Food artwork from Brawl.
|Universe||Super Smash Bros., EarthBound, Kirby and Yoshi|
|Item class||Damage Recovering|
Food (たべもの, tabemono) are items that heal and spawn normally as items and from containers. This list does not include Apples from Green Greens, Eggs from Chansey, Birdo's eggs, and the vegetables from the Summit, but these items are all linked to food in that they only recover if food is turned on in the menu. Birdo's eggs and Whispy Woods' apples, for example, will always be hurting items if food is turned off.
There are multiple possible origins where the food could have come from.
In Yoshi's Story, Yoshi would have to eat fruit in order to regain health. When Yoshi eats a total of thirty fruits, the level is complete.
Food that restores health has also appeared in Kirby Super Star as well as many other Kirby series games. There is also a mini-game called Gourmet Race which involves a competition between Kirby and King Dedede on whoever can eat the most food and cross the finish line first. In some later games, food would appear in stages; it was a very abundant, yet low in power, source of health. It is interesting to note, that because the two game series were under the same developer, all food items in Super Smash Bros. Melee were also in the game Kirby Air Ride, reprising their role as common, low-health recovery items.
One more series it could be a reference to is the EarthBound series. Food, such as Hamburgers, serve the purpose of replenishing health in all three games. In Melee and Brawl, food is used to restore small amounts of health. 
Brawl adds an odd technique called Eating While Reclining (倒れアイテム食べ Taore aitemu tabe, Lying and eating items). If a character lands hard by some food, the player can press A to grab and eat the food without needing to get up first.
Also in Brawl, there is a special "gulp" sound effect for when characters consume food that happens to be a liquid, like coffee or an orange tonic. When eating vegetables on the Summit, a special "bitty" sound effect can be heard akin to the sounds heard from the original Ice Climber game when a vegetable is collected.
|Cheese||Yellow-orange wedge shape||4%|
|Grapes||Purple triangular cluster||3%|
|Donut||Donut shaped, half red-brown, half yellow||4%|
|Beef Bowl||White bowl, brown filled, with bits of red(pickled ginger)||7%|
|Watermelon||Light/dark green striped circle||6%|
|Ice Cream||Beige cone with vanilla ice cream (SSBM) and strawberry ice cream (SSBB)||3%|
|Pizza||Brown/yellow/orange ellipse shape||8%|
|Melon||Green circle w/ stem that forks in 2 directions||6%|
|Bananas||Bunch of yellow bananas (3)||5%|
|Fried Rice||White/brown dish, white/green/yellow rice||7%|
|Sushi Platter||Tray w/ large green leaf & various sushi||8%|
|Onigiri||White triangle(rice) w/ black square(seaweed)||6%|
|Rice Tray||Square container of rice, drink(tea), condiments, and chopsticks||5%|
|Hamburger||Sesame seed bun w/ cheese, lettuce, tomato, and meat||6%|
|Turkey||Whole turkey on plate w/ greens||7%|
|Curry Rice||White plate, w/ brown sauce, cubed meat/potatoes||7%|
|Cup of Tea||White cup/saucer, tea||2%|
|Milk||Blue/white milk carton||5%|
|Chicken Drumstick||A chicken leg wrapped with a piece of paper with blue/red strips||12%|
|Spaghetti||White bowl, pasta, tomato sauce||6%|
|Omelette||White plate, beige roll, red sauce, greens||7%|
|Strawberry||Red triangle with green steam/leaves||1%|
|Mushroom||Dark brown cap with light stem||5%|
|Juice||Wine glass with yellow liquid||3%|
|Ramen||White/red bowl with yellow(noodles), green(vegetables), and white/red discs||7%|
|Apple||Red circle with stem||5%|
|Unagi Rice/Chocolate||Rectangular pan with brown filling||9%|
|Peanut||A peeled peanut||4%|
The Food item appears as a trophy in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl.
 Melee description
These food items will restore your health when you eat them. There are 28 different types of food, and the nutritional value and yumminess quotient differs slightly with each type. Party Balls tend to hold the largest amount of food items. You may be vulnerable when gorging yourself, but you do need to eat to survive.
 Brawl description
Treats that decrease your damage. The nutritional value of each food, and how much damage it heals, is carefully measured. What's better for you, sushi or a donut? Party Balls contain a lot of food, so if you eat it all yourself, you can really lower your damage. There may be times when you laugh and walk away from food, and times when you watch someone else eating and cry.
- On the Summit stage, bonus vegetable items that appeared in the original Ice Climber game act as Food.
- Snake is the only character who makes unique sounds whenever he heals with a food item (Maxim Tomato included), or even while eating the non-healing but still edible Superspicy Curry. These range from generic eating noises to commentary such as "Mm, tasty!". This is what Naked Snake would do in Metal Gear Solid 3.
- All food listed above is rendered as a 2-dimensional picture. The render always faces the camera.
- Peaches and peanuts are not normal food items. They only appear during specific attacks; Peaches appear in Peach Blossom, while peanuts appear when Peanut Popgun or Rocketbarrel Barrage are used.
Items in Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Normal||Barrel Cannon · Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bunny Hood · Cloaking Device · Fan · Fire Flower · Flipper · Food · Freezie · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Parasol · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Screw Attack · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg · Party Ball|
Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|
Super Smash Bros. universe
|Fighting Polygon Team · Fighting Wire Frames · Fighting Alloy Team · Giga Bowser · Sandbag|
|Master Hand · Crazy Hand · Galleom · Duon · Tabuu|
|Stages||SSB: Battlefield · Final Destination|
SSBM: Battlefield · Final Destination
SSBB: Battlefield · Final Destination
|Items||Barrel · Beam Sword · Capsule · Crate · Fan · Home-Run Bat · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Ray Gun|
SSB: Bumper · Egg
SSBM: Egg · Flipper · Food · Party Ball
SSBB: Assist Trophy · Bumper · Cracker Launcher · Food · Gooey Bomb · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crate · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Team Healer
|Trophies||in Melee · in Brawl · in Brawl (SSE)|
|Music||Super Smash Bros. Brawl series · Super Smash Bros. series in Brawl|