- The Sims 4 has a large modding community, but there are surprisingly few creators who make custom foods for the game.
- Modders have created a variety of delicious and unique foods for Sims to enjoy, such as cowplant cake, pineapple fried rice, and Stu Surprise.
- The mods add new and diverse recipes to the game, including dishes from different cultures and traditional holiday sweets, allowing players to customize their Sims’ culinary experiences.
The Sims 4 enables you to live out your fantasies of godhood, creating Sims and plotting out every facet of their lives. It’s a deeply engaging sandbox with all sorts of ways to play. While some players don’t pay too much attention to what foods their Sims eat, others take great joy in customizing their Sims’ food.
While some DLC packs, as well as regular base game updates introduce new foods, it’s always nice to try something new. Although The Sims has had one of the largest modding communities in the world, a surprising few creators make custom foods. Here’s the best of the best.
20 Cowplant Cake
Taste the danger
There was no way we could resist this adorable cowplant-themed cake, made by prolific modder brazenlotus. It’s the perfect cake to give tribute to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters. This delectable layer cake will bring joy to every party, as long as none of your guests have cowplant-related trauma. And yes, it’s made with real cowplant milk. Bon appetit!
19 Pineapple Fried Rice
Anyone remember The Sims 1 pineapple song?
Normal fried rice is a simple dish most of us remember eating at some point during our childhoods. It’s a great way to use leftover rice, but imagine if it was elevated with a tropical flair. This spin on fried rice from icemunmun is perfect for your Sulani Sims, but anyone who wants a simple summertime dinner can make this dish.
18 Stu Surprise
It’s still a surprise
Stu Surprise was a dish that featured in The Sims 3 but it was never clear what Stu Surprise actually was, or how it tasted. Now it’s available for The Sims 4, thanks to this mod by icemunmun.
We can only assume Stu Surprise is some type of stew, but even that feels like a gross assumption. It requires just two points of the cooking skill to prepare, so virtually any Sim can prepare this nutritious, nostalgic slurry.
17 Pad Thai
Dine out on this one
Pad thai is a popular dish in the real world, but it’s been sadly absent from The Sims 4 until recently. This mod from RobinKLocksley adds the savory noodle dish to your game. Now your Sims can enjoy pad thai at any time of day. If you have Dine Out, it’s also available as a menu item for your Sims’ restaurants.
16 Massaman Curry
Vegetarian safe and full of flavor
Massaman curry is a rich, flavorful dish that is now available for your Sims if you download this mod by RobinkLocksley. The dish combines a wide variety of spices from around the world into a single triumph of fusion cuisine. Traditionally, this includes shrimp paste. However, the version available for your Sims is vegetarian-safe, so anyone can enjoy the rich bouquet of flavors.
15 Misir Wat and Injera
Lentils for all
Misir wat is a delectable Ethiopian dish made with spiced lentils, along with plenty of onions and garlic. It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans, so all of your Sims can enjoy this meal.
This version is served with injera, a traditional flat sourdough bread. It’s used to scoop up all that delicious, spicy goodness, so download this mod and let your favorite Sim cook to their heart’s content.
14 Chicken Adobo
A Filipino delight
The City Living expansion introduced Filipino food stalls to the game, but chicken adobo was sadly not on the menu. Filipino style adobo involves simmering the meat in a mix of soy sauce in vinegar, often until it falls off the bone. If you download this mod, this delectable homestyle dish can be yours. No, it’s not vegetarian safe, but your omnivore Sims will still love it.
13 King Cake
The King of cake
The Seasons expansion introduced holidays to The Sims 4, and there are plenty of modding options for players who want to add their own culture’s holidays to the mix. For Mardi Gras, you can’t go wrong with downloading this delectable king cake for your Sims to enjoy. Just make sure your Sims don’t choke on the tiny plastic baby.
12 Crawfish Boil
Now comes with yesterday’s news
There’s not many regional American dishes in The Sims 4. This mod from brazenlotus adds a classic Louisiana crawfish boil to your games.
It’s even served atop old newspapers, for a touch of realism that we can’t get enough of. The best part is that this mod comes with custom animations, so your Sims pick up crawfish with their hands when they eat.
