Have you ever been watching a Disney animated movie and a scene with food pops up, and you wish you could reach through the screen and eat it? It almost feels like a universal experience for viewers and lovers of Disney, watching iconic scenes that feature some of the best looking animated foods, but aren’t able to actually taste it. If you’re lucky enough to go to Disneyland or Disney World, Reader’s Digest has an entire list of must-try foods at the parks, but it’s not really what you’re looking for when regarding the movies.
However, the meals that are featured in the animated films that people have come to know and love, can be made at home with a bit of finesse. As Today states, a woman from Tiktok went viral for recreating dishes from Disney movies that were too good to not make at home. Here’s a list of some of the best looking food in Disney movies, ranked.
8/8 Spaghetti and Meatballs – Lady and the Tramp
It’s one of the sweetest moments in the history of Disney animation, and it’s all over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Lady and the Tramp are having their first date and the chef that favors Tramp sets up an entire little table for them, with a candle and everything. This scene has been copied/parodied by several different movies, and shows because of how memorable it is, especially when the two dogs slurp up the same pasta noodle.
7/8 The Gray Stuff – Beauty and the Beast
There’s a huge feast featured in the scene of Belle sitting down for dinner at the castle, and Lumiere enticing her with the many delicious treats they have on deck. It’s hard to pick which one would be the tastiest, but the most intriguing is the gray stuff perfectly swirled on a tiny plate. What would it taste like? What’s the consistency? Is it sweet? Savory? These are the questions we need answered.
6/8 Leaning Birthday Cake – Sleeping Beauty
It’s Aurora’s 16th birthday (yes, she’s that young) and her three fairies are trying to make it the best day possible. Fauna, the green fairy, is tasked with making her birthday cake, but it proves to be chaotic, as she doesn’t let it cool upon taking it out of the oven, and it all goes downhill from there. The frosting is runny, and it’s stacked entirely too high in order to function, Fauna having to prop it up with a nearby broom. Something about this disaster of a cake is very intriguing, and looks like it could possibly be the best tasting cake ever.
5/8 Arepa Con Queso – Encanto
Mirabel’s mother has the power to heal people with her cooking, so what more could you really ask for? If you have a broken hand, a headache, or a busted nose, all you would have to do is eat an arepa con queso. It doesn’t get much better than that. Arepa con queso is essentially warm dough and warm cheese; the melty goodness makes it perfect for any hardship one might have.
4/8 Beignets – The Princess and the Frog
Tiana is truly a hard-working woman, and in the first sequence of The Princess and the Frog, viewers watch as she goes from job to job in a short amount of time. The beignets that Tiana whips up at the restaurant she works at, are a showstopper each time the movie is played. The way she drizzles them with honey and then spins them around to evenly distribute the powdered sugar is perfect. An honorable mention in this movie is the gumbo that Tiana and her father make at the very beginning of the movie; kid Tiana adding a few dashes of hot sauce to make it perfect. This entire movie will make you hungry, as well as subconsciously plan a trip to New Orleans.
3/8 Crème de la crème à la Edgar – The Aristocats
The name really adds to the decedent look of it all. The Aristocats is set in Paris and focuses around a family of cats that gets separated from their owner due to the evil Edgar. However, Edgar really knows how to make the most delicious looking crème that puts all the cats asleep, along with their trusty sidekick. To put it simply, it’s a heated milk drink mixed with a blend of warm spices, that would be perfect on any cold and rainy day.
2/8 Ratatouille – Ratatouille
One of the most talked about meals in a Disney movie, Ratatouille is simply iconic. The scene of Remy making the dish, carefully slicing all the vegetables, and layering the sauce is hypnotic and will make you hungry. The reaction from the food critic, Anton Ego, is the best part, as he gets transported to his childhood and experiences a sweet flashback of his mother. Many people admit that as kids, they thought ratatouille was mostly slices of pepperoni, and were shocked to find out it was actually mostly eggplant.
1/8 Trenette Al Pesto – Luca
This entire scene is very warm and also has a hint of nostalgia in it. Luca and Alberto have never had human food before, let alone held cutlery, so when this delicious bowl of pesto pasta is placed in front of them, they dig in with their hands. Giuila’s dad, Massimo, has prepared this dinner and doesn’t question his daughter’s new friends and how they eat. The pasta looks perfectly cooked; the ratio of sauce to noodles is perfect, and Luca and Alberto’s way of eating it really seals the deal.