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Food

To see food in your dream represents physical and emotional nourishment and energies. The different types of food can symbolize a wide range of things. Generally, fruit is symbolic of sensuality, meat represents animalistic desires, and vegetables pertain to healthy pursuits. Frozen foods may refer to your cold emotions and frigid ways. Eating certain foods also refer to qualities that you need to incorporate within your own self.

To dream that you are eating specific cuisines depends on your personal associations with it. Chinese, Italian, or Mexican food may be a go-to comfort food for you, while it may be a reminder of your home life or of mom's cooking other others. If you dream of eating a comfort food, then it indicates that you are looking for comfort in the wrong places.

To dream that you are hording or storing food indicates a fear of deprivation. You do not trust what you already have.

To see or eat stale food in your dream suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You need to be invigorated and revitalized. If there is mold growing on your food, then it implies that you are too easily susceptible to some negative energy around you.

To eat bad-tasting food in your dream indicates some sourness or resentment in your emotional state of mind.

To see or eat burnt food in your dream suggests that you are experiencing some intense emotion. The dream may also indicate that you are feeling exhausted. You are running out of fuel.

To see fake or plastic food in your dream implies that you are not getting the emotional support that you are looking for. You are feeling emotionally unsatisfied.

To dream that there is hair in your food means that you are entangled in some emotional matter which you are not sure about how to get out of.

Food in dreams represents the type and qualities of experience or energy you take in your life. How certain situations are effecting you. Each food has a unique experience or energy associated with it based of your opinions, feelings, or memories of the specific food.

Certain food symbols tend to be more universal (e.g. apples or oatmeal), while others (e.g. processed food or junk food) take on a much more personal meaning based on your personal feelings about those foods. You need to ask yourself what stands out the most about a certain type of food and see how those qualities apply to your current life situation.

Generally, fruit is symbolic of thoughts that make you feel good, vegetables more nourishing qualities, and meat symbolic about qualities that are more sustaining.

Frozen foods may imply procrastination or putting something off. You've chosen to ignore certain issues or deal with something later.

Thawing frozen food could symbolize issues or situations that are being reconsidered. It may also reflect finally having to confront problems that you put off dealing with. Perhaps, you have been saving something special or important for this moment.

To dream of burned food represents experiences that you are having that went overboard or that you were too eager to have. Burned food may also reflect a lack of carefulness in preparing for a certain type of experience to happen. Distractions, a lack of focus, irresponsibility. Alternatively, burned food may reflect disappointment or feeling that a certain kind of experience won't be good enough.

Food in dreams represents the type and qualities of experience or energy you take in your life. How certain situations are effecting you. Each food has a unique experience or energy associated with it based of your opinions, feelings, or memories of the specific food.

Certain food symbols tend to be more universal (e.g. apples or oatmeal), while others (e.g. processed food or junk food) take on a much more personal meaning based on your personal feelings about those foods. You need to ask yourself what stands out the most about a certain type of food and see how those qualities apply to your current life situation.

Generally, fruit is symbolic of thoughts that make you feel good, vegetables more nourishing qualities, and meat symbolic about qualities that are more sustaining.

Frozen foods may imply procrastination or putting something off. You've chosen to ignore certain issues or deal with something later.

Thawing frozen food could symbolize issues or situations that are being reconsidered. It may also reflect finally having to confront problems that you put off dealing with. Perhaps, you have been saving something special or important for this moment.

To dream of burned food represents experiences that you are having that went overboard or that you were too eager to have. Burned food may also reflect a lack of carefulness in preparing for a certain type of experience to happen. Distractions, a lack of focus, irresponsibility. Alternatively, burned food may reflect disappointment or feeling that a certain kind of experience won't be good enough.

Refer to the [[themes section for food]] for a more in-depth look at dream food symbolism.

