In the storybook Twilight Sparkle was reading, ponies were having a picnic of what looked like vegetation. They also were farming some type of plant.
Behind Sweet Apple Acres is a carrot farm and in front of it is a hen house with an egg sign. There is also corn shown with some vegetables when the camera view changes.
Twilight and Spike are introduced to the Apple family over brunch, whom Applejack summons with a call of "soup's on, everypony!" As the viewer sees the triangle being rung, a table in the background holds a pie and a second confection, and a bushel of apples sits on the ground beside it. Then when the Apple family groups around Twilight, various dishes are seen delivered to the table by family members, with implications that they are associated by name, such as: Apple Fritter, Apple Bumpkin, Red Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apple, Apple Strudel, Apple Tart, Baked Apples, Apple Brioche, Apple Cinnamon Crisp, Big McIntosh, and Granny Smith. Either some treats look very similar or there are more family members than treats.
After the introduction, an uncovered dish is holding carrots with turnips when Granny Smith walks towards Twilight.
When Twilight and Spike meets Fluttershy, they poke out of a bush with berries, although they have never been shown to be eating them.
Pinkie Pie throws a welcoming party for Twilight. Treats on the table include cupcakes and beverages in wide, green bottles labeled with bubbles and clearly meant to be drunk from large goblets. There is also a large bottle of hot sauce. Another table holds a punch bowl and either a cake or pie with a white, fluffy top.
During the opening of the Summer Sun Celebration, a table with food on it can be seen. Included are cupcakes and apples; one of the latter is used to silence Pinkie.
The episode opens on Applejack and Twilight carrying "Golden Delicious" apples to the barn, although most of the apples are red, not the green/yellow of the named variety.
Spike eats a fresh apple whole and messily after tossing aside several others in a search for a "perfect" one. Apples were also eaten raw in Boast Busters, along with many other episodes.
Applejack imagines having a food stand at the Gala. The depiction includes pies, cakes, muffins, and apples of at least four different colors.
Pinkie Pie describes treats that she expects will be available at the Grand Galloping Gala. This list includes sugar cubes, sugar canes, ice cream sundaes and sarsaparilla, flavor of soft drink more commonly known as old fashioned root beer. She also imagines a piñata breaking open, releasing lollypops, banded candy sticks, a wrapped sweet, and a few jelly beans, despite them containing gelatin, and pieces of candy corn. At least four of the apple dishes presented to Twilight in Friendship is Magic, part 1 appear during her imaginary sequence.
When Twilight cuts short her five friends, Pinkie continues to talk and mentions oatmeal.
Immediately after eating the petals she pulled off a flower in her table's centerpiece, Twilight Sparkle orders a "daffodil and daisy sandwich" at a cafe. Spike, unable to get rubies, orders hay fries, "extra crispy." (In real life, daffodils taste nasty and can be toxic to the point of poisoning that even deer don't like them. The petals of some varieties of daisy are edible by humans, but their pollen can produce allergic reactions.) In the background during this scene, what appears to be a sandwich is at Lemon Heart's table.
Applejack offers the hungry Twilight her choice of apple-themed treats. Her cart is filled with mostly the same images as used in the first episode.
Angel, Fluttershy's rabbit companion, mixes up and offers Twilight a salad of greens, flowers, a round red item resembling a cherry tomato, and a carrot with greens still attached.
A background pony, Shoeshine, offers carrots to Twilight.
Throughout the episode, Applejack is coping with large quantities of apples.
Pinkie Pie eats popcorn as Applejack quells the stampede of cows.
While mishearing Twilight's questions, Applejack thinks she hears "twenty stalks" and asks if that's beans or celery. A little later she hears "kelp" and comments that she doesn't even like seaweed.
Jars of what appear to be strawberry preserves are seen on a shelf in Sugarcube Corner, as are bags of potato chips and at least three different colors of soda pop bottles. Lollipops are in a display case and on tables, the latter also holding candy canes and cupcakes.
