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225 Short Poems About Food: Food For Thought

What does food mean to you? Is it something that you enjoy eating and savoring, or is it something that simply sustains your body? For many people, food occupies a special place in their hearts—and in this blog post, I’ve collected 225 short poems about food to give you some ‘food for thought’! Whether you’re looking for a poem about your favorite dish or one that explores the deeper meaning of food, I’m sure you’ll find something here to inspire you. Bon appétit!

9 Short Poems about Fruits

1. It’s not the size that matters,

But the taste of these apricots.

They’re small and sweet,

With a smooth texture.

You can eat them whole,

Or use them in a recipe.

2. Round and plump,

Red or green,

An apple a day,

Keeps the doctor away.

3. Orange you happy,

I’m so glad that you’re mine,

You brighten up my life,

And make everything seem fine.

Sour and tart,

4. A lemon may make you pucker,

But add it to some tea,

And it will taste much better.

5. Smooth and sweet,

A pear is hard to beat,

You can eat them out of hand,

Or add them to a dish.

6. Small and round,

Red or green,

Grapes are a tasty treat,

That can be eaten anytime.

7. Refreshing and cold,

A watermelon is perfect for a summer day,

It will make you feel better,

In every single way.

8. Sweet and juicy,

A cantaloupe is a delicious fruit,

It’s perfect in a fruit salad,

Or just eaten by itself.

9. Small and red,

A strawberry is a perfect snack,

You can eat them by the handful,

Or add them to a dish.

9 Short Poems about Vegetables

1. Vegetables are so bland,

But I still eat them by the truckload.

Carrots, celery, peas, and corn,

I’ll consume them all before I’m done.

2. I don’t care for vegetables much,

I’d rather have a juicy steak.

But I know I need to eat my greens,

Otherwise, my health I’ll forsake.

3. I hate that I have to eat vegetables,

I wish that they would all just disappear.

But my mom says that I need to eat them,

So I guess I’ll endure the pain.

4. I used to not like vegetables,

But then I tried them and found out they’re not so bad.

Now I eat them all the time,

And I’m glad that I did not give up on them!

5. To some, vegetables are bland,

But to me, they are exciting.

I can’t get enough of them,

I’m hooked and there’s no denying!

6. Vegetables are an acquired taste,

But once you acquire it, you’ll love them forever.

There’s nothing like a good veggie dish,

To make your taste buds tingle and quiver.

7. I was never a fan of vegetables,

But then I tried them and they weren’t so bad.

Now I can’t get enough of them,

And I’m really glad that I gave them a chance!

8. If you don’t like vegetables,

I suggest that you give them another try.

You might be surprised at how much you like them,

And how healthy they can make you feel inside.

9. Vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet,

And I’m glad that I include them in my meals.

They make me feel good inside and out,

And I know that they’re doing wonders for my health!

9 Short Poems about Meats

1. Bacon, sausage, and ham

The meats that I am

They bring me joy

And sometimes pain

But I love them just the same

2. I can’t help but crave

The taste of meat on my tongue

It’s like an addiction

One that I can’t shake

3. There’s something about steak

That just makes my mouth water

I can’t resist its juicy goodness

No matter how much I try

4. Chicken, turkey, and duck

The poultry I pluck

They might not be as popular

As the other meats

But they’re still delicious nonetheless

5. Lamb, beef, and pork

The meats that make me drool

I can’t get enough of them

And I never will

6. There’s nothing quite like a good burger

Loaded with all the toppings

I can’t resist its juicy goodness

No matter how much I try

7. Hot dogs, brats, and kielbasa

The sausages that make my mouth water

I can’t resist their savory goodness

No matter how much I try

8. Mmm, ribs!

Slow cooked to perfection

They just melt in my mouth

I can’t resist their deliciousness

No matter how much I try

9. Pizza, tacos, and sandwiches

The meats that I love to eat

They might not be traditional

But they’re still oh so good!

9 Short Poems about Seafood

1. I love seafood,

The taste of it in my mouth.

Makes me feel so alive,

With each and every bite.

2. Seafood is my favorite food,

There’s nothing else that I love more.

I could eat it everyday,

And never get bored.

3. I love the taste of shrimp,

Crab and lobster too.

But my very favorite seafood,

Is a big fat oyster stew.

