210 Best Food Riddles For Foodie Lovers

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Fuel your brain with these fun food riddles that are sure to be a challenge. Not only are they delicious but they are entertaining too! See if you are the ultimate foodie champion.

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Riddles are so fun to incorporate into your daily life especially when they give your brain a little challenge. These food riddles are no different in fact they may have you licking your lips for me.

Be warned, these food riddles are not for the faint of heart. They may have you scratching your head trying to solve the riddles.

So, gather your friends and family, and get ready for a delicious challenge. Whether you’re a foodie or just love a good challenge, food riddles are sure to tickle your taste buds and your brain cells alike!

For more riddle fun, be sure to try our Spring Riddles, Moon Riddles, and our Smile Riddles.

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Riddles On Food

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  • Q: I am a fruit that is always sad. What am I? A blueberry.
  • Q: I am something yellow but not light. A citrus fruit that’s a flavor in Sprite. What am I? A lemon.
  • Q: I am a fruit that can be used to sip water. What am I? A strawberry.
  • Q: I’m made of two words combined and I go on pizzas from Hawaii. What am I? A pineapple.
  • Q: I can be red or green and I grow on a vine. I’m dried to make raisins, or squeezed to make wine. What am I? Grapes.
  • Q: I’m a fruit that lies a lot. What am I? A lychee.
  • Q: I am the sweetest fruit. What am I? A honeydew melon.
  • Q: I am the father of all fruits. What am I? A Papaya.
  • Q: I’m a friendly fruit that likes to meet people. What am I? A date.
  • Q: I’m wrinkled and people treat me in a different way: they chew or pick out and throw away. What am I? A raisin.
  • Q: I am a bird, I am a fruit and I am a person too. What am I? A Kiwi.
  • Q: I’m a vegetable that loses every competition, but I rap very well. What am I? Beets.
  • Q: I’m a bell that you can’t ring. I sound hot but I’m not. What am I? A bell pepper.
  • Q: I’m the type of vegetable that everyone loves to hang out with. What am I? Fungi.
  • Q: I’m the vegetable that you can find all sorts of animals in. What am I? A zucchini.
  • Q: I’m a stick stuck in a ball of sweetness. What am I? A lollipop.
  • Q: I get chewed and chewed but never swallowed or eaten. I’m always thrown away. What am I? Chewing gum.
  • Q: There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall, and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh? Meat
  • Q: What can provide food before it is alive, while it is alive and after it’s dead? Chicken
  • Q: What type of drink is usually added to cereal in the morning? Milk
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  • Q: What has a green top, red on its belly, seeds on the outside, and tastes great in jelly? Strawberry
  • Q: I ate one and threw away two. Oyster
  • Q: This Chocolate baked good is a soft candy made from sugar, butter, and milk or cream. Fudge
  • Q: This food is a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry. Pie
  • Q: I am a shiny metal sheet that covers BBQ food. What am I? Aluminum
  • Q: I’m usually served alongside burgers. I’m crispy golden potato sticks. Fries
  • Q: This baked dish consists of an open-topped pastry case with a savory or sweet filling. Flan
  • Q: A fruit on a tree. A tree on a fruit. Pineapple
  • Q: This is the main ingredient in spaghetti and Mac-N-Cheese. Pasta
  • Q: This type of tempting cuisine is independent of utensils and usually tastes better than it sounds. Finger food
  • Q: This type of corn swells up and bursts into a crisp puff when heated. Popcorn
  • Q: Give it a toss, and it’s ready, but not until it’s dressed. What is it? Salad
  • Q: Come November 1st, many of these will be found smashed on sidewalks. Pumpkin
  • Q: I stink up your breath and fights evil vampires. What am I? Garlic
  • Q: If you are a sore loser, you are often called the sour variety of this fruit. Grape
  • Q: Strip the skin under my skin, and my flesh you’ll reveal. It tastes sweet and tart, now throw out the peel. What is it? Orange
  • Q: I’m a soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Cake
  • Q: I’m a flat circular spongy roll made from yeast dough and eaten toasted and buttered. English muffin