In the establishing shot just after the titles, Pinkie Pie stops at a cart that's selling vegetables, including carrots, potatoes, ears of corn, and possibly pineapples. It's seen again later, and Gilda steals an apple from a nearby barrel.
During her efforts to escape Pinkie, Rainbow Dash flies past a building/shop with mock-ups of three fruits on its peaks: a strawberry, a cherry, and an apple. The building can be partially seen in other shots as well, with a picture-sign with what might be a cupcake occasionally visible nearby.
Fluttershy is tossing some sort of tidbits from her bag to fish leaping out of the water.
Pinkie Pie consoles herself with what appears to be malted milk. As the shot expands out, trash on the ground in the lower left of the screen includes two disposable cups with straws. Then the camera pans right, revealing an apple cart, perhaps belonging to Sweet Apple Acres. Farther right is a pie stall.
Treats at the party Pinkie throws for Gilda include vanilla lemon drops, punch, and cake. Visible in the background at various points are candy canes. lollipops, cupcakes, carrots (with greens, a cartoon standard) and pies.
After eating a vanilla lemon drop that had pepper on it, Gilda breathes fire, which Pinkie then uses for roasting a marshmallow, despite equines being vegetarians and marshmallows containing gelatin.
As part of the episode's makeovers, Rarity places slices of cucumbers over the closed eyes of both Twilight Sparkle and Applejack. Applejack eats hers.
S'mores (a sandwich-like treat, chocolate and marshmallow between graham crackers) are made during Twilight's slumber party. Applejack is shown roasting three marshmallows at a fireplace (despite equines being vegetarians and marshmallows containing gelatin).
Rarity mentions "magic, sparkly eggs" as part of a game of 20 Questions.
During the first encounter with a parasprite, it consumes an overflowing basket of apples in a small "cloud of violence," ignoring the one Fluttershy crushed.
Inside Sugarcube Corner, Mr. and Mrs. Cake are setting out treats, including cakes, pies, cupcakes, and something round and purple on a stand. Pinkie Pie has been nibbling at all of them.
In the same scene, the ubiquitous candy canes can be seen in the background.
Mrs. Cake is rolling out dough on a table.
Pinkie mashes her way into a large, two-layer cake, consuming or scattering almost all of it, and licking white, icing-like remainder from her face. She claims to be taste-testing everything. She follows up by consuming a second cake in one gulp.
During their invasion of Ponyville, the parasprites eat a slice of cake, a slice of pie (which Lyra Heartstrings cries over), a garden full of tomatoes, beets (or parsnips), carrots, many flowers, and greens (during a "big ball of violence"), and raid vendor stalls. One parasprite can be seen carrying an apple. Another carries (and drops) a cupcake.
There's a vendor stall visible that has an inverted horseshoe logo on a giant disposable cup with straw. Two thrown-away cups are visible on the ground moments earlier.
After Twilight Sparkle's misguided spell is cast, the parasprites proceed to try to eat everything but food. They specifically go after an apple basket, the Sugarcube Corner sign, lamps, thatch roofs, stall awnings, an entire apple stall (sans apples), a slotted spatula, a horseshoe, and Rarity's dresses. A giant swarm of parasprites attacks Sweet Apple Acres, bypassing a hasty barricade and mostly consuming the barn, leaving only an empty frame, which collapses. In Twilight's library, the pests are eating the words (or at least the ink) out of her books. Four try to eat the skirt right off a pony. Several are seen pursing a fleeing Rainbow Dash. Swarms are not only consuming but carrying off carts or parts of a building on three instances. Large gaps are visible in walls, roofs, and support beams.
Pinkie Pie takes Apple Bloom off to eat, and bake, cupcakes. See farther down on this page for the ingredients. Most of the results look rather questionable.
Visible inside the kitchen are a pie, candy canes, lollipops, oddly-colored cookies, and a bag of flour.
As Pinkie Pie sings, Apple Bloom balances a lemon on her forehead.
