60 Food Jokes for Kids That Will Spread Hap-pea-ness

Updated: Jun. 05, 2024

From vegetable quips to dessert wisecracks, these food jokes for kids are guaranteed to make anyone laugh

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to tell your friends the new joke you learned? Yeah, we remember that feeling too. Puns and knock-knock jokes have a way of making kids break into joyous laughter, as do food jokes for kids!

The best food jokes are witty, easy to remember and, yes, a little corny. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the funniest (and cutest) jokes for kids that are all about food—from vegetables and fruits to dairy and bread (pasta too).

If you need some new material for the little ones in your life, read on to learn some of the best food jokes for kids, in all their cheesy glory.

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Fruit jokes for kids

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  • What’s a banana’s favorite way to say thank you?
    Thanks a bunch!
  • What’s an apple’s favorite way to fly?
    Fruit flies.
  • What did the strawberry write to its crush?
    I’m berry fond of you.
  • Why did the peach buy deodorant?
    To freshen up its pits.
  • How do you address a pineapple princess?
    Your pine-ness.
  • Why was the fruit busy on Friday night?
    It had a date.
  • What do you call a band of berries practicing music?
    A jam session.
  • What’s a fruit’s favorite motivational quote?
    Seeds the day!
  • What did the fruit say to its best pal?
    You’re pretty grape.
  • What book did the lime let the lemon borrow?
    A Wrinkle in Lime.

We have to admit, these fruit puns are berry funny too!

Vegetable jokes for kids

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  • Why do beets always win?
    They are un-beet-able.
  • What’s a turnip’s favorite soda?
    Root beer.
  • Why was the artichoke so generous?
    It had a big heart!
  • Why did the vegetable call the plumber?
    It had a leek.
  • What’s a potato’s favorite animal?
    An alli-tater.
  • What do vegetables always order on their pizza?
  • What’s a vegetable’s favorite kind of joke?
    A corny joke.
  • Why did the pod excuse itself from the dinner table?
    It had to pea!
  • What did the vegetable say to its love?
    I love you from my head to-ma-toes.
  • What’s a vegetable’s favorite backyard game?

Loving the vegetable jokes? Try some of these funny vegetable puns and pickle puns too.

Dairy jokes for kids

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  • Why is cottage cheese so polite?
    It’s always curd-eous of others.
  • What did mozzarella say to cheddar on their date?
    “You look sharp!”
  • Why did the man go to the yogurt museum?
    To get a little culture.
  • What do you call a cow in an earthquake?
    A milkshake.
  • What’s a stick of butter’s favorite song?
    “I Melt with You.”
  • What do you call cheese that’s feeling a little sad?
    Blue cheese.
  • What cheese is not yours?
    Nacho cheese.
  • Who brings cows money when they lose their teeth?
    The Tooth Dairy.
  • What’s a cow’s favorite galaxy?
    The Milky Way!
  • What did one cheese scientist say to the other?
    “You’re brie-lliant!”

If you love these food jokes for kids, don’t miss these really gouda cheese puns for more cheesy humor!

Bread jokes for kids

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  • What did one slice of bread say to the other during a fight?
    “You’re toast!”
  • Why did the slice of bread get sent home from school?
    It was feeling crumby.
  • What did the bun do when its plans suddenly changed?
    It rolled with it.
  • What’s a piece of bread’s least favorite chore?
    Doing a loaf of laundry.
  • What’s a slice of bread’s favorite name?
  • What do you call a bagel that can fly?
    A plane bagel.
  • Why didn’t the slice of bread laugh when someone told it a joke?
    It was a little stale.
  • Why did the loaf of bread decide to adopt a puppy?
    It thought the puppy was a-dough-rable.
  • Why did the slice of bread snuggle up in a blanket?
    To get toasty warm.
  • What did the loaf of bread write in a note to its sweetheart?
    I loaf you!

Looking for more bread humor? These bread puns will give you loafs of laughs.

Pasta jokes for kids

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  • Why did the noodle get a tutor?
    It wasn’t spaghetting its homework.
  • When was a noodle a piece of dough?
    In a pasta life.
  • Why did the noodle have to borrow money from its friend?
    It was short a penne.
  • What did the real noodle call the fake noodle?
    An impasta!
  • What’s a noodle’s favorite song?
    “Crazy Pho You.”
  • How did the mac-and-cheese noodle fix the sink?
    With a little elbow grease.
  • What did the pasta noodle get for winning the spelling bee?
    A trofie!
  • What did the mother noodle say to her son at the dinner table?
    “Pasta salt, please.”
  • Why did the pasta noodle run out of the haunted house?
    It was a-fraido!
  • What’s a noodle’s favorite action movie?
    Mission Impastable. 

If the kids love these food jokes, then these pasta puns will surely shake up their daily rotini. (Get it?)

Dessert jokes for kids

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  • What’s a math teacher’s favorite dessert?
  • Why did the wedding cake need a tissue at the reception?
    It was in tiers.
  • What do gingerbread men use to make their beds?
    Cookie sheets.
  • What’s a bed’s favorite dessert?
    A sheet cake.
  • What do you call an ice cream cone in each hand?
    A balanced diet.
  • What did the gummy bears say to the Jolly Rancher after it gave them a gift?
    “You’re too sweet!”
  • Why was the truffle in a rush?
    It was running choco-late.
  • What’s a deer’s favorite ice cream flavor?
    Cookie doe.
  • Why didn’t the teddy bear order dessert?
    It was stuffed.
  • What does a chocolate bar do when something’s funny?
    It snickers!

The wisecracks above will have the kids in your life calling you a proper comedian. Keep the funny lines coming by telling some of these Laffy Taffy jokes too.

Now that you’ve read these food jokes for kids, check out these candy puns to unwrap more giggles.

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