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Food Dream Meaning

Last Updated on August 3, 2018

Food is something we all need to survive, and a common part of everyday life. It is not surprising then that we might dream about food! Learning the symbolism of what food means in our dreams can help us navigate through the current challenges we are facing in life.

What Does it Mean to Dream About Food?

food dream meaning

Food is a common dream symbol that often shows your desire for something. It can be closely related to wanting more energy, or related to needing more information or knowledge on a specific topic.

You may also wish to look up the meaning of eating in dreams – this has a lot of additional information on interpreting a dream about food, especially in regards to details for who you are eating with or where you are eating.


Common Food Dream Meanings

To dream you are eating a healthy meal: Just as food is nourishment to the body, knowledge is nourishment to the brain and Energy is necessary to take care of ourselves.

You may be in the process of or have the desire to acquire greater knowledge and wisdom in some area of your waking life.

Dreaming of eating or preparing a healthy meal may also signify that you are looking to make better choices in your health, or that it is important you take some time to pay attention to your needs and desires.

If you are preparing a meal:

This could indicate that you feel the need to share wisdom and knowledge with others around you. If this resonates with you, now is the time to begin taking the steps in waking life to do that.

Preparing a meal for others might also mean that you are in a caretaker role in your life. Is there someone who you are taking care of on a regular basis? Are you putting someone else’s needs ahead of your own?

To dream you are eating junk food:

Dreaming of eating junk food could have several different meanings. It may indicate that information that you are subjected to in waking life is emotionally unhealthy for you. You may want to take steps to censor what you are watching and listening to.

This dream may also be a form of wishful thinking if you are on a diet or not consuming sweets/junk food during waking life. It could also be a manifestation of guilt you are having over your current eating habits.

If you have been consuming too many unhealthy foods, consider cutting back a little to resolve the guilt you are feeling over this.


Not All Dreams Are Symbolic!

Of course, not all dreams are necessarily symbolic! Dreaming of food could simply mean that you are hungry while you are sleeping. Sometimes if we neglect our own physical needs, our conscious mind will try to get our attention through dreams!


If you have had a dream about food we would love to hear about it, and what you think it means. Please share in the comments section below.

14 thoughts on “Food Dream Meaning”

  1. I had a dream I was at a wedding or a baby shower or some type of party. I ate and I was going back for a second plate this time I was gonna get cupcakes and icing on strawberries so my sister, my bestfriend, and some guy I don’t know was trying to figure out how to split it I’m sitting there listening then another guy comes up take one I didn’t notice I was gonna be without a dessert until everybody got there’s and I confronted the guy like hey that was supposed to be mines he laughed and ate it. Do you know what any of this means?

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  2. Satisfied with your answer but what does it mean if someone cut my own house tree leaves in dream meaning. Though tree is safe and it’s not completely dry, means all leaves are not shed some small bud i saw in my tree. Plz let me know what does it mean.

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    • Hi Ritu, the small bud remaining would be a symbol of hope and resilience. Thank you for sharing your dream with us!

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  3. In my dream I was very depressed and tears were flowing slowly down my cheeks. I was in a big fancy hotel and walking around in several rooms used for buffets, most of the food was prepackaged breakfast foods. I chose some small loaves of chocolate bread, cheesecake bread, and long pieces of bacon. When I say long bacon, this stuff was wide as deli meat, but a meter in length. I began piling a plate and tried to take it all to my room. The way back was under construction and so I had to take a detour. My ex husband was asleep in my room, then playing video games. The floor was painted with graffiti which I knew I had personally done, one large section of a sunset and other tiles which were painted with familiar cartoon characters. I didn’t see the end of it because my alarm went off.

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  4. Thank you for explaining. It was very helpful. I had a dream where I was preparing the meal. Food that I was preparing were Pulses, carrots and raddish.

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  5. I had a dream where a dog tried to bite me on the belly, I quickly blocked it with my hand and it bit my right fingers. What does it signify. It’s a black bull dog

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  6. In my dream, I waited in line for a long time for some Chinese food with a lot of other people, I was then given the wrong food. The chef then refused to come out to attend to a number of us who had complaints about the food. What does this mean?

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  7. In my dream I was in a restaurant sitting in one of those fancy private booths. I was with a group of about 6 people but opposite me was Liam Payne and for some reason I only paid attention to him. I ordered a veggie pizza but when it came all the slices had different toppings. I ate half of it and I felt very happy and satisfied. I looked across and he also had half of his pizza left.
    Such a random dream I know 🙂

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  8. I had a dream today and it’s was about food and in my dream I was eager to eat but I can’t find any of them but I know that there are lots of them.and don’t know what that’s mean? And I lots of people are liking to eat the food with appetite and so delicious

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  9. I had a dream this night that I ate the left over of my child food and thesame food I ate still with a friend ( a neighbor) and that we were eating in thesame pot together and the food was actually delicious and she gave me something to drink

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  10. I had a dream I swallowed a large cooked meatball whole… had the feeling I might choke but I didn’t 🤷‍♀️ the only other details I can remember were that I was sitting at the table and I think I was alone.

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