150 Funny Food Quotes And Sayings For Your Inner Foodie

Food is necessary for life, but for many of us, it is also how we celebrate (just see the food quotes section about cake).

Family dinners, going out with friends, and celebrating our achievements, are a part of our food culture.

If you express love through food, you might be Italian, Greek, or from the south!

Then again, there are plenty of food quotes about love, so maybe you’re just human!

What is the ‘food of love’?

Well, that line actually refers to a Shakespeare reference to music because music was thought to be food for the soul.

Of course, Southerners might tell you there is only one kind of soul food!

As someone who grew up in the south, I can assure you they are not lying!

Some food quotes will have you doing some deep belly laughing, so keep reading.

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Inspirational food quotes about pizza

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1. “You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not pizza.” ― Unknown

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2. “Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you.” ― Bill Murray

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3. “Pizza is like the entire food pyramid!” ― Madeline Oles

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4. “Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.” ― Bill Murray

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5. “There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box in your lap.” ― Kevin James

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6. “Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.” ― Andrew W.K.

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7. “Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes.” ― Amy Neftzger

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8. “A pizza slice a day keeps sadness away.” ― Jet Paacal

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9. “I’d rather have leftover pizza than leftover feelings.” ―Sarah Burgess

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10. “Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge, let’s go!” ― Aubrey Plaza

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11. “Carbs are the answer. No matter the question.” ― Unknown

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12. “There’s no “we” in ice cream.” ― Unknown

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13. “Abs are temporary. Chocolate is forever.” ― Unknown

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14. “The only clubs I’m interested in are sandwiches.” ―Unknown

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15. “Every day is National Donut Day if you put your mind to it.” ― Unknown

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16. “My mind says ‘abs’ but my heart says ‘cheese fries’.” ― Unknown

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17. “If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?” ― Unknown

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18. “You only live once… Lick the bowl!” ― Unknown

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19. “If we shake out all of the crumbs from all of the keyboards in the world, we can end world hunger.”― Matthew Dolkart

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20. “The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.”― John Walters

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21. “I just don’t want to look back and think I could’ve eaten that.” ― Unknown

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22. “I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.” ― Unknown

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Food quotes about love

23. “In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself.” ― Joe Bastianich

24. “Love means never having to say “Should we get dessert?” ― Unknown

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25. “The key to my heart looks a whole lot like a plate of pasta.” ― Unknown

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26. “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ― Aland D. Wolfelt

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27. “The people who give you their food give you their heart.” ― Caesar Chavez

28. “My weaknesses have always been food & men- in that order.” ― Dolly Parton

29. “Cooking is like love: it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ― Harriet Van Horne

30. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

31. “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ― M.F.K. Fisher

32. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

33. “There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.” — Thomas Wolfe

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34. “Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt.” ― Judith Olney

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35. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” ― Paul Prudhomme

36. “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.” ― Guy Fieri

37. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

38. “It’s okay to play with your food.” ― Emeril Lagasse

39. “Initially let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time.” ― Gordon Ramsay

40. “I believe it’s a cook’s moral obligation to add more butter given the chance.” ― Michael Ruhlman

41. “What you feel like eating at any given moment is what you should have.”― Ferran Adria

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Famous food quotes about cakes

42. “Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” ― Buddy Valastro

43. “A party without a cake is really just a meeting.” ― Julia Child

44. “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” ― Dean Koontz

45. “There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.” ― Harry S. Truman

46. “Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people: it does for me.” ― Audrey Hepburn

47. “Romance is the icing, but love is the cake.” ― Julia Child

48. “Love, love, and cherish life. Also, just eat the cake.” ― Aaron Paul

49. “Let them eat cake.” ― Marie Antoinette

50. “For me, almost always, the answer was cake.” ― Diana Abu-Jaber

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51. “Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” – Ron Swanson

52. “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” – Orson Welles

53. “Life’s too short. Start with Dessert!” – Barbra Streisand

54. “The most powerful social media… it is not the internet, it is not Facebook – it is food. This connects all human beings.” – Alex Atala

55. “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift

56. “Destiny may ride with us today, but there is no reason for it to interfere with lunch.” – Peter the Great

