While Disney and Pixar’s works are notable for numerous reasons, the food and meals featured in the scenes frequently improve the stories. These foods serve as moments of connection for the characters, aid in world-building and cultural links, and even drive the plot itself.
When such dishes are rendered on-screen using detailed animation, they can be more memorable if the identical dish was presented in a live-action film. Many of the most recognized Disney delicacies have gone to be recreated for fans to experience at their theme parks, pointing to their iconic position even beyond the realm of the film.
If you’re hungry, stop reading now because we’ll go over 10 of the most iconic Disney movies! If you’re certain you’re a die-hard Disney fan, let us know how many you know in the comments!
#1 Aurora’s birthday cake – Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The three fairies get to work planning and executing Aurora’s perfect birthday celebration in Sleeping Beauty, with Fauna volunteering to bake a beautiful 15-tiered birthday cake. Fauna needs to prop up an unstable final product with a broom due to her humorous misinterpretations of the recipe. Despite the setbacks, the cake is filled with love for Aurora and demonstrates the fairies’ devotion to her.
#2 Poisoned apple – Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Despite its simplicity, the apple from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is one of the most identifiable pieces of the fairy tale, regardless of adaptation. The poisonous fruit has become a shorthand emblem for Snow White’s entire trip in Disney’s narrative, and it frequently appears on the movie’s posters.
#3 Eat me cookies – Alice In Wonderland (1951)
The world of Alice In Wonderland is full of surprises, and the food that Alice experiences on her journey into Wonderland is no exception, with cookies emblazoned with the words “eat me” and a bottle that can both change her size. The cookies themselves have a colorful and enticing look that sticks in the imagination as they assist Alice in her voyage into Wonderland.
#4 Mushu’s breakfast rice porridge – Mulan (1998)
Mushu prepares a hearty breakfast for Mulan, consisting of congee (a savory rice porridge) topped with fried eggs and bacon and molded like a smiling face. Mulan is relieved to see the charming joyful face after her unexpected awakening, though she doesn’t get to appreciate it for long because Mushu hurriedly feeds it to her.
#5 Trenette Al Pesto – Luca (2021)
Luca may have a terrific scene focusing on Portorosso’s gelato, but Trenette Al Pesto is the film’s main dish. This is initially observed when Luca and Alberto try it out under the watchful eye of another of Luca‘s most memorable characters, Machiavelli, the suspicious cat. It’s a vibrant pasta meal with fresh basil pesto and vegetables. Its ensuing popularity with audiences prompted Pixar to offer a video tutorial on how to make it.
#6 Spaghetti and meatballs – Lady And The Tramp (1955)
Despite the fact that most people don’t think of spaghetti and meatballs when they think of dog food, Lady And The Tramp crafted a classic scene in which the main characters share a romantic dinner. The dinner serves as a point of connection for Lady and Tramp, and it features the instantly recognized image of the two sharing a thread of spaghetti (which appears on almost all posters and DVD covers for the movie).
#7 Ratatouille – Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille is, of course, a film about food and how it is made. Remy’s adaptation of the film’s namesake dish, ratatouille, is one of the restaurant’s most famous dishes. This meal is created at the most significant point in the plot when the restaurant faces up against the notoriously harsh critic Anton Ego. When he consumes the dish, however, he is brought back to boyhood memories of his mother’s cooking, demonstrating the power of good food.
#8 Beignets – The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Tiana’s creations not only tie to her dreams of having her own restaurant throughout the movie, but dishes like the Beignets also aid to incorporate the plot’s New Orleans setting. The Beignets are tasty to look at, with their rich toppings of honey and powdered sugar.
#9 Kumandra soup – Raya And The Last Dragon (2021)
Kumandra soup, a meal modeled on the Thai broth Tom Yum, is the most important cuisine in Raya And The Last Dragon (according to the RadioTimes). Raya’s father, Chief Benja, hopes that the soup will allow him to end the battle between the five tribes and reunite Kumandra; he also adds a variety of delicacies to the meal, each from a separate land.
#10 The grey stuff – Beauty And The Beast (1991)
The grey thing is a mystery food that Lumière claims Belle is excellent, and by her reaction after sampling it, she seems to agree. It was first introduced through a catchy lyric in the musical number “Be Our Guest” from Beauty And The Beast. The mystery surrounding the grey substance is really contributing to its memorability, and it’s now one of the movie snacks available at Disney parks!