Useful Food Names in English with Pictures

When learning English there are many reasons why you might need to know the names of different foods. If you are in a restaurant, you will need to be able to not only read the menu, but also ask for certain foods. This is especially important if you have an allergies which you need to make people aware of.

You might also like to talk to people about what foods you like and dislike, for example if you have been invited to a dinner party and have been asked what foods you prefer. There are a huge amount of reasons to learn English food names and in this section, you will be able to do just that.

Food Names

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is a nutritious substance eaten by both humans and animals. Typically, a person would eat three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, as their main food choices and then also consume various small snacks throughout the day as well.

Common Names of Foods in English

  • Cheese
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Cream
  • Sandwich
  • Sausage
  • Hamburger
  • Hot dog
  • Bread
  • Pizza
  • Steak
  • Roast chicken
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Ham
  • Kebab
  • Bacon
  • Sour cream

Food Names with Pictures and Examples

Learn food vocabulary words with pictures and examples to improve your English. These food words illustrated with interesting images help English learners, especially children learn and remember the food names better.


Cheese is a dairy product made from milk. It can be produced from various types of milk, such as cow, goat, and sheep. Cheese can be eaten on its own or used as an ingredient in various dishes.

  • Example: I love to eat cheese with crackers as a snack.

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An egg is a reproductive structure produced by female animals, typically containing an embryo.

  • Example: I had a boiled egg for breakfast this morning.

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Butter is a dairy product made from milk or cream, typically used as a spread or for cooking and baking.

  • Example: I spread some butter on my toast for breakfast.


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Margarine is a spread made from vegetable oils that are solidified through a process called hydrogenation. It is commonly used as a substitute for butter.

  • Example: I spread margarine on my toast instead of butter because it is lower in saturated fat.


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Yogurt is a dairy product made by fermenting milk with live bacteria cultures. It is often consumed as a healthy snack or used as an ingredient in cooking and baking.

  • Example: I like to add fresh fruit to my yogurt for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.


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Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is a type of cheese that is made from the curds of cow’s milk. It has a slightly tangy flavor and a creamy texture, and is often used in salads, dips, and as a topping for baked potatoes.

  • Example: I like to mix cottage cheese with diced tomatoes and cucumbers for a refreshing summer salad.


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Ice cream

Ice cream is a frozen dessert made from milk, cream, sugar, and flavorings. It comes in many different flavors and is often served in a cone or a bowl.

  • Example: On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.


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Cream is a dairy product that is made by separating the fat from milk. It has a rich, smooth texture and is often used as a topping for desserts or as an ingredient in sauces and soups.

  • Example: I like to whip up some fresh cream and serve it with sliced strawberries for a delicious and simple dessert.


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A sandwich is a food item made by placing fillings between two slices of bread. It can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as meat, cheese, vegetables, and spreads.

  • Example: For lunch today, I made a turkey and avocado sandwich with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread.


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Sausage is a type of meat product that is made by grinding meat, mixing it with spices and other ingredients, and stuffing it into a casing. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, frying, or baking.

  • Example: I like to grill sausages and serve them with peppers and onions for a flavorful and easy summer dinner.


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A hamburger is a type of sandwich made by placing a cooked beef patty between two buns. It can be customized with various toppings, such as cheese, lettuce, tomato, and condiments like ketchup or mustard.

  • Example: I ordered a classic hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and tomato for lunch at the diner.


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Hot dog

A hot dog is a type of sausage that is typically served on a bun. It is often grilled or boiled and can be topped with condiments like ketchup, mustard, and relish.

  • Example: At the baseball game, I enjoyed a hot dog with ketchup and mustard while cheering on my favorite team.

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Bread is a type of food made from flour, water, and yeast that is baked in an oven.

  • Example: I love to eat fresh bread with butter for breakfast.

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Pizza is a popular Italian dish made with a base of dough, tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings.

  • Example: We ordered a pepperoni pizza for dinner last night.

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Steak is a meat dish that is typically cut from beef and cooked by grilling or frying.

  • Example: I ordered a medium-rare steak at the restaurant and it was delicious.

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Roast chicken

Roast chicken is a dish made by roasting a whole chicken in an oven or on a rotisserie until it is golden brown and fully cooked.

  • Example: My mom made a delicious roast chicken for dinner last night with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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Fish is a type of seafood that is found in bodies of water all around the world. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as grilling, frying, or baking.

  • Example: The fish in this lake are so big and tasty.

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Seafood is a type of food that comes from the sea, including fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and other shellfish.

  • Example: I love to order seafood platters when I go out to eat because I enjoy trying different types of seafood.


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Ham is a type of cured meat that comes from the hind leg of a pig. It can be eaten cooked or uncooked, and is often sliced thinly for sandwiches or used as a pizza topping.

  • Example: I made ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch today with leftover ham from Easter dinner.

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A kebab is a dish made by grilling or roasting small pieces of meat, vegetables, or both on a skewer.

  • Example: We ordered chicken kebabs with rice and salad for dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant.


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Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork that is typically sliced thin and fried until crispy. It is a popular breakfast food and can also be used as a topping for burgers, salads, and other dishes.

  • Example: I love the smell of bacon cooking in the morning, and I always make sure to have some with my eggs and toast.

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Sour cream

Sour cream is a dairy product that is made by fermenting regular cream with lactic acid bacteria. It has a tangy flavor and is often used as a topping or ingredient in dishes such as baked potatoes, tacos, and dips.

  • Example: I like to add a dollop of sour cream to my chili to help balance out the spiciness.