57. “Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain

58. “Instead of past, present and future, I’d prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

59. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde

60. “Popcorn is one of the only situations in which you eat the result of an explosion.”
– Demetri Martin

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61. “I get way too much happiness from good food.” — Elizabeth Olsen

62. “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” — Orson Welles

63. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates

64. “I could talk food all day. I love good food.” — Tom Brady

65. “I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron.” — Sasha Cohen

66. “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis

67. Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.” — Albert Ellis

68. “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” — Fran Lebowitz

69. It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.” — Emmet Fox

70. “He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.” — Samuel Johnson

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71. “I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat.” — Tyra Banks

72. So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” — Franz Kafka

73. “I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.” — Sarah Michelle Gellar

74. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” — William Shakespeare

75. A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.” — George Orwell

76. “My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.” — David Byrne

77. “When I ponder my mind I consistently find It is glued On food.” — Ogden Nash

78. “I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.” — Tyra Banks

79. “Food is my drug of choice.” — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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80. “If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things.” — Martin Yan

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81. “I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.” ― Robert Mondavi

82. “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” ― Sheilah Graham Westbrook

83. “I always say centered food equals centered behavior.” ― Marilu Henner

84. “All food is the gift of the gods and has something of the miraculous, the egg no less than the truffle.” ― Sybille Bedford

85. “Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.” ― Quintilian

86. “My idea of fast food is a mallard.” ― Ted Nugent

87. “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ― Doug Larson

88. “Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

89. “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.” ― Hippocrates

90. “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” ― Moliere

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91. “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” — Ernestine Ulmer

92. “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” —  Giada De Laurentiis

93. “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” — Cesar Chavez

94. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ― George Bernard Shaw

95. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ― David Mamet

96. “When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” — Euripides

97. “Good food gives you energy, and life is all about energy.” — Joe Wicks

98. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.“ — James Beard

99. “Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.” — Mary Catherine Bateson

100. “Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially–romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.” ― Chris Bohjalian

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101. “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.” — Anthony Bourdain

102. “Good food is an amazing blessing.” — Brenda Knight

103. “A food’s value is based on how good it tastes.” — Homaro Cantu

104. “Good food is the basis of true happiness.” — Auguste Escoffier

105. “Food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes.” — Richard Gere

106. “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” — Norman Borlaug

107. “Food is a part of our contract with life.” — Bryant McGill

108. “Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart.” — Gregory David Roberts

109. “Good food should be a right not a privilege.” — Alice Waters

110. “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” — Dorothy Day

Food Quotes to Live a Fulfilled Life

111. “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” ― Mark Kurlansky

112. “Good food is a celebration of life.” ― Sophia Loren

113. “Food like love is a deeply emotional matter.” ― Julia Child

114. “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” ― Ann Wigmore

115. “The most important thing to remember about food labels is that you should avoid foods that have labels.” ― Joel Fuhrman

116. “One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been that I have never stopped learning about Good Cooking and Good Food.” ― Edna Lewis

117. “Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly have time to think about food.” ― Peace Pilgrim

118. “Good food is a right, not a privilege. It brings children into a positive relationship with their health, community and environment.” ― Alice Waters

119. “Food can become such a point of anxiety – not because it’s food, but just because you have anxiety. That’s how eating disorders develop.” ― Vanessa Carlton

120. Food simply isn’t important to me.” ― Alice Paul

Food Quotes Savoring Life’s Flavors

121. “Food is not just sustenance; it’s a celebration of culture, a love language, and a journey of flavors.” ― Anthony Bourdain

122. “In the world of cuisine, every dish tells a story, and every bite is a chapter in a delicious adventure.” ― Julia Child

123. “Food is the canvas, and the chef is the artist, creating masterpieces that delight the senses and nourish the soul.” ― Gordon Ramsay

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124. “Eating is not just about filling the belly; it’s about feeding the heart, mind, and spirit with joy and satisfaction.” ― Oprah Winfrey

125. “The table is where we come together, share our lives, and savor the moments that truly matter.” ― Michelle Obama

126. “In the world of food, creativity is the secret ingredient, and passion is the recipe for excellence.” ― Wolfgang Puck

