50 Food Quotes & Famous Sayings About Eating Well

Best quotes about food of all time.

Food Quotes & Famous Sayings About Eating Well

Food. A four-letter word that supports our entire life, literally. An aroma of nostalgic home-cooked meals while you're withering away in a bowl of premade ramen noodles. It is an essential element of our everyday lives.

Nothing can bring a group of people together like a feast of delicious foods spread across a table. Throughout every moment of victory or defeat, food has and always will be there for you. Just broke up with your boyfriend? Your best friend shows up with a bottle of cheap wine and Chinese takeout. Celebrating graduation? Your family rents out a restaurant and you are submerged in multiple cuisines. Mourning the death of a family member? Everyone shows up at your house afterward to chow down and drink coffee.


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Food is a universal language and can create bonds from near and far.

Whenever I am on vacation, I not only look forward to sightseeing and white, sandy beaches. I look forward to the culture and cuisine. With every bite from around the world, you can immediately taste the story of the people, the love that goes into every dish, and the pride they have when they see you enjoy every crumb on that empty plate.


Nothing beats the feeling of a home-cooked meal, and also the pure joy of coming home to your family after a long time of not seeing each other. Food brings everyone together despite any past event that might have left a bad taste in your mouth (no pun intended).

Point is, food is everywhere! No matter what the occasion is, you can always rely on a delicious meal to cheer you up. In this article, you'll find a collection of the wittiest and funniest food quotes and famous sayings about eating well from chefs all around the world. Take a look below at the best quotes about food for fellow foodies:

1. Chow down at your own risk.

Food Quotes About Eating Well


“I've long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.”— Anthony Bourdain

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2. Laugh with your mouth closed, Becky!

"Laughter is brightest in the place where food is."— Irish Proverb

3. Make sure to breathe in between bites.

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”— Luciano Pavarotti

4. Not me, Oscar.. not me.

"After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives."— Oscar Wilde


5. In other words, eat all the food!

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”— J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Diet, who? We don't know her.

"The only time to eat diet food is when you're waiting for the steak to cook."— Julia Child

7. Swoon her with your food.

"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate."— Alan D. Wolfelt

8. If you invite me to your house, there better be food!

"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

9. Wake up, munch. Stand up, lunch. Pass out, crunch.

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


10. Popcorn for breakfast!

Food Quotes About Eating Well

"Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem."— James Paterson

11. Eat it, and believe it.

“You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”— Kurt Vonnegut


12. Thanks, Julia!

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

13. He gets it.

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

14. Eat your veggies and dunk them in bacon grease.

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."— Doug Larson

15. Do better!

"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."— Oscar Wilde

16. And I am an onion whore.

"The onion is the truffle of the poor."— Robert J. Courtine

17. Peach=almond? Mind=blown.

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."— Mark Twain


18. Well, that's a terrifying sight.

"I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10-year-old with a Hershey bar and crows feet."— Amy Neftzger

19. Hot soup for president 2020!

"If soup isn't hot enough to make a grown man wince, it's undrinkable."— Terri Guillemets

20. Soul food.

Food Quotes About Eating Well


"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring the soul to the recipe."— Thomas Keller

21. Fruits are God's gift to the cruel world.

"Vegetables are the food of the earth, but the fruits taste of the heavens."— Terri Guillemets

22. Mary is invited to all our birthday parties!

"Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice."— Mary Berry

23. You had me at butter.

"Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!"— James Beard

24. In other words, don't be greedy.

"Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork."— English Proverb

25. We are one with food!

"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go."— Anthony Bourdain


26. Kinda gross.

"Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good."— Beth McCollister

27. My daily mantra

"First we eat, then we do everything else."— M.F.K. Fisher

28. Preach it!

"People want honest, flavorful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare."— Ted Allen

29. The middle-class wins at last!

"You don't need a silver fork to eat good food."— Paul Prudhomme

30. Food is the one sociable friend you always want around.

Food Quotes About Eating Well


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

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31. Never eat alone!

"He who eats alone chokes alone."— Arabian Proverb

32. Someone call a scientist!

"An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh."— Will Rogers

33. Tell that to my mother!

"Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth."— Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi

34. The best/worst feeling in the world.

"I just inhaled kimchi ramen. Nose on fire. Next chapter may be obscured by tears."— Unknown


35. How much is a little?

"A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay."— Marcia Carrington

36. I cackled at the screen, writing this.

"Condensed milk is wonderful. I don't see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans."— Fred Allen

37. Fried green tomatoes, anyone?

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."— Lewis Grizzard

38. Measurements, measurements, measurements!

"When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste."— Laiko Bahrs

39. Only the foodies of the world will understand.

"If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way."— George C. Lichtenberg


40. Hell yeah!

Food Quotes About Eating Well

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."— Ernestine Ulmer

41. Hunger knows what it wants at any time!

"Hunger is a good cook."— Unknown

42. Read that again!

"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor."— Euripides

43. Do not spend your life eating trash.

"If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food."— Sally Edwards


44. Cook for your family, every.single.night.

"I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals, and oven takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly."— Jamie Oliver

45. Try not to stress eat.

"We don't get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we're getting fat."— Gary Taubes

46. Which is your favorite flavor?

"You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."— Ronald Reagan

47. Enjoy the flavors!

"Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and violinist."— G.K. Chesterton


48. We love backward living.

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."— Alfred E. Newman

49. Period!

"There ain't no such thing as wrong food."— Sean Stewart

50. Kick back and eat your sandwich in peace.

Food Quotes About Eating Well

"Food is the most primitive form of comfort."— Sheila Graham


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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and religion.