The Most Memorable Food References on Seinfeld

A list of the most infamous edible incidents on Seinfeld, a TV show that loves food. The series about nothing is largely about food, from the Soup Nazi to Kenny Rogers Roasters. Seinfeld's comedy consistently comes from the acquisition, the eating, the desire and, yes, the resentment of different kinds of foods. It's all Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer ever seem to talk about. 

And what's not to like? If you find yourself with a killer risotto that gives you a bodily reaction, it's something worth talking about, right? It's certainly not something worth feeling jealous and inadequate over, George. Lobster is a lovely thing to eat, unless you're kosher, and it certainly shouldn't be used as revenge for a perceived slight, Costanza.

This list has some of the most hilarious bits from Seinfeld revolving around food, whether it's the eternal wait for a table at a Chinese restaurant or the crazed confluence of events that results in a Junior Mint ending up in the body cavity of a surgical patient. It's all happening on Seinfeld - check out what we've got for you on the list and vote up your favorites!
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  • The Saga of the Soup Nazi
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    137 VOTES

    The Saga of the Soup Nazi

    Really, it's the one Seinfeld reference that just about every American is pretty much guaranteed to know. In "The Soup Nazi," the 116th episode of the series, a simple shout of, "No soup for you! One month!" led to a seemingly permanent fixture in the pop-culture vocabulary.
    137 votes
  • Chips and/or Dip
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    92 VOTES

    Chips and/or Dip

    In "The Implant," George travels to his girlfriend's aunt's wake, and promptly gets caught for the "double-dip," which is now less of a cultural term and now just a thing we all know about, even if it's so common and obvious we can't remember where we originally heard it. 
    92 votes
  • Marble Rye Is Here to Teach Us Manners
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    71 VOTES

    Marble Rye Is Here to Teach Us Manners

    In the episode titled simply "The Rye," what happens is less about the food itself and more about the manners surrounding it. It's the basic question: when you bring food over, and no one touches it, do you bring it back home with you? The answer that George learned was an uncompromising no, but this was before the recession. People have probably swung Costanza's way since 1996. 
    71 votes
  • Chinese Food Cravings Cause Insanity
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    77 VOTES

    Chinese Food Cravings Cause Insanity

    Waiting for Chinese food creates all sorts of tension in "The Chinese Restaurant," in which the gang awaits a table at a Chinese restaurant. Eventually bribery and bets on theft ensue. 
    77 votes
  • A Junior Mint, Descending
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    82 VOTES

    A Junior Mint, Descending

    In "The Junior Mint," the eponymous mint/chocolate candy drops from the rafters of a surgical viewing - and it drops into the patient's open stomach. It only gets worse from there. 
    82 votes
  • Snickers Doesn't Have to Be Finger Food
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    79 VOTES

    Snickers Doesn't Have to Be Finger Food

    After seeing Elaine's boss eat a Snickers with a knife and fork in "The Pledge Drive," George proceeds to do the same, setting off a chain reaction that becomes a trend that sweeps the city. 
    79 votes