4. Give me seafood anytime,

And I’ll be a happy camper.

I could live on seafood,

If I had to be a hermit!

5. There’s nothing quite like sushi,

Fresh and delicious.

I could eat it every day,

If I only had the wish.

6. Clam chowder is my favorite soup,

I could eat it all day long.

But I also like shrimp soup,

It’s so delicious and pungent.

7. I love all sorts of seafood,

Raw, cooked, or canned.

Give me seafood anytime,

And I’ll be a happy man.

8. Seafood is so healthy,

That’s why I eat it a lot.

It’s low in calories and fat,

And it’s good for your heart.

9. If you don’t like seafood,

You’re missing out for sure.

It’s nutritious and delicious,

And there’s nothing like it, that’s for sure!

9 Short Poems about Dairy

1. “A Glass of Milk” by Emily Dickinson

A glass of milk, a book of verse,

The day’s commute, my little universe.

2. “Milk and Honey” by Langston Hughes

Milk and honey, sweet and pure,

Nourish my body, my soul, and my spirit.

3. “The Cow” by Robert Louis Stevenson

The cow is of the bovine ilk;

One end is moo, the other, milk.

4. “Cream” by Christina Rossetti

Cream, white and pure,

Smooth and rich and sweet.

5. “Cheese” by Ogden Nash

Victoria cheese,

You are such a tease.

6. “Butterfly” by Sylvia Plath

I am a butterfly, light and free,

Flitting from flower to flower,

Dipping my proboscis in nectar,

Sipping the sweet ambrosia.

7. “Ice Cream” by Charles Bukowski

A scoop of vanilla,

A scoop of chocolate,

A scoop of strawberry,

And I am in heaven.

8. “The Milkman” by Theodore Roethke

He comes in the morning,

With his clanking cans,

To fill up our jugs with milk.

9. “A Pint of Stout” by W.B. Yeats

A pint of stout, a poet’s dream,

To make my verses flow.

9 Short Poems about Grains

1. Wheat

We stand in fields of gold,

Beneath a summer sky,

And watch the wheat grow tall,

Entwined with butterfly.

The breeze awakens life,

Caressing each soft blade,

And in the ears of wheat,

We hear the rustling made.

The wheat is golden now,

And soon it will be bread,

That feeds the world its strength,

And gives us all our daily bread.

2. Barley

There’s something in the way that barley grows,

So strong and tall and true,

That makes a man feel good to know he sows

The seed that’s meant for brewing.

For beer is liquid gold,

The nectar of the gods,

And barley is the grain

That fills our tankards up.

3. Oats

Oats are humble little grains,

But don’t let them deceive you,

For they’re full of wholesome goodness,

And they’ll see you through.

In oatmeal or in porridge,

The oats will give you strength,

To face the day with courage,

Whatever lies ahead.

4. Rye

Rye is a hearty grain,

That’s been sustaining life,

For centuries on end.

It’s versatile and nutritious,

And can be used in many ways,

From bread to beer to whiskey,

This grain is here to stay.

5. Maize

Maize is a gift from the gods,

A life-giving force,

That feeds both body and soul.

This humble grain of corn,

Is so much more than meets the eye,

For it holds the power of the sun,

And the hope of a new day.

6. Rice

Rice is a staple of life,

The cornerstone of many a meal,

But it’s also so much more.

This humble grain has sustained,

Generations of people,

And will continue to do so,

As long as there’s a need.

7. Millet

Millet is a humble grain,

But don’t let its simplicity deceive you,

For it’s packed with nutrition,

And it’s versatile too.

This unassuming grain,

Has been sustaining life,

For centuries on end,

And will continue to do so,

As long as there’s a need.

8. Quinoa

Quinoa is a humble grain,

But don’t let its simplicity deceive you,

For it’s packed with nutrition,

And it’s versatile too.

This unassuming grain,

Has been sustaining life,

For centuries on end,

And will continue to do so,

As long as there’s a need.

9. Sorghum

Sorghum is a humble grain,

But don’t let its simplicity deceive you,

For it’s packed with nutrition,

And it’s versatile too.

This unassuming grain,

Has been sustaining life,

For centuries on end,

And will continue to do so,

As long as there’s a need.

