->''"'Tain't the mincemeat filigree\\
And it ain't the turkeyneck stew\\
And it ain't them bruleed okra seeds\\
Though she made them a-special for you."''
-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Filipino Box Spring Hog" - ''Music/MuleVariations''

One character shows his knowledge of, and attentiveness to, another by providing his favorite food or drink without his needing to request it. The dish, obviously, will be somewhat unusual, but does not need to be very much so -- only enough that knowing it and having it on hand have to be in order to provide it for this person.

The person may not mention it, but if so, the StockPhrase is "Your Favorite."

May overlap with TrademarkFavoriteFood, but can be something the person eats only occasionally, or usually is not significant. It is, in fact, often not something made a big deal of, because it does not show obvious attentiveness to pick up on it.

It can also be used in an attempt to bring a character out of a funk: "Come on, cheer up. Look, I made your favorite!" This use overlaps with ComfortFood.

Can go wildly awry if the character gets it wrong.

When the AffablyEvil villain says NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine, this may be part of it; it will add to the creepiness and can even be used as a subtle threat. ("I know what you eat, I know what you drink, I know about [[ShameIfSomethingHappened your beloved daughter who attends college upstate.]]" You get the idea.)

Similar to "the usual" for a DrinkOrder, although that usually involves something the character reasonably expects to be available.

