The Avengers are Earth’s mightiest heroes, a team of superheroes who come together to protect the world from threats when one single hero is simply not enough. They are also a diverse group of individuals, each with their own personality, background, and preferences. This includes their food choices, which reflect their character and culture. With the above in mind, this article explores the foods The Avengers eat and takes inspiration across Marvel‘s broad universe, with choices based on their comic book appearances, movies, and television shows.

Iron Man

Iron Man is a self professed ‘billionaire genius playboy philanthropist‘. Being a billionaire means he has access to the finest and most expensive food in the world, ensuring his tastes are far more ‘over the top’ compared to what the other Avengers eat on a day to day basis.

As such, Tony Stark enjoys dining in fancy restaurants, ordering room service, or having his personal chef prepare gourmet meals for him. He is also fan of sushi, caviar, champagne, and, alluding to a time before his billions, the simple cheeseburger (he is well known for choosing hamburgers over other food items). He also has a sweet tooth and likes to eat donuts, especially from Randy’s Donuts – a famous donut shop in Los Angeles.

Tony is clearly not afraid to splurge on his food, whilst keeping his roots intact through simpler foods. Even so, he also knows how to balance his diet with supplements and vitamins he designs himself – the perks of being a genius billionaire.

Captain America

Captain America is a man out of time. He was frozen in ice for decades before waking up in the modern world. As a result, he has had to adjust to many changes, including all of those around food.

For context, Steve Rogers grew up in the 1930s and 1940s, when food was scarce and rationed due to the Great Depression and World War II. Subsequently, he was used to eating simple and wholesome meals, such as meatloaf and mashed potatoes, all with a healthy side of milk, and finished off with his favourite desert: apple pie.

Naturally, he still very much prefers classic American dishes, but he also enjoys trying new cuisines from different cultures. In this respect, and in terms of what The Avengers eat, he is especially fond of shawarma, a Middle Eastern dish he grew to love once eating it with fellow teammates after the Battle of New York.


Thor is an Asgardian god of thunder and lightning who comes from a realm where food is abundant and magical. He likes to eat traditional Asgardian food, such as skreel (a type of fish), torquasm (a kind of bread), and rafi (a variety of fruit).

He also likes to drink a lot of mead, a fermented honey beverage that often gives him a slight buzz, and feasting with his friends and family in Asgard’s great hall, where he can eat as much as he wants without gaining weight (no doubt a hall many wish was real).

When it comes to Earth food and what The Avengers eat, however, he quite enjoys pop-tarts, coffee, beer, and pizza. The Asgardian is well known for stuffing his face with Earthly junk food.

In all honesty, Thor finds a lot of pleasure in eating (pretty much anything – especially if it has mead in it) and having a good time. So whether the god of thunder has a true favourite food – mead aside – continues to remain a mystery.


Hulk is a green-skinned behemoth fuelled by rage. He is also the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist who was exposed to gamma radiation.

Unlike needing to consider what The Avengers eat, Hulk does not need to eat or drink to survive. However, he does so anyway to satisfy feelings of hunger and, more importantly, anger.

In terms of the kinds of foods Hulk eats, the answer is simple: anything edible and available – seriously. From animals, plants, rocks, metal, or even people and bits of other superheroes; the green Avenger will eat whatever he likes. He does not care about the taste or quality of his food, as long as it is filling and satisfying.

With that said, Hulk does have an affinity for baked beans; which is something he will often ask for in his Hulk state. Better still, and rather humorously inline with his famous catchphrase, he also likes to ‘smash’ his food before eating it, as a way of expressing his dominance and power.

Black Widow

Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, is a spy and assassin who was trained by the KGB since childhood and is an expert in espionage, combat, and seduction. She is also a master of disguise and deception.

For the most part, she appears to eat food suiting her mission and identity. This helps her to blend in with any culture and cuisine, from Russian borscht to Italian pasta, through to Japanese delicacies, she has a rather varied palette.

With that said, and given her lifestyle, she does prefer food that is light, healthy, and easy to digest, such as salads, soups, fruits, and nuts. Consequently, she tends to avoid food that is heavy, greasy, or spicy, as they might affect her performance or alertness. A smart choice when compared to what some of the other Avengers eat on this list.


Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye, is an archer and marksman who never misses his target. He is also a former circus performer and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. In general, he prefers to eat food that is simple, practical, and familiar – much inline with his personality and lifestyle.

Similar to what some of the other Avengers eat, he enjoys comfort foods a fair amount because they remind him of his childhood and family, such as macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream. He also likes to snack on granola bars or trail mix while on missions or training sessions.

Given his tendency for stealth and secrecy, much like Black Widow, he tends to avoid food that is exotic or unfamiliar, as they might cause allergies or indigestion (ain’t nobody got time for gas on missions).

Many people tend to define the members of The Avengers by their powers and costumes. However, for the most part, they all have fairly “human” needs and wants, and tend to lead normal lives when not saving the world. Naturally, their tastes in food will vary depending on their unique personalities, lifestyle preferences, histories, cultures, backgrounds origins, and so much more.

Simply put, The Avengers eat whatever satisfies their needs at the time, whether human or alien or anything else, despite gravitating to one or two favourites. In a way, they eat what makes them who they are. They eat to be super.

Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.