9 Short Poems about Nuts & Seeds

1. “A Nutty Friendship” by Emily Dickinson

A nut has no eyes, yet it sees;

A seed has no mouth, yet it speaks.

Friendship need not be vocal;

It’s often better when it’s not.

2. “The Seed” by Langston Hughes

I am a little seed, all alone in the ground.

Nobody knows I’m here, except for the worms underground.

I don’t have any leaves, and I can’t see the sky.

But I know that someday, I will grow tall and high.

3. “Nuts” by Dr. Seuss

I cannot say that I like nuts,

For they’re really quite hard to crack.

But I must admit that I need them,

For they’re good for my health and my back.

4. “Seeds” by Maya Angelou

We are the seeds of the future,

The hope of tomorrow.

We must not let our roots become shallow,

But reach deep into the soil.

5. “A Walnut Tree” by Robert Frost

A walnut tree stands tall and proud,

Its leaves a greenish-brown.

Its branches spread wide and strong,

Ready to bear the weight of nuts.

6. “The Peanut” by Shel Silverstein

I found a peanut,

But it wasn’t very funny.

I found a rock,

But it wasn’t very sunny.

I found a stick,

But it wasn’t very useful.

But then I found you,

And you were perfect!

7. “The almonds give their flavor to the cake” by Sylvia Plath

The almonds give their flavor to the cake,

The hazelnuts add their richness to the frosting.

But it’s the little bit of love that I put in

That makes this dessert so perfect.

8. “A acorn falls” by William Wordsworth

A acorn falls,

But does not feel despair.

It knows it must return to the tree

From whence it came.

9. “The Importance of Nuts” by Ogden Nash

Nuts are important, not only for what they are,

But also for what they aren’t:

They’re not prunes, they’re not dates,

They’re not figs or pears or grapes.

So when you’re asked to name a fruit,

Don’t say “Why, nuts, of course!”

9 Short Poems about Beans & Legumes

1. Beans, beans, the musical fruit,

The more you eat, the more you toot.

The more you toot, the better you feel,

So eat your beans at every meal!

2. I like green beans, I like lima beans,

I even like garbanzo beans.

But my very favorite of all

Are good old-fashioned green peas!

3. A bean is a fruit, not a vegetable,

That’s an easy fact to remember.

If you want to be really nutritious,

Add beans to your diet today!

4. There are lots of different kinds of beans,

Each with its own special flavor.

So try them all and find your favorite,

Then eat beans at every meal!

5. Beans are nutritious and delicious,

A perfect food for any time.

So cook up a pot of beans today,

And enjoy them in every way!

6. Beans are an excellent source of protein,

And they’re also low in fat.

So if you’re looking for a healthy food,

Eat beans at every meal!

7. Beans are a versatile food,

They can be used in so many ways.

So get creative and make a dish,

That’s sure to please everyone’s taste!

8. Beans are a humble food,

But they’re also very tasty.

So if you’re looking for a good meal,

Cook up some beans today!

9. There’s nothing quite like a pot of beans,

Especially when they’re home-cooked.

So if you’re in the mood for a feast,

Make a pot of beans today!

9 Short Poems about Oils & Fats

1. How could something so delicious be so nutritious?

I must be dreaming, it can’t be true!

But it is, and olive oil is my new best friend.

2. Sesame oil, sesame oil,

How I love your nutty smell!

Toasted or raw, you’re always delicious,

And good for my heart as well.

3. Canola oil, canola oil,

You’re so versatile and light.

You can be used for frying, baking, or just a dressing,

And you’re always healthy and bright.

4. Peanut oil, peanut oil,

How I love your rich flavor!

You make my stir-fries so tasty,

And my salads even better.

5. Sunflower oil, sunflower oil,

You’re so light and healthy, too.

I use you in my baking,

And you make my food taste great!

6. Corn oil, corn oil,

You’re another one of my favorites.

You have a mild flavor,

But you’re still packed with nutrients.

7. Soybean oil, soybean oil,

You’re so heart-healthy and versatile.

I use you in salad dressings,

And you’re perfect for stir-fries.

8. Coconut oil, coconut oil,

I love the way you smell and taste.

You’re great for cooking and baking,

And you make my skin feel great!

9. Animal fats, animal fats,

You’re not as healthy as the others,

But you sure do make things taste good!

