There is no doubt that food tv shows are taking over television who are not exclusive of food networks anymore, you can watch food shows anywhere and they are fun, entertaining and educative. You even get to know about the life of most characters and some background history.
On Netflix there are several shows to choose as Avec Eric, with Eric Ripert where you will find a lot of exotic food. Street Food Around the world is very entertaining to know different cultures and get some inspiration. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is an excellent show covering everything and very watchable, Cooked is another show you may like if you are into in-house food shows, a really good show.
Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse is a great show streaming on Amazon. Diners Drive-Ins and Dives from Food Network is very entertaining and you will get to know a lot of history. Fresh off the Boat is an ABC comedy happening in a restaurant and Star Plates on Food Network is a show that will show you how star chefs work during an ordinary restaurant service.
There are a lot of different styles to choose, highly entertaining and educational, some of them funny and some of them very fancy and professional.