Food which is placed on a ceramic plate or on a clay plate in a dream represents lawful earnings. If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. Swallowing what one is chewing means debts or collectors demanding their money. Eating with the right hand in a dream means success. Eating with the left hand in a dream means falling in the trap of one’s enemy and displeasing one’s friends. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream means good absti- nence and trusting in God Almighty as one’s sole sustainer. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream also can be interpreted as a sickness or inability to eat with one’s own hand. Eating sweets in a dream means solving a problem through kindness. If the food is greasy in the dream, it means that one’s problem is a lasting one. Sour food in a dream means steadfastness. Sour food in one’s mouth in a dream also means pain and sufferings. Yellow food in a dream means sickness, except for fowl’s meat. Drinking food the way one drinks liquids in a dream means increase in one’s earnings. Eating at a wedding in a dream means glad tidings. Eating at a reception after a funeral in a dream means distress and sorrow. Any food that has a long shelf life in a dream means profits and continuous benefits. Meat, eggplant, squash or the like food in a dream represent temporary benefit or seasonal earnings. Eating at the tables of royalties or rich people in a dream means rising in rank, or renewing the mandate of one’s office. Eating squash in a dream also means guidance, following the true religious precepts, or it could mean vigilance. Eating food from the table of people of knowledge in a dream means acquiring knowledge, guidance, wisdom and blessings. Eating food from the plate of a policeman or a soldier in a dream means committing adultery or receiving money from an unlawful source. Eating the food of poor people or pious ones in a dream means repentance from sin or receiving guidance. Eating the food of nomads or bedouins in a dream means travels, rising in station or changes in one’s conditions. Eating a meal that is cooked with meat in a dream means richness for a poor person. Eating a meal that is cooked without meat in a dream also may mean poverty, or it could mean devotion. If one’s meal turns into something better in the dream, it means advancement in one’s spiritual life. If one’s food turns bitter or sour in the dream, it means changing a spouse or a job. If one cookes a tasty meal in a dream, it means attaining a high ranking job, or it could mean prospering after suffering from a painful poverty. If someone else cooks one’s meal in the dream, it means dealing with a treachrous person and in this case, it means that one should fear for his life or about doing business with him, or it could mean that he may receive a helping hand in doing his job. If one eats an unbearably hot food in a dream, it means adversities. If one finds his mouth filled with food, and if there is still a cavity for more food in the dream, it means confusion, or it could represent the balance of his life in this world. If one manages to grind and swallow the food in his mouth in a dream, it means that he will overcome his difficulties. Receiving a sour or a bitter tasting food from someone in a dream means hearing harsh words, and the same interpretation is given if one offers someone sour or bitter food in a dream. If he eats it, then it means sorrow, sadness and distress. If one finds himself eating it patiently and thanks God Almighty for it in the dream, it means that he will escape from such dangers.


Baby Food

To see or feed baby food in your dream indicates that nurturance and care is needed in a waking situation. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor to indicate that you need to eat smaller portions of food.

To eat or dream that you are being fed baby food indicates that you are being forced to re-learn something that you already know.

To dream of baby food represents a waking life situation that is being made easier for you to experience. Care or nurturing behavior to make life easier. Simplification of a problem. "Baby stepping" through a problem. Making sure that someone inexperienced can get through something they don't understand. Doing all the work for someone else so it's easy.


Canned Food

To see or eat canned food in your dream implies that you are keeping your emotions bottled up inside. You feel that it is not the appropriate time to express your true desires.


Dog Food

To eat dog food in your dream suggests that you need to address some animalistic or primitive thoughts. You may be battling fidelity or loyalty issues in a relationship.

To dream of dog food represents your thoughts or a situations that encourages a protective attitude. You may be trying to defend yourself against unpleasant feelings or trying very hard to stay upbeat. Something that increases the need for emotional self-defense.

Negatively, dog food can symbolize situations that encourage anger, viciousness towards others, or excessive sexual behavior. Conflict or sexual stimuli that's difficult to separate from.

Positively, dog food can symbolize situations that encourage you to stand up for yourself, be protective, or be prepared for potential difficulties.


Fast Food

To see or eat fast food in your dream indicates that you are not taking the time to cater to your emotions. You are not taking good care of your physical or mental health.

To dream of fast food represents situations that encourage you to care about nothing except feeling good. A quick thrill. Enjoyment that lacks substance or deep emotion. It may also reflect casual sex.

Negatively, dreaming about fast food or junk food may reflect short term enjoyment that may cost you in the long term. Preferring to feel good while intentionally neglecting or avoiding responsible behavior.

Example: A man dreamed of eating junk food. In waking life he having difficulty becoming abstinent knowing full well that it was important to complete his religious training.


Food Court

To dream that you are in a food court indicates that you are looking for an outlet to express your feelings.


Food Fight

To dream that you are in a food fight suggests that there is a conflict between your physical and emotional well being. There is some issue that you need to resolve in your waking life.

To dream that you are in a food fight, represents a conflict over different ideas or perspectives.


