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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/20373592233/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/19151268553/

Sushi, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Instructions not available

 

Sushi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedertw/18039650401/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/15327672971/

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.

Radish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/19802300894/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/5471745990/

Egg, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Fried Egg on Plate
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/8137786737/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blunek/5195760687/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/6766277475/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/14917025975/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/14935581963/

Mushrooms, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

This is another quite delicious looking origami cupcake design.

Cupcakes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/10936267894/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/14238657547/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/6873393453/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/17402755546/

Pudding, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe’s Flickr

 

Here are several delicious looking little cakes.

Cakes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/10779331963/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/23013474339/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/15657555759/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gbco/22933880264/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/5568087726/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blunek/4675050277/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackscorpion/9446972849/

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/19477397330/

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.

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