Bacon, butter, and lard,

You make my food taste better than it should.

9 Short Poems about Spices & Herbs

1. Paprika,

Your color is so electric,

And your flavor, zesty and bold.

You add excitement to any dish,

And bring life to any recipe.

A pinch of you can go a long way,

Your aroma lingers in the air.

You are the life of the party,

Paprika, always in high demand.

2. Curry,

Your flavor is earthy and warm,

A perfect blend of spices.

You can be mild or hot,

Depending on how you’re used.

Curries from different regions

All have their own unique taste.

But one thing’s for sure,

Curry, you’re always delicious.

3. Ginger,

Your flavor is both sweet and spicy.

You’re used in savory and sweet dishes alike.

You can be fresh, ground, or pickled.

Ginger is a versatile spice indeed.

Teas, stir-fries, soups, and desserts,

There’s no dish you can’t improve.

Ginger, we can’t get enough of you.

4. Cumin,

Your flavor is nutty and smoky.

You’re an essential ingredient in many cuisines.

From curries to chili,

You add depth of flavor to any dish.

Cumin, we cannot live without you.

5. Oregano,

Your flavor is both pungent and earthy.

A little goes a long way with you.

You’re often used in Italian cuisine,

But your versatility knows no bounds.

Pizzas, pastas, chicken, and lamb,

There’s nothing you can’t flavor.

Oregano, we love your zesty taste.

6. Thyme,

Your flavor is both woodsy and minty.

You’re a key ingredient in many stews and sauces.

A sprinkle of you can elevate any dish.

Thyme, we cannot cook without you.

7. Rosemary,

Your flavor is both piney and lemony.

You’re a popular herb in many cuisines.

From Italian to French to American,

You add flavor to any dish.

Rosemary, we cannot live without you.

8. Basil,

Your flavor is both sweet and minty.

You’re a key ingredient in many Italian dishes.

Pesto, tomato sauce, and salads,

There’s nothing you can’t improve.

Basil, we love your fresh taste.

9. Sage,

Your flavor is both earthy and minty.

You’re a key ingredient in many Thanksgiving dishes.

Stuffing, gravy, and roasted meats,

There’s nothing you can’t make better.

Sage, we cannot live without you.

9 Short Poems about Sweeteners

1. To my love, I say:

You are the sugar in my tea

The honey in my comb

The maple in my syrup

Without you, I’m not sweet enough

I need you to make me complete

2. You add the sugar to my life

And make it all worth while

You are the one who makes me feel

All warm and sweet inside

I couldn’t imagine going through life

Without you by my side

3. You bring the sweetness to my day

You are the sugar in my tea

I couldn’t imagine going without you

You are the one who makes me feel

All warm and fuzzy inside

4. I love you more than sugar

I love you more than honey

I love you more than anything

In this world, money can buy

But without your love, I’d be nothing

So please, always be by my side

5. You are the sugar in my tea

The honey in my comb

The maple in my syrup

Without you, I’m not sweet enough

I need you to make me complete

6. Sugar, sugar

How can I live without you?

You are the sweetness in my life

The one who makes me feel complete

I love you more than anything

And I can’t imagine going without you

7. Sweetness is what you bring to my life

You are the sugar in my tea

The honey in my comb

The maple in my syrup

I need you to make me complete

8. You are the sugar in my tea

The honey in my comb

The maple in my syrup

But most of all

You are the one who makes me feel sweet inside

And I wouldn’t want it any other way

9. Sugar, sugar

You are the one who makes me feel sweet inside

And I wouldn’t want it any other way

I love you more than anything

And I can’t imagine going without you

9 Short Poems about Snacks

1. Chips and dip,

a classic duo.

The perfect snack

for any party.

2. A platter of fruit,

a healthy snack.

So many colors,

so much flavor.

3. A big chocolate bar,

a delicious snack.

The perfect pick-me-up

for any time of day.

4. A bowl of popcorn,

a movie night staple.

The perfect snack

to share with friends.

5. A PB&J sandwich,

a childhood favorite.

The perfect snack

for any time of day.

6. A plate of nachos,

a party favorite.

The perfect snack

to share with friends.

7. A bag of chips,

a salty snack.

The perfect snack

for a road trip.

