14 Celebrities & The Foods They Truly Can't Stand

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Whether we consider ourselves picky eaters or someone who will try anything, odds are, there's at least one food we don't like. Even some of the most famous food lovers in the world, like Chrissy Teigen and Michelle Obama, have foods they'd rather skip. And while A-listers are often asked to share their favorite eats, sometimes they let it slip that there are some less-than-favorite foods on their list, too.
We've rounded up some of the more interesting and notable food aversions from Ariana to Zendaya. How many do you relate to?
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Shonda Rhimes
Having strong feelings about pizza is nothing new. (It seems like there’s a nearly annual debate on NYC vs. Chicago-style pizza.) But Shonda Rhimes takes that devotion to Chicago pizza to a new level. She shared with Food & Wine that, on Christmas, she has pizza flown in from Chicago to enjoy, and called thin crust pizza “disgusting.”
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Kim Kardashian
It’s not surprising that, 10 years into the Keeping Up empire, we know a lot about what Kim Kardashian doesn’t like. She once publicly apologized for calling Indian food “disgusting,” saying on her blog that she also dislikes some Armenian food, and hates cilantro and peppers.
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Taylor Swift
In 2009, long before the Old Taylor Swift died (and even before she welcomed us to New York), the then-still country music singer revealed she doesn’t like sushi. Since then, her star has continued to rise, and she has actually been documented leaving sushi restaurants several times. However, reports of what she’s ordered (because, of course there are reports about what she ordered) have included plenty of cooked foods for the table. Maybe her latest album will include either a diss track or love letter to raw fish, and we’ll know for sure.
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Ina Garten
The Barefoot Contessa may be the culinary master of simple, elegant foods, but there's one ingredient you wont' see her using: cilantro. In an interview she admitted she "won't go near it." Whether it's because she is one of the people genetically predisposed to taste cilantro as soapy, she doesn't say.
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Khloe Kardashian
Khloe is vocal about her distaste for pork, going as far to say it would “probably make her sick.” She’s even willing to keep coconut water around, which she’s allergic to, but no pig. Why she hates it so much she never has gone into, but some food dislikes can’t be put into words.
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Ariana Grande
In July of 2011, the singer was sharing snaps of a banana she was eating – but, by the end of the year, she discovered she was actually allergic to the fruit. Whether that means she actually hates bananas now or misses them is unclear, but she did share a hashtag that embodied her new lifestyle: #NoBananaClub.
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Mandy Moore
Alexander Theroux’s extensive book on food phobias, Einstein’s Beets: An Examination of Food Phobias, he dishes, quite literally, on a whole host of famous people’s dislikes. (The book is over 700 pages.) One thing he reveals? Mandy Moore can’t stand animal crackers with icing.
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Jimmy Fallon
The late-night host has long been outspoken about his hatred for mayonnaise, bringing it up in several segments with guests, as Delish pointed out back in 2015. He went as far to compare the bland-yet-controversial topping to puss when discussing it with Melissa McCarthy.
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Gordon Ramsay
The famously ornery chef may dislike many things prepared poorly, but there's one thing he flat-out won't eat no matter what: airplane food. In an interview with Refinery29, he said simply there's "no fucking way" he'd eat at altitude.
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Chrissy Teigen
The famously outspoken model and cookbook author doesn’t hold back from her Twitter followers. Back in 2013, she didn’t mince words when she called hummus the “most overrated snack category food alive.” In response to mixed responses from fans, she doubled down on her opinion, tweeting seven minutes later, “You don’t love hummus[,] you love the pita chips you liars!"
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Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge advocate of healthy eating – but even she has her limits. Beets, an admittedly divisive food, were omitted from the White House garden because of her dislike of them. Given all she’s done for our country, we’ll give her a pass on not loving every fruit and vegetable.
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Hilary Duff
In an interview with Refinery29, the Younger star (and self-proclaimed adventurous eater) said there’s not much she won’t eat. There is one exception, however. She’s “not a fan” of clams, despite loving its crustacean cousins, mussels and oysters.
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Despite being a vegetarian since a young age, Zendaya admitted to Us Weekly that she “doesn’t like vegetables too much.” In a Harper’s Bazaar profile on her daily routine, she also explained that coffee doesn’t do anything for her and that she actually hates water.
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Kelly Clarkson
Don’t try to convince Kelly Clarkson that your Brussels sprouts will be the preparation that finally changes her mind. “I hate Brussels sprouts and can’t stand that every time I say that, somebody always says, ‘Oh, but you’ve never tried mine!’” she vented to Us Weekly. Sometimes, when you know, you know.
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