127. “Food has the power to bridge divides, transcend language, and bring people together in the warm embrace of a shared meal.” ― Dalai Lama

128. “A well-cooked meal is a love letter to the senses, a symphony of flavors that leaves a lasting impression.” ― Maya Angelou

129. “Food is the thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives, connecting us to our roots and nurturing our bodies.” ― Nelson Mandela

130. “The kitchen is where magic happens, where simple ingredients transform into extraordinary dishes that touch the soul.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

Exploring the Art and Soul of Food Through Food Quotes

131. “Food is a universal language of love; it speaks to the heart and nourishes the soul.” ― Audrey Hepburn

132. “The art of cooking is not just about recipes; it’s about creating memories and moments that last a lifetime.” ― Julia Child

133. “Food is a reflection of our history, culture, and identity; it’s a way to preserve our heritage and share it with the world.” ― Anthony Bourdain

134. “Every dish is a story, and every bite is a chapter, revealing the essence of a culture and the heart of a home.” ― Gordon Ramsay

135. “Food is the bridge that connects us to our past, the present, and the future, reminding us of the flavors of our heritage.” ― Oprah Winfrey

136. “The act of sharing a meal is a gesture of love, a bond that transcends words and speaks directly to the heart.” ― Wolfgang Puck

137. “Food is a reflection of life’s beauty; it’s in the simplicity of a perfect tomato or the richness of a well-cooked stew.” ― Michelle Obama

138. “Cooking is an art form, and the kitchen is my canvas. Every dish is a masterpiece waiting to be savored.” ― Dalai Lama

139. “Food is the poetry of the senses, the language of the heart, and the symphony of flavors that dances on the palate.” ― Maya Angelou

140. “Food is not just nourishment; it’s a cultural exchange, a source of joy, and a testament to the beauty of diversity.” ― Nelson Mandela

141. “Enjoy yourself and have a sense of humor. After all, food is only one part of a meal.” ― Alison Cayne

142. “Make your food tasty and crunchy and crave-worthy and delicious.” ― Bobby Flay

143. “America. At home, it’s a pace that’s steady but focused, and where the food is always abundant and served family-style.” ― Bobby Flay

144. “Make small changes, introduce good habits, prep your own food more and exercise regularly.” ― Joe Wicks

145. “Food is medicine, but community is medicine too.” ― Mark Hyman

146. “The imperative to transform our food system is not just medical moral, or environmental, but economic.” ― Dr Mark Hyman

147. “WE LOVE TO EAT. We love to cook. We love the way good food, prepared ourselves, and makes us feel inside—whole, if not healthier.” ― Thomas Keller

148. “What yields the most delicious, healthful results is, in fact, the simplest: cooking at home.” ― Mario Batali

149. “The word ‘family’ means something different to us all, especially when it comes to food.” ― Jamie Oliver

150. “I have always said that chefs eat the best food and the worst in equal measures.” ― Gordan Ramsey

What did you learn from these food quotes?

Over 25 years ago, Dr. Gary Chapman introduced the world to five love languages: words of affirmation, receiving gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch.

Experts, along with Patrick Wanis, Ph.D., think there might be a sixth love language.

You guessed it; food!

Dr. Wanis says that “Food incorporates all the other five languages and all five senses.

It’s a very powerful way of creating a connection and expressing love.”

In what ways do you express love with food?

Maybe you post all your delicious food on Instagram?

You can probably caption some of your photos with some of these food quotes!

If you are a “foodie” then you will love these quotes.

Maybe they will even inspire you to host a dinner party, complete with a dessert of course!

If you are trying to lose weight, a hard task for us foodies, don’t fret!

There are many great recipes out there that are low carb and healthy, while also tasting quite yummy!

Who says you have to choose between “eating to live” or “living to eat”?

You can have the right balance and do both!

Share your favorite food quotes and sayings in the comment section below.

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Danielle is the Managing Editor for EverydayPower.com. She has a Master's in Management and Leadership and is also a Life Coach. These skills, coupled with her background, both professional and personal, help her write on a variety of topics. This content is centered on team and self-development, trauma, motivation, and other inspirational messages. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. When not writing she can found reading, cooking, and helping others overcome obstacles in their daily lives.
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