Surprisingly enough there are a lot of origami food models and a lot of them are actually quite amazing.

You don’t normally think about food when it comes to origami, it’s usually things like animals or shapes but this just goes to show you that if you’re a good enough designer you can fold literally anything out of paper!

This origami shitake mushroom is incredible, when you look at it from the bottom like in this photo it has the little flaps or whatever that you see on a real mushroom.

Shitake Mushroom

Shitake, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe’s Flickr


Kota Imai has designed several different pieces of origami sushi and they look quite delicious! These pieces of sushi are each folded from one sheet of paper.

Paper Sushi

Sushi, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Instructions not available



Sushi, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Han-Sheng Yang

Instructions not available


If you’re going to go out for sushi you have to get some tempura prawns and there’s an origami version for you too.

Tempura Prawn

Fried Prawn, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe’s Flickr


Peter Keller took an origami waterbomb and an origami leaf and put them together into these cute little origami radishes.


Red Radish, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available although you can find waterbomb diagrams everywhere


Sebastien Limet designed a fantastic looking fried paper egg. You definitely need to use white and yellow paper for this.

Fried Egg

Egg, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available


Fried Egg on Plate

Egg, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available


For dessert Shoichi Ishiwata has created a tasty looking ice cream cone.

Ice Cream Cone

Soft Serve Ice Cream, Designed by Shoichi Ishiwata and Folded by Blanka P (blunek)

Diagrams available in NOA Magazine #312


This origami cupcake is folded from one sheet of paper and if you use double sided paper you end up with a different colour for the cake itself and the cupcake paper.


Cupcake, Designed and Folded by Daniel Brown

Instructions not available


This slice of origami pizza believe it or not is folded from a single sheet of paper. If you use yellow and red sided paper you get some awesome looking slices of pepperoni.

Pizza Slice

Pizza, Designed by Russell Cashdollar and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Collection 2003


Here’s are a couple of different and quite realistic looking origami mushrooms.


Mushrooms, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available


This is another quite delicious looking origami cupcake design.


Cupcake, Designed by Lee In Kyung and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available


This cute little origami tea set is folded from just one sheet of paper!

Tea Time

Tea Time, Designed by Tomohiro Tachi and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Video instructions available from Mr. Violin Peter’s YouTube Channel


Also for dessert you can have one of these origami chocolates. This whole model is one sheet of paper.

Box of Chocolates

Box of Chocolates, Designed and Folded by Daniel Brown

Crease pattern available from Daniel Brown’s Flickr


Here’s another delicious looking paper dessert.


Pudding, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe’s Flickr


Here are several delicious looking little cakes.


Cake Box, Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #97

Follow Tran Trung Hieu on Flickr or Facebook


I absolutely love this origami dumpling and with a slight modification it could easily be turned into a pierogi.


Dumpling, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available


This is a great looking loaf of origami bread. I bet you could user much longer paper to make a really long baguette style loaf too.

Loaf of Bread

Loaf of Bread, Designed by Dmitry Lysiuk and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014


Here’s a collection of great little paper vegetables.


Vegetables, Designed and Folded by Hsi-Min Tai

Instructions not available


And here’s a fantastic looking origami carrot to go along with those vegetables.


Carrot, Designed by Lee In Kyung and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available


Since we have a bunch of origami vegetables we of course have origami fruits like this awesome looking 3D apple.


Apple, Designed by Shuzo Fujimoto and Folded by Blanka P (blunek)

Video instructions available from Happy Folding on YouTube


Here’s another absolutely amazing origami apple design. The whole model is folded from one sheet of paper!


Apple, Designed and Folded by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường

Instructions not available


Our final model this time is an origami orange and if you look closely you can see that it even has the individual segments folded! The design of this model was actually inspired by the previous apple.


Orange, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available


That’s it for this post, which one of these do you think looks the most delicious? Let us know in the comments.

If you enjoyed this post and you’d like to help support us please consider donating a dollar or two to our Patreon. It would be a huge help.

Sharing is caring!