Subtrope of ThroughHisStomach. Note that just good cooking goes under that trope.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', when they visit Tohru's mother's grave, they find it already cleaned up. Tohru realizes it must have been her grandfather, because he had brought her mother's favorite food.
** When Ayame visits he brings first crabs, then peaches. Shigure observes they were Yuki's favorite foods when he was a child, and that he does not know what Yuki likes now.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': "Mint chocolate chip ice cream? I know it's your favorite!" FillerVillain Noa Kaiba, a digital ghost in a digital world, was apparently told this every day by the digital ice cream vendor in the digital park. One day he wanted to try something else, but she wasn't programmed for that and [[WelcomeToCorneria just kept repeating that line.]]
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has a variation -- Fiore is very pleased when [[spoiler:Azmaria]] enjoys the food she's cooked for her, saying "This is [[spoiler:my sister]]'s favorite food. You remind me of her."
* In the [[{{Tearjerker}} infamous]] anime film ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', Seita tries to get fruit drops for his little sister as often as he can, because they're her favorite food. [[spoiler: After she starves to death, he cremates her and puts her ashes in a fruit drop box]].
* Mentioned in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. The first meal that Aoi cooks for Kaoru at his apartment consists of all of his favorite foods. When he expresses surprise at this, she mentions that she'd remembered them since their childhood meeting.
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the rest of the members know that Haruhi loves to eat fancy tuna and if they want to bribe her into doing something, they offer her it.
* A darker variation in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''. Ritsuka has had to memorize all of the "original" Ritsuka's favorite foods and react accordingly, because if he doesn't, ''his mother will punish him for it''.
* In ''Anime/SherlockHound'', a kidnapped Mrs. Hudson feels sorry for Professor Moriarty and his minions, who can't cook particularly well, so she fixes them a [[FoodPorn highly extravagant]] steak-and-kidney pie, which just happens to be Moriarty's favorite. She somehow figured this out in spite of ''never having met him before in her life''. He was so touched by the gesture that after he was inevitably foiled, he swore that whatever other depths he may sink to in his efforts to best Hound, he would never, ever involve Mrs. Hudson again.
* In a relatively early episode (and chapter) of ''Manga/SoulEater'', Maka and Soul are at a party, and despite Maka's protest that Soul should get his own food instead of mooching off of her, she did get fish. Which she hates. [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther And is his favourite food]]. He eats after she gets dragged off screen, realizing that she got it for him in the first place.
** This trope gets a much darker take later on in the manga. [[AbusiveParents Medusa]] welcomes back [[AmbiguousGender Crona]], whom she raised in such pleasant ways as starving him/her till he/she killed some of her (pet) rabbits, after [[spoiler: they [[FateWorseThanDeath defeated]] Tsar Pushka and Fyodor]]-- with a table full of pasta just they way they like it. And Crona can have as much as they want, the wonderful child. [[spoiler: And then Medusa hugs him/her. So he/she freaks out and butchers her. Just like she taught him/her to.]]
* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'' Sho and Kyouko ([[ChildhoodFriends childhood friends with a dash of hate thrown in there for good measure,]]) are at a hotel's continental breakfast when Sho puts all the things Kyouko likes on her plate. Needless to say, she's not amused.
* In ''Manga/TheWallflower'', Kyohei's favorite is strawberries, which gets significant when he's sick.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', one story ends with Ran being so impressed by her dad's solving of a case that she promises to make him his favorite food for dinner. She draws the line when he asks if she'll also get him a case of beer.
* In the ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' episode "The Sunrise Serpent," the first sign that something unusual is wrong with Sayo is when her son Kaji celebrates a profitable day of work by bringing home Sayo's favorite food, dango, as a treat - only for her to act as though she's never had it before.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the ''ComicBook/PowerPack'' comics, when the Power Pack meet Franklin Richards and go into space with him, the Comicbook/FantasticFour search for Franklin. Some [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and Jarvis are staying at the Baxter Building; Jarvis, hoping they will find Franklin, buys some of Franklin's favorite foods to welcome him home.
* In the Marjane Satrapi graphic novel ''Chicken With Plums'', Nasser Ali's wife tries to drag him out of his depression by offering his favorite food, the eponymous chicken with plums.
* ''ComicBook/SwampThing'' Alec Holland getting some canned peaches for Abby, which doubled as ChekhovsGun.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}'', Tia Carmen tell Baldo she made his favorite form of potatoes -- and then second favorite -- and then that she made potatoes.
* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' "What if it's strawberry ice cream? That's your faaaaavorite, isn't it, Lanolin?"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In one of the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' mini-stories, Hefty's favorite Christmas food is fruitcake...a carry-over from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Gothel's surprise after their quarrel was Rapunzel's favorite soup.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after the conspirators of the predator-prey tension are caught, [[DonutMessWithACop Benjamin Clawhauser]] (who had been relocated to the records room during that time) is welcomed back by two cops, who present him with [[TrademarkFavoriteFood donuts]]. The portly cheetah's joy at this is pretty adorable.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', there was one scene where the protagonist used his knowledge from previous replays to get his LoveInterest her favorite dessert. Since from her point of view she never told him, she concludes that he's been stalking her. Although technically, ''he was''.
* Parodied in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when the Thermians serve their new crew all their favorite foods from a food synthesizer. It works out well for almost everyone... except Alexander Dane, because the Thermians got their information from the "Galaxy Quest" TV show and thus serve him his RubberForeheadAlien ''character's'' favorite: blood ticks.
* In ''Film/{{UHF}}'', George makes his roommate his favorite food, a "twinkie-weiner sandwich" to make amends. It's a twinkie cut in half, with a hot dog stuck into it and cheeze whiz sprayed over the top as garnish. Bob refuses, so George dips it in milk and eats it himself. This is reportedly a favorite snack of Music/WeirdAlYankovic himself, although these days he uses tofu dogs.
* Inverted in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. Jake and Elwood order breakfast in a soul food restaurant. The cook (their former band mate) recognizes the [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay peculiar order]] and comes out to greet them. That being "dry white toast" for Elwood and "[[BigEater four fried chickens]]" for Jake. And a Coke.
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' has this when the six guests are fed monkey's brains for Mrs. Peacock's benefit -- "Mmm, this is one of my favorite recipes!" "I know, madam." [[spoiler: In two of the endings, Wadsworth uses this as an indirect admission of guilt later.]]
* In ''Film/TheJerk'', Navin gets his favorite meal of tuna fish on white bread with mayonnaise, a Tab, and a couple of Twinkies on his birthday.
* Invoked at the end of ''Film/StargateContinuum'' when Sam makes Mitchell macaroons while he's in the infirmary. This is a callback to when he did the same thing for her in [[Series/StargateSG1 the series]].
* Played with in ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' when Summer and Tom are messing around in Ikea.
* In ''Film/IronMan2,'' Tony misremembers and brings Pepper strawberries...the one food she's allergic to. Then he tries to get partial credit for at least knowing there was some sort of connection.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** A myth is that the line "Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred" was not said in the very first Bond movie, ''Film/DrNo''. In reality it (well, a slight variation) ''was'' said by-- [[MadScientist No]] himself. So the first time we learn about the favourite drink of Film/JamesBond is when the bad guy tells us.
** In ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', Bond and Anja show they know enough about each other by both asking the barman for the other's favourite drink.
** This one is in turn flipped again in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where Bond attempt to order the girl's favourite drink only to find she wants champagnee instead.
** The original drink order (as in, from ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', the very first book) appears in the movie of the same name, as a ShoutOut (it's essentially a more complicated version of "vodka martini, shaken, not stirred", specifying preferred brands of liquor).
* In TheMovie adaptation of ''Film/TheATeam'', an angry/upset Baracus is always calmed/cheered by Murdock's coconut curry tapenade with toast points.
* ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'': Vianne has a gift for guessing people's favorite sweets, although she has a hard time with Roux, not figuring him out until the very end: [[spoiler:hot cocoa]].
* Played somewhat disturbingly in ''Film/BlackSwan'': Nina's [[MyBelovedSmother beloved smother]] presents her with a fancy cake when she gets the Swan Queen role, trilling "It's our favorite!"
* Subverted in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', when Terl decides to find out what humans' favorite food is in order to obtain [[CatchPhrase leverage]] over them. He observes some humans eating raw rat meat (because nothing else is available), and [[WhatAnIdiot concludes that that's what they like]].
* Subtly done in ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'' After she surprises him at a ball, Catherine goes home with Thomas and they spend the night together. The next morning, his butler brings in her customary health drink, suggesting that he'd researched her preferences and having her over wasn't entirely unexpected.
--> '''Catherine''': "I don't like being a foregone conclusion."
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Gideon responds to Scott barging into his club by offering him a glass of Coke Zero, his favorite drink.