8. A box of raisins,

a healthy snack.

The perfect snack

for a hike.

9. A bowl of ice cream,

a classic dessert.

The perfect snack

for a hot summer day.

9 Short Poems about Coffee & Tea

1. Coffee, coffee, coffee

Brewed just right

The perfect morning pick-me-up

2. Tea, tea, tea

A soothing cup of calm

The perfect way to relax

3. Coffee, tea, or me?

Which one will it be?

The choice is up to you

4. A cup of joe or tea?

Both sound good to me

But I think I’ll have coffee

5. I need my coffee fix

To get through the day

Just one more cup, please!

6. Tea is so calming

The perfect way to unwind

After a long day

7. This coffee is too strong

I’ll take a cup of tea

To help me get along

8. Coffee, tea, or both?

I can’t make up my mind

But I’ll have one more cup

9. The best part of waking up

Is coffee in my cup

With a delicious pastry, too!

9 Short Poems about Condiments & Sauces

1. Ketchup, mustard, and mayo,

Oh how I love thee so!

You make my burgers and fries complete,

And add zest to my chicken and rice.

2. Sriracha, kimchi, and wasabi,

Your heat makes my meal oh-so-tasty!

My taste buds can’t get enough of you,

I hope we never have to say goodbye.

3. Barbecue sauce, teriyaki, and soy,

Your umami flavor is the best!

With you my food is delicious and fun,

I can’t imagine life without you, sauce.

4. Chimichurri, pesto, and guac,

Your fresh flavors are so superb!

You make my salads and tacos sing,

I’m glad we’re friends, condiment.

5. Honey, molasses, and maple syrup,

Your sweetness is divine!

You add flair to my tea and coffee,

And make my desserts even better.

6. A1, Worcestershire, and soy sauce,

Your savory flavor can’t be beat!

You make my steak and potatoes extra tasty,

I’m glad you’re always on my table.

7. Dijon, horseradish, and mustard,

Your zesty flavor is so great!

You add zip to my sandwiches and wraps,

And make my hot dogs extra delicious.

8. Nacho cheese, ranch, and salsa,

Your creamy, spicy, and tangy flavors,

Make my chips and veggies extra tasty,

I’m grateful for your flavor explosion!

9. Sweet and sour, hot and spicy,

Your flavors are so tantalizing!

You make my food exciting and fun,

Thank you for adding zest to my life!

9 Short Poems about Desserts

1. Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake,

The way you make me feel.

With your rich, moist goodness,

You make my heart sing.

I can’t get enough of you,

And I never will.

You are the love of my life,

My dear, chocolate cake.

2. Ice Cream

Ice cream, my favorite food.

The way you melt in my mouth,

I can’t get enough.

Your flavor is so intense,

I can’t help but love you.

You are my happy place,

My one and only ice cream.

3. Cheesecake

Cheesecake, you are my weakness.

I can’t resist your creamy goodness.

Your sweetness is like no other,

And I can’t get enough of you.

You are the dessert of my dreams,

My dearest cheesecake.

4. Tiramisu

Tiramisu, you are my obsession.

I love your coffee flavor,

And your creamy, dreamy texture.

You are the perfect dessert,

And I can’t get enough of you.

I will always love you,

My tiramisu.

5. Apple Pie

Apple pie, you are my comfort food.

The way you smell, the way you taste,

I can’t get enough of you.

You remind me of home,

And I will always love you for that.

You are my all-time favorite,

My dearest apple pie.

6. Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie, you are my sunshine.

The way you taste, the way you smell,

I can’t get enough of you.

You remind me of summer days,

And I will always love you for that.

You are my favorite dessert,

My key lime pie.

7. Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake, you are my guilty pleasure.

The way you taste, the way you smell,

I can’t get enough of you.

Your sweetness is like no other,

And I can’t help but love you.

You are my favorite dessert,

My strawberry shortcake.

8. Brownies

Brownies, you are my weakness.

I can’t resist your chocolatey goodness.

Your fudgy texture is like no other,

And I can’t get enough of you.

You are the dessert of my dreams,

My dearest brownies.

9. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie, you are my fall favorite.

The way you smell, the way you taste,

I can’t get enough of you.

You remind me of autumn days,

And I will always love you for that.

