The Different Eating Habits Of Presidents Obama And Trump Slideshow

Obama’s Inauguration Menu

Obama's 2009 inauguration lunch menu featured dishes inspired by the winter season and the bicentenary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. It included stew of sea scallops, shrimp, lobster, and cod in a cream sauce, baked in a terrine covered with puff pastry; then came a winter vegetable medley and a  "brace of American birds," such as duck and pheasant. Dessert was a cinnamon-apple sponge cake. 

Trump’s Inauguration Menu

Trump's inauguration menu embodies the new president with a selection of his personal favorite foods. The full menu includes Maine lobster and gulf shrimp served with saffron sauce and peanut crumble; Angus beef with dark chocolate and juniper jus; and chocolate soufflé with cherry vanilla ice cream.

Obama’s Favorite Meal: Cheeseburgers

If he could have only one meal for the rest of his life it would probably be a Cheddar cheeseburger. Obama tends to indulge in these guilty pleasures when he's on the road, but when he's home, wife Michelle swaps in a leaner turkey burger in place of a ground beef patty.

To see how many calories are in a cheeseburger, click here.

Trump’s Favorite Meal: Meatloaf

On his birthday, Trump's sister Maryanne makes his family's special meatloaf.  He is a fan of all types of American-inspired diner fare, but meatloaf is his ultimate favorite.

For eight easy meatloaf recipes, click here.

Obama’s Favorite Snacks: Apples and Trail Mix

Obama needed a steady stream of energy to stay focused during his eight years in the White House. He kept a giant bowl of apples on the Oval Office coffee table to satisfy those late-afternoon munchies. He also had mixed nuts on hand for when he got a snack craving.

For 23 energy-boosting winter foods, click here.

Trump’s Favorite Snacks: Oreos, Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream, See’s Candies

While on the 2016 campaign trail, Trump indulged in a number of his favorite snacks such as Oreos, cherry-vanilla ice cream, and See's candies.

For the craziest Oreo flavors ever, click here.

Obama’s Favorite Simple Pleasure: Hawaiian Shaved Ice

A simple dish of shaved ice and flavored syrup is a popular dessert in Obama's home state of Hawaii. His typical order would be shaved ice topped with melon, cherry, or lime syrup.

Trump’s Favorite Simple Pleasure: Bacon and Eggs

Trump is not a breakfast guy, but when he does indulge in the most important meal of the day, he opts for a simple plate of bacon and well-done eggs

For 12 ridiculous breakfast sandwiches, click here.

Obama’s Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

In 2013, Obama told a group of student journalists that his overall favorite food (and, therefore, also his favorite vegetable) was broccoli. Though it's hard to believe that anyone would choose a bowl of steamed broccoli over a cheeseburger and fries, he swore it was the truth. 

Trump’s Favorite Vegetable: Lettuce?

There is no interview, report, or footage documenting that Trump likes any vegetables, but since he likes Big Macs and taco bowls, we can only assume that his favorite vegetable is lettuce. 

Obama’s Favorite Drink: Black Forest Berry Honest Tea

Apparently, Obama can't get enough of the stuff. His staffers always had to keep a robust supply on hand. 

For 10 best teas for weight loss, click here.

Trump’s Favorite Drink: Diet Coke

Despite all of his indulgent eating habits, Trump is kind of a stickler for calories. He has a love-hate relationship with Diet Coke, tweeting that "it doesn't work — just makes you hungry."

For 10 drinks that are just pretending to be healthy, click here.

Obama’s Favorite Fast Food: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Despite his slim physique, Obama has a soft spot for cheeseburgers and his favorite fast-food joint to grab one at is Five Guys.

For 13 things you didn't know about Five Guys Burgers and Fries, click here.

Trump’s Favorite Fast Food: McDonald’s

Trump is open about his love for fast food. He believes that since these restaurants have so much to lose if a patron gets sick from one of their meals, that they take extra precaution to produce clean, safe food. Trump's go-to fast-food spot is McDonald's, where he is especially fond of Big Macs and Quarter Pounders.  

For 11 things you didn't know about McDonald's, click here.

Obama’s Favorite Hometown Restaurant: Italian Fiesta Pizzeria

Obama's adopted hometown of Chicago is famous for deep-dish pizza, so it may come as a surprise that what has been called the president's favorite restaurant, Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, serves a thin-crust pie. Despite being generally health-conscious eaters, both Michelle and Barack are quite enthusiastic about Fiesta's pizza.

For the 101 best pizzas in America, click here.

Trump’s Favorite Hometown Restaurant: Jackson Hole

Trump, a native of Queens, New York, loves his burgers, but he is especially fond of his borough's iconic burger joint, Jackson Hole, known for their thick seven-ounce burgers. 

For the 101 best burgers in America, click here.

Obama’s Weirdest Eating Habits: Homemade Cheese Toast

This humble dish is an Obama specialty. Though the exact recipe has not been revealed, a melted slice of cheese on toasted bread sounds like the perfect American comfort food.

Trump’s Weirdest Eating Habit: Extra Well-Done Steak

To the dismay of food-lovers, chefs, and cows, Trump likes his steaks cooked well-done. This may come as a surprise for a man who controls his own brand of steaks