130+ Food Puns That Will Leave You Hungry for More

Updated: May 08, 2024

These funny food puns will have you craving seconds—and thirds!

What’s more delicious than a food pun? Probably a six-course meal with a never-ending dessert buffet, but hey, this might be second best. Or should we say, second … zest. Sorry, but we’re just getting started! Whether you’re a seasoned pun master or just looking to add a little spice to your conversations, this tasty wordplay is the perfect recipe for a good time. So put on your chef’s hat, sharpen your wit and join us below as we cook up the best food puns and jokes on Ina Garten’s internet.

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Funny food puns


  • I’m kind of big dill.
  • I’ve got a queso the Mondays.
  • Let’s wok out!
  • In pizza we crust.
  • Cheesy puns mac me so happy!
  • I’m ramen on empty.
  • The pesto’s yet to come!
  • Corn you dig it?
  • Udon know what you’re talking about!
  • Donut disturb.
  • We’re mint to be.
  • Bready or not, here I crumb!
  • It takes two to mango.
  • You’re bacon me crazy!
  • I’ve only got one loaf to live.
  • Please romaine calm.
  • I’m souper excited for dinner.
  • You’re a real pizza work.
  • I’ll always be your partner in wine.
  • Go Shawty, it’s sherbert day!
  • Everything I brew, I brew it for you.

Loving these wholesome food puns? Check out more of our favorite clean jokes!

Romantic food puns

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  • Words can’t espresso what you mean to me.
  • You’re the raisin I smile!
  • You’re all that and dim sum.
  • You’re shrimply the best.
  • Thanks for pudding up with me.
  • Let’s taco ’bout how amazing you are.
  • You are soda-rn adorable!
  • If you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple!
  • You guac my world.
  • I only have pies for you.
  • You’re my butter half.
  • In queso you didn’t know, I love you!
  • I hate it when my bay leaves.
  • Words cannot express hummus I love you.
  • I’m fondue you!
  • You look absolutely radish-ing.
  • I’m nuts about cashew.
  • I have a latte love for you.
  • Thanks for being my soymate.
  • You’re absolutely spec-taco-lar!
  • Muffin compares to you!
  • I love you a latke!

If humor is your love language, we bet your sweetheart will love these flirty knock-knock jokes too.

Friendship food puns

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  • I a-peach-iate you!
  • You’re second to naan.
  • You’ll always be my best-tea.
  • Thank you so mochi for being a great friend.
  • You feta believe you’re my favorite person!
  • Everything’s gonna brie all right.
  • I cherry-ish our friendship.
  • What s’more could I possibly ask for in a friend?
  • I have raisin to believe you’re my bestie!
  • Lettuce be friends!

You’ll also want to send these funny friend memes to your bestie ASAP.

Cooking puns


  • Let’s stir things up.
  • Take a whisk and try this new recipe.
  • Thyme to get cooking!
  • I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.
  • Don’t go bacon my heart with your kitchen skills.
  • You make me peel all warm and fuzzy.
  • It’s a little chili in here!
  • You’re grate at cooking!
  • Let’s get saucy.
  • Penne for your thoughts?

If that last one really got you, we’ve got plenty more pasta puns to spice up your daily rotini.

Baking puns


  • I knead you in my life.
  • We’re a batch made in heaven.
  • I’m trying to think of some pancake puns, but they’re all crêpe.
  • Sometimes you’re a weird-dough, but I still love you.
  • I loaf you a lot.
  • Let’s whip up something special.
  • Sometimes we all bake mistakes.
  • I’m on a roll with these baking puns.
  • You’re the icing on my cake.
  • Dough not underestimate my baking skills.
  • I’m going to flour you with compliments.
  • Baking with you is a piece of cake.
  • Baking is a labor of loaf.
  • Y’all bready to go?
  • You butter back off, pal!
  • Life is what you bake it!
  • Life tip: Never make plans with croissants. They’re flaky.

Do you always forget the punchline when you’re trying to tell a joke? Memorize these short jokes and you’ll never have that problem again!

Fruit puns


  • You’re one in a melon.
  • You’re the zest!
  • I’m bananas about you.
  • You’re berry special to me.
  • I think you’re grape!
  • Orange you glad we’re besties?
  • Lime yours till the end of time.
  • Honey, dew you love me?
  • I’m just feeling a bit melon-choly.
  • I can’t pear to live without you.
  • Kiwi be friends?
  • Let’s make like a banana and split this dessert.

Take a bite out of even more fruit puns that are berry funny.

Vegetable puns

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  • Let that shiitake go.
  • Kale me maybe?
  • I have mush-room in my heart for you.
  • I love you from my head to-ma-toes.
  • Peas be mine!
  • Turnip the beet.
  • Good chives only.
  • I’m rooting for you.
  • Chard times call for silly food puns.
  • Stopping to take a leek.
  • Don’t settle for mediokra.

Who knows—these food puns might even get your kids to eat their veggies! And these other hilarious puns for kids will certainly make them LOL.

Junk-food puns


  • You’re friend-chip goals!
  • Time fries when I’m with you.
  • You’ve stolen a pizza my heart.
  • I donut know what I’d do without you.
  • You’re one smart cookie.
  • My mind is playing Twix on me!
  • I love you s’more each day.
  • If you don’t like tacos, I’m nacho type.
  • You’re like my favorite candy bar—half sweet and half nuts!
  • When I get mad, ice cream!

If you have a sweet tooth, these candy puns are a real life saver.

Punny food jokes


  • Why couldn’t the tortilla get a girlfriend?
    It was too corny!
  • What’s a potato’s favorite day of the week?
  • What does an orange say when it’s excited?
    “I’m juiced!”
  • What do you get when you play tug-of-war with a pig?
    Pulled pork.
  • How do you keep intruders out of a castle made of cheese?
    Build a moatzarella!
  • What do you call a fake noodle?
    An impasta.
  • What kind of car does a goat drive?
  • Where does the spaghetti go to dance?
    The Meat Ball.
  • What do my horse and condiments have in common?
    I call my horse Mayo, and sometimes Mayo neighs.
  • What did the spoon say to the knife when they saw how busy the restaurant was?
    “Fork it—let’s get takeout.”
  • What’s a philosopher’s favorite food?
    Raisin d’être.
  • What did the one tortilla chip say to the other during a lull in the conversation?
    “Things are getting guacward.”
  • Why are eggs such good comedians?
    They’re always yolking around!
  • Did you see the movie about the hot dog?
    It was an Oscar wiener.
  • What did the chicken say to the duck when she dropped a glass?
    “Party fowl!”
  • Why did the cook throw out his spaghetti sauce?
    It was pasta expiration date.
  • What’s the corn’s favorite a cappella group?
    In Perfect Hominy.
  • What did the cop say when he arrested the bread thief?
    “Focaccia red-handed!”
  • What does a grape say when it gets stepped on?
    Nothing—it just lets out a little wine.

Too early in the day for that one? Nah, it’s always wine o’clock with a funny wine pun!

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