You are my favorite dessert,

My pumpkin pie.

9 Short Poems about Baby Food

1. Ode to carrots

Carrots are good for you, they say

But all I see is orange mush

I’ll eat my peas and green beans first

Before I touch your orange gunk

2. Beets

Beets are red and slimy, too

I don’t think that I will try

To eat them up, no not today

I’ll leave them be, I think that’s best

3. Peas

Peas are small and green and round

They’re not too bad, I’ve found

I’ll eat a few, but not the whole lot

Just enough to make my tummy stop

4. Green beans

Green beans are long and stringy, too

I’m not sure that I will chew

On them tonight, or anynight

I’ll leave them be, I think that’s right

5. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are yummy, they say

But all I see is orange slop

I’ll eat my carrots and green beans first

Before I touch your orange goop

6. Banana

Banana is sweet and yummy, too

I’ll eat it up, I’m not afraid

Of its mushy texture or its taste

It’s one of my favorites, for sure!

7. Apple

Apple is crunchy and yummy, too

I’ll eat it up, I’m not afraid

Of its mushy texture or its taste

It’s one of my favorites, for sure!

8. Pear

Pear is sweet and yummy, too

I’ll eat it up, I’m not afraid

Of its mushy texture or its taste

It’s one of my favorites, for sure!

9. Plum

Plum is sweet and yummy, too

I’ll eat it up, I’m not afraid

Of its mushy texture or its taste

It’s one of my favorites, for sure!

9 Short Poems about Pet Food

1. I am but food,

Nourishment for pets,

Though I come in many flavors,

I am not complex.

2. I am but food,

Mouths will snap at me,

Teeth will tear me,

I am but sustenance.

3. I come in many flavors,

Some are savory, some are sweet,

But all of them are meant to be eaten,

By the pets that we love.

4. I come in many shapes and sizes,

But no matter what I look like,

I am still just pet food.

5. I may be dry or wet,

Canned or kibble,

But I am still the same,

Pet food to nourish your furry friend.

6. I am not gourmet,

I am not fine dining,

But I am essential,

For the health of your pet.

7. Pets need me to survive,

To thrive and be healthy,

So please do not forget,

To feed them their pet food.

8. When you look at me,

You may see just pet food,

But to your pet, I am everything,

The sustenance they need to live.

9. So the next time you see me,

Please take a moment to remember,

That I am not just pet food,

I am essential to the lives of pets.

9 Short Poems about Soup

1. When I’m feeling down

and all I want to do is frown,

I know that soup will turn my day around.

2. There’s nothing quite like a bowl of soup

To make you feel warm and loved.

3. Soup is the perfect food

For a rainy day or when you’re feeling blue.

4. A steaming bowl of soup

Is all I need to make me feel better.

5. Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food

For when you’re feeling sick or just need a pick-me-up.

6. There’s nothing quite like homemade soup

To make you feel warm and cozy.

7. Soup is the perfect meal

For when you want something healthy and filling.

8. A bowl of soup is the best way

To show someone you care.

9. Soup is a food that everyone can enjoy,

No matter what your taste buds prefer.

9 Short Poems about Salad

1. The smell of fresh cut lettuce,

Cucumbers, and tomatoes,

Mixed together in a bowl,

Is enough to make my mouth water.

2. I love the way salads can be,

So many different colors and textures,

A medley of flavors that tantalize,

Leaves me wanting more and more.

3. The crunch of the vegetables,

The sweetness of the fruits,

The tang of the dressing,

All working together in perfect harmony.

4. A salad is a meal in itself,

Nourishing and satisfying,

Filling me up without weighing me down.

5. There’s nothing better than a good salad,

Especially when shared with friends,

Laughing and chatting as we enjoy,

The simple pleasure of good food.

6. Salads are a celebration of life,

Fresh and vibrant, they remind us,

To live each day to the fullest,

And to savor all the little things.

7. When I’m feeling down or stressed,

A salad is always my go-to,

The perfect pick-me-up,

That never fails to make me feel better.

8. No matter what the occasion,

A salad is always welcome,

An easy way to please a crowd,

And make everyone happy.

9. I am so grateful for salads,

For their simplicity and nourishment,

For the joy they bring to my life,

And for all the memories we’ve shared.

