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Barefoot Contessa

How to stream ‘Barefoot Contessa’

Ina Garten gets back to basics.


Jaime Carrillo


Published Jul 14, 2020   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 5:50 pm CST

When you hear that jazzy piano tune and see Ina Garten strolling down the beach, you know it’s Barefoot Contessa time. One of the best programs on the Food Network is still going strong.

Ina Garten is a domestic goddess who lives the good life from her home in the Hamptons. Every episode is a peak into her swanky lifestyle rife with cocktail parties and weekday soirees. Luckily, becoming a great entertainer and cook is attainable for plebs like us. And Ina Garten is going to show us how, from cooking the perfect roast chicken, making gorgeous floral centerpieces, and if we’re lucky, dessert.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Barefoot Contessa.

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What is Barefoot Contessa?

Ina Garten began her formative professional life as an employee in the Office of Management and Budget in the Ford and Carter administrations. She purchased a specialty food store in Westhampton Beach, New York. It was called Barefoot Contessa, her show’s namesake. She operated the store until 1996 when she sold it to employees. After writing a best-seller cookbook and developing a popular website, Ina Garten landed a cooking show in 2002. The show features her, her husband Jeffrey, their friends, and the many parties she throws.

  • Launched: November 2002
  • Channel: Food Network
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Starring: Presented by Ina Garten
  • Seasons: 26
  • Status: Pending

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What the critics are saying

  • “The series, which is named after Garten’s former high-end food market in New England, offers viewers a chance to learn how delicious, elegant meals can be created using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. She also demonstrates how complicated dishes — many of which originate in France — can be adapted to meet the needs and palates of the people cooking them. The show’s upscale Hampton, N.Y., setting — as well as the recipes it showcases — gives it a somewhat more cultured and refined tone than other Food Network series. Garten’s personality also seems rather reserved when compared to popular TV chefs like Rachael Ray and Paula Deen, which means she may be less of a winner with younger kids. But Garten’s frequent references to her happy marriage, as well as the stories she shares about her life and the role that food as has played in it, creates a pleasant viewing experience for cooking fans with a taste for the finer things.” –Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media

How to stream Barefoot Contessa

Food Network is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. 

Barefoot Contessa on Philo

Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of Food Network, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.


Barefoot Contessa on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, Food Network, where you can stream hits like Good Eats and Chopped.

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Barefoot Contessa on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To stream Barefoot Contessa, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

Fubo TV packages
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)

Barefoot Contessa on Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to Food Network, you’ll either need Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

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Orange + Blue$50

Barefoot Contessa on Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. It’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports. Now, it carries a lot more. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream Barefoot Contessa—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

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Barefoot Contessa on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Food Network, get in at the AT&T TV Now Entertainment tier to stream it.

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Optimo Mas$86

Barefoot Contessa on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking to stream Barefoot Contessa, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

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*First Published: Jul 14, 2020, 2:39 pm CDT