  • Q: This greek dish is similar to a taco or pita sandwich in appearance. It is made with fatty meat in a taco shell-shaped flatbread with tomatoes, lettuce and other veggies. What is it? Gyro
  • Q: What is orange and sounds like a parrot? Carrot
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  • Q: I am edible, pink, and a great summer food. What am I? Peach
  • Q: I’m red but I can be green at times and I am even yellow. What am I? Apple
  • Q: The leaves are on the fruit, the fruit is on the leaves. What is it? Pineapple
  • Q: I am sometimes referred to as chips. What am I? French fries
  • Q: What hatches without food? Hunger
  • Q: I’m a small ring-shaped fried cake, often with bavarian cream or fruit filling, and sometimes covered in icing and sprinkles. Donut
  • Q: This small, rolled tortilla usually has meat or cheese filling, and was originally invented in Mexico. Taquitos
  • Q: Despite having long teeth, every bit of food it grabs gets taken from it. Fork
  • Q: Grown in the ground, it’s taller than you. Strip off the outside, the yellow pieces you chew. What is it? Corn
  • Q: What kind of dog has no tail? Hot dog
  • Q: I wear a green jacket on the outside, a white jacket as a second layer, and a red jacket inside. I am pregnant with a lot of babies. What am I? Watermelon
  • Q: What is eaten by man, served among many, grown by many, and white as snow? Rice
  • Q: I’m a dish of ground meat formed into a loaf shape, mixed with egg and breadcrumbs, then baked or smoked. Meat loaf
  • Q: What has ears but can’t hear? Corn
  • Q: Alight or in dark, my face is a leer. In a field with my brothers, you’ll find me without bother, For that autumn day is mine. Pumpkin
  • Q: I’m a pie, but I come with peperoni and cheese. Pizza
  • Q: You’ll see savory dishes in Hong Kong sizzling in these. Wok
  • Q: The virgin gave birth to a child and threw away the blanket. Banana
  • Q: I have a head but no body, a heart but no blood. Just leaves and no branches, I grow without wood. What am I? Lettuce
  • Q: I am a candy that looks like a shepherd’s staff. What am I? Candy cane
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  • Q: A colorful cuisine without flesh. Vegetarian
  • Q: I’m a food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked. You need me to make a sandwich. Bread
  • Q: I’m a ring of sliced onion dipped in batter and then deep fried. Onion rings
  • Q: What food has no beginning, end, or middle? Donut
  • Q: I can be sweet or sour. I do not rhyme with any other word. What am I? Orange
  • Q: What is common to eat before it’s born and after it’s dead? Chicken
  • Q: For this gourmet style of meal you’ll need a pot and some pointy sticks. Fondue
  • Q: This dish is defined as small pasta envelopes containing ground meat, cheese, or vegetables. Ravioli
  • Q: Meat that has been cured by being cut into long, thin strips and dried. Jerky
  • Q: It nukes food at the touch of a button. Microwave
  • Q: If you’re on a diet, smelling a fresh pan of brownies could be described as this. Torture
  • Q: You throw away my outside, you cook my inside. Then you eat my outside and you throw away my inside. What am I? Corn
  • Q: I come out of the earth, I am sold in the market. He who buys me cuts my tail, takes off my suit of silk, and weeps beside me when I am dead. Onion
  • Q: I’m a red creature from the sea with large claws, or pincers, and I’m often boiled and served as an expensive dish at seafood restaurants. Lobster
  • Q: Though it be cold, I wear no clothes, the frost and snow I never fear; I value neither shoes nor hose, And yet I wander far and near: My diet is forever good, I drink no cider, port, nor sack, what Providence doth send for food, I neither buy, nor sell, nor lack. Fish
  • Q: It comes from crystal and melts to a treat. Add it to your tea to make it sweet. What is it? Sugar
  • Q: I’m a lot like a pancake, except I’m a little crisper, and I’m square, with square patterns all over. Waffles
  • Q: I consist mostly of lettuce, along with a variety of other veggies. Ranch is one of my popular dressings. What am I? Salad
  • Q: I’m a green veggie that looks like a tiny tree. Broccoli
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  • Q: This food is a staple grain in many pantries worldwide. You often steam or boil it and serve it in various ways. One brand touts the fact that it can be cooked in 1 minute. What is it? Rice
  • Q: What starts out in a field and then crashed on a stone? It becomes much more when to the fire it’s thrown. Bread
  • Q: What kind of cup doesn’t hold water? Cupcake
