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99 Fun Food Quotes and Sayings for Any Food Lover

Get ready to up your Instagram caption game with these food quotes.

Sure, plenty of us love food. And if you have a favorite food, it might be hard to put into words just what you love about your favorite treat. Whether it brings you back to your childhood, conjures a happy memory, or is just plain delicious, everyone's idea of the perfect meal is different. But no matter what your tastes are, you're sure to get a kick out of these 99 food quotes.

We've rounded up some of the best sayings about popular foods like dessert and pizza, as well as general food quotes about cooking and enjoying a meal. Use these in your Instagram captions, or just revel in their ability to sum up the joys of eating.

Pizza Quotes

two people sharing pizza, pasta, and bruschetta
  • "Any pizza can be a personal one if you cry while you eat it." — Aparna Nancherla
  • "I love pizza. I want to marry it but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding." — Mike Birbiglia
  • "There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap." — Kevin James
  • "I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair." — Elizabeth Gilbert

Snack Quotes

Grilled cheese

Bread Quotes

Seeded whole grain bread

Breakfast Quotes

Bacon in a small skillet ready to eat for breakfast
  • "All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." — John Gunther
  • "A bagel in the hand is worth two in the toaster."
  • "Give me all the bacon and eggs you have." — Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
  • "There has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food." — Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

Coffee Quotes

Coffee beans with metal scoop
  • "There were some problems only coffee and ice cream could fix." — Amal El-Mohtar
  • "Man, I will say anything for a cup of coffee." — Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
  • "If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." — Abraham Lincoln

Wine Quotes

honey wine mead
  • "I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." — W.C. Fields
  • "Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures." — M.F.K. Fisher
  • "All worries are less with wine." — Amit Kalantri

Vegetable Quotes

grilled vegetables on a platter
  • "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." — Mark Twain
  • "Cabbage gotta be one of the most underrated stuffed things." — Chrissy Teigen
  • "Beets are the devil's root." — Chrissy Teigen
  • "A lot of people cry when they cut onions. The trick is not to form an emotional bond."
  • "It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." — Lewis Grizzard
  • "Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie." — Jim Davis
  • "I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they're either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live." — Frank Bruni

Burger Quotes

Fast food double cheeseburger
  • "Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius." — Matthew McConaughey
  • "Life is too short to miss out on beautiful things like a double cheeseburger." — Channing Tatum
  • "Cheeseburger in paradise: heaven on Earth with an onion slice." — Jimmy Buffett
  • "I would like a cheeseburger, with a side of cheeseburger, and see if they can make me a cheeseburger smoothie." — Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
  • "Sometimes I thank God… for cheeseburgers." — Garth Brooks

Meat Quotes

Pork ribs
  • "Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start." — Anthony Bourdain
  • "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." — Julia Child
  • "My favorite animal is steak." — Fran Lebowitz
  • "Thanks, cows. I appreciate your tastiness." — Craig Ferguson
  • "I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There's turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, 'man, just be yourself.'" — Mitch Hedberg
  • "I try to only eat animals that are vegan. I'm probably the opposite of a vegan." — Jim Gaffigan
  • "Meat isn't murder, it's delicious." — John Lydon

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Pasta Quotes

plate penne pasta tomato sauce
  • "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti." — Sophia Loren
  • "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." — Federico Fellini
  • "I tell people I'm on a low-carb diet. But in reality, I just eat pasta while lying on the floor." — Stephen Colbert
  • "When you're eating fresh pasta for the first time, it's such a magical discovery." — Cecily Strong
  • "No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: It requires so much attention." — Christopher Morley
  • "The trouble with eating Italian is that 5 or 6 days later, you're hungry again." — George Miller

