They eat Pan de muerto or bread of the dead, it is an eggy, brioche-like bread, often topped with sugar. It is sometimes round with a skull and crossbones in dough on top, or shaped like a skull.
Another common food eatan on the day of the dead is Tamales. Tamales appear as an example of the living's willingness to go to great and laborious lengths to honor the dead. Tamales are simple things, in terms of ingredients, but require a great deal of labor to put together.