Mandarins can be peeled, segmented, and displayed on appetizer plates, tossed into green salads, or mixed into fruit bowls. The segments can also be dipped in chocolate as a sweet snack or dessert, chopped into fruit salsas, or used as a topping over ice cream and cakes. In addition to the flesh, the juice can be incorporated into cocktails and punches or used to flavour baked goods, sauces, glazes, and dressings. The fruits can also be zested to add a bright flavour on roasted vegetables or thinly sliced and utilized as a garnish on the edge of glasses. Mandarins pair well with meats such as pork, poultry, and fish, brussel sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs such as rosemary, basil, and mint, prosecco, honey, and soft cheeses such as mozzarella.

To store, Mandarins are best kept refrigerated however can be kept at room temperature.