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8 Delicious YA Covers Featuring Food!

June 25, 2019
Danielle Finnegan
Riveted Editorial Board

What makes a beautiful cover even better? Food! Sure, a cover can have eye-catching colors or beautiful dresses, but nothing makes me want to pick up a book more than a photo of food that I want to eat.  I’ve gone out of my way to pick up cake or ice cream on my way home from a bookstore so I could perfectly pair my book with the delicious food on the cover.

These are my favorite YA covers with food that I’m dying to read (and eat)!

8 Delicious YA Covers Featuring Food!

1. Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

This bowl of ramen look absolutely mouthwatering. I can 100% guarantee that after reading this book of 13 original stories about food, you will want to eat all of the amazing meals mentioned in this book.

2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

Coffee is a staple in my diet. I knew right away that I needed When Dimple Met Rishi in my life once I saw that perfect ice coffee. The fact that the ice coffee is so essential to Dimple and Rishi’s first meeting is just icing on the cake.

3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Italy? Gelato! I knew this book was going to be the perfect YA contemporary the second I saw this adorable cover featuring one of my favorite foods.

4. 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen


This cake still looks like it would taste fantastic, even as it’s spattered on the ground! This YA contemporary is FILLED with baked goods, so the foodie in you can’t go wrong with this one.

5. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

since you've been gone

THE ICE CREAM! This cover just screams summer with those perfect ice cream cones, sunglasses, and gorgeous setting.

6. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler


A cookie covered in powder sugar? Can it get any better than that?

7. American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda

This is the perfect book to snuggle up and read with you’re own cup of hot cocoa!

8. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Make sure you read this book with your favorite carton of ice cream on standby. Siobhan Vivian describes the PERFECT ice cream that you’ll be craving from the very first page.

What’s your favorite cover that features food?

Craving a cup of tea after all these sweets? Here are 10 book + tea pairings to keep you nice and cozy.

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