15 Food Emoji We Wish Existed

Let's be honest—life would be so much easier if there were an emoji for nachos.


Like most people with smartphones, we have become increasingly obsessed with emoji, the cutesy emoticons-on-steroid that now allow us to communicate solely with pictographs instead of using real words. Why type that something is terrible when you can just use the pile of poop emoji? Or write something that makes sense when you can deploy a hilarious symbol of a monkey giggling instead?

The only frustration with emoji is when you can't find a symbol to represent what you want to say. As food lovers, we run into this problem all the time—since the language originated in Japan, the edible emoji include items like ramen, o-nigiri, and mochi balls, but not a lot of the stuff we find ourselves eating and iChatting about on a daily basis.

Rather than just sitting here all tongue-tied, we came up with 15 symbols we think need to be added to emoji library immediately. Emoji developers, if you're reading this, let us know when we can expect the software update.

Written by Chris Schonberger (@cschonberger)

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  • Claire

    The English drink bitter, not bitters! Bitters = angostura or similar. Is that a foodie fail?

    • First We Feast

      @c02115a9e736197e57ac900708ac7a65:disqus but the plural of bitter is bitters—even the beer!

  • byahbyah

    Pretty sure they need to make black people before they make any of these.

  • Paco

    The only food they need is taco

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