One of the most fascinating and memorable parts of any movie or television show is the food. While fictional delicacies sometimes resemble things we may eat on a daily basis, other times they're so outlandish and unexpected that we can't help but wonder what we're missing. Since food is such an integral part of our day-to-day lives, learning about the food of a fictional universe makes that universe appear more grounded and believable. While there is some disgusting fictional food out there, for every serving of maggoty haggis in the Harry Potter series, there is also a chocolate frog or warm mug of butterbeer.
A movie or TV show's cuisine is essential for worldbuilding and overall believability and the best foods from movies, TV shows, or books truly have a presence. Whether it's science fiction food perfected by future technologies or a chain beloved in a fictional universe, fans can't help but drool over certain imaginary cuisines. What SpongeBob fan hasn't wanted to try a krabby patty and how can anyone read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and not be curious to taste that enchanted Turkish delight? These and other delicious looking foods are bound to make readers and watchers hungry, but what are truly the best fictional foods?
Below, you'll find some tasty fare you wish existed, so cast your vote for the fictional foods you want to eat!
From: SpongeBob SquarePants
These famous burgers from SpongeBob SquarePants are made in the fast food restaurant the Krusty Krab, owned by Eugene H. Krabs.
From: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Designed by Willy Wonka for those with little pocket money, the Everlasting Gobstopper is a candy that never gets any smaller, no matter how long you suck on it.
From: Harry Potter series
While you can get real-life butter beer at the Universal Studios parks in Orlando and Hollywood, this magical Harry Potter drink sounds even better in the movies and books.
From: The Rugrats
Named for the Rugrats universe's answer to Godzilla, Reptar Bars were the fictional treat that turns your tongue green that always looked pretty good to '90s kids.