* In Creator/DanAbnett's Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Traitor General'', [[spoiler: Sturm]]'s lifeward offers him a drink: "weak black cup of tea, with cinnamon". He comments that the lifeward is very attentive; he's had personal adjutants who took less care of him. Later, as his memories return, he remembers his favorite dish, and the lifeward makes a mental note to have it served at dinner.
* In Creator/SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain novels, several people keep tanna tea on hand because Cain is rather fond of the drink. These include Amberley Vail, who was once persuaded to have some by Cain and pronounces the drink "distinctive."
** To the point that in ''Death or Glory'', when TrappedBehindEnemyLines Cain assembles surviving units into a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag army]], fights his way across most of a mid-sized continent and through the bulk of an Ork WAAAGH!, and kills the Warboss in charge in order to reach friendly lines, with the express goal of finding some tanna.
** Similarly, at the end of ''The Caves of Ice'', Cain takes the liberty of ordering dinner; Vail notices, with a smile, that he had remembered how much she liked a certain sorbet.
* In Creator/LMMontgomery's ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Windy Poplars]]'', Anne, arriving to work as a school's principal, is invited to dinner by every student's family. At the first dinner, she highly praises some pumpkin preserves. Thereafter, every single dinner features pumpkin preserves until she loathes it; a family that hates it had gotten some specially for her, and sent the leftovers home with her.
* In ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic The Will of the Empress]]'' by Creator/TamoraPierce, upon the arrival of her foster brother who she hasn't seen in years, one character fixes enough of his favorites to cause one character to ask if she plans for him to roll away from the table.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[OldRetainer Kreacher]] offers to bake Harry the treacle tart "to which Master is so partial".
* In the first book of the Fire Thief trilogy this is done unintentionally when [[BigBad The Avenger]], AKA the eagle that ate Prometheus's liver each day, enters a bar looking for the the escaped Prometheus. The Avenger was offered a bowl of soup, but declined it and would have found Prometheus just outside if the bar owner's daughter hadn't said just before he opened the door, "It's liver." The Avenger quickly changes his mind.
* In the novel ''Literature/{{Chocolat}}'', the protagonist Vianne Rocher has the gift of being able to tell a person's favourite chocolate just by looking at them, or even thinking of them. Also present in the film, with a lesser degree of MagicRealism.
* In Sarah Addison Allen's ''Garden Spells'', Evanelle brings Sydney strawberry Pop-tarts because she knows she ought to give them to her. Then Sydney's sister Claire shows up with her daughter Bay in tow, and Bay's favorite is strawberry Pop-tarts.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames,'' Katniss comments in an interview that the thing that impressed her most about the Capitol was the lamb stew with prunes. In the arena, she receives a tin of it from sponsors.
** In ''Catching Fire'', she knows that the kitchen staff on the train "clearly wants to please" her because they made the stew.
** The lamb stew strikes again in ''Mockingjay'', in the sweetest way, when Peeta, still recovering from the [[spoiler: I-hate-Katniss hijacking, finds a can of it and gives it to her during the infiltration of the Capitol.]]
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', Billy serves the favorite drinks from the bar, having, as a good servant, learned them on the way.
* In Creator/SarahAHoyt's ''Literature/DrawOneInTheDark'', Edward makes Tom's coffee with three sugars, surprising him with it before he can refuse it.
* In ''Literature/{{Harriet the Spy}}'', Harriet suspects something is amiss when her nanny, Ollie Golly, needs to confirm that Harriet likes asparagus, seeing as Ollie Golly has taken care of her for all her life. It turns out that Ollie Golly's boyfriend is coming to visit, hence her nervousness.
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's ''Literature/VelveteenVs The Junior Super Patriots'', Aaron remembers to get blueberry coffee cake for Velma.
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'' book ''Villains Rising'', Misty's mother appears on TV to say Misty's been kidnapped, and appeal to the kidnappers to free her and the public to report her. Since she has actually run away from the secret supervillain soceity -- and her mother is working for them -- Misty is distraught. They get ice cream to help console her.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': In King's Landing, the Tyrells give Sansa her favorite -- lemon cakes -- as a gesture of goodwill.
