Feast Your Eyes: The Best Food in Anime!

Whether they’re saving the world, destroying it, or just trying to pass their exams, every character gets hungry at some point. Good thing anime has some of the best food you’ll ever see—magical, mundane, and even monstrous! Let’s salivate over some of the tastiest 2D dishes.

All Spirit World Food—Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)

Best Food in Anime Spirited Away

When it comes to food, why settle for just quality when you can get quality and quantity? It’s impossible to pick just one sumptuous dish. Sushi, breaded pork cutlets (tonkatsu) sponge cake—there’s more yummy flavors than any mortal can handle!

Fake Pork Roast—Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!)

Best Food in Anime Shokugeki no Souma

Tootsuki Culinary Academy produces the world’s best entrees—including this pork roast that will blow your clothes off! Only in anime would that be considered an appropriate reaction to eating delicious food.

Pizza—Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)

Best Food in Anime Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch

What’s an immortal witch’s one weakness? Pizza Hut! The mysterious C.C. secretly lives with protagonist Lelouch, but will jeopardize her cover for a slice of cheesy heaven. We agree-when it comes to quick, tasty food, there’s nothing much better than a box of piping hot pizza delivered straight to your door.

Senzu Beans—Dragon Ball Z

Best Food in Anime Dragon Ball Z

What we consider to be “the best food” doesn’t always have to be the most delicious! Senzu Beans have the texture of celery, they taste like fish…and they instantly heal any injury. It’s a tradeoff!

Giant Octopus—Dragon Ball Super

Best Food in Anime Dragon Ball Super

Not everyone can afford to be a gourmand. Sometimes, you just want as much food as possible to fill your stomach. Family time cuts into Vegeta’s training schedule. How does he endure it? By feeding his Saiyan appetite with a house-sized octopus, of course! Of course, raw octopus is a delicacy in Japan, so it’s not that strange.

Mystery Croquettes—Kill la Kill

Best Food in Anime Kill la Kill

Ahh, there’s nothing better than enjoying a home-cooked meal with family. Sukuyo Mankanshoku’s mystery croquettes have questionable ingredients—but don’t worry, none of them are poisonous. They’ve been known to turn people into butter!

Apples—Death Note

Best Food in Anime Death Note

Food can be an addiction! Apples are delicious and nutritious—even more so for the Shinigami, who only have withered fruit in their dead world.

Potatoes—Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

sasha potato

In a world where humans are Titan food, Sasha’s precious potatoes are a tasty and healthy reason to fight on!

Phantom Ramen—Space☆Dandy

Best Food in Anime Space Dandy

It’s a big universe, and somewhere out there a lonely alien makes the greatest ramen in known space…with a surprising secret ingredient. Phantom Ramen is a food that’s out of this world!

Grilled Salmon—Wakako-zake

Best Food in Anime Wakako-zake

Traditional Japanese food is famous for being healthy and delicious. Wakako knows exactly how to enjoy grilled salmon—with crispy skin and a glass of cold sake. “Pshuuu,” indeed!

Lemonade—Afro Samurai

Best Food in Anime Afro Samurai

World-class fighter Afro watched his father die, and his childhood went downhill from there. This sweet summer drink is one of his fondest and only joys.

Strawberry Shortcake—K-On!

Best Food in Anime K-On!

In anime, sweet foods are any high school girl’s weakness! Thanks to the wealthy Tsumugi Kotobuki, the light music club’s tea parties have the tastiest cakes money can buy!

Bread—Yakitate!! Japan

Best Food in Anime Yakitate!! Japan

Kazuma Azuma devotes his life to making the greatest bread known to man. Skeptical? One of his creations literally sends you to Heaven!

Charlotte—Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Best Food in Anime Mahou Shoujo

Charlotte is French strawberry mousse cake; in Madoka, it’s also the name of a witch. Her labyrinth is made of sweets you’ll lose your head over!

Anpan—Sore Ike! Anpanman


Anpanman is a superhero whose head is made of anpan—a bread snack with sweet bean filling. Just one bite of his head fills you right up! This anime is full of characters based off different foods, mostly bread!

Coffee—Tokyo Ghoul

Best Food in Anime Tokyo Ghoul

Nobody knows why ghouls are able to drink coffee. But if it’s enough to satisfy flesh-eating monsters, it’s got to be good!

Waffles—Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar)

Best Food in Anime Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar

Sugar is a snow fairy in training, and her favorite human food is waffles. It’s even her catchphrase: “Waffo!”

Omurice—Koufuku Graffiti

Best Food in Anime Koufuku Graffiti

Middle schooler Ryou Machiko hopes to one day cook as well as her grandmother. If this omelette-covered fried rice is any indication, she’s well on her way!

Barbecue Chips—Naruto

Best Food in Anime Naruto

Stocky shinobi Chouji Akimichi is constantly seen munching on snacks. He loves his barbecue chips, and won’t hesitate to fight for them. Good thing—one of his techniques converts fat into raw power!

Fancy Tuna—Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)

Best Food in Anime Ouran Koukou Host Club

Super-smart scholarship student Haruhi Fujioka is a sucker for gourmet food. She’s easily bribed with this delicious fish!

All the food—Toriko

Best Food in Anime Toriko

Known as “The Glutton” thanks to his insatiable appetite, Toriko lives and breathes food, and will go to any lengths to discover the rarest ingredients and most delicious foods that the Gourmet World has to offer!

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