Foods That Start With N

Not many dishes have their names starting ‘N.’ Still, if it’s your turn in a food challenge to name a few dishes with the 14th letter of the English alphabet, the following list contains over 50 fruits, vegetables, appetizers, main course dishes, and more, with ‘N.’

Foods That Start With N

List of Foods Beginning With N




Meat, Fish, and Seafood

  • New York Strip Steak
  • Nautilus
  • Nereids (Clam)


  • Neufchâtel
  • Naboulsi

Sauces, Spices, and Condiments

  • Nutella
  • Nut Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Nantua Sauce
  • Nigella Seed
  • Nettle
  • Nam Phrik (Spicy Thai chili sauce)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Foods)

Snacks, Appetizers, and Side Dishes

  • Nachos
  • Naan
  • Nuggets
  • Navette Cookies
  • Nut Brittle
  • Nam Tok (Thai meat salad)
  • Natto (japanese dish with whole soybeans, often served with rice)
  • Neula (Catalan tube-shaped biscuits)

Main Course Dishes

  • Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried)
  • Noodles (Chinese staple food, cooked with vegetables, meat, spices, and sauces)
  • Neapolitan Pizza
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Ndolé (Cameroonian dish made with nuts, bitter leaves, and meat)
  • Nicoise Salad (French salad with tuna, olives, and hard-boiled eggs)
  • Nihari (slow-cooked Pakistani beef stew)
  • Nut Roast (British vegetarian dish with grains, nuts, and vegetables)
  • Navratan Korma (Indian curry dish with vegetables, nuts, and spices)
  • Nem Nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork sausage, served with rice)
  • Nopalitos (Various Mexican dishes made with nopals)
  • Nasi Padang (traditional Indonesian rice meal served with various side dishes)
  • Nyama Choma (Kenyan grilled goat meat)

Sweets and Desserts

  • New York Cheesecake
  • Nougat
  • Natilla
  • Neapolitan Ice Cream
  • Nantucket Cranberry Pie
  • Napoleon Cake
  • Nesselrode Pie (A historical dessert of French and Russian origin)
  • Normandy Tart (A pastry-based apple tart variety) 

Drinks and Beverages

  • Nectar
  • Negroni


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

None of the typical American Christmas foods start with this letter, but neula and nut roast are two European foods often served during the holidays.

What popular Thanksgiving foods have names starting with ‘N’?

Nantucket cranberry pie is a dish that starts with ‘N’ and is commonly found on the Thanksgiving menu.

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