Not necessarily greedy but someone who can't say no to food or easily attracted to food. Not to excess, not selfish either. In someway like a curious child who keeps eyeing your food or a child who would snatch food like it is his/her own.

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A foodie is someone with an interest in food, usually one who makes a hobby out of it—trying new restaurants, cooking, and so on. I think that’s the best fit.

Near-synonyms don’t seem to fit the bill. A gourmand is someone who enjoys eating, but this often implies that they eat too much. An epicure, gourmet, or gastronome is someone more specifically interested in fine food.

  • Foodie is it. :) Maybe the OP was looking for a stricter, less recent term. (Dreading the find in some book from the 18th century that happens to mention it.) – Henrik Erlandsson Jan 18 '18 at 19:11
  • I forward gastronome as a less recent synonym foodie. The same type of people would go to markets, perform experiments in the kitchen, etc. A foodie perhaps to a lesser extent, but I think a lot of foodies would be gastronomes, because they are often food nerds. – Henrik Erlandsson Jan 18 '18 at 19:22

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