7 New Food Emojis Are Nearly Here

And we now know what the bagel and salt shaker will look like!

Calling all emoji-lovers! Have you been dying for an emoji bagel to match your coffee cup? How about a salt shaker to let your BFF know you’re feeling particularly, well, salty? We have good news for you — the designs for the bagel and salt emoji are finally here.

Earlier this summer, Apple announced a new line of emoji characters, many of which are food related. Though the bagel and salt shaker were included in the launch, the designs for these magnificent icons were kept under wraps — until now.


Maybe you need an emoji that pulls double duty. In that case, get excited for the salt shaker emoji. You can use it to spice up your text messages, or when you’re feeling particularly agitated. But really, the emergence of the salt emoji only begs one question — what about pepper?


It’s kind of hard to believe that we hadn’t seen a bagel emoji before this, TBH. No word on if we can ever expect to see a cream cheese emoji, but at least we finally have a cute symbol to convey our desperate need for carbs.

And Much More…

ICYMI, the bagel and salt emojis will join a whole fleet of emoji designs that were announced in July. Need a refresher? Here are the foods will be peppering your texts and Instagram captions before you know it.


This vanilla cupcake with rainbow sprinkles looks good enough to eat. Hungry texters, beware.

Leafy Greens

Though this emoji certainly looks like lettuce, it’s pretty open to interpretation. Use it as lettuce, kale, bok choy or cabbage — however you eat your greens, there’s an emoji for that.


If you'd prefer to believe this lobster is actually an animal emoji and not a food emoji, we support you. But he is bright red... just sayin'.


Joining an impressive lineup of fruit and veggie emojis, this multi-colored character will brighten up even the dreariest of texts and tweets.

Moon Cake

The traditional Chinese baked good is customarily eaten for good luck. We’re not sure if it works the same way via text message, but it’s certainly worth a shot.

According to Apple, all new emoji designs will be available with the iOS 12.1 update. Though we don’t know for sure when that will be, we hear it could be as soon as the end of this month — Apple's beta users got access today.

Plus, we heard the Unicode Consortium (which decides everything emoji-related) is currently reviewing more foods for a future update: falafel, oyster, garlic, maté (a South American beverage), butter and onion, to be exact. Can't wait to see 'em!

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