Some of the best food moments in movies


Awhile ago we published a blog on The best food movies and movie scenes, which proved to be quite popular. We had a lot of nice responses from our readers about their favorite scenes, including the escargot moment in Pretty Woman, the Solent Green jelly moment, and this scene from Tampopo. So when we saw this blog on Serious Eats, Staff Picks: Our Favorite Food Moments in Movies we thought you might be interested in seeing what they had to say. Among their favorites?

  • The spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp
  • The ratatouille scene in the movie of the same name
  • The food fight scene in Hook
  • The restaurant scene in Manhattan

and several from less well known films.

While we'll acknowledge that no scene can top the one from Lady and the Tramp, we do have a few more to add that we can think of off the cuff.

  • Two scenes from Charades - The scene on the boat where Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are eating dinner and suddenly Audrey isn't hungry anymore - or when she tosses the ice cream on him. 
  • The bar scene in the original Star Wars - ditto the Himalayan bar scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • The dinner party in The Hobbit.

If you're enjoying the topic, check out these cookbooks from the EYB library on food and movies. And by all means, contribute your own scenes. At some point, we can compile them all for the authoritative EYB  list.




  • sir_ken_g  on  4/16/2013 at 1:26 PM The great Race pie fight...

  • Vanessa  on  4/16/2013 at 6:55 PM

    Isn't there supposed to be an incredible food scene in Tom Jones? I've never seen about it, but I've heard about it many times!

  • gregschwartz  on  4/16/2013 at 7:09 PM

    the very last scene of The Big Night

  • gregschwartz  on  4/16/2013 at 7:11 PM

    Or rather Big Night. All the feast scenes are also incredible.

  • Ambra Sancin  on  4/28/2013 at 1:18 AM

    Some of my favourite food scenes include pasta, especially spaghetti. And yes, The Lady and the Tramp is one of them. My latest blogpost explains:

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