How to Draw Cartoon Food

We can all relate to cartoon food.

It’s the perfect topic when it comes to drawing.

Cartoons as we know, are simplified versions of real things.

And let’s face it, they’re all the more simple and fun to draw when it comes to the delicious things we love to eat! 🙂

Truly, there are many different areas to focus on with respect to drawing cartoon food.

Fish, seafood, meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains…

Oh – and we can’t forget dessert!

Surely, you’ll be seeing the words "how to draw ice cream" or even "learn to draw cake" at some point!

Cartoon Food Picture

Just like anything we draw, cartoon food – no matter what kind it is we’re talking about…

Is all composed of (and can be broken down into) a simple arrangement of basic shapes.

Foods as we know are composed often of the most simplest of shapes and this of course makes drawing them a very easy task.

Nice to know!

Well… all this talk about food is making me hungry… hungry to draw that is!

Pick a lesson from the list below and be on your way.

Beginner   |    Intermediate   |    Advanced


  • How to Draw a Cartoon Chinese

    In this lesson, learn how to draw westernized cartoon Chinese takeout food – box, chopsticks and all!

  • Cartoon Kimchi

    The baechu is the vegetable used to make kimchi – a famous Korean food. Learn how to draw it here.

  • Cartoon Sushi

    In this food drawing lesson, it’s a two-for-one deal! Learn how to draw ikura and sake, two pieces of sushi.

  • Cartoon Steak

    Once you get the top part down, drawing a cartoon steak is no problem at all. In four parts, draw one here.

  • Cartoon Hot Dog

    Drawing a cartoon hot dog really is quite simple. In only four simple parts, draw one here in record time!

  • Cartoon Sandwich

    Be it peanut butter & jelly, ham & cheese, or even a BLT… learn how to draw a simple cartoon sandwich here!

  • Cartoon Birthday Cake

    Learn how to draw a simple cartoon birthday cake. And yes – it has icing!

  • Cartoon Candy Cane

    It’s everyone’s favorite Christmas time snack, the delicious red and white-striped candy cane!

  • Cartoon Hamburger

    Redefine ‘yummy’ as you pile up the layers to make the best cartoon hamburger (or cheeseburger) ever!

  • Cartoon Ice Cream

    Check out this super-simple lesson and learn how to draw an ice cream cone with your three favorite flavors!

  • Cartoon Cake

    Are you a dessert lover? How about a chocolate lover? Excellent! Here’s how to draw cartoon cake perfection!

  • Cartoon Pizza

    Drawing a cartoon pizza is as easy as ordering one. Chances are, after this lesson you’ll want to order one!