Community Blog: Get Weird with Experimental Food in The Sims 4 Dine Out


Hi Simmers! The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack* is coming on June 7, and includes the ability for your Sims to go out to eat, and own and run their own restaurant. But that’s not all that’s on the menu.

Today we  wanted to talk about some of the new dishes so that we can fully savor the flavor and whet all our appetites for this fantastic game pack. Tired of the food metaphors? Strap in, it’s going to get worse.


The Sims 4 already has a wide variety of recipes, running the gamut from real-world favorites to Sims classics. We were eager to experiment in a more ambitious culinary realm, so we set them loose to create a huge array of high concept, bizarre, tantalizing, Experimental Food.

The goal behind the experimental food is to wow your Sims. We wanted to create beautiful, avant-garde dishes that seem like they come from a celebrity chef on an amazing cable TV show. The dishes are bright, bold, and beautiful, and full of life with amazing new animations that you might not expect to see on a platter.


The flowing lava on the Volcano Pasta is gorgeous and amazing. The Jungle Moss Egg with Lavender Wisps looks like something from an alien world. And the savory Bacon Love Petals look like a dish that I’d gladly spend $19.99 on at a high end restaurant.

The food isn’t just a culinary feast for the eyes and the imagination. Your Sims will benefit from a slew of powerful and fascinating Moodlets that will represent exactly how your Sims feel about the flavors bombarding their digital palettes. If you want, your Sims even have new social options to discuss their food.


We always try to make our game current with real world trends, and The Sims 4 Dine Out is no exception. Your Sims can eagerly photograph their meals. But, to take it a step further, all of these will turn into beautiful photographs for your Sim’s walls, or even their own restaurants! Your Sims can challenge themselves to complete the Experimental Food collection, which gives them a reason to try every dish in town.

We’re a bit hungry from all this food talk, so we’ll leave you here and find something to eat. Perhaps we’ll snack on Cubed Ahi with Veggie Wasabi Matrix? Yum!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack will be released on June 7, but there’s still plenty to talk about. The burners are barely lit for what we have to show you. And no, the food puns will never stop.