I Am Tired Of The Word: Foodie

I am really sick of the word foodie. Yes, it was a fun word for a while but it has just worn out its welcome. What shall we replace it with? Fooderatti? Prolly taken. Eathead? Too 70s. Come on, there has to be an acronym we can come up with. We could change the foodie world. Yikes, see what I mean?


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  • TLS

    I inspired a thread! Weeeeeeee!!

    I hate the word too but until some clever soul comes up with another one (calling Bonathan!) I used it.

  • mike

    in civilized times (pre inter net), i considered the term gourmand appropriate.

    don’t know whether you want a cutsie phrase or an accurate noun.

    love your work.


  • Joe

    I also hate the expression, “My bad.”

    Please!!!! Someone come up with a word to replace “foodie.” It’s goofy.

  • DALLASChef

    Once again I hear ya Uncle Nancy! I’ve hated that word for YEARS!!!! I like “Diners”. You know, the people that just REALLY enjoy the dining experience and food in general. The kind of person who enjoys 5 star as much as roadside diner. I’m over food snobs anyway.

  • TLS

    Hey, what is the word “foodie” in French? Or Italian? Or Swahili? Or Canadian?

  • Okay, here’s my suggestion: Go to your favorite online thesaurus and key in “food”. See what comes up add an “ite”, “ie”, “ine”, etc. Surely we can beat “foodie”!

  • DarnellErwinFletcher

    Massive douchebags?

    I jest. Eatanistas

  • Eatanistas is good, very Law & Order-esque.
    TLS,I will ask my Swahili friends in Kenya. Beautiful language.

  • DGirl


  • Laurie


  • Fooderazzi.

    People who like food: People.
    People who don’t like food: Models.

    How about Mealy-mouths? Hungry, hungry Hippos?

  • Bonathan the Intern

    My suggestion: Sustenancys. I would like a raise now, Nancy.
    I like Gastrognome, but only as a derogatory term for those like the critic in Ratatouille.

  • Hungerbusters?

  • James

    I am tired of improper English: “Prolly”

  • David

    Gourmand= too old fashioned, and snooty, sounds like you have foie gras for breakfast and halibut cheeks for lunch.

    Gastrognome= looks like the new spokesmodel for dining destinations on Travelocity

    How about Palatier? (Too French and fussy)

    Epicurious George?


  • Christopher

    Can we also throw “organic food” on this word burning pyre? Saying this is an “organic” food is like saying something is a useful tool or calling someone a murderous killer.

    I like gastronome as the best suggestion so far and I think gourmand was originally meant as a pejorative, as in calling someone a “glutton”. Someone could also be a gourmet. Going along with the latin theme, we could say someone is a cibophile or borrow from another movement and say epicurean.

  • Gastronome

    Wow, I love the thought of a bunch of little Gastrognomes running around and singing happy food songs like Alvin and the Chipmunks on their way to eat at a new restaurant. We could give them cutsie names and one could have a dark personality (that would be the hard one to please who always makes comments about the food and restaurants that the rest of us are too embarrased to say out loud). Come on Nancy lets have a contest to create and name the Gastrognomes.

  • luniz

    organic actually has a (moderately) useful legal definition, although that’s becoming less so every day.

    I still like Foodmonaut.

  • cng

    why can’t it be as simple as food lover? ahh that would be too ez..

  • DGirl

    There you are, Gastronome! My suggestion was a nod to you.

    Actually, I don’t think lovers of fine food and wine should have their own nomenclature. The Food Network will just bastard*ze it and the next thing you’ll know, Paula Deen and Rachel Ray will start gussying up their mindless chatter with OUR words.

  • Mark

    I’m stilll working on getting my “culinary point of view” straghtened out.

  • What a great idea!! While we’re at it, let’s come up with something new for blog (it sounds so blah), Anyhoo, and Yow.Za.


  • JenDallas

    Besides replacing the annoying “foodie” how about changing “ressie” too? There’s something about when people tell me they are going to make a ressie instead of a reservation that such makes me roll my eyes.

  • Kellyn

    My suggestion: Dallasbites.

  • Kitchen Confidential

    How about “Flava Flaves” Nancy? I think that works!

  • the_sneeb

    Need I remind the marquee of this blog is “SideDish: The Daily Destination for Dallas Foodies”