Much easier to make in The Sims 4
In real life, tamales are delicious but labor-intensive, often requiring the combined effort of an entire household to make. In The Sims 4, it takes just one Sim with seven points of cooking skill to make an entire batch of tamales. This mod adds a recipe for vegetarian-safe tamales to your game, so every Sim can enjoy this delightful dish year round.
10 Christmas Cookie Set
Get Festive any time of the year
We can’t resist a good set of decorated sugar cookies. This multipart series from icemunmun introduces cookies in a wide variety of different designs, so your Sims can find the one that fits their own personal sense of aesthetics. It’s a great way for you to personalize your Sims’ Winterfest celebrations. Don’t forget to leave some out for Father Winter!
9 Passover Food Set
Celebrate in style
This custom content pack introduces a variety of Ashkenazi foods for your Sims to enjoy for their next seder. It’s a fairly large custom content set with a lot of recipes. There’s a buyable matzo packet that can be used as a cooking ingredient, while recipes for the set include charoset, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, tzimmes, and matzo brei.
8 Diwali Dessert Set
A Diwali de-light
Now your Sims can celebrate the Festival of Lights on a full stomach! This set of sweets from user RobinKLocksley introduces a few different sweets to your game for Diwali.
With this mod, your Sims can make both pista barfi and badam ladu, two nutty, syrupy treats commonly eaten around Diwali. Enjoy them yourself or share them with a friend; either is a great way for your Sims to spread the festive cheer.
7 Latkes and Sufganiyot
Make it a happy, and tasty, Hannukah
Okay, we had to include these two recipes from RobinKLocksley together as an entry. Latkes and sufganiyot are both foods traditionally served around Hanukkah, and now your sims can enjoy these treats too. It’s perfect for the Seasons expansion and custom holiday mods. However, the base game has some free Hanukkah items as well, so anyone can enjoy the greasy goodness. Happy Hanukkah!
6 Halloween Cookie Set
Now your Sims can celebrate spooky season all year round with these adorable sugar cookies! This mod from icemunmun has ten different designs for your Sims to choose from, all of which are just the right amount of creepy-cute for your fall festivities. Combine these with some seasonal decor and your Sims have the makings of a perfect Spooky Day.
Flan is a classic dessert that brings fond childhood memories to many. In real life, it pretty much tastes the same regardless of how it’s made, so most opt for the easier route of making it from a boxed mix.
In The Sims 4, this mod from brazenlotus will enable your Sims to make their own flan from scratch. No painstaking caramel stirring required on your part!
4 Bread and Butter Pudding
I promise it tastes better than it sounds
Bread and butter pudding is a simple, homey dish with a vintage flair. It’s perfect for adding a nostalgic touch to your Sim’s cooking repertoire. This custom recipe lets your Sims make an entire pan of the stuff, served with a pat of butter.
This mod is great because it adds more realistic, homestyle desserts to the game. Most of the desserts added to official Sims 4 content are more Pinterest-worthy, so adding a dash of realism is always welcome.
3 Bibimbap and Tteokbokki
Plant for decoration only
The sound of a crackling stone bowl and the smell of seared meat, rice, and vegetables make bibimbap a difficult food to resist. If that’s not your style, your Sims can also try a bowl full of soft, spicy tteokbokki. Both are available in this mod from ONI. Both recipes require the custom gochujang ingredient, available from the same creator.
It’s meat, in loaf form
A lot of American culinary staples are available in the Sims 4 base game, so it was somewhat surprise to find meatloaf missing from the list. If you or your Sims were craving a mildly upsetting retro meal, look no more. This mod gives you a classic meatloaf recipe. It’s perfect if you want era-appropriate recipes for a decades-themed challenge.
1 Pride Themed Cakes
Taste the (Pride) Rainbow
Celebrate LGBTQ pride all year round with this recipe mod! This custom recipe from RobinKLocksley gives you a plethora of different layer cakes for your Sim to bake. Each cake’s layers are dyed to correspond to the colors of a different pride flag. The cross-sections on these cakes are simply gorgeous. You can download only the cakes that appeal to you, or get the full set and let your Sims taste the rainbow.
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