* In ''TheXFiles'' novel ''Ground Zero'' by Kevin J. Anderson, Mulder orders Chinese food to share with Scully and mentions that he got kung-pao chicken because it's her favorite. Scully wonders how he knows this, because they've never gone out for Chinese food together. Mulder says, "Now what kind of FBI agent would I be if I couldn't find out a simple thing like that?"
* Almanzo Wilder, the titular ''[[LittleHouseOnThePrairie Farmer Boy]]'', says his favorite thing to eat is fried apples'n'onions and is excited when Mother has it waiting for him after the day's work. His wife also cooks it to cheer him up after a disappointment in ''Little Farm in the Ozarks.''
* In ''Literature/TheShatteringPreludeToCataclysm'', Jaina Proudmoore visits Anduin Wrynn in his room to cheer him up. Anduin is touched and decides to return the favor by having food brought in. He requests cheese(Dalaran Sharp) and apples, Jaina's favorite snacks.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Weyoun saying to Bashir "Do you remember the first time I brought you scones?" in that magnificent voice of his, after delivering said scones on a tray (with jam and tea, just the way Bashir likes it!) to a flustered and freaked out Bashir.
** Bashir seems to fall victim (such as it is) to this trope a lot. When he goes to Garak's former mentor [[spoiler: and father]], [[MagnificentBastard Tain]], to save Garak's life in "The Wire," the venerable Cardassian offers him some red leaf tea, nothing that it's his favorite--[[OhCrap which freaks Julian out a bit]] because they've ''never met.''
* ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "Timber!"
-->'''Samantha Lawrence''': [to Face] It's a long way to L.A., so I brought you some sandwiches. Your favorite kind.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' episode "Succession"
-->'''Ushek San'ko''': [brings Sark wine] Chateau Pétrus, 1982... your favorite, no?
* Parodied twice in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''.
** Episode "Career Opportunities"
--->'''Fran Sinclair''': You just need to overcome your senses, and I made you your favorite dish: food.
** Episode "Charlene's Flat World"
--->'''Fran Sinclair''': I'm so glad you're back, I made your favorite for dinner.\\
'''Charlene Sinclair''': You knew we were coming back tonight?\\
'''Fran Sinclair''': I made it every night.\\
'''Earl''': Yep, 80 consecutive nights of meatloaf, and nobody prayed for your safe return home more than me.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', where Morgan completely screws up a night between Ellie and Captain Awesome by giving Awesome all the wrong things when Awesome knew what Ellie liked all along but was tricked into paranoia and subsequently wrong-guess territory by Morgan's longstanding stalkerness about his fiance.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', part of Amy's experiment to seduce Sheldon involved serving him is favorite beverage (Strawberry Quik) and his favorite meal (spaghetti with cut-up hot dogs).
* ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael Westen: tuna tahini. And ''yogurt.''
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has Garibaldi's late father, who had the usual trouble (fictional) men have with expressing feelings, but cooked ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagna_Cauda bagna cauda]]'' on his son's birthday. Now Garibaldi makes it himself as a tribute to him. The quest for ingredients is a minor B (well, C) plot in one second season episode, ''A Distant Star''. A third season episode, ''A Late Delivery From Avalon'', had Garibaldi once again trying to secure the ingredients for bagna cauda, this time despite a trade embargo and an [[ObstructiveBureaucrat obstructive]] [[UnstoppableMailman mailman]] who refuses to hand the ingredients over until Garibaldi pays the extra fees for the more difficult delivery.
* On ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the crew go out of their way to find out Reed's favorite food (pineapple) so they can make him a cake for his birthday. This is the ''A-plot,'' since the difficulty of it highlights how reclusive Reed is. Also, eh, some aliens attack at one point.
** Trip Tucker's favourite appears to be Pecan Pie.
* Happens quite often in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', since the overlords at The Village know nearly everything about the Prisoner and can accomodate him almost immediately. They know how he takes his tea, what foods he likes, and so on, and regularly give him exactly that.
** In one episode, they [[spoiler: change his favourite food to]] mess with his mind.
** In "The Chimes of Big Ben," he refuses to tell the new Number Two whether he takes sugar with his tea, so Number Two looks it up in his file ("Does not take sugar"). He then puts three lumps of sugar into the tea himself just to give Number Two the finger.
** The original Number Two, when welcoming Number Six, tries to give him his favourite (bacon, eggs, and tea), but isn't entirely sure of the details. The trope is ultimately subverted when it turns out that Number Six doesn't especially care how the eggs are prepared or what kind of tea it is as long as it has lemon.
* On ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', it is established in the pilot episode that Jim is head over heels for Pam, and that's one of the only reasons he works at Dunder Mifflin. "If I left," he explains, "what would I do with all this useless information in my head? You know? Tonnage price of manila folders? Um, Pam's favorite flavor of yogurt, which is mixed berry."
