From movie movie nights to Friday Night Dinners, and enjoying meals regularly at Luke’s Diner, there are many moments on Gilmore Girls that involve food. Since Rory and Lorelai do not like to cook, they love to order cheeseburgers and pizza, and their meals are often a sharp contrast to the fancy dishes that Emily asks her chef to make.
Whether Rory is convincing Emily and Richard to make a frozen pizza or Lorelai has a deep thought about Pop-Tarts, there are many hilarious, unforgettable, and witty quotes on Gilmore Girls that show how important food is to the mother and daughter duo.
10 Luke Brings Rory Dessert
“Violent pencil tossing usually signals a need for pie.”
While Rory loves to read on Gilmore Girlsthere are several scenes when she’s incredibly stressed out about studying for a big test or working through the amount of homework that Chilton gives her students.
In one scene, Rory is studying at Luke’s and he can tell that she’s upset and overwhelmed and brings over some pie. It’s sweet that Luke cares so much about Rory and that he wants to be there for her in any small way that he can.
9 Lorelai Is A Big Fan Of Pizza
“It’s one of my four major food groups. Candy, popcorn, and pizza. See. It’s two of my food groups. That’s how much I love pizza.”
Pizza is a staple of Gilmore Girls and shows up during many important life moments, from Rory and Lorelai’s first movie night with Dean to when Rory moves into her Yale dorm room and Lorelai orders several boxes.
Instead of simply saying that she loves pizza, Lorelai jokes about how it counts for two of her four favorite food groups, a quote that is one of the funniest from the whole series. Fans love Lorelai’s passionate personality and she even extends her excitement for life to pizza.
8 Rory Shares Her Love For Frozen Pizza
“Mom’s become a major doctoring genius. She’ll put anything on it. One time Sookie came and brought us some foie gras and Mom stuck it on a pizza.”
Frozen pizza is a focal point in the season 1 episode “Love And War And Snow” as Emily’s chef isn’t able to cook Friday Night Dinner because of a snowstorm. Rory finds a frozen pizza and shares that it’ll be a fun, easy dinner.
Rory manages to convince her nervous grandparents that this will be delicious, and she jokes about a happy memory when Lorelai put foie gras on top of the meal. Fans love that Lorelai is brave and always up for an adventure, even if it has to do with thinking of random topping ideas for frozen pizza.
7 Emily Isn’t Sure About Enjoying A Frozen Dinner
“Rory, that’s food you eat at a carnival.”
Emily’s Gilmore Girls insults are always entertaining, as she’s clever and can’t help but share her thoughts on every topic.
When Rory suggests eating the frozen pizza, Emily says that it’s “carnival food,” which is a funny way of saying that she thinks it’s beneath her. It’s always interesting to compare the wealthy, competitive world that Emily and Richard live in with the fun, exciting, and happy one that Lorelai has created for her and Rory.
6 Rory Loves Tacos
“I need a taco.”
In one scene, Rory is hungover and craving a taco, and by sharing how much she wants one, she shares that she’s upset and having a rough morning.
While fans do not agree with everything that Rory does during her Yale years, the idea of a college student wanting some food after a night out is relatable.
5 Lorelai Has A Deep Thought About Pop-Tarts
“What if I do not like Pop-Tarts?”
Lorelai and Emily have always had trouble having an easy time chatting the way that Lorelai and Rory do. In one memorable scene, Lorelai starts worrying about her love for Pop-Tarts.
Lorelai says that for her, Pop-Tarts tasted “like rebellion” because she knew that Emily did not approve of them and looked down on them. Lorelai becomes concerned that she only likes this junk food because she was trying to go against her mom, making this a smart moment about a popular nostalgic food.
4 Rory Talks About Icing
“Once we made a cake entirely out of frosting, which turned out to be better in theory than in execution.”
Many fan favorite Rory and Lorelai scenes involve food, and Rory says this funny quote about a fond food memory that she has of her mom.
Viewers love the relationship that the characters share as most of the time it’s easy, natural, casual, and fun. The mother / daughter duo often have funny food moments, like when Rory puts out cookies that spell “Happy Birthday.” It’s entertaining to imagine Rory and Lorelai eating a ton of icing and then realizing that the cake part of the dessert is also important.
3 Lorelai Loves Cheeseburgers
“I would like a cheeseburger, with a side of cheeseburger, and see if they can make me a cheeseburger smoothie.”
There are countless moments on the beloved series when Rory and Lorelai enjoy a burger at Luke’s, and fans often talk about how they never seem to order salad or eat vegetables. With this memorable quote, Lorelai explains her love for cheeseburgers with her trademark humor and wit.
While most people would just say that they’re craving a particular food, Lorelai always takes things one step further since she’s dramatic and vibrant, and fans always love hearing whatever she has to say.
2 Food Is Part Of The Wallowing Experience
“Get back in your pajamas, go to bed, eat nothing but gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza …”
In season 1, Dean and Rory’s Gilmore Girls relationship comes to an end for the first time, as Dean breaks up with Rory when she’s scared to say that she loves him, too. Lorelai explains how to wallow and feel feelings, and that includes pizza and ice cream.
While Rory buries her emotions in lists and errands and running around Stars Hollow, she decides to stay home and process what happened at the end of the episode. Gilmore Girls fans have taken Lorelai’s good advice that wallowing should include delicious comfort food.
1 Lorelai Hates Finger Food
“Finger food, aka snooty little balls of attitude!”
Lorelai and Emily have many differences, and one thing that stands out is their opposite entertaining styles. While Emily loves to throw a fancy, lavish party with elegant passed appetizers and a large guest list, Lorelai likes to order pizza and ask Sookie to make a few casual but delicious dishes.
In one season 2 scene, Lorelai and Rory are heading to a party and Lorelai eats beforehand. Lorelai hilariously tells Rory that she does not like “finger food” and explains that she wants to eat “real food” and “hearty bread, meat, cheese, little pickle chips, sauce, a special sauce …” Fans have to laugh at how dramatic Lorelai is being and how she’s essentially describing eating a burger.
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