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Common Food Names with Pictures

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Different Food Names

Cute Food Names

  1. Cupcake
  2. Marshmallow
  3. Gummy bear
  4. Sugarplum
  5. Jellybean
  6. Lollipop
  7. Cinnamon roll
  8. Choco-chip cookie
  9. Macaron
  10. Sweetpea
  11. Rainbow sorbet
  12. Tutti frutti
  13. Peanut butter cup
  14. Butterscotch
  15. Gingerbread
  16. Blueberry muffin
  17. Honeycomb
  18. Caramel swirl
  19. Cherry pie
  20. Fruit salad

Fun Food Names

  1. Sizzle and Spice Chicken Wings
  2. Rainbow Razzle Dazzle Fruit Salad
  3. Tickle Me Pink Punch
  4. Wiggle Fries
  5. Munchy Moo Burgers
  6. Chirpy Chicken Tenders
  7. Hoppy Easter Eggs
  8. Giggly Grapefruit Sorbet
  9. Snappy Snap Peas
  10. Sassy Sausages
  11. Cheesy Smiles Mac and Cheese
  12. Bouncing Beef Sliders
  13. Crunchy Cheddar Crackers
  14. Blushing Blueberry Smoothie
  15. Jiggly Jello Shots
  16. Fizzy Pop Popcorn
  17. Wacky Watermelon Slices
  18. Spunky Spinach Salad
  19. Jumping Jelly Doughnuts
  20. Sparkle Spritzer

Healthy Food Names

  1. Sweet Potato Fries
  2. Brown Rice Bowl
  3. Grilled Salmon
  4. Steamed Broccoli
  5. Quinoa Salad
  6. Mixed Berry Smoothie
  7. Turkey and Vegetable Stir-fry
  8. Avocado Toast
  9. Chicken Breast
  10. Kale Caesar Salad
  11. Chickpea Curry
  12. Baked Sweet Potato
  13. Grilled Vegetable Skewers
  14. Lentil Soup
  15. Greek Yogurt Parfait
  16. Zucchini Noodles
  17. Turkey Club Sandwich
  18. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken
  19. Turkey Burger
  20. Strawberry and Almond Salad

Snack Food Names

  1. Nachos
  2. Crackers
  3. Chips
  4. Popcorn
  5. Pretzels
  6. Granola Bars
  7. Fruit Snacks
  8. Cheese Puffs
  9. Peanuts
  10. Trail Mix
  11. Rice Cakes
  12. Turkey Jerky
  13. Sesame Sticks
  14. Energy Bars
  15. Dried Fruit
  16. Yogurt-covered Raisins
  17. Roasted almonds
  18. Vegetable Chips
  19. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  20. Rice Crackers

Gourmet Food Names

  1. Escargots à la Bourguignonne
  2. Veal Osso Buco
  3. Foie Gras Terrine
  4. Truffle Risotto
  5. Lobster Bisque
  6. Seafood Paella
  7. Duck Confit
  8. Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Reduction
  9. Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
  10. Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce
  11. Boudin Blanc with Mostarda
  12. Coquilles St. Jacques with Chardonnay Sauce
  13. Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto
  14. Bouillabaisse with Rouille
  15. Rack of Venison with Juniper Berry Sauce
  16. Rack of Pork with Calvados Sauce
  17. Grilled Quail with Port Wine Glaze
  18. Beef Wellington with Red Wine Sauce
  19. Black Truffle Pizza
  20. Oysters Rockefeller

Types of Food and Drinks

Learn types of food & drinks in English with pictures.

Learn food names with American English pronunciation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some unique dishes from around the world?

We’ve come across some truly unique dishes from around the world that showcase various cultures and their traditional cuisines. For example, in Peru, you’ll find Cuy, which is roasted guinea pig. In Scotland, there’s Haggis, made from sheep’s offal mixed with oats and spices, then cooked in the animal’s stomach. Japan is known for its Fugu, a potentially deadly poisonous pufferfish that can only be prepared by highly-trained chefs.

Which foods are famous in specific countries?

Each country has its own culinary identity and famous foods. For example, in Italy, you’ll find pasta dishes like spaghetti and lasagna. French cuisine is known for their delicious baguettes, escargot, and croissants. In Mexico, tacos, enchiladas, and tamales are popular dishes. India offers a wide variety of curries and naan, while Japan is famous for sushi and ramen.

What are some popular menu items in restaurants?

When dining out, popular menu items include staple dishes as well as more unique dishes from around the globe. Some common favorites are pizza, hamburgers, and pasta, as well as chicken tikka masala, pad thai, and sushi. Many restaurants also offer vegetarian and vegan options to cater to a variety of dietary preferences.

Can you list some interesting and yummy foods?

Sure, here are a few interesting and delicious foods that we recommend trying:

  • Churros – a popular pastry dessert in Spain and Latin American countries
  • Shawarma – a Middle Eastern dish made from marinated, spit-roasted meat
  • Gnocchi – Italian potato dumplings served with various sauces
  • Biryani – an Indian dish made with fragrant basmati rice and marinated meat or vegetables
  • Banh Mi – a Vietnamese sandwich made with a baguette, pickled vegetables, and choice of meat or tofu

What are some common names for pet foods?

When it comes to pet foods, you’ll often find catchy names that highlight the main ingredients or aspects of the food. Some examples include:

  • Fisherman’s Feast
  • Chicken & Rice Medley
  • Wholesome Lamb Dinner
  • Savory Beef Stew
  • Simply Salmon & Rice

What are typical fast food options?

Fast food options vary worldwide, but some common ones across various chains include:

  • Hamburgers
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Chicken nuggets or tenders
  • Fish sandwiches
  • French fries
  • Hot dogs
  • Tacos
  • Soft drinks
  • Milkshakes
  • Ice cream cones 

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