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Zachariah offers Dean his favorite burgers and preferred brand of beer when he is at the mercy of the angels and supposedly about to die to destroy Lucifer.
** Later, when [[spoiler: Adam]] is in the ''exact'' same position, Zachariah has the same plate of burgers and beer, and remarks that [[spoiler: the Winchesters]] are really quite predictable.
** Dean is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine where he has an adoring steady girlfriend. At one point she produces his favourite brand of beer, and Dean comments on how well she knows him. The moment is cruelly subverted after Dean escapes the fantasy and finds his 'perfect girlfriend' smiling back at him from a magazine ad for that brand.
* ''Series/GossipGirl''. When Chuck decides to stop running from his feelings and to tell Blair that he loves her, he goes around Europe buying her favorite stockings, macaroons and whatnot from her favorite places. He's also been seen to bring her her favorite champagne and her favorite flowers on occasion.
* In one episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', Felix tries to butter up Oscar by making his favorite meal -- lasagna and french fries.
* When Frankie visits her Mother on the Mother's Day episode of ''Series/TheMiddle'' she asks her Mom to make a grilled cheese sandwich like she used to -- with potato chips in the middle.
* A minor RunningGag in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early episodes]] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was Major Sheppard being bribed with turkey sandwiches.
* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'': In the episode "Lady Blue," which revolves around the murder of Starsky's ex-girlfriend, Hutch makes him his favorite meal as comfort food, having called Starsky's mother up to get the recipe.
* Subverted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Volume Five BigBad Samuel tries this on his longtime crush Vanessa, but his information is about 30 years out of date.
* Most of the main characters in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' favor "Vincepressos", and Vince sometimes displays a preternatural sense of when they need one.
* ''Series/CSINewYork'' subverted this when a reporter offered Mac a blueberry bagel and coffee the way he liked it. This was based on what Flack told her, so naturally Mac was allergic to blueberries and had given up caffeine.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** When Joey's sister plans to tell him that she's pregnant, Rachel makes sure that she gets him his favourite [[TrademarkFavoriteFood sandwich]] [[ComfortFood to calm him down]].
** Subverted when Rachel is pregnant and Ross brings her her favourite tuna cucumber sandwich. However, she gets sick because of it and it's her favourite no longer.
* In ''Series/{{Destinos}}'', Raquel's mother brings pumpkin turnovers, a treat Raquel was quite partial to as a child, as a peace offering after a blowup between mother and daughter.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', in a scene which made Susan Olsen furious because it makes Cindy seem like a complete doofus:
-->Cindy: How come I always get peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?
-->Carol: Because they're you love them.
-->Cindy: Oh yeah, I keep forgetting.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Subverted. Logan's "[[AbusiveParents loving]]" father Aaron makes him a birthday dinner of his favorite food. Except it is his sister's favorite and Logan is deathly allergic to it. Aaron responds by getting mad at Logan for not appreciating his efforts.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
** Q tries this on Captain Janeway to little effect. More successful is Inspector Kashyk in "Counterpoint", who offers Janeway a mug of black coffee (her MustHaveCaffeine addiction is a RunningGag).
** Despite the RunningGag of Neelix being a CordonBleughChef, he does carry out this trope successfully on occasion, such as Jimbalian fudge cake for Kes, pizza for Tom Paris and banana pancakes for B'Elanna. His efforts to spice up Tuvok's plomeek soup is, however, not appreciated.
* On ''Series/MadAboutYou'', Jamie finds Paul making breakfast. "It's your favorite!" "French toast?!?!" "No." "Waffles?" "No! It's Eggs Benedict!" "My favorite!!!" It was cute.
* In the ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode "The Thing You Love Most", Graham brings Emma hot chocolate with cinnamon in it. She immediately wonders how he knew about her favorite drink. He didn't; Henry ordered it for her. He was able to guess that she liked it because it's also his favorite (a preference that runs in the family, as Snow White likes it too).

