Foods That Start With A

Numerous foods worldwide start with the letter ‘A.’ Following is a list of (mostly) healthy snacks, main courses, dessert items, and drinks with their names starting with ‘A.’

Foods That Start With A

List of Foods Beginning With A



  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Amaranth Leaves
  • Acorn Squash
  • Adzuki Bean
  • Anise
  • Armenian Cucumber
  • Arracacha
  • Ash Gourd
  • Avocado Squash
  • African Eggplant
  • Aonori (Edible seaweed)
  • Asian Greens
  • Aubergine (Eggplant)

Fish and Meat

  • Abalone
  • Anchovies
  • Aberdeen Angus Beef
  • Ahi Tuna


  • Asiago Cheese

Sauces, Spices, and Condiments

  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Annatto
  • Asafoetida
  • Ajwain
  • Aleppo Pepper
  • Achiote
  • Arrowroot
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • African Bird’s Eye Chili
  • Ancho Chili Powder
  • Asian Five Spice
  • Avocado Oil
  • Aromatic Bitters
  • Aioli
  • Applesauce
  • Arrabbiata Sauce
  • Agrodolce (An Italian sweet and sour sauce)
  • Adobo Sauce
  • Amarillo Sauce
  • Anchoïade (A French anchovy-based dip)
  • Amba (A mango sauce from the Middle East)
  • Asian Plum Sauce
  • Sauce Andalouse (Belgian spicy mayonnaise and tomato sauce)
  • Ajvar (Balkan roasted red pepper sauce)
  • Achar (South Asian pickle)
  • Anchovy Butter Sauce
  • Acar (Indonesian spicy and tangy vegetable pickle sauce)
  • Agliata (Italian garlic sauce)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Foods)

Appetizers and Side Dishes

  • Arancini (Italian stuffed rice balls)
  • Antipasto (Italian platter containing cured meats, olives, and cheese)
  • Aloo Tikki (Indian potato patties)
  • Asparagus Fries (Deep-fried asparagus spears)
  • Avocado Toast
  • Apple Slaw (Coleslaw with apples)
  • Adobo (Filipino braised meat dish)
  • Ahi Poke (Hawaiian tuna salad)
  • Aloo Chaat (Indian spiced potato salad)
  • Anchovy Stuffed Olives
  • Albondigas (Spanish meatballs in sauce)
  • Avocado Salsa
  • Appam (South Indian rice pancake)
  • Akara (African cowpea fritters)
  • Asida (Arabian wheat flour dish with butter/honey)

Main Course Dishes

  • Alfredo Pasta
  • Arroz con Pollo (Latin American Chicken with Rice)
  • Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower Curry from India)
  • Asado (Argentinian barbecue)
  • Aubergine Parmigiana (Italian dish with Eggplant and parmesan)
  • Akni (South African Spiced Rice Dish)
  • Asam Laksa (Malaysian Sour Fish Noodle Soup)
  • Avgolemono (Lemon chicken soup from Greece)
  • Ajiaco (Colombian chicken and potato soup)
  • Assam Fish Curry (Malaysian and Thai Sour Fish Curry)
  • Anchovy Pizza
  • Arrabbiata Pasta
  • Asopao de Pollo (Puerto Rican chicken and rice stew)


  • Apple Pie
  • Apple Crisp
  • Apple Strudel
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Arroz con Leche (rice pudding)
  • Ambrosia Salad (fruit salad with coconut and marshmallows)
  • Apfelkuchen (German apple cake)
  • Austrian Sachertorte (chocolate cake)
  • Apple Fritters
  • Ashta (Arabian cream dessert)
  • Atayef (Middle Eastern stuffed pancakes)
  • Amygdalopita (Greek flourless almond cake)

Drinks and Beverages

  • Apple Juice
  • Arnold Palmer (A combination of iced tea and lemonade)
  • Almond Milk
  • Aperol Spritz
  • Americano (Coffee)
  • Amaretto Sour
  • Aqua Fresca (Various fruit-infused waters)
  • Absinthe
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Ayran (Turkish Yogurt Drink)
  • Amaro (Italian Herbal Liqueur)
  • Anisette (Anise-flavored Liqueur)
  • Açaí Smoothie
  • Asian Pear Iced Tea
  • Appletini
  • Albarino Wine 
  • Atole (Mexican non-alcoholic hot drink)


What is a popular Christmas food that starts with ‘A’?

The apple pie is the most iconic Christmas dish starting with the first letter of the English alphabet. It is popular at the dinner table for Thanksgiving as well.

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