The 50 Funniest Food Cartoons from The New Yorker

These classics turn food into a laughing matter.

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  • Alex Gregory (October, 2003). Buy it here.
  • Peter C. Vey (June, 1999). Buy it here.
  • Robert Weber (April, 1998). Buy it here.
  • J.B. Handelsman (January, 1993). Buy it here.
  • J.P. Rini (July, 1991). Buy it here.
  • Joe Dator (October, 2010). Buy it here.
  • Edward Koren (July, 1993). Buy it here.
  • Donald Reilly (January, 1990). Buy it here.
  • Danny Shanahan (January, 1997). Buy it here.
  • Alex Gregory (November, 2000). Buy it here.
  • Glen Le Lievre (June, 2004). Buy it here.
  • Michael Maslin (December, 2007). Buy it here.
  • Leo Cullum. Buy it here.
  • Sidney Harris (October, 1979). Buy it here.
  • Bruce Eric Kaplan (May, 1993). Buy it here.
  • Peter Steiner (August, 1997). Buy it here.
  • Barbara Smaller (March, 2010). Buy it here.
  • Roz Chast (November, 2010). Buy it here.
  • Harry Bliss (April, 2012). Buy it here.
  • Robert Weber (April, 1989). Buy it here.
  • William Haefeli (December, 2007). Buy it here.
  • Leo Cullum (September, 2010). Buy it here.
  • Danny Shanahan (January, 2011). Buy it here.
  • David Sipress (March, 2012). Buy it here.
  • Harry Bliss (August, 2007). Buy it here.
  • Danny Shanahan (April, 2011). Buy it here.
  • J.B. Handelsman (September, 1998). Buy it here.
  • Edward Koren (February, 1994). Buy it here.
  • Edward Koren (September, 1992). But it here.
  • Charles Barsotti (September, 1991). Buy it here.
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  • Pat Byrnes (July, 2011). Buy it here.
  • Dean Vietor (September, 1987). Buy it here.
  • Tom Cheney (April, 2002). Buy it here.
  • Danny Shanahan (March, 2010). Buy it here.
  • Michael Crawford (March, 2005). Buy it here.
  • Victoria Roberts (June, 1998). Buy it here.
  • Drew Dernavich (January, 2008). Buy it here.
  • Al Ross (September, 1973). Buy it here.
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  • Charles Barsotti (November, 1994). Buy it here.
  • Charles Barsotti (February, 1999). Buy it here.
  • Danny Shanahan (September, 2007). Buy it here.
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  • Michael Shaw (November, 2009). Buy it here.
  • Paul Noth (November, 2009). Buy it here.
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  • Carolita Johnson (December, 2011). Buy it here.
  • Ed Frascino (May, 1998). Buy it here.
  • Peter de Sève (July, 2008). Buy it here.

The New Yorker has published cartoons since it first launched in 1925, and over the years the mostly single-panel drawings have become a lynchpin of the literary mag’s identity. These gag pieces are not color-splashed renderings that shout at you off the page. Instead, they tend to be more subtle and offbeat—but that isn’t to say that they aren’t often laugh-out-loud funny.

The artists behind the drawings turn their talent on a wide range of topics from week to week, but one reoccurring subject in particular has grabbed our attention: FOOD.

From Al Ross’s 1973 rendering of a couple outside of a McDonald’s (“How many thousands do you figure you’ve eaten,” one character says in response to the chain’s “over 11 billion served” tagline) to David Sipress’s more recent depiction of a three-star Michelin (tire) food truck, New Yorker cartoons offer relevant and often piercing commentary on how and what we consume.

Click through the gallery above to see all 50 of our favorite New Yorker food cartoons.

Note: If you feel like you need any of them hanging in your home, most are available through the Condé Nast store—just click on the “buy it here” link below the image.

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