10 Hilariously Clever Responses to “Are You Hungry?”

We’ve all been there. Someone asks if you’re hungry, even though you just ate or aren’t feeling like food at the moment. While a simple “no thanks” often does the trick, having some funny responses ready can turn an awkward moment into something to laugh about together.

As a lifestyle blogger always looking for entertaining content ideas, I decided to put together a list of funny retorts to the question: “Are you hungry?” Whether you actually want something to eat or not, these clever quips are sure to put smiles on faces.

“No, This Is My Hungry Look”

When you have perfected your sarcastic facial expression.

We all have particular looks on our faces when we feel hungry. However, when you’re not and someone asks if you want food, shoot them an exaggerated “hungry face” – widened eyes, licking your lips, grabbing your stomach, etc. Then deadpan, “No, this is just my hungry look. Thanks though!”

“I’m Always Hungry for Adventure/Fun!”

Cue cheesy inspirational music.

Bust out your best motivational voice when you say this one. “Ah, I’m always hungry…hungry for adventure!” Or sub in “hungry for fun” if that suits the situation. Add some fists raised victoriously in the air for extra pizzazz.

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“Didn’t You Hear My Stomach Growling from Over There?”

Make loud, embellished rumbling noises.

Even if your stomach is silent, perform some obnoxious sound effects that mimic a hungry belly. Growl loudly while exaggeratedly rubbing your tummy. When they look confused, sarcastically ask, “Wait…you didn’t hear that? It was practically roaring!”

“Yeah, for Some Peace and Quiet!”

Say this louder or quieter for comedic effect.

Sometimes we just want to chill without chatter or questions. That’s why this snarky response always gets a chuckle. Say it loudly for irony or in an exaggerated whisper. Either way, this quip lets them know you could use a little less chitchat!

“I’m Hungry For…”

“…another coffee/adventure/nap!” etc.

For a fill-in-the-blank style retort, respond “I’m hungry for…” and complete it with something super random and silly that you’re craving in the moment. The contrast between expecting you to say food and answering with something like “a hot air balloon ride” or “another 2 hour Netflix binge” is perfect fodder for laughs.

“Is This a Trick Question?”

Shoot them suspicious glances for added humor.

With mock suspicion, slowly ask, “Iiiiis this some kind of trick question?” Narrow your eyes, stroke your chin inquisitively, and shoot exaggerated glances around the room. End by lightheartedly saying you can never tell these days when someone asks such a simple question.

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“I’ll Let You Know when I’ve Worked Up an Appetite!”

Say cheerily like you’re promising a favor.

Respond enthusiastically with this chipper remark, as if you are happy to do it when the time comes.Smile widely and give them an affirmative nod to really sell it!


Table with more funny retorts to try

Funny RetortExample Response
“For Compliments/Flattery!”Why yes, I’m absolutely ravenous for more compliments!
“I’m Hungry For…”I’m hungry for…the weekend to get here faster!
“Hangry? No, I’m…”Hangry? Nah, I’m feeling very chill and cool as a cucumber over here!

“According to My Fitness Tracker I Already Ate Today!”

Show them your wrist proudly.

Whip out your wrist to proudly display your fitness tracker. Gloat a bit saying, “See, ten thousand steps and I’ve eaten my calories for the day. I’m all set!” Regardless of the actual numbers, your mock arrogance will get a laugh.

“I’ll Have What She’s Having!”

Point to someone random and say it loudly like the scene from When Harry Met Sally.

Recreate the legendary deli scene from “When Harry Met Sally” by loudly referring to a random person nearby. Enthusiastically point at them and shout, “I’ll have what she’s having!” Smile broadly and shoot the confused stranger apologetic looks. No matter their reaction, it’s always good for a giggle.

“Maybe…What Are You Offering?”

Say slyly with a raised eyebrow.

This coy response leaves the question open-ended. Rather than a firm yes or no, it invites them to pitch ideas to potentially entice you. Say it with one raised eyebrow and a sly smirk. Seeing if they take the bait and start listing off food suggestions is half the fun!


As you can see, responding wittily when asked if you’re hungry opens up opportunities for lots of laughs. While no one expects comedy gold when offered a snack, these 11 responses will get chuckles every time. So next time someone inquires about your hunger levels, try out being “hungry” for silence, flattery, or adventure. Just having some clever quips on hand makes the whole interaction more enjoyable.

And hey, if the mood strikes, go ahead and take them up on that offer to grab a bite! Having a sense of humor about food questions makes those shared meals even more fun too. Bon appétit!

I am a Certified Life Coach (CPC) and mom of two from Austin, TX. I draw on my psychology background and coaching experience to empower others to grow through my writing.

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