The Cutest Eaters in the World

Who is the cutest eater of them all? Turns out (not so surprisingly) everyone thinks their own kid is. We asked you to send in photos of your young ones eating, cooking, and playing with their food, and you respond by the boatload, with more than 200 entries. Our esteemed panel of judges has narrowed it down to our 30 favorite eaters, and now it’s your turn to vote for the cutest. Check out all the photos then vote at the bottom of the post.

There has got to be a way to get in here. Zoe What cake? I haven’t seen any cake. Skylar
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Didn’t expect that flavor profile! Peyton C. Mind if I lick my fingers? Elyse
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The cheezburglar. Azura Good to the last drop. Cayden
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You can pry my carrot from my tiny, sticky hands.
Victory! Baby one, cake zero. Adelyn
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Picture perfect. Kenzie Pasta is meant for slurping. Peyton P.
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This does not look like what I ordered! Victoria There’s a hand in my chocolate! Sadie
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Yes, I plan on eating all of these. Anton
Two-for-one cute eaters. Gracie and Oliver
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Baking is a piece of cake. Noah What? Do I have something on my face? Olivia
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Picture time? I gotta lick this bowl! Madeline/Caroline
Two chefs are better than one. Theo and Ida
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Who needs cake when you’ve got squash? Kynan Hmm….needs a little more sugar. Josie
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Yeah, I know I eat cute. Jaden Pasta + Sauce + Kid. Never Gets Old. Christian
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I am the iron mini-chef! Drake
What happened? Brittany
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Sweets are for babies. Nicholas Patriotism is delicious. Piper
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Eat. Study. Sleep. Dorian Hey, I’m not done yet! Nathan
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Have you seen my dough? Makena Jean Star of Top Chef, Season 32. Stanton
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Polls are open until Friday, March 12. Oh, and this is an American Idol style “final” — since there are so many cuties, we’ll do a run-off with the two or three cutest eaters who get the most votes. You can vote once per day — cast your ballot after the jump!

Update: Cutest Eater Run-Off

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  • Sara March 3, 2010  

    I feel like I’m in Sophie’s Choice! How am I supposed to choose just one?? I want to cuddle them all! (after wiping the crap off their little chubby cheeks and grubby hands of course)

  • Amy Spurgeon March 3, 2010  

    All are precious!!!!

  • Tia March 4, 2010  

    Oh crap! There is one of my nephew and one of my cousin. How do I choose!?!

  • Mandy McGlone March 4, 2010  

    C’mon! What’s cuter than two kids wearing aprons?

  • T Scott March 4, 2010  

    Josie, of course.

  • Rachel C March 4, 2010  

    Cutest baby ever:-)

  • Cindy March 4, 2010  

    Love that birthday cake… too cute. Just adorable.

  • Nicole Lepper March 4, 2010  

    Drake is super sweet and cool in his chef outfit! Love the iron chef comment! Too cute! Congrats to all the other finalist!

  • Lori March 4, 2010  

    I LOVE my lil Miss Sadie!!! Too cute…

  • Kysha March 4, 2010  

    Elyse is the cutest!!!

  • Jonathan Solomons March 4, 2010  

    Gorgeous girls!

  • Nicole Lepper March 4, 2010  

    All of them are sooo sweet!

  • Mike Phipps March 4, 2010  

    Drake for sure!

  • Patty Phipps March 4, 2010  

    He’s my grandson! what canI say!

  • Brian Mcbride March 4, 2010  

    He is a little SUPERSTAR!!! too cute…

  • Rebecca March 4, 2010  

    Go Oliver and Gracie!

  • Mandi March 4, 2010  

    i love him.

  • Natalya March 4, 2010  

    The most beautiful eyes!

  • Aimee March 4, 2010  

    So many cuties!

  • NISH LORR March 4, 2010  

    cute dog

  • sandra tackett March 4, 2010  

    what a cutie

  • janice March 4, 2010  

    He is so cute and I bet he can cook too….(handsome)

  • Amy Spurgeon March 4, 2010  

    Day 2 vote from Mama!

  • Elva March 4, 2010  

    stanton is an adorable, nothing like a lil guy in the kitchen…:)

  • janie allen March 4, 2010  

    This is the cutest little girl I have ever seen

  • annette Kay March 4, 2010  

    All are adorable but Gracie and Oliver caught my eye! Looks like they’re really enjoying mealtime.

  • Beronica Dove March 4, 2010  

    Cute as a button they are but GrandsonDrake you got it going on whip it up good.

  • Gen March 4, 2010  

    Madeline and Caroline good luck! Love you <3

  • John March 4, 2010  

    Victoria is the absolute cutest eater in the contest vote for her early and often. She is adorable and she knows what she wants.

  • Christine March 4, 2010  

    Victoria is the cutest, you are right John. I will vote for her any day and every day.

  • Christine March 4, 2010  

    Victoria you go girl! Girls rule!

