Movies we will never forget thanks to food

After the 2015 Oscars, the online food delivery marketplace hellofood has selected the top 10 moments in movies that have inescapably imprinted a particular food in our minds. Similarly, with these associations it is hard to avoid accompanying them with the corresponding snacks. For example, who has ever managed to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory without a substantial amount of chocolate in his reach? Or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles without ordering a pizza? Still, no one has ever ordered a pizza like the cutest prankster kid- the young Macaulay Culkin.

Here are some unforgettable scenes picked from all genres to satisfy all appetites.


Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The Food: Spaghetti with Meat Balls

The Guests: Lady, a sheltered Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a streetwise stray dog.

The Scene: Tramp crafted the most romantic dinner date for his Lady with the help of some Italian romance – the pasta, the music, the red-white checkered tablecloth.

The Feeling: Cuteness

The Quote: “Side by side with your loved one, you’ll find enchantment here. The night will weave its magic spell, when the one you love is near.” 


Home Alone (1990)

The Food: Pizza

The Guests: Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin)

The Scene: Kevin, together with the gangster from Angel’s with Filthy Souls on video, demonstrating the most inventive way of collecting your pizza from a delivery guy.

The Feeling: Just ingenious.  

The Quote: “Keep the change you filthy animal.”


Rocky (1976)

The Food: Raw eggs

The Guests: The man himself. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)

The Scene: Rocky casually swallowing five raw eggs at 4am before one of his epic Philly training runs.

The Feeling: Victory. Championship. Triumph.

The Quote: The lyrics to the “Eye of the Tiger”


Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

The Food: White Castle burgers / A table full of steam-grilled sliders

The Guests: Slacker roommates Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn)

The Scene: The ultimate climax scene.

The Feeling: of getting what you want.

The Quote: “This is either a really smart move or by far the stupidest thing that we have ever tried.”


Pulp Fiction (1994)

The Food: $5 shake

The Guests: Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta)

The Scene: A fictional 1950s theme restaurant, a rich and bizarre setting for that memorable food moment, while Link Wray’s “Rumble” kicks off on the background.

The Feeling: Wanting to try that white shake with that red cherry.

The Quote: “Goddamn, that’s a pretty good milk shake.”


Annie Hall (1977)

The Food: Boiling lobsters

The Guests: Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton)

The Scene: Woody Allen and Diane Keaton’s calamitous attempt to boil live lobsters perfectly captures the conflicting feelings we face each time we plunge those icky but luscious crustaceans into the scorching water.

The Feeling: Gleeful but guilty

The Quote: “Annie, there’s a big lobster behind the refrigerator. I can’t get it out. This thing’s heavy. Maybe if I put a little dish of butter sauce here with a nutcracker, it will run out the other side”.


Goodfellas (1990)

The Food: The “Prison Dinner”.

The Guests: Paulie (Paul Sorvino) Vinnie (Charles Scorsese) and Johnny Dio (Frank Pellegrino)

The Scene: Our Goodfellas stuck in prison, making an elaborate dinner. Specifically, it’s when the boss, Paulie, is slicing the garlic thin enough so that it will melt in a pan of hot olive oil (accompanied by “Beyond the Sea,” by Bobby Darin).

The Feeling: Yes, it’s more about the food prep than the actual eating. And yes, every time we slice garlic, we think of that scene.

The Quote: “In prison, dinner was always a big thing. We had a pasta course, then we had a meat or a fish. Paulie was doing a year for contempt and had a wonderful system for garlic. He used a razor and sliced it so thin it would liquefy in the pan with a little oil. It’s a very good system. Vinnie was in charge of the tomato sauce”. 


The Godfather (1972)

The Food: Tomato sauce recipe

The Guests: Capo Peter Clemenza (Richard S. Castellano)

The Scene: When Capo Peter Clemenza offers a decent recipe for Sunday gravy: “You start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; you make sure it doesn’t stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs. And a little bit of wine, and a little bit of sugar—that’s my trick.” 

The Feeling: The only red splatter more ubiquitous than blood in Mafia flicks may be pasta sauce.

The Quote: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”


Hook (1991)

The Food: Imaginary

The Guests: Peter Pan and the Lost Boys

The Scene: The imaginary food scene where the Lost Boys teach Peter Pan to conjure a feast with the strength of imagination. 

The Feeling: Wanting nothing more than to be at that table, eating giant drumsticks with the hands and having a food fight with those unnaturally colorful pies.

The Quote: “Use your imagination”