This list contains all of the Food (たべもの, tabemono) items that heal and spawn normally as items and from containers. This list does not include Apples from Green Greens, Maxim Tomatoes, peanuts from Peanut Popgun and Rocketbarrel Barrage, Eggs from Chansey, Birdo's eggs, and the vegetables from the Summit. The food most likely is an original item, but it does resemble the food found in Kirby Super Star and other Kirby installments, which was a very abundant, yet low in power, source of health. It is interesting to note, that because the two game series were under the same developer, all food items in Super Smash Bros. Melee were also in the game Kirby Air Ride.
The latest incarnation of Smash Bros adds an odd technique called Eating While Reclining. If a character lands hard by some food, the player can press A to grab and eat the food without needing to get up first.
List of Food
Yellow-orange wedge shape
Purple triangular cluster
White bowl, brown filled, with bits of red(pickled ginger)
Light/dark green striped circle
Beige cone with vanilla ice cream (SSBM) and strawberry ice cream (SSBB)
Brown/yellow/orange ellipse shape
Green circle w/ stem that forks in 2 directions
Topped with chocolate and yellow underside
Bunch of yellow bananas (3)
White/brown dish, white/green/yellow rice
Tray w/ large green leaf & various sushi
White triangle(rice) w/ black square(seaweed)
Square container of rice, drink(tea), condiments, and chopsticks
Sesame seed bun w/ cheese, lettuce, tomato, and meat
Whole turkey on plate w/ greens
White plate, w/ brown sauce, cubed meat/potatoes
Cup of Tea
White cup/saucer, tea
Blue/white milk carton
White bowl, pasta, tomato sauce
White plate, beige roll, red sauce (ketchup), and greens
Red triangle with green steam/leaves
Dark brown cap with light stem
Wine glass with yellow liquid
White/red bowl with yellow(noodles), green(vegetables), and white/red discs
These food items will restore your health when you eat them. There are 28 different types of food, and the nutritional value and yumminess quotient differs slightly with each type. Party Balls tend to hold the largest amount of food items. You may be vulnerable when gorging yourself, but you do need to eat to survive.
Treats that decrease your damage. The nutritional value of each food, and how much damage it heals, is carefully measured. What's better for you, sushi or a donut? Party Balls contain a lot of food, so if you eat it all yourself, you can really lower your damage. There may be times when you laugh and walk away from food, and times when you watch someone else eating and cry.
On the Summit stage, bonus vegetable items that appeared in the original Ice Climber game act as Food.
Snake is the only character who makes unique sounds whenever he heals with a food item (Maxim Tomato included), or even while eating the non-healing but still edible Superspicy Curry. These range from generic eating noises to commentary such as "Mm, Tasty!". This is what Snake would do in Metal Gear Solid.
All food listed above is rendered as a 2-dimensional picture. The render always faces the camera.
The single piece of food with the highest healing amount in Brawl is the chicken drumstick, which heals 12%. On the other end of the scale, the strawberry heals just 1%; the rest of the foods heal differing numbers each restart of the game.
Peaches are not a normal food. They only appear during Peach's Final Smash. However, they are still 2D sprites.
In Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pit can consume food to boost his health. This, like many other new features in the game, could be a reference to Brawl.