Best Food In Anime, Ranked

Best Food In Anime, Ranked

Let’s face it, food often looks more appealing when it’s lively. Whether it’s a delicious bowl of ramen, hot pie, spaghetti or even donuts. One look at one anime character, in particular, eating sushi and you’re salivating. Why is that? There is no right answer to this question. Maybe it’s due to the way the animation has the ability to make the food look near perfect.

It’s unlikely that anyone would watch anime specifically for the food, but it does provide beautiful visuals and make us very hungry. But what anime food product looks like the more delicious? Do you like to see L of Death threat eat cake? Will the spread that Gon and Killua’s Hunter X Hunter had for their picnic to make the stomach growl? Do JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Diamond is Unbreakable’main villain, Yoshikage Kira’s katsu sandwich has you rushing to find a recipe? That’s a lot to chew on. Fortunately, we are here to provide the answers. Here are the most delicious foods in the anime.



L’s Strawberry Shortcake

ls shortcake
(Viz Media)

Fandom: Death threat

Death Note is perhaps a horror thriller about a supernatural notebook that kills people, Shinigami, complicated characters, and other complexities. But it also features tasty slices of cake. L (Alessandro Juliani) is the character who usually eats sweats. And a memorable dessert is her strawberry shortcake. Mmmmm.

Gon and Killua’s Picnic

picnic in Hunter x Hunter (2011)
(Viz Media)

Fandom: Hunter x Hunter (2011)

The arch of Yorknew City in Hunter X Hunter is so thrilling and dark in some ways. All of the comedic moments went through the gravity of what the band of Gon (Erica Mendez) and Killua (Cristina Valenzuela) were dealing with. Especially with Kurapika (Erika Harlacher) determined to avenge his clan and seeking to eliminate the Phantom Troupe. One scene in particular between Gon and Killua having a picnic in the park is one such moment. Rather than eating casually, they start eating so fast that you know they’re not digesting anything properly. And the spread looks damn good.

Ryo’s meal for Akira

the meal of ryo for akira in Devilman Crybaby

Fandom: crybaby devilman

Even the simplest meals can be one of the best someone has ever had. Especially a meal that is usually out for the holidays. crybaby devilman may be too disturbing for some, but it’s so visually striking. The scene with Ryo (Kyle McCarley) feeding Akira (Griffin Burns) a whole turkey and ham is something else entirely. Why is it included? Because the turkey and ham look delicious.

Lamb from Tonio with apple relish

tonio's lamb dish in jojo part 4
(Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Viz Media)

Fandom: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: The Diamond is Unbreakable

The diamond is unbreakable has many memorable episodes and in general JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fashion, fabulously bizarre moments. The episode titled: Let’s eat Italian food offers superb dishes prepared by stand user Tonio Trussardi (Christopher Bevins). His food helps people (or in some cases his dog) with everything their body needs. And Tonio’s lamb dish looks absolutely divine.

Yoshikage Kira’s Katsu Sandwich

yoshikage kira with the severed hand and a sandwich in JoJo part 4
(Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Viz Media)

Fandom: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: The Diamond is Unbreakable

Risk making yourself look like a serial killer just to taste the sauce with a severed hand? That must be one hell of a sandwich. The sandwich looks delicious and the shop sells out very quickly. That’s why Yoshikage Kira (DC Douglas) had to buy one for lunch. The hand causes him to lose a few points for palatability. But hey, it looks like one hell of a sandwich. And nothing is perfect.

Akio dumpling

Chihiro and her parents in Spirited Away

This universally acclaimed animated film has some of the most beautiful visuals. And the richness of the characters helps make the movie so memorable. After all, fantasy has always been fascinating. The food in the movie also looks really tasty, especially the dumpling that Chihiro’s dad (Daveigh Chase) eats (that’s right, he eats it effortlessly). Finding such a big dumpling in any restaurant is probably impossible. And that’s what inspires us so much. DO IT FOR US. NOW.

Honorable mentions:

  • Kiki’s cake in Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
  • Most meals in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo

(featured image: Viz Media)

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