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Work up an appetite with these Android foodie games

by Kristen Nicole

Everyone likes to play with their food, but there's a lot less cleanup when it's in an Android game and not on your plate. From classics like Diner Dash 2 to brain teasers that test your knowledge of the food groups, there's plenty of fun to be had with these Android games.

Restaurant runners

Diner Dash 2 is a sequel that will keep you on your toes as you help Flo manage her busy eatery. Keep customers happy while building your business, re-investing your earnings to buy more products, and hiring more help. This Android favorite is $4.99 for the full version.

If you like Diner Dash, then Restaurant Story should whet your appetite, too. Design a restaurant from top to bottom, even giving it your own name. You've got to grow from the ground up, so time management and customer service are the key to success. Free, this game gets social, letting you compete with friends for the best restaurant in town.

Have fun in the kitchen without running the restaurant. Bistro Cook gives you a stove, four skillets and a pantry full of ingredients to test your chef skills. This free Android game is still one of speed and multi-tasking, earning points for quality meals completed in a timely manner. Share live scores to see how you stack up against other bistro chefs.

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Turning sandwiches into a successful business is an art form, as you'll find out with Turbo Subs. Help Rebecca build her brand in the big city with this time-management game, where earned points are converted into opportunities for growth, keeping your staff and your customers in line. This Android game is $1.99.

Strategy savers

Brain Cafe: Food Quiz is a nice brain teaser game for food lovers, mixing culinary education with fun. Pick a theme, and run through the 20 questions that come with each multiple-choice quiz, choosing from a series of answers for each. This Android app is free and comes complete with many enticing food images to get your tastebuds tingling.

Fast Food Mayhem Lite is a speedy puzzler, where you match foods in groups of four or more, collecting points along the way. Your server scrambles along the bottom of the screen, catching food before the board fills up. Things only get more complex with higher levels. Choose your difficulty, share high scores, and earn power ups and combos to power through levels. This Android game is free.

For a more constructive way to play with your food, try Spaghetti Marshmallows Lite. This game of physics has you building all sorts of contraptions, with nothing but pieces of uncooked spaghetti noodles and mushy marshmallows. Every level brings a new challenge, requiring you to tap into the special features of your food edifices. This Android game is free.

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