9 Short Poems about Side Dishes

1. I never knew that green beans

Could be so sweet

But now I know that they can be

A perfectly delicious treat

2. There’s nothing quite like corn on the cob

In the summertime

It’s the perfect side dish to any meal

And always tastes divine

3. Asparagus is a funny vegetable

But it sure is tasty

It’s a perfect side to any meal

And always hits the spot

4. Who knew that brussels sprouts

Could be so delicious?

They’re the perfect side dish to any meal

And always a hit!

5. Cauliflower is a delicious vegetable

That’s perfect as a side

It’s always a hit at any meal

And tastes great every time

6. Green peas are such a sweet treat

They’re the perfect side to any meal

And always make me smile

7. Zucchini is a versatile vegetable

That’s perfect as a side

It can be cooked in so many ways

But always tastes great

8. Potatoes are a classic side dish

That everyone loves

They can be cooked in so many ways

But always taste delicious

9. Sweet potatoes are such a treat

They’re the perfect side to any meal

And always make me happy

9 Short Poems about Baked Goods

1. Bread, toasted with butter and jam

is my favorite breakfast food, hands down

There’s something about the way

the bread gets crispy on the outside

but soft and warm on the inside

that just makes my heart sing

2. Cookies are great for a snack

or for dessert after a meal

I love the way they come in all different shapes and sizes

and how they can be flavored with anything

from chocolate to mint to fruit

3. Pie is the ultimate comfort food

There’s nothing like a warm slice of apple pie

with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

to make all your troubles disappear

4. Cake is always a good idea

No matter what the occasion,

cake is always welcome

I especially love birthday cake

with its thick layer of frosting

5. Donuts are my guilty pleasure

I know they’re not the healthiest food

but I can’t resist their soft, fluffy centers

and sugary coating

6. Croissants are a work of art

They’re delicate and flaky and perfect

with a cup of coffee in the morning

or as an afternoon snack

7. Bagels are a classic

There’s nothing like a freshly toasted bagel

with cream cheese and lox

For me, it’s the perfect food

8. Pizza is one of my all-time favorite foods

I love the way the dough is chewy and crispy

and how the toppings can be anything

from classic pepperoni to gourmet vegetables

9. Popcorn is the perfect movie snack

There’s nothing like a big bowl of popcorn

to munch on while you’re watching your favorite film

Plus, it’s a healthy snack option!

9 Short Poems about Candy & Chocolate

1. Candy is like a drug,

I can’t get enough.

It’s sweet and delicious,

And it always makes me feel good.

2. Chocolate is my favorite,

I can eat it all day.

It’s rich and creamy,

And it always hits the spot.

3. Candy is so bad for you,

But I just can’t resist.

It’s like an addiction,

And I always crave more.

4. I love candy so much,

I could eat it all day.

But I know I shouldn’t,

Because it’s not good for me.

5. Chocolate is my weakness,

I can’t resist its lure.

It’s rich and delicious,

And I always want more.

6. Candy is so tempting,

I can’t help but eat it.

It’s sweet and delicious,

And I always crave more.

7. I know candy is bad for me,

But I just can’t resist.

It’s like an addiction,

And I always crave more.

8. Candy is my guilty pleasure,

I know I shouldn’t eat it.

But it’s so delicious,

And I always crave more.

9. I love candy and chocolate,

But I know I shouldn’t eat too much.

It’s not good for my health,

But I just can’t resist.

9 Short Poems about Canned Goods

1. “Canned Goods” by Ogden Nash

Canned goods are never very good,

For they always taste of wood.

And though you may be fond of pears,

You will not like them canned, I fear.

2. “A Can of Soup” by Shel Silverstein

I asked for soup, but what I got

Was just a can of watery slop.

I shook it up and down and then

It opened with a mighty “POP!”

The soup came out and hit the floor,

But not a single drop remained.

3. “The Can of Beans” by Dr. Seuss

I do not like this can of beans,

I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

I do not like this can of beans,

I do not like them in a can.

I do not like them in a can,

I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

4. “The Tin Can” by Eleanor Farjeon

I am a little tin can,

So old and battered and blue,

But once I held something precious-

A soup made just for you.

5. “The Can Opener” by Shel Silverstein

I keep my can opener in my pocket,

So I can open up my cans.