  • Patsy Hutchison March 4, 2010  

    How adorable!! Someone had better bring her what she ordered… or they are going to be in BIG trouble!!

  • Gretchen March 4, 2010  

    I vote for Dorian! 🙂 🙂

  • Debbie P March 4, 2010  

    Jaden, you are the cutest at whatever you do, includng eating!

  • tom kiggins March 4, 2010  

    Piper is the cutest – and a nice little girl.

  • Ashley March 4, 2010  

    Love the “what cake?” picture!!!

  • Margot March 4, 2010  

    Go Victoria!

  • Courtney March 4, 2010  

    Piper’s exactly right – Patriotism is delicious and adorable!

  • Diane March 4, 2010  


  • John D. Reese, III March 5, 2010  

    Skylar, you are T O P S . But you did not save me any cake !

  • Lisa March 5, 2010  


    You are too cute when you eat!

  • Wendy Garner March 5, 2010  

    Too Cute!!

  • STEPHANIE March 5, 2010  


  • Margot March 5, 2010  

    Victoria gets my vote! Eat it anyway!!

  • Amanda March 5, 2010  

    So cute!

  • Bethany March 5, 2010  

    Aww Stanton mommy is so proud of you. I love you Sugar Muffin!!

  • Patsy Hutchison March 5, 2010  

    This is the winner!!

  • Bridget March 5, 2010  

    Go Stanton! Go Stanton! Aunt Bridget loves you:)

  • March 5, 2010  

    They are all cute. But I like Nicholas the most – he has beautiful big brown eyes and appears to be truly relishing his lemon! Mind you, it is not a cookie!

  • Karen Geoffrey March 5, 2010  

    Nathan’s a cutie!

  • Shiloh March 5, 2010  

    Jaden you are cute as a button!

  • Tina Burton March 5, 2010  

    Go Stanton, we already know your the cutest.

  • CS March 5, 2010  

    I just love Adelyn..She is cute.. Just look at that smile. Winner

  • CANDICE March 5, 2010  

    We Love you Adelyn…. You are the cutest Ever!!

  • Nicki Brown March 5, 2010  

    Too cute :O)

  • Stacie March 5, 2010  

    Adelyn is adorable!!!!

  • Nicole March 5, 2010  

    She’s the cutest baby EVER!

  • Bernadette Rego March 5, 2010  

    Go…Nicholas…go!! Yeah…sweets and candies for babies and lemons for ‘lil boys like you with the longest eyelashes and cutest ears!

  • Rebecca Santos March 5, 2010  

    The Cutest gotta be NICHOLAS …if sweets are for the cutest. And, with that lemon, one can see you enjoy your vitamin C.

  • Christine March 5, 2010  

    Thank you everyone so far fot voting, especially for Victoria. You make a mother proud.

  • Cetti March 5, 2010  

    Adelyn is adorable.

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  • Travis Daum March 5, 2010  

    Very Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patsy Hutchison March 5, 2010  

    Victoria’s face says it all! “Get me something else!” Hahahahaha adorable!!

  • Michelle Baxter March 5, 2010  

    Love me some sweet RED WHITE and BLUE!!

  • Paul March 5, 2010  

    Makena is too cute!!

  • Tina R March 5, 2010  

    Slurping spaghetti is the est way to eat it

  • Michaelann March 6, 2010  

    GO ADELYN 🙂 Love ya cutie <3

  • Kerri Metcalf March 6, 2010  

    WOW!! The cutest kid I have ever seen.

  • CHRIS March 6, 2010  

    very very cute

  • Eva March 6, 2010  

    Very, very cute, indeed.

  • Anna L. Prevost March 6, 2010  

    Peyton Prevost gets my vote!

  • Anna L. Prevost March 6, 2010  

    I vote for Peyton Prevost.

  • Dolores Antonioni March 6, 2010  

    Nathan,see I told you that you and daddy would get caught sneaking that icecream! Now everybody knows just how cute you look with a dirty face, lol. Good luck Pookie Bear.

  • Dolores Antonioni March 6, 2010  

    Nathan, I can tell by the look in your eyes that mommy caught you and daddy doing something that you weren’t suppose to be doing. Good luck pookie bear.

  • Janet Joplin March 6, 2010  

    Go Olivia

  • Debbie March 6, 2010  

    Yea, Jadin knows hes cute. ha ha

  • Jeff March 6, 2010  

    Let’s go Nathan!

  • Travis Daum March 6, 2010  

    Victoria, You have my vote and my heart

  • Robbie Jasin March 6, 2010  

    I vote for Olivia, she is adorable and love the food all over her face.

  • Skeeter March 6, 2010  

    this is the best picture, victory finish!

  • Katera March 6, 2010  

    Go addie!!!

  • Rose depatie March 7, 2010  

    way to go Nathan hang on to that spoon
    love you great grama Rose xo

  • Diane March 7, 2010  

    He’s a cutie-pie!

  • Diane March 7, 2010  

    Go Nathan GO!

