Food, food, food is all we’ve been thinking about lately! Food brings people together for fun, laughs, and lots of joy. That’s why game nights are often filled with salty and sweet treats – it’s a staple for an epic time.
So, why not check out some tasty-themed games for an epic night in? Food-inspired board games have been a hit for foodies alike and offer endless fun that is bound to elevate the palette of your classic game night.
If you’ve got an appetite for some serious gaming, definitely check out our “tasting menu” of some food-inspired board games. We’ve collated the best of the best games, all in one list. Now, look no further because here are the best food-themed board games on offer! Bon appetit!
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Food Board Games
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Top 10 Food Games
Got a craving for sushi? We know we do!
Why not try Sushi Go! – the super-fast, super fun, sushi-eating card game.
For 2–5 players, this 15–20-minute game is sure to excite the sushi super fans. For this one, your goal is to grab the best combination of dishes as they whiz by on the conveyor belt. While you’re eating at this sushi restaurant, score points by creating a full set of sashimi or by collecting as many maki rolls as possible. Be sure to earn some extra points by dipping your favorite nigiri pieces into wasabi, then finish your delicious meal with some dessert.
Though, watch out for what your opponents choose because they might just be hungry enough to complete the set before you do!
Food courts offer heaps of options for all types of foodies. In this game, you’ll take on the role of a food court manager to run the show. You’ll need to tailor a menu, hire chefs, and connect the dots between different dishes.
Every restaurant competes to attract the most customers, but only the best of the best can survive the competition! Choose some of the best recipes from all over the world and select prestigious chefs to make the business a success.
In the end, the player with the best and most popular restaurant will take the title of food master and win the game!
Sushi Roll is the dice-based version of the famous Sushi Go! card game. Rice, dice, and roll your favorite characters from the classic Sushi Go!. Using your savory sushi dice, load up the conveyor belts to send your dishes around the restaurant. As you pick one and pass the rest, be sure to think of some winning combos, like a set of sashimi or two tempuras.
You’ll need to put your chopstick skills to the test to swap with an opponent or grab a menu to re-roll your dice! Nevertheless, be sure to save some room for dessert because pudding points are waiting for you at the end.
Go Nuts for Donuts
In this pastry-picking card game, a tempting tray of treats awaits your bid. Add a sprinkle of strategy play to your game night as you try to outsmart your opponents to grab the most delicious donuts, hot right out of the oven.
For 2–6 players, this fast-paced card game is sure to excite the whole family, especially those donut fans at heart. Collect unique donuts, matching sets, and pairs to earn the most points. But, be sure to choose carefully, because if two or more players have their eye on the same donut, then no one gets that treat!
While double chocolate is sure to earn you lots of points, look out for that Boston cream, which may be worth more.
Throw Throw Burrito
Introducing the world’s first dodgeball card game, its Throw Throw Burrito.
Throw Throw Burrito is the product of some hilarious ingenuity that is sure to entertain all players. As you race to collect matching sets of cards, be sure to watch out for the flying burritos! The cards you pick up will earn points, but, if you fail to dodge and duck a burrito, you’ll lose them all.
There is no doubt that this fun-filled game will excite your gaming group. Though, just be sure to clear space, and put those precious antiques away; you won’t want one of those valuables to be the target of your next game.
Order’s up and it’s time to put your sushi stacking skills to the test! In this party-food game, you’ll be competing against your friends to arrange and balance sushi, soy sauce bottles, and plates. However, you’ll need to be precise about your tower because each order must be executed as exactly shown on the card. Be careful, because one wrong move and everything could come tumbling down!
If you want to up the ante, have a go at blindfold mode. In this version, you’ll need to guide your teammate as they blindly build the sushi stack.
In the end, the fastest culinary team or solo chef will earn the title of the master of sushi stacking and win the game!
Are you ready for a sushi showdown?
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
This wildly popular card game is simple yet hilarious and filled with some hand-slapping mayhem! Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza comes in a convenient pack so anyone can play, at any time, and anywhere.
In this action-packed game, each player first places a card in the community pile, face up. In player sequence, they will simultaneously say taco/cat/goat/cheese/pizza until the card matches the mantra. Now you need to be fast, cause that’s when the real competition starts, and everyone slaps their hand on the deck!
The last person to slap their hand down must pick up all the cards, and the first person to have an empty hand wins the game!
New York Slice
It’s no doubt that New Yorkers take their pizza very seriously! New York has one of the biggest pizza cultures in the world, and now it’s your turn to show off your skills in the pizza kitchen.
As a wannabe chef, you’ve been given the chance to earn the title of head chef at one of New York’s most prestigious pizza parlors. Now you and your fellow chef wannabes will need to compete for the winning title.
One at a time, each player will slice the pizzas into portions, with the competing chefs being given the first choice. Each player gets to decide whether they want to devour or keep the slices they choose. While there are dozens of pizzas to work with, each slice is worth different points, and each portion comes with a different special.
Oh, you must watch out though, because some slices may have anchovies on them (yuck), and those are worth negative points. Only the chef with the greatest collection of pizzas will come out on top. Are you ready for the pizza challenge?
Point Salad is the speedy fun card game, that everyone is sure to love. It’s easy to learn and fast to play, so there’s no excuse not to dig in! Point Salad offers heaps of ways to earn points, and players can even develop a variety of strategies to put to use.
Each card has a scoring method on one side and a vegetable on the other. There are six different types of veggies in the set and a different scoring method for each. The ultimate goal is to garner the most points at the end of the game, and with some strategic thinking, you’re sure to come out on top.
Abandon All Artichokes
Abandon All Artichokes is no garden-variety card game. In this one, your veggie patch has been overtaken by a bumper crop of prickly produce. Now, there’s only one choice left – to abandon all the artichokes!
As such, you must scramble to rid the bumper crop, but only luck and strategy will help you do so. Prune your hand by harvesting fresh vegetables. Each vegetable card contains special powers that allow you to compost, discard, or swap some cards. Use these powers to your advantage to draw any hand you wish.
Be the first player to rid your deck of all the artichokes, and you’ll come on top, with a green thumb and the winning hand.
Food is always on our minds and has definitely made its way into the world of board games. So, if you’re on the hunt to add something tasty to your gaming palette, look no further. We’re sure that these food-themed games will satisfy your appetite!
We hope you have enjoyed this “tasting menu” of the best food board games. Let us know what you think, and comment below. We’d love to hear from you!
Kendra has always been a hardcore fantasy nerd. Growing up in the worlds of Tolkien, Sanderson, Jordan, and Abercrombie, DnD & board games just came naturally. She and her husband, Bryan, started GameCows.com in 2018 as a fun passion project that just took over their lives. An avid board gamer since childhood and chronic DnD chronicler for more than two decades, she loves to play, write, travel, and learn dead languages.