These 17 Irresistibly Delicious Love Quotes About Food Will Make You Hungry

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No matter how you slice and dice it, food and love are inextricably tied.

In fact, YourTango polled more than a thousand hungry readers for our Breakfast, Love & Dinner survey, and 75 percent agreed that preparing food for someone is a significant act of love. WOAH.

If that doesn't get you hungry for some sweet, sweet romantic dinners, I don't know what will.

So in honor of this, we've gathered 17 of the most inspiring love quotes (that are also about food) to get your stomach rumbling. You're welcome. 

Love is life’s greatest gift, which is why people have a passion for love quotes - and we’ve got you covered. When it comes to saying “I love you”, the truth about marriage, or even finding the perfect love quote for your guy, we have all the cute (or sexy!) quotes you need.

1. Just GO for it.

"Cooking is like love: It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." — Harriet van Horne

2. It's true. Hangry and love don't mix.


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

3. A good dinner will make anyone smile.

"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." A lan D. Wolfelt

4. Simple creatures.

"It's absolutely unfair for women to say that guys only want one thing: sex. We also want food." ― Jarod Kintz

5. Ain't that the truth.

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ― George Bernard Shaw

6. Food is more intimate than you think.

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him...the people who give you their food give you their heart." — Cesar Chavez

7. NEVER regret the potatoes.

"I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” ― Nora Ephron

8. We feel you, Dolly. We feel you.


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​"My weaknesses have always been food and men—in that order." — Dolly Parton

9. Don't take sharing lightly.

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

10. You hungry yet?

"Food, far more than sex, is the great leveler. Just as every king, prophet, warrior, and saint has a mother, so every Napoleon, every Einstein, every Jesus has to eat." — Betty Fussell

11. All we really need.

"The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death." ― E.M. Forster

12. Both are okay with us.

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ― Charles M. Schulz

13. OH it's so true.


"Great food is like great sex.  The more you have the more you want." — Gael Greene

14. Sexay sexay.

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

15. Are you having a love affair with pizza too?

"I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair." ― Elizabeth Gilbert

16. Beware of those people who don't eat.

"People who love to eat are always the best people." — Julia Child


"Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it's too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something." — Lyle Lovett