To dream that you are eating alone suggests a sense of sadness, of being down in the dumps. You could be feeling as though you have been neglected or disowned from certain relationships. Eating can often be seen as trying to fill the void you feel from a lack of friendship or loneliness. This could also represent your wish to become more self-sufficient.
To dream that you are eating with others represents balance, closeness, happiness, prosperity, and successful opportunities.
To dream that you are overeating or undereating suggests that you sense your soul may not be complete. Food may indicate love, companionship, sex, or contentment. Food can signify that you wish to indulge in these aspects. If you are refusing to eat, then you may wish to be more self-reliant.
To dream that someone takes food away before you are done indicates that you may encounter troubles from those that rely on you.
To dream of an eating contest may indicate a feeling of awkwardness and confusion in your waking life. Hunger to achieve may be leaving you feeling inadequate at this time. To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.