  • Q: This is a variety of pasta formed in narrow tubes, often mixed with cheese powder. Macaroni
  • Q: I am the kind of food monkey likes, and people slip on me and fall in cartoons. What am I? Banana
  • Q: As soft as silk, as white as milk, as bitter as gall, a thick green wall, and a green coat covers me all. Walnut
  • Q: My first is snapping, snarling, growling, and my second’s industrious, romping, and prowling. Higgledy-piggledy Here we lie, picked and plucked, and put in a pie. Currants
  • Q: What kind of apple has a short temper? Crabapple
  • Q: I’m strangely capricious, I’m sour or I’m sweet, To housewives am useful, to children a treat; Yet I freely confess I more mischief have done, Than anything else That is under the sun. Apple
  • Q: Kids love this bouncy, sugary, treat. It’s like colorful rubber that you can eat. Jell-O
  • Q: This food is a Thanksgiving tradition. Turkey
  • Q: I’m a vegetable that is a long, green stalk. I’m usually eaten at thanksgiving with cheese or peanut butter. Celery
  • Q: This food is white meat, which often goes with salad. It’s poultry. Chicken
  • Q: A time when they’re green. A time when they’re brown. But both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while. They’re perfect and yellow. And cause me to smile. Bananas
  • Q: I’m a thick slice of beef or other high-quality meat or fish that is often cooked on a grill or fried. Steak
  • Q: This toasted sandwich is made with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Blt
  • Q: Ketchup’s slightly less popular brother. Mustard
  • Q: What has green hair, a round redhead, and a long thin white beard? Radish
  • Q: This dish consists of a rolled tortilla with a filling of beef or chicken and served with a chili sauce. Enchelada
  • Q: This type of food, which is a fungus, is often served on supreme pizza, in spaghetti and in a particular “cream of” style soup. Mushroom
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  • Q: What traps a star in its belly but can be held in your hand? Apple
  • Q: There was a little heart inside a little white house, which was inside a little yellow house, which was inside a little brown house, which was inside a little greenhouse. Walnut
  • Q: Consuming food would be pretty tough without these chompers. Teeth
  • Q: This orange-colored fruit gets its name from its color. Orange
  • Q: My flavors range from strawberry to toe. What am I? Jam
  • Q: I am a delicious way of representing data. What am I? Pie chart
  • Q: My first is in fish but not in snail. My second is in rabbit but not in tail. My third is in up but not in down. My fourth is in a tiara but not in the crown. My fifth is in the tree you plainly see. My whole a food for you and me. Fruit
  • Q: What screams when put in a pot of boiling water? Lobster
  • Q: This dish is usually consumed at breakfast time with milk. Cereal
  • Q: Not born, but from a Mother’s body drawn, I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. What am I? Cheese
  • Q: What do you call a witch that lives in the sand? Sandwich
  • Q: If you take off my skin, I will not cry, but you will. What am I? Onion
  • Q: I’m a long, green-skinned fruit with watery flesh, usually eaten raw in salads or pickled. Cucumber
  • Q: It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it? Cabbage
  • Q: This is a pear-shaped fruit with rough leathery skin, smooth oily edible flesh, and a large pit in the center. It is mostly used in guacamole dip. Avocado
  • Q: This food is usually grilled and put between two buns, with cheese, tomato and pickles. Burger
  • Q: It flavors your food and divides the year up. What is it? Season
  • Q: This small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red, is often served on top of whipped cream on a milkshake. Cherry
  • Q: Santa shakes his belly like me. What am I? Jelly
  • Q: Famous for cheese, wine, and saying “ooh la la”. French
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  • Q: What can be grown without sun or soil and can either provide nourishment or deliver poison? Mushroom
  • Q: I have five letters and people eat me. When you remove my first letter I become a crime. Remove my first two letters and I am an animal. If you remove my first and last letters I’m a form of music. Grape
  • Q: Lynn likes grapes but not potatoes. She likes squash but not lettuce, and she likes peas but not onions. Following the same rule, will she like pumpkins or apples? Pumpkins. Lynn only likes things that grow on vines.
