see and do. Each issue offers delectable recipes, tested for flavor, prepared with indigenous ingredients and photographed in all their mouth-watering splendor. Midwest Livingis delivered to nearly four million subscribers who love the magazine’s great regional culture and lifestyle content.

Driftless Magazine

This self-published, biannual magazine covers everything from food to art to adventuring in the Midwest. Driftless introduces readers to the creative and awe-inspiring wonders the region has to offer by way of stories, interviews, recipes, illustrations and photos. This full-color, 100-page print magazine provides tangible proof that the Midwest is much more than merely flyover territory.

Modern Midwest

This publication caters to lovers of modern living, sharing ideas, inspiration, products and services that make the region unique. The stories you’ll find celebrate and define the Midwest’s distinct take on modern living.


The main subjects covered by Chicago are art, culture, dining and politics in the Windy City. For Chicagoans looking for a hefty dose of all things pertaining to their city, this is the go-to rag.


This St. Louis–based culinary magazine has been around for years, enhancing readers’ knowledge of the food scene in Missouri. Featuring relevant insights on dining, home cooking, drinking and entertainment, Saucehas garnered a loyal following of food lovers in the St. Louis area and across the country.

MidWest Outdoors

For an outdoor slant on the Midwest, check out MidWest Outdoors. With thousands of outdoor articles and video posts, this outlet offers it all: fishing and hunting tips, nature notes, recipes, gear reviews, industry news, vacation-planning ideas, seasonal patterns, trends, safety and more.

Artful Living

Debuting in 2008, Artful Living is an elegant, intelligent publication highlighting art, culture, travel, fashion, home, food, wine and profiles meant to inspire and entertain. Stationed in Minneapolis, this quarterly magazine features beautiful design and engaging original content, bringing the best of the North to an affluent audience with impeccable taste.