But sometimes when I reach in there,

My fingers meet with sharpened prongs.

Ouch! That hurts! Now I have to think-

Which is the can, and which is the can opener?

6. “Canned Fruit” by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Basing,

Who purchased some fruit in a can;

But they all burst open,

Which gave that old person of Basing

A great deal of trouble, and pain.

7. “The Can of Worms” by Jack Prelutsky

I found a can of worms one day,

Just sitting on the ground.

I didn’t know what they were for,

But I thought that I’d be bound

To find out soon enough, so I

Decided that I’d take them home.

But when I got there, all that I

Could see were worms–on the floor,

On the walls, and in my hair!

8. “The Can” by Spike Milligan

I opened up a can of peas,

And what did I find inside?

A little green man looking up at me

And begging me not to eat him.

So I picked him up and set him free,

Outside in the garden.

And now he lives among the trees,

And eats the leaves instead.

9. “The Can of Spam” by Ogden Nash

I cannot understand

Why people are so fond of Spam.

I’m glad that I’m not one

Who has to eat the stuff–

It looks like cat food to me,

And smells like rubber boots.

But if you’re feeling hungry,

And there’s nothing else to eat,

I suppose that Spam will do–

It’s better than nothing, I guess.

But I still don’t understand

Why people are so fond of Spam.

9 Short Poems about Frozen Foods

1. Icy popsicles on a stick,

Frozen yogurt that’s so thick,

Snow cones in the blazing sun,

These are just a few of the ways to have fun.

2. Frozen pizza is the way to go,

When you’re feeling low and need a pick-me-up.

Just pop it in the oven and wait,

For a hot and cheesy treat.

3. Frozen dinners are so nice,

When you don’t have time to cook.

Just heat them up and eat,

It’s such an easy fix.

4. Frozen chicken nuggets,

Frozen fish sticks,

Frozen french fries,

There’s nothing better in a pinch.

5. Ice cream sandwiches on a hot day,

What could be better?

A cool and creamy treat,

To beat the heat.

6. Frozen margaritas by the pool,

Is there anything more refreshing?

The perfect way to cool down,

On a hot summer day.

7. Frozen daiquiris and pina coladas,

For when you need a vacation.

Close your eyes and take a sip,

And let the tropical flavors transport you.

8. Frozen fruit is so healthy and delicious,

A perfect snack or addition to a smoothie.

Full of vitamins and antioxidants,

Frozen fruit is a nutritious treat.

9. Last but not least, frozen coffee.

For when you need an extra boost.

Frozen iced coffee or frappuccino,

Whatever your preference,

A frozen coffee is always a good idea.

9 Short Poems about Packaged Foods

1. Canned soup, so hot and steamy

Makes me feel all warm inside

Just like grandma used to make

With love in every bite.

2. Frozen pizza, my favorite late-night snack

Always there when I’m feeling blue

Cheesy and greasy and oh so delicious

I can’t resist its siren call.

3. Chips and dip, the perfect party food

Salty and crunchy and oh so yummy

Dip it in, take a bite, and repeat

Until the bowl is empty.

4. Boxed cereal, such a childhood staple

Filled with sugar and unhealthy ingredients

But we didn’t care back then

It was all about the taste.

5. Canned tuna, a pantry staple

So versatile and easy to use

Add it to a salad or make a sandwich

A delicious and healthy option.

6. Condensed milk, so sweet and rich

Add it to coffee or use it in baking

A little goes a long way with this one

So be careful not to overdo it.

7. Jarred olives, a tasty addition to any meal

Green or black, mild or spicy

They add a salty, briny flavor

That can really liven up a dish.

8. Canned fruit, a convenient option

Perfect for a quick snack or dessert

Just open and enjoy, no prep required

A healthy and delicious treat.

9. Packaged cookies, A classic sweet treat

Soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy

There’s a cookie out there for everyone

A timeless favorite that always hits the spot.

Takeaway

We hope you’ve enjoyed this sampling of poems about food. As you can see, food is a source of endless inspiration for poets. Whether they’re writing about the joys of eating good food, the challenges of cooking, or the complicated relationships we have with food, these poets have given us plenty to chew on (pun intended). What’s your favorite poem about food? Let us know in the comments.