  • Q: The warmer I am, The fresher I am. Bread
  • Q: I am so delicious that I require a house to contain me. What am I? Pancakes
  • Q: This orange vegetable is a favorite of Bugs Bunny. Carrot
  • Q: These are crisp, green, and are found near deli sandwiches. Pickle
  • Q: What makes a loud noise when changing its jacket, becomes larger but weighs less? Popcorn
  • Q: This breakfast food is thin, flat cake or batter, usually fried and turned in a pan. It is often enjoyed with butter and syrup. Pancake
  • Q: This veggie is characterized of long stalks or shoots taken from the plant. They have a strong odor when cooked and can influence the color or urine. Asparagus
  • Q: This chip dip is a Spanish style sauce, mainly consisting of peppers, diced tomatoes, and spices for a spicy flavor. Salsa
  • Q: Flour of England, fruit of Spain, Met together in a shower of rain; Put in a bag tied round with a string, If you’ll tell me this riddle, I’ll give you a ring. Plum pudding
  • Q: A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard, amidst a light brown grassy lawn with an outline of green grass. What am I? Coconut
  • Q: A breakfast food that is cracked from white shells and is often scrambled. Usually served with bacon, sausage, toast or pancakes. Eggs
  • Q: I have seven letters and am something you eat. My only anagram can help your pain. If you remove my first 2 letters I wear things down. Removing my first 3 letters is an adjective and removing my first 4 letters leaves a measure of time. What am I? Sausage
  • Q: Patch upon patch, without any stitches, if you tell me this riddle, I’ll give you my breeches. Cabbage
  • Q: I’m very tempting, so it’s said, I have a shiny coat of red, and my flesh is white beneath. I smell so sweet, taste good to eat, and help to guard your teeth. Apple
  • Q: I’m a pizza that is folded in half before cooking to contain a filling. Calzone
  • Q: This is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice sushi-meshi combined with other ingredients, usually raw fish or other seafood. Sushi
  • Q: What is an astronaut’s favorite snack? Space chips
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  • Q: I consist of several parts. Two slices of bread, usually cheese and some kind of lunch meat. What am I? Sandwich
  • Q: Delicious but said to be a lie. Cake
  • Q: The sun bakes them, The hand breaks them, The foot treads them, The mouth tastes them. Grapes
  • Q: This is meat from the upper part of a pig’s leg salted and dried or smoked, often enjoyed in a sandwich. Ham
  • Q: This Mexican dish is a type of flatbread made of crushed flour or cornmeal and is cooked and then enjoyed hot or cold. It is used especially in making quesadillas. Tortilla
  • Q: What do you get when you cross a chicken and a pig? Eggs and bacon
  • Q: Something we eat, and misspell as meet. Meat
  • Q: This food is made of grated potatoes smashed together and fried in the form of a tot. Tater tots
  • Q: Squeeze it and it cries tears. As red as its flesh, but its heart is made of stone. Cherry
  • Q: When it comes to me, you go on red and stop on the green. What am I? Watermelon
  • Q: This food is a tortilla filled with cheese and sometimes chicken before being heated or cooked. Quasedilla
  • Q: It is sharp but not pepper; white but not paper; green but not shaddock. What am I? Radish
  • Q: This dish is hot frankfurter served in a long, soft roll and typically topped with various condiments. Often served with hamburgers. Hot dog
  • Q: I’m a long curved fruit that grows in clusters and has soft pulpy flesh and yellow skin when ripe. Banana
  • Q: If it weren’t for these, no one would be aware of Idaho’s existence. Potato
  • Q: I’m a small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp. I come in a variety of flavors from chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin. Cookie
  • Q: What dish consists of tortilla chips smothered in cheese? Nachos
  • Q: This pastry is a fruit pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apples. Apple pie
  • Q: This is a baked snack that is traditionally twisted into a unique knot-like shape. Pretzel
  • Q: I am a nut with a hole. What am I? Donut
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  • Q: I am rubber you can eat. What am I? Jelly
  • Q: Taking this from a baby is said to be quite easy. Candy
  • Q: I’m a soft frozen food made with sweetened and flavored milk fat. I’m usually put in a waffle cone. Ice cream
  • Q: A container holding water but not a cup. If you want to find me, look up. What am I? Coconut