  • NANCYA March 7, 2010  

    go christian!!!!!!

  • Shirley March 7, 2010  

    Nathan: Ice cream one of the best food groups. Go Nathan Go!!!!

  • MJ March 7, 2010  

    Dolores ur right I think Nathan is one of a kind. He is such a handsome young man.

  • John March 8, 2010  

    Angry does seem to be the new cute. Go Victoria go.

  • Ms. Sharen March 8, 2010  

    Peyton is the cutest pasta slurper I’ve ever seen. I would vote for her 10000 times if I could!!!!!

  • joyce miller March 8, 2010  

    she’s so sweet

  • g-ma March 8, 2010  

    Adelyn I believe you should win. .you go girl!!!!!!!

  • Tricia Sabatini March 8, 2010  

    Peyton is adorable!

  • Le-An Flaherty March 8, 2010  

    How cute! If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were related on my side of the family!!!!
    Love, Auntie Le-An, Baby Jimmy & kids

  • Shannon Hollis March 8, 2010  

    Good Luck Stanton!!!

  • Patsy Hutchison March 8, 2010  

    What an awesome expression!! 🙂

  • Diane March 8, 2010  

    My nephew ROCKS!

  • LeeAnn March 9, 2010  

    Peyton P. all the way!!

  • Luann March 9, 2010  

    Yeah Peyton!

  • Sarah Jeffers March 9, 2010  

    Addie you will always be a winner. Beautiful Blue eyes. Great Nana

  • Vanessa March 9, 2010  

    I love Adelyn!! She is the cutest!!! I know she can win!! <3

  • Arlene Steward March 9, 2010  


  • Karen Geoffrey March 9, 2010  

    Vote for Nathan. He is a cutie!!

  • Patsy Hutchison March 9, 2010  

    With that look I bet Victoria will be listened to all her life!! 🙂 What a pretty little girl!!

  • John March 9, 2010  

    With that look I bet Victoria will be in CHARGE all of her life as well. But boy she sure is pretty, look out when she is older.

  • MARYROSE PALMESE March 9, 2010  


  • Diane March 9, 2010  

    Nathan is the BEST!

  • INA INGERMANN March 10, 2010  

    Jaden is definitely the cutest. He loves to eat!

  • g-ma March 10, 2010  

    go puff go!!!

  • CANDICE March 10, 2010  

    We love you Addi.. You are the best in our eyes..

  • g-pa March 10, 2010  

    G-pa thinks your the winner!!!!

  • katera March 10, 2010  

    addi I honestly like yours the best not just cuz I am your aunt!!!!! you finished before me gosh your a great eater!!!

  • katera March 10, 2010  

    yes!!!!!go addi ,go

  • katera March 10, 2010  

    go puff!

  • Sarah Jeffers March 10, 2010  

    You go Addie LOL Great Nana

  • Patsy Hutchison March 10, 2010  

    Keep letting them know who’s boss Victoria!!

  • Kristina March 10, 2010  

    Go Puff! I have faith in you

  • Diane March 10, 2010  

    Nathan – like father, like son 🙂

  • Barbara March 10, 2010  

    your the best baby there what a way to go we love you

  • Leni March 11, 2010  

    Go Baby Adelyn!

  • Miss. Day March 11, 2010  


  • Louise March 11, 2010  


  • Lauren March 11, 2010  

    You Go Girl!

  • Sharyn Billings March 11, 2010  

    Jaden Who could resist those blue eyes?

  • Sarah Jeffers March 11, 2010  

    you will always be a winner Great nana

  • Carol Evanisko March 11, 2010  

    Jaden, with those beautiful eyes, no matter how sticky the face he’s gotta be the cutest eater.

  • Diane March 11, 2010  

    Nathan – you make me giggle!

  • Don March 12, 2010  

    It is very curious that one child, Brittany, does not have a single vote recorded. If someone is going to enter her in the contest, wouldn’t you think that they would at least VOTE for her – at least ONCE?

    Is this poor kid an orphan or being shunned or black-balled?

    I think the caption placed on her entry says it best: “What happened?”

  • Bethany March 12, 2010  

    Stanton Mommy is so very proud of you sugar muffin!!!

  • Sarah Jeffers March 12, 2010  

    you are a winner Addie lol g-nana

  • Patsy Hutchison March 12, 2010  

    Show ’em who’s boss Victoria!! 🙂

  • Dolores March 13, 2010  

    CONGRADULATIONS NATHAN!!!!! Good luck next round little one.

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  • Andrew R March 15, 2010  

    What a farce. If you are going to have such a contest, make it legitimate and not subject this site’s denizens and their 200 plebian relatives. After all, MY child is the cutest here without a doubt, objectively speaking of course. Have a nice day.

  • Bea K. March 16, 2010  

    If Nicholas with his beautiful eyes and eating a lemon does not win…. this has to be one of those contests which should just be discontinued!!!!!! Honestly, LOOK at the picture!!!! Bea K. (I must say this is a completely unbiased opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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