Foods That Start With L

When you need foods starting with the 12th letter in the English alphabet, it is not easy to remember anything more than a few fruits and vegetables. Here is a list of over 75 foods, including meats and cooked dishes, with names starting with ‘L.’

Foods That Start With L

List of Foods Beginning With L


  • Lychee
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Longan
  • Lanzones
  • Loganberry
  • Loquat
  • Lulo
  • Lemon Aspen


  • Lettuce
  • Leek
  • Lady’s Fingers (Okra)
  • Lotus Root
  • Long Beans
  • Lamb’s Quarters
  • Landang
  • Land Cress
  • Luffa
  • Laver (Red Seaweed)
  • Lengkuas (Greater Galangal)
  • Lesser Galangal
  • Lizard’s Tail
  • Lagos Bologi
  • Loroco


Meat, Fish, and Seafood

  • Lamb
  • Liverwurst (Liver Sausage)
  • Linguica Sausage
  • Leberkase
  • Liver
  • Llama Meat
  • Lake Trout
  • Lobster
  • Lingcod
  • Lamprey (and Lamprey Caviar)
  • Lumpfish Roe
  • Ladyfish
  • Lutefisk (Dried stockfish typically eaten in Nordic countries)
  • Lox (Brined salmon fillet)
  • Land Snails
  • Limpet
  • Littleneck Clam


  • Limburger
  • Liederkranz

Sauces, Spices, and Condiments

  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Lekvar (Prune Butter)
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Lard
  • Lovage
  • Licorice Root
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Verbena

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Foods)

Snacks, Appetizers, and Side Dishes

  • Larb (Laab; Lao meat salad)
  • Latke (Ashkenazi Jewish potato fritters)
  • Lavash (Thin flatbread from the Middle East and Armenia)
  • Lalanga (Deep fried flatbread from Greece and Turkey)
  • Lahmacun (Middle Eastern flatbread with a top layer of minced meat)
  • Lumpia (Savory or sweet crepe spring rolls from Indonesia and the Philippines)
  • Lefse (Norwegian flatbread)
  • Limpa (Scandinavian sweet rye bread)
  • Laufabrauð (Scandinavian decorative flatbread)

Main Course Dishes

  • Lamb Chops
  • Lasagna (Sheet pasta dish with meats and vegetables)
  • London Broil (A grilled marinated beef dish)
  • Lobscouse (European meat and vegetable stew)
  • Linguine Alfredo (Italian pasta dish, similar to fettuccine)
  • Lo Mein (Chinese noodle dish)
  • Lancashire Hotpot (A meat stew from Lancashire)
  • Lomo Saltado (Traditional Peruvian stir-fry dish)
  • Lentil Soup (A hearty soup with lentils and vegetables)
  • Loco Moco (Hawaiian rice dish with meat and eggs)
  • Laksa (Spicy Southeast Asian noodle soup)

Sweets and Desserts

  • Lady Finger
  • Lardy Cake
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Licorice Candy
  • Lollipop
  • Linzer Torte (Austrian pastry)
  • Lava Cake
  • Lamington (Australian dessert with butter cake dipped in chocolate)
  • Lattice Pie

Drinks and Beverages

  • Lemonade
  • Latte
  • Limeade
  • Limoncello
  • Liebfraumilch
  • Liquor
  • Liqueur
  • Lynchburg Lemonade


What are some popular Christmas foods that start with ‘L’?

Though not many typical American Christmas dishes have names starting with an ‘L,’ there are plenty in Europe. A lamprey pie has been associated with Christmas since the Medieval Times in England and is still a typical Christmas present in the country.

Lutefisk, lefse, laufabrauð, and limpa are some famous Scandinavian Christmas foods.

Lefse sometimes also makes it to a typical Thanksgiving menu in the Nordic countries.

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