  • Q: Edible beach crawler served at seafood restaurants, similar to a lobster, but quite different. Crab
  • Q: What is the only chain we can eat? Food chain
  • Q: I’m a fruit that grows on a tree. Some of my varieties include Red Delicious and Granny Smith. Apple
  • Q: It is basically a cake made of cow. Meat loaf
  • Q: This Cajun dish of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables, is often enjoyed with cornbread. Jambalay
  • Q: This is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Baked beans
  • Q: I am a food with 5 letters. If you remove the first letter I am a form of energy. Remove two and I’m needed to live. Scramble the last 3 and you can drink me down. What am I? Wheat
  • Q: A standard dimension for sandwiches and rulers. Footlong
  • Q: A close relative of ketchup that people often spread on their dog. Mustard
  • Q: I am a fruit with seeds on the outside. What am I? Strawberry
  • Q: Gold in a leather bag, swinging on a tree, money after honey in its time. Ills of a scurvy crew cured by the sea, reason in its season but no rhyme. Orange
  • Q: I wear a red coat and have a stone in my throat. What am I? Cherry
  • Q: What is this Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled around a filling, typically of beans or ground or shredded beef? Burrito
  • Q: Chicken noodles and cream of mushroom are two well-known varieties of this kind of food. Soup
  • Q: I’m enjoyed with a pot and some pointy sticks. What am I? Fondue
  • Q: Green on the outside but red and black inside. I am food but mostly liquid. What am I? Watermelon
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  • Q: A toasty and crunchy cereal would be pointless without this spice. Cinnamon
  • Q: Men seize it from its home, tear apart its flesh, drink the sweet blood, then cast its skin aside. Orange
  • R: It’s a symbol and a fruit, For man’s folly, evil’s root. But also for great inspiration, and famous application. Apple
  • Q: Often cooked as fillet, this meat comes from an animal that swims underwater. Fish
  • Q: Edible items purchased in large quantities. Groceries
  • Q: We are a round stone fruit with a juicy yellow flesh and downy pinkish-yellow skin that is often sweet or tart in taste. What are we? Peach
  • Q: I’m a starchy plant tuber that is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten fried, such as french fries. Potato
  • Q: This food, made from pork, is often eaten alongside eggs and bacon. Sausage
  • Q: Many people confuse me with a vegetable, but I’m actually a fruit. I’m red when I’m ripe, and I’m sliced and served on burgers. Tomato
  • Q: This large green melon has red pulp inside and watery juice. Best enjoyed cold on a hot summer day. Watermelon
  • Q: You use a knife to slice my head and weep beside me when I am dead. What am I? Onion
  • Q: If you are a man then your best friend will eat this for dinner. Dog food
  • Q: The lunch destination of choice for teenagers and hospital employees. Cafeteria
  • Q: What lies in bed, and stands in bed? First white then red. The plumper it gets the better the old women like it. Strawberry
  • Q: One of the few vegetables that is routinely consumed with marshmallows. Yam
  • |Q: High-fat reward for making it through another solar cycle. Cake
  • Q: A skin has I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I? Potato
  • Q: Sometimes I am light, sometimes I am dark. What am I? Chocolate
  • Q: It’s the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. Lettuce
  • Q: I am the type of room you can not enter or leave. Raise from the ground below. I could be poisonous or a delicious treat. What am I? Mushroom
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Q: Although I may have eyes, I cannot see. I have a round brown face with lots of acne. What am I? Potato
Q: This crisp stick-shaped roll is often enjoyed with soup or marinara sauce. Breadstick
Q: What do you call a dog that sweats so much? Hot dog
Q: What is this Mexican dish consisting of a fried folded tortilla, filled with various mixtures, such as seasoned meat, beans, lettuce, and tomato? Taco
Q: A house with two occupants, sometimes one, rarely three. Break the walls, eat the borders, then throw me away. What am I? Peanut
Q: I am yellow on the outside, white inside, and very appealing. What am I? Banana
Q: I am a fruit often mistaken for a vegetable. What am I? I am an eggplant!
Q: I am a yellow fruit with greenish-yellow skin. What am I? I am a lemon!
Q: I am a red fruit with a sour taste. What am I? I am a cranberry!

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