This Deli Has The Best Kids’ Menu Ever

If you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant with kids, you know they can’t always make decisions about what to eat … After all, they tend to love the same things: American standards like chicken tenders and hot dogs.

But even though they might be hungry, they may say things like, “I’m not hungry” or “I don’t want that.” (Once it’s in front of them, however, they change their minds, or take two bites and are full.)


Well, an eatery in Altoona, Pennsylvania, The Deli Mansion Park, came up with the perfect solution: The most honest—and funny—kid’s menu ever.

Reddit user nabced shared it, and we think it’s perfect.

The menu came out last September, according to deli manager Brian Stroh.

“The parents love it,” he told The Huffington Post, adding that the menu was inspired by actual kids.

“That’s what I hear when kids are here ordering with their parents,” he said. “I don’t know! I don’t care! I’m not hungry!”

We also love it, of course, and Redditors do, too. Here are some of the funniest reactions to the menu.


Even if they will eat nothing else, no child can resist French fries. Hey, it’s not exactly nutritious, but at least they’re eating something.

Haha! (Smart!)

Getting to finish many an uneaten grilled cheese or bowl of mac and cheese is one of the best-kept secrets of parenthood!


This deli really knows its littlest customers.

So now you’ll know exactly what to order the next time you’re out to eat at a restaurant and your kiddo says, “I’m not hungry.” As for getting your child to actually eat what’s in front of them? Well, that’s a whole different story.


Sometimes getting kids to eat anything at a restaurant (so you can try to enjoy your own meal for five minutes!) is challenging enough. But if you’re feeling brave, you might even try to get them to eat something healthy.

We know, we know—it sounds impossible, but there are actually a few tricks you can use to get a couple of nutrients into your child while dining out.

side salad photo
Flickr | Mr.TinDC

Sure, maybe they won’t actually eat a whole salad, but you could order one and let them munch on the tomatoes and cucumbers while they wait for their entree. That way, at least they’ve had a couple bites of veggies before they tuck into a bowl of mac and cheese.

mac and cheese photo
Flickr | snowpea&bokchoi

And if there are simply no entrees on the menu that appeal to your kiddos, you may be able to order a few simple side dishes—say some grilled chicken and an order of toast—and just make a meal out of that.

These five freezer meals can be made ahead of time–and in under an hour! There’s sure to be something to make every family member happy:

Got a picky eater who will only eat scrambled eggs? Here’s how to scramble an egg inside its shell for an on-the-go snack. Amazing! Who knew you could do that?

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Natalia Lusinski
In addition to Simplemost, Natalia is an ongoing writer for Bustle (sex, dating, relationships, and money), HelloGiggles (pop culture and news), The Delite (feel-good stories), and Don’t Waste Your Money (yep, money issues!). You can also find her writing in the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, xoJane, Elite Daily, Scary Mommy, Elephant Journal, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing, having spent four years sleeping on over 200 L.A.-area love seats and sectionals, all in an effort to whittle down her student loan debt. She still loves couch-surfing in other cities, too (hint, hint).

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