Ever since the launch of Fruit Ninja, which has reached upwards of 300 million downloads to date, the iTunes App Store has been overrun with food-related games. Yes, these include plenty of goofy, generic stacking games that simply use food as a graphic when the developer could have just as easily used another non-food item. But there are also borderline-educational virtual-reality cooking games, and games that teach the value of money and time management when running a small business. The complexities of these games are astounding: the tutorials, the locked levels, the customer service, the ‘tap to eat’ feature—it’s all so meticulous.
We’ve spent exorbitant amounts of time downloading food games and playing them as research, and we’ve come up with a decisive list of the ten best food games offered at the App Store. From stacking burgers sky-high to learning the fundamentals of becoming a street food tycoon, these games span a variety of cuisines, cooking techniques, and classically addictive game features.
Click through the slideshow to check out the ten best food games available at the App Store, and get cooking…virtually.