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* At the end of one episode of ''Series/AllegrasWindow'', Allegra's mother calls her and her brother, Rondo, down for dinner saying she made their favorite. Spaghetti.

* In ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Charlie's favorite variety of Wonka Bar is the Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight, so when his birthday comes around his family makes sure he gets one -- after all, it's the only chocolate the (literally) poor kid gets to enjoy all year! [[spoiler: Willy Wonka made sure to put the final Golden Ticket inside one so Charlie would find it.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': Max Gallactica says he always drinks a glass of milk before performing to not be nervous, so for the final day in court, everybody has left "a dairy worth of milk" for him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'': Ness's special attack is named after his favorite thing (the player inputs the name.) When calling his mother to prevent homesickness, Ness's mom often mentions his favorite meal (also input by the player.)
** [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] can easily ensue, especially in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', where it gets used more frequently.
---> '''Claus:''' Ooh, lunch, lunch! [[EatsBabies Babies!!]]
* In an optional scene in VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, Marle tries to reconcile with her father by bringing him his favorite food. (It doesn't work.) [[spoiler: She was lied to as to what it was!]]
* Inverted in one optional ending in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'': the player can ask Harle for "your specialty" when she asks what he wants for dinner.
* Every character in ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'' and ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has a favorite food which you can cook, which restores all their HP and MP. They generally make sense and/or poke fun at the character. Brooding Joshua likes the high-class escargot, perky Millie and Precis are partial to sugar-filled fruit parfait and chocolate crepes, and cat-people Perisie and Noel like tuna. Manly Cius and Iria, and boozer Opera, like various alcoholic drinks. Main character Claude likes good old steak.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060215 when]] Gil expresses his appreciation for Wooster, Wooster says of course he does, Wooster knows how he likes his tea.
* ''Webcomic/ParryAndCarney'': Santa Claus [[spoiler: (who is actually Charles Darwin in disguise)]] brings Carney the Carnotaurus a "[[Film/KingKong gigantic anthropomorphous ape]]" as a Christmas present, to which Carney responds by gasping, "My favorite! How did you know?" and promptly [[RunningGag biting the ape's head off]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Memoria}}'': [[http://memoria.valice.net/?p=656 What their parents made them.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2191 Pooch is delighted with his regular food -- how did you know? -- and more than usual praise of it.]]
* In ''WebComic/DraconiaChronicles'', Shie brings her little sister Riah, traumatized into muteness [[EyeScream by the loss of her eye]], a lamprey, cooked burnt-outside-raw-inside in an effort to coax some words out of her.
* The ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip that introduces Torg and Riff's Christmas Beer Exchange. Actually, Riff got Torg his favorite hot sauce that year...