Cake is available at the party held in Sugarcube Corner, particularly a large, three-tier one Apple Bloom hides behind and Snails bites nearly in half. Also some of the bad cupcakes (concealed under icing), carrots, lemon vanilla drops, and apples. A life-sized chocolate(?) statue stands near the counter. One pony drinks directly from the punchbowl atop the table Apple Bloom uses to sneak towards the door.
Pinkie Pie mentions a hot dog eating contest, possibly meatless "veggie" dogs, as Pinkie's You Got to Share, You Got to Care song states that the ponies' diets are completely vegetarian. Her exchange with Spike mentions ketchup, mustard, and pickles.
Tree sap is being harvested in Whitetail Wood during the Running of the Leaves. In the real world, the method used is typical for the making of maple syrup and maple sugar — in the spring.
During the long jump event, Lyra Heartstrings is seen holding a fast food drink cup with her hoof.
On the train to Appleloosa, Rainbow Dash mentions that Spike didn't pop her popcorn kernels.
Pinkie's song definitively establishes that ponies and buffalo do not eat meat. She also mentions hay and oats as staple foods common to both species.
Equestria's equivalent to a Wild West Saloon serves "salt", which, judging by the old pony's behavior when thrown out of the establishment, seems to act like alcohol to the ponies.
While visiting the buffalo camp, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are served an unidentifiable mush-like substance in bowls. Rainbow Dash sniffs it and pushes hers away in disgust, while Pinkie devours hers quickly and asks for more, despite not knowing what it is.
Apple pies are baked as ammunition for the expected battle for Appleloosa. Fortunately, they are still edible, which contributes to the conflict's resolution..
During the party at Sugarcube Corner, purple peach-like fruits, apples, a punch bowl and several cakes and pies are seen behind Twilight and Fluttershy. A salad, a fruit bowl, a fritter, cookies, a cake, what could be a slice of cheesecake, an unknown pink item and a sandwich are laid out in front of Applejack. Pinkie Pie jumps around cupcakes and nondescript candies, smashes a pie in her face and sticks her head in a chocolate fountain. Princess Celestia eats cupcakes and drinks tea.
Fluttershy tries getting Philomena to take a capsule with birdseed, and then tries unsuccessfully to serve her homemade soup.
Applejack sets up a kiosk of apple pies, apple fritters, and other baked goods, along with red and green whole apples. She sells one of the apple pies to Soarin.
Prince Blueblood denounces Applejack's apple-based baked goods as "common carnival fare" and says he's going to the buffet for hors d'oeuvres.
After being abandoned by Twilight and her friends at the Grand Galloping Gala, Spike goes to his favorite doughnut shop and can be seen eating a doughnut and drinking hot chocolate with a marshmallow in the mug. He then asks for another doughnut with "extra sprinkles".
Twilight and her friends can be seen with a recently devoured tray of doughnuts after they finish telling Spike about their night at the gala.
Discord, the antagonist of both episodes, is depicted eating popcorn and cotton candy, and is later seen holding a glass of chocolate milk, drinking the glass and disposing of the solidified chocolate milk.
Applejack bites into an apple core, causing the body of the apple to reform while under Discord's spell.
Candy is everywhere in this episode. It seems foals collect it from houses, similar to Trick-or-treating. Later in the episode, candy is offered to the statue of Nightmare Moon. There are also several market stands with candy and other sugary treats.
Many ponies bob for apples, and there are barrels of apples around.
Pumpkins are seen throughout the episode and are used in a game in which they are launched at a target board.
The sophisticated ponies of Canterlot seem to drink wine or champagne, as Rarity can be seen with a bottle, sending the airship away.
During the party in Canterlot's royal garden, a stallion is seen serving hors d'oeuvres. Also present is a large cake.
Twilight's birthday party has a chocolate fondue which the characters dunk various items in. It also contains usual staples from Sugarcube Corner plus a chocolate cake with pink filling, which Rainbow Dash eventually uses to start a food fight.