Comfort Food Quotes

Mashed potatoes
  • "No one can wear tight clothes and eat poutine—that's a fact. Dress with stretch!" — Antoni Porowski
  • "I love avocado toast, but I hate that it costs $20 when I can make it for 75 cents at home." — Molly Bernard
  • "If I want to eat chicken fingers, I'm going to frickin' eat chicken fingers, you better believe that, and I'm going to get the chocolate cake too." — Hunter McGrady
  • "I think of mashed potatoes as comfort food, because they kind of taste like nothing." — Constance Wu
  • "My love of potatoes goes deep. I love the red ones. I love the purple ones. I love the pink ones. I love the waxy ones. I love the dry ones. I love the big ones. I love the small ones." — Shailene Woodley
  • "I'm into grilled cheese. Grilled cheese makes me feel beautiful." — Emma Stone
  • "I put salt on everything. I need a lot of salt in my life. It's one of my joys. No one will ever take it away from me." — Zoe Lister-Jones
  • "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" — Lin Yutang

Cheese Quotes

Easily cutting cheese with a piece of floss
  • "A world without cheese would be like a world without sunshine." — Miriam Shor
  • "You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese." — Anthony Bourdain
  • "I just don't see the point of not eating cheese. I mean, if God didn't want us to eat cheese, would he have let man invent it?" — Lisa Samson
  • "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Dessert Quotes

chocolate chip cookies plated
  • "I wish I could bake a cake full of rainbows and smiles and we'd all eat it and be happy." — Mean Girls
  • "Eat cake for breakfast." — Kate Spade
  • "A party without cake is just a meeting." — Julia Child
  • "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand." — Barbara Johnson
  • "We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie." — David Mamet
  • "Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal." — Voltaire
  • "Anything is good if it's made of chocolate." — Jo Brand
  • "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles M. Schulz
  • "Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron." — Glenn Beck
  • "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans." — Ronald Reagan
  • "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." — Ernestine Ulner
  • "Anyone who tries to make brownies without butter should be arrested." — Ina Garten
  • "You can be miserable before you have a cookie, and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie, but you can't be miserable while you are eating a cookie." — Ina Garten
  • "Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart." — Erma Bombeck
  • "It's my favorite kind of cake: gigantic!" — Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project
  • "Anything that contains raisins can be replaced with M&Ms." — Alton Brown
  • "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." — Carl Sagan

Cooking Quotes

Olive oil
  • "There's no such thing as too much olive oil." — Giada De Laurentiis
  • "A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness." — Elsa Schiaparelli
  • "Cooking is a subject you can never know enough about. There is always something new to discover." — Bobby Flay
  • "I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits." — Shauna Niequist
  • "No matter how cheesy it sounds, when you cook with excitement, love, real care, and attention, it tastes better." — Lily Collins
  • "The most underused tool in the kitchen is the brain." — Alton Brown
  • "Fools make feasts and wise men eat them." — Benjamin Franklin

Food Quotes for Anytime

Red velvet cake slice
  • "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." — Oscar Wilde
  • "You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together." — Anthony Bourdain
  • "Good food is very often, even most often, simple food." — Anthony Bourdain
  • "First we eat, then we do everything else." — M.F.K. Fisher
  • "Another day, another 13,000 calories." — Andy Lassner
  • "People who love to eat are always the best people." — Julia Child
  • "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." — Virginia Woolf
  • "Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch." — Orson Welles
  • "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." — George Bernard Shaw
  • "Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." — Alan D. Wolfelt
  • "I'm 48, I'm entitled, and I'm eating whatever I want to eat." — Kelly Ripa (now 49)
  • "I really love food, and I want to take joy in it, and part of enjoying my food is also knowing that it's positive for other creatures and not harming anyone." — Natalie Portman
  • "Food is a big part of the home, and it brings people together—even if they don't want to be." — Hallie Meyers-Shyer
  • "The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one." — Erma Bombeck

Holiday Food Quotes

Roasted turkey
  • "Hey I just met you, and this is gravy, but here's my stuffing, so carve me maybe." — Mitchell Bader
  • "I come from a home where gravy is a beverage." — Erma Bombeck
  • "Cooking tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out." — Nicole Hollander
  • "It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak." — Phyllis Diller

Now that you know all of these fun food quotes, you can use them when you need a good laugh (or a good Instagram caption).

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