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebAnimation/ADayInDraculasLife'', Death makes pot roast for Dracula when Castlevania returns.
-->'''Dracula''': Oh, boy! POT ROAST! That just so happens to be the feast in which I have [[ShapedLikeItself the most delight in feasting upon]]!

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', the adult ComicBook/LanaLang still remembers Clark's favourite drink, root beer float.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker":
-->'''Denzel Crocker:''' Stupid two bit room! Stupid two bit van! Stupid two bit life!\\
'''Mrs. Crocker:''' Denzel! Would you like your stupid two bit dessert? I made your stupid two bit favorite!
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
** An episode has Zeta bringing a sandwich from Terry to an imprisoned Max, monotonously calling it "your fav."
** Subverted in "Out of the Past", Talia al Ghul brings Bruce Wayne a gourmet meal they had on a past date, only for the elderly Bruce to point out that at his age he can't eat food like that (Talia is still young thanks to the Lazarus Pit).
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Iroh is seriously injured in an encounter with Azula and wakes up to find that Zuko has been caring for him. Zuko also made tea, saying, "I hope I made it the way you like it." Turns out, it wasn't the way Iroh liked it, but Iroh drinks it anyway! (Well, the first cup anyway- the second one goes out the window while Zuko isn't looking).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' cartoon "A Yard Too Far", Stimpy spots Ren's favorite food, hog jowls, lying on a windowsill.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' the West family, and later Artemis, have at one point fixed Wally his favorite: [[BigEater everything.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Baby Doll takes an interest in Killer Croc, (wrongly) believing they are kindred spirits because of their physical deformities. On the day of his scheduled execution, she pays him a visit. He initially isn't interested until she starts tossing him raw chickens, which happen to be his favorite food.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'', when Clark Kent returned to his own time, Martha Kent called him to come down to dinner saying she made his favorite, chicken and dumplings.
* "[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Come on, Shaggy!]] [[CatchPhrase Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?!]]"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' when Opal decides she wants to go to the air temple to train as an airbender, her farewell dinner consists of her favorite meal: raw kale in veggie wraps.