Pinkie Pie mentions eggs, apples, oranges and grapefruits while trying to find the most accurate way to describe the shape of her head.
Rainbow Dash is served mushy hospital food, which includes green plant material, a "Jell-O"/gelatin-like dessert, despite equines being vegetarians and gelatin being derived from horses, and a cup of juice.
Pinkie Pie and Daisy Jo discuss cookies, milk, and oatmeal for consumption.
Pinkie Pie eats one of Rose's Calla lilies. However like with the daffodils, calla lilies are poisonous in real life, although the rhizome can be made edible unlike the daffodil which is entirely poisonous.
Pinkie Pie's welcome wagon shoots cake batter out of its confetti cannons.
Spike has a dream about making Rarity an entire house made of various types of ice cream and gumdrops.
At various points during the second half of the episode, Spike is also seen gorging himself on massive quantities of pink (presumably strawberry) ice cream. Naturally, this results in giving Spike a fairly bad stomach ache at the end of the episode.
Fluttershy is seen carrying various types of party supplies at the beginning of the episode, some of which appear to be paper-wrapped candies.
While not "food" in a technical sense, Cerberus gnaws on the three fruit-shaped spire tops—a strawberry and two apples—on top of an ice cream shop near the Ponyville town square.
The episode revolves around the story of Pinkie Pie protecting the Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness, or "MMMM" as abbreviated by Pinkie - a giant cake entered into National Dessert Competition - from being eaten by anyone on the train to Canterlot.
At the beginning of the episode, Twilight and her five friends are enjoying a picnic with water, tea, cake, sandwiches, apples, and possibly a few other goodies hidden in their picnic basket. Rainbow Dash can be seen eating a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and cheese on it. Twilight uses a sandwich containing tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and green olives on toothpicks, as a puppet.
In preparation for the wedding, Applejack rushes to put the finishing touches on a five-tiered wedding cake and a tray of "the best darn bite-sized apple fritters you ever tasted".
In the same scene, Apple Fritter is shown applying frosting on some cupcakes as well as toothpick-skewered hors d'oeuvres, tarts, a smaller, green-frosted cake, and fruit-topped cupcakes.
Later in the day, the girls and Spike are sitting at a table, which looks like a slice of lime, and drinking water, strawberry and orange fruit drinks. A mug with what appears to be whipped cream on top is sitting on another table, which is later seen on the girls' table.
Twilight Sparkle pours herself a cup of tea before settling down to read.
When Spike chases the Twinkling Balloon through the marketplace, he passes an apple cart, a pie stand and a wagon full of watermelons. Big McIntosh is also seen loading apples into a wagon of his own while Granny Smith bends over to pick an apple off the ground.
Spike helps Applejack collect apples and bake apple pies, breaking numerous eggs in the process of the latter. The pies ultimately come out burned and inedible.
Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle are in the Canterlot High lunch room eating fruit salad (apples, cherries, grapes, bananas, and oranges, at the very least), an apple, and a burger of some sort. Another student in the background is also eating a burger.
Applejack brings fizzy apple cider to the fall dance planning session, and drinks some.
Twilight Sparkle orders ice cream from Mrs. Cake, asks for oats and changes her mind, and then bumps into Flash Sentry, spilling it on him and the floor. Other people in the dessert shop eat ice cream and other things.
Various foods and beverages are sold at the Summer Wrap-Up Festival and Hoedown: donuts, funnel cakes, cider, muffins, popcorn, fudge, frozen bananas, sandwiches, chips, apples, caramel corn, cookies, candy apples .
On page 6 of issue 9, Mr. and Mrs. Cake deliver a cake while Big McIntosh watches Pound and Pumpkin Cake.
A cart of cabbages is seen on page 8 of issue 9.
On page 18 of issue 9, Big McIntosh and Princess Luna enter a pie eating contest, Big McIntosh mentally noting that he hates cherry pie.
On page 19 of issue 10, Big McIntosh is shown eating a carrot dog.