Food and Drinks Vocabulary in English | Types of Meals

Learn Food and Drinks Vocabulary through Pictures.

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture.

Types of Food

Food is divided into 4 main groups:

  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood (chickens, sheep, pigs, cattle, eggs, fish…)
  • Fast Food (fish and chips, sandwich, pita, hamburger, fried chicken, french fried, onion ring, pizza, hot dog…)
  • Fruits (apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries…)
  • Vegetables (bean, cabbage, potatoes, corn, carrots…)

Food and Drinks Vocabulary in English

Fast Food

In general, fast food is a mass-produced food that is prepared and served very quickly.

Fast food includes:

  • Fish and chips
  • Sandwich
  • Pita
  • Hamburger
  • Fried chicken
  • French fries
  • Onion ring
  • Chicken nugget
  • Taco
  • Pizza
  • Hot dog
  • Ice cream
  • Salad

Types of Bread

There are many different types of bread, such as white bread, rye bread, croissant, bagel…


Fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour, and edible in the raw state, such as:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Grapes


List of vegetables in English.

Herbs & Spices

A list of culinary herbs and spices.


Types of Meals

There are three main meals:

Each meal contains different types of food, especially in different cultures.


Food and Drinks Vocabulary in English


Drinks (Food and Drinks Vocabulary)

Drinks, for many reasons, are divided into two main types:

  • Hot drinks
  • Cold drinks

Some drinks could be used in both hot and cold condition.


9 responses on "Food and Drinks Vocabulary in English | Types of Meals"

  1. Andi Oktaviani MabateFebruary 19, 2018 at 1:25 amReply

    Excuse me,Sir. May I use those pictures ?
    I will use them for raising vocabulary of my students in central java indonesia. I have plan to print them and hang in their classroom wall.
    I never remove the marks from ESL.
    I hope your willingness.
    Thank you so much.

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