offbeat The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods  

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List Rules Band name must have something to do with food/edible substances

The best bands that are named after food criss-cross the music world with offerings from music genres like indie rock, classic rock, and even a little hip-hop. The only rule here is that these famous bands must have some kind of food affiliation. For instance: Ice Cube has no caloric value so he doesn't count. Ice-T, however, is a sweet delicious treat on a hot day and in the music world, so he's in. 

This votable list of band names with food in them is your chance to choose the best food related artist or band. Is a bit of Cake your thing? Are you feeling frisky from Blue Oyster Cult? Does a little Eminem satisfy your funny music name cravings? Whether you're a fan of a good band with a funny food name or just a fan of food names and weird bands, this list of famous bands with food names is the place to be for all the most mouth watering band names.

This band names list exists solely to highlight food bands, but if you're curious to see where some of the best weird band names came from, check out the greatest band name origin stories. Also, don't be surprised when you see some of these funny band names on the list of great bands with the worst names.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

2
183 103
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

3
170 97
Cream is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
154 91
Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

5
168 105
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

6
137 81
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

7
131 85
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

8
113 81
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Chuck Berry Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

9
113 93
Cake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Cake Country rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

10
139 123
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

11
73 65
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

12
92 88
The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

13
91 87
Korn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

14
69 66
Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Bananarama Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave

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15
76 77
Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

16
74 77
Bread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Bread Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

17
27 23
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
black90txd added Creedence Clearwater Revival Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

18
68 75
Blind Melon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Blind Melon Blues-rock, Grunge, Folk rock

19
26 25
Wild Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added Wild Cherry Disco, Pop music, Rock music

20
29 31
Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added Ice-T Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

21
53 64
April Wine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
bojanthebest added April Wine Rock music, Hard rock

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50 63
The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Sugarhill Gang Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Disco

23
46 58
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

24
59 76
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Fiona Apple Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock

25
38 48
Hot Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Hot Chocolate Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

26
61 80
Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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19 23
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

28
51 68
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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20 25
Sweet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added Sweet Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

30
53 71
Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Meat Puppets Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

31
42 56
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

32
23 30
The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Lemonheads Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

33
52 71
Phish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

34
34 47
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
slantsix added The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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7 9
Salt N Peppa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Mike Williams Mendes added Salt N Peppa

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16 22
Vanilla Fudge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
RobLein added Vanilla Fudge Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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6 8
Neneh Cherry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Mike Williams Mendes added Neneh Cherry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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1 1
Wings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Thom Ovacek added Wings Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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5 7
Sugar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Mike Williams Mendes added Sugar Power pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk

40
56 81
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

41
20 29
The Lovin' Spoonful is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added The Lovin' Spoonful Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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39 57
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Veruca Salt Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

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41 60
Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Buckcherry Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

44
17 25
The Electric Prunes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added The Electric Prunes Rock music, Garage rock, Acid rock

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12 18
Strawberry Alarm Clock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added Strawberry Alarm Clock Bubblegum pop, Blues-rock, Rock music

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12 18
The Honey Drippers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added The Honey Drippers

47
56 83
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

48
22 33
The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
reachnathalie added The Turtles Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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28 42
The Raspberries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
The Raspberries Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

50
38 57
Humble Pie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods
Humble Pie Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music