Have you ever had a craving for a food that was featured in a cartoon? Well, we have.
From the perfect looking Krabby Patties in SpongeBob SquarePants to the ooey, gooey lasagnas from Garfield to the crunchy little Scooby Snacks from Scooby Doo, there are tons of cartoon foods that are sure to tantalize your daydreams.
We’ve put together a list of 13 foods from cartoons we wish we could eat in real life below. Try not to drool too much.
Who hasn’t wanted to head over to The Krusty Krab, home of the legendary Krabby Patty from SpongeBob SquarePants, to indulge in one of these unbelievably delicious looking burgers? Plus, Spongebob is the best frycook there ever was, so not only do these burgers look perfect, but they’d probably taste perfect, too. We’d like a Krabby Patty Deluxe and some double chili kelp fries, please.
Yes, we know the gummies exist, but Scooby Snacks from Scooby Doo are supposed to be CRUNCHY. Scooby Snacks may be a dog treat, but they seem like they’re tasty as heck, and who better to trust than Scooby Doo himself?
The Ron Stoppable Naco
This Kim Possible snack, which was invented by Kim’s sidekick Ron Stoppable, is a combination of both nachos and a taco from their go-to fast food joint, Bueno Nacho. The drool-inducing Naco is created by taking nacho chips and cheese, mixing them up with the fillings from inside of a taco, and placing all of it in a tortilla to form its distinctive plastic bag-like shape.
The pizza from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons, along with the associated comics, see the Turtles indulging each other in a bizarrely intense affinity for pizza. Every childhood pizza lover dreamed of tasting these piping hot pies, and some of the most peculiar types of ‘zas featured in the series include marshmallow and pepperoni, chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce, shredded coconut and sweet pickles, and peanut butter, salami, and double yogurt.
That perfect scoop of ice cream that no one ever gets to eat in Lilo & Stitch
The Ice Cream Man from Lilo & Stitch is definitely a stand out character in the animated film, with his sunburned skin and beach attire. He constantly appears as a running gag throughout the flick, as whenever he appears, his scoop of ice cream drops from his cone before he can finish it, and every time it falls we just wish we could pick it up and taste that perfectly round icy treat!
Donuts are Homer Simpson’s favourite food. In The Simpsons, Homer is unable to live without his circular pink pastries, and if it’s good for Homer, it’s good for us. The donuts are frequently used as a gag in the show’s “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, like when Marge Simpson is unaware what a donut is, or when Homer sells his soul for a donut.
Since the show began in 1933, kids far and wide have been craving the muscle-building spinach from Popeye the Sailor. Popeye, who was one of the strongest cartoon men of his time, attributed his bulk to spinach, which actually boosted vegetable consumption in children who watched Popeye cartoons, according to a 2010 study in The Globe And Mail. For some reason, real-life spinach doesn’t taste quite as good as Popeye’s looks, and the muscles don’t seem to come with it either.
Every hamburger from Bob’s Burgers not only looks like it would satisfy all your cravings, but they each have a hilarious pun attached to them to boot. Some of the best burgers that have made an appearance on the show include, but are definitely not limited to, The Silentil Night (comes with lentils), the Gourdon-Hamsey (comes with squash and ham), the Eggers Can’t Be Cheesers (comes with fried egg and cheese), and the Beets of Burden Burger (served with too many beets).
Pizza from The Weekenders
The Pizza Parlor is the go to spot for Tino, Lor, Carver, and Tish, and we wish it could be ours, too. Not only does the pizza’s cheese look both ooey and gooey, but this joint serves as one of the show’s running jokes, as its theme and name change in almost every episode. Some of the restaurant’s best themes include You Won’t Believe It’s a Pizza!, Pizza Spa, Lord of the Pies, and Pie Kwan Do.
Jake’s most delicious sandwich in Adventure Time
Jake the Dog’s most delicious sandwich from Adventure Time is, according to the animated character, “the greatest sandwich [he’s] ever made.” It appears in the “Time Sandwich” episode, which sees the Magic Man stealing the sandwich and trapping himself with it in a bubble that slows time, and Finn and Jake try to recover the epic meal together for over five hours. If these two best pals can put that much effort into recovering a sandwich, then it’s definitely drool-worthy.
Ramen from Naruto
Naruto frequents Ramen Ichiraku, which literally translates to Ramen is the Best Pleasure, and the restaurant plays a large role throughout the manga. In the anime series, Ramen Ichiraku offers up a variety of toppings, such as pork cutlets or boiled eggs, but no matter the topping, this animated bowl of soup is definitely something that will keep coming up in your daydreams.
Just the thought of the ooey, gooey pans of lasagna featured in the famed Garfield cartoon will make your tummy growl. This delicious Italian dish was first portrayed on the July 15th, 1978 comic strip, which saw Garfield describing it as “nature’s most perfect food,” and the thought of his delicious looking cartoon pasta has stuck with audiences ever since.
Literally anything from Spirited Away
The food from Spirited Away is animated with such unbelievable detail that just watching the movie makes it hard to stop your tummy from grumbling. From onigiri (rice balls) to ishi-yaki-imo (stone-roasted sweet potatoes), this film comes packed with some of the tastiest looking animated food around.