75 Best Food Riddles You’ll Love [Free Riddle Cards]

Last Updated on March 9, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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If you are a foodie, then you are going to love these fun food riddles. See if you are a food riddle expert and can get these all right on the first try!

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Riddles are a fun way to exercise your brain. Whether you are with friends or family or by yourself, food riddles are always fun! They are a delicious opportunity to feed your brain with knowledge. Beware! These food riddles are not all a piece of cake. So strap on your thinking cap and get ready to test your skills with these.

For even more fun riddles, be sure to try our Fish Riddles and our Science Riddles.

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Best food riddles

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  • What vegetable is the most fun to be around and the one that everybody wants to hang out with? Fungi
  • I am a fruit that is always sad. What am I? A blueberry.
  • What is the wealthiest nut? Cashew.
  • I am something yellow but not a light. A citrus fruit that’s a flavor in Sprite. What am I? A lemon.
  • Which kind of fruit must have a large wedding ceremony with lots of people in attendance? Can’t-elope.
  • I am a fruit that can be used to sip water. What am I?  A strawberry.
  • I am a beer yet kids can drink me and not get drunk. What am I? Root beer.
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  • I’m made of two words combined and I go on pizzas from Hawaii. What am I?  A pineapple.
  • What kind of food does the baby chicken make when it goes to the bathroom? Chickpeas.
  • 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.
  • What vegetable is the king of rock and roll? Elvis Parsley.
  • What has an ear but can’t hear? Corn.
  • I am a dog that has lots of ears? What am I? Corndog.
  • What did the doctor prescribe to the sick lemon? Lemon-aid.
  • I’m a fruit that lies a lot. What am I? A lychee.
  • You carve me more than you eat me. People think I’m the longest fruit there is. What am I? A pumpkin.
  • I look green but what you eat is red, and what you spit out is black. What am I? A watermelon.
  • I’m red and small, and I have a heart of stone. What am I? A cherry.
  • I am the sweetest fruit. What am I? A honeydew melon.
  • I am the father of all fruits. What am I? A Papaya.
  • Remove the outside, cook the inside. Eat the outside, throw away the inside. What am I? Corn.
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  • I’m as famous as a company and you know the sound of the letter ‘a’ because of me. What am I? An apple.
  • What kind of fruit do computer nerds love the most? Macintosh apples.
  • My name sounds like there might be two of me, and in a Christmas song there is a partridge in my kind of tree. What am I? A pear.
  • One day, a bean fell in love with some water. The water said they could get married if the bean became used as a flavoring agent. The bean replied that they could get married only if they lived in a colder climate. They agreed and had a baby who happened to be a good rapper. What did they name their baby? Vanilla Ice.
  • I’m a friendly fruit that likes to meet people. What am I? A date.
  • What fruit likes to get drunk the most? Fruit Cocktail.
  • I am a bird, I am a fruit and I am a person too. What am I? A Kiwi.
  • What do you call a cat who has sprouted fins and loves to swim? Catfish.
  • I’m wrinkled and people treat me in a different way: they chew or pick out and throw away. What am I? A raisin.
  • There’s nothing you can grow that’s wackier than me. What am I? Bananas.
  • I am a veggie that grows eggs. What am I? An eggplant.
  • I have eyes but I cannot see. What am I? A potato.
  • I love apples and I love to read, you’ll find me digging around in the earth. What am I? Bookworm.
  • You cut me, chop me, dice me, and cry over me. What am I? An onion.
  • I’m a room that you can eat. What am I? A mushroom.
  • I’m the vegetable that adults with jobs look forward to getting every month. What am I? Celery.
  • I’m a vegetable that loses every competition, but I rap very well. What am I?  Beets.
  • I’m a bell that you can’t ring. I sound hot but I’m not. What am I? A bell pepper.
  • I’m a type of vegetable that everyone loves to hang out with. What am I? Fungi.
  • I’m the vegetable that you can find all sorts of animals in. What am I? A zucchini.
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  • Rabbits like to eat me when I’m in the field. I’m an orange vegetable that tastes best when peeled. What am I? A carrot.
  • I always try my best to keep up with barbecue sauce and mustard. What am I? Ketchup.
  • I have no beginning, middle or end, but somehow people manage to eat me. What am I? A doughnut.
  • I’m long and lean, and by my name, you’d think I could tie your shoelaces. What am I? A string bean.
  • I’m a popular evening treat, and even as a leftover, I’m hard to beat. What am I? Pizza.
  • What is the craziest, wackiest, most bizarre fruit? Coco-nut.
  • I’m a cheese that is made backward. What am I? Edam.
  • I am the richest nut of all. What am I? A cashew.
  • I keep a low profile until the end of the year – at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I really shine here. What am I? Turkey.
  • What do golfers drink? Tea (tee).
  • From me you get milk, leather and steak. I’m always giving but I rarely take. What am I?  A cow.
  • You have to break me before you can eat me. What am I? An egg.
  • I’m a stick stuck in a ball of sweetness. What am I? A lollipop.
  • What is the longest fruit? Longan.
  • Which fruit is a celebrity? Star apple.
  • I get chewed and chewed but never swallowed or eaten. I’m always thrown away. What am I? Chewing gum.
  • I am a bell yet you can’t ring me. I sound hot but am not? Bell peppers.
  • Which vegetable is always unhappy? Bitter melon (also known as bitter gourd or bitter squash).
  • I’m a food that loves to make noise. What am I? Ice cream.
  • I’m a drink that loves an earthquake. What am I? A milkshake.
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  • I’m tasty food but I find it hard to be on time. What am I? Choco-late.
  • I had to call 911 because of one of the vegetables. Which one was it? Arti-choke.
  • I’m the favorite bread of elves and dwarfs. What am I? Shortbread.
  • I’m the favorite food of mummies. What am I? Wraps.
  • I come as a small grain, but not sugar or sand. You use me when cooking so that the food you eat doesn’t taste bland. What am I? Salt.
  • The rabbit became rich when he found 24 of what? Carrots (carats).
  • I have red and white stripes, and kids love to lick me, even though I look like a hockey stick. What am I? A candy-cane.
  • I give you the meat you so love to eat and dine. From me comes tasty bacon and sometimes I’m known as swine. What am I? A pig.
  • I am a food that likes to exercise, and people love to put things like carrots and chips in me. Dip.
  • I can sometimes be a stick but I’m not from a tree. I love to be spread on toast, and I’m a product that is dairy. What am I? Butter.
  • I’m tasty and I’m popular, but people seem to think I’m fearful and always running away. I’m even used as an insult to fearful people! What am I? A chicken.
  • What do you call the father of all sodas? Pop.
  • What food calls Americans “yanks” who live “across the pond”? English muffins.
  • I am the meanest of all foods and it takes all the might of your teeth to tear me apart. What am I? Jerky.

Do you have some fun food riddles that aren’t on the list? Share them in the comments so that we can try to solve them!

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