Food Poisoning

To dream that you have food poisoning indicates that there is something harming or interfering with your emotional well being.


Food Processor

To see or use a food processor in your dream indicates that you need to better "process" your emotions so you can understand them in a more effective manner.


Food Truck

To see or eat at a food truck in your dream implies that you are not investing enough time to cater to your emotional well-being.


Paper Plates

To see or use a paper plate in your dream represents temporary nourishment or rewards. You need to take advantage of an opportunity before it is gone forever.

To dream that you are writing on a paper plate refers to a fleeting idea or a message that you need to quickly convey.

To dream of paper plates represents low expectations for an experience that is being "handed to you" or served to you. Not expecting too much about something that is happening to you. Knowing an experience will be short lived or "disposable." Feeling that a situation will be "in and out."

Negatively, paper plates may be a sign that a certain type of experience lacks substance. Demand more for yourself.


Pet Food

To see or buy pet food in your dream represents the development of some skill. Remember that it takes time and effort to hone and improve your skill. If you are feeding pet food to a pet in your dream, then it refers to disloyalty in some area of your life.

To eat pet food in your dream suggests that you need to address some animalistic or primitive thoughts.

To see or buy pet food in a dream reflects an aspect of your personality that is being encouraged or "fed." Negatively, it may point to an emotional issue that is being exacerbated.

Refer to the [[themes section for animals]] for a more in depth look at animal symbolism.

To see or buy pet food in a dream reflects an aspect of your personality that is being encouraged or "fed." A behavior that benefits you is increasing. Negatively, it may point to an emotional issue that is being exacerbated.

Refer to the [[themes section for animals]] for a more in depth look at animal symbolism.


Plates

To see a plate in your dream symbolizes your hunger for life. You are showing potential and promise for the future. The dream may be a symbol that you have too much on your plate.

If the plate is empty in your dream, then it indicates that there is an emotional void in your waking life. You may be feeling left out. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to rethink your priorities.


Cat Food

To dream of cat food represents thoughts that feed self-deception or illusions you have. Cat food may reflect new ways of fantasizing about something that is impossible. It may also self-defeating beliefs that encourage irrational opinions of yourself.

The symbolism is based on cats reflecting false illusions we have or our need to feel good about things that are unrealistic.

Example: A man dreamed of feeding a cat with cat food. In waking life he believed that he could never be with a woman again. Feeding the cat reflected how he was coming up with new negative ideas about himself that encouraged the false illusion that he wasn't good enough to be with a woman.


Chicken (Food)

To dream of eating chicken represents a situation in your life that gives you confidence. You may be overcoming a fear or anxiety you had.


Chinese Food

To dream of chinese food takeout or fast food represents situations that feel good noticing nothing matters. Enjoying letting go or not having to worry about anything. Liking knowing that a problem isn't your concern. Surprised to know that something you thought was important isn't at all.

To dream of chinese food that is home cooked or true ethnic represents situations in your life that make you feel unbiased, unconcerned, or not interested in feeling good. Controlling yourself or feeling bored by something.

Example: A man dreamed of smelling chinese takeout. In waking life he was terminally ill and knew death was close at hand. He died shortly the next day. The chinese takeout reflected his belief that his impending death would make him feel good thinking his current life didn't matter.

To dream of Chinese food takeout or fast food represents situations that feel good noticing nothing matters. Enjoying letting go or not having to worry about anything. Liking knowing that a problem isn't your concern. Surprised to know that something you thought was important isn't at all.

To dream of Chinese food that is home cooked or true ethnic represents situations in your life that make you feel unbiased, unconcerned, or not interested in feeling good. Controlling yourself or feeling bored by something.

Example: A man dreamed of smelling Chinese takeout. In waking life he was terminally ill and knew death was close at hand. He died shortly the next day. The Chinese takeout reflected his belief that his impending death would make him feel good thinking his current life didn't matter.


Junk Food


Dropping

To dream of dropping something accidentally may reflect feelings of carelessness or a lost opportunity. Feelings of regret that you have let a chance slip through your fingers.

To dream of dropping something on purpose may reflect a relationship, project, idea, or situation that you have chosen to let go of. Feeling that something isn't important.

Consider the significance of what is being dropped.


Man'S Food


Digesting Food

In a dream, digesting one’s food means steadfastness and as- siduousness in one’s profession, liveliness and vivacity. Digesting one’s food in a dream also signifies safety and protection against fear.


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